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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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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Tips for Packing and Moving Delicate Furniture

How to pack fragile itemsAh, moving day. It’s exciting, stressful, exhausting and usually holds a surprise or two. One surprise you never want to experience when you move is for a delicate piece of furniture to get damaged or broken. Sturdy items like outdoor patio furniture can typically be loaded directly onto a rented moving truck without much concern, but antiques, fine woods, art and items with many connecting pieces need care and planning to ensure they arrive to your new home in good condition.

Make moving


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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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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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What Supplies or Equipment Should I Provide for my Self Move?

Moving equipment necessary for a do-it-yourself move

You can always count on our movers to provide standard moving equipment, this includes a hand truck (a dolly for boxes), floor dolly (flat for furniture) and standard tools. However, depending on the type of services we are providing for you it may be necessary to obtain moving supplies or other moving equipment to help us complete your move successfully.

Take a look at the moving equipment we provide.

Load Services

  • Furniture Pads: It is necessary for us to have pads/quilts during a load

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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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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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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 Pack & Load a Moving Truck

If you're preparing for a DIY (do-it-yourself) move and have decided not to hire moving labor then you will certainly want to study up on how to pack a moving truck. We have outlined some of the basic fundamental rules that will help you maximize your space, prevent damage and balance the moving truck.

  1. Always load the heaviest and largest items first. Place these items against the cab wall and load from left to right.
  2. You can stack items on top of each other as long as they are comparable size

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Moving to the Washington D.C. Area

If you're planning a move to the Washington D.C. area you are not alone, the 2010 Census recorded a 16.4% increase in the "Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV" area. While the Washington D.C. area ranked 7th in the 2010 "Ten Most Populous Metropolitan Areas", it had previously ranked 4th in the 2000 Census. Although not as large as New York City or Chicago, the Washington D.C. area is a sprawling metropolitan area that ranks very well in nationwide polls regarding household income,


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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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How to be Prepared for your Self Service Move

One of the most common questions we receive is, "How long will my move take?" Despite our efforts to provide estimates based on the type and size of transportation method (which is based on historical averages), the fact remains that one of the largest factors is how prepared the customer is. One of the greatest benefits of moving labor is that we can handle all levels of preparedness, from those who haven't packed a single box to the architect that has created blueprints for how he wants his


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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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