Taking the goods to the destination is only half the job done. After packing
and moving them to the final place, unpacking is a crucial aspect and must
be done as carefully as the packing job. It needs trained hands to unpack
the items, carefully and in a systematic manner.
Unraveling the contents, positioning the furniture, hanging stuff on the
walls etc is a time consuming part and needs assistance. Unpackers pick up
where the movers stop - they unpack boxes, wash everything, put everything
away and arrange them at the proper place. Their services are specially
useful when the items are in bulk or there are many fragile items that need
Being professionals in this industry, sometimes the unpackers also give
useful tips regarding the setting up of the items. Some relocators have the
clause that if the packing is done through them, they should also be hired
for unpacking (purely for liability reasons). This must be checked out
before signing any contract.
Taking help for unpacking service allows the individual or an entire set up
to get back to a normal routine as quickly as possible. Some of the
unpacking tasks that are undertaken by the service providers are:
- Unpacking of the boxes.
- Placement of fragile items.
- Furniture assembly and positioning.
- Hanging of shelves and cabinets.
- Rubbish disposal.
- Unpacking fragile items.
- Unpack cartons and place goods into cupboards.
- Cupboards, shelves and bench tops are wiped clean.
- Place food items into the pantry and refrigerator.
- Clothing is unpacked and hung in wardrobes.
- Beds are freshly made.
- Linen and towels are sorted and color coordinated.
- Books are neatly arranged onto bookshelves.
- Crystal, silverware and family heirlooms placed into wall units.
Depending on the customers specifications, either all the boxes or just
a few of them are unpacked, to suit the needs. This allows them the time to
clean and organize before putting them away. Whether the unpacking service
availed is full or partial, depends on the needs and budget of the client.
The unpacking service providers also make sure that the goods reach the
destination in time. Hence, these are also sometimes referred to as "destination
services". At the time of unpacking, all the items that are taken out
are also checked before they are finally put at the right place, in order to
avoid any misplacement.
Also, the final inventory of all belongings must be compared to the initial
inventory to make sure that nothing is missing lost. In case of damaged
items, they must be left untouched as a proof for any insurance claims.