Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

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tfernandez
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Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby tfernandez » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:32 pm

Our house sold unexpectedly and we now will have to move in about a week. I'm frantic. We have a 3 bedroom house plus office so lots of things. I need to move and store our belongings for a month or two until we are able to get a house in Georgia. I will be taking a van with our delicate belongings and necessities. I have been interested in Hollander International Moving and Storage. We had called them a few months ago when the sale of our house was a false alarm. I have not been able to find any negative comments about them at all. Does anyone have any information on them?

Please help. Desperate with 2 small kids to move.
Thanks a ton!

Rick
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Re: Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby Rick » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:04 pm

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Re: Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby farrah7031 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:37 pm


tfernandez
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Re: Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby tfernandez » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:25 pm

Thanks Rick. very helpful info. I have to find out if they contract their out of state moves to another company too, correct?

tfernandez
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Re: Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby tfernandez » Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:19 pm

thanks farrah for the link. I had been trying to find them on the superlist and missted them

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Re: Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby Rick » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:47 pm

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tfernandez
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Re: Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby tfernandez » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:07 pm

I had heard that Mayflower wasn't so great. Is that the case? I would really hate to have them contract out to a lesser quality mover...

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Re: Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby Rick » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:43 pm

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chaz4moving
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Re: Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby chaz4moving » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:58 pm

I think you will be OK if a Mayflower driver is assigned to haul your shipment. Unfortunately, any mover is only as good as the individual people who handle your move. I really do not think anyone gets up in the morning saying they are going to do a lousy job today; however, things do happen. Moving crews and consumers do not always "click." In my opinion, the important thing for you to do as the consumer is to approach your moving day with a very positive attitude and do not be too quick to prejudge your driver and moving crew when they show up at your house. It has always been my feeling that, when the consumer treats the driver and moving crew with respect and as their equal, the driver and helpers will reciprocate with respect for the consumer and quality work. Let them know you appreciate the care they are giving your belongings and find other reasons to compliment them throughout the move.

tfernandez
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Re: Moving last minute from Chicago to Georgia and need storage

Postby tfernandez » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:28 pm

great advice Chaz...I believe that you are right too.

I have had unfortunate experiences with bad movers in the past and it had nothing to do with how I treated them. Got them pizzas for lunch etc. It was just a terrible company that had a zillion complaints. If it's a reputable company to start with, that means a lot and that's why I'm trying to get the best info that I can up front.

thanks!


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