Packing takes time and energy. Moving companies estimate that it takes two people at least two to three days, without professional assistance, to prepare and pack the contents of an average three-bedroom home.
It is also very important to use the proper packing containers and wrapping materials. Improperly packed items can be easily damaged or broken. Odd size cartons constructed of improper materials or without lids take longer to load and move, increasing your charges and risk of damage. It is also recommended that you purchase proper packing materials from your mover.