Sochi Storage & Moving
Sochi Fireworks – credit to Abd allah Foteih
In keeping with the mounting Olympic spirit, we at HireAHelper wanted to bring you all a peek inside the Games, and what it might be like to be involved as a professional mover. Thousands of athletes, trainers and support staff. Games officials, security personnel and media types. Cossacks. All of them, from every corner of the world, heading for Sochi on the Black Sea. Who gets to move all their stuff? And how do they do it? Continue reading
I woke up this morning to some exciting news – we won “Best Booth Overall” at the American Moving & Storage Association’s 95th Annual Education Conference and Expo! Our secret? Martyn’s smile (pictured above). Ok, so that’s not our only secret. We also put serious thought into how to attract passers-by and concise ways to get our message out clearly. Continue reading
We’re going to start today with a quick exercise. (If you are exhausted or extremely sleepy grab a cup of coffee first.)
Sit back in your chair, close your eyes and imagine yourself getting into your car. Fire up the engine. Put it in gear. Now take a quick virtual drive around your town. Turn down Main Street. Cruise past the commercial district. Head out toward the highway. Now think:
How many self storage facilities did you see?
They are popping up all over, these garages-for-rent. The Self Storage Association will proudly tell you that self storage has been the fastest growing segment of the commercial real estate industry over the last four decades, while Wall Street analysts consider the industry to be recession-proof.
This post is part of our “Real People” series. Usually, these posts are written by a real person who is not employed at HireAHelper, who actually used the moving services they mention. Today’s Real People story is still written by a real person, and even includes a photo gallery of the experience, but this time it’s someone who HAS worked with us. Craig B. is an independent graphic artist living in Los Angeles, CA. He’s the one responsible for the awesome illustrations on our homepage. Craig says, “I’m not only the illustrator, I’m also a client!”
I’m getting married in a couple months, and I decided to put my things in storage and stay with my fiancé until we have a chance to find a bigger place after the wedding. At this point I’m only using my apartment as a $1,200 closet. So, moving my apartment into storage for $200 or less each month will save some serious cash.
I have moved a ton throughout the years, and, at this point in my life, I feel like I’m too old to ask friends for help, and too old to put my back through another move. I knew of HireAHelper because of some illustrating I had done for their website, and I thought I could use them to hire moving help.
I went online to HireAHelper.com and started to see who was available. I liked the way their site was laid out, because it was very easy to know what my first step was. After I put in my zip code and moving date, they gave me a list of companies available for my move. The first company on the list was Ogre Man Movers, and they looked good. I saw that they would be available for a good price, but I didn’t book them yet because I wanted to first make sure I had my moving truck reserved. Continue reading
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