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Is it worth paying for packing when moving?

21st of March, 2024

Whether you're considering professional packing services or planning to tackle it yourself, at Blackhall Moving and Storage Edinburgh, we're here to ensure your moving experience is as stress-free as possible, with expert advice and support tailored to your needs.

So, Is it worth paying for packing when moving? Absolutely, paying for a professional packing service when you're moving house is a smart choice for a few key reasons. It's all about making your move as stress-free as possible.

Having an experienced team take care of everything will save you time and most importantly stress. Having your belongings packed safely and swiftly means you are free to concentrate on the other aspects of your move. All packing materials are included in our quote, offering you great value and ensuring everything arrives in top condition, taking a big weight off your shoulders. At Blackhall Moving and Storage, we’re here to help your move go smoothly, without the hassle.

What about the cost?

We completely understand you may be concerned about the cost and value of our packing services. Moving house is an expensive thing to do after all, so it’s a common concern. Let me reassure you on a few points:

  • Transparent Pricing: First off, we pride ourselves on transparent and competitive pricing. The quote we give you is all-inclusive, covering not just the packing materials but also the expertise of our professional packers.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: While it might seem like an added expense, investing in professional packing can actually save you money in the long run. It significantly reduces the risk of damage to your belongings, avoiding costly replacements or repairs.
  • Time Saving: Our team can pack your home efficiently and quickly, saving you days of work. This means you can focus on your job, family, or other moving preparations without the added stress of packing.

Remember, our goal at Blackhall Moving and Storage is to provide a service that’s not only high quality but also gives you peace of mind and value for your money.

Can I pack for a house move by myself?

I get where you're coming from, wanting to pack by yourself; it's something a lot of people think about when they're moving. But let me share a few thoughts on why you might want to give it a second thought.

Packing up an entire house is no small feat. It's not just about the time it takes; it's also physically tiring and can be emotionally taxing. Opting for our packing services frees you up to concentrate on other important moving tasks, or just to enjoy some peace of mind during what is often a hectic time.

We'll bring along high-quality packing materials, the kind that might not be easily available to you. These materials are designed to offer the best protection for your belongings, ensuring they arrive at your new home just as they left. And we can also dismantle and reassemble furniture if necessary.

And let's not forget about insurance. With professional packing, your items are covered by our insurance from the moment we pack them, offering you an extra layer of security and peace of mind that's hard to come by when you pack things yourself. Of course, our team has a wealth of experience in packing all sorts of items safely — from your everyday dishes to those irreplaceable family heirlooms. This expertise means we can drastically reduce the chances of anything getting damaged in transit.

Choosing to pack by yourself is definitely an option, but it's worth considering the benefits of letting professionals handle it, especially when you think about the safety of your belongings and the smoothness of your move. At Blackhall Moving and Storage, our goal is to make your move as smooth and worry-free as possible, helping you settle into your new home with ease and confidence.

How long does it take to pack a house?

The time it takes to pack a house can vary quite a bit, depending on several factors like the size of your home, the amount of belongings you have, and how well-prepared you are before starting the packing process.

Typically, for a professional team like ours at Blackhall Moving and Storage, packing a standard 3-bedroom house can take about a day to complete. This includes wrapping up all your items safely, boxing them up, and preparing them for the move.

For larger homes or if you have a lot of items, it could take longer, but our experienced team works efficiently to minimise any disruption to your schedule. We aim to make the process as smooth and quick as possible, while ensuring everything is packed securely to prevent any damage during the move.

Packing a house by yourself will generally take longer than having a professional team do it, mainly because you might not have the same experience or resources at your disposal. For a standard 3-bedroom house, it could take you several days to a couple of weeks to pack everything on your own, depending on how much time you can dedicate to the task each day and how organised you are from the start.

There is more to packing than you might think

It's also worth considering that packing isn't just about boxing things up. You'll need to sort through your belongings, decide what to keep, donate, or discard, acquire packing materials, and then carefully pack each item to avoid damage. All of this takes time, especially if you're juggling other responsibilities like work or family.

Remember, the goal isn't just to pack everything up but to do it in a way that ensures everything arrives at your new home safely. Rushing through the process increases the risk of damage or forgetting important details. If you're considering packing by yourself, planning and starting well in advance can help spread out the workload and make the process more manageable.

At Blackhall Moving and Storage, we're here to help, whether you decide to use our packing services or prefer to do it yourself. We can offer advice and supply professional-grade packing materials to help make your move as smooth as possible.

Please call us on 0131 235 2525 to discuss your specific needs further.