Today’s Real People post is from Shiromi A. of Seattle, WA. If you’re a dedicated follower of our antics here at the HireAHelper Blog, you might recognize Shiromi’s name. That’s because this is her second Real People story (she’s moved a lot!). Her first story was about her pod container move with a head-to-head comparison of PODS shipping containers vs. ABF U-Pack ReloCubes. Today Shiromi shares some helpful last minute moving tips from her first hand experience using cheap movers and the wrong size Penske moving truck.
When my husband and I moved to Seattle, we were ready to settle down. While we rented a duplex, we went on the “great house hunt,” eventually finding one we loved. Unfortunately it was a short sale. Everything took so long that we barely made our closing date. Our mortgage broker had to rush the paperwork, and we didn’t know when we were getting the keys until just a couple of days prior to moving in.
Well, we ended up closing at the end of the month, in July, with just two days notice. Everything was boxed up and ready to go, but booking a mover in the middle of summer ended up being a lesson in what not to do. Continue reading
This tale of two moves is from Gabi Logan and is the latest installment in our Real People series.
In the last few years, I’ve had the (mis)fortune of moving clear across the country, twice. Before I was engaged, the man who would become my husband relocated from Boston to California for work (a.k.a. completely paid for) without me and I had to follow a year later on my own dime.
Just a year after I arrived in California, he had to move for work again, setting me up for my first full-service, cross country moving experience.
This another story in our ‘Real People‘ series, but this time you get a first hand look on the job. Craig decided to go with Budget Truck Rental and book loading help through HireAHelper from All N1 Moving. Watch what it’s like to have movers load your rental truck, and find out what Craig says about his experience!
We have over 25,000 written customer reviews on our site, but sometimes reading thousands of happy reviews from real people that have booked loading help through HireAHelper isn’t enough. Sometimes, seeing is believing. So we present to you doubting Thomases of the world, caught on tape, on location, a true reaction of one customer’s experience while using movers booked on HireAHelper.com. Grab some parmesan toasted popcorn and enjoy! (Video after the break) Continue reading
This post is part of our Real People series from Catherine H., who recently used a Penske rental truck to move with her husband from New York to Kansas.
Moving from New York to Kansas was a tough decision to make
I was apprehensive about moving from a highly populated area with plenty of entertainment and activities to a place that seemed to have more cows than people. Nevertheless, the company my husband works for decided to open new headquarters in the Midwest. Finding a house was simple. Packing our things from the house we were already in and moving it? Not so simple.
Here’s another true story in our Real People series. This one is from Thursday Bram about her 2,800 mile cross country move using 1-800-PACK-RAT.
Two thousand eight hundred and five miles. I mapped out the move my husband and I were making from our old home in Maryland to our new home in Oregon and it came in at just a hair more than 2,800 miles. The number intimidated me: not only did I need to figure out how to get all of our belongings packed up, but I had to figure out how to get them all the way across the continental United States.
I was lucky, despite how much work I knew I’d have to do. I have a professional mover in the family. My dad has run a local moving company since I was in high school. I knew I needed some expert advice, so I phoned home.