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]
posted by zombieflanders
on Dec 31, 2012 -
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]
posted by evilcupcakes
on Jan 28, 2012 -
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. :)
posted by laswingkid
on Jan 9, 2012 -
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]
posted by Keter
on Jul 19, 2011 -
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]
posted by zeek321
on May 18, 2011 -
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]
posted by bluefly
on Aug 11, 2010 -
Any recommendations for good moving companies for a move from L.A. to the S.F. Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by kaiserin
on Jul 3, 2010 -
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]
posted by weathergal
on May 30, 2010 -
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]
posted by nebulawindphone
on Dec 3, 2009 -
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.
posted by anthropomorphic
on Jul 19, 2009 -
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]
posted by Razzle Bathbone
on Sep 18, 2008 -
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]
posted by Nickel
on Aug 27, 2008 -
Unique situation with cross-country move (at least, I think
it's unique). Help me figure out what I should tip 'em. [more inside]
posted by quixxotic
on Jul 1, 2008 -
We're moving from MD to NJ in mid-June. Looking for information/recommendations for good movers. [more inside]
posted by MsVader
on May 28, 2008 -
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]
posted by AgentRocket
on May 16, 2008 -
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
posted by Mossy
on Jan 21, 2008 -
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.
posted by spacefire
on Sep 18, 2007 -
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]
posted by FlamingBore
on Apr 11, 2007 -
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]
posted by rorycberger
on Jan 22, 2006 -
Can anyone in the Boston area recommend some semi-reliable and (hopefully) inexpensive movers?
posted by jeremias
on Aug 8, 2005 -
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?
posted by kenko
on Jul 5, 2005 -
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?
posted by skechada
on Jun 8, 2005 -
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?
posted by CunningLinguist
on Dec 21, 2004 -
So we're buying a house (cheap) in Pittsfield, Mass., and will be moving from Peekskill, NY sometime in January. We got an estimate from a Big Mover and it came to thousands and thousands of dollars. We'd love to use the kind of local guys with a truck, careful technique, and impeccable honesty that we used in NYC
; does anybody happen to know such people in either city (or vicinity)? Because if we just throw darts at the Yellow Pages I know we're going to regret it.
posted by languagehat
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Etiquette question: Do you tip movers? And if so, how much? I've hired 3 Men, 1 Truck for an across-town move that will probably take about 4 hours. The move is billed by the hour and the hourly rate is pretty steep, so I assume (hope) they get a decent wage.
posted by FreezBoy
on May 13, 2004 -