If you're beginning to plan a move, whether across town or across the country, you may be considering using a professional packing service. This can greatly reduce the work involved with your move. However, if you've never hired packers before, you may have a few questions about the process. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about using a packing service.
Do they pack everything?
You can have the professionals pack as much or as little as you wish. You could pack up three rooms yourself and then hire them to pack the last two, or you could have them pack up every single thing in your home. Most homeowners feel comfortable packing up valuables and private items (like underwear) themselves, and then allowing the packers to do the rest.
Can they take apart furniture and other items?
As long as you are hiring a professional, reputable company, you can bet that their employees know more about assembling and disassembling furniture than you do! They should be fully capable of taking apart (and putting back together) anything you have around. But, if you feel more comfortable leaving instructions for more intricate or special furnishings, you can do that.
What happens if something breaks?
Again, packing service employees are professionals, and they do all that they can to ensure everything arrives in great shape. But accidents do happen, and a reputable packing company will protect you from loss by offering a guarantee or insurance policy. Typically, you will sign an agreement that they'll reimburse you for any damages above a certain amount. If the value of your items exceeds the cost covered by the packing company, you can usually buy an outside insurance policy from your homeowners insurance company to ensure you'll be fully protected.
Do you have to worry about theft?
Many homeowners have this concern. However, you can protect yourself by hiring a packing company that carefully screens their workers prior to hire. If a company does not overtly advertise this, ask about their hiring practices. They should assure you that they complete criminal background checks and don't hire anything with a record.
How long will it take them to pack?
Professional packers are usually much faster than the average homeowner, since they do pack day in and day out. The best way to know how long it will take them to pack your home is to ask for an on-site estimate. They'll visit your home, take a look at what you own, and give you an idea of how long the job will take. They should also give you a cost estimate, allowing you to plan financially.
For more information, contact a professional moving service, such as Bekins Van Lines Inc.Share
24 April 2017
Hell, my name is Damian Daniels. My career forces me to move constantly, often all across the world. I have had more three-month-long leases than I can count. Because of all the moving I have had to do, I have really gotten it down to a fine art. Moving is almost like breathing to me and I can do it at the drop of the hat. So I decided that my knowledge and experience might be useful to someone else, so i decided to create a blog that is dedicated to moving and storage. I hope that we continue to learn and grow together and make the world our home.