Do I Have to Do All the Packing Myself?
Absolutely not! There are some real advantages to hiring a professional packer, especially for the dishes and other breakable items. In general, whoever packs the breakable items is responsible for any breakage during the move. The exception is when a box has been visibly damaged by the movers. In that case, the movers are usually responsible for it, but only to the limits of their coverage. When you have things professionally packed, there is less likelihood of breakage in the first place. Some moving companies and almost all move management companies offer packing and unpacking services. Both use professional techniques and certified boxes, so breakage is infrequent.
So Who Can you Hire to Pack?
What is the difference between having a moving company pack and have a move management company pack? Why would you choose one over the other? A moving company is a great choice when you want to move everything in the house. But moving companies usually prefer not to pack alongside you as you sort out what to take with you. When sorting is involved, a move management company is definitely the better choice.
Some moving companies will unpack but won’t put anything away. Their goal is to get it all inside your new location and then remove the boxes and packing paper as quickly as possible. When they are done, the paper and boxes will be gone and your books, dishes and knick-knacks will be chaotically piled over the counters and the floor in each room.
A Full-Service Move
With a move manager, you can choose full-service support, actually skipping moving day altogether. Go out for the day (or several) and come back when everything is unpacked, put away, the beds are made and the towels are out.
And at Moving Forward, we are happy to help people of any age. We find that not only seniors, but also busy executives, families with young children, and people who have other pressing demands on their time enjoy a full- service move.
Having a move management company like us do the packing and unpacking provides the easiest, most organized, stress-free moving experience available. And there’s always the option of just having our support for those days you want an extra hand or to ensure you meet deadline: service on demand, so to speak, for just those parts you don’t want to do yourself.
Your choices are pretty much unlimited and there is no contract to sign which requires a minimum number of work hours. Give us a call and see if your next move can the smoothest, easiest move of your life. That’s our goal for you and your loved ones.