If you’re thinking of hiring a professional moving company to handle your next move, be aware that it won’t be cheap. In fact, according to the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), the average cost of a simple local move is $2,300 for four movers at $200 per hour. And if it is an interstate move, it’s going to cost you more then $4,300, according to the information from the AMSA. This article reveals alternatives of hiring moving help.
If you want to make your moving less expensive all you need is a rental moving truck and a few assistants to help out with the heavy lifting, and the loading/unloading of your things. From hiring moving labor professionals to recruiting friends, here are five money-saving options to consider.
… is one of the most reliable online marketplaces for finding and booking these moving labor professionals. According to HireAHelper, the movers are either labor-only moving companies that specialize in load and unload services, or they’re full-service moving companies willing to send workers out on labor-only moving jobs. If anything breaks or is damaged, HireAHelper states that the individual moving company should settle the damage claims on their own. Nevertheless, if they don’t, you have a backup option. HireAHelper provides complimentary mover’s insurance when you place your order for the mover through HireAHelper.
… is a licensed and insured moving and junk removal service. The Tampa-based company offers junk removal services, donation pickups, packing help, residential/commercial moving, and moving labor assistance nationwide. The company notes that many of their customers actually combine these services when moving. However, if you’re only looking for someone to assist with heavy lifting and single item moves. College Hunks also offers a simple hourly labor option.
… provides customers with an online marketplace to search and locate local moving services in their area. These services propose packing, unpacking, loading, unloading, cleaning and driving assistance. The website also ranks all Moving Helpers based on the company’s star rating. Customers can read unedited customer comments and analyze ratings about each and every Moving Helper before making their decision. This way you can easily find the most reliable service.
If you’re planning to hire moving labor professionals, you’ll probably rent a moving truck as well. Fortunately, most rental truck companies also offer to load and unload services directly through their websites. For example, U-Haul partners with Moving Help (mentioned above) to find local laborers in the area and Budget Truck Rental partners with HireAHelper. Make sure to check with your specific rental truck company to see what labor options are available for your next move.
… is the best option, especially if you have some pretty strong buddies and need to save money.
Besides saving plenty of cash, a DIY move grants you total control (and flexibility) over the move. You may control the timing and the way you pack and protect your belongings, loading and unloading the moving truck. Additionally, when it comes to packing all of your precious belongings, you won’t have to worry about boxing up everything according to your mover’s guidelines.
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