Moving is a lot of work. As if packing all your belongings and transporting them to another neighborhood, city, or even state wasn’t already hard and time-consuming enough, you also have to juggle it with other responsibilities such as your job and child care.
For this reason, many Americans prefer to outsource this task to the experts. But is this really your best option? Is hiring professional San Diego movers and packers really worth the investment?
We have previously explained what professional packers do and how moving companies determine the price of their packing services. Now we’ll list the 3 major benefits you can only get when you book a moving and packing service. Read on to learn more.
Is there a company that will pack for you?
Successful moving companies usually offer packing and unpacking as an extra service. Due to how much convenience and security they provide, these services are invariably worth the extra cost and can even save you money.
Here are the top 3 advantages of hiring a packing service:
1. Insurance coverage
When you hire reputable movers, you receive the benefit of basic liability cargo coverage for your household goods. Moving companies also carry insurance which protects its employees from the costs and lawsuits caused by “on the job” accidents.
2. Quality boxes
Expert packers will provide the correct boxes for their clients. These quality boxes are sturdy, easier to work with, and help keep fragile items from getting damaged in transit. They’re also fully reusable and recyclable, so their impact on the environment is minimal.
3. Long-term cost savings
Many people who decide not to hire professional movers and packers underestimate how much it actually costs to move on their own. Apart from the obvious costs (moving truck rental, road tolls, gas, food and lodging along the way, other travel expenses, etc.), DIY movers rarely take the so-called “hidden expenses” into consideration when planning their move.
These expenses include:
- The costs of packing supplies (cardboard boxes, wooden crates, bags, etc.).
- The costs of replacing valuable items that were damaged or destroyed as a result of improper packing and transportation.
- The time-cost of having to spend hours or even days packing and unpacking your belongings, which may require you to take days off work to complete.
How can you tell if a packaging is good?
Making sure the cardboard boxes you pack your belongings in are able to withstand the stresses of transportation and protect your belongings during transit is essential to ensure a safe and hassle-free relocation.
Quality cardboard boxes should have 3 different layers to provide protection, and come in many different types designed to fit specific use cases. For instance, if you’re transporting dresses and suits on hangers, you’ll want some wardrobe boxes, while flat screen TVs should be transported in specialized flat panel TV cardboard boxes.
What’s more, quality moving boxes are designed to be easily recyclable and eco-friendly. To help protect the environment, you should hold onto your boxes after your move and give them to someone else rather than disposing of them as waste.
Where can I hire seasoned San Diego movers and packers?
Is your place in Normal Heights no longer able to meet the needs of your growing family and you want to move to another neighborhood in San Diego? Or maybe you’re planning an interstate move or even a move to another country?
Whatever your moving-related needs may be, Move Central can meet them in the most reliable and cost-effective manner possible. Call us today and benefit from our long-standing industry experience and our team of hardworking movers and packers.