I have moved 10 times in the last 7 years but last month was the first time I ever decided to enlist the help of professional movers. After $350 (+tip), 3 guys, and 2.75 hours, my one bedroom apartment was completely moved. They showed up 10 minutes early, patiently waited while we sorted out loading dock logistics (apartment management double booked us), maneuvered long hallways and small elevators with ease, and were genuinely nice guys throughout all of it.
I initially shopped around quite a bit and these guys are not only the best, they are the least expensive for small apartments since there’s no minimum 3 or 4 hour requirement like most other local movers.
If you’re cheap (like me) and on the fence about whether or not to hire movers, let me share this with you: A year ago I moved locally with all of the same stuff, but rented a truck myself and had only one friend helping. It took 8 hours. The truck ended up costing about $200 after insurance, mileage, and gas, even though the base price was only about $75. It was also extremely stressful; downtown DC is not the best place to learn how to drive a truck for the first time. And then of course there’s the unholy physical pain that comes from amateur furniture moving. Unless you’re completely broke, you should definitely hire professionals.
– Anonymous | 8.27.10