Have you considered using packing-only services for assistance during your move?  Sometimes people make hasty and uninformed choices regarding the movers and the help they think they need, not knowing that a trusted Cleveland company like Moving Ahead Services provides customized packing-only services.  In fact, you may not need a full-service move.   You may not know what you need, actually, and you may be hesitant to contact a company for fear of being up-sold.  We get it.  You don’t want to be pressured into services you don’t need, and it’s hard to know who to trust and who to invite into your home or business to handle your valuables.

How to Know Who to Trust

The staff at Moving Ahead Services happily will discuss your moving situation and will take the time to get to know you and your circumstances.  We understand how important it is to start a moving project with trust and confidence.  Unfortunately, the moving industry is chock-full of unsavory people looking to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers.  It can be hard to know which company to trust.  It can be especially hard to let people you don’t know into your space.  Moving Ahead Services understands this perspective, and we want to build a relationship with you.

Our Cleveland packing service is comprised of knowledgable, vetted, and experienced staff.  We don’t hire extras or same-day contractors so we can train our crew with the expertise, integrity, and the values we expect.   We encourage our customers to read our real-time customer reviews, noted here.  We are also happy to connect you with past customers for an in-depth conversation should you require.

Talk with our friendly and knowledgable staff about the size of your space and your timeline, and we will work with you on a plan that is a perfect fit.

What to do Before the Packers Arrive

It will come as no surprise that your first step is to get organized.  It’s worth repeating: getting organized will save you time, money, and stress in the days before your moving day and on packing day.  On the day your packers arrive, you’ll want them to be fast and efficient, and the less volume of items to work with, the better.  As a general rule, try to sort, sell, donate, and discard anything you do not want moved to your new location.  In Cleveland, there are several nonprofit organizations that will happily repurpose your previously-loved items, including furniture, clothing, housewares, etc.  Check out the resource page for Cleveland-area donation organizations.  If you get organized now, you won’t have to find a place for things in your new location that you don’t need or want in the first place, and you may feel good helping someone else in need!

How Best to Sort and Decide?

How to decide on your items? That’s the tricky part.  It may help to designate rooms or spaces in your current home for different categories of things.  One room would be for items you mean to donate.  Another room would be for items you mean to sell.  Yet another room would be for items that you need to have with you in your own personal vehicle for handy access on the days bookending your move (toiletries, a few sets of clothes, medicines, pet food, etc.)  Try to move out any items that are not moving with you.  You’ll avoid paying for the packers’ time and the supplies.

Crunched for Time?

If time is not abundant and you don’t have the luxury of extended thinking and sorting, try to place items by room in your house.  When the packers come, they will prepare, wrap, pad, box, and label items according to the rooms in your house.   If you have a set of glassware stored in the bedroom closet, for example, those glasses may be in a box labeled “Bedroom” on packing day.  In summary, it’s best to think like a packer and rearrange your house temporarily so that boxes are labeled in a way that makes sense to you.

Overall, you should expect a packing service that works with you through every stage of your packing.  You should expect an itemized inventory list of what was packed, one that is legible and easy to understand.  You should expect packers that are careful, precise, thorough, efficient, not-rushed, methodical, and personable.  Contact Moving Ahead Services in Cleveland for the packing-only assistance that you expect and deserve.