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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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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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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Summer Moving Tips for 2013 - Book Early for Peak Demand Dates

Do-it-yourself moving tips for the summer

The 2013 moving season looks to be one of the busiest in years. Home values are increasing, sales are rebounding, employers are hiring, the economy is recovering and competition in the moving industry is driving down relocation costs.

Planning ahead is the best way to make sure your move goes smoothly. Hire your movers and reserve your rental truck or portable storage unit as far in advance as possible. Be aware of your moving dates - do they fall at the end or beginning of the month? On a


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Beat the Heat! New 7am-9am Arrival Window

Hire moving labor in the early morning during the summer

The summer moving season is approaching quickly and an estimated 20 million Americans will be relocating during the peak months, April-September. While scheduling your movers in advance is important (How far in advance should I book my movers?), we wanted to briefly discuss an often forgotten, and just as important, topic - heat. According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2012 was the hottest year on record and the "second-worst for extreme weather such as


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Simple Self Moving Tips from our Newest Employee

Things I Learned About RelocationSometimes it's not so easy for long term employees and industry professionals to think like a customer. After all, our job is to know everything there is to know about the self moving industry. From moving labor to self move planning and transportation solutions, it is our job to be experts. While this can be a great thing, it can also hinder our ability to see the relocation process from a customers point of view.

This has never been more apparent than this past week when our newest employee


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Move your Business with Ease!

Local business moversNo one looks forward to the logistics of making a big move - especially if the process involves relocating an established business or restaurant. Whether you are changing your address to move into a better market, to get a bigger space or because you are trying to save money, there is a lot to consider when moving your restaurant.

Perhaps you wonder how to make the moving process as smooth as possible, all the while hoping that your existing customer base will follow you to your new location.


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Top 6 Reasons to Hire Moving Labor

Top 6 Reasons to Hire Moving LaborYou are in the process of planning a do-it-yourself move and are wondering, "Should I hire movers to help?" The answer will be different for each person, based primarily upon your unique situation. To help you decide we are going to look at the top 6 reasons to hire moving labor.

  1. Moving is way harder than it looks. Most people are completely overwhelmed on moving day because they didn't realize how much stuff they had, especially if it has been a while since your last move. Moving is

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Moving Labor Compared to Full Service Moving for Local Moves

It seems like more and more people these days are choosing a self move option for their long distance relocation, and who can blame them? Self moving options are reliable, flexible, customizable and most importantly affordable. But self moves are not solely for those moving long distance, there are many affordable moving options for local moves too. The bottom line is that local moves are going to cost less than long distance moves, regardless of whether or not you move yourself or hire a full


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Make Moving Affordable With Moving Labor Discounts

Like Elite Moving Labor<sup>TM</sup> on FacebookWe love saving money and we would be willing to bet that you do to. That's why we felt compelled to tell you about our two new, super easy and unrestricted discount offers. Simply "Like" us on Facebook or add us to your Circles on Google+ and save $5 on any of our services. And because these offers don't have any restrictions you can redeem both to save $10 on any service. These discounts may not be huge money savers but let's face it, redeeming either (or both) of these offers probably won't


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Moving Yourself to Atlanta

Atlanta: The unofficial capital of the southern states and the very official capital of Georgia. Not too long ago Atlanta was merely another city, struggling to diversify itself from other major urban centers like Charlotte, Savannah, Birmingham and Mobile. Today however, the Atlanta area is "all grown up" and is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States with an estimated population of 5.3 million people. As we previously covered in our "Fastest Growing US States and Regions"


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Mandatory Surcharge for Moves in New York City

Due to the rising costs associated with providing moving labor in the New York City area we have implemented a mandatory $25.00 surcharge effective immediately. Moves taking place in the five boroughs of NYC continue to become more expensive to service, notably due to the ever increasing price of tolls and parking.

Who is Affected

The surcharge will be automatically added for customers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.

Calculating the Surcharge

Because the surcharge will


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How to Request a Moving Labor Quote

Each day we receive hundreds of calls from customers who need a price estimate for moving labor. Unlike traditional full service moving companies we do not need an exceptional amount of information. In fact, by answering just a few simple questions we can provide you with a crew size recommendation as well as the pricing for that crew size. Before calling in for a moving labor quote we recommend reviewing the information we will need below.

Obtaining A Moving Labor Quote

Obtain a moving labor


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Holiday Moving Schedule

As the holiday season quickly approaches most folks want to know if we're open during the holidays. It's important to note that we have two sets of operating hours, one set for the call center and the other for the movers in the field. If you're planning to schedule a move anytime around the holidays you can utilize this official operating hours and closure list for scheduling purposes.

Call Center - Holiday Hours & Closures

  • On non-holiday dates we are open from 9am-5pm EST Monday-Friday.
  • Closed

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Can I Hire Movers to Load and Unload my Truck?

As DIY moves become more commonplace the concept of hiring movers to load, unload and pack is being accepted by a greater portion of the population. However, despite the widespread use of moving labor we still receive countless calls each week which ask, "I have a {rental truck, PODS unit, ABF Trailer,etc} and need movers to load it, is that something you do?" Each time the answer is inevitably, "That's exactly what we do". Perhaps if we weren't "in the biz" we wouldn't quite understand the


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