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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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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DC Movers: Affordable Movers in the DC Area

DC movers and moving laborThe DC metropolitan area is home to 5.58 million people with arguably the strongest economy in the nation. Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia are home to many large and thriving companies, from defense companies like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to hotel and travel companies like Marriott and Hilton. In addition to the areas impressive list of company headquarters, the Washington Metropolitan Area is also the location of many government agencies and non-profits. It's no wonder why the


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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 in the Washington DC Area

Washington DC Moving LaborWhether you're moving into, out of or locally within the Washington D.C. area we hope you will consider hiring our movers. Not because we're the cheapest (although we are very affordable), but because our movers are trained professionals with a proven track record in the DC area. We have been providing moving labor services in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia area since 2004, much longer than any other moving labor company in the area. Our movers are clean cut, polite and experts at


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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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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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Top 5 Reasons to Consider Moving Labor Services

We live in a Do-It-Yourself world. Why not save yourself a few bucks if you can tack on your own shingles or change your own oil? Yet, sometimes you’re faced with a Sisyphean Task that is just too overwhelming. Other times, you may be under stress to move as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sometimes a little expertise and extra manpower is all you need for an effortless move. Here are 5 reasons to consider our moving labor services.

#1: You are sick of moving your 20-something all over


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How to Schedule Movers - Tips for Delivery Windows and Unknown Arrival Times

Many times throughout the week we are asked, "How do I schedule my movers if I don't know when my stuff will arrive?" Certainly not an uncommon problem for people who choose a self service moving method. For those of you who have chosen a "You Load, We Drive" moving company that provides freight trailers or a portable storage moving company (like PODS), this is likely a question you will ask at some point.

While it can be difficult, scheduling moving labor in conjunction with the arrival of


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Avoiding Moving Labor and Broker Scams

Let's face it, the moving industry doesn't exactly have the best reputation. It's an extremely heavily regulated industry primarily because of all the scams and rip offs, you've likely heard a moving related horror story before. The vast majority of regulation affects full service moving companies (e.g. van lines and long distance movers) while very little regulates the moving labor industry. From most state and federal perspectives you must provide transportation to be considered a mover,


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When Moving Labor is the Right Choice

One of the most common questions we receive daily is from individuals who are unsure if moving labor is appropriate for their unique situation. While moving labor is an affordable option for many moving situations, it is not for everyone. We have taken a few moments to outline when moving labor is most effective provided some example situations.

If you need additional resources check out our informative guide describing the differences between moving labor services and traditional full service


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