How it Works
The Moving Labor Process
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to moving labor and what the service entails. The simplest way to think of moving labor is movers without the truck. Yes, we know this sounds strange to many of you and it's why we cover the topic so extensively. Simply put, moving labor fills the physical and skilled requirements for anyone who plans to move themselves. "Moving yourself", also referred to as "self moving" and "DIY moving", is when you decide to rent a truck, portable storage container or freight truck for your move. By renting a truck or POD you solve the transportation portion of your move, not the physical movement of those items. Movers that specialize in moving labor, the actual loading, unloading and/or packing of household items, are a necessary component of a do-it-yourself move for many people.
You Rent the Truck or POD
We Load, Unload or Pack
You Save 40-60%
Step 1: Rent the Truck
Truck rentals, portable storage units (POD), trailers and containers are all viable, affordable and abundant options for self moving, usually much cheaper than a traditional van line. Which method you choose should be based on your relocation situation and budget. We've provided an in depth overview regarding these methods and how to choose one for both local moves and long distance moves.
Step 2: Hire Moving Labor
The coolest feature about moving labor is the flexibility. Unlike a traditional van line, we can help with as much or as little as you would like. Hire our movers to load the truck, unload the truck or simply to pack boxes. Even if you hire us just to load your moving truck you can still limit our time on site to heavy furniture only or whatever specific need you have. With moving labor you can be as hands on, or off, as you would like to be with your move.
Step 3: Save Money!
The greatest benefit of do-it-yourself moving is in the savings. Full service moves are expensive, really expensive. By combining a self move transportation method (step 1) along with moving labor (step 2) you can save an average of 40-60% when compared to a traditional moving company.