At A Wise Move, we provide a professional packing or unpacking service that will save your time and make your move a lot easier. When using our packing services, you will only pay our cost price for all materials used instead of retail price.
To keep your costs at a minimum we use an hourly rate system so we can pack everything, or only some things, according to your needs. It should be noted that where items are packed by our packers and are moved by A Wise Move Inc, then A Wise Move Inc Written No Damage Guarantee applies.
"What about packing? What do I need? And how long will it take?"
You can save a lot of money if you do the bulk of the packing on your own. We've prepared a general Packing Guideline, to help you plan the preparation for your move. Depending on the size of your home, you should start packing about 2 - 4 weeks prior to your move. Whatever you do - Don't leave it to the last minute! You don't want to rush when it comes to packing your belongings. Give yourself time to do it right.
"What needs to be boxed? And where do I get boxes?"
All loose belongings need to be boxed. This even includes more challenging items like paintings, TV's, electronics, and lamps. They all need to be protected.
You can purchase clean, new boxes from A Wise Move that are double-corrugated for extra strength and available in special sizes that make it much easier and safer to pack your belongings. We suggest that you call your relocation consultant to schedule a free delivery of your boxes and other packing materials. For prices and sizes, see our Packing Supplies section.
Before you start packing, it's important to know how many boxes your move will require. This will help you budget your time and money. Use the chart below to help you estimate.
|Type of Dwelling:||No. of People:||No. of Boxes*:|
|Studio||1||28 - 30|
|2||33 - 35|
|1 Bedroom Apartment||1||35 - 38|
|2||45 - 48|
|2 Bedroom Apartment||1||52 - 55|
|2||58 - 60|
|2 adults, 1 child||70 - 72|
|2 adults, 2 children||72 - 75|
|3 Bedroom House/Apartment||2 adults, 2 children||100 - 102|
|4 Bedroom House & Up||2 adults, 3 children||120 - 125 & up|
*This estimate is based on standard, average moves. Depending upon individual lifestyle, the actual contents contained in any apartment can vary significantly from one household to another.
"What other materials do I need?"
It takes more than boxes to ensure the successful relocation of your belongings - unbroken, unscratched, undented. No matter how simple or complicated your move, it will be more successful with the following materials: