Why Hire Professional Unpackers Once You’ve Moved

Written by Charley Bowling on Mar 16, 2022

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It’s been a long and busy few months, but you’ve done it: you’re one of the 40 million Americans each year who has sold your old home, packed up all of your belongings, transported your family across the country, and now you’re ready at last to settle into your new home.

There’s just one small hitch: all of those boxes aren’t going to unpack themselves.

And unless you want to spend the next few weeks – or even months – of your life getting everything perfect in your new place, you’ll need to bring in backup.

It’s time to call in professional unpackers. We’ve put together a list of just a few of the reasons why you’ll benefit from hiring professional unpackers after you’ve moved in.

Time-Efficient Moving Services

No matter where you live, moving takes a lot of time. Organizing your belongings and packing them securely into boxes can require hours for just one room of your home.

The following is just an estimate we’ve created to give you an idea of the amount of time it takes to pack.

  • Studio to one-bedroom apartment: 1-2 days to pack
  • Two-bedroom home: 2-3 days to pack
  • Four-bedroom home: 4-6 days to pack

Meanwhile, professional movers will be able to get the job done a lot faster. Movers often work in well-synchronized teams that have often worked with each other on many jobs before.

This means that they’ll know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and will be able to adjust their services to unpack your home much more quickly. For instance, certain team members may be much better at assembling furniture than others.

Movers also have no personal tie to your belongings, so they can unpack much more objectively.

Every time you uncover something of sentimental value during the unpacking process, you may take the time to look at it for a few minutes and debate about where you should place it in your home. Movers who will see the same time will decide where the best spot for it is in a matter of seconds.

And the time that you would’ve used to unpack all of your belongings can now be used to get more familiar with your area and adjust to your new life.


If you’ve never done a big move before, it’s especially important that you think about the expertise that professional unpackers can offer you. Here are just a few of the ways in which unpackers will give you added value to your move.

Moving Experience

Most of the movers you’ll encounter will have accomplished dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of moves. It’s common that you’ll have many questions throughout your move, and their experience will make them equipped to answer them.

Real-World Moving Tips

It’s easy to read to go online and learn about the best tips to get ready for your move, and most of this information is often quite valuable. However, there’s nothing like speaking to someone, in person, who can explain to you what the next steps of your moving process should be.

Organizational Advice

Most professional unpackers also have done their fair share of organizing homes.

Instead of trying to navigate how you’ll fit all of your entire wardrobe into that small bedroom closet by yourself, your unpacking team can help you arrange your clothes. They can even give you recommendations for other ways to be creative in your home that will allow you to create a space that is both functional and beautiful.


Before you hire professional movers, you may be wondering what they can pack and unpack. The answer is anything you’d like!

Maybe you want the entire packaging and unpacking process to be left up to the moving team. Maybe you’re just looking for help with your fragile items. Or maybe you just need help moving heavy items where you need them to go.

Expert movers like the members of our Neo Moving team are happy to modify their services based on your moving needs. They understand the stress involved with this major life change better than most. The end goal is always to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Here are just a few of the ways we can help you settle into your new home.

  • Unpack all boxes
  • Unwrap all items
  • Wipe shelves clean and put items away
  • Unroll rugs
  • Reassemble beds
  • Place furniture where you want
  • Put clothes in closets and drawers
  • Remove and recycle all boxes once unpacked

Before you hire your unpacking team, take some time to think about the services that you’ll need. Once you have a better understanding of what you want your unpacking experience to look like, an expert moving team will be more than able to cater their services around your expectations. 


When you hire unpacking professionals, you’re not just hiring a bunch of strangers to open up your stuff and move it around. You’re hiring a group of people who are there to work with you to make sure your needs are met.

Expert movers will focus on open communication, staying in contact with you to make sure deadlines are met and tasks are accomplished for the day.

Professional movers often will encourage you and even invite you to stick around while they’re moving important items so they know exactly where everything should go.

If you want to experiment with different painting placements in your living room, the moving team can give you an idea of what everything will look like before it gets hung up.

Lower Long-term Costs

When you think of hiring a professional unpacking company, the first thing that probably comes to mind is spending money. After all, it’s just another expense that you have to factor into your moving budget.

However, once you consider all of the services that an unpacking company offers, you’ll realize that you actually end up saving both costs and efforts in the long run.

It’s rare that you’ll completely unpack your home in a matter of days if you’re doing the process yourself. More likely, you’ll unpack many necessities within the first few days, like your kitchenware and furniture. 

However, it will probably take weeks before you get around to unpacking everything else. In the meantime, you won’t have access to things you need and may end up buying replacements. Items that sit in boxes for too long can get damaged.

And don’t forget that all of the time that you spend unpacking is time you could be spending at work or with your family.  

Health & Well-Being

survey of 1000 Americans taken last year revealed that they found moving to be one of the most stressful experiences of their life, even more so than divorce or childbirth. And of those who moved alone, about half said they would never move without help again.

These results aren’t surprising, considering all of the stress that moving puts on both your mental and physical health.

Unpacking requires you to be on your feet all day. When you’re not walking around putting items in their new spots, you’re moving to reassemble and lift heavy furniture items.

Don’t forget that after you unpack all of your wall art and mirrors, you’ll need to hang them up. The same goes for the furniture you’ll have to adjust in order to place your rugs.

Sounds exhausting just thinking about it, doesn’t it?

Even for a perfectly healthy person, you run the risk of getting burnt-out, sick, and injured from all of the work you’ll be doing.

But for those people with pre-existing conditions, long workweeks, and families to take care of, it won’t be reasonable to expect your body to be able to take on the burden of unpacking all of your belongings by yourself.

Getting help from commercial movers who can help you unpack relieve you of much of the burden that moving requires.

And remember that survey we mentioned before? 94% of those participants who did use a moving service said that it was worth every penny.

Finding Professional Unpackers

If you’re convinced that hiring professional unpackers is the right choice for your next move, you’ll be happy to hear that you can easily set up your stress-free move using our website. Visit our contact portal to get in touch about how we safely unpack and organize even your most fragile items.

We’re fast, efficient, and thorough – and we’re here to help!