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 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!!
16:18 20 Dec 20
Tristan, Vance, and Skyler went above and beyond moving our home! They were right on time, worked hard all day, and were exceptionally polite the entire day. This is our second move using A Friend With a Truck and we will definitely call them again in the future! Highly recommend!
00:51 17 Dec 20
I really appreciate Jamell, Javon and Hasson moving my furniture for me! They worked really hard and got everything done fast. I would recommend them for a move! They were nice too.
19:59 12 Dec 20
The guys were timely and friendly and efficient! They went above and beyond to help with a complex move. Plus, I didn't have any of the usual wall and door dings that so often occur. I HIGHLY recommend calling A Friend With A Truck!
19:25 10 Dec 20
This company was great! The customer service was great and we were lucky enough to have Jamell, Tristan and Skylar as our movers. I can't say enough great things about them. They meticulously packed our items as if it were their own and we really appreciated their work and them. We will definitely use them again and specifically ask for the three of them, as well as refer this company to our friends. Thank you again Jamell, Tristan and Skylar!The White's
22:43 08 Dec 20
They were very friendly and great to work with.
18:47 08 Dec 20
Had the BEST experience using A Friend With a Truck! They were professional and efficient! A far better experience than I’ve had with movers in the past. These guys never stopped moving and got the job done way faster than I expected! I was also very satisfied with the price. Will without a doubt be using them for all my future moves!