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by lisa1120
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: reusing wardrobe boxes?
Replies: 5
Views: 4204

reusing wardrobe boxes?

I moved a little over a year ago and my current house had enough room to keep all my boxes from the previous move(s), including wardrobe boxes. The boxes are in okay condition, but do have some "wear & tear". The mover I'm working with now recommended that I use all new boxes. He give me a bunch...
by lisa1120
Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: American Knights - bad reviews, but recommended by my company
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

Re: American Knights - bad reviews, but recommended by my company

Thanks for the quick reply MusicMom! Luckily I'm not limited to using only American Knights. I'm getting a lump sum for the move and it's my choice how I want to use it. I was thinking about giving American Knights the benefit of the doubt and at least asking for a quote to see how much I might be a...
by lisa1120
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: American Knights - bad reviews, but recommended by my company
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

American Knights - bad reviews, but recommended by my company

I'm relocating for work from Phoenix to Baltimore. I'm in the process of contacting movingcompanies (using The Super List for research of course) and so far have been very impressed with the customer service from Dirck's Moving Services based here in Phoenix. Then I found out today that the company ...
by lisa1120
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Review of Darryl Flood (Allied) - Houston to Scottsdale
Replies: 15
Views: 10662

Re: *Review of Darryl Flood (Allied) - Houston to Scottsdale

I'm back to finish up my report. The movers came on 10/16 for loading. We got off to a bit of a rough start because my apartment complex said 18-wheelers are able to make it in, but the driver Rudy felt that it wouldn't work for his particular truck. Since I didn't have many things they decided to l...
by lisa1120
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: moving in the rain?
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

moving in the rain?

My movers are scheduled to come by tomorrow morning. It's been raining all afternoon and there's a 30% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow. I called my account rep and she said to call back in the morning to determine the best game plan if it's pouring. Is there anything I can/should do to help prevent...
by lisa1120
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Packing and Loading Tips
Replies: 149
Views: 156022

Re: Packing and Loading Tips

I've seen some varying info out there about listing the contents of a box. For example, on the MovingScam label template page , "MovingScam.com recommends that consumers use caution in listing specific contents of boxes". However, I've seen some other posts that recommend marking boxes with contents...
by lisa1120
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Tipping Your Loaders/Full-Service Movers
Replies: 44
Views: 69145

Re: Tipping Your Loaders/Full-Service Movers

I asked my moving company their recommendation on tipping. I was told that a tip is nice but not expected. If the guys who come out to do the loading hint at all that they're expecting to receive a tip, I should call and let the company know. I like the idea of tipping a slight amount up front to ho...
by lisa1120
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: moving IKEA furniture
Replies: 4
Views: 10737

Re: moving IKEA furniture

Is stretch wrap different than shrink wrap? I think I mistakenly got stretch wrap to pack up my disassembled furniture and I'm having difficulty using it. Any tips on using stretch wrap? EDIT: Okay, I think I got the stretch wrap figured out. I was trying to do it all on my own and it's more of a 2 ...
by lisa1120
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Review of Darryl Flood (Allied) - Houston to Scottsdale
Replies: 15
Views: 10662

Re: *Review of Darryl Flood (Allied) - Houston to Scottsdale

Hi there. Y'all probably think I'm some stuck-up snob who can't accept when things don't go my way. Can I blame it on the move? This whole thing is just one big stress fest. Anyway, I just spoke to my relocation coordinator Linda because a driver has been assigned to my shipment. For peace of mind, ...
by lisa1120
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Insurance?
Replies: 17
Views: 5642

Re: Insurance?

I was also very confused by this at first. I think the way I understand it is that for a box packed by myself, say a box of dishes, if I didn't pack the box well and one of the dishes breaks, the moving company is not responsible. On the other hand, if something extreme happens like the truck crashe...
by lisa1120
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Review of Darryl Flood (Allied) - Houston to Scottsdale
Replies: 15
Views: 10662

Re: *Review of Darryl Flood (Allied) - Houston to Scottsdale

But remember there are other customers, other moves, other appointments they are handling every day. So a confirmation call prior to an appointment notifying you they will be late is striving for that 5. I know I'm not the only customer, but I still believe that being late for an appointment is una...
by lisa1120
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Review of Darryl Flood (Allied) - Houston to Scottsdale
Replies: 15
Views: 10662

Review of Darryl Flood (Allied) - Houston to Scottsdale

I'm very thankful for this website and the superb advice from the community. I wanted to take some time to share my experience with Darryl Flood. I started out by selecting 3 companies to call: Moovers Inc. (based on this site's endorsement), A Better Tripp (local company, a co-worker used to work t...
by lisa1120
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: packing decisions
Replies: 2
Views: 2824

packing decisions

I'm in the process of packing. I feel confident in my moving company, but there is always that slim chance that something will go wrong. I'm getting full replacement coverage insurance for the move, but there are some things that are irreplaceable at any cost. My biggest dilemma right now is trying ...
by lisa1120
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: moving IKEA furniture
Replies: 4
Views: 10737

moving IKEA furniture

I first asked this question here: http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3832&start=0 but thought it would be better to create a new post with a more appropriate subject line. Anyway, I'm getting ready to move and all my furniture is from IKEA. I had a mover over for an estimate today a...
by lisa1120
Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Chose a Mover--From SF to NYC
Replies: 15
Views: 12054

Re: Chose a Mover--From SF to NYC

He also point blank told me to sell the "Ikea stuff--it won't survive," and gave me honest tips about packing. He said if I sold the Ikea shelf, my items are at 2,000lbs or below and that would help the movers get the job done quickly. I'm getting ready to move and everything I have is Ikea (desk, ...

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