- removals – packing and unpacking service?
- piedi di formaggioSubscriber
I have. Can’t remember how much it was, but knew the people (used them loads at work) & got a discount 😀
Anyway, I’d say it’s worth every penny. If you pack it will take ages as you will start looking at all the rubbish you’ve collected over the years and it just takes an age (especially for women who want to talk about ‘do you remember…’ as they pick up some random junk). the removal firm simply see it as a room that needs to be put into boxes, and they do it really quickly.Posted 9 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
Agree with pdf. having done 4 moves using packers, wouldn’t dream of not using them. If it took you a week last time, remember you will have accumulated even more stuff since so will take even longer. Another issue is that if anything valuable gets broken in transit, the removals company will only take responsibility and pay up if their people packed it.
I would say definitely not worth having the unpacking service. They are not allowed to put stuff into cupboards, and you usually havn’t worked out where everything is going to go until weeks after the movePosted 9 years agovarziMember
paid £450 last year to pack and move a 2 bed terrace. they packed the whole thing (included ca. 1000 books) in a morning so i went to the cinema! had everything in the van within a couple of hours on the morning too and made the whole thing a lot less stressful. nothing broken either. it was a lot of money but after paying for chancel indemnity insurance and sundry other bits and bobs it felt like great value.Posted 9 years agotarka_the_rotterMember
When we moved here a couple of years ago we used Baxters, and they packed our entire house and loaded it into a lorry in about five or six hours; drove to Germany the next day, and unpacked on the third.Posted 9 years ago
A year ago we moved to a bigger house in the same town, and because this wasn’t a work move I had to organise it myself and it took a fortnight of relentless bloody van trips, and I broke masses of stuff.
We’re moving back to Hemel Hempstead in about a month, and I wouldn’t dream of packing myself – as mentioned above though, it’s probably worth unpacking yourself, as the movers won’t know where you want things to go.scotabroadMember
Another vote for the packing service, have used it four times now and worth every penny, depends on how much stuff you have mind. We have a pile of crap in a four+ bedroomed house.
Unpacking service can be worth it, it gets rid of all the carboard boxes and packing paper whcih can be a real pain.
YOu can also have fun finding the weirdest thing they packed. We have had bricks from garage, bread from kitchen, fruit from fruit bowl. Which is interesting on opening if its been in storage for a month or two.. 😯Posted 9 years ago
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