If you are planning to move to a new home, whether it is just across a few suburbs or hundreds of kilometers away, or even overseas, packing and unpacking is one issue that you unfortunately can’t avoid.
Depending on your circumstances no, not everybody needs to call on a professional packing and unpacking service and can manage just with removalists. However, in our busy day and age most of us are just too time poor with some homes and apartments being in desperate need of professional advice and assistance to get the move done. So how do you know if you need to look to hire experienced home organisers for your packing and unpacking tasks?
There are three major factors to consider when reaching the goals for your move. Below we have reflected on some of the reasons why you should consider hiring packers and or unpackers for your pending move.
- Do you have enough time to do all the packing?
- Do you have children or pets that won’t allow you to focus on your packing and unpacking tasks?
- Would you rather spend time doing something else more valuable?
- Are you may physically capable of doing your own packing and unpacking?
- Do you work from home and have a large office or library you need help with?
- You don’t know where to start or plan the packing?
- You would rather an expect get the job done quicker and better?
The Benefits of hiring a packing service:
Although not everyone can afford the extra money to hire them, there are definite benefits to hiring a professional packer. With their efficiency the investment in a packing service can save you precious time and money. Why waste your dollars on too many boxes or longer hours taken by removalist plus the added stress of doing it yourself! The Mooving Matters professional packing service will:
- Go through every aspect of your packing requirements with you.
- Let you to decide what stays and what goes.
- Provide their experience and special care when handling fragile, heavy and high value items
- Provide and be familiar with packing materials.
- Be knowledgeable and familiar with correct packing procedures.
- Pack a standard sized family home with a minimum of a few days.
- They take less time to pack because they have no sentimental attachment to your things.
- Reduce the number of boxes and can reduce the overall cost of transport.
- Free up your calendar to prepare your new home for the move.
- Provide a stress-free environment – The all women team are trustworthy, reliable and efficient.
One – Flexibility
One of the biggest advantages of hiring packers to help with your move is the flexibility you gain. When you hire a packing service, you can take advantage of the full service or you can pick and choose what you would like them to pack for you.
For example, you could have the professionals take care of certain rooms or items in your home as Kitchen, bedrooms, furniture placement and general organisation.
Two – Safety
Moving everything and packing it up on your own can be hazardous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Mooving Matters use trusted and specialised packing techniques to ensure your expensive and delicate items don’t get broken and nobody gets hurt in the process.
Professional packers handle moving people’s belongings every day. They know how to do so safely and keep your stuff from getting broken or becoming too heavy to handle. When you hire Mooving Matter the professional packers, you won’t have to worry about safety as aspect.
Three – Professional Packing and Supplies
After safety, gaining access to professional packing supplies makes a great difference, too. When professional packers, Mooving Matters pack your things, they will use only high-quality packing materials for your items. This is especially beneficial if you have antiques, paintings, furniture, and other valuable items.
The professional packers will use quality bubble wrap, packing paper, tape, markers, moving boxes and everything that needs to be used to pack up your items securely, ready for transit. They will also have specialised crates and options for things, such as TVs and other odd items to help ensure your things are well protected for the journey ahead.
If you are moving overseas, it is strongly recommended to have your goods packed by a trust professional packing company. This will help you avoid any unnecessary delays or additional charges from customs or quarantine officials.
Four – Better Efficiency
This why people hire Professional packers, they will be far more efficient with the packing than you will be. They are so efficient because they know what they are doing and have been doing it for many years. They will take utmost care however won’t be emotionally attached and over think things that slow the packing process. They will be packing faster, and at the same time won’t compromise on safety.
The decision to hire professionals to handle the packing is a big decision. If you have a larger home to pack up, it really can be a no brainer as it can be a huge time saver.
The Process Of Hiring A Professional Packer / Unpacker:
During a move there’s so much to do that hiring a professional packing service might be the best and most stress-free way to go. When Hiring a professional packing company, you should be given options of packing packages that suit you needs and budget, from packing your entire household to packing selected things only.
If cost is not an issue, then consider hiring professionals for both packing and unpacking. There are many services that provide everything from packing up your household to unpacking and organising and styling your new home to your brief, but before you hire or even decide to hire, you’ll need to weigh your time and energy versus the cost involved in hiring professionals to pack and unpack your home.
Home Assessment of your Pack
First, the company will send out a surveyor to assess the details of your move. They’ll list each item that needs to be packed, including furniture, cupboard and draw contents. This is to 1 – more accurately provide you with a quote and 2 – help determine what’s of value and may need extra special care.
Valuables, such as paperwork, artwork, and jewellery will be discussed during the household survey, determining how these items should be handled. Usually, items that can be taken with you on the day of move and can be packed separately by the company and set aside for you to take with you.
Full-service packers will make sure all furniture is taken apart, properly wrapped and secured using padding and protective packing. Hung pictures and art are removed from walls and carpets are rolled and wrapped ready to move. Boxes are clearly labelled and sorted according to room and placement.
Many moving companies will suggest you hire a professional to prepare and move large appliances including fridges, stoves, washers, and dryers. If appliances are not properly prepared and protected, the moving company will not take responsibility if they don’t work in your new home.
The company will also provide you with a time estimate on how long it’ll take them to pack your goods and the cost involved – usually, they can do it in a day. Depending on your time frame and how much stuff you have will also determine the price.
It is recommended to make sure you arrange for babysitters or pet sitters to ensure that children and pets are kept safe and out of the way when the company is packing.
Most packing services can pack your home in one day. This saves not only time but the hassle of living with and out of boxes.
You’re in, now the unpack!
Whether you pack or you hire help to pack, unfortunately it is only half the exercise, because everything must be unpacked at the delivery end.
After a tiresome move, the task of unpacking is the last thing you want to do, and for many it usually takes weeks to get it all done. In fact, you may still have a few boxes in storage that are still waiting to be opened from your last move. With a professional unpacking service to help it doesn’t have to end up this way. Within a day your house can be completely unpacked, organised better you’re your last and styled!
So, to help you decide if you should hire an unpacking service, we thought we’d review what to expect and when you might want to consider getting someone to help you unpack.
When to Hire an Unpacking Service?
If you’re on a budget, then yes you need to carefully consider spending money on this type of service, but for most the investment makes sense. Unpacking services are life savers:
- When you can’t get leave from work to unpack, or you have a limited amount of time between jobs.
- If you’re a stay-home parent and you can’t see a way to do all the unpacking and mind the kids in at the same time.
- You packed all the boxes yourself, and you can’t bear the thought of unpacking everything.
- You saved enough money, and have funds left, and you feel exhausted from the move and deserve a break.
- When you have to have the unpacking done at a specific time. – IE preparing the home for an event or people are staying over.
- You hired professional packers to help you pack and move the entire house, and you negotiated a good deal for them also to unpack your stuff.
What’s typically included in an unpack service package:
Each unpacking service is different and should be tailored to customer needs, so it’s best to inquire about their full range of services with company you hire. Most will include the following items:
- Unpack all your boxes
- Unwrap items and at the same time collate an inventory list of anything broken
- Wipe off shelves. Offer additional cleaning services.
- Put all items away, in a logical, safe location.
- Organize the house from the kitchen drawers and cupboards to the linen closet and wardrobes.
- Set-up all extraneous items, such as the shower curtain, adjusting the clocks to the correct time, spreading the tablecloth, hanging pictures (at your request).
- Assemble all furniture, including beds, desks, and tables if the movers haven’t.
- Unpack and organize all clothing and make beds.
- Clean up – Removal and recycling of all boxes and packing materials.
How Do They Know Where Everything Goes?
A good professional unpacking services will hire experienced professional home organisers. At Mooving Matters, our all women team have unpacked and organised and styled more households than the average person. A great professional unpacking service should find solutions to home organisation problems that usually frustrate homeowners.
If the unpackers have questions and you are available or around, they’ll ask. In most cases however the unpackers will have taken a brief from you initially and will do their job without having to contact or bother you.
At Mooving Matters, our unpacking services are unlike any other. Not only will your kitchen be expertly coordinated to your liking, all your clothes will be neatly hung, folded and put away. All the items in every box will also be appropriately placed into their new rightful places. We make you feel like you have always lived there, making your new house a home faster.
If you are just needing some extra hands and are budget savvy, then you can also ask us to unpack specific boxes or items in rooms inside your new home. IE in the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms you name it. Based on this we can either provide you a fixed price for a full service unpack or to unpack one or two areas of your home. Our unpack services are designed to provide you with the power of choice and the right amount of assistance you need.
So what are the Costs?
Of course, prices vary depending on the size of the home and how fast you need to be settled in. Most services are completed in one day; however, if you need your home unpacked and completed the same day as the move then contact Mooving Matters or their express unpack service.
Again, most companies will provide no-obligation quotes, either online or by phone, so it’s best to shop around for a service in your area.
Hopefully this article has answered a lot of question you may have on if you should hire a full-service pack and unpack team to assist in your move. As mentioned earlier, this is a decision you need to make based on time versus cost. If you need to take two weeks off work in order to get the house packed and organised, it may be worth the price. Packing takes alot of time, and you need to add in the preparation that comes with packing, from purchasing packing materials, and culling and organising house before you pack.
To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of your packing tasks by Mooving Matters, your home organiser Sydney or to simply discuss our ‘Ultimate full service packing + moving’ experience call (02)93375333 or visit us at moovingmatters.com.au.