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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. 

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