When hiring professional movers, many people still decide to do the packing and unpacking themselves. That is definitely a fine option and your movers will be happy to answer any questions you have or offer any suggestions. Remember, they do this for a living and will let you know that it’s not a good idea to pack all of your books in a big box.

Oftentimes, when customers pack themselves, they do not realize that this includes properly packaging things like lamps, mirrors, and pictures. If you do decide to hire a professional to pack, here are a few things you should know.

Most movers will not pack perishable items, so be sure your refrigerator is cleaned out or you have coolers ready to move any extra food yourself.

Movers should not pack any flammable or combustible products.

It’s a good idea to take any important documents with you (passport, social security cards, birth certificates, etc).

You will want to identify any items that you will need as soon as you get to your new home. That way the movers can properly label them as “open first” boxes.

You do not have to take clothing out of your dresser drawers. The movers can move the drawers with your clothing. However, if you have fragile items in drawers, please remove them so they can be packed separately.

Hiring movers can make your move a breeze! Sit back and relax as they handle it all for you!

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