Close and tape Boxes - Closed boxes are easier to move, sturdier, and safer for your belongings. Movers can refuse to take open packaging and boxes. Label your boxes so they can be placed in the corresponding areas at the new location.
Books - Use appropriate size boxes for your packed items. Heavy items like books and records should be in smaller boxes. If boxes are to heavy they may need to be repacked.
TVs - The original box is always best for TVs, but if you don’t have it you can purchase TV box kits from many retailers. We move unboxed TVs all the time without issue, but if something were to happen we don’t carry any liability on unboxed TVs.
Electronics - Securely box electronics in the original box if possible. This includes game consoles, stereo components, computers, etc.
Valuables and Jewelry - Remove valuables and jewelry and pack them away in a safe place. You can never be too safe and there is no reason to leave items like this out on moving day. Have a plan on moving day for items of high value.
Lamps - Remove lampshades and lightbulbs from lamps. Lampshades and light bulbs should be boxed due to their fragile nature.
Awkward Items - There are always awkward items that you just can’t box. Gather these awkward items in a certain area together. Pick a corner of the room or maybe the garage. These items should not be fragile, if they are then box them. Think items like umbrellas, folding chairs, and luggage.
Be available - We understand you may have some loose ends to tie up on moving day and might not want to wait around all day for the movers, but don’t go too far and be ready.
Be onsite - Plan to be on site and available to the movers during the move day. The movers may have questions or need direction on where items go, and it can be frustrating if they must stop work to find a customer.
Snacks and Drinks - Movers appreciate when you provide snacks and drinks. They expend a lot of energy during the day so remember it is to your benefit to help keep them hydrated and energized.
Friendliness - The movers are your friends there to help. Yes, they are being paid, but friendliness and respect go along ways and it goes both ways. Treat your movers well and they will do the same.
Don't be shy - Don’t be afraid to let the movers know your expectations or what service you expect. Point out items that have special value to you or where you would like things. If something is off let them know or contact our office. Don’t be shy but don’t be bossy.
Sweaty - Moving is very physical hard work/exercise and we all know what that leads to, sweat! It is unfortunate but on a hot day there is no way around it. Your movers are going to sweat, some more than others, and they may smell a little too.
Moved on 9/10/2021 @ 8:30 AM. They scheduled me for a 3 man crew, but were only able to send 2. Hassan and Issac crushed it. They were legit running up the stairs to grab the next thing. They took time to carefully wrap and secure everything in the truck before departing to the next location. I asked a few questions like “is this broken down far enough?” Or “do these boxes need to close all the way?” To which they simply responded, “it’s all good, we got you.” And they did. Easiest, quickest and most efficient move of my life, and I’ve moved 7 times in the last 10 years for reference.
15:59 11 Sep 21
BJ, Jameel, and Terron were great, got everything done and were very polite. Thanks for a smooth move.
23:48 31 Aug 21
Thank you. Job will done
18:10 30 Aug 21
We used AFWAT for a recent move and they were great. BJ, Hassan, and a guy who looked like Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters showed up on time, loaded everything in just under an hour, and completed the job under what we were quoted at. BJ was transparent with pricing and updates throughout the course of the move, and they even helped reassemble bed frames at the destination. Would definitely recommend them.
13:12 19 Aug 21
Thank you so much for being reliable and fast and ensuring that my move will run smoothly. You guys are competent and organized and friendly. i will definitely recommend you thank you John
10:38 11 Aug 21
Our movers (Spencer, Dirk, and Vance) did an excellent job! They were professional, polite, and had an amazing work ethic! Two thumbs up and highly recommend!
23:30 03 Aug 21
Wow! These guys were amazing! They were early to my place which I love. And they had a great fun upbeat attitude. I felt I wasn’t prepared and they helped me with what I needed. They were willing to take more than I had planned for which made my life easier. They were quick but careful! LOW price for HIGH quality work!! Loved these guys!
14:47 28 Jul 21
We hired them to move an upright piano and were very pleased with their service. Very pleasant and respectful young men. Wish we would have hired them for the whole move!
01:33 28 Jul 21
Great crew! Best movers i have used EVER! on time, very efficient and were extremely careful with all of my things.
16:42 22 Jul 21
The gentleman where there when they said they would be. Very polite. Furniture undamaged. Thank you so much for your great service. 🤗
14:35 17 Jul 21
Overall experience was fantastic from start to finish. I got 3 movers for the price of 2 and they even offered to move another item I forgot to add to the list! Jamell, Lucas, and Charles did an amazing job moving my 75 Gallon tank, sleeper sofa, and large desk from 3 stories up! All without issue. They were professional and highly recommend them for any move. I definitely will continue to do so.
22:33 16 Jul 21
We had a difficult move. Unloading a moving trailer, some to a climate control unit, some to a standard storage unit and some to a condo. Without a blink or pause they just said "not a problem" We had Jamell, Isaac and Lucas. They were incredible. Really took great care of our stuff and worked extremely hard and fast. I would suggest using This company and these guys specifically!!
13:59 14 Jul 21
19:22 08 Jul 21
Jamell, Lucas, and Dan we very professional, friendly, and helpful! They did an excellent job with our move. I highly recommend this moving company!
01:53 04 Jul 21
Movers (Lucas, Isaac & Nathan) were quick and efficient. Job was done over 90 minutes earlier than expected and everything was handled with care. Will be using A Friend With A Truck going forward for all local moves.
20:02 29 Jun 21
The three movers, Jamell, Ben and Terron did an outstanding job. They were professional, respectful and diligent. They handled our property and belongings with care, making sure items were properly loaded and unloaded. They also had us check to make sure everything was loaded and unloaded. It was an extremely hot and humid day and not once did they complain and notified us when they took a15 minute break, with no charge to us. John, the owner was very helpful. I believe the quote for service was fair and reasonable. I would highly recommend this company. Thank you for making our move easier and less stressful. Debra
20:28 28 Jun 21
Date moved: 06/26/2021Tish S.The movers (Spencer and Jamel) were on time and ready to work. They were professional, polite and hardworking. A FRIEND WITH A TRUCK helped my sister and I moved to two different located at locations at an affordable rate. They took good care of our belongings and nothing was broken. They got the job done faster than what was expected so the price was cheaper than what was initially quoted to us! I would recommend A A FRIEND WITH TRUCK to friends and family!!!
16:49 26 Jun 21
Spencer and Jamel were both great. They showed up on time ready to work! They were both professional, friendly, and fast. I was quoted a great price for a small apartment move. Other places quoted me far more. I highly recommend.
16:46 26 Jun 21
I had to move a relative out of an ALF suddenly. They arranged my move at the last minute and did a great job for a reasonable price. Would definitely use again.
Jenn “JAM” Mansfield
17:05 21 Jun 21
Great service! Spencer and his crew were amazing. Hard working, fast, non-stop. Very professional. Would recommend to anyone.
13:41 17 Jun 21
GIVE THESE GUYS A RAISE. That’s it. That’s the review. Amazing.
18:01 16 Jun 21
I just got moved with A Friend with a Truck and it was probably one of the best and stress free moves I’ve had…and I have moved a lot! They worked so fast that it was way below my estimated move time…and it was 90 degrees out 🥵! I will definitely use them again and refer them to anyone who needs to move! 👏🏼👏🏼
18:02 11 Jun 21
The workers were great and friendly! They unpacked all of my furniture and boxes smoothly in a timely manner! They moved me under the estimated time and were very professional. Thank you Jamel, Terrance and Dimitri!
15:04 28 May 21
We needed to find a mover on short notice. They were very responsive to our needs and were able to complete the move on the day we needed them. They arrived on time and finished within the estimated time. The two guys worked hard on loading and unloading. I would use them again.
12:59 25 May 21
Great experience overall. They were on time and contacted me the day before arrival. Then on their way in the morning. Followed instructions for apartment complex and sr community rules for Covid. Then moved all into the new apartment complex that was not direct access to the truck. It was a good walk back and forth and the temperature was 0 degrees the whole afternoon. No complaints and very courteous about the whole process. Closing doors and following instructions on boxes and what not. Safety and security was number 1 for them and it was very appreciated by my family and especially my senior mom moving to a new place. Highly recommend this to anyone moving.
22:03 22 May 21
Amazing company; the team was so fast and efficient! They helped us move in half the time quoted to us and were extremely professional. The team was helpful, friendly, and courteous and handled everything with care. So thankful for their help! Highly recommend!
14:49 22 May 21
These guys did a local move for my senior parents. They were on time (actually 15 minutes early). They were careful, moved quickly and finished sooner than the estimated time so the cost ended up being less than expected. We were pleased and would definitely use them again.
21:46 20 May 21
On time. Hard workers. 2nd time I have used them. I would recommend them.
02:14 07 May 21
Extremely professional. Fast. Efficient. Excellent teamwork. Affordable. Will definitely be calling next time we move! Issac, Tyler and Zack or Ben whatever his name was. Best movers I ever called!
20:07 29 Apr 21
I could not have been more satisfied with the amazing work the team did processing my move. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was delivered safely. They were friendly, professional, and worked extremely hard. I could not have done it without them. This is my third time hiring a moving company and have not had a better experience. Bravo gentleman thank you for everything!
18:15 26 Apr 21
A Friend with a Truck Movers did an excellent job and we so appreciate the effort they made to make this a smooth and painless experience. Dominic, Hassan, and Demetrius were on time, pleasant, respectful of our property, fast, and efficient. We would definitely recommend these movers and would certainly use this service again.
15:43 20 Apr 21
Absolutely hands down the best moving company. We have used them 4 times now and every single time the guys come to work and work hard. They don’t go slow like other moving companies they are there to get you moved. All of the movers are professional and courteous. On top of all of this they are by far the least expensive moving company. We will always use this company for all our moving needs.
14:05 20 Apr 21
Jamell, Hassan and Nick were great!!!! They were on time and moved me across town in the estimated time they gave. This was a wonderful experience and I will be sure to use "A Friend With A Truck Movers" in the future.
17:41 19 Apr 21
We highly recommend A Friend With A Truck Movers. Hasson, Jameel, and Nick took care of our move this weekend and everything was fantastic from start to finish. Thanks guys!!