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Finding Movers and Packers

June 13th, 2016 - 4:09 PM

How to hire packers and movers

Do you think you need help with your move? If you were considering hiring movers to do the packing and loading, but didn't want to pay the high price tag of traditional movers, there are affordable alternatives. Did you know you can actually save quite a bit of money on your move by doing the packing yourself? While this option doesn’t work for everyone, many people like the idea of packing their own stuff, then hiring movers to do the loading, unloading. It's a great way to save money moving! 

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What if I can handle the packing myself, but movers are a must-have?

This is a scenario that several customers run into. Many people actually prefer to do their own packing, but they need help loading and unloading everything. U-Pack works perfectly in that situation! We offer a solution that allows you to maintain control of your move while still getting the help you need. And it’s more affordable than full-service moving!

U-Pack specializes in long distance, do-it-yourself moving. Instead of having to hire movers and packers, U-Pack delivers a trailer or moving container to your home. Once you pack your belongings, you can use moving assistance to load your stuff inside. Then U-Pack handles the driving, delivering your belongings right to your door. Your moving labor can unload and you’re set!

How to hire movers with a U-Pack move

U-Pack covers the moving equipment and transportation and we can also help you arrange for movers. Through access to a nationwide network of experienced, pre-qualified moving labor providers, we can put you in contact with movers that are ready to provide just the help you need. You contract directly with the labor suppliers, and they work completely under your direction. You get more control over your move by keeping the movers for as long as you need them (most locations have only a two- or three-hour minimum), and directing them to do only what you need done. It’s a combination that U-Pack customers love! So while traditional packers and movers can break your budget, you can hire moving assistance for the time you need and keep your costs low!

If I don’t hire packers for moving, how can I make sure I do it right?

There’s no question that quality, experienced movers and packers know what they’re doing. When you do a task day-in and day-out, you typically get really good at it. But, what you’ll normally find is that movers and packers like can get expensive. The easiest way to stay under budget is by doing your own packing so that you can take your time and handle the task at your own pace. You'll be the most invested in making sure your belongings are properly packed while saving money at the same time!

We have some great tips that will help you make sure your belongings are protected during your move. Check out our packing tips and loading tips, and then check out the how-to videos on our YouTube channel. You’ll feel like a moving expert in no time!

Save money on movers and packers– pack like a pro

Use our helpful tools to do your own packing and let movers handle the heavy lifting. We recommend starting the packing process five weeks before your moving day. Order your moving boxes, and begin by packing the items you don't often use first (like out of season clothing). Then pack a little each week leading up to the big day. When you start packing early, you can take the time to make sure everything is packed the right way.

If you’re ready to plan your move, get a free moving quote from U-Pack. We can also refer you to a network of movers to check prices for that as well. If you’d prefer to speak with someone, give us a call at 800-413-4799 and we’ll be happy to help!

Movers and Packers: Resources

Check out these helpful resources for more information on packing, moving and moving assistance.

21 Tips on How to Pack for a Move

How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

Hiring Movers to Load a Truck