For many, packing can be one of the most challenging and overwhelming parts of their move. 

Fortunately, professional and reliable moving companies offer packing services to help their customers relax and focus on other parts of their to-do list. It’s an excellent option for those anticipating an enormous move, seniors, or anyone who just isn’t up to the task. 

When you find a reputable company, you will need to find out which items they won’t pack and pack these yourself or dispose of them. While each company may differ, most follow the same guidelines on what they will not pack or move. 

While it can cost more than a DIY move, hiring a full-service company to do all of the work for you is worth it. 

Can You Hire Someone to Pack and Move Your Belongings?

Yes! Many moving companies offer packing and unpacking services. 

To find a reputable and reliable company that offers these services, take the time to do your research. There are scammers out there that take advantage of those who rush into moves.

Reach out to family members and friends and read reviews online to ensure you are hiring an honest and trustworthy company. Reviews can be found on social media platforms, like Facebook and on Google. 

The company you hire is one of the most important decisions you will make. You will feel less stressed, more relaxed, and satisfied with the right movers. 

There is no reason to worry yourself more when the point of hiring professionals is to give you peace of mind during your move. 

What to Expect From Movers?

When you hire them for their packing services, professional movers will do almost everything associated with your move. 

Full-service movers will:

  • Provide all packing materials and supplies
  • Pack up your things
  • Disassemble and reassemble your furniture 
  • Disconnect and reconnect your appliances
  • Bring moving equipment
  • Load and unload the rental truck
  • Transport your belongings
  • Unpack your items
  • Dispose of packing materials

If there are only specific services you want, or bedrooms in your home packed, discuss this with the movers. Just because a service is offered doesn’t mean you need to accept it. 

Every move and situation is different, so keep in touch with your movers.

Make things easier by creating a moving plan. This will help both the movers and yourself keep track of which tasks are yours or theirs. 

What Will Movers Not Pack?

Movers will pack and move just about everything, but there are some hazardous items they will not. 

To know which specific items the company you hire will not handle, speak directly with their team, and they will give you a list. 

The most common prohibited items include: 

  • Chemicals
    • Gasoline
    • Paint and paint thinner
    • Ammonia
    • Nail polish and nail polish remover
    • Darkroom chemicals
    • Aerosols
    • Acids
    • Fertilizer
    • Pesticides
    • Pool chemicals
    • Motor oil 
  • Charcoal 
  • Propane tanks
  • Fireworks
  • Cash
  • Financial and medical records
  • Medication 
  • Jewelry
  • Scuba gear
  • Perishable foods
  • Plants 
  • Pets 

There may be other items not listed here that your movers are not allowed to pack or move. Most of the items that cannot be packed are for safety reasons. To protect you, your family, and the movers. 

What to Do Before Packers Arrive?

Before movers arrive you should dispose of hazardous items. 

If you are not willing to transport them yourself, or it is not safe for you to do so, learn the proper way to discard them. 

Valuable belongings, such as family heirlooms or cash should be packed, labeled, and ready before the movers arrive. Doing this prior to their arrival will assure their safety. 

If you plan on having a company disconnect, pack, and move electronics like computers, make sure you back up any important files or photos. 

Cleaning and organizing can simplify your move and guarantee that junk doesn’t get packed and brought into your new home. 

Prepack a bag with medications and toiletries, and a bag for your first night in your new home. After such a big day, you will likely want to rest once the movers leave. 

Packing may go smoother for the moving company if you drop off your children and pets with their sitters before their arrival. 

Expertise Packing and Moving Services

With over 25 years of packing and moving experience, Road Scholars Moving and Storage Company can ease your mind. 

Our professional moving team has been trained to pack and transport your belongings safely, allowing you to relax your mind and body. 

With positive ratings and feedback, you can see how important our customer’s satisfaction is to us. 

Contact us to learn about our full service moving company, storage units, and high quality moving products.