Furniture-delivery services

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Rob the Mover

Rob the Mover

Band with a Van
Many enterprising performers busk or bartend to earn extra dough, but these musicians had another idea: In 2007, they decided to launch a side business and use their tour van to haul other people's gear, too. The guys charge in half-hour increments, so the service is perfect for last-minute flea-market or Craigslist finds. You can book one man for $35 per half hour or two men for $60 per half hour (including the van), and they'll even deduct 10 percent if you reserve a week in advance. (917-514-9357, bandwithavan.com)

Sven Moving
Sven Wechsler relocated to New York from Colorado to pursue his dreams of becoming a comedian, but after six months of waiting tables, he set up this schlepping service. The crew will tote your belongings anywhere within the five boroughs, and while there is a two-hour minimum per job, the team provides blankets, cellophane and dollies to speed the process along. During the beginning or end of the month, you'll pay a flat rate based on a quote, while midmonth rates are hourly ($50/hour for one man, $75/hour for two men). (718-487-9806, svenmoving.com)

Rob the Mover
You may not need a master's degree and six years of experience to move, but former teacher Rob Martin happens to have both. The jovial, bearded gentleman will move anything except a piano anywhere in the NYC area, and he'll create a customized quote depending on your needs. If you're toting only a couple pieces or fewer, Martin will work out a reasonable flat rate. (646-783-9362, robthemover.com)

NYcityVAN
If your furniture requires assembly, disassembly or anything remotely complex, allow one of the tool-toting men at this six-year-old company to save you from an afternoon of hair-pulling. The operation offers insurance coverage and standard packing equipment, in addition to handyman services (available upon request). The company charges a regular rate of $75 for one man and $100 for two (both including the van), with a one-and-a-half-hour minimum. At the month's end, the fee is slightly higher: $130 for two men and a van. (212-242-1500, nycityvan.com)

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Simon K
Simon K

I think that in terms of reliability, home and office movers would be better for transportation of Goods within the city. The big companies usually supply the goods to the main distribution centers of area, and you are on your own to get those goods transferred to home. Hiring a mover that supplies goods from city to city at door-step usually charges higher. Rather if you pay only for transportation to the main warehouse, it would cost you a lot lower in prices. Afterwards, engaging some movers company would deliver the goods to the home area for which furniture has been purchased. This type of approach not only saves you money but also delivers goods at a very short-term’s notice.

Liza
Liza

The movers are not professional. They were chatting on the cell phone, when I'm paying them by the hour. Then I had to deal with them switching men due to the long long long time that it was taking them to move me. Add then the fact that they had to restack the truck. OMG!

russell dingle
russell dingle

need sofa bed picked up at 195 willoughby ave , and delivered to 198 hancock street in bklyn,ny