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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Austin packing services
Jake W.
Amazing service!! Allison called me within minutes of reaching out and scheduled Carly to come out and help pack up our apartment for our move. She was punctual and got our place packed up in no time. Well worth the $35 hourly fee. I will ABSOLUTELY use their services again and would recommend them to anyone.
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Kaitlin B.
Super easy and smooth process! I was moving and Carly helped me pack up some items that I hadn’t been able to get to yet. She was extremely kind and helpful. Highly recommend this service!
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Scott C.
Unfortunately the service provided fell way below expectations. They position themeselves as professional organizers- and even the two people I hired here were very pleasant and helpful, they really just assisted me unpacking boxes. If your after a service to assist with packing /unpacking, I would do more research, I think you will find considerably lower rates elsewhere.
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Meagan P.
Talena is awesome! Her attention to detail is above and beyond expectation. She provides a service that you don't even know you need until you've had it and then you can't live without it!! As a new mom with an infant I would never have been able to pack up my apartment by myself and with the great care and consideration that Talena showed. Worth every single penny!!!
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Alyson H.
Allison is a miracle worker! I originally hired her to pack up my entire kitchen, and then unpack it at my new house. The service she provided was above and beyond what I originally anticipated. She packed my entire kitchen in 2 hours. Then utilized her personal vehicle to move the items over to my new house. THEN she unpacked my items and organized them beautifully. She brought a ton of kitchen-type organization materials (bins, labels, baskets, etc.) to utilize in my home IF I wanted them. Based on the needs of my new kitchen, she sold the agreed upon materials to me at a very discounted price. This was such an INCREDIBLE service. It was like having a HomeGoods in the trunk of her car. She also made a target run to get other things we agreed were necessary to get my kitchen in tip top shape. Overall, I paid her for 10 hours of work plus the cost of goods. Absolutely worth every penny. At the beginning she asked me what my budget was, which I thought was great. I didn't have a firm number in mind for this project but I thought it was wonderful that she was willing to build the plan around my budget if necessary. I would absolutely recommend Allison to anyone for packing, unpacking, and organization. She is kind, honest, talented, and fun to be around. I cannot overstate how much I appreciate what she did for me the past two days.
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