Eight months pregnant, Sarah needed to move across Minneapolis into her new home. She was looking for a moving service that could do it all so she “wouldn’t even have to lift a box.” Sarah submitted her request on a late December afternoon, and within three hours she heard back from three movers. Her quotes ranged from $105/hour to $125/hour.
Sarah decided to hire Gail of First Choice Movers, as they were available at the right time and offered a reasonable price. Sarah and Gail communicated via Thumbtack messenger to work out logistical details and discuss what exactly Sarah needed moved. Sarah was especially impressed that First Choice Movers would offer free wardrobe boxes, bubble wrap, stretch wrap, and other equipment required for a safe move.
Sarah said the move went much smoother than expected, given that she scheduled it at the last minute. On move day, two movers arrived at 4PM in the afternoon with a sufficiently large truck. The move took 4-5 hours to complete and Sarah didn’t even have to lift a box.
Customer: Sarah Helfinstine
Pro: First Choice Movers
City: Minneapolis, MN
Service: Local Moving
Price: $105/hour (two movers)
Here are a few things you can learn from Sarah’s move:
- Ask how long the move will take. When movers are charging by the hour, it’s especially important to ask how long they think the move will take, so you know approximately how much you’ll be paying total.
- Ask if packing supplies are included. Several moving companies offer complementary boxes and bubble wrap. Sarah’s movers offered free use of wardrobe boxes, bubble wrap, protective padding, stretch wrap, and other moving equipment.
- Send an inventory list to your mover. Sarah listed out all major items that she needed moved so that Gail and her team could accurately estimate how long the move would take and how large of a truck was needed.