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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rent a Man (or two)

This past week, I was treated to a new experience. For just one day, I was allowed to rent two men for several hours and have them do whatever I needed them to do. Yes, my dear friends, I contacted this amazing company and they sent me two men to do my bidding. I had the great pleasure of giving them detailed instructions and sitting back to enjoy while they did whatever I directed them to do. And I did all this with my dear husband's approval, too.

What is this amazing company? you ask.

Well, let me tell you.... Two Men and a Truck. (Well - this is still a family show, ya know...)

They pulled into my drive in their great big truck and went straight to work.

Let me tell you, I have never seen two men work so hard and load a truck so quickly and efficiently in my entire lifetime. I've moved several times, but these two guys have this whole moving thing down to a science. They did not waste time or play games, even though we were paying by the hour for their services. They came in, did a quick assessment and then went straight to work. While they were busy dismantling the contents of our house, I was hanging out in the bedroom pretending that there was no work to be done. It was delightful.

Upon arriving at our new home, these same two men unloaded their truck and put all our stuff in the proper locations. They hooked up our appliances and put the beds back together for us. We did not have them arrange all our furniture and stuff for us, but we could have. Unfortunately, we had not really decided where we would place all the things we have, so we just had the guys set them in the proper rooms and we will move them when decisions are made.

The neat thing about this company is that you can have them do as much or as little as you need. You can hire them to come pack up your house for you, and then have them unpack your house when you arrive at the new place. You can have them disassemble everything and reassemble it for you. You can even have them show up just to rearrange the furniture you already have.

What has impressed me the most about this company is the level of professionalism and efficiency displayed. We were paying an hourly rate for these guys to come move all our heavy stuff for us. I would have anticipated a slower pace in order to increase the fee. What I got was two men who did not waste any time getting my stuff loaded and unloaded. Even though they were fairly tired because we were the second family to be moved that day, they both worked very well together to accomplish the goal in the quickest amount of time possible.

The receptionist had estimated that our move would take about 3 to 4 hours based on the items that I listed to be moved. Our actual move time - including travel time from one house to the other - was 3 hours and 45 minutes.

My husband said that this was the best money he had ever spent and he guarantees that when the time comes to move again I can rent a couple men to do my bidding once more. Unfortunately, we didn't spring for the packing and unpacking service so I still have a lot of work to do....


Petula said...

I heard about this company when they were first established and have seen their trucks around. It's good to hear that they are just as great as I heard they were.

BTW: Did Kira get her cast off today?

The Mind of a Mom said...

Hey Mom

Good to see you back! Congrads on the move, now the real hard work begins!! How is Kira? How is Angel
I do have to apologize for not writing or calling things have been crazy busy. I need to call this week, as I need your new address. Is your number still the same?
Talk real sooon
Take Care