Need help finding good, trustworthy cross country movers
October 16, 2010 10:02 PM Subscribe
Looking for recommendations for reliable cross-country movers (San Francisco to DC).
posted by caaaaaam to home & garden (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
A friend just found out he needs to move across the country on relatively short notice and asked me to post this question for him.
He needs to go from San Francisco to Washington, DC. He doesn't have that much stuff (full matress no frame, a dresser, possibly a couch, and then a ton of boxed up cookware). In terms of timeframe, the stuff would ideally be picked up 2 or 3 weeks from now.
Cost is not the biggest factor. Cheaper is better, of course, but the expense will largely be reimbursed. What is really important, however, is the timing and reliability. He is absolutely clueless as to how to go about finding an appropriate moving company, and any recommendations for companies you've had experience with would be extremely helpful.
Two other side questions:
1. How much extra does it typically cost to have the movers pack things?
2. How can he insure his things for the move? He has renters insurance in SF but doesn't know if it applies. If it doesn't, how does one insure items during a move?