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Old 04-20-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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I am in Durham and need to move 3 heavy pieces of furniture from upstairs to a downstairs room. Anyone did this before? If you did, where did you get the help to do so? Need to know if hiring a moving company like "All My Sons Moving" is the best way to go, or is there another source of labor that would be more suitable?

The moving company would charge approximately $300 to get this done and I need to at the very least get a few estimates for the task at hand in order to get the best price. Thanks
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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Hire a couple of guys off Craigslist. I don't think it would cost more than $75, assuming an hour's worth of work. Probably a max of $100.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:31 PM
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U-Haul actually has a moving help service:
http://www.uhaul.com/MovingHelp/
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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We looked into this last year. Not going to be cost effective. Personally not willing to hire off CL and become "employer for the day" should someone injure themselves. But as insurance people we are probably more paranoid than most, and if you want to chance it that will be your cheapest option.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:46 AM
 
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We looked into this last year. Not going to be cost effective. Personally not willing to hire off CL and become "employer for the day" should someone injure themselves. But as insurance people we are probably more paranoid than most, and if you want to chance it that will be your cheapest option.
So what exactly are you suggesting from an insurance perspective?
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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So what exactly are you suggesting from an insurance perspective?
I suspect that he's suggesting that you hire a bonafide moving company that has their own insurance and bonded workers. Me? I'd call Trosa. Even if it costs a bit more, at least I know that they money is going to a good cause and that I'll get terrific service.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:54 AM
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Trosa has done this type of thing before, I would call them like the previous poster said.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Jamerican,

Please post how you make out, I will need this type of service soon, I have a solid oak king size bedroom set that I need moved into my garage. I have hired Two Men and a Truck twice to move my daughter in Greensboro, both times it was around $300, last time they told me if you book work after 5pm it's $10.00 less per hour so we did.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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I hired moving help ( unloading labor) from moving.com via the U-Haul site. There are moving companies on there, you can check availability for the day you need via the site and then call the individual companies yourself to see what you can work out. Through the site there is usually a 2 hour minimum, if you are looking for only one hour see if you can arrange that, if not maybe the 2 hours will work for you. We were very happy with the two different companies we used.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:32 AM
 
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Jamerican,

Please post how you make out, I will need this type of service soon, I have a solid oak king size bedroom set that I need moved into my garage. I have hired Two Men and a Truck twice to move my daughter in Greensboro, both times it was around $300, last time they told me if you book work after 5pm it's $10.00 less per hour so we did.
Whatever the end result of this ... I will post my final decision and reason
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