We strongly recommend working with a professional packing company if you want to save time and avoid the physical stress of packing. It will provide you with trained and insured movers who will carefully handle and protect your things.
That said, if you don’t have it in the budget for an extra $300–$2,200 (depending on how much you need to pack) for your move, you can always skip the packers and gather your friends and family to help you pack and load your moving truck!
Professional packers can help you move in several ways. Professional packing companies are a great choice if:
- Moving yourself is too physically demanding, or you have a recent injury
- You have inflexible move dates (or a heavy work schedule) and no time to spare
- You don’t have any friends or family members around to help you
Here are some of the biggest benefits to hiring professional packers:
Professional packers save stress and time. Instead of having to focus on properly packing your items, you can trust professional packers to do it—and do it quickly. While packing your home may take you several days, a professional packing service may be able to get it done in a matter of hours.
Packing companies bring their own supplies. It can be difficult to determine what type of boxes or moving tape you may need, or how much. When you hire a packing service, you don’t have to worry about that—the crew will come prepared with everything needed to protect your belongings.
Packing services prevent injury. Household furniture like dressers, beds, and entertainment centers can be very difficult (and even harmful) to move by yourself without assistance. Professional packers are trained to handle these items without injuring themselves or you.
Professional packers are trained. Most reputable packing companies employ trained and insured packing professionals who have spent time learning the correct packing procedures—reducing the likelihood of damage and loss during a move.