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July 19, 2011 7:05 PM   Subscribe

Movers in Philadelphia for a move next week may have crapped out at the last minute. Does anyone have any suggestions for moving companies for a 1-bedroom-size within-city move who might be able to strike a last-minute appointment in case this is true?

Specifically, I'd be moving from one apartment to another in the University City/West Philadelphia area. If needed, I could get a U-Haul... labor is what's really required. I really just need help with some of the larger-order items (e.g. TV, desk, bed). Thanks so much, Philly MeFites!
posted by Keter to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
You want Mambo Movers. That is all.
posted by madcaptenor at 7:14 PM on July 19, 2011


Mambo Movers indeed.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 7:40 PM on July 19, 2011


Holy cow, the Mambo Movers website is incredible.

I want Mambo Movers, and I don't even live in Philadelphia. Nor am I really planning on moving, for that matter.
posted by SemiSophos at 10:06 PM on July 19, 2011


Loved, loved, loved Mambo Movers. They taught me how to carry big objects behind my back. It has been years, but the crew I dealt with was fast, professional and reliable.
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:56 AM on July 20, 2011


I wanted Mambo Movers when I moved in Philly, but they weren't available. So the availability issue might be a problem. I used Mastrocco, and was pleased although they were a little more pricey than I had hoped for. But I was in the middle of a break-up and didn't really have the wherewithal to actually pack myself up, and they did it all for me. They also managed to shimmy all my furniture up three floors on a spiral staircase in the trinity I was moving into. So they get major points for bending the laws of physics.
posted by jph at 6:08 AM on July 20, 2011


IIRC there are moving companies that were started by former Mambo employees. Does anybody know which they are?
posted by madcaptenor at 7:32 AM on July 20, 2011


N-thing Mambo: they were fantastic. It is a joy to watch them work.
posted by julthumbscrew at 10:48 AM on July 20, 2011


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