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    Arik
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    Moving companies

    Post  Arik on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:35 pm

    I am buying a new house and am seriously thinking about hiring movers this time because i hate moving with a passion. Anyone here ever used a moving company and how did it go?


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    Re: Moving companies

    Post  Yehudah on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:44 pm

    A Guy, a Gal, and a Kid moving company. LOL

    Haven't moved in years, I don't envy you.


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    Re: Moving companies

    Post  Arik on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:12 pm

    Yehudah wrote:A Guy, a Gal, and a Kid moving company. LOL



    lol! lol! lol!


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    Post  espear on Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:48 am

    When I bought my house, the initial plan was to rent a u-haul and have 4 or 5 friends help me move. Unfortunately, the weekend it was supposed to happen, we got 8 inches of snow, and one friend didn't even leave his house for 3 or 4 days. I ended up hiring a moving company (it was Mayflower), and it was the BEST thing I ever did. There is an industry standard on a minimum hours (I think it's 4 hours). Call a couple of companies for prices and do a little research, it'll be worth the money you spend.

    The one thing that I found is that it's best to have everything packed, in boxes, before the movers get there. If it's not furniture, and it's not in a box, they won't take it (that means no throwing last minute things in garbage bags and expecting it to go on the truck). For breakables, go to the liquor store and get empty boxes (find out what day they get their deliveries because A LOT of people do this). Other boxes can best be gotten at a super-market, you'll just need to tape them up, because they are usually broken down after stock. It's pointless to BUY boxes or have the movers box up stuff as long as you can do it yourself. Have a packing party with buddies (beer and pizza usually go well for this kind of thing).
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    Re: Moving companies

    Post  Arik on Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:37 am

    Elizabeth, How much did it set you back though?


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    Re: Moving companies

    Post  espear on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:31 pm

    It was just over $400. But, that was 8 years ago. I would just call around for quotes.
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    Re: Moving companies

    Post  Arik on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:28 pm

    I ended up not using any moving company...However i once again found out who some true friends are...


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