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What is Better - Moving PODs or Packers and Movers?

May 9, 2008
If you decide to hire movers and packers to do the entire job of moving your personal belongings instead of using moving PODS , then you should take some advise and help the situation go a bit smoother for the both you and your family.

It is recommended that you purchase packing paper for your move. If you shop around packing paper typically costs roughly the same as newspaper and you don't have to worry about getting newspaper ink on the items you are packing. You can still purchase packing materials from moving companies even if you don't hire them to do the move.

Your move will proceed much more quickly if you are organized. Have the path that the movers will use to load your property clear, including the hallways inside of your residence as well as stairways and sidewalks outside of your residence. Having your boxes stacked together roughly 4 ft high can also allow the movers to move more quickly.

If you do this, you should place the heavier boxes on the bottom of the stack and place the boxes that are the same size on top of each other. Even if you consider moving again the future and want to use moving PODS then you should use this same system to pack the container. The key is to stay organized and focused on the task at hand.

However, if you have large furniture and a lot of flights of stairs involved in your move, then the movers you hire may have to pull the drawers out of the furniture to move it. This is a serious perk to hiring movers versus doing the job yourself.

In this case, it may be better to pack as least some of the cloths in boxes. Also be aware that the movers may have to place a piece of furniture on its side to move it and the cloths can become somewhat displaced. You should always have a spare box or bag of extra clothes to accommodate you for at least 5 days.

If you have a very large entertainment center, you can disassemble it to break it into sections that will go through the door. You can also consider disconnecting and reconnecting any washer and dryer that you own.

You should consider doing this to any large furniture pieces that can come apart to help make the weight lighter for you or the movers.
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