October 9, 2013

HireAHelper – Get Help Moving Locally

Moving is a pain. Go the DIY route, and you could strain your back lifting heavy boxes. Go the full-service route, and you could end up spending thousands of dollars on movers unnecessarily. HireAHelper provides an excellent middle-of-the road solution for people who are interested in hiring local movers on an a la carte basis.

The most stressful part of a move isn’t renting a truck or packing boxes, it’s the physical labor itself. Use HireAHelper to hire local loading and unloading help, even while you manage the truck rental and packing process on your own. Visit the HireAHelper website, enter the date when you’re planning to move, and the zip code of the location where the loading or unloading will take place. HireAHelper will provide you with a list of helpers who can provide labor on that date. Get a more accurate quote by entering additional information about your move, like the number of helpers, the number of hours you’ll need them for, and any especially large items that need to be loaded. HireAHelper provides useful information like business profiles, past customer reviews, credentials, and available equipment for each helper listed on its site.

When you’ve settled on a helper for your move, book the professional directly through HireAHelper. The price you pay is confirmed, which means there should not be any additional travel fees or surprise charges on your service date. After you’ve reserved with a credit card, your helpers will call to confirm. HireAHelper gives you the option of cancelling up to 24 hours before your move date, and any payments you send are held in escrow until both parties are satisfied.

Practical Uses:

  • Get help with your in-town move
  • Find out how much it would cost to unload a moving truck at your new house
  • Hire helpers to move a baby grand piano out of your apartment
  • Read reviews of local movers in your area

Insider Tips:

  • HireAHelper holds payments in an escrow account until the job is complete
  • All fees are included in HireAHelper’s quotes
  • Read HireAHelper’s customer reviews to set an idea of how a helper performs
  • Call HireAHelper directly if you experience any issues on moving day

What we liked:

  • HireAHelper works with licensed and insured helpers
  • Users can reach a real person at HireAHelper seven days a week
  • Complimentary mover’s insurance is available when you place an order through HireAHelper
  • People can get help packing if necessary, since HireAHelper’s helpers charge hourly

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: June 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Oceanside, California
  • Founded by: Mike Glanz
  • Web site:


  • Free for customers


  1. Jenna from Unpakt here! Thanks so much for including us! We’ve actually offered APPVITA readers an exclusive discount in the past, and I’ve reinstated the offer in honor of this post! Readers, use promo code: APPVITA to save 5% on your move.

    Happy packing!

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