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Question DetailsAsked on 8/13/2016

I need guys with a truck to move one piece of furniture from store to my condo on second floor

I bought a medium sized television table (60 in.. long by 36 in..wide ) I need it brought from the Hamden Ct Goodwill to my condo two miles away. I only have three - four days to pick it up or I will lose my money. My condo is on the second floor.

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1) Movers of course (moving and storage companies) - but probably about $150-250 minimum charge

2) some Haulers (Trash Haulers) will do this - depends on how they define their business model, and in some areas cannot because only licensed Movers are allowed to transport personal effects between places. Charge probably about $100 minimum.

3) Many Handymen would probably do it for about $50-100 - but you would have to arrange to be there at both ends o the trip of course unless this is a table size that can be handled by one person, and would in tht case have to give him the pickup slip to claim it. Take old quilt or blanket to protect during move.

Other alternatives, in no particular order:

4) depending on your car model, if the front passenger seatback folds down or reclines well back, all but very small cars could hold it from back of back seat over the passenger seatback to the dash - just have to be able to get the front table legs over the front passenger seat, or rotate the legs sideways through the seatback gap created by laying down the center console, rotating it into the front seat area. Be sure to pad front seat back and dash with blanket to prevent chaffing or dinging the dash in the event of a quick stop, and probably the back feet too to prevent poking into the back seat cushion. Course, if front seatback lays down flat you might be able to just put it in upside down.

5) Got a friend (or a couple depending on weight) who has a flatbed trailer (like a snow machine or ATV or small boat trailer) or a pickup or full-size van who will help out for pizza and beer ? Again, blankets or quilts for padding and maybe a tarp to wrap it in if a wet day or wet streets.

6) Try local cab companies - most have vans both for groups and for handcapped accessibility - have table dimensions in hand to tell them when you call (height as well - I assume probably 3-4 feet) but a table like that would fit in most vans and even many minivans and SUV's that have fold-down back seats. Even a minivan with 4 foot deep cargo area would be enough - rope it in and leave 2 feet sticking out if not a wet day - generally need a foot square or larger red or flourescent orange flag hanging off the end if it sticks out more than from 2 to 4 feet beyond the bumper depending on state - in dark need red light but you should be able to arrange to do this in daytime.

7) rent a UHaul or similar pickup truck for probably about $30-45 (and probably snag a friend to help with the moving) - I suspect (might call and check) that Goodwill will load it for you, so might just need a neighbor to help out unloading and hauylign into house when you get to the condo.

8) some courier services will handle this large an item, though you would have to be home to help move it into the condo

9) since you did not think of renting a trailer, I will assume you do not have trailer hitch and trailer light wiring on your car or are not up to trailering.

10) borrow or rent a large removeable side yard wagon (many tool rental places rent them) and some rope and an old blanket and put the table on the wagon, cover with blanket to prevent abrasion, tie it down and walk the two miles towing it behind you

11) if you have a trailer hitch receiver on your car (the square tube sticking out the back that the actual hitch and ball slip into), many UHaul places rent bed extenders (probably $15/day or so) that fit into that - can also buy at trailer supply places and some auto parts and box stores for about $60-100 purchase cost - look like this -

Be sure to tie table down well so it does not "walk" out of the car or slip sideways off the extender. And likely will need a warning flag in that case.

12) call up Scotty (RIP) and offer a bottle of scotch to have him beam it up and back down to your place

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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