Q2. Can I save money if I pack some things myself?

December 11, 2017

Absolutely! The more work you do to prepare for your move, the less work there will be for the moving crew and the sooner they will be done, which will mean fewer hours billed. However, keep in mind that you are not just paying for time but for expertise.  Of the many items in a home that should be packed into boxes in preparation for a move, some require expertise and some do not. The former include glass or ceramic lamps, figurines, stemware, and dishes, while the latter include books, magazines, linens, and clothing. To save money, pack the items that you feel you can handle, wrap, and secure in a way that will allow them to arrive safely at your new home. There are plenty of online resources that will provide tips on how to do so. Leave all the items that you do not feel comfortable handling for the experts to pack.

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