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Question DetailsAsked on 3/22/2015

I need to have someone move heavy furniture out of my house, and then come back when carpet has been installed

I need them to move it out to my yard and then back in my house for carpet installation

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Answered 5 years ago by Member Services


Regular Moving companies will do this, as will Haulers (your Search the List categories).

Looks like you have found the reality that many carpet cleanears and floorers have discovered they can be the low bidder by saying they do not move furniture (which they all used to do in the "good old days") - so it may be that after you pay for the moving separately you will find a higher bottom line carpet installation bid would have been the cheapest if it included the furniture moving.

Two things to consider about not using a contractor who will move the furniture himself is scheduling the move-out and move-in - you risk having it hauled out to the yard and the contractor does not show up to do the carpet onthe day scheduled, or the carpet installer comes and the mover has not removed the furniture so he charges you for a lost day for the crew; and on the other end you risk the mover not coming back when needed so the furniture sits out in the weather a day or three (especially if carpet installer finishes on Friday so it sits outside over a weekend - weather and theft risks both).

With your to-the-yard plan you also risk bad weather damaging your furniture - what happens if you have a storm come through on those days, or if contractor comes one day then does not show up for several days to finish the job ? If I were you I would really consider a contractor who does the whole job, including moving furniture around as needed to getit out of his work area. Unless talking highboys or full-height bookshelves that are tight to the ceiling, or things like that which need a lot of unloading of collectibles or books before they can be moved (which you could do in advance yourself), normal furniture will be moved by the installer as needed - sometimes just to the far side of a large room while they do the first side, or out of rooms into the hall and into rooms like a dining room that is not getting carpeted while they do the adjacent room, then move it back. Not that big a thing with normal furnishings. Granted you don't get it for free, but probably a lot cheaper than a move-out and does not involve weather/theft issues.

If you do go with the move-out method, as least moveit to your garage where it can be dry and secure for as long as needed.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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