(Closed) Hiring Movers- I am so baller

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Nice work!  Any less stress during moving time is a God-send!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Awesome!  Moving is expensive yo!  Way to deal.  Good job!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love when things like that workout!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Woot, woot!  Next step – Get it in writing!!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I use to work in the moving industry (FI still does) and that is a surprisingly good price depending on how much stuff you guys actually have.  Its hardly going to pay for their labor.   Make sure they are a legit company (just sayin!) 

Are you doing all your own packing?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That is awesome.  We are waiting on a closing date and then I get to negotiate moving quotes.  Not looking forward to it at all!  Great job and I hope it works out!!!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Moving is the worst ever. I am extremely jealous of your quotes, mine for my move Friday were much more expensive! I had to bribe friends with beer.

PS: Your house is beautiful, Howard county?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hired movers for the first time when I moved into my condo 2 years ago… best money I’ve ever spent for sure!

One caveat for you here:  I saw an exposé on the moving industry a few years ago, and you have to be very careful about discount operations.  There were a few cases where they sprung extra fees on the clients at the last minute (ie:  AFTER the truck had already been loaded) and when they refused to pay, the movers just drove the truck away to a gated lot and KEPT ALL THEIR STUFF!  It was scary… so be very careful and make sure any important docs/valuables etc… travel with you in your own vehicle.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just don’t forget to tip the workers — if that’s the rate they’re probably going to be understaffed & overworked or underpaid. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

did they tell you how many guys they are sending?   Make sure if you are upstairs in an apartment they wont charge you for a stair carry after the fact!    And regarding tipping, gratuity is a gift IF they do a good job.  Understaffed/underpaid aside, if they dont do good, then they dont deserve it.  Not all people tip.  However if they DO do good, and they brought along a comment sheet use it!  =)  The guys always like to get good comments, esp at the little local places! 

If you have a lot of books, put those in smaller boxes, not huge ones – easier to move this way.  Also for your plates and bowls, when you wrap them in packing paper try and do them in sets of four (if you have more than that) with paper between each, and set them on their SIDE in the box, so they are vertical. This reduces the chance for breaking.

Look over everything before they come, notice if stuff is loose, scratched, ect. So it will be fresh in your mind when they deliver to your new place.  (again, I’m just sayin! lol)

They probably told you all of this, but sometimes places dont. Especially when you are moving right as busy season is starting.  😉

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Good going! You are a baller!!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Haha very nice!  I can’t negotiate if my life depended on it!  I can barely say no when I need to.

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