Getting Ready to Move: You've Hired the Movers, but What About the Packers?


Moving your household is a lot of hard, heavy work. If money is tight and you have to choose between professional movers and professional packers, most people will go with the movers and do the packing themselves. However, there are a few things you need to consider before completely dismissing the idea of having professional packing services.

Partial Packing

When you hire professional packers, you decide what and how much they pack. Have the company go through your home and give you a quote on what it would cost to pack up the entire household. If this is more than you are willing to pay, talk with them about only packing the common rooms and having everyone in the family pack his or her own personal belongings. You can also choose to have the packers pack only special items, such as antiques, china, pieces of art, or family heirlooms. This will not only considerably lower the cost of the packing services but will also keep your expensive or personally valuable items safe.


Whether you have to make a quick move for work or some personal reason, packing up your home can take more time than you have. Of course, even if you have a lot of time to do the packing, you may find that you have put off quite a few things because you were thinking that they wouldn't take as long as they ultimately would. In addition, there are always things you do not pack until the last day because you are going to be using them. Professional packing services get the job done fast, in less than a whole workday in most cases. This means you can keep all your belongings out and available until the day before the move. Have the packers come in and pack everything up. Then you will be all set when the movers show up the next morning, and you won't be running through the house putting things in boxes.

Keep in mind, professionals will pack everything if that is what you tell them to do. This means you should put a few days' worth of clothes, some toys, personal hygiene items, and necessary medications in the car before they arrive. It is also a good idea to have one box packed with the items you know you are going to use the first day at the new house, even if you just label it and have it sitting for the movers. If the packers are doing a partial pack for you, it is a good idea to have them come after you have packed the rest of the house. This way, if you haven't been able to get your share packed, the packers will be there to help (for an additional cost, of course).

For more information about packing services, contact companies in your area such as Wheaton World Wide Moving


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using storage units as an extention of your home

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