Packing is often the most difficult part of moving. When your possessions are professionally packed and wrapped, they have a better chance of surviving the journey to your new home. Professional packers will save you time and energy too. The extra cost is often well worth it.
Companies offer many different options, from packing up and unpacking your entire home to just packing and unpacking a number of specialty items. Even if you prefer to handle packing your own boxes, professional movers will often supply you with boxes if requested. They will also provide the necessary packing materials for the move such as sofa and mattress bags or blankets to protect furniture.
Experience does count when it comes to packing efficiently. Movers are used to dealing with the precious possessions you have in your home and know what techniques to use to ensure their safety. They will also be able to estimate how many boxes you need more easily than you and ensure that they don’t run out of boxes halfway through packing.
The right equipment
The movers have the right equipment for the job. The boxes from your local store may not seal properly and this can be a problem, especially if you’re moving in rainy weather. Many of us end up using bin bags for packing and they tear open easily. Boxes you use may even have originally contained foodstuffs that leave an odor on your possessions.
Peace of Mind
Professional packers usually take great care with your possessions because they know their jobs are on the line if they break items. They don’t want to risk getting negative reviews that will lose the future clients.
Last minute moving tips
One of the last-minute moving tips to keep in mind is to keep aside what you might actually need on the day of the move or shortly thereafter. Work out what you need well in advance of the packing crew arriving such as a change of clothes, toiletries, a phone charger etc. If you don’t do this, you may just find that everything is packed, including the items you really need for the next day or two.
Remember to make sure that you have all the keys to the new house such as garages, garden gates, sheds etc. or you may find yourself in an awkward position on moving day.
Tips for moving to New York City
If you are moving to New York City remember that space is limited and you need to be prepared to live in a smaller space. Take this as an opportunity to get rid of possessions you no longer need or want. Don’t move to New York City without having spent some time there. When you visit, don’t just do what tourists do. Try to get an idea of the area where you would like to live as neighborhoods differ considerably.
Regardless of where you move to New York, your closest parking spot will probably be a few blocks away. Moving by yourself and carrying heavy furniture is not a good idea. A reputable moving company will save you trouble.