3 Advantages of DIY Packing

Packing and Moving –

Relocating can be a time-consuming and overwhelming process. But you can decide if you want to hire a full service moving company or manage the entire process on your own. Below are three advantages of DIY packing for your move.

A Customized Packing Schedule To Stay On Track

No two homeowners have the same needs so a personalized sorting and packing schedule will be useful. While it would take time to produce and execute, your schedule will keep you on track. You can also adjust it when necessary.

Full Control Over Your Packing

You control how your items are handled and how the packing goes. Some people prefer to pack all items per room in the same box. In this way, all boxes are labeled and placed in the designated room when offloading. Others prefer to pack according to items. For example, all glass items from each room are boxed together. Even if you hire a professional packer, you still have ultimate control over the packing. You can even manage how the wrapping is done.

A Cost-Effective Approach

DIY packing saves you money. While the transport cost is partially determined by the distance of the move, you can control the overall cost. You may:

  • Rent a truck or a vehicle that you will drive
  • Hire professional movers to offer full service: pack, transport and unload
  • Hire professionals for transport only

It’s important to note that with option 3, you will be responsible for purchasing the packaging material.

DIY packing can be rewarding, cost-effective and managed according to your time. At Moving Lane, we work with our clients to provide them with the best transport experience. Our consultants will discuss the options with you and help you choose what’s best for your needs. Contact us for a free quote today.