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Should Your Mover Pack For You?
Should Your Mover Pack For You?

Know If Your Mover Should Pack For You

The thought of moving to a new home can be overwhelming especially considering the number of items that you will need to pack. It is recommended that you engage the services of a moving company to help ease the stress associated with any move. In spite of this, it can be challenging to establish what to carry and what to leave and hence, you might find it wise to use the services of a packing company. If you are wondering whether your mover should pack for you, this article provides insights into this subject.

 Weigh-out the involved cost

Hiring a mover to pack for you is beneficial but comes at an additional cost. Before you consider the option of the mover packing your items for you, evaluate your budget and whether you can afford both the moving and packing services. You do not want to pay for the packing services and be unable to take care of the moving cost.

Evaluate the involved packing cost against your time and energy

When moving to a new home, one of the most probable things is that you are incurring high expenses. As such, it is recommendable to try as much as possible to save on your expenses. Often, make sure that you weigh your energy and time against the involved cost if you engage your mover in the packing process. If you are in a hurry or you are not ready to deal with the packing stress, then hiring a mover to pack for you is the only alternative.

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Understand the mover’s terms of service

All movers have their terms of service, which define how they operate. Such terms should tell you the limits of the moving company that you hire. Some companies may not have provision for packing, while others deal with both moving and packing services. Before you have high expectations on your mover, make sure that you ask about whether they can pack for you.

Inquire about the items the mover can pack

Every mover has its own checklist of the items that it cannot pack. For example, if you have any potentially dangerous items such as gasoline, fireworks, oxygen bottles, and other related hazardous items, your mover may not agree to pack them. In addition, other items that your mover cannot pack include food, valuables and documents. Be ready to take responsibility for packing these items.

Specialty packing

Some items need special packing materials. Additionally, some items need to be packed by experts only and hence, you might be forced to seek the services of moving company that can pack items such as mirrors, artwork, fragile things, or any other breakable items that you might have in the house.

Engaging in a move can be both stressful and hectic but it does not have to if you hire a mover to pack for you. However, it is important to understand the terms and conditions of the moving company before tasking it to undertake your packing needs.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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“I’m so glad I met you Joe!! A truly fortunate experience. Having to transport a car to Minnesota, I was stunned to see the company, who was supposed to take care of it, just vanish. I couldn’t reach them anymore, like they went bankrupt overnight. However, I was lucky enough to not pay anything, so I simply researched some more until I found A1 Auto Transport. Joe answered my call the first time and we soon agreed on a date and a quote. Unfortunately, I got caught up in work and forgot about it. The order was not confirmed, so Joe must’ve thought I changed my mind. I called him the next day and arranged for a new date. This time, I made a note on my phone and it went well. I replied to his email this time, and the driver arrived at a parking lot down the street on time, as promised. The driver was nice enough to not mention my previous mistake. He delivered my car in just 3 days. Upon careful inspection, there were no scratches or damage done to it during transport. Joe was there along with the driver and they both waited patiently until I was satisfied. Thanks!”

“A1 Auto is kind of like your favourite mom and pop pizza parlour, the one you can’t get enough of despite all the new, expensive avant-garde pizza shops that have mushroomed conspicuously across the entire neighbourhood and seem to have taken over the whole world...but not you. Because you value quality and genuine customer service, and know this business understands and works doubly hard to give you your money’s worth. I’ve been using A1 Auto Transport whenever I left California for business: they may not be the cheapest car transporters around, but the sheer professionalism, dedication, and heart they put into their work is just amazing and worth my every dime. I’m probably one of the most sceptical people you would ever meet. I’m rarely convinced when bombarded with dubious, self-congratulating ads of companies that look like they’ve spent tons of money on marketing materials just to lure your average guy in. A1 Auto Transport is the complete opposite of these companies. My car always arrived promptly on schedule, never with a hint of scratch or dirt or damage, and they keep me updated every step of the process. When you’ve found a company whose genuine care for their customers comes naturally, you stand by them no matter what. It’s the most logical thing to do.”

“A1 Auto Transport helped me move a vehicle to Iowa from Houston. I was a bit nervous, no knowing much about such services. Thanks to Joe, I was able to clear the fog a little. He answered all my questions and explained everything in a way that left no room for interpretation. The details were straightforward. I picked Sunday as the pickup date, since I wasn’t at work, and they accommodated me. The truck arrived an hour early, yet the driver patiently waited for me to arrive. He thoroughly checked my car for scratches or anything that might affect the transport then drove it onto the truck. I was given a 2 day time window during which the car was supposed to arrive in, and it got to Iowa in the evening of the first day. The trip didn’t damage it at all. Next time a friend wants to move, I’ll surely recommend A1 Auto Transport.”

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