When contemplating on which service is the best for your location, you need to factor in a few things that are vital to your entire moving experience. Most moving companies offer a standard and full pack service, with a single difference – one includes packing, and the other one doesn’t. Requesting a standard moving service from your movers will require you to have your boxes packed and ready once your movers arrive at your location, while you wouldn’t have to spend even a second thinking about your relocation when requesting a full pack service. However, which one is better? Which one suits your moving needs more? Not everyone will feel as comfortable when hiring movers for a full pack service, and not everyone wants to endure the hassle moving can bring. This is why we have gathered a list of 5 pros and cons that you should consider before calling your movers.

1. Proper packing – Someone else will conduct the process

When having movers provide you with a packing service in addition to moving your belongings, you can rest assured that they will handle the process correctly and delicately at the same time. Your movers and packers are most likely trained for these phases of your move, and know exactly how to provide your belongings with care and attention and pack them to secure their protection during transit. The most important part of every packing process is to keep your items safe and sound until the completion of your move, and that is exactly what your professional movers and packers will provide you with.

On the other hand, you won’t have much say in the entire process. Yes, you will be able to provide your movers with specific wishes, needs and preferences when it comes to the process of packing, but the entire point of having them do this on your behalf is to relieve you from the stress and worry of the process. This means that the organization, labeling of your boxes, what goes where and the inventory will be handled by your packers and movers and not you. If this is something you can’t come to terms with, maybe packing on your own is a better choice for you.

2. High-quality supplies – They aren’t free

High-quality packing supplies can make the world of a difference when it comes to the safety of your belongings during their handling and transit, especially when using industry-preferred supplies as most professional moving companies do. Your professional movers will provide you with every form of supplies needed for a smooth and effective packing experience, and will make sure that your belongings are provided with the best attention and care before being moved.

However, packing supplies aren’t free. Moving companies charge packing supplies per item used, which means that you will have to spend an extra buck if you want your movers to provide you with boxes and bubble wrap as well. You can always opt to ask your movers if it is okay to purchase your own packing supplies that can oftentimes be much cheaper than theirs, and save some money that way.

3. Saving time – Someone will be going through your personal items

Having professional movers pack you up and move you will definitely provide you with a lot more time to focus on anything else but moving, as they have completed a large number of moves, have vast experience and knowledge in the world of moving and packing and know how to work efficiently. Their packing and moving techniques are bound to save you a lot more time than handling this process on your own, and you know what they say – time has no value.

However, this means that you will be having strangers go through your entire collection of belongings and packing them for you. If you are someone who doesn’t want to compromise on privacy, and doesn’t feel comfortable having their movers pack them and go through their personal belongings, packing on your own might be a better idea.

4. Saving Effort – Costs More

When you hire your moving company to provide you with a full-pack service, there is not a single thing that you will have to do beforehand. Forget planning and prepping for your move – your movers will make sure that everything is taken care of on your behalf. This will provide you with the opportunity to sit back and relax, while your movers provide you with a smooth relocation that will seem like a breeze. You won’t have to invest any effort in your move, and help you stay stress free during the process.

On the other hand, having professional movers provide you with a full-pack service is something that will cost you more than a standard one, which is quite obvious. It will take more time to complete than just relocating your belongings, and there are a lot of other factors to consider when it comes to the price of the entire process of a full-pack service. Be prepared to spend a little more when it comes to a convenient moving service – as the benefits make it quite worth it.

5. Peace of Mind

In conclusion, you will have complete peace of mind during the entire process of having your movers pack and move you as well. There is no con to your peace of mind, because as time – it has no value. You should be feeling relaxed and comfortable during your entire moving experience, and if that is what a full-pack service will be providing you with – than what is stopping you? If there is nothing on this list you are dreading, then you know the answer. If you would feel more comfortable packing on your own – good for you. Don’t spend more on an experience you won’t feel confident during. It is completely up to you, so consider giving your movers a call and finding out more about the services they offer.