Sunday, May 31, 2009

Moving On Up - The Daunting Task


Moving Day is upon us!  We are expecting our movers tomorrow at 8am.  Let's hope the weather holds out and we have as nice a summer day in Chicago as we did today.  After moving me out of my apartment last month ourselves (with the help of a brother-in-law with a tahoe!), the idea of hiring movers for this leg of the journey was a no-brainer.  The above picture is about 1/3 of our basement full of boxes.  And we don't even own much furniture!

A few tips when hiring movers:
  • Ask your friends who they have used and what their experience was.  We picked Jay Movers based on the numerous positive recommendations from co-workers. 
  • Want it on the cheap?  Check out craigslist.org.  Your neighbor with a pick up might be happy to help you move a truckload for $50.
  • Read the fine print: Will the movers take a credit card the day of the move?  Is there a minimum travel time, a seperate truck fee, moving boxes included? 
  • Have bottled water or soft drinks on hand the day of the move.  Those guys are working hard so you don't have to!

2 comments:

  1. Good luck tomorrow! I'll need your help convincing Drew that we need to hire movers next time...

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  2. it was soooo worth it. Took exactly 4 hours.

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