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Old 10-14-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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I'll be moving to Allentown at the end of the month and into a 4th floor apartment. Does anyone have any recommendations for local movers that provide labor only? I'm driving my own truck, so all I need is some help getting everything moved in.

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Old 10-14-2010, 09:24 PM
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:38 AM
 
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Speaking from having moved across the country a few times, here's what I'd do.

Background: The moving companies, I'm talking Atlas, Allied, etc., employ people who seek out not steady/not full time work as the hired muscle to load and unload their trucks. And in many of these situations, the people show up at the moving company each morning knowing their may or may not be a job to their liking that day.

I'd go to one or more of the moving companies 'terminals' (the warehouse like buildings where the loaded trucks leave from each morning), and tell the management what I want, some hired labor for a day or whatever. Alternatively, I'd go directly to the labor pool milling around waiting for a day's assignment. Note that the management might not want you doing this (talking to them, or talking to the laborers), but the laborers definitely will want to hear from you, because you might offer work when the moving company has none (this is the case where the management won't mind dealing with your request), or you might say something like, in addition to paying you cash, I'll buy you lunch (think pizza or hoagies, and remember these guys will be hard working).

The craigslist suggestion is probably an alternative to the above.
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