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Asked by Sheryl

July 1, 2012 under Moving Companies

Answered by Nicole La Capria

April 17, 2013

If you are looking for a more affordable alternative to full-service moving but would still like some professional assistance with the most back-breaking aspect of your move, you can hire movers to solely aid you with the loading and/or unloading of your goods.

If you are packing and transporting your own belongings but wish to hire movers to simply load or unload your truck, you are looking for what is called "moving labor". You can acquire your own rental truck and then employ the moving labor service to come and help you carry your self-packed boxes and furniture outside, and load it onto the trailer. You can then enlist their services once again at your new destination to help you unpack!

Some reasons you may opt to hire moving labor:

  • They take care of all of the heavy lifting. Moving is back-breaking work, and you may not have the brawn or the know-how to properly lift cumbersome furniture and appliances.
  • They make the most of your space. Professional moving laborers are trained to stragetically load your belongings onto the truck to maximize space so you can transport everything in one trip on the smallest (and most affordable) rental truck possible.
  • They get the job done quickly. Loading the truck yourself can take a great deal of time if you don't know what you are doing. You may have to re-position, unload and re-load your trailer several times before you get it right.
  • They know the proper ways to carry and load your belongings to reduce the risk of damage. Professionals are skilled in executing the proper procedures for carrying your furniture and possessions and correctly loading them on the truck to prevent damage during transit.

If you'd like to compare quotes from rental truck or moving labor companies for your upcoming relocation, you can start here at Movers.com, and don't forget to stop back and let us know how your experience was by writing a helpful moving review!

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