The decision of whether to do the packing on your own or
get it done by the movers depends on the following factors.
Availability of help
If you can very easily get the help of family members or
friends, then it is a good idea to do the packing on your own.
Individuals who are on very tight moving budget have to
do the packing on their own to save on moving costs. Doing the packing on your
own gives the option of using recycled packing material that reduces about 30%
of moving costs.
It would be very difficult to do the packing on your own,
if you are relocating suddenly within a short period due to certain unforeseen
circumstances. There would not be much time to take care of other issues such
as change of services, address changing, lease adjustments etc., if you
concentrate on packing. Hence, in such cases it is recommended to take the help
of professional movers to get the packing done.
Type of moving
If you are moving out of the country, then it is
recommended to get the packing done by professional movers as you may not be
aware of specific international packing rules that vary between countries.
If you are poor at packing even a simple suitcase for a
vacation trip, do not dare to do the entire household packing for moving on
your own. But with
great care and effort, it is very easy to do the packing.
For simple moving needs, it is recommended to do the
packing on your own to avoid break-ins and reduce moving costs.