Just sent this to Rebecca. Thought I would share here too.
Initial estimate is $1000, although they will visit in person and give a better estimate Friday. That is more than I really wanted to pay.
I am going to ask how much less it would be if they don't do the storage space too, or if they ONLY do the furniture.
Cause I have three weeks to move. I can do all the boxes and loose stuff myself no problem, even if I had no help from any friends, which I know I will have at least some of. Maybe ten trips with my Saturn fully loaded would get all of my stuff over there. Maybe even less.
I just REALLY don't want to deal with the furniture myself or even ask my friends to do that. :-(
But if they can't get it low enough, perhaps I will canvas the local friends to see who was actually serious about helping me move. :-)
Or maybe I really will decide to just trash all the furniture and start out living on the floor and then get all new stuff. :-)
$1000? Sam, here's what you do: Rent a truck. A Penske or Budget or whatever. I don't recommend U-Haul just cause they're kind of white trash, you know? Anyway, rent the truck, and then you have a moving party. Have all your boxed stuff packed up. Then get all your friends to come over and help load up the truck and move the furniture and stuff. It goes really fast when you have people to help you. Then you go to the new place and unload it. You have some cold beer and pizza there. All it costs is the truck + beer + pizza and you won't have any swarthy brutes kicking your stuff around.
It is looking more like I'd be doing that. I was not going to do that cause last time I got a lot of flack from some of the friends helping me move about why I was moving some of the things instead of just throwing them away. And I also just didn't want to bother people.
But I've had several volunteers, so I may send out an invite to a moving party after I get the estimate and decide it is too much. I'm thinking the night of August 11th or 12th, or if I get a lot of guff about a weekday, pushing it to the following Saturday during the day.
You coming Randy? :-)
During the week would be tough for me just cause of the distance from here... But if you do it on a weekend, I'm there, dude.*
* As long as it's not Aug. 2 (3rd is okay) or the August 23 weekend.
I'll let you know Randy. My current thought is to let them move the furniture, but do all boxes myself slowly over the course of a couple weeks, while inviting people to help me in exchange for pizza when they wish. :-) But we shall see. But closing is on a Monday, and I had hoped to be all moved by that weekend. But I don't HAVE to be out of my apartment for a couple weeks. So I may change that plan. We'll see.
I have to get that mail thing fixed so I can use the "notify me when someone replies" feature...