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Old 11-05-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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I am moving into a new place at the end of the month, and I am being offered a washer/dryer from a co-worker's son; all I have to do is pick it up. So I've been trying to coordinate between (1) the guy giving it to me; (2) the person who owns the truck I'll need; (3) a person or persons to help lift the w/d into the truck and into the house; and the (4) new landlord to get me into the house and (5) of course, a time when all can come together. I've gone through several scenarios that keep changing and the latest is, the landlord will give me a code to let myself in, the truck driver is available but can't lift cuz he had surgery, I have one lifter, as the guy giving me the w/d is going to leave it outside his house for us. What a hassle! Uggh!

So the question is, me being a 5'1, 170-lb. 47 year old woman, should I consider being one of the lifters, or should I seek out another man?
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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And if I may hijack my own thread to ask another question, speaking of tips (saw that other thread), my former co-worker left his refrigerator for me free of charge, my co-worker's son is giving me his washer/dryer. How do I show my gratitude??
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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Why don't you just hire a mover with a truck off Craigslist to send 2 guys over and get 'er done? When you consider you got them for free, the cost of hiring a couple of guys should be worth it and should be pretty cheap. And no, don't be a lifter. Hurting your back can be forever - not worth it.

As far as gratitude, and if you're on a budget, how about a gift card to the local take and bake pizza place? Something like that. You could send it in a thank you card. People rarely actually mail thank you cards anymore, so I think they make a nice impact.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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I sounds like you have access and transportation under control. Time to find at least one more guy. Any coworkers around? Who will hook everything up?
Return small things, nothing that will snow ball - cookies, brownies, a bag of nice coffee.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:01 PM
 
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I would get another guy or hire someone.

I had someone give me a free washer/dryer when I moved. The two family members who were carrying it knocked the washer into the furnace, broke a piece off the washer (thank god not the furnace), and I had to buy a new one anyway.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Furniture dolly. Those things are a lifesaver, no matter what your size. They are especially helpful if you're a small woman, like we are. I've got just 1" on OP, and with another woman (5' tall), myself, and a dolly, we were able to haul a 250 lb. treadmill inside our house over a couple of steps. Don't let being a woman stop you from attempting it if you think you can.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Canada
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And if I may hijack my own thread to ask another question, speaking of tips (saw that other thread), my former co-worker left his refrigerator for me free of charge, my co-worker's son is giving me his washer/dryer. How do I show my gratitude??
A case of his favorite beer or a good bottle of wine (find out if he likes white or red) should suffice.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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And if I may hijack my own thread to ask another question, speaking of tips (saw that other thread), my former co-worker left his refrigerator for me free of charge, my co-worker's son is giving me his washer/dryer. How do I show my gratitude??
Well since Christmas is coming up why not give them a really nice Christmas gift to show your appreciation .. that is my thought .
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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A friend of mine hired movers off of Craigslist when she bought some new furniture. I would thoroughly research it myself, but I think it is a popular choice among people these days.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:25 PM
 
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Well since Christmas is coming up why not give them a really nice Christmas gift to show your appreciation .. that is my thought .
I'm thinking of a grocery store gift card for the co-worker's son (who I have never met). I'm thinking $25? Or should it be more around $50?

And as far as my former co worker who left the fridge, maybe $50 for him (?), as a gesture not only for the refrigerator but also for suggesting that I rent the place after him.
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