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Old 07-15-2016, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Is it reasonable to search for a staging company to pack up all of the excess "stuff" not needed to showcase a home, for a cost? If so, how much would it be for a typical 2200 sqft 4 BR home?

We have no idea what should be packed up before we take photos and list our house. We can't do the packing ourselves due to health/family issues, so we're ok with paying someone for both packing events.

Using separate companies would be fine too, as long as the moving company could somehow access what the staging company packed up, and nothing is lost in the liability/insurance aspect.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I packed up all our non essentials and stored most in the garage. Basically when we put the house on the market we were living with furniture, clothes and some kitchen stuff. Once we sold their rest was packed up in just a few days.
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Old 07-16-2016, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I packed up all our non essentials and stored most in the garage. Basically when we put the house on the market we were living with furniture, clothes and some kitchen stuff. Once we sold their rest was packed up in just a few days.
Good to know! What packing company did you use during the staging phase, how did you find them, and were you able to use them again for the final pack and move too?
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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For staging, ask your realtor for advice. If you want to pack things well enough to move, you might have to pay a mover to do that for you. If you have the mover store the stuff for you, there will be a cost for that as well. But you could store the stuff yourselves in a storage facility, I suppose.

If you know who your mover will be, then you could engage the mover to pack things for you, I imagine.

But-what if you don't sell your house right away? Think all of this through.

And, don't be afraid to discard old things that you don't use any more. It is too costly to move things that you don't really need.
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:17 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Most Movers Charge for packing by the "box" (And they use alot of boxes). Your realtor should be able to point your to resources for hourly packing services. They may or may not supply the boxes/packing materials.

You can stage them in your garage for your later move. If you don't have garage, or can not use it, a Rental unit, or a "Pod" (I would suggest the pod type storage, so the boxes are handled less).

You have Pod delivered, the "Packers" pack it, the Pod is picked up, held in there storage site, then delivered to you new place. You would need to hire Local resources @ the new location to unload the Pod if needed, the Movers you hire to do the rest of your stuff will not unload it.
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