Need some help unloading a moving truck? That’s what unloading moving services are for, and in this blog, we’re going to share all you need to know so that you don’t book more moving services than you need.

Let’s get right into it! 

So, what exactly are unloading moving services?

At Bellhop, we call unloading moving services our labor-only moving service. You can hire movers to load up or unload a moving truck, or ask us to help you get set up for an event. You simply pay by the hour to get moving helpers to your house or place of business in a jiffy. 

All you’ll need to do is rent a moving truck and bring the equipment you need so that it’s ready for the movers. We can help with everything else. 

Tip: Come ready with a list of activities you want the movers to do to make things even easier and more organized.

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How do labor-only movers work?

You simply pay our labor-only movers by the hour for any moving and event support you need. To schedule, all you have to do is go online or give us a call. (No in-home estimate is needed.)

Next, you can select from several plans and moving services to ensure you have all the help you require. We’ll provide you with a quote, and you can book the hourly labor service from there. It’s that easy! We’ll arrive according to a precise service window, so you will never have to wonder what time we’ll show up. We’ll make it clear! 

List of loading and unloading services

Our background-checked movers can help with the following tasks:

  • Loading and unloading couches, recliners, beds, and other furniture
  • Moving other household items and boxes
  • Rearranging furniture
  • Organizing your garage or storage unit
  • Staging your home 
  • Bringing out chairs for an event
  • Setting up tables
  • Putting together booths at a convention
  • Assembling furniture and office equipment

Is it faster for movers to load or unload a moving vehicle?

That depends. Typically, it’s quicker to unload boxes off of a moving truck than it is to load those boxes onto the moving truck since there’s a lot of coordination and organization involved with that. After all, the boxes generally are brought right out of the truck and into a house or business, so there’s less guesswork when you’re unloading.

If you want to make the unloading process go smoother, don’t forget to label your boxes by the room so that you know where it all goes once it gets into your house. Also, let the movers know about any stairs, elevators, narrow hallways, and other elements that may affect the loading and unloading time. More information is better than no information, and it helps your movers know how to plan.

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How long does it take to remove boxes from a moving truck?

The time frame varies for every move. For instance, will the movers need to go up and down several flights of stairs? How close is your house or business to the moving vehicle? What kinds of items are being unloaded? Do you need additional help once the items are unloaded? 

In general, if you have two movers, you can expect a 10-ft. truck to take an hour or two. For a 16-ft. truck, plan for two to three hours. A 26-ft. truck can take up to three or four hours or more. Of course, these are estimates. Always talk to your movers first to find out an accurate timeline for the unloading moving services. 

How much does loading and unloading cost?

The price for hourly moving help varies based on the city and state. To get a quote, go here, and let us know what services you’re looking for. Also, don’t forget that your labor-only movers won’t have a truck, so you’ll need to get your own vehicle and a driver come moving day. Lastly, here’s a guide on comparing moving company quotes in case you wanted to do a bit more research.

Where to find “loading and unloading movers near me”

You can find unloading moving services in 24 states and the District of Columbia when you work with Bellhop. Check out a list of cities we serve below:

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Surprise, AZ
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • The Bay Area, CA
  • Arvada, CO
  • Aurora, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Littleton, CO
  • Parker, CO
  • Apopka, FL
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Kissimmee, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • St. Augustine, FL
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Cumming, GA
  • Decatur, GA
  • Douglasville, GA
  • Kennesaw, GA
  • Marietta, GA
  • Roswell, GA
  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • Smyrna, GA
  • And much more!

What if I need help with more than loading and unloading?

That’s no problem. Bellhop offers local moving, long-distance moving, last-minute moving, apartment moving, and commercial moving services (on top of hourly labor). We can even help you find self-storage

So, if you don’t end up finding a moving truck and need laborers to help load items onto a rental, there’s no need to worry. We offer options for everyone!

If you’ve already booked labor-only moving services and need more than that, what you can do is login to your Bellhop dashboard, and click “Modify Reservation.” 

Make sure to update the total amount of movers and hours so that everything goes as planned on moving day. Also, feel free to give us a call anytime at 1-877-541-0875 with questions. 

Call Bellhop today for moving help by the hour

If you’re looking for unloading moving services near you, Bellhop has you covered. Our labor-only movers can help with hourly residential and commercial moves and events in many states across the U.S., and we’d love to lend a hand if you need us.

Find movers near you today.

Nick Valentino