Moving is expensive — and that’s putting it nicely. The average interstate full-service move will cost you $4,300 according to The American Moving and Storage Association. You could opt for a full DIY move, enlisting friends and family for what would result in a weekend-long event. However, what you save in money with this approach you spend on time and energy.
There’s a moving model that combines the convenience and ease of full-service moves and the savings of a full DIY move; it’s called “moving labor.” The simplest way to think of moving labor are movers who do everything but drive the truck. You provide the transportation, and a moving labor service provides the manpower to load and unload the truck or moving container.
Moving is more complicated than just putting your things in a truck and unloading them on the other side — it takes quite a bit of strategy. How exactly do I get that sectional out of my home that’s much wider than the door frame? How do I remove my refrigerator doors – do I even need to?
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Professional movers are there to handle any “I think we have a problem” moments. You can be confident your movers are equipped with a strategic plan of action and the basic tools to get the job done right the first time.
When you hire a legitimate moving company, they are required to be licensed, bonded, and insured. What exactly does this mean?
When a company is licensed, it means that a company has met the minimum requirements to do business according to the government of the state where that company is operating. When a company is bonded, it means that you will be compensated for any claims you file against the company — assuming the claim is valid. When a company is insured, it means you’re not liable for anything that happens to an employee while on the job.
This trifecta is vital for a move where you feel confident from start to finish.
When you hire the right moving labor company, they will do anything to make sure your move goes smoothly. This includes working around your schedule. When you schedule your move, you can pick the day and time that works best for you. Some moving labor will even go above the call of duty and be there for your move on short notice.
A good moving labor company will also tailor other aspects of their services to your specific needs. For example, they would send more movers for a 3 bedroom home than they would for a 1 bedroom apartment. In other words, they ensure resources are scalable based on your circumstances.
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This flexibility spells out saved time and stress during the moving process.
Moving labor is a cost-effective alternative to full-service moves, yet it allows you to experience the same benefits a full-service move has to offer: flexibility, convenience, and much more. The next step is to make sure you pick the right company — someone with a proven track record. At Simple Moving Labor, we’re proud to have moved over 200,000 customers and maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Whether you’re a company looking to modernize your relocation policy or an individual who wants to know all their options, you can be confident SML will provide you with 5-star service. Request a quote today.