6 Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Packing Company
Packing up your house is no easy task. Yet, people always underestimate just how much time, effort and materials it requires to get the task done right. You can’t wrap everything in bubble wrap and hope for the best. Instead, there are proven moving methods to keep everything from furniture to fine China safe.
Launi, a single mom from California, has moved countless times in the last few years and would always hire professional packers and movers. When she had to move for the second time in one year she decided she could do it herself. As a result, 2 beautiful pieces of solid wood Ethan Allen furniture were cracked straight down the center and a number of other smaller ticket items were broken too. Her words exactly: “I’m never doing this without professional packers and movers again.”
There are so many benefits to hiring a professional packing and moving service. Here are 6 reasons you and your belongings are safer in the hands of a professional.
1. Professional Packing Supplies
If you decide to pack on your own the cost of wardrobe boxes, bubble wrap, moving boxes, packing paper and so forth will add up so much quicker than expected. It’s easy to underestimate just how much of these materials are actually required.
Professional packing companies have all of the tools for the job so that you don’t have to worry about buying the right stuff. This also provides additional peace of mind that your stuff is safe during transportation because it is properly secured with the right materials.
2. Efficiently Pack Up & Get Out
If you pack up and move DIY-style get ready to spend a good chunk of money on packing materials, renting a truck and not to mention all of the time it takes. And it’s going to take a lot of time.
Professional movers do this on a daily basis and as a result they are incredibly fast at it. This offers you a chance to move out faster without putting the safety of your belongings in jeopardy.
In most cases you have to move out by a strict date, hiring professional movers ensures you actually get out by this date.
3. Moving Insurance
When you hire a team of professionals to pack up and move your belongings you get the added bonus of insurance if you choose to add it on to your package. Reputable movers offer insurance so that if any of your possessions are broken, lost or damaged in the process they are insured. If you move yourself and something breaks you have no one to blame but yourself and you’re stuck footing the bill to replace it.
Movers are typically liable for anything that breaks, but in many cases this only applies if they packed it. Say for instance, you pack your wine glasses haphazardly in a box and that box vibrates excessively on the truck, causing it to topple over so the wine glasses break. Since you packed the box, the movers may not be responsible to replace the damaged glasses. On the other hand, if the movers packed the box and the glasses break, they are responsible to replace them.
4. Don’t Risk Your Safety
Moving requires packing and lifting some very heavy things made of glass, metal and wood—all of which can create a number of injuries. Don’t put your safety or the safety of your possessions at risk. Professional movers are equipped with the tools, knowledge and strength to get the job done without the same risks for injury. (Related)
5. Organization Matters
Professional packers will help you organize your stuff in a way that makes it much easier to unpack. If you simply toss a bunch of things in boxes and go you increase the chance things are damaged. You also greatly increase the chance things get lost. Family photo albums, cherished holiday decorations and other sentimental items are frequently lost on moving day, especially when things aren’t properly packed up.
6. Disassembling Furniture
Heavy or bulky furniture may need to be disassembled in order to safely transport. This can be more complicated than expected, as well as incredibly time consuming. Deconstructing your kitchen table and then wrapping up each leg in protective wrap can take hours—and that’s just your kitchen table! A professional packing team can accomplish the same task in as little as 10-15 minutes.
Sky Van Lines offers superior packing and moving services. If you’re moving from one side of Las Vegas to the other, or all the way across the country, we’ve got you covered!