You Move Me: Overview & Review

You Move Me is a full-service mover seeking to deliver a smooth, stress-free experience. They take pride in keeping their promises. You Move Me sets a high standard when it puts“America’s Favorite Movers” on its trucks.

 

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Even if you don’t know much about You Move Me, you’ll likely recognize one of its sister companies, 1-800-GOTJUNK? There are two other companies in the group: Wow 1 Day Painting and Shack Shine. It’s a consumer-friendly combination. When You Move Me customers need junk removal, painting or cleaning, they need look no further.

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1-800-GOT-JUNK is a sister company of You Move Me

History

Brian Scudamore first hauled junk as a way to make money while he was in college. In 1989, he left school to start 1-800-GOTJUNK? You Move Me is one of the four companies he eventually started. Today, You Move Me franchisees operate 38 locations in the United States and Canada.

When Ellen DeGeneres teamed up with HGTV’s “The Kitchen Cousins” to construct a new home for a deserving San Diego family, You Move Me contributed the talent needed to move all the brand-new furniture into the home.

What’s Different at You Move Me?

You Move Me works hard to overcome the traditional image of unfriendly movers. You know, the ones who don’t seem to care enough about your valuables and family heirlooms. This mover is careful with your treasured possessions, like those irreplaceable photographs or that vintage grandfather clock that’s been in the family for generations.

You Move Me addresses two problems common with movers: late arrivals and confusing quotes. They confidently say, “Our movers always arrive on time.” Period. No disclaimers or excuses. Enjoy an on-time arrival you can count on. Their friendly, uniformed movers will even bring you coffee “because it’s what a friend would do.”

When it comes to their quotes, they don’t mess around. Get upfront pricing without the hidden fees or surprise upcharges. You Move Me says, “We’re open and transparent about our rates.”

Moving Options

You Move Me recognizes that every move is unique. Therefore, they offer a variety of packing options, including “The Full Pack,” “The Kitchen Pack” and “The Single Item Pack.”

Decide whether you want the pros to pack everything, just the stuff in your kitchen or only specific items/rooms. They’ll take on the challenges of everything from breakables to big, heavy items like pianos and pool tables.

There’s also an option to use their free wardrobe service. Leave your clothes hanging in the closet. When your movers arrive, they’ll neatly pack them in wardrobe boxes.

Quotes as easy as 1-2-3

1. To arrange for a free, no-obligation quote, give them a call at 1-800-926-3900 or fill in their online form. A moving specialist will be in touch to give you a quote.

Have this information handy:

  • Date of your move
  • Size of your home
  • How much furniture to move
  • Access details: steps, elevator, higher floor?

2. Get an all-inclusive price over the phone, or arrange for a free in-home estimate. The in-home visit is highly recommended if you have very large or extremely fragile items.

3. Once you have your estimate, call 1-800-926-3900 to book your move.

You Move Me partners with you well before your moving day arrives. They’ll help you plan everything, right down to giving you the right number of boxes. If necessary, they’ll even suggest nearby storage facilities.

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On Moving Day

Once your moving day arrives, you don’t want any surprises. You’ll have enough on your mind already. So, here are the six steps You Move Me follows on the day of your move.

1. Your welcome call

During the welcome call, a member of the moving team calls you to confirm important information like your address, nearby intersection(s) and the best place to park the truck.

2. The Walkthrough

When the moving team arrives, they immediately conduct a walkthrough. They’ll take note of special items that will require extra care and attention.

3. Prioritized packing

As your moving pros pack up the truck, they’ll save the items you need the most until the end. This way, you’ll reach them right away at your new home.

4. Quick, careful unpacking and placement

Once the movers arrive at your new home, they unload everything. They also take the boxes, furniture and everything else to the correct rooms.

5. The completion checklist

Once the truck is unloaded, the team goes through a completion checklist. They make sure all items are where they belong.

6. A smile and a housewarming gift

You Move Me adds a nice touch at the end of your move. They present you with a housewarming gift! Although the nature of the gift varies, let’s just say that some clients quickly add a touch of greenery to their new home!

Reviews: What do Customers Say?

Here’s a sampling of what customers are saying about You Move Me.

Vancouver

The You Move Me Vancouver location is in Vancouver, WA. Verified reviewers give this location an average of 4.8 out of five stars. Here’s what they’re saying:

“They moved our family from a 3 story place with lots of tight corners to a 2 story with more tight corners and didn’t damage a single wall or piece of furniture.” Kristen W.

 

“We had an excellent experience. Nice, hardworking group of movers.” Steve S.

Tulsa

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The You Move Me Tulsa location is in Broken Arrow, OK. Verified reviewers give this location an average of 4.4 out of five stars. Here’s what they’re saying:

“Very pleased with the whole experience and would highly recommend them.” Rod S.

“On time . . . very polite and accommodating.” Rhoda S.

“They were fast but did not damage anything.” James S.

Boston

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The You Move Me Boston North location is in Woburn, MA. Verified reviewers give this location an average of 4.4 out of five stars. Here’s what they’re saying:

“The whole process with You Move Me was very pleasant and professional.” Maureen B.

“They were excellent. Extremely helpful and the price was great.” Hernan P.

“I’ve moved many times in my life and this by far was the best!” Diane L.

Kansas City

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The You Move Me Kansas City location is in Lenexa, KS. Verified reviewers give this location an average of 3.8 out of five stars. Here’s what they’re saying:

“We will request them when our permanent home is finished.” Sara M.

“I WILL be using You Move Me again in the near future.” Brad R.

You Move Me Locations

You’ll find dozens of convenient You Move Me locations in major metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada.

United States

California

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Indiana

Kansas

Massachusetts

Maryland

Minnesota

Missouri

North Carolina

New Jersey

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Texas

Washington

Wisconsin

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Ontario

You Move Me Alternatives

Of course, you have a variety of movings options available to you. You can choose a full-service mover, arrange to self-pack or rent a truck and do everything yourself.

Full-service movers

Full-service movers are ideal in many situations, including long-distance moves. If your employer is moving you, the added expense of a full-service mover is not a concern. They’re also great when you need special services like vehicle transport.

Well-trained pros are experts at moving those fragile or heavy items from Point A to Point B. If you have a piano, pool table, safe or very large furniture items, a full-service crew is ideal. The same is true if you own valuable art or antiques. The DIY individual could lose thousands with just one mishap.

Self-packing options

Companies like PODs, U-Pack, and 1-800-PackRat will drop off one or more storage containers at your home. You fill it up, and they take it to your new home. Self-packing is great for people who want to take their time packing and unpacking. This option is perfect for anyone who needs to store items for days, weeks or even months.

Here are three self-packing companies with features worth considering.

PODS small, medium and large steel-frame containers are rated for 110 mph winds. Take as much time to pack as you wish, although you are charged for each day you have a PODS container.

1-800-PackRat automatically includes 20 moving blankets with each weatherproof, steel-frame container.

Once a U-Pack ReloCube is dropped off, you have three business days to pack it. Use as many ReloCubes as necessary for your long-distance move.

DIY: rent a truck

Truck rental companies will typically provide the things you need to move, like boxes, moving blankets and dollies. You can also get buy Home Depot moving boxes or Lowes moving boxes which offer boxes at good prices.  If you take matters into your own hands, call your insurance agent to make sure the value of your possessions is covered in the event of an accident.

Local Moving Alternatives

Here are some other moving company options in major cities served by You Move Me.

Atlanta

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Another highly-rated Atlanta moving company is Atlanta Furniture Taxi. They’ll package and transport your artwork and antiques with care. They also handle corporate, industrial and government/GSA work.

Boston

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It is possible for Boston area homeowners and renters to compare You Move Me with Monster Movers, another popular option in Massachusetts. You may want to consider Monster Movers if you need to move art, antiques or even a piano. Monster Movers will transport your vehicle for you as well.

Phoenix

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Another fine option in Phoenix is Low Budget Movers. This full-service mover also has portable storage containers. They handle big or heavy items like pianos and safes. Low Budget Movers also handles corporate relocations.

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P.S. Don’t forget to tip your movers if you use full-service movers, and if you have teenagers be sure to read this guide to moving with teens.

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