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Old 07-30-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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One bedroom needs to be moved. Looking for someone cheap, clean, and reliable. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:46 AM
 
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Often "best" and "cheapest" don't go together.

A proper, professional, moving company is going to be more expensive, because they should be insuring their workers and maybe your things. A cheaper way would be to hire some guys off craigslist and rent a truck.

The one thing I would ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY recommend is asking about "moving materials" and insurance. Moving companies will usually quote you a price, then when they show up they'll immediately say: "If you want your items insured, it'll be extra". "Oh, if you want us to wrap up your items to prevent scuffs, that'll be another $20 for bubble wrap, and $5 for tape, for boxes, etc. etc. etc.". It adds up quick.

I've used "Starving students" with decent results. I'd expect 600-700 for a local move.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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Often "best" and "cheapest" don't go together.

A proper, professional, moving company is going to be more expensive, because they should be insuring their workers and maybe your things. A cheaper way would be to hire some guys off craigslist and rent a truck.

The one thing I would ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY recommend is asking about "moving materials" and insurance. Moving companies will usually quote you a price, then when they show up they'll immediately say: "If you want your items insured, it'll be extra". "Oh, if you want us to wrap up your items to prevent scuffs, that'll be another $20 for bubble wrap, and $5 for tape, for boxes, etc. etc. etc.". It adds up quick.

I've used "Starving students" with decent results. I'd expect 600-700 for a local move.
Sounds rough. All I really need moved is a bed and chair. Although my lower back is shot, I can get the clothes and small furnishings out.

It seems like there are A LOT of moving companies in this area. That's the problem. There are so many of them it's hard to know where to begin.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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It seems like there are A LOT of moving companies in this area.
I suspect most of them don't want such a small job. You're looking for the "Two guys and a Truck" sort of business. I'd look on Craigslist or the Montgomery Journal ads.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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I suspect most of them don't want such a small job. You're looking for the "Two guys and a Truck" sort of business. I'd look on Craigslist or the Montgomery Journal ads.
Is that your recommendation? Two Guys and a Truck?
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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I think what goldenage meant is that you would have to look at craigslist listings where people would advertise to do a small job for a small fee.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Is that your recommendation? Two Guys and a Truck?
It wasn't really a recommendation, just a suggestion that you look for individuals who do small jobs, rather than firms with higher overhead. There used to be company with that name who advertized in the classifieds, but I don't know if they are still around.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Is that your recommendation? Two Guys and a Truck?
I used them a few years ago and they were excellent--but not really cheap. Two dudes arrived on time on a Sat morning. They did shrink wrap the furniture at no additional cost. At the new place they set up the bed, re-attached the dining table legs and placed the sofa and large pieces of furniture in the locations I asked. I would certainly use them again.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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I saw two guys and a truck on the road this year. If you only need a room moved I would go the routes suggested such as Craigslist or another small outfit. If you aren't moving far you don't really need all of the precautions taken for a cross country move. You can probably approach someone with a pickup, go young as they need to make some money, and find out what they would charge you. Shop around.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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I just used Great Scott Moving to move from a large townhome Alexandria to a single family home in MD. Great Scott was very professional, came in way under the estimate that they gave in person, and didnt break or damage any of my belongings. I highly recommend them. Keep in mind that if you go with the lowest bidder, you may end up paying more in the end, if they break your belongings. Often, insurance doesn't cover the replacement value of your items; for example, if and heaven forbid, if movers broke your TV, the company doesn't have to pay to replace it. The comapny gives you what they think your current TV is worth, that is they depreciate its value according to its age. Good luck with your move.
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