You may be thinking about doing your own packing for your move to save some money. All you need are boxes and tape. However, things can become complicated quickly. It is best to have professional packers for you move. The following are a few reasons this is a good idea.
They have the right packing materials
The chances are that you will not have all of the packing materials you need and will have to go to a store more than once during your packing. It's not just a matter of buying a few different sizes of boxes for everything, you will also need some specialty boxes, such as the tall boxes used for clothing. All of the clothes hanging in your closet can simply be transferred to this type of box, where they will hang on a dowel. It is fast and efficient. Plastic wrap is used to keep the drawers from coming out of chests, night stands, and end tables. Packers will also label all of the boxes, so everything will be easy to find in your new home.
The job will get done on time
The last thing you want is to realize that the job of packing was much greater than you thought it was going to be. You have already set a date for the movers to arrive, and there is not enough time left to pack. This usually leads to packing all night so the job gets finished. But you, and everybody working with you, will be exhausted. Professional packers are able to estimate how much time they will need with the number of packers they will be using, and their estimates will be more realistic than yours.
The packing will be faster and it will be high-quality work
There is a skill to packing, and the time to learn is not when you are moving. Having to think about the best way to pack an item only slows you down. And if you were to get other people to help you pack, such as friends and relatives, you are only compounding the problem. Regardless of who you have helping you, the chances are they do not have the skill to pack quickly and pack carefully.
You can still pack a few things that you will want immediately at your new home. Or perhaps there are one or two items that you feel more comfortable packing. Whatever items you want to take with you, make sure they are segregated from the rest of your household times. Also, keep in mind that many moving companies offer both packing and moving services, so you may be able to hire the same company for both jobs.