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Asked by Margaret

July 2, 2013 under Moving Labor

I have approximately 5,000 lb of items to move. I want to rent a truck but I need someone to help move the bigger items from the rental truck into the new house I am moving into. How do I find someone who does this sort of thing


Answered by Staff Writer

July 3, 2013

Five thousand pounds is no joke. And yes, you surely need someone to help you move your large belongings into your new digs. Good news is, you have several options.

First, since you may wind up hiring a moving service to assist you, know the types of moving services there are so you are more informed when you call to compare service and cost. With at least two options, you can choose from a full-service, professionals packing, loading, transporting and unloading your household items or moving labor, professionals carrying large items into house. Of course, the third options is your friends who are free. (However, you might want to treat them to dinner if they decide to haul your heavy load on and off a truck for you).

It will inevitably be far more expensive if you hire full-service professionals then if you hire small movers. Ultimately, the decision is up to you and surely depends on the time and money you do or don't have available. Though we can't make that decision for you, Movers.com can readily inform you on all the right questions to ask a mover, whether you are hiring them part-time or full-time labor. If you opt for a DIY move, then be prepared to really do it yourself, since lifting heavy loads unto a moving truck is not easy. However, if you load a truck safely, you and your items will be free from harm.

Yet, depending on how large and heavy the fixtures are, you may want to err on the side of caution and consider a moving company to help you. Simply search companies here at Movers.com and pick from a plethora of services near you. When you finally settle in on the large sofa you just had help carrying in, take a moment and fill out a moving review form so others can benefit from your experience.

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