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Old 11-05-2007, 08:10 AM
 
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Yes, but that can get very expensive. You are better off to go to Home Depot and grab a few day laborers. It's inexpensive and you're giving money to some people who probably need it! When I moved, one moving company was going to charge me $500 to unload my truck and put it into storage. I got a little help from one worker and we unloaded the entire truck together quickly -- cost me $50...
Wow that is a difference, I would do that, but not sure my mom & sister will, hmmmm... but thanks!!
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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Default Thanks everyone for all your good advice....

....FYI - we found a mover, this women works for united and does side jobs, she is going to move my family for little over 1/4 of the price everyone else gave us. Thanks for all your help. What a relief!
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: California
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If you want cheap labor, rent a u-haul truck and get some Mexicans from your local home depot.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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Put an ad in your local craigslist. You will get lots of help. RP
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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Put an ad in your local craigslist. You will get lots of help. RP
I second this. A lot of people could use a few extra bucks, and you'll pay them less than you would a moving co. Just be careful
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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Most large cities have one or more weighing stations where moving vans from different companies weigh in upon arriving--before and after unloading the person's belongings. Day laborers hang out near these weighing stations, looking for work from the truck drivers. (The truck drivers don't generally load and unload.) These day laborers are experienced in loading/unloading and are less likely to scratch and break your possessions than you are.

I am not sure that Providence has a weigh station like this. But if so, this would be the place to hire a couple of day laborer guys to help you out. Good luck!
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Central Fl
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Folks, this thread is over 2 years old.........

Frank
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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Yes, but that can get very expensive. You are better off to go to Home Depot and grab a few day laborers. It's inexpensive and you're giving money to some people who probably need it! When I moved, one moving company was going to charge me $500 to unload my truck and put it into storage. I got a little help from one worker and we unloaded the entire truck together quickly -- cost me $50...
Green Machine, that's certainly an economical solution. But I'd worry about the legal consequences; citizenship, workman's comp, etc. The folks you hire via a moving company might be more expensive, but they've done the work before and might be a lot better than just anyone from a temp agency. Even though unpacking a truck ain't exactly rocket science.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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Do you speak Spanish? The guys who do our lawn also do a lot of odd jobs, as long ay you pay cash. I've found them to be excellent workers, cheap, and honest.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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With so many people out of work, you can call local job placement charities who are affiliated with local churches. These are people who would be more than happy to put in some hours in order to get some cash.
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