Pack It Myself or Hire a Professional?

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If you are dreading packing up your stuff to move, you are not alone as many individuals hate the process. Before you procrastinate too much, you may want to consider whether or not you should just suck it up and pack yourself or if you should go ahead and hire a company to pack your items for you. Below, we will go over some considerations to help you decide which option is best.

Why You Should Pack Items Yourself

When you pack your items yourself, you will find that it is cheaper overall and you do not have to budget to pay a professional to do the job. You will need to purchase some packing supplies, but the cost is minimal if you are able to get your hands on some free supplies.

Another upside to packing your own items is that you are able to say where you want items to go and what items should be packed with what items. This allows you to always know where to locate your stuff.

There are downsides to packing your items on your own. One of the first downsides is that it is time consuming. If you have a large home, you can spend a lot of time, sometimes months, packing up your items to be moved. This is not only tiring, but it can cause you to feel like you have had no time to do anything other than focus on the move.

You will also find out that if you break a valuable of your own, you are left on the hook to pay for it. Also, if you do not pack items correctly, they may break in transit.

Why You Should Hire Professional Packers

When you hire professional packers, you alleviate the stress of packing all of your items and you free up time to do the things you want. Professionals are able to get the job done quickly and you never have to worry about the box and tape again.

Next, the professionals bring all of the supplies along with them and they are responsible for any damaged valuables or broken plates. Most all professional packers and movers are insured, which means if something does go wrong or an item breaks, it will be replaced.

The downside to hiring a professional packing company is that is can be expensive, especially if you are on a budget. If you do not have the funds to pay the packers, you will be stuck packing everything on your own.

Lastly, you are unable to tell the packers how to pack the items or which items should be packed together. Your packers know what they are doing and have a systematic way to do things, which does not involve your input.

If you are trying to decide between whether or not to pack your items yourself or hire a professional, consider the pros and cons of both and decide which option is right for your situation.

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