Before hiring a local mover or helper, you should know what services they offer. Most companies have policies that they follow and it is the customer's responsibility to read and understand those policies.
Moving Company Policies
Almost all moving companies offer small scale assistance for local moves. The following is a simple guide on hiring a mover for small jobs.
How to Move Small Loads
So you've hired a local company at an hourly rate, but don't know how to keep the final costs down. Generally, helpers and movers charge by the hour. The main factor is to be as prepared as possible before your contracted crew arrives.
Tips for Moving at an Hourly Rate
So if you are moving yourself you should know how to properly pack and load your rental truck. You can always hire helpers that can help you with loading and unloading. There are few tricks and loading tips on how to pack a truck the right and the most efficient way.
Loading a Moving Truck
How much should you tip movers and helpers? Here is some general information on when and how to tip your movers.
How Much to Tip Movers