There’s a move coming up in a few months and now is the time to think about preparations. Along with hiring the right moving company, you also need to think about the packing will be managed. You could choose to do all the packing yourself or it is possible to hire professionals who come in and do it for you. Here are some of the points you need to consider before making a decision.
Doing the Packing Yourself
Taking on the task will mean making some changes to your schedule. There’s the need to find the right type of boxes, invest in wrap and other fillers to keep your belongings in place once they are in the boxes, and set aside time to do the actual packing.
Depending on who you’ve hired to handle the actual move, getting the packing supplies may not be a big problem. There are Edmonton movers who carry a full line of boxes and other materials. You can even get labels and packing tape from them. If your mover offers this type of support, you can avoid running all over town trying to find enough boxes that are sturdy enough to survive the move.
Your mover may even go one step further and offer some advice on how to do the packing. Keep in mind that while you know your belongings better than anyone, it doesn’t necessarily follow that you know the best way to pack them. A professional mover can provide tips on how to properly cushion fragile items, what to do in terms of keeping up with the screws that you removed from the dining room table, and even how to make sure your major appliances are properly prepared for the move.
Remember that unless you plan on being up all night before the move, it pays to pack boxes for a few hours every night in the weeks leading up to the move. Start with the things you rarely use and gradually move on to the belongings that do see use regularly. By the night before the move, you’ll be down to only the things you will need the following morning. Keep one box open to toss those in just before the moving team arrives.
Hiring Packing Experts
With this approach, you turn the packing over to a team who knows how to handle everything. There is no need to look for boxes or spend your evenings packing, sealing, and labeling. Instead, a professional comes to your home, determines what is needed in the way of supplies, and works out a schedule with you. By the day of the move, everything is expertly packed, sealed, and labeled so there is no question of which room the box needs to go to at the new place.
You will find that Calgary movers as well as those elsewhere in Canada are likely to offer this type of support at competitive rates. In exchange for eliminating the stress and being able to concentrate on other aspects of the move, you get to sleep soundly before the move and feel rested and ready for what is to come.
Weigh your options carefully and choose the one that’s best for you. With either solution, make the plans well in advance of moving day. Doing so ensures nothing is left undone and the move itself will go smoothly.