How much does it cost to pack a (3) three-bedroom house?
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Average cost to pack a three-bedroom house?

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September 20, 2013 under Moving Labor

Answered by Nicole La Capria

September 26, 2013

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Hiring packing services can be a huge convenience and an important preventative measure to protect your goods from costly damage during their trip. However, how do you determine if the benefits are worth the cost? If you have a large home filled with belongings and furniture, a tight schedule, and a significant amount of valuable or fragile items, you may opt to hire professional packers.

How Much Will It Cost?

The price of professional packers is usually determined by the volume of your belongings, the time it will take to pack them, and the cost of the necessary supplies. While it certainly varies, the contents of the average three-bedroom weigh about 10,000 pounds. According to an online packing service calculator, the expenses you will incur will be about:

  • $600 for Labor
  • $300 for Materials

How to Save Money on Packing Services

If you would like a little assistance with your packing, but are on a fixed moving budget, there are a few ways to get the help without spending a fortune:

  • Only pay for packing assistance for your difficult, valuable and fragile items. This includes furniture, electronics, china, glassware, artwork and antiques.
  • Use your own supplies. Acquire your ownboxes, packing paper, bubble wrap and moving blankets. However, before doing so be sure to discuss this option when you receive your estimate--some companies include the cost of packing materials in your fixed hourly rate, without offering a discount if you provide your own materials.

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