Looking for packing/loading labor in Orlando, FL

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Looking for packing/loading labor in Orlando, FL

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:55 am

I am moving to San Francisco in November- however, I will be having the majority of my belongings placed in storage in Orlando. Looks like I'll be going with Door-to-Door.

I am looking for labor-only to load up the storage container properly and do things like pack and wrap furniture and artwork and things like that.

Door-to-Door recommended Two Men and a Truck and I requested a quote from the local branch but haven't heard back yet.
I'm also considering Martin Relocation Specialist, as they seem to specialize in this sort of job http://home.earthlink.net/~martinrelocation/

Anyone have any recommendations or experience in this? My stuff is not particularly fragile, I just want people who will show up on time and get the job done because I can't keep the storage container at my apartment complex for long.

If anyone has experience with Door-to-Door, I'd like to hear it as well. I'm wondering just how durable the containers are for a cross-country move...

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Re: Looking for packing/loading labor in Orlando, FL

Postby Diane » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:32 am

Hi - for loading/unloading labor, our standard advice is to look for a high-rated company on www.eMove.com or call www.LaborReady.com. In each case you'll probably pay about $25/worker/hour. LaborReady has a 4-hour minimum. Their workers come with liability and workers' comp insurance whereas workers from eMove.com usually don't, but they are likely to have more moving experience. If you need packing in addition to loading, I think eMove.com workers would be better.

Here is a long thread with a lot of information on Door-to-Door - http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4057 You might consider getting a quote from ABF as well. See ABF reviews #23 and #68 for photographs of their ReloCubes. Some of the most recent ABF reviews also describe the ReloCubes, which are very solidly constructed and usually transported inside trailers for added protection going crosscountry.

Guest

Re: Looking for packing/loading labor in Orlando, FL

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:59 pm

I would also check into www.gosmartmove.com their containers are quite sturdy!! Martin Relocation Specialist also works with Smart Move as well as to Door to Door

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Re: Looking for packing/loading labor in Orlando, FL

Postby farrah7031 » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:24 pm

Here's what has been said about Martin Relocation here:
--Martin Relocation Specialist (independent) in Ocala.
"Craig" used workers from this company to unload a U-Haul truck on his move from NH to FL and was pleased. He said he found them on emove.com. They would not be licensed as a mover and probably don't have either workers' comp or liability insurance, since most eMove companies do not:
http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtop ... 6970#26970

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Re: Looking for packing/loading labor in Orlando, FL

Postby Sunshine Bound » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:12 pm

Don't know about Door To Door, but have used Two Men and A Truck in Orlando. They were reasonsible, professional (enough) and did a good job. I'd say, trustworthy. I'd use them again if I weren't doing such a large move from Illinos to Florida. 8)

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Re: Looking for packing/loading labor in Orlando, FL

Postby Diane » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:20 pm

Is the Two Men and a Truck in Orlando different from the one in Tampa? One of our volunteers, Pam Mueller, has praised the one in Tampa.

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Re: Looking for packing/loading labor in Orlando, FL

Postby PMueller » Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:38 pm

The one in Orlando is different from the Tampa location from what I've heard, but I don't know positively. I have been out of the Orlando market until this week, so I'm not aware of the Orlando's offices standards. It helps to know that Sunshine Bound has used them in the past and had a good experience. As I learn more in the Orlando area, I'll let you know.
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Re: Looking for packing/loading labor in Orlando, FL

Postby Guest » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:35 am

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