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How do I move one chair from Ottawa to Montreal?
August 9, 2010 8:56 AM   Subscribe

I have a large living room chair that I need to transport from Ottawa to my apartment in Montreal in the next week or so. "Moving" or "Furniture moving" is a mess in Google, and most of the Craigslist and Kijiji entries are focused on a full house/apartment moving service. Does anyone know what is the best and most economical way to do this? One option would be to rent a van here in Montreal and use it to bring the chair here. I would prefer an approach that wasn't so time-consuming on my part. Thoughts?
posted by mikel to Travel & Transportation around Montreal, QC (6 answers total)
 
Try craigslist ride share. If someone has a vehicle with room, you could probably offer to pay a few bucks for them to move it for you.
posted by nosila at 9:03 AM on August 9, 2010


You need a man with a van.
posted by watercarrier at 10:29 AM on August 9, 2010


Send it by Greyhound.
posted by Kololo at 10:39 AM on August 9, 2010


Sorry - send it by Greyhound CANADA.
posted by Kololo at 10:40 AM on August 9, 2010


Are you looking on the Ottawa craigslist page? There are lots of postings on craigslist for guys with vans- I have no clue who I used before but it was one of the "I'll meet you at IKEA" postings. Prices for local deliveries are usually around $30. You'll have to call a couple to see how much they'd charge to go to Montreal, but I'm sure some would be willing.
posted by betsybetsy at 3:55 PM on August 9, 2010


Hi all - found a mover (via Kijiji) who does partial loads and does regular runs between Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. In fact the guy was a neighbour of mine - he lives only 2 streets away from my apartment. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
posted by mikel at 11:53 AM on August 23, 2010


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