Hiring Professional Packers

Using the services of professional packers can have many benefits for your cross country move. Time being one of the most appreciated. When you ask yourself “What can I expect from a professional packer?” here are just a few of the advantages:  

Time – Whatever the situation, many of us are very busy, and coordinating a successful move takes time. Being able to assign tasks, such as packing, helps keep the move organized and on schedule.  

Packed by the professionalsProfessional moving companies train their packers to very high standards. Hiring the services of professional packers can significantly reduce damage from occurring, as items are protected and skillfully packed.  

Coverage – Having your belongings packed by professionals provides liability coverage. Knowing you’re covered while your items are in transit provides peace of mind.  

Unpacking Belongings can also be unpacked at your new home.  

How much does it cost for packing service?  

The cost to hire professional packers differs from one company to another. Depending on whom you hire, you can expect to pay either by the hour, or a flat rate. Things to consider when calculating costs are: size of the move, and items to be packed.  

If you’re still wondering should I hire packers? Look at the advantages, weigh up costs, and see if it’s beneficial to the success of your move.   

How do you move a heavy pool table? 

Pool tables are heavy! You’ll need at least two to four people to successfully move a pool table. On average, they weigh between 650 – 900 pounds. The best way to move a pool table is to hire professional movers to take it apart for easier and safer handling.  

How do you take apart a pool table for moving?  

If your pool table came with the instruction manual and you’re planning to disassemble it yourself, it will provide details on how to take it apart, and reassemble it in the new location. If you don’t have the original manual, research online, or contact the manufacturer directly. To take the pool table apart, you’ll need some basic tools, plenty of moving blankets to protect the pool table, the floors and walls, a truck to move the pool table and some strong helpers! If you’re wondering, can you move a pool table without taking it apart, yes, but only short distances. You’ll need furniture sliders, and plenty of people assisting. Moving a pool table without taking it apart can cause damage and may require some realignment and re-leveling. Before you move the pool table, knowing the measurements of doorways, hallways, staircases, or any openings will help you and your team to plan ahead and successfully move your pool table. 

How long does it take to move a pool table?  

With enough help, a pool table can be moved pretty quickly.  

If you own large appliances and will be moving them to your new home, its important that come moving day, they’re ready to be loaded onto the moving truck. Being ready means, empty, clean and disconnected.  

How do you pack large appliances for moving? 

Large appliances such as a fridge, stove, dishwasher, washing machine or dryer must be handled with care during transit. If you have the product manual, refer to these to understand how to pack and protect the appliance during a move. Many moving companies will not disconnect or install appliances. For any items with high voltage connections and gas supplies, a specialist will be required to disconnect these appliances.  

How do you prepare a refrigerator for moving?  

The refrigerator must be emptied and defrosted before it can be moved.  How long does a fridge have to be turned off before moving? At least 24 hours prior to being moved unplug the fridge. Allow additional time to ensure that both the interior and exterior of the refrigerator are completely dry and wiped down to prevent any mold occurring while in transit.   

How do you move heavy appliances down stairs? 

If you’re doing a DIY move, you’ll need at least two people to move a large appliance. Having a dolly will make it easier. If you’re using a moving company, their crew will come prepared to move your large appliances.  

How far in advance should you book movers? 

Once you’ve decided which moving company to use for your relocation, book your move! This also applies to booking a rental truck if you have decided to do a DIY move. Scheduling a date to have your belongings picked up is essential, and the sooner it can be done, the better. In addition to the benefits of advanced booking, such as the ability to secure a preferred pick up date, and lock in rates, you’ll also have a clear time frame in which to get everything completed.  

a kid sits in a moving boxes next to his dad

The moving industry has high and low seasons. During the busy peak season, many moving and truck rental companies get booked very quickly, making it harder to schedule a move with a reputable company. So, what is the peak moving season? and what is the most popular month to move? The peak season is during summer, May – September. If you plan to move during these months, make sure to book your move as early as possible, especially if the move will take place in June, July or August which are the most popular months of the year for moving.  

If you need to move at short notice, work fast researching, contacting and receiving estimates from reputable moving companies. This way, you could still have a chance of securing a pick up from a moving company of your choice. Moving companies will always do what they can to assist a last minute move.  

What is a small load?

A small load is when the total weight of items being moved is below the minimum weight established by commercial van lines. A move that is below 1000 pounds is considered a small load. If you’re planning to hire a professional moving company to transport your belongings, but fall below the minimum weight, how do you move small loads across country? There are professional moving companies that specialize in moving small loads, with no minimum weight requirement. You pay for what is being moved. If you require any additional services, you will be charged extra.

Will a moving company move one piece of furniture?

Yes, small load moving companies can move one piece of furniture. This is one of the many advantages of hiring a small load mover. In addition to moving individual pieces, some small load movers also offer a range of other services including: partial loads, moving bulky items, packing/crating, and storage. When it comes to choosing a mover to transport your belongings, whether its locally, across the country, or internationally, you want to make sure you do your research and receive at least three estimates from reputable small load movers. Remember to check reviews on multiple sites; the Better Business Bureau is a great site to see if any complaints have been made. Check that any company you are considering is licensed and has a USDOT number.

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