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Old 07-02-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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So I know there are several threads with tons of links to movers, but it is overwhelming trying to sort through and find the good ones.

Right now, the best price I have found is through All Included Movers out of Flushing, NY. I was wondering if anyone has any good/bad experiences with them, or other specific movers that they would like to share. I searched for them on BBB but found nothing.

One thing I am concerned about is that they charge by volume and not by weight (like most of the other companies). Their estimate based on my list of stuff was 254 cu ft. which seems a little low. I feel very nervous about this because if you show up and they estimated incorrectly then I might end up paying a lot more and really, at that point, I am stuck and will have to pay whatever they say.

So yeah, I am just looking for any first hand experiences that any of you may have had.

Thanks,
Matt
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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double check on the volume they are quoting and how they determined it.
that's approx a 10 long x 5 deep x 5 high pile of stuff.
are you just sending boxed items or is furniture included?
want to make sure when they come (if you use them) your volume doesn't
exponentially go up.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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we moved 2 weeks ago and used 432 cubic feet in an ABF trailer. Large items we took included a solid wood entertainment center, 5 drawer chest of drawers and kitchen table with 4 chairs. Everything else we took was just household items, we sold all the rest of our large furniture. I also had my neighbor help me pack the truck and he used to work for UPS packing trucks. If someone else did it we probably would have used another 70-80 cubic feet.

Things we did not take: Washer/Dryer, Couch/Loveseat, Beds/Mattresses, Large kids toys, Shelving, Desks, Treadmill.

Most of our move was clothing, sentimental items and the small items that make up a house and become super expensive if you leave all the small items behind. Everything large was replaceable really.

I have a family of 4 (kids age 4 and 2). We moved from a 2 BD townhouse.

Hope this gives you a good idea of how many square feet you'll be using. I would say that if you are single, only taking clothes and small household items you could do it in their estimated area, but if you are taking any large items there is no way.
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