While some people do attempt DIY moves, most still opt for the services of professional movers. However, when it comes to packing, things are not as clear. Some people feel perfectly fine with hiring movers not only to haul their items, but also to pack them. Others are a bit reluctant to do it.
Here is the question though – what should you do? Should you spend a bit more money on professional packing, or should you instead try to do it yourself? And how do you know that we can give you an honest answer, seeing that as Chicago movers, we are obviously interested in getting you to purchase our packing services?
We believe that providing value is better than trying to squeeze out every last cent from our clients. Because of that we try to be as useful as possible, even if that means giving you a few tips on how to pack things yourself. Actually, if you go through our blog, you will find plenty of information on that.
That being said, there are situations where DIY packing is not the best idea. Let’s look at some of them so you can decide for yourself whether or not you need professional services!
Situation #1: Time Restraints
Many people see packing as a simple thing. Yet once you start doing it, you realize it takes a lot of your time. Often you may end up wasting twice or thrice the time you have set out for packing. Obviously, this is not an ideal situation, especially if you are pressed by time. This is when the services of professional packers come in handy. We have trained our crews to be efficient and they know all the various techniques to pack up a room for a fraction of the time it would take untrained people to do it. So if you want to save time, or you are pressed by it, professional packing services are a perfect option!
Situation #2: You Care About The Safety Of Your Items
Packing your items without safety in mind is not that big of a deal if you are moving at a short distance. However, the longer that distance is the higher the risk of damages. You may not realize it, but packing takes some finesse and you cannot just cram things together, hoping for the best. If you don’t want to end up with broken dinner sets, messed up books or a busted TV, you should learn how to pack safely. That takes time and practice though, which is where professional packers come in!
Situation #3: You Want An Effortless Move
When you think about it, packing is not that expensive compared to the time and effort it saves you up. Most people do not enjoy packing and they are not good at it. Professional packing services are an ideal option for such occasions, because you can use your time for something more productive, or something you’d simply enjoy more. Even spending an extra couple of hours at work may earn your more money than you would spend on packing!