When you’ve gotten past the adrenaline rush of finding a new place to live, the harsher realities that encompass a move set in.
Changing the utilities over, setting up the new cable service, letting your legion of contacts know you’re moving to a new address, and of course: the packing.
Even for the most Type A personalities on the planet, packing can be a rigorous, stressful ordeal. From finding and storing boxes and packing materials to properly packing everything so that it doesn’t break to labeling all the boxes, to making sure they fit in the proper places on the truck.
No matter how meticulous you are, you’re going to miss something: A box, a shelf, a closet, heck even a whole room. And when you realize your mistake you’ll tend to rush a little and end up taking shortcuts, which is the path to priceless pieces of personal history being damaged or broken.
There is, of course, a solution to all this, and that’s to hire a professional packer to get your move organized and professionally managed. The biggest problem most people have with idea of hiring a professional packing company is that it compounds the expenses we are enduring to move away from a property. When you’re already paying for the truck, the price of the new place, etc., every dollar seems to add up very quickly.
But if you’re moving more than one person or moving further than across town, the benefits of hiring a packing service are numerous. At Foxx Movers, we offer packing services as part of a package deal with our moving deals, or independent of them. Here’s a few of the key points to consider when thinking about hiring a packing service:
1) Less stress for you. This might be the lynch pin reason on its own. Just think about it objectively, there’s not a one of us outside of professionals who can easily walk through a house and compute how many boxes of each size and how much packing material we’ll need for the move. We do the best we can; gathering materials and packing boxes of things we don’t need on an everyday basis … only to have to rush out the morning of the move to a self-storage place and drop another $50 on extra boxes. Packing services have the know-how to estimate for whatever size move you have and carry the extra supplies with them when they need more.
2) Everything will be packed properly. Face it, we’re great packers until we realize we’ve run out of newspapers. Or our backs start to hurt from putting each piece of Grandma’s china pattern just so. A professional packing company will do the work efficiently and in as little time and number of boxes as possible.
3) When something breaks, they’ve got you covered. When you pack your husband’s framed, autographed photo of Hank Aaron from 1955 in a box that shifts during transit, that’s about it for ol’ Hammerin’ Hank unless you have a insider connection the president’s office of the Atlanta Braves. When a packing company does the work, they’ll provide insurance for every object.
Packing companies can cost a bit of money, but it’s for a service that is an enormous drain on your time and resources during the moving process. The stress and time a packing service can save you doesn’t have a price tag on it.