Finding a buyer for your home – and subsequently arranging a moving date to your new property – is just the beginning. Once you’re committed to the move, it’s time to start building your removal plan. How many of your belongings are you taking with you? Have you looked around for a reputable moving company? Who will take care of the packing? This last question can be quite the debate, and it’s this part of the move we’ll be focusing on in this article.
Who needs a packing service?
Throughout the entire move, you’ll need to maintain a high level of awareness. To stay on top of al aspects of the move, you need to keep track of everything going on, no matter how stressful it might be. Packing can be a minefield, so it can really help to take a step back and think about what your specific packing process will entail. There are certain scenarios that will benefit hugely from a professional packing service. Large households with a vast amount of furniture, knick-knacks and valuables will find it much easier to leave packing to the pros, while a smaller flat can be packed up DIY-style with relative ease.
What will a packing service do for me?
A packing service is all about saving you time, effort and stress. Your removals firm will survey your home to figure out exactly what needs to be packed and moved in each room. Come moving day, you’ll have dedicated packers who will utilise their experience and training to arrange, wrap and pack each item safely and securely.
Leaving the packing to your movers allows you to focus on more pressing issues – logistics and planning, for example. You can get your arrangements in place while your movers get all your belongings in place. In the end, packing services make the most tedious, time-consuming part of the move much more efficient.
Some people do prefer to tackle packing themselves – often because they’re not comfortable with letting strangers handle all their belongings. But hiring packers to provide this service will provide peace of mind to a part of moving that can all too easily become chaotic.
Firstly, self-packed items are unlikely to be insured. With a full packing service from a reputable company, insurance will come part and parcel. Packing specialists will also know all the tricks of the trade when it comes to packing techniques. They’ll maximise space in boxes, ensuring everything is packed carefully with professional precision.
Packers also use specialist packing materials. A DIY mover might be tempted to pad out boxes with old newspaper clippings and tea towels, but a pro packer has all the bubble wrap and wrapping paper to hand. They’ll also use specific materials for unique items – wardrobe boxes, piano runners, mattress protectors, and more – to protect each and every item throughout the move.
What if I don’t want a packing service?
If you only have a few items to take with you, or just prefer to be in control of the whole process, you can always pack your items yourself. But the important thing to remember is to use quality materials. Your removals company will have a range of materials to purchase, so make sure to take advantage and stock up in advance!
At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® we offer comprehensive removals with a fully-insured packing service available no matter how big or small your move. Our specialist team of movers will handle all the heavy lifting, surveying your entire property to ensure the most appropriate packing materials are used for each and every item. To find out more about our packing service, or to arrange a free quotation for your move, simply contact us today.