I used 1776 Moving & Storage for a move in early July 2013. I am really glad I did. First off, I had lived in the same 1-bed apartment for a decade. I can't even begin to tell you the amount of crap I had. I had tons of boxes piled up around furniture. The only way my wife & I could move around our apartment was via these aisles we left ourselves. I was worried about the amount of stuff. Plus, it was a fourth floor walk-up. And just to make it extra special, the weather decided last minute, that it would rain... a lot... the morning of the move. I figured on 4 hours for the move on a good day. I was betting on 6 now. Three guys showed up exactly on time- almost to the second. They were cheerful considering it was raining outside. And they moved all of stuff down four flights of stairs like it was all filled with Styrofoam. Just no problem for them. They loaded the truck in the middle of a rain storm and all of my stuff was still in great condition at the end. And they were making jokes and just as nice as could be. One issue was, that due to the rain, no one could confirm whether curbing our sofa (our plan all along) would be an issue or not. If they didn't pick it up due to the weather, we thought the building would get a fine. Since I had the month to ride out my old lease, the movers kind of suggested to me that maybe I could make a little money on Craigslist if I wanted to hold on to it. They kept insisting they'd move it down, but since I had the time, maybe I could make some money. I listened to them. So, they moved everything but the couch. I was little worried I'd get stuck with it. Then, a quick drive, and they started moving into my new place - one flight of stairs up. They finished in no time. Really. They unloaded the truck in probably under one hour. And just as they pulled the last piece out, the rain stopped. Of course it did. They were friendly, informed, strong, and fast. And there was zero damage to my belongings. Zero. One quick note - they told me it was the same price cash or credit. That's true. What they either forgot to mention or don't mention is that there is a small fee for using credit (I think it was like 2%.) So, in effect, it's more expensive to pay with credit. But, whatever. They were so fast I didn't care. In a rain storm, they moved me in four hours. After all that amazement, I had to leave town in an emergency. No time to plan. So, that couch that I thought I would sell on CL was still in my old place. It was the only thing there and my lease was coming to end. My wife called and spoke with Granger, and he arranged to have some guys pick it up and curb it for me anyway. Almost 2 weeks later. They are awesome. You'd be crazy not to use them. Can't say enough good things. My experience was obviously good enough that I came on online to make sure I let everyone know..
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Five Stars With a Bullet! After ten years, it was time to move from our first digs to our new home in another part of town. We had a long closing period between our offer being accepted and our opportunity to move in and we used that time to dot as many eyes and cross as many tees as possible. We started looking for movers the first Friday of January for a move that was planned for the final week of February. In between seeking quotes and actually moving, our date changed to be two weeks earlier and then back a week later (but still one week before the original moving date) and each time, we reached out to 1776 Moving and their response? "No problem." When I had narrowed it down to them and one other outfit, they took the time to address my concerns over the phone and answer every question I could think to ask. Further, they were always available via email and prompt in their replies. They were gracious, charming and understanding. No one likes moving and though I was eager to pay someone else to do it for us, I was not excited to pay. They did as much as was possible to allay my concerns. They have their own crews and their own trucks. This is not an outfit that simply handles the scheduling parts of logistics and then moves on, outsourcing the labor and liability to subcontractors. Their guys are GREAT. You pay by the hour and yet these guys hustled. What's more, they did not just hustle; they had a whistle-while-we-work attitude. Prior to last week, I had never met anyone who greeted moving with anything but disdain. 1776 Moving and Storage were great and showed me I was wrong - there are people who can enjoy the move. They asked our input at every step of the move. They took terrific care of our things. Not a single thing was scratched, miffed, broken, dinged, etc. Further, they were equally careful in placing things around our new place where the floors had just been replaced (hence the triple date change mentioned above). For anyone still reading this review, I would say that although their prices were a touch higher than some of the other companies we called, the price was all-inclusive. The hourly rate? That's ALL we paid. They didn't ding us for tape, mats, carts, fuel surcharge, or anything else. We did rent wardrobe boxes from them, but those are options to a move, not required supplies. They carefully protected everything else that wasn't boxed or couldn't be boxed and moved it without fuss or delay. When we booked, they were only accepting checks and cash, but by move day, they had started using Square, so paying with plastic was easy too. I cannot recommend 1776 Moving highly enough. I don't plan to move again soon, but I almost want to. 1776 Moving is the only outfit I will be recommending. They are just damned good and you will be totally satisfied with their engagement.
I called a few places to get quotes, but 1776 Moving & Storage had competitive rates, were available on the day we wanted to move, and came highly recommended from a friend. When I called I asked for a quote for: (1) them to pack everything and move it and (2) for me to pack everything and them to just move it. I was told it was an hourly rate and that rate was the same whether they were packing and moving or just moving. The day of the move three guys showed up on time and ready to go. I know they came from relatively far away so I was actually impressed that they were on time. Couple of issues or observations: There must have been a bit of a miscommunication between us and the moving company because the only boxes they brought with them were wardrobe boxes which we did not need. We did need regular boxes for a few last minute items because we ran out of boxes the night before. We could have gone to Home Depot to buy more boxes, but we ended up putting all of the loose items (e.g., lots of books) in our personal vehicles. It was a little crazy, but I suppose it worked. Like I said, I chalk this up to a miscommunication since I didn't explicitly state that I wanted them to pack some items. In the future I would specify that I want them to bring some boxes for last minute items that need packing. I was very happy with the way they wrapped furniture. We have glass shelves and Stephan took his time (in a good way!) wrapping the glass to protect it during the move. Overall, I would hire them again and recommend them to others. I think they worked efficiently, were respectful of our things, and did not try to work slowly to increase the hourly cost. In addition, there were no "hidden costs" so you know going in exactly how they are charging you. It seemed honest and up front to me and that was great.