Contents Pack Out
Sometimes knowing what not to do can be the most valuable information a person, or in this case a business, can have in their toolbox. When I packed out my first contents job five years ago, there were definitely some warning signs I wish someone had posted for me. Let me tell you it would have made the job a whole lot smoother. I managed to complete the job with few issues and my client was ecstatic in the end, giving me a raving testimonial. But the pack out itself was harder and way more stressful than it needed to be because I didn't know what not to do. First, don't use unprofessional equipment and supplies. Do not go to the big box stores and buy off the shelf boxes that are not standard in size and are flimsy in construction. Use an appliance dolly to move appliances. Don't skip steps. The magic is in the details. And lastly, give your client control. There is never a time during a contents restoration job and especially during the pack out process that a homeowner should feel not in control of their items.