How to Hire Moving Day Help

Jul 6, 2016

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There’s so much to consider when moving, and it can all get overwhelming.  Not to mention, it’s difficult trying to bribe friends and family to come to spend a day helping you move.  Although having loved ones there to help load up the moving truck can be a fun way to get through it, more than likely they aren’t professional movers. And if you do have a professional mover in your family, you can stop reading now you lucky person, you! For the rest of us, hiring help alleviates some of that moving day stress.  It also saves you from having to persuade family and friends with beer and pizza!  Keep in mind the following items when hiring moving day help:

Do Your Research

6011894151774208What’s at Stake

When it comes to moving, you are dealing with the safe handling of all your possessions, so they can’t be left to just anyone. When everything is packed up and loaded in the truck ready to go, you want to trust that your items arrive at their destination safely.  The people you hire to do this will either make or break your move.  If they do a poor job, it could end up:

    • costing you more money than you’ve already paid
    • setting back your schedule
  • adding more stress to your move

However, it could be well worth your money if your movers are highly effective!

Where to Look

Doing your research on several different moving companies is best, but who really has time for that, right? Luckily, there are sites like where you can read customer reviews and compare prices for moving services.  All local mover prices are displayed so there are no hidden costs or fees to you.  Then you choose the Moving Help Provider based on your packing and moving needs.  Do your best to:

  • Read customer reviews thoroughly
  • Ask people you know if they’ve utilized that company
  • Be realistic with your budget

5036401181065216Conduct an Interview

Even when you feel like you’ve found the right Moving Help Providers, you still may want to get a bit more information on the company. When you reserve a mover on there is no waiting. You’ll receive local moving companies and their contact information immediately.  Be sure to give them a call and go over:

  • The extent of services you’ll need
    • “A la carte” style (e.g. just heavy lifting)
    • All-inclusive package (packing, loading, and unloading)
    • Anywhere in between
  • Expectations from movers such as
      • Timeliness
      • Respect for fragile objects
    • Effective communication with their customers

Pay with Confidence

6013194453123072Have you ever experienced paying for a service when you didn’t feel it was properly done? It’s definitely not a good feeling and one you shouldn’t have when it comes to something as major as moving all your possessions. Fortunately, you are in complete control of your move if you book your Moving Help Providers through! The moving company does not receive payment until you are completely satisfied.  Before payment, make sure:

  • All items are in the correct places
  • No damage has been done to your belongings
  • Nothing is missing or left behind
  • Work was timely, especially if the company charges hourly

Once satisfied, simply give the Moving Help Provider the payment code and you’re all done!

Have you ever used moving day help? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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