As DIY moves become more commonplace the concept of hiring movers to load, unload and pack is being accepted by a greater portion of the population. However, despite the widespread use of moving labor we still receive countless calls each week which ask, "I have a [rental truck, storage container, moving trailer, etc] and need movers to load it, is that something you do?" Each time the answer is inevitably, "That's exactly what we do". Perhaps if we weren't "in the biz" we wouldn't quite understand the concept either so we wanted to take a moment and provide some clarity as to what moving labor is and the services we provide.
Yes, you can hire movers to just load, unload or pack
Believe it or not, there are moving companies that do not have moving trucks (*Shameless plug alert*), including us here at MovingLabor.com. The concept is simple, it's generally more affordable to provide your own truck, storage container or freight trailer than it is to hire a full service moving company. Once you have obtained a transportation method you likely still have one problem: How do I get my household items loaded into (and out of) the truck? Well, that's where we come in. Despite contrary belief, "hiring" your friends may not be the best option. Assuming they actually show up you're tasked with completing a skillful activity with unskilled people, assuming that none of your friends are movers.
Why hire movers to load & unload?
The most obvious benefit to hiring movers is that you won't need to lift the heavy furniture. In fact, this is the primary reason that people call us for service. However, there are many other benefits that people fail to realize. Luckily for you we have outlined some of these awesome benefits below:
Maximize Usable Space
Movers know how to pack and load a moving truck, they are skilled individuals that can puzzle your household goods like a game of Tetris. By hiring professionals you allow yourself to effectively utilize the rented space and potentially reduce the amount you need to purchase (notably for ABF U-Pack customers).
This one goes hand in hand with packing correctly, properly loaded items won't shift resulting in a lower probability of broken or damaged items.
Movers are Faster
A team of professional movers will load or unload your moving truck faster than you and your friends, guaranteed. Spend less time moving your furniture and more time getting to your new home.
If you decide to hire your friends instead of movers you will likely compensating them with pizza and beer. A few pizzas and a couple cases of beer will probably add up quickly and be comparable, if not more, than the cost of hiring movers for a few hours.