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$ 500
Sep 2006
Cleveland, Ohio
Movers for big pieces of furniture  more... close row
$ 300
Mar 2008
Columbus, Ohio
Local moving company sent two guys  more... close row
$ 210
Nov 2007
Charlotte, North Carolina
Have everything packed up for movers  more... close row

Description of service

The pick up of household goods (a 1 bedroom apartment with not too much big furniture), and the transfer to a storage facility. $90 was for the rental of the truck (they provided) and $50 an hour was for the labor involved (2 men were provided). My whole move took a little less than 2 hours. A two hour minimum was required for the company I contracted. I tipped the men $10 dollars each, they did not seem to pleased with that.

Review of Service

I received excellent service, although the movers were in no hurry to get the job done. The men provided definitely knew what they were doing, loading heavier thing towards the front of the truck, and wrapping my dresser with plastic wrap to prevent the drawers from sliding out, etc. This worked out to be an excellent value all around, since I did not have to hassle with renting a truck or finding friends to help me, and the job was done in less than half a day.


Have everything prepared in advance of the movers arrival. The men are paid by the hour and will be more than happy to sit around and watch you get ready. As much as possible should be boxed up, easier to move and less chance of breakage. Also make sure things are prepared at the other end of the move, I could not get into the storage facility right away, I lost time trying to find the manager in order to access my unit.

$ 500
Oct 2006
Tucson, AZ
Eight movers for four hours moved office  more... close row
$ 600
Feb 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Professional movers for a short distance  more... close row
$ 150
Mar 2006
Garland, TX
Ripped off by movers  more... close row
$ 1500
Apr 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Expensive basic moving service  more... close row
$ 660
Sep 2007
Cordova, TN
Three movers at an hourly rate  more... close row
$ 250
Nov 2007
Indianapolis IN
Movers to move heavy furniture  more... close row
$ 1500
Apr 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Pre-move estimate of charges  more... close row