Some people feel at ease when they pack their belongings on their own before a removal. Such people may not be comfortable about letting strangers pack their belongings. Others may be motivated by the desire to save some money during the removal process. However, it is advisable to let professional removalists to pack your belongings if you are planning an interstate removal. This article discusses some reasons why this approach is advisable.
Avoidance of Issues with Customs
Some jurisdictions may have laws that require any belongings crossing state borders to pay some taxes. Security concerns may also prompt entry-point officials to scrutinise all belongings that are being brought into that state. Such officials may be more likely to conduct additional thorough checks and tests on belongings that are marked as "packed by owner" in comparison to items marked as "packed by carrier". This is because professional moving companies may be held to high standards that can result in the revocation of their licence in case they knowingly pack an item that is regarded as contraband.
Any extra inspection that is done on boxes marked "packed by owner" may cause your belongings to take longer to reach their destination. You may even incur additional removal charges due to the failure of the removal truck to finish your assignment in the expected duration. Avoid taking this risk by asking professionals to pack your belongings for the interstate removal.
Quicker Resolution of Insurance Claims
Interstate removal companies do their best to ensure that your belongings are not damaged during the removal process. However, those belongings may be damaged by events outside the control of the interstate removalists, such as earthquakes and floods. It may be easier for you to be compensated for your belongings when such a natural disaster damages or destroys your belongings. This is because many interstate removal companies certify the condition of their clients' belongings when they insure the items during the removal process. This gives the insurance company a basis upon which to process the compensation expeditiously.
Greater Safety of Belongings
Professional removalists know the best way to pack items so that those belongings can withstand the rigours of the road trip across state boundaries. For instance, they may use stronger fasteners to keep boxes tightly covered so that the contents do not spill out during that long journey. This attention to detail can save you from incurring losses when valuable items that can't easily be replaced get damaged due to improper packing for the type of journey that the belongings were going to make.
Avoid taking unnecessary risks. Spend that moderate extra amount so that professionals save you from the risks associated with DIY packing before an interstate removal.