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Old 09-28-2018, 10:37 PM
 
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On Oct 8th I begin my trek back to CO & I had a q.

There is a service called Task Rabbit, where you can hire locals to help with varying things, 1 includes moving services. I've used them in several states for help with emptying my car & moving the belongings into an apt... or vice versa. The fees are very reasonable... in Indy, I can get packing/moving help beginning $35/hr. So, that's cool, I only need someone for 30-45 min, so I'm set on this end.

But, once in Ft. Collins & I find an apt, I will also need help emptying my car. Unfortunately, Task Rabbit isn't available in FC. I like it cuz they cover their workers via insurance & also vet them. I see there are moving co's on Craigslist... 2 guys & a truck for $90/hr & I can always use them as a last resort, if they're available quickly... although I don't need a moving truck, just someone to empty my car, but with 2 guys, it would be 15-min work max. I don't want to post my own CL add... I've had some odd experiences, so that's why TRabbit is an optimal service.

Still, I thought I'd ask if anyone knows where I can go for just a quick job... last time I moved, it took 30-min to empty the car & that lad had to carry everything up 3 floors. So... does FC have any other services I can utilize?

https://www.taskrabbit.com/dashboard....google.com%2F

Thanks very much.


ETA: I found a number on Yelp I can call. Sorry, I'm not thinking clearly... should have checked before I posted. Think I'm just getting anxious about my tight schedule... I haven't even begun packing yet. Still, any recommendations, I'm all ears.


Have a good weekend!

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Old 10-01-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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But, once in Ft. Collins & I find an apt, I will also need help emptying my car. Unfortunately, Task Rabbit isn't available in FC. I like it cuz they cover their workers via insurance & also vet them. I see there are moving co's on Craigslist... 2 guys & a truck for $90/hr & I can always use them as a last resort, if they're available quickly... although I don't need a moving truck, just someone to empty my car, but with 2 guys, it would be 15-min work max.
As far as I know, none of the local movers will accept under one or two hours minimum work. They've probably all gone to the 2-hour minimum job. So, you might not be able to get a 15-minute quickie and pay for just that. They also weigh in drive time to your location (it's probably on the clock), and maybe drive back time too.

Depending on where you are from, you might find them a bit slower and relaxed as far as work speed and effort. Compared to previous areas where I've lived - where the movers were more energetic and motivated, and quicker - these guys have been rather slow.

Be ready to pay, and bring lots of savings with you to town.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Try www.movinghelp.com I’ve used this service a couple times and always been happy. I think most have the 2hr minimum though.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:39 PM
 
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As far as I know, none of the local movers will accept under one or two hours minimum work. They've probably all gone to the 2-hour minimum job. So, you might not be able to get a 15-minute quickie and pay for just that. They also weigh in drive time to your location (it's probably on the clock), and maybe drive back time too.
Found a few on CList who do same day quick moves by the hour... $65/hr.

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Depending on where you are from, you might find them a bit slower and relaxed as far as work speed and effort. Compared to previous areas where I've lived - where the movers were more energetic and motivated, and quicker - these guys have been rather slow.
No time.

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Try www.movinghelp.com I’ve used this service a couple times and always been happy. I think most have the 2hr minimum though.
Thank you, Sky. I'll check it out. Fortunately, I worked round the clock like a farm horse & will be able to leave days early... hoping for a few extra days to rest after so much activity.
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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Just wanted to update. When I mentioned I needed help moving in the contents of the car, my prop mngr said her bf could do it for $50. A bit high for 15-min of work (he's a big, strong construction worker, so he lifted suitcases I could barely drag as if they were a small bag of apples, up to the 2nd floor)... & I helped... but, who cares... my stuff is now indoors. Glad it turned out to be fast & easy & bonus is, they're both nice people.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Just wanted to update. When I mentioned I needed help moving in the contents of the car, my prop mngr said her bf could do it for $50. A bit high for 15-min of work (he's a big, strong construction worker, so he lifted suitcases I could barely drag as if they were a small bag of apples, up to the 2nd floor)... & I helped... but, who cares... my stuff is now indoors. Glad it turned out to be fast & easy & bonus is, they're both nice people.
Nice!
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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When I mentioned I needed help moving in the contents of the car, my prop mngr said her bf could do it for $50. A bit high for 15-min of work...but... my stuff is now indoors.
Very good. You beat the many who would easily shell out $150+ for such work.

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Old 10-16-2018, 07:06 PM
 
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Very good. You beat the many who would easily shell out $150+ for such work.
I wish, Thoreau. To some $150 isn't a lot. I'm thinking it's 1-1/2 wks of food $. Even though I don't like soliciting strangers ( That sounded dicier than I'd meant!), I was going to post on CList & in the meantime, empty out suitcases by placing as much into a trash bag as I could carry & just make 30-40 trips back & forth to the car.

Glad it's done & bonus is I like giving $ to nice people.

Thank you for your reply.
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