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    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.
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    U-Haul.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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).
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    Ruben. You are TWO blocks away. You don't need a truck.
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    Think several lines of supply. Use the truck for the big stuff and have a couple of people just shuttling handtruck fulls of boxes.
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    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.

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    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. ;)
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    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.
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    HE IS MOVING TWO BLOCKS AWAY!!! Pay attention, people!!
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    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....
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    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. ;)
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    so are you suggesting he fire his stuff over there with a cannon or rocket?
    trebuchet?
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    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?

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    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.....

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