How it Works

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to moving labor and what the service entails. The simplest way to think of moving labor is movers without the truck. Yes, we know this sounds strange to many of you and it's why we cover the topic so extensively. Simply put, moving labor fills the physical and skilled requirements for anyone who plans to move themselves.

"Moving yourself", also referred to as a "self move" or "do-it-yourself move", is when you decide to rent a truck, portable storage container, trailer or freight truck for your move. By renting a truck or storage container you solve the transportation portion of your move, but your household items still need to be physically loaded or unloaded. Movers that specialize in moving labor, the actual loading, unloading and/or packing of household items, are a necessary component of a do-it-yourself move for many people.

Step 1

Step 1

You Rent the Truck

Step 2

Step 2

We Load, Unload or Pack

Step 3

Step 3

You Save 40-60%

Step 1: Rent the Truck, Container or Trailer

Truck rentals, portable storage containers and moving trailers are all affordable and abundant options for a do-it-yourself move. Which method you choose should be based on your relocation situation and budget. We've provided an in depth overview regarding these methods and how to choose one for both local moves and long distance moves. You can also explore moving guides and resources for each type of transportation and storage in our learning center.

Step 2: Hire Moving Labor

The coolest feature about moving labor is the flexibility. Unlike a traditional van line, we can help with as much or as little as you would like. Hire our movers to load the truck, unload the truck or simply to pack boxes. Even if you hire us just to load your moving truck you can still limit our time on site to heavy furniture only or whatever specific need you have. With moving labor you have the option to be as hands on, or off, as you would like to be.

Step 3: Save Money!

The greatest benefit of do-it-yourself moving is in the savings. Full service moves are expensive, really expensive. By combining a rented moving truck or storage container (step 1) with moving labor to load and unload (step 2) you can save an average of 40-60% when compared to a traditional full service moving company.

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