One of the parts of moving house that many people dread is packing. It can be time consuming and there is also the worry that if you do it wrong you might damage your precious belongings. Fortunately, many removals companies offer a professional packing service.
Of course, it means an extra cost at a time when you may be wanting to save money when you can. So, before you decide, you will want to consider whether or not it is a worthwhile investment.
A professional packing service will certainly save you a lot of time. Professional packers will often wrap the job up in a day and usually as close as possible to the moving date.
Doing it yourself often drags the task out, meaning that you need to start packing things much earlier. This can be inconvenient. Another consideration is finding the time.
If you need to take time off work to pack up the house, then the time you save might go towards offsetting the costs.
Paying for professional packers does have other advantages. You can be confident that they will have the right skills and tools for the job.
They will know which types of packing works best and have tried and tested methods. This makes it not just more efficient but also safer. You also need to consider insurance. Using a professional service means that you will be covered against any damage.
When you do it yourself, there is always a risk that claims for damage could be refused, or seen as your own fault, if there was a possibility that the items were not packed properly. As moving house is already stressful, you may be glad of the extra peace of mind.
And don’t forget that if you do it yourself you will still need to buy packaging materials. This can work out quite expensive and you are not likely to be able to buy the same range of packing material that the professionals use.
Specialist packers can offer options like wardrobe cartons that can pack your clothes hanging up to avoid risk of damage to more delicate fabrics.
If cost is an issue but you don’t want to do the whole thing yourself, then you might consider getting the professionals to do the more tricky part of the job while taking on the more straight forward tasks yourself.
By checking out the specific services on offer you can decide what your priorities are. They may be able to help you with fragile or heavy objects as well as things that are more awkward to pack. That way you can still cut down your workload but at a lower cost.
A good removals company will be happy to answer your questions and talk through your requirements. This will ensure that you get the best possible service to match your own needs, situation and budget.