Packers and Movers Blog

17th June 2015

Difference between Self Packing and Professional Movers

Posted on: 17th June 2015

I remember a day, when one of my friends was shifting his home and asked me to help him. It was Sunday and I was free, so I said “yes sure”. I reached his house. He lived on the ground floor. He asked me to help in packing his household stuffs. I was amazed to see that he had many small and big sized items, including electronic, furniture and other, but doesn’t had proper boxes or cartons to pack them. When I asked about boxes he said “just use whatever you find”, I said, “This way how you can be sure about the safety of your belongings? Your goods can be damaged while shifting.”

However, he was not ready to find packers and movers in Hyderabad; he was moving to Mumbai. I was there at 9:00 am and it now it was 1:00 pm; only half of the things were packed... I was little upset, so I called the shifting company in Hyderabad and hired them for relocation. They were so quick at their task, though my friend was not happy with my decision, I said, “They will pack the remaining things.” 

Finally, packaging done within half hour and we moved to Mumbai. Here, he rented a new house but at fourth floor. Now, when they started moving items, soon my friend realized the importance of hiring professional relocation service providers.


Let me explain the difference what I found in self packing and professional shifting company. 

•    Boxes packed by my friend and me were not properly stretched and products in those boxes were not properly settled, because boxes were not appropriate for the items being packed in it.  Anyone could hear the sound coming out from the boxes when two items collided.  On the other hand, professionally packed boxes by the reliable packers and movers in Hyderabad were not making any sound. However, the main shock was yet to come. When they opened every box that both of us had packed, some of the items were damaged, because more than two goods were in one box without any separation with foam or cardboard.  On the other hand, professionally packed items were safe. 

•    One box was left open, I don’t know how. Then a packer told me, “You used ordinary tape to pack boxes.” After that I came to know about some specific tape and glue that the best shifting company uses to pack boxes, container etc. It depends on box material to decide which tape of glue needs to be used. 

•    While they had packed similar stuffs in one box without mixing glass and metal in one, my friend packed every type of stuff in one box. It caused damages and other issues.

During the packing of items, the providers of relocation services team marked each box and container to separate them easily after unloading. They were able to know which box relates to which room or kitchen.



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