If you are moving soon then you undoubtedly have thought about getting help with your move. Hiring help alleviates stress, helps ensure that your belongings are taken care of, and it also ensures that no one gets injured by carrying too much. Here are six ideas that you can utilize to make sure your move goes well by hiring help.
6 Ways to Hire Help for Your Move
1. Hire Professional Movers
The most obvious option is to hire professional movers. They can do as much as you want them to do, whether it's pack and move everything or simply just put everything in a moving truck after you have packed everything.
Hiring professional movers is certainly the least stressful way to move. They can take care of everything for you while you handle anything else that needs your attention. You can check out Movers.com to check out movers and see who will work best for your needs.
2. Use Facebook
A lot of communities nowadays have Facebook community pages where people can post things they have for sale, things that they need, and the services they need. You can go onto Facebook saying you’ll pay however much money to help you load up a rental truck or whatever the help you might need is.
While it is difficult to trust strangers, if you need help you might turn to your local community Facebook page to hire some help. Of course, if you aren’t comfortable having strangers pack up your belongings, you could ask them to help with other tasks that you need to be done. Loading up the truck is a big one, or even just getting help moving heavy items could help out a lot in a move.
3. Use the Nextdoor App
The Nextdoor website and app are available all over the United States, The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and many other countries. With it, you can communicate with people in your local community and ask for help, sell things, and ask for advice. You’ll even see the occasional post of "did you hear that" when fireworks go off in your neighborhood.
This is a great tool because you can make a post similar to the Facebook post of “need help packing” or “need help moving boxes into the rental truck” and people local to you will help you out (especially with the incentive of money or food). We use this tool quite a bit to see if anyone in the area needs help, if there is any crime, or if someone is having a yard sale.
4. Rental Truck Add-On Help
When you rent a moving truck, many rental companies offer moving help directly on their website. It depends on who that rental company is partnered with (for instance, Budget is partnered with HireAHelper so you’ll get moving options through them).
The labor options you will get will probably be just local companies depending on your location, and the prices can get quite steep depending on your add-on. This does not replace looking into local options since not every local moving company will be on that partner’s site, but it can make getting help considerably easier and more convenient.
5. Hire Your Friends
The most obvious option, besides hiring professional help, is calling up those good buddies of yours and saying, “look bud, I need help, you need money, come help me out”. While friends can sometimes be wishy-washy, it never hurts to ask for help with the offer of money on the table.
This also ensures that you know your stuff is safe since you’ll be with people you know.
6. Local Moving Help
Whether you hire help at your original city, or your destination, using local movers is a great way to get help and help the local community. For example, we did a Google search for “local moving help Austin, Texas” and came up with multiple locally owned companies who can help with local moves in Austin, Texas. For your move, whether you need help getting loading or unloading your home, you can Google “local movers” then put your area.
By Googling local help you will get a better range of options, and you can support local businesses.
There are plenty of options that you have when it comes down to hiring help for your move. You can, of course, hire your friends or local community members to help your pack and move, or you can hire moving companies. While moving companies might be more expensive, it takes the stress off of you and allows you to focus on other things.