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Old 12-25-2015, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Beware of guys outside of Home Depot waiting for someone to give them some work. You never know.....
Exactly. That's basically how that girl in Utah ended up kidnapped. They had hired him to do work around the house.
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Ask your friend if she knows anyone who might want a few extra $$$ for helping? May as well keep it within the circle, if possible.
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:42 AM
 
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Go to one of the local temp agencies and hire a few of their guys. Labor ready is a example.

Always watch them however.
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Old 12-26-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Go to one of the local temp agencies and hire a few of their guys. Labor ready is a example.
Interesting. I had never thought of that.
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Old 12-26-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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I belong to several Facebook Groups that are within our county and I have seen quite a few finding help this way by posting their need for help moving.........Lots of parents responding mentioning they have young college or high school boys looking to make a few dollars. Probably much safer than Craigslist.

Good luck!
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Old 12-26-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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How did you find a "local" place where these guys were?
From what I recall, I just looked in the Yellow Pages. Easy. I just drove over and they had people sitting around, waiting to be hired.
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I've actually had terrible luck hiring college or high school students. It's their teachers/mentors/pastors who want to give them work, but the kids aren't reliable.

It's not that much more money hiring professionals who are bonded and licensed. It's so much safer and they show up prepared and know what to do. You get what you pay for. Some things are just worth the extra money. And this is coming from someone very frugal.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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I just called a local moving company with great reputation on Yelp and Craig's list. They had a three hour minimum and it took them 2 hours to fully unload a 16 foot 1800 packrat container, place the furniture and put the beds, etc. together. They even had a heavy full size upright piano to unload and place.

I decided to go with professionals as I did not want the furniture banged against the doorways and walls. Also I did not want the unloaders to come back 'shopping' at my house when I was not home. Regular moving companies have employees who see other people's junk and know its not theirs. The guys at Home Depot may not understand that and may return later for the tv they liked.
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