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Can I Hire Professional Movers for Storage Units?

Posted: August 25, 2023
A local Service Provider loads a couple’s belongings from their storage unit into their U-Haul truck rental. Professional Moving Helpers can load or unload storage units.

Whether you’re moving items out of a storage unit, loading or unloading your items in a storage unit, moving your items into a storage unit, or working on a home renovation project, moving day will be easier if you hire professional moving labor.

Some people don’t even realize they can hire moving labor for their storage unit, but the Moving Help® Marketplace is a great a way for customers to find labor-only Service Providers who offer this service.

All you need to do is enter your location(s) and other details, select the load/unload service, find your moving labor, make a note that they’re helping you with a storage unit, finish booking, and then they can meet you at your storage unit.

How to Hire Storage Unit Service Providers From Moving Help

You can find and select reputable Moving Helpers through Moving Help in four easy steps.

Step 1: Go to

If you want to load or unload your storage unit first, enter it in Location 1. If you want to load or unload your home first, enter it in Location 1 and enter your storage unit location in Location 2. You can fill out the service date and start time of when you need the help.

Entering your information will allow Moving Help to assist in finding your local providers who service your location’s address.

Step 2: Find Your Reputable Moving Labor

You can search Service Providers by overall rating or lowest to highest price. You can narrow your search for Service Providers by finding providers who also offer Safeload coverage, which is our moving insurance to help protect your items.

Because you have the service load/unload selecting, these Moving Helpers can help you with loading and unloading for storage unit moves. You’ll just want to leave a note in Step 3 that the helpers are loading or unloading a storage unit.

A screenshot shows the Moving Help homepage. By entering your information into the boxes, you can find professional moving labor on the Moving Help Marketplace who service your address.
A screenshot shows the Moving Help results page. On the results page, you can filter your move through services you need or how to organize Service Providers, such as overall rating or lowest to highest price. Then you can click on a local mover’s profile to learn more about them and their reviews.

Step 3: Enter Your Address and Service Details

Once you find your local Service Providers, you can enter your address details and service information. The service information has a box that says, “Details Of Your Move,” which is a great opportunity for you to explain that you’ll need their help with your storage unit.

You should make sure to leave clear, specific, and detailed instructions on how to get to your storage unit and what you’re expecting as far as help for your storage unit.

Once the job is booked, your Service Provider will be able to see all the information you left in that box.

Step 4: Find Moving Helpers for Your Second Location or Finish the Booking Process

If you have a second location, you’ll find providers for the second location as well. If the same Moving Helpers cover your second location, you can choose to use them again. If they don’t cover your second location or you want to use different Service Providers, you can hire a different set of helpers for your second location.

You’ll then finish the booking process whether you have one or two locations. After placing your order, you’ll receive an email and a text message — if you opted in for text messages.

A screenshot shows the Service Information section and part of the Address Details section. You can explain your specific needs about your move, especially if you need help loading or unloading your storage unit.
A screenshot shows the billing screen. You can see your total due along with filling out the Billing Information and Payment Information sections.

Why You Need Storage Unit Assistance

You can see many benefits when it comes to hiring professional moving labor for storage units.

  • Don’t have to rely on friends or family
  • Avoid heavy lifting yourself
  • Less chance of injury for yourself
  • Make your move less stressful.

Storage units can be tricky to load or unload. The process can get complicated if your storage unit is indoors, or you don’t have much room to maneuver outside.

You don’t want to cause load shift during your drive because of improper loading techniques. By not using professionals, you could end up with boxes falling and broken contents inside.

Rather than worrying about that, you can tell your Service Providers:

  • What needs to be loaded
  • Which items are heavy and light
  • Which items are fragile

Our professional moving labor providers will make sure to load your U-Haul truck rental in the most efficient way possible.

How to Move out of a Storage Unit and Into a Home

If you’re moving into a new home and you have some belongings in a storage unit that needs to go into your new home, you’ll need to discuss with your Service Provider about when they need to load those items.

Depending on what you have, it might make more sense to load everything at your first location, stop at the storage unit, load everything in the storage unit, drive to your new home, and unload everything.

It also might make more sense to load all your belongings at the storage unit first, then load everything at your first location, drive to your new home, and unload everything.

To save time and money, make sure your storage unit items are well organized and easy to grab and put into your truck rental or U-Box storage container. It’ll be easier if everything is at the front of the storage unit door vs. everything in the far back corner with belongings piled in front of it.

Downsizing or Renovating Your Home 

Sometimes you reach a point in life where you need to downsize your space because you don’t utilize it enough and want a smaller place. You also might decide to finally start a major renovation for your kitchen or bathroom.

If you don’t want to get rid of your belongings just yet, a storage unit is a great solution to either situation.

The benefits of having temporary storage are:

  • You don’t have to discard any items at all. 
  • You can bring your items back once your project is finished.
  • It can give you more time to go through your belongings.
  • It keeps your belongings secure.
  • It’s cost-effective.
  • It’s convenient and easy to use.

Additionally, the benefits of hiring local providers are:

  • You can get peace of mind.
  • You can save time by leaving it to the professionals.
  • They’ll move more quickly and efficiently compared to friends and family.
  • Professional Service Providers will use proper lifting techniques.
  • Moving Helpers will know how to move valuable or fragile items in tight or difficult spaces.

If you decide to use a storage unit for your downsizing or home renovation project, you should keep in mind some of these guidelines:

  • Keep items you use often toward the front of the storage unit.
  • Keep items you use less often toward the back of the storage unit.
  • Pack vertically to utilize your entire storage unit space.
  • Make sure you create a walking path so you can reach everything inside your storage unit.
  • Document what you put into your storage unit and where it’s located to stay organized.
A storage unit is packed neatly and is well organized. You can keep your storage unit organized with an inventory list and a map, which will help speed up the loading or unloading process for professional Service Providers.

Loading or Unloading Storage Units

To efficiently load or unload your storage unit, follow these five helpful tips:

1. Think ahead by planning where your items should go.

2. Install shelving to better utilize the unit’s vertical space.

3. Line the walls with boxes first and then pack from the back to the front.

4. Pack vertically to get the most of your space.

5. Protect furniture with furniture blankets, towels, or blankets.

For more tips and tricks, check out our how to pack a storage unit article.

To prevent damage to your belongings prior or during the loading and unloading process, make sure you:

1. Pack boxes carefully.

2. Stack boxes from heaviest to lightest.

3. Buy and utilize furniture pads or quilted moving blankets.

4. Bind, bundle, or fasten items with stretch wrap.

5. Secure heavy furniture with rope or tie down rope.

While it’ll take some time, you could create an inventory list and a map of your storage unit. That way, you know what belongings are in your storage unit and where they’re located in your unit.

By hiring professional moving labor from Moving Help, you’ll receive great storage unit assistance because they’ll know how to load or unload your storage unit for you. They can use their expertise and ability to optimize the process as quickly as possible.

Additionally, if you keep track of where everything is located, especially if you’re not taking everything with you, it’ll make the process go faster.

When finding Service Providers through Moving Help, you can hire two local providers for two hours. If you need more time during your move, you can add hours to your Moving Help move.

Stop on Your Way There: Between Your Old Home and New Home

Depending on how your move will work, several options might work when moving between your old and new home that includes a stop at a storage unit.

This is why hiring professional Service Providers works to your advantage. When discussing your moving day, they’ll be able to tell you what they think is best for your move.

For example, it might be recommended to go to your old home, then storage unit, then your new home. Another example might be its recommended to go to your storage unit, then your old, then your new home. Of course, your Service Provider will be able to give you the best recommendation.

A couple stops driving their U-Haul truck rental after arriving at their storage unit. Professional movers can load or unload a storage unit when you’re moving, have a home renovation project, and more.

If got Safeload coverage with your move and something goes wrong, you can file a Safeload claim with Repwest.

Once your local moving labor provider has completed your moving job and you’re satisfied with the job, you can then give them your 6-digit Payment Code. After the Payment Code has been released, you’ll receive an email to leave a review. Login into your Moving Help account to leave a review about your experiences with that moving labor team.

If your move included more than one Payment Code, make sure you release all the necessary payment codes after the jobs have been completed and to your satisfaction.

Hire Moving Help Moving Labor for Your Storage Unit

Just because your move involves a storage unit doesn’t mean you can get help from professional Moving Helpers. Our Service Providers are experts with storage units, and they’ll know how to efficiently and quickly load or unload your storage unit.

Whether you’re moving items out of storage and into your new home, downsizing or renovating your home, just loading or unloading a storage unit, or you need help loading or unloading storage unit on the way from your old home to your new home, our local providers are here to help you.

By using the Moving Help Marketplace, you can leverage our storage unit moving services along with other services to create a seamless moving experience.