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Will Moving Companies Pack for You?

In between sorting all the logistics for your new home, while simultaneously packing up your old home, you might feel overwhelmed. Time can often sneak up on us and when you’re in the midst of all your moving preparation, you might be wondering if moving companies are able to pack for you.

The short answer is: yes! Many reputable moving companies will pack for you for an additional charge, including Gentle Giant. Our packing services can be customized to any size move, both small and large. Since it’s easy to underestimate the time it takes to pack and prepare your items for moving day, we wanted to provide a solution for our incredible customers.

Here are a few examples of packing types and how a moving company can pack your items for you:

1. Full Packing Services

This is a complete attic-to-basement packing service designed for those who do not want to pack at all. You will have peace of mind knowing your items are in the hands of trained professionals. We will make sure not to pack any essential items you’ll need the night before your move and can quickly pack those items for you on moving day.

2. Partial Packing Services

This option is best for those who want to pack most of their items on their own, but would benefit from assistance in certain areas of the home, such as the basement. While having an initial conversation about inventory with your move consultant, you can ask them more about our partial packing services if you’re already concerned about how to appropriately pack certain areas or items in your home.

We also recommend this option for those who would like packing assistance for specialty items, such as a family heirloom, chandelier or other fragile pieces.

3. Unpacking Services

Even if you hire a moving company such as Gentle Giant for your actual move, you will likely find you are tired and emotionally drained after the transition, which makes the idea of unpacking seem daunting. To assist you in settling into your new home, you can hire Gentle Giant for unpacking boxes. It’s up to you whether you’d like us to unpack your entire inventory or simply provide a few hours of extra help so you can focus on other areas of the home.

For those in need of last-minute packing assistance, contact your move coordinator and we will do our best to accommodate you if the schedule has availability.

Additionally, our Pack Like the Pros video series offers a visual explanation for packing certain items carefully and concisely to reduce damage in transit.