Can Your Movers Drive My Rented Moving Truck?

Hiring a Rental Truck Driver

If you have decided to rent a moving truck for your do-it-yourself move you may then wonder, "Can I actually drive this thing?" If you're one of those people don't worry, it's a very common concern.

My initial advice to anyone concerned about driving a rented moving truck is don't be. Although the truck may seem massive and the drive daunting, you'll quickly find that they are easy to drive and not nearly as scary as you initially thought. The largest issue most people have is the lack of a


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Why Your Home Square Footage is Important When Moving

Why Square Footage of Your Home Is Important for Moving Help Companies

If you are planning to hire moving help for an upcoming move it is likely you may be asked about the square footage of your home. This question is much more likely to be asked if you are hiring a full service moving company, a company that provides movers and a truck, but it may also be necessary when hiring moving labor help. This is especially true when you are hiring movers to pack your home into boxes, as the square footage gives an accurate representation of the scope of work


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How to Hire Moving Help for Packing Services

Moving Help for Packing Services

If you plan to hire moving help to pack up your home then you may have some questions as to how our packing service works. You may also need help understanding how we price and bill for packing materials and moving supplies, and what options are available to you for those materials.

This moving guide is intended to help you understand how our movers can help you with the packing process, whether you need help packing one room or your entire home.

It's important to understand that the term


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Should I Use a 'You Load, We Drive' Moving Trailer to Move?

Using a Moving Trailer for Long Distance Moves

As we've previously reviewed, you have three primary transportation and storage options when it comes to a do-it-yourself move: A rented moving truck, a portable storage container (POD), or a 'You Load, We Drive' moving trailer. Today we are going to discuss the 'You Load, We Drive' moving trailer option, helping you understand what this transportation option entails, how it works, and when a moving trailer should be used for your move.




Still not sure what transportation and storage option


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Should I Use a POD Storage Container to Move?

Using a POD Container for Moving

The majority of us planning a do-it-yourself move will have three primary options when it comes to transportation and storage: A rented moving truck, a portable storage container (POD), or a 'You Load, We Drive' freight trailer. Today we're looking at the storage POD option, helping you understand what a POD container is, how it works, and when a POD should be used for your move.


Although a POD container can be used in most moving situations, it is not always the right choice. A POD is


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How Big are Moving PODs, Rental Trucks and Freight Trailers?

How Big is a Moving POD and Moving Truck

If you are planning a do-it-yourself move, you are likely going to rent a moving POD container, moving truck or freight trailer to transport and store your items. But did you know that each option can have many different size variations? Size options vary from company to company; some only have one size option while others may have five or more. We've created this nifty moving guide to help you determine what size options are available from popular portable storage (POD), rental truck and


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What Types of Rope and Tie Down Straps to use for Rented Moving Trucks, Trailers and POD Units

Help Choosing Tie Downs and Rope to Load a Truck or POD

Every day around the country our movers are busy loading rented moving trucks, POD units and freight trailers, most for long distance moves. Unfortunately, hiring trained moving professionals isn't enough if you want your household items to arrive at your new home without damage; rope and tie down straps are often a necessary component of a successful move.

So what type of tie down is best for your truck, trailer or POD? What size should you purchase? How many should you have? Believe it


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5 Reasons to Hire Movers to Help Load Your Truck or POD

Movers to Load a Truck or POD

Moving is a physically demanding and exhausting task for most people. Even if you are in peak physical shape, you will likely find that it is far more difficult than anticipated. But the importance of hiring moving help goes far beyond the heavy lifting, especially when loading your moving truck or POD. Navigating the complicated loading process is daunting, so it's best to have professional movers available to load your items for you. Simply put, loading a truck or POD requires experience


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We've Acquired MovingLabor.Com!

Elite Moving Labor<sup>TM</sup> Acquires MovingLabor.Com

We're excited to announce that, effective March 26th, 2014, we have acquired movinglabor.com. Our acquisition of the domain name will ultimately be part of a series of software and website improvements designed to make the customer experience better and more efficient. All of us here at Elite Moving Labor are working hard to help make the process of hiring movers for your do-it-yourself move easier.

The official press release is included below.

March 26th, 2014 - Tampa, Florida – Elite


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How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Moving Truck?

How Much Does It Cost To Rent a Moving Truck

Renting a moving truck is one of the most affordable ways to move. Commonly referred to as a do-it-yourself (DIY) move, a rental truck is a great option for both local and long distance moves. Although rental truck pricing is relatively simple to understand, there are also a lot of misconceptions as to how much a truck rental will cost. We've created a simple breakdown that will tell you everything you need to know about the cost of renting a moving truck.

Hiring moving labor to help load


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Moving Companies That Display The Elite Moving Labor 'Verified' Badge

Moving Companies Displaying Supplier Verified Badge

In March 2014 we officially gave permission to our active moving company vendors to use our Supplier 'Verified' badge for display on their website. If you're a consumer shopping for a reputable moving company, you may have come across this badge and are wondering what it means. Let's first help you understand what a Supplier is and why we verify them.

What is a Supplier?

Elite Moving LaborTM provides moving labor help nationwide to more than 23,000 customers each year. It would be nearly


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Tips for Preparing a College Move-In or Move-Out

Moving Help for College Student Moves

Spring is almost upon us, and if you are a college student, it probably means that you are getting ready to move, whether you will be living in a college dorm or an apartment off-campus. If you plan on hiring moving labor to help load or unload your moving truck or POD, then now is a great time to start getting quotes and scheduling movers. Regardless if you are hiring movers, or if you are moving yourself into the dorms, it is always a great idea to be as prepared as possible and plan

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Hiring Movers To Move Furniture In Your Existing Home

Hire Movers to Move Furniture Within Your Home

Chances are you wouldn't know this type of moving service even existed until you needed it. Believe it or not, there are many different reasons why you may need to hire a moving company to move furniture or boxes within your existing home or on your property. In fact, there is such a demand for this service that, on average, 14% of our reservations fall into this category. Although a relatively small percentage of our overall reservations, it still translates to approximately 3,200 of these


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Free Ways to Recycle Old Electronics and Printer Ink Cartridges

Recycle or Trade in Old Electronics

Whether you're preparing to move, recently completed a move, or you are simply organizing and decluttering, you may find that you have old, damaged or otherwise unwanted electronics. It's human nature to look for the easiest solution and simply throw these items into the trash, but doing so can have adverse environmental effects and it's just down right wasteful. Luckily, many top electronic manufacturers and retailers have made the process of recycling old electronics and ink cartridges easy


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America's Best Small Towns in 2013

America's Best Small Towns 2013

CNN Money has just released their annual rankings for "America's Best Small Towns" as part of their "Best Places to Live" series. Although there are many new ranking reports published every month, for every possible category from "Best Towns for Hippies" to "Healthiest Cities", this particular report is broader and more relevant to the majority of American's who are relocating. We've decided to blog about this report because, for the first time in a long time, the results are evenly spread


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5 Tips for Finding Affordable Storage from A Self Storage Facility

Tips for Finding Affordable Self Storage for Household Goods

Whether you are moving, downsizing, staging your home, renovating or organizing you may eventually need to shop around for a storage unit. Self storage facilities are everywhere, seemingly on every street corner, but how do you choose the right one? Perhaps more importantly, how do you find the best price? How can you locate the best deal?

We've taken the time to research and compile the 5 best ways to reduce the cost of your self storage unit. Our list is outlined in descending


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How to Determine the Size of a Side-by-Side or French Door Refrigerator

How to Determine the Size of a Side-by-Side or French Door Refrigerator

You're moving soon and you have a side-by-side or french door refrigerator (SBS for short), a pretty common appliance these days. Because side-by-side refrigerators can vary greatly in size, weight and bulkiness we often need to know just how large your refrigerator really is. Understanding the size will allow us to accurately determine how many movers are required for it to be moved safely. To make this process as easy as possible we have outlined several different methods to help you


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A Schedule for Keeping Self Packing Stress Free

A Time Schedule for Packing Before Your Move

Are you moving soon? If so, we know this can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. Some homeowners try to save money by packing themselves, if you have the time, this is a great way to reduce your overall moving costs. However, it is important to remember to stay organized, start early, and be patient with yourself.

Once you have a closing date on your home, it is important to start getting organized to move. If you are going to pack yourself, but are hiring a moving company to move your


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Finding the Best Deals on Furniture Blankets, Paper Pads and Quilts

Find Affordable Furniture Blankets and Pads for Moving

Over the years we have covered the topic of furniture pads pretty extensively. Recently, there have been some updates worthy of reporting, notably their affordability, which has prompted us to write another blog.

Until recently, furniture protection was not readily available to the general public unless you were willing to shell out big bucks. The majority of the lower cost options, such as paper pads and textile blankets (discussed below), were only available online and they were far more


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How to Keep Pets and Kids Occupied On Moving Day

How to Move with Kids and Pets

Approximately 12 percent of U.S. residents moved in 2012 according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and many of those moving include families with children or pets. Moving day can be a difficult time for both kids and animals, so keeping them happy and distracted can go a long way toward ensuring the moving day experience is calm and peaceful.

One of the simplest ways to keep pets and kids distracted, or at least out of the way, is to arrange for them to visit friends or relatives or, in


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