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 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!!
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
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!!