Should you use a packing service when moving

March 2020

Should you use a packing service when moving house? This is one of the most common questions property consultant Alex Goldstein gets asked. Yes, he says, for several reasons. Find out those reasons here.

Should you use a packing service when moving

Full transcript below:

Following on from Chris’s excellent property hospital question, it brought to mind a question I get asked a lot by my clients, which is when moving house should you use a packing service or is it better to save your money and pack up your house by yourself? Now I personally always suggest using the packing service for the following reasons, firstly it usually costs a lot less than you think. I know a contact of mine in the removals business explained that they keep the extra cost quite small because they’d much rather you let them do it. Their guys have trained to pack things properly and you’re less likely to get breakages. Second point, any breakages that do occur should be covered by the removal firms insurance. If you packed yourself its fairly unlikely to be the case. Thirdly, the removal guys are going to be a serious amount quicker than you and the stress of just having to face it will be lifted from your shoulders. Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do, so do yourself a favour and let someone else take this on. And the last point but take note, they will pack absolutely everything, down to the very last holey sock in your drawer so do a thorough declutter before moving day so you don’t waste time and money having to unpack rubbish you would have planned to get rid of anyway.

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