Today, we’ll clear up some confusion among my Daytona Beach moving clients when it comes to 2 particular moving company services:
Many people will select a moving company and just assume that packing and loading are one and the same when, in reality, they are 2 separate and distinct elements of your move. That may be because they were not itemized on your moving quote as individual fees, so you are not even aware.
Of course, moving companies will certainly load your furniture and then re-assemble it at your new destination. Isn’t that exactly why you hire a mover in the first place: to eliminate the get-your-hands-dirty, back-breaking part of your move?
Let’s face it; who wants to carry a bulky cabinet or 300lb washer/dryer combo down a flight of stairs? Certainly not me. That is exactly why you hire a moving company in the first place.
But in reality, packing services are a separate and distinct service from loading and unloading and one in which you are traditionally charged as an additional line item.
Here's a helpful hint...ask your movers sales person if they offer a separate packing crew that only handles the packing portion of your move. These specially-trained packing crews are proficient in the most effective packing methods to ensure that your personal belongings arrive intact.
And, to make your unpacking more efficient, my Allied team will never mix and match packed items from different rooms to save on boxes. So when you open a box labeled "Master Bedroom", you WON’T find your dishes or blender mixed in. This can be a significant inconvenience when you have to DIG through boxes to find items from room-to-room.
Here are the 3 most common packing services our moving customers ask about:
1) Full Service Packing:
2) Packing Fragile Belongings:
3) Do-it-yourself Packing
Item 3 above certainly sounds like an incredible, cost-saving option, but when you account for your time, effort, and all the supplies needed, it can turn into a lot bigger job than you may have bargained for.
Let me know if you're interested in my flat-rate, cost saving options for packing.
Be sure to tune in again next week as l cover moving topics such as basic services, guaranteed price protection and some of the most popular and cost-effective options offered by my Allied moving team.
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