Preparing for a move isn’t easy, and packing is perhaps the most difficult and time-consuming aspect of any transition. Whether you live in a small, one-bedroom apartment or a multi-room home, carefully packing each of your belongings while balancing the other responsibilities of moving can easily become overwhelming.

If you haven’t considered working with a local moving company to pack everything in your home for you, this post is for you. Below, we’ll discuss several factors that you should consider if you’re on the fence about packing all of your belongings before your move. If you would like to learn more about PNW Moving and Delivery’s affordable rates and expert packing services, just give us a call!

Factors to Consider When Preparing for a Move


Budget concerns are the most common barrier between making the decision to invest in packing services and DIYing the entire process. Yes, packing services are an additional cost to your move that you may not have planned on from the beginning, but not all companies are priced equally. At PNW Moving, for instance, we provide affordable rates on both packing and moving.

If you choose to pack your belongings on your own, remember that you’ll need to purchase enough materials for the job. Bubble wrap, packing paper, boxes, tape, labels, and specialty packing supplies can all add up and become comparable to the price of professional packing services. Estimating how much you’ll need can be also difficult, and many people end up purchasing either too much or too little. This wastes time, money, and only makes the packing process more complicated.


You’re going to be busy before, during, and after your move. Packing a home of any size is a time-consuming process, and investing in professional packing services is really an investment in time saved. Move-out cleaning, mortgage paperwork, utility transfers, grocery shopping, and other logistical aspects of a move can all become stressful when you’re also trying to pack your entire home. Professional packers with years of experience will have your belongings safely stored in much less time than the average person, providing you with the free time you need to focus on other aspects of your move.


Think about the last time that you moved — did you haphazardly throw everything into boxes, trash bags, and other containers that you could repurpose? If so, was it easy to find everything once you moved to your new home? We’re willing to bet that we know the answer.

As we mentioned above, packing everything yourself is tedious and stressful, and many people simply give up and throw everything into boxes without labeling or considering how items could affect one another while in transit. The result? Broken glassware, damaged heirlooms, and misplaced essentials that you have to dig for as soon as you’re in your new home.

If you choose to work with a professional moving company like PNW, you’ll benefit from properly labeled boxes that allow you to find everything you need, right when you need it.


Speaking of damaged items, packing services are easily one of the most effective ways to protect your belongings during your move. We can’t speak for other companies, but we can tell you that we make it a priority to ensure that everything gets from one location to another intact. We use high-quality moving blankets, top-tier packing materials, and conscientious packing methods to ensure that you don’t have to worry about replacing anything once you’ve moved into your new home.

Contact Our Movers to Learn More About Professional Packing Services

We hope that this post will help you determine whether professional packing services are the right choice for you and your family. In our professional opinion, investing in professional packing and unpacking is a smart choice in the vast majority of moves. In addition to offloading one of the most stressful and time-consuming parts of any move, allowing professional movers to pack your belongings is, in many cases, comparable to the price of purchasing all of the materials yourself.

PNW Moving would be happy to help you pack, move, and unpack your belongings on a timeline that works for you and your family. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form for a free estimate!