When you move, you face the daunting task of making many small decisions for you and your family to move from your current home to your new home. The moving company and moving services you choose are two of the most important decisions you will make during this process. As you weigh your options, you may be wondering if there are significant benefits to having a packing and unpacking service during your move to justify adding it to your contract. Even if these services are not absolutely necessary for every transition, professional packing and unpacking offer you many advantages.
In addition to the education and hands-on experience packers use to provide packaging services, these professionals also have access to any materials they may need to pack your items. These containers often contain special boxes for handling various items. Quality packaging materials help reduce the risk of complications and delays from fragile boxes and plastic covers breaking during the move.
Few moves happen at really good times. You or your spouse may need to continue working or even start a new job during the process, and your children may need to change schools and maintain their grades despite the transition. Hiring a packing and unpacking service can minimize the turmoil your family experiences during the move, since all of your items will end up where they need to go days or weeks after they arrive, with no work required. This benefit can be especially important for families with young children or special needs children who rely on routine and familiarity.
Property damage is a risk with any move, whether across the block or across the country. You can prevent much of this potential damage by using proper packaging techniques. This principle is especially true for fragile items such as artwork, electronics, crockery, antiques, and heavy or odd-shaped furniture. While you may not know exactly how best to pack these items to minimize the impact of shipping, professional packers have the experience and knowledge to load and unpack most items without damaging them.
A move requires you to make a lot of decisions and manage the logistics of many moving parts. In the big picture, packing and unpacking is likely less important than looking after your family, maintaining your job productivity, and handling essentials like turning utilities off at your old place and on at the new.