Top 5 Reasons to Hire Professional Packing Services

Top 5 Reasons to Hire Professional Packing Services

Thinking of moving? A professional packing crew can make the moving process a lot easier.

Here are the top five reasons to hire professional packing services for your next move.


Think of all of the areas you use professionals in your daily life: dentists, doctors, repairmen, plumbers…. Why do you call them instead of doing the work yourself?

It’s simple, isn’t it? Because they’re experts in their chosen line of work. They’ve spent hundreds or even thousands of man hours learning and perfecting their trade.

Why would professional packing services be any different?

Professional movers do a lot more than move boxes from place to place, including offering professional packing services as well!

You’re probably thinking, “I can do my own packing. It’s easy!” But what about the long checklist of other things you have to do when moving? Do you really have time to get all of that done…while still keeping up with your other responsibilities, such as your job and family life?

Here are five reasons why hiring professional packing services can make your next move SO much easier.

family in living room with moving boxes

1. It saves a ton of time.

Even if you’re moving into your dream home, moving isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. It’s hard work. (That’s why professional moving companies exist!)

If you’re planning a long-distance move, you need to organize the logistics of getting your family from one city into another. Transferring medical records, booking hotels and/or flights, registering the kids for school, and all those other items on your to-do list make for a very time-consuming job!

And even if you’re moving within the same zip code, you’ll have to schedule your moving responsibilities around your full-time job, family life, housework, and other obligations.

And if you’re a senior, you may not have lots of family nearby to help or packing up your home of 40 years may be too big a task for your family.

Exhausted yet?

Moving and packing are overwhelming enough. Throw in some grumpy kids, a rowdy dog, and some bad weather and you have a recipe for disaster.

Professional packing services can take some of that burden off your shoulders so you can tackle your own to-do list while the movers and packers do all of the work.


2. Movers and packers are insured.

Believe it or not, professional movers and packers are a LOT more careful with your belongings than you are. They do this all the time (unlike you), so mistakes are rare. Wouldn’t you like the peace of mind knowing that your belongings are in good hands? What about that expensive business equipment for your commercial move? Betty from HR doesn’t have experience moving $1000’s of dollars worth of computers.

This is why we recommend doing your research when hiring a moving crew. Being confident in the amount of insurance your movers have will make you much more satisfied with your experience. And at Cento Moving, we carry $250,000 more than the legal requirements for insurance in the moving industry. Your peace of mind is that important to us.


3. Moving companies have the correct equipment.

Think a dolly and a few moving boxes are all you need? Think again.

Packing companies use heavy duty tape, bubble wrap, Styrofoam wraps, blankets, buffers, special furniture dollies, and ratchet straps to prevent damage and injury during the move. Professionals know how to maneuver big items, tape them shut, and fit them into moving trucks like a puzzle.

dollies and moving blankets on moving truck

Most homeowners are too busy to do more than stuff the corners with newspaper and tape the box shut. Is that really the care your items deserve? Professional movers and packers have the tools to get the job done right.


4. Hiring movers can actually be cheaper in the long run!

Yes, you read that right.

You might think you can scrounge up some packing supplies on Facebook or the grocery store, but at the end of the day, you’ll end up needing to buy more boxes. (Besides, old boxes aren’t sturdy enough to hold your valuables.)

A 6-pack of packing tape alone runs upwards of $25.00. And 12 cardboard boxes will cost you $40 or more. According to, the average 4-person family packing up a 4-bedroom house will need 144 boxes in varying sizes to pack up all their stuff.

This doesn’t factor the cost of the rental truck (plus insurance!) or packing materials, like bubble wrap or blank newsprint paper. And don’t forget, if you break something valuable, you’re out that money too.

Think professional packing services are expensive? It’s nothing compared to the hidden costs of moving yourself.


smiling mover next to Cento Family Moving truck

5. Movers and packers are exponentially faster than you and your buddies.

Whether they’re loading up furniture or packing boxes, moving crews are efficient. It’s what they do, day-in and day-out.

Grabbing a couple of friends, on the other hand, can make your move take days (that’s if you can get help at all). Most people find that their friends suddenly have “important plans” once the move day actually rolls around and very few are available over the several weeks it takes to help pack everything you own.

Professional movers are fast and reliable. Depending on your house size, professional packers can have you in the truck and on the road before you can even find 100 boxes.


Partial Packing Services

Fortunately, professional packing services doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” job. If you’re looking for a safe, secure move at a more affordable price, partial packing might be a great option for you.

With partial packing, you’ll be responsible for packing only those things you want to pack, while the pros handle everything else. So if you’re worried you don’t have the resources to adequately protect Grandma’s vintage china, you can entrust that job to someone who does.



Hiring professional packers is the smart and economical thing to do. You get the time to relax and focus on the fun aspects of moving, like painting, decorating, and exploring your new neighborhood while someone else does all the heavy lifting.

With pro packing services, your belongings are protected without you having to worry about gathering boxes, renting equipment, or figuring out how to pack a moving truck. And the best part is, it can save you money!

Let Cento Moving’s team of professionals take care of your next move. We offer packing and moving services for both local and long-distance moves and we have the skills to get the job done right.

Get a fast and free quote on packing services and see how much time and money you can save. We look forward to serving you! 


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