Packing By Professional Movers or DIY Packing

Who ever is planning a local move, has a lot of things to plan, and one of them is whether to hire both packers and movers or local movers only. Moving is one of those things that are inevitable in life, so that is not even a question, but the real one is whether you should pack on your own or hire packers and movers to help you out. There are benefits for both, it just depends on your needs and preferences. That is why we would like to make this decision easier for you, by mentioning all pros and cons for both, packing on your own, and hiring packers and movers to help you out. So, let’s start! 

  • What is the difference between packers and movers and local movers? 

There are many San Diego movers who are offering different moving services, so we can say that the only difference is that the standard service by local movers doesn’t include packing, while by requesting packers and movers, you are getting both. Full pack service is something that every professional moving company can offer you. If you hire packers and movers, you won’t have to lift a finger, but let them handle everything for you. On the other hand, standard service excludes packing, but you will get the service of disassembly and reassembly included in the price. Also, your local movers will wrap up and protect your furniture pieces in order to transport them to your new location in a safe way. Packing is usually not a part of a standard service San Diego movers are offering, so you should think of this ahead of time. 

  • Packers and movers are faster

The most obvious advantage of hiring packers and movers is time saving. In cases when you don’t have enough time to pack up your entire home, you should always ask your San Diego movers to assist. The main reason why many people do decide to hire packers and movers is the fact that they are able to pack up your entire home in a day, or two if the house is huge. However, the moving service will be way faster when done by professional local movers. They are skilled enough because they are doing it daily, and you can be sure that your items will be packed up and ready to go in no time. On the other hand, if you decide to pack up your home on your own, you should be ready to spend a couple of weeks of your time on that. Depending on the size of your move, you will have to plan it ahead of time, and you will need at least 2 weeks to pack up everything safely. And when packing on your own, be prepared to pack at least a few boxes every day of your planned packing span. If you think it is better to invest your time in your family and more important things, than packers and movers are the right choice for your upcoming local relocation. 

  • Packers and movers make the whole planning process easier

Let’s face it, ordering moving supplies, packing up your belongings, labeling boxes, carrying them around, etc. It doesn’t seem enjoyable or easy. On the other hand, hiring packers and movers will reduce your level of responsibility, and they will take care of everything for you. When it comes to packing boxes, you can always choose whether you would like your local movers to provide you with those or if you would love to buy them on your own, and let your packers and movers use them during the move. The whole moving process is easier when having someone who is professional and trained to handle your precious possessions because you will know they are in the safe hands. The ultimate goal everyone has when moving is to have a stress-free day, and this will definitely help you. Moving overall is a stressful event with a lot of planning and executing, so make sure to delegate whatever you can in order to have a smooth and seamless move. 

  • Packers and movers are professional 

Another obvious one is that packers and movers that are a part of a moving company are all trained and experienced to help you with your packing in the safest way possible. If you have a lot of fragile and delicate items, you should have someone who is professional to help you out. There are many San Diego movers who are just great in packing assistance as well, so you will have a plenty of choices when it comes to finding local movers that can meet all of your requirements. When you are moving for the first time, you should always hire packers and movers because you are not aware of the complexity of the moving process, and you won’t be sure about the time needed to finish the proces or what supplies to purchase. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your precious belongings. When you have a big home, it is always better to have some help, because the longer the process is taking the less focused you will be, and there is a bigger chance for damages. So before you make the final decision, think carefully about the stakes. 

  • Moving insurance 

Another advantage of hiring packers and movers is moving insurance. When packing on your own, you will either have to purchase the additional insurance or you will have to risk it. On the other hand, moving with local movers comes with basic coverage insurance included in the price. This is why you should be careful with hiring packers and movers, because not all of the San Diego movers are licensed and insured. So you should always opt for the ones that are. In that case, even if something gets damaged by local movers, you will be protected in a way. The usual process is that when you notice the damage, you call back your San Diego movers to start the claim process. They will ask you a couple of questions to determine what happened during the move and when did you notice the damage. Basic coverage insurance is 60 cents per pound, and in case that something more valuable damages, your packers and movers will do their best to find the solution that suits everyone. In case that your local movers or you notice the damae on the moving day, while there in your home, they will try to find the solution on the spot. In that case, you probably won’t be able to file a claim, if you already got discount on premises. In case you have some antiques or something that is too valuable for just a basic coverage insurance, you should always purchase additional insurance, at least for those. 

  • Ability to declutter

Now, let’s switch to disadvantages of hiring packers and movers. The first one is ability to declutter. When packing on your own, you will be able to go through all of your belongings and decide what you want to keep and what to declutter. When having packers and movers, they will pack up everything that you own regardless if you want it in your new home or not. If you have a lot of items that you want to get rid of, it is probably the best if you pack them on your own. Or, the option number two is to go through all the items before your local movers arrive, and then let them pack up the rest. However, this might seem like doing the same job twice. So before jumping in to pack your items, or to let packers and movers do it, you should make a plan of action to determine what is better option for you. 

  • Moving budget

Another disadvantage is probably the one that is crucial, and that is the moving budget. No matter if your local movers are charging hourly rates or flat rates, full pack service will be pricier. If there are hourly rates, the whole moving process will take a lot more time than if they just handle your belongings, so the price will be higher. On the other hand, if there is a flat rate, there will be the addtional one for packing. Even though there are many budget movers nowadays, that will make your moving smooth and affordable, but this again depends on your moving budget. To find out about the cost for both, you should call a couple of San Diego movers to see what is the price for standard service, and what is the price for full pack. After you learn more about pricing plans, you will be able to determine what options suits you better. And if you spend some more time to investigate San Diego movers, you might find someone who will fit your budget and your needs. There are numerous moving companies around, so take some time to find the one for you. 

  • Organization

While professional packers and movers are trained in the proper and most effective methods for packing, they may not organize your items to your liking. If you are paying for packing services only and will be unpacking your own goods, you may become frustrated and frazzled when it’s time to sort through the boxes. They may pack your summer clothing with your winter attire. Things that are in storage such as holiday decorations, family photos, and memorabilia may already be sorted and organized to your liking; local movers are likely to re-pack these items in sturdier moving boxes, and may mix things together in a way that will confuse you when it’s time to unpack. However, some simple supervision or special instructions can let the packers know what your preferences are. One other thing is that maybe for you it is easier to spend a part of your day every day, and that way make sure your home is packed. When hiring packers and movers, you will definitely have to dedicate a full day for that. Once you decide to move, think of all the advantages and disadvantages of both. 

  • Privacy 

Professional packers and movers can make some people uncomfortable – Inviting strangers into a home to sift through belongings is about as impersonal as it gets. Many people aren’t comfortable with movers and packers handling their belongings (think: photo albums, personal documents, and clothing). Sentimental and valuable items will also be handled by the packers, which doesn’t always sit right with the customer. After all, not many people want strangers to touch their things. Instead, those moving may prefer to slowly pack up their home in order to maintain privacy and ensure that personal belongings are well taken care of. It is enough that you have someone helping you with heavy lifting, but it might seem too much to let them pack your private, personal, and emotional value items. If you would let packers and movers handle some of the items, while the rest of them you prefer to pack on your own. In that case you can always hire local movers to help you with partial packing – meaning that San Diego movers will handle your fragile items, such as dishes, while you pack up your private possessions. There are many options with professional movers, so don’t hesitate to find out more about them when calling.

And if you are looking for professional local movers that can help you with packing and moving, you are in the right place. San Diego Best Moving Company is one of the budget movers that can offer you a dose of safety and efficiency that is highly appreciated on your moving day. Our team of trained and professional packers and movers will make sure every single piece of your furniture is properly handled, safely packed, and smoothly relocated to your new address. Feel free to give us a call or request your quote over the website, and you will get it on your email. Getting a quote is free, and it is simple to ook your move with us. So make sure to reach out to us and secure your spot. We are looking forward to helping you move. 

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