How do I find a couple people to cheaply move a few pieces of furniture?
March 10, 2014 8:30 AM Subscribe
I'm planning to get some cheap/free used furniture from family/friends, thrift stores and maybe craiglist. I don't know anyone who's strong enough to carry it up to a second story apartment (no elevator). How do I find someone to do this that isn't a full-service moving company?
posted by desjardins to Home & Garden (22 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My ideal situation: rent a couple of dudes and a truck for a day, go with them to pick up stuff I bought and have them bring it back to my apartment.
I can't afford to buy new from a place that delivers (are there used places that deliver? pretty sure Goodwill does not and most craigslist ads specify pick-up only). I also can't afford a full-fledged moving company. I don't know anyone who could do this as a favor.
I'm scared of hiring random strangers off of Craigslist because of a) security concerns and b) liability. My worst fear is that someone will falsely claim an injury and sue me.
Is it a terrible idea to post an ad at a college or high school? I imagine they'd work relatively cheaply, but I still have the liability concerns. I'm not overly concerned with damage to the furniture since it will be cheap anyway.
I feel like there is some option I haven't thought of yet.