To Pack or Not to Pack? Tips from Full Service Movers

What should I pack myself, and what should I leave for my mover to pack? This is one of the most commonly asked questions after hiring a full-service mover. Although answers are what you’re after, unfortunately in order to answer this you’ll have to ask yourself a few more questions.


Will I Save Money?

A little DIY packing can save you some money on moving expenses. However, that’s only true if you don’t end up with damaged or lost items due to improper packing. Professional movers have the expertise to make sure your most fragile valuables arrive safely, so unless you’re willing to risk it, going with the pros is best.

If you’d rather keep it on the safe side, here are some items you can pack yourself easily—just remember, your moving company is not liable for damage to items you pack yourself:


  • Books
  • Important documents
  • Clothing
  • Blankets
  • Jewelry


Do I Have the Materials?

Whether you decide to pack your entire home or just a few items, make sure you have the right materials. Sometimes you can save a few dollars by getting boxes from local grocery stores, but the safest option is to contact a professional mover for quality boxes and materials at a fair price. Along with sturdy boxes in varying sizes, you will need packing tape, packing paper, bubble wrap, and labels.

For high-value or fragile items, your best bet is to rely on specialized packing services offered by your moving company. Such items can include:


  • Electronics
  • Stemware and china
  • Antique furniture
  • Vases and artwork
  • Lamps


How Much Time Can I Spare?

Packing takes up a lot of time, sometimes more than you might think. So, whether you should pack yourself could simply be a matter of your availability. If you have the materials, the know-how, and the time, go for it. Otherwise, you will be glad to leave this job to your professional mover.

What About Sensitive Items?

Take some time to do a mental inventory of your household. Are there items that are too personal in nature for others to handle? Avoid unnecessary embarrassment by packing personal items in advance.

Do You Need a Full-Service Mover in Winnipeg?

Do you need a Winnipeg moving company to assist your DIY move by providing quality materials? Do you prefer the help of a qualified full-service mover who can pack your entire household with ease? Whatever your needs, Winnipeg Moving is here with one goal in mind: providing you with the safest and most stress-free move possible!

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