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Old 12-25-2015, 05:30 AM
 
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My husband and I are moving and we have a friend there but she is not in good health. My question is, how do we go about finding someone to unload the heavy stuff, just a couch, 3 bookcases, and a heavy table? The rest I think we can manage. We won't have a lot of extra money when we get there with other expenses. Can anyone offer suggestions ? Thank you
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:06 AM
 
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Look for a local mover or "jack of all trades" on Craigslist.
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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Look for a local mover or "jack of all trades" on Craigslist.
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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One time I moved myself in a big UHaul truck, and when it came time to unload I went to a local place that placed day labor by the hour. I hired some kid for a few hours. The cost was reasonable.
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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One time I moved myself in a big UHaul truck, and when it came time to unload I went to a local place that placed day labor by the hour. I hired some kid for a few hours. The cost was reasonable.
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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There are usually a lot of guys outside Home Depot stores. Also, I understand that U-Haul places have a list of people to unload.
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Old 12-25-2015, 12:32 PM
 
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I bought a large piece of exercise equipment last year and needed someone to unload it, carry it up my u-shaped staircase, and set it up on the second floor. Two-man job because it's a gym-sized piece. I went on Craigslist and found a few guys. Googled their phone number to find online reviews and made sure that they were licensed and insured. Found a company that did a great job and the cost was very low.
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Old 12-25-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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"3 Men And A Truck" are quite reasonable.
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Old 12-25-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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The last couple of moves, I used the Movers on Uhaul.com. You don't have to rent a truck or trailer to use the movers section. They always showed up on time. I just felt safer doing it this way, as they must all be vetted by U-haul, licensed, insured, etc.

I think it's scary to allow strangers into your home, where they can see all of your stuff and who lives with you, etc. The U-haul mover prices were very fair, too. You can choose from a list and read their reviews.
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Old 12-25-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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There are usually a lot of guys outside Home Depot stores. Also, I understand that U-Haul places have a list of people to unload.
Beware of guys outside of Home Depot waiting for someone to give them some work. You never know.....
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