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.
I needed to have a couple large items moved locally, a large 361 pound gun safe and a family heirloom hope chest. I was looking to have them moved within a couple days from the date I called. I worked with Matt at A Friend a Truck Movers. I called on a Saturday and he was able to get my move scheduled for the next day and work within the budget I had planned. When they arrived, they were very efficient and timely in moving the items from the house to the truck and getting them to their final destination. They handled my items with care and made sure all items were placed as I requested. I would highly recommend A Friend With A Truck Movers. Thank you!
15:46 01 Feb 23
Isaac, Jamel, and Tristan absolutely crushed it early on a cold morning. Fast work, assembled our bed (which we were dreading), and made sure everything was packed and moved safely. Great work boys, will definitely be using AFWAT again when it’s time to move out!
17:19 27 Jan 23
I had to move quite a bit of office furniture and dozens of banker boxes full of documents. Rob and Tristin came with a positive 'can-do' attitude which put me at ease. They were friendly and efficient.I will use them again.
19:31 23 Jan 23
My moving experience with A Friend With A Truck Movers as amazing. Josh and Rob were Great. They were very fast. on time and took good care of all my things. Both Josh and Rob were very professional, Kind, trustworthy and Honest. They took all the worry and stress out of moving day and made sure everything went smooth and efficient. I would completely recommend this company to everyone. They are the best in the city. Thank you so much for being there.
14:00 18 Jan 23
Our experience with A Friend With A Truck was amazing. Rob, Issac, Josh and Vance were all polite, professional, and did an amazing job for us. They hustled the entire time to get us moved quickly and efficiently. Our friends used A Friend With A Truck Movers and recommended them - the recommendation was spot on and we couldn’t be happier with our choice in moving companies.
02:21 15 Jan 23
Hired this company based on their great google reviews and they did not disappoint! Hired them for the labor only to unload our uhaul truck. Very good communication, very professional and courteous. Handled all of our belongings with care. Showed up on time and had us unloaded in an hour. Would highly recommend!
02:07 14 Jan 23
Absolutely, positively the best moving experience of my life. Rob and Josh were unbelievable! I couldn't believe how great they were at handling large items while also taking care not to damage them or the walls. If I could give 10 stars I would. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY. A+
20:44 08 Jan 23
Rob and Josh helped us move today and they were fantastic! They arrived on time and worked quickly to get us moved into our new place. They were hard workers and we would definitely hire them again to move!
22:53 07 Jan 23
Mante, Khiiro and Josh were on time and ready to work. They were professional, always polite and friendly. they went out of their way to accommodate us and took the time to wrap items to insure they were protected. Would definitely recommend a friend with a truck and these guys! Thank so much!!
19:08 31 Dec 22
Update: 11/15, Just got a call from John from AFWAT, he was very professional in handing the issue and addressing the concern. I will stick with my scheduled move. Will post final review after my move again.
21:16 15 Nov 22
These guys were outstanding!They got us on the schedule quickly.They showed up on time in the morning, ready to work.They worked well around some older people in the home. (My parents can get in the way sometimes…)The movers were very careful with our furniture.We will definitely be using this company again.
16:19 15 Nov 22
Wonderful experience! Rob and Josh were TERRIFIC! Super efficient and friendly! Will use this company any time we need a mover. Highly recommend these guys!
01:27 09 Nov 22
Went above and beyond to make sure things were sorted out in an orderly and efficient fashion after some initial miscommunication. Would highly recommend !
16:09 03 Nov 22
These movers were super efficient and professional. Rob and Jamell helped me move out of an apartment with tight stairs and hallways but they had all the equipment needed to get everything out quickly and with no damage. Nikki was also very helpful over the phone in arranging everything and making adjustments after I under estimated the box count. Would recommend, they really took all the hard work out of moving.
20:20 28 Oct 22
Friendly and helpful movers. Easy to work with.
19:03 20 Oct 22
Josh and John were both great to work with! We were stressed about our move and it couldn’t have gone smoother. It was a long walk from where the truck was parked to our 2nd floor apartment and they worked efficiently and handled everything with great care! We’d highly recommend and will use when we inevitably move again! Thanks guys!
01:51 17 Oct 22
The guy’s were very professional, efficient and did everything I asked!!!
23:32 16 Oct 22
Mante and Khiiro we’re very professional Very organized, and got our items moved out of the basement quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend and use again!! Are use them again to move some things back to our home they were very professional and diligent and getting the job done and making sure things were safe. I would highly recommend!
20:27 09 Oct 22
Jamel and Charlie were my movers. I would highly recommend this company. They were on time, very professional and efficient. These guys moved all my furniture and belongings with ease. Made the move so much easier.
10:17 05 Oct 22
Best moving experience we have ever had! Jamell, Josh, and Issac were so incredibly nice and did a fantastic job. I really can’t say enough nice things about our experience. I will definitely be recommending A Friend with a truck movers to friends and family.
20:52 23 Sep 22
These guys are far and beyond what I expected I'm very satisfied with the care, the concern, patient's, very friendly and trustworthy, I'm an elderly female and appreciate you.
Lois E. Cravin
17:58 23 Sep 22
The best moving experience! Movers arrived on time, paid careful attention to all details and were a pleasure to work with. Moving is stressful, but not when working with the team from A Friend With a Truck Movers!
20:59 21 Sep 22
Excellent experience!! The movers Dierk, Jamell and Spencer were professional the entire time!! They moved quickly but safely and got us done two hours quicker then the quoted time!!!! We would definitely use them again!!!
19:10 02 Sep 22
These guys know what they’re doing and were very helpful. It was a complicated move with more than one stop and several unusual pieces of furniture and art. They managed the move with care and efficiency and a professional courteous attitude. I highly recommend A Friend With a Truck services!
20:09 31 Aug 22
Rob, Dirk and Charlie moved us and did a wonderful job! I can’t recommend this place enough. These guys faced multiple obstacles with our move, mattress weighs a ton, screws stripped out on the furniture, and it was 100° during the whole process. They were kind, professional and honestly really awesome to talk to. They fixed my bed (carpet installers had left some assembly off when they rebuilt it and stripped out some bolts) moved everything and did so without damaging anything! Seemed quite literally like having friends move us and the price was less than I thought it would be, probably because they were so efficient. Thanks so much again for all your hard work guys!!
19:43 31 Aug 22
Spencer & Reggie were very friendly, and professional! I really appreciated their help! I would have no problem with recommending A Friend With A Truck, movers.
18:35 25 Aug 22
On time, accomplished the move quickly and efficiently. Courteous movers. Moved a third floor apartment into a townhome. Finished earlier than anticipated.
20:04 22 Aug 22
Best money I’ve ever spent!!! If you don’t want to move yourself, this team was early, fast yet careful, accommodating and courteous. Definitely recommend and they charge less than others I researched.
19:17 22 Aug 22
Very friendly and quick! These men did not stop moving from the moment they arrived at our house. Loaded basically our whole 3 bedroom house in about an hour and a half!
16:07 20 Aug 22
Dierk, Charlie, and Robby were amazing. Cheerful. Very respectful with our fragile items. Couldn’t ask for a better crew! Will definitely hire again.
15:46 17 Aug 22
Professional and friendly.
15:04 17 Aug 22
Was able to set up at last minute (24hr) move with A friend with a truck. Movers we’re friendly and professional. Job was done efficiently and everything packaged / delivered without damagesWill be using again for any future moves !
15:43 09 Aug 22
These guys were amazing!! I cannot thank them enough for how quickly and efficiently they worked. They were all very kind and fun. Strongly recommend and encourage others to use their services. 🙂
17:07 02 Aug 22
We hired A Friend With A Truck Movers to move our daughter into a 7th floor apt with NO ELEVATOR! In July! The 4 guys that “drew the short straw” were amazing. They were fun, friendly, and made the best of a bad situation. They moved all of her boxes, plants, and heavy furniture up 7 floors worth of stairs, in a cramped stairwell, in just 2 hours. 147 stairs, multiple times. We just cannot say enough good things about this company and their employees!! Highly recommend!
17:01 02 Aug 22
Amazing! I had Mike and Isaac as my movers today and they were fantastic. They were quick, professional, and most important, they were very careful with my stuff. I had a great experience and will definitely be recommending and using this company in the future.
00:19 01 Aug 22
We used A Friend with a Truck movers to move our small office this week. The crew handling our move were Dirk, Mike and Shawn. They were the very best! Showed up on time, got right to work, they were friendly and professional. The estimate was exact. Good experience from start to finish. I would definitely recommend.
18:19 27 Jul 22
I have used A Friend with a Truck Movers for all of my moves since 2016 and have always been happy with my experience! They are always friendly, helpful, and very reasonably priced. My latest move was with Jamell and Isaac who were both great!
21:42 26 Jul 22
The crew was excellent!
17:18 25 Jul 22
I’ve used them twice and they were quick and efficient with the move, super professional, hard working. Isaac was awesome!
05:08 24 Jul 22
Could not have asked for better movers. First time ever using a moving company, but the three guys that moved us were fast and friendly. Made the whole process a lot less stressful.
22:31 23 Jul 22
Mante, Khiiro, and Isaac were wonderful! They were quick and efficient and helped us get a tricky bed frame separated! Thanks again!
15:20 21 Jul 22
My husband and I decided to call movers for the first time in a long while.. we are very do it yourselfers. I’m always nervous for someone else to move my things but, BJ, Rob, and Jamel were OUTSTANDING. They made our move easy and so fast. Everything was handled with extreme care and placed just exactly where we wanted it to go. This is the moving company you want to hire. I’m telling everyone!
11:16 21 Jul 22
I definitely recommend these guys! Friendly, considerate, efficient! They did a great job! I'd hire them again! ✔️
18:24 18 Jul 22
The men who helped us move today were very professional and respectful! Very timely and efficient, 10/10 will be using them again!
03:37 17 Jul 22
Friend With A Truck Movers got me moved with no issues, in some seriously hot weather. Everyone was kind and courteous. This is a great moving company.