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Old 11-01-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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Does anyone know any reliable, dependable people or company that would unload a household truck into a storage unit in Providence, RI. Also need someone to unload the rest of the truck in West Roxbury, MA Your help is appreciated!
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:11 AM
 
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If you use Uhaul now, they give you a list of people who do just such things. If your not using Uhaul, I would call the local "two men and a truck" type movers. They will do such things, as long as you are willing to pay their hourly rate. There also probably is a minimum charge you must guarantee them.

For instance - in Michigan, I had furniture that we had all stuffed into one room when it was delivered, due to rennovations in the rest of the house. When the rennovations ended, the furniture was way too heavy for my husband and I to move, so - we hired movers. Their hourly rate (for a 2 man crew) was $70, with a drive fee of $70. But, the minimum charge was $210. Meaning, that you were paying for them to come and work 2 hours and leave -- whether it took 2 hours or not.

But, that was acceptable to me, because WE COULDN'T do it ourselves. They did the job in about an hour by the way. But, they did a GOOD job.



Good luck -- make sure whichever company you use that its a real company - they'll be bonded and have insurance, etc..
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:53 AM
 
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Try:
movingstaffers.com
eaglelabormgmt.com
movinglaborservices.net

You can also look up staffing agencies in the yellow pages. They often have folks who can be hired on a short-term basis.

You can also contact self-move (you pack it, they move it) companies who often have a list of professional movers for hire that are private-pay folks.

I haven't used any of the above, but have found them simply because I'm looking for the same type of help for our move.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I can't remember which rental company we used, I think Budget, but they offer a service online, minimum 1 hour labor. We had 2 guys who came to our destination and knocked it out with time to spare. It was a lifesaver.
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:37 AM
 
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Thanks for your help, I will check it out. I appreciate it!!
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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What I do is call a moving company and they are usually happy to send a couple of guys...for a fee of course. I've done this on two different occasions and in two different locations. Seems to work for me.

Roger
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Old 11-03-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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What I do is call a moving company and they are usually happy to send a couple of guys...for a fee of course. I've done this on two different occasions and in two different locations. Seems to work for me.

Roger
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...
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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The moving companies call these guys lumpers. Almost any company can give you a list of people who do this.
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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College students might be cheap.
We should have used unloaders but we could not spare a dime, so my poor hubby did it all--he drove from NY to VT and unloaded the truck all in the same day..

His comment, "NEVER AGAIN!!!!"
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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When my Mother downsized and brought me a BUNCH of family furniture, I got my lawn man and he brought another man with him and they unloaded and placed the furniture.
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