When preparing for your move and packing up all your items and possessions, more often then not you run out of time. Find out from the moving company the costs for packing up any remaining items left unpacked when the movers arrive. You will want to know whether they charge per box or hourly for packing up your items. If you have a choice, it is better to pay for hourly packing. Movers can pack several boxes in an hour and the charge is usually substantially less if you pay per hour then per box.