I hired Budget at the recommendation of my realtor. I needed to move out of my house and into a storage facility, then out of the storage facility and into my new house a month later. These guys were awesome. They called to let me know they were on their way in the morning. Once they arrived they did a walkthrough of the house to see what they had in store.
Once they started, I don’t think a single guy stopped for a break the whole time. They’ve got all the pads needed and wrapped all my furniture really well to prevent any damage. Shrink wrap, tape, boxes, pads? They’ve got it all and ensure your stuff will travel safe. I had no idea they were even going to do that (first time hiring movers) and it was the best money I have ever spent. I used up about 20 feet of their 26 foot truck. It took somewhere around 6 hours to load up, drive to my storage, and unload. Total bill was somewhere around $1700 after they add in cost of tape, mattress cover, etc., which certainly isn’t cheap but way better than ruining all my stuff trying to move it myself.
During the unload, one of the guys dropped a box that had a large glass pitcher in it. I wasn’t too bent out of shape as things are bound to break during a move. Jonathan was super apologetic and prides his company on getting every last piece of your belongings to the destination safely. Once we moved in to our new house a package arrived at my door with a brand new pitcher! Now that’s making sure your client is taken care of.
If you think you can move in 2 hours, you have unreasonable expectations, especially for anything larger than a 1 bedroom apartment. Just because 2 hours is the minimum time doesn’t mean that’s all it’s going to take. Obviously having packed as much as possible ahead of time will save you some money.