Unpacking Your Stress: Why Hiring a Professional Unpacking Service is Worth the Investment for Busy Professionals Moving Homes
As a busy professional, moving or relocating can be quite overwhelming for you and your entire family. You have a lot on your plate, from work obligations to ensuring that your loved ones settle in to your new home, and while your intentions maybe to plan and execute a seamless move- you simply don't have enough time.
That's where a professional organizer comes in - by hiring a professional to manage your move or at least the unpacking phase, you can save time, reduce stress, and ensure that your new home is set up for success from the start.
As a small business owner, wife, and mother I pride myself on being in-touch; so with the current economy in mind I completely understand why some people may be hesitant to invest in hiring professional help for their move. In reality, the moving process will always present a certain level of stress and added expense, so the idea of spending even more money on top of that may seem absurd. And then there are the countless options on Pinterest and TikTok for DIY moving and packing, which can make it seem easy to handle it all on your own. However, in my 10 + years as a professional organizer, I've seen the positive lasting impact that hiring a professional can have during the move process. Simply put, it's money well spent. When you understand the value of your time and peace of mind, the small saving, if any don't compare. Being that moving season is upon us, I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you why you should consider hiring a professional organizer to assist you with the unpacking process at the bare minimum. I'll drop a few pro tips on how hiring professionals to unpack your home can make your move smoother and more efficient.
When to Hire an Unpacking Service:
you have a deadline
you need skilled labors
you need more support
you have reduced mobility
you start work immediately
you want to stay on budget
Why Hire an Professional Unpacking Service:
#1 Save Time & Energy
Get an immediate ROI by delegating
Hands down one of the biggest advantages of hiring a professional organizer is that they can help you save time & energy. They focus on doing what they are trained to do well, so you can focus on your work and your family while they take care of the details of your move. Some organizers offer full-service options which may include; coordinating & hiring movers, day of move support, packing and labeling your belongings, space planning, and unpacking services. As a first step, I suggest doing a brain dump and separating the task that you want to delegate. Remember, your time & energy are valuable and only you can spend it wisely.
Pro Tip: On average it takes Americans 182 days to unpack- Realtor.com That's half a year! In contrast, an average unpack takes a Professional Organizing crew less than a week.
#2 Space Planning
Create function and ease in your home
The first step to a successful unpack is to create & confirm each room's layout. A professional organizer will assess your new home and provide recommendations on how to optimize your space. They will work with you to create a layout that fits your needs and makes the most of your available space. This also comes in handy during the unload. With their expertise, you can ensure
that your new home is functional, comfortable, and organized.
Pro Tip: This step is essential if you're looking to stay on budget. A space plan helps movers work quickly and efficiently, which can reduce the number how hours your paying for.
#3 An Organized Unpack
Prevent clutter and disorganization now.
Unpacking can be the most time-consuming and exhausting part of moving into a new home. Not to mention, one of the major pain points after moving is not knowing where anything is! Professional organizers have unpacked and organized more households than the average person, so setting up key areas of the home such as bathrooms and kitchens come second nature to them. The process of an organized unpack is simple yet, detailed. You might wonder what's included? While the services that each professional organizer offers may differ, here's what's generally included:
Unpack all boxes
Wipe off shelves
Put away & organize
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Pro Tip: Did you know that most people who struggle with situational disorganization can clearly identify a life transition that contributed to their current circumstances? As they say, "An once of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
The Difference Matters- Movers vs. Professional Organizers
If you have every opted-in for the unpacking service from a moving company, you may have been less than thrilled with the end results.. It's literally the second most common complaint I hear when working with clients (the first is damage items). Here's the deal, I'm not into speaking negatively of other small businesses, so I'll just state facts based on my knowledge & experience. Most moving companies do an excellent job when it comes to packing, however, unpacking is a different scenario. The standard in the moving industry is what’s called the “one touch” method. This means that the movers will remove all of the items from the boxes, unwrap them and set them on a flat surface. Their goal is to unpack and remove all the boxes and packing paper from your home, which sounds great until you overwhelmed by piles of stuff that is not put away in an organized manner.
In contrast, a professional organizer's goals includes unpacking all of the boxes but they will also work systematically throughout each room, carefully unpacking and organizing your belongings in a way that makes sense for you and your family. Our client Amanda said it best, "It seemed like an unnecessary expense, but the benefits far outweigh the costs".
Get The Moving Help You Need
In our 10 years of experience, we have seen how much time and energy you can save, but above all else you'll start your new chapter in a home that feels organized and clutter-free. By investing in a professional service that takes the time to organize as they unpack, you're setting yourself up for long-term success and a smoother transition into your new space. So if you're planning a move in the near future, I encourage you to consider whether hiring a professional unpacking service to take the stress off you and your family's plate.
Take the time to find the support you need to make your move a success, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a job well done. Remember, every investment in yourself and your home is worth it. Contact us today Click Here to learn more about how we can help you!