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.
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!!
Inner Sun & Moon
06:27 07 Apr 21
I had a last minute emergency during my move (because moving isn't stressful enough) and these guys were gracious enough to accommodate my need to adjust timing at the last minute to help. When they arrived they were friendly and professional. Very nice young guys working for them. Good experience overall and always nice to work with a local small business.
22:18 06 Apr 21
I’ve moved a few times with moving companies and these folks have struck the perfect balance of friendliness, professionalism, and caring. Our movers Jamell, Nick, and Hasson finished their previous job early and called us to let us know they *could* be there earlier if we were ready. Before they left, they called and gave us an ETA. They kept a conversation going with us, the customers, while they quickly loaded and unloaded. Of course, when we got there we were still packing up a few boxes, and they reassured us that we could take our time - it was our truck. 10/10 will hire again and recommend.
02:47 05 Apr 21
We had a great experience yesterday with A Friend With a Truck movers! They were careful with our belongings, on time, loaded/unloaded our stuff very quickly, and all 3 guys were super nice! Definitely will be hiring them again for future moves. 10/10 recommend! The cost was also very reasonable.
15:32 02 Apr 21
Jamell, Hassan, & Dom are rockstars! Great workers and awesome people. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.
00:18 02 Apr 21
Great movers. They sent 3 guys, who were very friendly and professional, the move took less time than allotted, and the amount quoted was reduced accordingly. The guys were very careful with our furniture and even helped us move our old couch out to the dumpster. Would highly recommend.Carole in Kansas City
22:13 22 Mar 21
After getting quotes from a few companies for a whole-house, very local move, we settled with AFWAT and we couldn't have been more pleased. Hasson, Nick, and Jamell showed up on-time (actually a few minutes early), they were all polite, professional, fun to work with, EXTREMELY careful and holy cow were they fast. We had quite a bit more to move than we really thought and we had some larger pieces that caused some snags but these guys handled it with ease and honesty. They tried their hardest to make things fit but if they couldn't do it without potentially damaging our brand new house, they were honest about it.The move would not have gone near as smoothly as it did without these guys and I am SO thankful we chose this company to help us out!I would recommend this crew in a heartbeat. Thanks, guys!!!!!Will and Ashley Osborn
16:00 19 Mar 21
Worked with John and the team to move across Kansas City. Overall they did a great job. A piece of furniture was damaged in the move, but they worked with me to fix the issue.I would recommend using them. I've used other movers in the past that were much more expensive, and you get the same level of effort and even better customer service with these local boys.
20:02 11 Mar 21
We have used AFWAT twice in the last few months and they are hands down the best moving company we’ve worked with! Their prices are great and they’re friendly and professional! Our latest move was with Hasson, Tyler, and Jamell and they knocked it out of the park! Highly recommend!!
22:48 05 Mar 21
We used A Friend With a Truck recently and it was a great experience overall. Our movers were Jamell, Skylar, and Hasson and they were very professional and took great care of our items.We are a family of four so we had a bunch of stuff so I definitely appreciate their help and patience. I should add, pricing for the move was very, very fair considering all the stuff that we had. I would definitely recommend using A Friend With A Truck.
21:37 26 Feb 21
One of the smoothest and hassle free experiences we had in a move.The crew arrived on time and were very helpful and courteous.Would highly recommend their services
17:37 22 Feb 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 18 Feb 21
I was very impressed with the Men. Jamelle and Hassan did a great job with my belongings and easing my mind on this move. I would highly recommend this company for your future moves!
23:58 17 Feb 21
Good crew, efficient and got the load and u load completed in a timely manner. I would recommend them. And i plan on using them again for my final moveTxs againTroy
11:22 16 Feb 21
I got quotes from several moving companies prior to booking with A Friend With A Truck. They by far had the most reasonable pricing and I liked that each time I called I was able to speak to the owner. The day of my move the elevators in my building were only working in a limited capacity. Initially we were supposed to have an elevator reserved specifically for my move. The guys had a can-do attitude and rolled with the punches. They carried most of my items (which are large and heavy) down the stairs with no complaints and managed to finish the job within the timeframe I was quoted. They were careful with my items and did a great job! Wonderful value with this company, I will absolutely use them again in the future.
20:46 15 Feb 21
The high was 16 degrees during our move and it snowed the day before, safe to say we were dreading moving day. Right off the bat we experienced great communication and transparent estimates from John, he even gave us multiple tips on how to prep for our move. Our team of movers- Nick, Jamell, and Vance showed up on time and were extremely efficient and professional. They handled all our furniture and electronics with extreme care, and were very courteous not to track too much snow in by placing moving blankets throughout the house. They even gave us advice on how to position our big sectional! I researched for weeks for a moving company and we are so happy we decided to hire these guys!
Jason and Leslie Falen
22:00 09 Feb 21
Very reasonable rates. Friendly, fast workers.
20:22 06 Feb 21
Easy to work with, down to earth, good guys. Called them and booked a move for my senior parents. They made it easy and booked my job by phone. Sent confirmation email right away. Checked-in with me the night before. Showed up right on time the day of. Did the move effectively, efficiently, and respectfully. These are good people.
21:19 05 Feb 21
This is the second time we used A Friend With a Truck Movers and we’re pleased with how efficient they were. Great communication before and after the move. We will be using them for our next move and would recommend them to friends and family!
Craig and Leslie Martin
19:36 05 Feb 21
Awesome company to use for all of your moving related needs. Very professional and efficient at a great price! Will use them again in the future.
17:35 05 Feb 21
I pre-boxed all my stuff and they loaded it all into their truck and packed it into a storage unit so that it would fit and I could have a little space to move around and try to access things in the unit. I didn’t have any other help, so they were very understanding in helping me dismount the tv and disassemble the bed frame.Their estimates were accurate and I was very impressed with how quick they were. I would absolutely use them again, I couldn’t have done this move without them!!
15:33 23 Jan 21
Best people ever. Would never use anyone elseThe 3 guys we had were fantastic.
19:06 22 Jan 21
Movers were friendly, efficient and careful. Would recommend
15:58 19 Jan 21
Great service, timely, and responsive. The team of movers were careful with my belongings and communicative throughout the process. I am very pleased with the service I received and would definitely recommend.
22:28 14 Jan 21
Jamell, Nick, and Tyler were great to work with! They were all friendly, professional, efficient, and careful. They didn’t take a break once and made sure they didn’t leave any marks on the walls or hurt my furniture. I’d definitely recommend them and would use them again.
01:14 14 Jan 21
I recently used the services of A Friend With A Truck Movers for a local move and I had a great experience.The movers showed up on time and were able to transport the items quickly even on a snow-packed day. I did not have a car with me during the move, and they were kind enough to offer me a lift in their truck till the destination. They even helped me disassemble and reassemble my TV. The quote for the move was clear-cut and did not involve any hidden charges. Tips are appreciated. I would definitely recommend their services to a friend and would consider using it again if needed.
21:03 11 Jan 21
I'm out of town and A Friend with A Truck Movers provided excellent assistance in moving our property. They were flexible with the storage unit company, they inventoried and provided a photo of our property. John and the crew were outstanding. Thanks again!
20:40 11 Jan 21
03:04 10 Jan 21
I called around trying to get quotes from movers to empty a POD storage container and delivery to place. This was a last minute need as I could not get the POD delivered to my address. I obtained estimates from 5 local moving companies and got quotes as high as $1100.John was super responsive with my initial request from Yelp. I called him and shared with him the details of the move and he got me scheduled for the next morning. The price he quoted was fair, transparent, and well below the competitors.This morning, the movers let me know via a phone call when they started loading up and kept in communication as they arrived. Upon arrival, all three were super professional, communicated well about the process, and most importantly worked efficiently and quickly.I am not sure how many other movers they have on staff, but the three that were assigned to my order; Tyler, Jamil, and Skylar deserve all kudos for their great work.I hope to not have to move again for awhile but if I do, John his team will be the only call I will make.Thanks,Marc T.
17:23 07 Jan 21
Very pleasant and professional service. Great communication before and day of move. Appreciated they could schedule the move only about a week out and over holiday weekend.
03:56 05 Jan 21
Great friendly crew. Was on time and accomplished the move out of my office into storage quickly. Also very responsive called the day before and they moved my stuff the next morning.
15:04 01 Jan 21
Great people! Very friendly....also great price!
14:49 22 Dec 20
If you are looking for a company to move you look no further. These guys moved my stepdaughter from Manhattan to Lenexa. The price John quoted was nearly half of all other bids! I will definitely use the service again!
18:11 21 Dec 20
A Friend with a truck was absolutely great to work with from scheduling and planning our move to being flexible when our closing date changed. Our moving day was a disaster and the owner himself came the next morning to help get us moved in dispute the cancellation being on our end. We appreciated the quality of service they provided, the movers were very friendly and courteous. Highly recommend A friend with a truck movers!!