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Importance of Proper Packing When Moving
The average American moves more than 11 times in his or her lifetime. That’s a lot of time spent packing, shipping, and unpacking belongings. If the job is done incorrectly, it can cost you dearly in terms of lost or damaged property.
Heavy boxes that are stacked on top of smaller boxes can damage property, and liquid that is not secured can drip through several other boxes and ruin everything. In addition to that, priceless family heirlooms that are stacked next to heavy items in the truck can break when the item falls over due to the motion of the vehicle. In the worst-case scenario, you could lost thousands of dollars’ worth of belongings overnight.
Moving services can help with every step in this process, whether you plan to have them move everything, or only a few heavy items.
Full Packing Service
A full-packing service is exactly as the name implies: movers take every plate out of the cabinet and every shirt out of your closet and pack them into boxes for transport. A moving crew takes care of every aspect of this door-to-door service and typically even helps unpack your new home.
In contrast to a full-packing service, with a partial pack, movers box up select items, like glass and china or small furniture items like picture frames and lamps. Often, customers select partial packing when there are unique or expensive items that require more customization to package safely.
Furniture Disassembly and Reassembly
In some cases, your furniture needs to be taken apart to get it through the door or loaded on the moving truck. Things like your table and bed frame are better transported in pieces due to safety and efficiency concerns. The mover can take care of disassembly of these items as well as reassembly in your new home.
Packing for Storage
Long-term storage is different from short-term storage in a few key areas. Not only will you need to make sure the items are stored safely, but they also need to be free from environmental concerns like bugs and temperature fluctuations. Professional movers make sure your belongings are stored safely for an extended time.
Not only will movers transport your life to your new home, but they will also unpack your boxes in the room you designate. This cuts down on headaches for you in terms of logistics, but also peace of mind to knowing you’ll be settled in that much sooner.