Hiring Movers to Pack for You? Here’s What to Expect!



If you’re moving soon, you’re probably thinking about hiring a specialized company to help you. But, if you’ve never worked with a moving company before, you probably don’t know what to expect and have a bunch of questions you’d like to know the answers to before contacting them.
In most cases, specialized companies have professional employees that have been doing this for a while now and have plenty of experience. In other words, they can work fast and efficiently, and assess any situation quickly.

Read on to learn more about what you can expect when you hire a moving company.

How Is the Moving Process Going to Unfold?
Packers usually have a very specific workflow, with clear steps they need to take in a specific order.

The first thing they will do is to protect your house so that they leave no mark or trace of the moving process. Floors are usually the most vulnerable part, as well as walls and various decorations and objects in your home they might knock down.

After they make sure that everything is safe and protected, they start bringing in the necessary packing materials: boxes, paper, carton, bubble wrap, and tape. Professional packers use the “conquer and divide” strategy to maximize their productivity. Each packer handles a specific room, packing the items and labeling the boxes with the room’s name. However, keep in mind that they do not usually label anything else besides the name of the room. So, if you want to know which kitchen box contains your silverware or toaster, you should probably label the boxes yourself.

The packing process depends on how many items you need to move, but professional workers should be able to pack somewhere around 100 to 150 boxes in one day.

Is Item Damage a Common Thing?
If you’re dealing with professional packers, then you don’t have any reasons to worry about your things getting broken or damaged. As previously stated, a typical packing process involves a lot of caution. That means that workers are trained and required to protect your items by wrapping them and following a specific set of rules when boxing them.

Sure, you never know what can happen since you can’t control everything, but one thing you can be sure of is that the risk of damaging your valuables is smaller than if you were to do it yourself.

Do I Need to Be There?
Unfortunately, regardless of how professional the movers are, your presence is still required. So, you can’t get out of this one. After all, this is your home, so you’re the one who knows how and what to do to make everything go as smooth as possible. If you have children or pets, you should make sure they stay out of the way and don’t distract the workers or create hazardous situations.

Moreover, there will probably be things you want to leave behind or things that are particularly important to you, making it necessary for you to be there and communicate with the moving team.

Do They Know What to Pack and What to Leave Behind?
Of course, not! That is also the reason we previously talked about how important your presence is. Sure, you could leave it to the long distance movers Canada to assume what items are for packing, but they will probably just pack whatever they find. It’s best to prepare everything before they arrive.

Take out the trash and throw out anything that you know you don’t need anymore. Make sure your laundry and dishes are clean and ready to be boxed and empty out your appliances, like the washing machine or the dishwasher. Packers will not inspect your items, so the way you leave them is the exact way they will pack them. Last, but not least, if you have any items that you will personally take with you, make sure to put them aside and label them “do not pack.”

Are you still as nervous about the moving process? You shouldn’t be! Hiring professional movers will ensure that packing and transportation are done in an efficient and quick manner. It also means that it saves you the stress and the physical effort of doing it yourself. And if you’re in the process of moving, you’re probably going to be thankful this is one thing you can cross off your list.

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