It is common knowledge in the moving industry, that there are pros and cons to having customers pack themselves. In this blog, we are going to be covering those options and offer up some interesting solutions. Firstly, without a doubt, you will save money if you pack yourself.
Why? Because a full house pack is as much labor as the full loading and unloading process. Whether your professional movers arrive a day or two in advance or if you hire a 3rd party packer, travel costs along with labor and materials are going to equal out to nearly the cost of the move itself. Now, there are plenty of times when this cost is justifiable. For example, if you have limited time to give to packing; have the pros do it. Or, if you have several high value items; have the pros do it. Whether you are moving across the street or the country, whatever is packed by the owner is not covered under the moving company’s protection coverage. During the complimentary survey, the explanation and scenarios surrounding valuation coverage are explained at length. Thus, leaving the clients to determine what makes the most sense for their move and their budget.
Secondly, packing yourself allows you to sort items and potentially get rid of pieces you will not need or use in y our new home. After years of research, it has been proven that families collect thousands of extra pounds of household items for each decade they live in their home. Hence, if you are a family that in now becoming an empty nester for the first time or moving simply moving a house that is not your primary residence; packing yourself if likely a great option. However, if you are a family moving into a bigger home and time is scarce, it is likely valuable for the professionals to get it all done for you quickly. Or, if you are not in the area during the time of the move, knowing the team at White Glove can handle all the packing is a wonderful solution.
Therefore, knowing that each move is different and the needs of the customers as diverse as they are themselves; White Glove created some packages for families and individuals interested in packing themselves. Whatever the catalyst to your decision of packing a bulk of the items yourself, our team wants to be sure you are using quality materials to get it done. By having a four-ply box, it is better suited for stacking and handling long distances. Additionally, with our user friendly kits, the items suggested for each box are spelt out along with top of the line tape. In summary, the kits are available for purchase at our office whether you are moving with us or not. In fact, many individuals can benefit from just the materials themselves in the event they are settling up a small apartment after the passing of a senior or an estate. However, if you are hiring our team at White Glove Moving & Storage for your move, arrangements can be made for the kids to be delivered in the event pick up at the office is not convenient.