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Packing Help: Hire Moving Help® to Simplify Moves

Posted: September 12, 2023
Two Moving Help Service Providers pack dishes into cushions and then into kitchen moving boxes for a customer.

While moving is different for everyone, we all have one universal moving aspect that’s the same. That aspect is: packing. How someone approaches this tack varies. Some prefer to do it themselves, while others choose professional packers for packing help. 

It’s crucial to get your cherished belongings from Point A to Point B safely. The Moving Help® Marketplace has many moving labor providers who offer expert packing services. 

You’ll learn how to hire Moving Helpers for your packing and unpacking needs, why you should hire our helpers, packing supplies you need to provide, packing tips, and unpacking tips. When you use Moving Help Service Providers, you’ll discover the advantages and ease that comes with it for your packing needs. 

How to Hire Moving Labor for Packing in 6 Steps

Find help packing your belongings doesn’t have to be a long, tiresome process on your own. With Moving Help, you can find reliable and affordable packing help at the tip of your fingers. Follow our six steps on how to hire moving labor Service Providers for your packing needs.

Step 1: Enter Your Moving Details

Go to From there, enter your address details, the time of day you need help, and the date you need help. Click on the “Search” button when you’re ready to continue.

Step 2: Select “Pack/Unpack” Moving Services

Once the page loads, you’ll want to select the “Pack/Unpack” button. If you just need help packing, deselect the “Load/Unload” button. If you need packing and loading or unloading help, keep both boxes selected. Once you’re done, click on the “Apply” button.

Step 3: View Available Service Providers

After the page has loaded, you’ll be able to view all the Service Providers who offer pack/unpack moving services. You can click on the provider’s profile to learn more about the company and customer reviews.

Step 4: Choose a Provider

When choosing a provider read the reviews carefully to select the right Moving Helper for you. Services Providers are not employees or contractors of Moving Help and U-Haul, and they’re their own independent business.

With more than 2.5 million real, unedited reviews, some providers have hundreds to thousands of reviews, which means you’ll have plenty of reviews to read.

After finding your perfect Moving Helper who fits your needs and budget, fill out your “Address Details” and “Service Information” before adding it to your cart.

Step 5: Finish Checkout Process

The second to final step is filling out your “Billing Information” and “Payment Information.” You can choose to receive text message updates on your order as well. When you’re finished, click on the “Confirm Order” button.

Step 6: Save Your Payment Code

The next screen will show you your Payment Code. Additionally, you’ll receive an email with your Payment Code. If you opted for text messages, you’ll also find your Payment Code there.

The Payment Code holds your funds until you release it to your Service Provider. You should only release the code after the job is completed, and you’re satisfied with your provider’s work. Learn more with our “How to Use the Payment Code” article or our “When to Give Your Payment Code to Your Providers” article.

Now that you know how to hire helpers from the Moving Help Marketplace for packing or unpacking help, here are some additional tips to help you select the right crew.

  • Prices: Moving Help Service Providers set their own prices. Check out the price differences and remember to consider factors beyond cost such as reviews for a well-rounded decision.
  • Safeload: If you’re looking to hire the same provider team for packing and loading or unloading, consider finding one who offers Safeload coverage. You’ll put your mind at ease knowing you’re using a top-performing Service Provider who can offer Safeload.
  • Find the right price balance: Sometimes, it can be more cost-effective to hire more helpers for fewer hours or to hire fewer helpers for more hours. You can figure out which option works best for your budget. Additionally, your budget should allocate a portion of it toward providing your own packing supplies.

Why You Should Consider Hiring Professional Moving Help?

  • Affordable: Moving Help offers cost-effective solutions where you pay only for the help you need. Why pay for everything when you can just pay for the specific labor-only moving services you need.
  • Reliable: Our professionals are experts in various moving services — from piano moving to loading and unloading — ensuring a smooth and safe move.
  • Time saving: You save valuable time by letting the experts handle the labor-only parts of your move. You can spend your time either relaxing or focusing on other aspects of your move.
A moving labor provider carries a customer’s TV inside a TV packing kit.

When you pair U-Haul and Moving Help, it means you can use professional assistance without having to do everything yourself, and you can stay budget-friendly with your moving budget compared to using full-service movers.

Provide Your Own Packing Materials

When it comes to packing for your move, being well-prepared is essential. This includes having the right packing materials on hand. While Moving Help Service Providers are experts at packing and moving, they’ll rely on you to provide the necessary packing supplies.

Here are some packing materials you’ll need:

Every move is different, and someone’s packing needs will vary to the next person’s packing needs. To start, take inventory of your belongings and gather the necessary packing materials.

Don’t know where to start? You can start with an Easy Pak® Moving Box Kit, an Apartment Kit®, a 1-2 Bedroom Kit®, a 3-4 Bedroom Household Kit®, or a 4+ Bedroom Master Pak® moving Kit.

Always communicate with your moving labor team about all your packing needs to ensure a successful packing day for everyone.

Packing Tips

Whether you need help packing everything, some of your belongings, or a few of your items, our Moving Helpers can provide you with the help you need.

To get you started, we have provided five helpful packing tips for you.

  1. Declutter your items: You can save money and time when you go through all your items before the packing process begins. You can sell, donate, or throw away belongings.
  2. Prioritize valuables and essentials: You’ll want to make sure your keepsakes, antiques, or personal mementos are packed in your car with you vs. being on your moving truck.
  3. Label boxes clearly: You want to label exactly what’s inside each box. It’s important each box is clearly labeled with the correct contents because naming 10 boxes as “Kitchen” isn’t helpful in the long run.
  4. Packing fragile items: Any fragile belongings will need extra protection and packed securely. This is why using expert packers for your move will keep your items safe.
  5. Moving boxes: You’ll want to make sure you’re using the correct moving and packing supplies. While a second-hand box from the grocery store might be free, the boxes aren’t made for moving. They might not hold up and could fall apart, or a critter is lurking in the moving boxes. Instead, find reliable moving boxes with the U-Haul Take A Box, Leave a Box program.

For some additional packing tips, read our “How to Start Packing” article.

A Moving Helper packs a cushioned dish into a U-Haul Dish Saver Packing Kit Box for a customer.

Unpacking Tips

Whether you’re unpacking yourself or using experts for unpacking help, consider these three essential tips:

  1. Unpack your essentials box first: Start with the items you’ll need immediately.
  2. Unpack one room at a time: This systematic approach keeps you organized.
  3. Set up major furniture first: Begin with essential pieces like beds to create a functional living space.

When you hire moving labor providers for unpacking help, enjoy these four benefits:

  1. Efficiency: Moving labor Service Providers ensure a faster, smoother unpacking process.
  2. Organization: They help you set up your space systematically, making it easier to find your belongings.
  3. Stress reduction: Hiring experts means you can relax and enjoy your new home without the stress of unpacking, which will save you time on your move as well.
  4. Time saving: You can settle in faster and focus on other important tasks without having to rely on friends or family.

If you want a more in-depth guide to a stress-free unpacking experience, read our “Stress-Free Unpacking: A Guide After Moving” article.

Find Packing Help Today

Whether you need help packing or you need unpacking help, Moving Help Service Providers are here for you. Now you have the tools to hire moving labor from the Moving Help Marketplace and why you should hire your Moving Helpers today.

With our packing and unpacking tips, you can stay prepared and ahead of the ball game when your helpers arrive at your home to pack your belongings. Find packers near you who will fit your moving budget and needs today.