My wife and I are moving across the country (PHL -> SEA) and are starting to research moving options. We are looking for recommendations for reliable and easy-to-work-with moving companies who do cross-country moves (or warnings of companies that you would avoid). Other tips and tricks for making this the easiest move possible are also welcome! [more inside]
I'm a grown up who has never hired movers, and I'm finally in the position to do so. Please help me understand all of the intricacies to it so I don't act like a total doofus. [more inside]
What's the most fairly priced, least crooked long-distance mover? [more inside]
I want to learn more about hiring movers to pack up your place before moving: Advice, tips, experiences, pros and cons, etc. [more inside]
I’m looking for moving company recommendations for a cross-country move in the US [more inside]
In need of a recommendation for a moving service that would move the contents of my 2-bedroom apartment from Baltimore, MD to Brooklyn, NY. [more inside]
I am moving in Brooklyn and need a service that will pack my current apartment and unpack in my new apartment. [more inside]
If I'm paying for movers/loaders that are recommended by a pod/cube/box-based moving company, can I get my things insured? [more inside]
Trying to plan a cross-country move. Having trouble finding a company to actually move my stuff. Alternatives to PODS? [more inside]
Moving just up the road in Arlington (Northern VA) but have quite a bit of stuff that I don't trust me and my friends to not mess up. So what do I look for in a professional moving company? [more inside]
Any recommended movers for moving from Milwaukee to Chicago? [more inside]
Moving from San Francisco to Minneapolis: Best way to schlep our stuff? [more inside]
Mr. Cupcakes and I are moving from Seattle to Lummi Island at the end of February, and we need to hire movers. Looking for recommendations and ballpark prices for full service movers (packing, loading, transport, and unloading included). [more inside]
I lived in LA several years ago and still have a storage locker there filled with my old stuff. Most of it is in moving boxes, but there's also a table in bubble-wrap. I want to move it all to a storage locker in Brooklyn, New York. (1) I want to do this the cheapest way possible. I don't care how long it takes to get from Point A to Point B. (2) I checked out the UPS and Fedex Freight sites but they're *extremely* confusing. (3) I am only going to be in LA for THREE DAYS to arrange this so I need some method that can be concluded quickly. (4) I am leaving for LA TONIGHT! My thanks in advance to all you MeFiers for this very-last-minute question. :)
Should I be satisfied with the way my moving company repaired this table? [more inside]
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? [more inside]
I have four large, heavy items (furniture or similar) that I'd like to move from Philadelphia to Chicago, but I'm wondering if it's just cheaper sell them on craigslist and re-buy? [more inside]
Can you suggest a mover for a (very) small amount of stuff? I have to move to a new apartment in the next 2 weeks, but I have very little stuff : one bedroom's worth of furniture, a sofa, and a folding table with some chairs. I only have 2 boxes of books. I called some moving companies, but the smallest load they will take is still way more than I have. I live in the Maryland suburbs of DC. Thanks. [more inside]
Any recommendations for good moving companies for a move from L.A. to the S.F. Bay Area? [more inside]
So, I got a promotion and will be moving from Dodge City, KS to Grand Forks, ND in about three weeks. I've moved many times in the past, but this is my first one with professional movers. And with cats. Please help. [more inside]
Suggestions for local Boston-area movers? [more inside]
Moving to New York. How? [more inside]
Help me send my extra-stressed far-off girlfriend some extra-nice movers on short notice. (This coming Tuesday! Ack!) 1 bedroom apartment w/furniture, fourth floor walkup, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Everything's packed, the truck's already rented, and she has friends to help her unload at the other end, but she needs help loading. [more inside]
Should I get movers for an intra-building move (so no trucks required)? Bonus for recommendations in Chicago.
I'm moving from a 2bdr (had a roommate) to a studio in the same apartment building on the south side of Chicago. I'll be moving, oh, maybe 15 floors down. The building has a freight elevator. Since I don't even need a truck, should I hire people? My desk almost doesn't fit in the door, my then-boyfriend had to tilt it in strange and crazy ways that I don't think I can do by myself. I have a loveseat, bed, giant expedit bookshelf, and a desk - everything else I could handle myself I guess.
Moving to Madison, WI and need some unloading help... [more inside]
Reliable and reasonably-priced moving company for a move from Orange County to Los Angeles? [more inside]
I have never hired a long distance mover before. We are moving from Vancouver to Kamloops later this year or January. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Interstate movers gave a binding estimate ($2300) based on an accurate list that we supplied, but after all the furniture was loaded on the truck they told us it was more than twice the price ($5300)! What can we do? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good moving company for an in-city move in Seattle? [more inside]
Unique situation with cross-country move (at least, I think it's unique). Help me figure out what I should tip 'em. [more inside]
How much do you tip a 3-man team doing a 12+ hour move 3 states away? [more inside]
How do I find a good mover in NYC? [more inside]
We're moving from MD to NJ in mid-June. Looking for information/recommendations for good movers. [more inside]
How can I most effectively hire movers to move out and move in on the same day, but with a giant gap in between?
How do the logistics of hiring a mover work when I need to close my sale and my purchase in the same day (from Chicago to the suburbs, if that matters)? [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommended movers for London? We are moving from Bloomsbury to St Johns Wood and have a studio apartment with some furniture to move. Any recommended packing services would also be good
Please recommend movers in Chicago. [more inside]
Movers flat rate, or per hour? I asked for a quote on citimove.com All the flat rates are get are ridiculously high. I also got some quotes of movers that charge per hour. If those same rates were applied, it seems that the flat rate movers would spend 10 hours moving the stuff in my 1 bedroom, which will be already packed, for a distance of ten miles. That is impossible!?!?! Is there a catch, hidden charges, or something? Because the per hour movers seem much cheaper than the flat raters. I don't want to get burned.
How can I find affordable movers to move my stuff from Minneapolis to Madison? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a reliable moving company in Orange County, CA? [more inside]
My movers finally arrived in Boston (Somerville) with my furniture and various items. Yay! But neither my sofa (my beloved red microfiber sofa, the whole reason I hired movers!) and my bed frame won't fit up the stairwell. Short of leaving them on the street is there anything I can do with them? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a reliable moving company in Toronto? [more inside]
Do you have any recommendations on how to move from NYC to Tuscon? [more inside]
Which neighborhood/apartment complex to choose in North Miami? [more inside]
Help! I'm looking for movers in San Jose, CA for next Saturday. I've heard so much about scams that I'd really prefer someone who came with a recommandation over someone from the Yellow Pages or craigslist. My move should be easy: just to Sunnyvale and a 1 bedroom apartment with minimal furniture. I'm hoping to pay less than $100 per hour for less than 3 hours. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good mover in the DC/NoVA area? [more inside]
Can anyone in the Boston area recommend some semi-reliable and (hopefully) inexpensive movers?
Thinking about hiring movers for my next move... [more inside]
There have been general moving advice questions, and location-specific moving advice questions, and I've got one of the latter: anyone have recommendations for good, trustworthy movers in Chicago?
I'm planning on moving from North Carolina to Austin, Texas in about 10 weeks, but am wary of hiring lousy movers or making some critical mistake, including paying too much! Any advice or best practices? Anything that I should avoid?
Moving mistakes? I'm looking for generalized moving advice, apartment to apartment. There are great threads (this one on moving to NY is really a classic) but what about the nuts and bolts of getting things into boxes and out again? What did you screw up last time? What do you know now that I don't yet?
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