To Hire a Professional Packer or Not?

So, it's time to move. What is your first thought? 
 
"Where do I start?"
 
Maybe you've lived in your home for 1 year, or maybe 30 years. Maybe you are a minimalist, or maybe you've spent years collecting antique furniture and smaller items to display in your home. Either way, the thought of packing and unpacking your entire household can be a bit nerve-racking. 
 
So where do you start? 
 
Do you create a to-do list, and take on the task head-on by yourself? 
Do you recruit friends and family to help you? 
Or should you call a professional packer to alleviate you from attempting to properly pack everything up?
What should you look for when hiring professional packers?
 
1.     Trustworthy professionals. Ask around for referrals. Read Yelp reviews to get a better sense of the work they've already done. Here is a link to our online reviews: Big Deahl's Movers Yelp
2.     Cost. Time is money. Weigh out the pros and cons of hiring professionals versus doing it yourself. Give yourself a budget. Consider all of the other things you can do aside from packing. Think about the physical and mental demands of packing and unpacking
3.     Communication. Know what to expect from start to finish. Work together with the professional packers and communicate any specific directions regarding delicate items, etc. 
4.     Do they supply materials such as boxes, tape, padding, etc.?
 
Hiring professional packers can make life so much easier. Whether it's your first move, or your 5th move, you end up saving time and also give yourself the gift of less stress, and more relief. You might even learn something new about organizing or packing items in a certain way. 
 
Safety is key! Not only do you want to make sure your grandmother's imported collectible tea set is packed carefully, and transported without any cracks or scratches, you also want to eliminate any cuts and marks from cardboard boxes. 
 
Labels will also play a key role in packing your belongings. Knowing exactly which box your items are in will help in the unpacking process.
 
So, the question begs, "where do I start?" 
 
First step is research! Talk to friends and family, go on Yelp and Google, call moving companies, like ours, and ask a few simple, but important questions. No obligations, just research. 
 
Then weigh out the pros and cons before making a decision. But don't wait too long, because the one thing we want to avoid is the looming, daunting monster called PROCRASTINATION!
 
Advice of the day: find the best way to be productive. 
 
 
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