Sure you can use a large insured company for your local in town move, but there's so many folks on Craigslist willing to lend a hand for a small amount of cash. Professional moves can cost well over the $300 mark and although that can be a small price to pay to keep valuables safe, $60/hour can seem even more enticing, especially if you're helping out those in need. The question is, would you trust them to move your things? There are many folks who list ads on Craigslist to help make a few extra bucks for their family. Some people fix computers, others fix cars, lots and lots help move things. I would like to think that someone would trust me if I put an ad on Craigslist for something of that nature (until I included a photo of my puny arm muscles), so why shouldn't I trust someone else?
If the piece you're moving doesn't need to be white glove and you simply don't want to move that Craigslist sofa up three flights of stairs on your own, would you give it a try? It seems like an excellent option for those who live in cities without cars (or friends who own large trucks) and are more accustomed to taking mass transit.
It's simple enough to hire someone for a single trip, but how do you know who to trust? Have you used a quick labor service of this nature in the past? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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