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Should Your Mover Provide Your Packing Supplies?

Should Your Mover Provide Your Packing Supplies?
Should Your Mover Provide Your Packing Supplies?

Know If Your Mover Should Provide Your Packing Supplies?

With so many moving companies trying to outdo each other with provision of superior services, you can never be sure what to expect from your local mover. The question of whether or not they should provide packing supplies really depends on the moving company because some do while others don’t.

Some of the supplies they provide include:

  • Book box
  • Lined box
  • Wardrobe box
  • Mirror box
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • Dish barrel

Advantages of having your own supplies

Before you choose the company that offers moving supplies, consider the following factors:

  • Cost: Most companies will charge you a small fee to give you the supplies even if you will return most of them. Though some might say that you would still need to buy boxes and other supplies, the cost of buying will be much lower plus you get to keep them for future moving. Additionally, there are many places where you can get the boxes for free so you won’t spend a thing.
  • Time saving: If you have your own boxes and other packing supplies, you can be packing slowly day by day to make work easier on the big day. However, if you have to wait for the moving company to bring the supplies on that day, it means everything will have to be packed on the material day and a lot of time will be wasted.
  • Rushing: If the company’s policy is that you should return the supplies, you have to unpack all the items on that day so the boxes can go back. If it was you own boxes, you can take your sweet time and unpack at your own leisure.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Factors to consider when using company-provided moving supplies

Sure it is great to just relax and wait for the moving company to provide you with all the packing supplies on the material day. However, there are some things you must consider first;

  • Does the company provide the moving supplies? It is not good to assume that they will so you must ask and confirm first.
  • Will they charge you for the supplies and how much will be the cost of renting or buying those boxes and papers?
  • Who will pack those boxes? This is a very good question because it entails the terms and conditions of the move. Packing and unpacking your stuff into boxes count as an extra service that you will pay extra money for. However, if the movers can allow you to do the packing yourself, the cost can stay the same.
  • When will they deliver? Will the boxes come on the moving day or do they deliver them days before the material day to give you time for packing. Movers can charge you on a time basis so it’s important to spend as minimal time as possible with them.

Should the moving company provide you with packing supplies? Looking at the benefits and disadvantages of getting supplies from the moving company, then decide whether it is wise to go that route or not.

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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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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