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.
Lucas & Issac arrived when expected. They were friendly, fast, efficient, and professional. The job was completed in less time than expected. I would definitely hire them again...worth every penny. Thank you Lucas & Issac.
17:08 21 Nov 21
Outstanding job today by Isaac and Justin! Took great care in moving my things and worked very fast. Don't dilly-dally around like some movers. When new house is ready in few weeks, we'll be calling them again. Highly recommend A Friend With A Truck moving company. Melodie
00:44 21 Nov 21
BJ, Hasson, and Lucas did an awesome job. Responsive, quick, and very polite. Will be calling them again for next move.
02:08 20 Nov 21
When I scheduled my move I needed help asap, and they definitely delivered. I was moved by Tristan and Charlie who were very professional, fast workers, and friendly. They took great care of my things, didnt break anything, and got my move done by the estimate time even though I underestimated my job accidentally. If I ever move again I'll be going through this company and requesting these two. Thanks guys.
04:34 16 Nov 21
They were very professional and were careful with all my items. Their price is also very good, I won't mind using this company again.
13:18 15 Nov 21
These guys are the real deal. Extremely professional and careful with your belongings. Spencer, Jamell, and Vance went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic moving experience. Everything went perfectly smooth and they were able to get us moved in two hours! I would recommend this company to anyone in KC who needs to hire movers.
03:16 14 Nov 21
A great experience from start to finish. Quick and accurate quote. Charlie and Dan were so nice and very helpful. Thank you!
16:39 11 Nov 21
BJ & his team did a great job moving me! We have used A Friend With a Truck three times now and we will continue to do so. They are very fast, careful, and friendly.
20:45 09 Nov 21
AFWAT was amazing! Jamel, Isaac, and Charles worked quickly and professionally. Did a great job with our stuff. So thankful!
17:25 05 Nov 21
Hassan, Vance, and Spencer were efficient, respectful, and kind. They made our moving experience stress free!
00:37 03 Nov 21
I contacted A Friend with a Truck regarding my moving, they were very responsive on getting back to me and gave me a quote that I couldn't turn down, the best one I had out of 3 different companies. There were at my house promptly at 800am as they said they would be and they worked quickly and efficiently and were all done with my move in less than 3 hours. I had Isaac, Charlie and Alex, all were nice guys and hard workers. Thank You !
15:44 22 Oct 21
HASSAN, DAN, CHARLES ARE THEEEEEE B-E-S-T Team EVER! Thank You so very much!!!! Highly recommend!
18:25 21 Oct 21
BJ, and his team were absolutely amazing. They got off to a late start due to a previous job running over, but they kept in contact, and were wonderful, and prepared when they got there. I had concerns on if what was going to be moved would fit into the area I had designated for it, but they made it happen efficiently and safely. I will use them for any future moves personally and professionally. Thank you for making this so easy:)
21:25 17 Oct 21
Wow! Moving is so much less stressful using these guys! Our movers, Jamell, Vance, and Alex, were outstanding! They were hard workers, professional and courteous in every way. From start to finish, it was an easy process. Highly recommend!
23:34 16 Oct 21
Isaac and Hassan did a prefect job so quick and helped me out so much. Please be sure to get these two to do the moving for ya. Much appreciated!
19:30 16 Oct 21
BJ, Lucas, & Terron are top notch movers who made the experience seem like a walk the beach. 🏖
Quirino “Q” Rubio
22:28 15 Oct 21
Charlie, Tristan, and Jamel did a great job. They were super fast and efficient. Also the price ended up being less than what I was quoted so that was awesome! They made sure everything was where I wanted it before they left and were very professional. I recommend this company.
16:15 09 Oct 21
Lucas and Dirk did a fantastic job on my move. Honest dudes who showed up on time and worked their tales off. Would definitely recommend.
21:01 08 Oct 21
A friend with a truck movers saved the day! Hassan, Tristan, and Spencer we’re professional courteous and hard-working. Thanks guys
12:39 07 Oct 21
What a great experience! Another moving company really let us down, but AFWAT -Hassan, Tristan, and Spencer came through with hard work and experience. I wish we had called AFWATfirst!
21:49 06 Oct 21
We were happily surprised at how fast they were able to help us move. With only three days notice they came to our house and happily loaded the truck with our possessions. They were respectful and courteous. Our movers were Hassan, Tristan, and Spencer. They were fast and careful, nothing was damaged in the move. I highly recommend this company.
21:34 06 Oct 21
I called another moving company before A Friend With A Truck and they quoted me $900 more than them! The other company was unprofessional and honestly somewhat rude as if I was a burden. When I called AFWAT, I asked them if they had availability for the next day and they were able to find a way to fit me in. The gentleman who answered the phone was so friendly and professional. I was very pleased with the level of customer service! When the guys, BJ, Lucas, and Dierk arrived, they were so friendly! They took great care of my things and moved things very quickly. They were super professional and I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a professional and reasonably priced crew! If I ever move again, they will be my very first choice!
18:46 05 Oct 21
Terron, Charlie and Isaac (A Friend with a Truck) did a great job! Showed up on time, went straight to work and took care loading and unloading my belongings and finished earlier than I expected.The whole process was good from my first contact with John, obtaining an estimate and coordinating my move (even with a couple of postponements).I would use them again in the future. If friends or family need movers in the future I won’t hesitate to recommend A Friend with a Truck.
17:28 05 Oct 21
Alex, Isaac and Tristen were great 👍 did our move in less than 1 hour.. thank you guys 😊
00:57 05 Oct 21
Jamell and Alex were efficient and friendly. Would recommend this company to any friends or family. Thank you guys !
22:35 01 Oct 21
Efficient and cheaper than any other place I’ve used the last 3 moves.
23:45 29 Sep 21
My mom was scammed by another company. On the day Nationwide Movers of America didn’t show up we contacted a Neighbor with a truck.Nick listened to our terrible story and rearranged the schedule to get mom moved the next day.Nick ( office manager) personally showed up with BJ and Jamal the next day, driving up from LC to Des Moines to move her to KC .BJ was very concerned about my mom’sStress level and was great at communicating with us to keep her calm about the process.They were all professional, friendly, careful, kind. The move could not have gone better with them. They truly saved the day!They really are our heroes! Thanks again guys!
18:53 29 Sep 21
Just had Bj and Terron come through and help with a move. NO COMPLAINTS WHATSOEVER! We were estimated at 3 men and 3 hours but only got 2 men and still got it done in the same time frame. They went over and beyond expectations, doing whatever we needed done. Bj was very polite and communicated everything from beginning to end. We recommend this company and will be using them again, hopefully we can get these same guys to help us again.Thank you a friend with a truck movers!
22:51 26 Sep 21
What a great experience and exactly what I was looking for. The guys were great thanks for all your help. Jamel tristen and Alex you did a great job!!!!!! I'll recommend this agency to everyone and anyone!!!
18:35 26 Sep 21
Hired them to help us get our move done and they did a fantastic job. Thank you Jamell, Tristin, and Alex!!!!
15:56 26 Sep 21
The team who moved me (Dan, Charlie and Tyrell) were amazing. They were professional, quick and went above and beyond. Some of my pieces were larger than the doorways and they expertly disassembled and reassembled them. Price wise - they were by far the best deal. I called 5 different companies for quotes - A friend with a truck was the easiest to get a quote from. They were also $1000 less than their competitors with a similar name. 😉
05:14 26 Sep 21
Moved on 9/25/2021Jamell, Isaac, and Alex were on time and moved with efficiency. They were kind and friendly. They had all the proper equipment to move my belongings carefully. I would recommend the company and this team to anyone.Thank you!
22:56 25 Sep 21
Tristan, BJ and Hassan were fantastic!! Super helpful and friendly, very much recommended!
15:03 25 Sep 21
B J, Hasson and Tristan did a great job. The we’re on time, courteous and very helpful and patient. I would highly recommend these three!!
15:03 25 Sep 21
Hired three to move us out of our townhome. 3 guys Jamell, Terron, Tristen didn’t stop til the work was done. Good guys. Even switched out our washer and dryer for us.
23:46 24 Sep 21
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Fast, easy, and below bid!BJ, Lucas, Hasson were BEYOND amazing! I can not say enough good things about these men and their professionalism.Hasson got a little hurt and KEPT ON MOVING!
20:39 24 Sep 21
Very professional movers! Had Hasson, Isaac, and Jamell and they were very expeditious and friendly. Took care of all our needs and got everything in place where it needed to go. Finished an hour below the estimated time needed. Will recommend to anyone we know who is moving!
18:46 23 Sep 21
Terrific company to work with! Their estimate was right on target, they were able to accommodate a last-minute request, and they did excellent work. Lucas and Spencer were polite, friendly, careful and conscientious. They unpacked a storage unit in record time and after removing some furniture, repacked it in a way that will be much more useful to me. Highly recommend!
18:26 23 Sep 21
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!