Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-21-11, 02:59 AM   #1
RubenX 
Look! My Spine!
Thread Starter
 
RubenX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Bikes:
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Moving help

I'm moving and I need help. I looked around for prices but sites only say to enter my info and they will send quote. Does anybody has experience with this kind of services? Any recommendations? My main fear is that I don't want to end up hiring some ex-cons to move my computer stuff.

I'm only moving 2 blocks away, is the loading/unloading what's giving me headache.
__________________
"Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes
RubenX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 05:22 AM   #2
b_young
Support JDRF
 
b_young's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Arkansas
Bikes: Specialized Sirrus, Specialized Roubaix Elite
Posts: 874
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
U-Haul.
b_young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 05:41 AM   #3
contango 
2 Fat 2 Furious
 
contango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc, 2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
Posts: 3,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
I'm moving and I need help. I looked around for prices but sites only say to enter my info and they will send quote. Does anybody has experience with this kind of services? Any recommendations? My main fear is that I don't want to end up hiring some ex-cons to move my computer stuff.

I'm only moving 2 blocks away, is the loading/unloading what's giving me headache.
Can you move your own computer stuff and get paid help in to shift the heavy stuff? How much computer stuff do you have - if it's just a couple of blocks even if you don't have a car of your own you could carry it by hand at a push. Or rent a car, or a van, or whatever you need.

If we move we've got far too much stuff to shift it all unaided, but I'd still look to put the most valuable stuff in my own car so I know where it is at all times.
contango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 05:47 AM   #4
Alfster 
long time visiter
 
Alfster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: in the Northern Tundra
Bikes: 2005 Trek 6700 disc 2007 Orbea Onix 2009 Raleigh One Way
Posts: 615
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Not sure how it works in the US, but in Canada, an offer of a few beers usually gets all the help from your friends that you could possibly need.
Alfster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 06:20 AM   #5
Rancid
Senior Member
 
Rancid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: oPt via Spokane, WA
Bikes: Chromoly Allez comp with Ultegra/DA, IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
Not sure how it works in the US, but in Canada, an offer of a few beers usually gets all the help from your friends that you could possibly need.
this. Time to bribe your friends who own trucks
__________________
I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

Last edited by Rancid; 11-21-11 at 06:49 AM.
Rancid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 06:57 AM   #6
tizeye 
Senior Member
 
tizeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Bikes: 1985 Falcon, 2008 Jamis Dakota Sport
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really should know this, but haven't had to advise my clients as they have never asked. However, as a two block move, doubt there would be too many movers interested in such a small job - particurally if you made it smaller. Perhaps Two Guys and a Truck, or something catering to college students at UCF - since those typically are small moves.

At any rate, would definately pack and move small items and valuables, leaving behind large and bulky items like washing machines, matresses etc, for the "movers". But they can be moved with appropriate equipment, like a low ramp truck, dolly, and friend(s). U-Haul is definately viable as their rate is per day plus mileage...and 2 blocks aint a lot of mileage. Although, be careful. I did that one time to take home a matress from Sams Club. It was a diesel truck and they were going to charge me for an engine rebuild after somebody put gas in it as I was the previous renter, until I pointed out that I only put 6 miles on it and didn't need to put any fuel in as the needle didn't move. I guess I got lucky as I didn't drive it enough for the truck to break down from the prior person's refueling.
tizeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 09:09 AM   #7
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Read the small print. Some of the shadier companies will box your stuff up, load it, and then hand you a bill for excess boxes, etc. and hold your possessions hostage until you pay them. I would try to find off duty firemen that do odd jobs. Stop by the closest firestation and ask.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 09:17 AM   #8
ahsposo 
Titanic Member
 
ahsposo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Deep in the North Atlantic
Bikes: A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
Posts: 7,073
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 409 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
I'm moving and I need help. I looked around for prices but sites only say to enter my info and they will send quote. Does anybody has experience with this kind of services? Any recommendations? My main fear is that I don't want to end up hiring some ex-cons to move my computer stuff.

I'm only moving 2 blocks away, is the loading/unloading what's giving me headache.
Several of my neighbors moved locally and sure enough within days of the move were burglarized. I'm convinced that the movers were either the thieves or acted as spotters for them.
ahsposo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 09:36 AM   #9
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Bikes:
Posts: 12,855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
You might check with the Better Business Bureau.

For two blocks, I'd just do it yourself over the course of a week. Hitch a trailer to the car, or get a Bikes at Work trailer and just make many light loads.
__________________
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
Artkansas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 09:42 AM   #10
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 11,014
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Ruben grab a few friends and feed them pizza and beer. Rent a couple of those flat push things like they have at Costco. I bet you can do it in a day with about three of those. Heck, this one is for sale for 40 bucks.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 12:42 PM   #11
RubenX 
Look! My Spine!
Thread Starter
 
RubenX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Bikes:
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Oh well, I think I'm just gonna do it myself. Called a few and seems the job is so small that only the shady characters say they will do it. I'll rather keep shady characters away.

So, plan B involves using a big ass truck so I could do everything in one go. Even if I take it easy and use one day to load and one to unload.
__________________
"Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes
RubenX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 12:44 PM   #12
no motor?
Senior Member
 
no motor?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 5,035
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 137 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
Not sure how it works in the US, but in Canada, an offer of a few beers usually gets all the help from your friends that you could possibly need.
You need to ad pizza here.
no motor? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 01:02 PM   #13
contango 
2 Fat 2 Furious
 
contango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc, 2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
Posts: 3,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
Oh well, I think I'm just gonna do it myself. Called a few and seems the job is so small that only the shady characters say they will do it. I'll rather keep shady characters away.

So, plan B involves using a big ass truck so I could do everything in one go. Even if I take it easy and use one day to load and one to unload.
One day to load and one day to unload means all your stuff is in the back of a truck overnight, which in turn means that if someone steals the truck they get absolutely all your stuff thrown in.

Seems like a better bet to trade some beer and pizza and get a few friends to help you haul. A while back a friend of ours moved half a mile or so to a new apartment and recruited a load of us to shift stuff. We got everything out of his old place, moved, and into the new place within half a day or so (including shifting heavy furniture up tight and narrow stairs.
contango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 02:21 PM   #14
RubenX 
Look! My Spine!
Thread Starter
 
RubenX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Bikes:
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
OK... fiance recruited a battalion. Still, she wants to save the money of the u-haul and use a friends pick up truck. But the pick up truck is gonna be a bottleneck me think (thinking in pc terms as always).
__________________
"Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes
RubenX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 03:06 PM   #15
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 11,014
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Ruben. You are TWO blocks away. You don't need a truck.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 03:26 PM   #16
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Bikes:
Posts: 12,855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Think several lines of supply. Use the truck for the big stuff and have a couple of people just shuttling handtruck fulls of boxes.
__________________
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
Artkansas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 03:56 PM   #17
tizeye 
Senior Member
 
tizeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Bikes: 1985 Falcon, 2008 Jamis Dakota Sport
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
OK... fiance recruited a battalion. Still, she wants to save the money of the u-haul and use a friends pick up truck.
How much money are you going to save? I just looked up U-Haul. The 14" (2 br apt) and 17" (2 Br House) are both $29.95 pus $0.89/mile. With planning, you could do it all in 1 day (or 24 hours). Just pre-pack boxes, etc. Add to that rental for a hand truck. Don't buy boxes at U-Haul. The are super cheap at Home Depot and Lowes if you need boxes.
tizeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 04:06 PM   #18
AEO
Senior Member
 
AEO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
Bikes: Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
Posts: 12,258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tizeye View Post
How much money are you going to save? I just looked up U-Haul. The 14" (2 br apt) and 17" (2 Br House) are both $29.95 pus $0.89/mile. With planning, you could do it all in 1 day (or 24 hours). Just pre-pack boxes, etc. Add to that rental for a hand truck. Don't buy boxes at U-Haul. The are super cheap at Home Depot and Lowes if you need boxes.
they give them out for free at grocery stores and costco, but not all of them smell nice and you're not guaranteed easy stack-ability due to the differing sizes.
__________________
Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm
AEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 04:13 PM   #19
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tizeye View Post
How much money are you going to save? I just looked up U-Haul. The 14" (2 br apt) andB (2 Br House) are both $29.95 pus $0.89/mile. With planning, you could do it all in 1 day (or 24 hours). Just pre-pack boxes, etc. Add to that rental for a hand truck. Don't buy boxes at U-Haul. The are super cheap at Home Depot and Lowes if you need boxes.
Is anyone else thinking about Tiny Stonehenge from SpinalTap?
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 04:13 PM   #20
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 11,014
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
HE IS MOVING TWO BLOCKS AWAY!!! Pay attention, people!!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 04:27 PM   #21
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
HE IS MOVING TWO BLOCKS AWAY!!! Pay attention, people!!
Still a 14 inch long truck is not going to carry much....
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 04:27 PM   #22
AEO
Senior Member
 
AEO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
Bikes: Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
Posts: 12,258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
HE IS MOVING TWO BLOCKS AWAY!!! Pay attention, people!!
so are you suggesting he fire his stuff over there with a cannon or rocket?
__________________
Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm
AEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 04:27 PM   #23
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
so are you suggesting he fire his stuff over there with a cannon or rocket?
trebuchet?
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 04:32 PM   #24
no motor?
Senior Member
 
no motor?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 5,035
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 137 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
trebuchet?
Yeah! But with enough people, he could form a human chain and not need the truck. Or just "borrow" some shopping carts from the local grocery and shuttle them back and forth.

I hope they're careful with the kitchen table - where's Rube going to do auto repairs if that's damaged?
no motor? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-11, 04:33 PM   #25
no motor?
Senior Member
 
no motor?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 5,035
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 137 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
Still a 14 inch long truck is not going to carry much....
But it will carry more than the 17" truck.....
no motor? is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:42 AM.