12 November 2013
Packing Services in the EC1 Area

Packing Services in the EC1 Area


When you start planning your move to the EC1 area you will need to start thinking about packing.  Packing up your stuff in good time is essential as otherwise this could cause serious delays to your overall move and maybe even put a temporary halt onto it. It is also important that you do not underestimate how long packing is going to take you, you will want to de-clutter while packing and you won’t be able to do this if you are rushing. When people rush packing their belongings up, they often forget or don’t bother protecting their things with something like bubble wrap, and don’t fill up empty spaces within boxes, this often leads to things getting broken or damaged during transit.

It is often the case that people do not have the time to pack up their own things, and even if they did they wouldn’t be sure how to properly protect their things, this is where the services of a packaging company can come in useful.

What is a packing service?

A packing service is usually offered by a removal company, if you instruct a removals company to pack up your belongings they will come to your house, with all the packaging supplies and materials they need, and pack everything you own into boxes.  If you ask them to the can also help you to de-clutter though you may want some involvement in this in case they decide to get rid of something that looks like rubbish, but it actually has sentimental value to you or someone in your house.

How can I benefit from a packing service?

The most obvious way you benefit from a packing service is in terms of time.  You won’t need to spend hours going through your stuff and wrapping and boxing it all up.

Where it would take you and your family days or even a week or two to pack up properly, a packing service could get all of your packing done in only a few hours.  If you are in a rush to get your things packed up and moved, a packing service could really help you out.

Packing companies have experience of packing, this includes things that are difficult to protect or pack, thing like mirrors, a piano, grandfather clock, and fragile items like ornaments, glassware etc. Because they have experience of packing and transporting things like this, they will be able to ensure your things arrive in the new home in one piece.

Packing companies are also able to take apart any furniture that is too big or heavy to move out of your old home and get into your new home.  This will make loading your van much easier, furthermore, in your new property the company will be able to put these pieces of furniture back together for you.  If you, and nobody in your home is any good at DIY, this service will come in very useful.

When you are choosing a packing service, you should do your research and make a list of the companies offering this service that are local to you.  Call around these companies for quotes and while you are on the phone to each company give them a short interview, ask questions such as:

•    What is included within the price and what are the chances of any additional charges being placed on top?
•    Is there any insurance included in the quote?  How does this cover me if something should happen to my belongings?
•    What is the usual packing procedure?
•    What experience do you have?
•    How long will it take you?
•    Are you available?

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