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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do packing services cost?

The cost of packing services ranges between $60 and $80. However, the cost you wind up paying will depend on a number of different factors. These factors include whether you have provided the moving boxes yourself or need to purchase them from the company, as well as the hourly rate of the packing service may charge. A larger-size home or office will often result in higher packing costs, as will the need to handle a lot of fragile or especially heavy/cumbersome items.

What are the advantages of packing services?

Hiring a professional packing service can help ensure your heavy, fragile and special-care belongings are handled safely during your move. These pros are familiar with all types of packing procedures and materials, and they’ll use the right tools and equipment to move your belongings. Packers and movers are also available to assist with cumbersome items like mattresses, safes and large furniture, and they can handle heavy lifting. And if needed, packers can disassemble and assemble furniture for you.

Who do I hire for unpacking and packing help?

Hire a professional moving, packing or unpacking service in your area for help. You can use a tool like Thumbtack to see the best services in your area, along with their ratings and reviews. Once you’ve identified a few professionals who seem like a good fit, get cost estimates from each of them and compare your quotes. Also, don’t forget to check licensing requirements in your state to make sure the professional you hire is properly licensed and insured.

Is it worth paying for packing services when moving?

The decision of whether to pay for packing services during your move will come down to time versus cost. Packing services will increase the cost of your move. But if you’re busy and need to save your time to handle other priorities, it could be worth the cost. Talk to movers and packing services near you to find one that offers benefits that are worth the cost.

How do I prepare my house for a professional packer?

To prepare your house for a professional packer, start by completing a deep house cleaning and organizing session. This includes washing dishes, tools, laundry, beds, etc. Next, get rid of anything and everything you don’t need. Collect items that you plan on moving yourself. Organize everything, and label each box, marking anything that is high-value. Finally, have everything in a position where it’s easy for the packers and movers to access.

What is a packing service?

A packing service helps homeowners and businesses pack up their belongings in preparation for a move, as well as unpack items when moving in. They’re often used to help with large numbers of items and are a great choice when there are multiple floors to contend with. 

Professional packing services can also provide boxes or use the boxes you provide them. They can also help assemble furniture and perform heavy lifting, as well as deal with valuable, delicate or cumbersome items.

Do movers unpack for you?

Yes, many movers offer unpacking services for you once they deliver your belongings to your new site, or even if you have already had them delivered. However, be aware that this could lead to higher charges, so be sure to ask the movers what their rates are. Movers also don’t usually put items away, but rather set them on tabletops and other surfaces. Some moving companies may have a policy preventing them from unpacking boxes you have packed yourself.

When should you start packing?

You should start picking up packing supplies (moving boxes, etc.) at least one to three months before you move. The earlier, the better. Start by cleaning your house and deciding what you will be taking, then follow up by selling or donating whatever you don’t need. At around four weeks out, decide on a moving service and schedule your move-out date. And start the packing process by putting your belongings into boxes, wrapping furniture and organizing for the unload.

For more helpful tips, read our start-to-finish moving checklist.

Do movers pack boxes for you?

Many moving companies offer packing services as well. While the typical role of movers is to move already-packed boxes, furniture and other belongings, these pros are also skilled in safely packing belongings in less time than the average person. They have the materials and experience to protect fragile items and predict potential damage in the moving process. This is particularly important for glass and artwork.

Where do you start packing when moving out?

When deciding on what to pack first, think about how you can minimize disruptions to your everyday life. For example, start with storage areas such as the basement or attic. These items are not likely to be needed in the next few weeks. Next, move onto storage areas like the shed, closet and garage. Pack away any out-of-season items you won’t need in the next month. Then, move on to tools, equipment, books, collections and displays you don’t utilize in your day-to-day life. Things like clothes, towels, sheets and dishes should be packed closer to your move-out date.

For more helpful moving tips, read our start-to-finish moving checklist.

Reviews for Denver packing services
Hayes was great, extremely detail oriented and really made the packing portion of my move a breeze. I recommend her to anyone looking for this type of service!
Ideal Home SolutionsIdeal Home Solutions
Nick L.
I have moved perhaps 10 times in the past 10 years, only trusting myself to pack my items. This time due to my travel-intensive schedule, I needed to hire someone. Eddie and crew were incredibly attentive and handled packing the boxes as if it were their own move. Careful, asked the right questions often, really made an attempt to get it right. They did, so I highly recommend their services.
Abby E.
We could NOT have moved without the help of Rich & his team! They were all so awesome to work with. We needed a very last minute pack & move. While scheduling, Rich was understanding, flexible, and very communicative. And then during the packing & moving, Rich, Robert, & PJ were each focused, efficient, on top of everything, and very committed to the job. We truly could not have done it without them! We highly recommend their services & we will definitely be using them again in the future.
Box Pack N MoveBox Pack N Move
Mary S.
This is the best, most efficient packing/moving service we have ever hired. Joe was responsive and helpful in planning our project. We are working on a remodel and needed some flexibility to work with different schedules. Joe made it happen and sent a very capable and pleasant crew. I will hire them again and recommend their service to all of our friends, family members, and neighbors. A++
AALL Care Free Moving CompanyAALL Care Free Moving Company
Kat A.
Phenomenal service! I needed help packing before a move. The speed and quality of the work done saved me so much time and stress. Kaitlin did so much more quality work than I thought possible in the 4 hours I hired her for! Will definitely use again.
Home Love MethodHome Love Method
Hiba A.
I had an amazing time working with Jackie. She really came through when I was in a pinch. She was incredibly professional and provided a wonderful service when I was really struggling to get everything for my sudden move. She had a lot of great suggestions and had brilliant ideas on how to pack everything in really innovative ways! She was incredibly understanding and worked with me to make the packing process work for me. I recently got all my stuff delivered and I’ve had such an easy time unpacking with the way Jackie organized and packed everything! Highly recommend working with Jackie if you need someone who can be professional and flexible with adjusting to your needs for organization. (She was also really helpful in taking away a lot of donation items for me when I had a really tight schedule and couldn’t take things myself!)
Mile High Home OrganizationMile High Home Organization
Juliet B.
I found Sabrina and she came to help me move. She was always on time, and amazing at packing, unpacking, organizing and getting rid of everything I did not need. Everyday she was on time and was absolutely lovely to have helping me during a quite stressful move. I would not have been able to move without her help. I am so glad she responded to me and accepted my job. She also went out of her way, above and beyond, picking orders up from stores for me. I will definitely use her services whenever I need extra help. She is the best of the best on Thumbtack that I’ve found so far.
Sabrina's Savvy SolutionsSabrina's Savvy Solutions
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