Home & Yard Blvd. Section
Heavy lifting really doesn’t look good on me. The thought of baggy sweatpants and paint-stained T-shirts seems completely unappealing. It’s just that manual labor combined with a plebian wardrobe really makes me shudder. And packing? So help me, God. When I tell you that I have absolutely no interest in boxes, it’s truly heartfelt.
However, I am at the point in my life where I seem to be changing apartments more often than changing my sheets. Moving from dorm to dorm, apartment to apartment—it’s all very stressful. At this pace, I’ll need BOTOX® before I’m 30.
I have this closet. It collects things. I don’t know how or why, but it does. This is all the stuff that I can’t bring myself to throw away. This is the same stuff that’s still in boxes from my last move. Friends tell me if I haven’t used it in more than a year, I probably don’t need it. Right. I tend more to the adage: ”You’ll need it the day after the trash goes out.”
So, my dilemma stands. Way too much stuff, zero interest in heavy lifting, and furniture too big to be moved by the sports-carload.
Fear not: I have found the solution to my laziness. I’ll just pay someone to do it for me!
Good Stuff Moving Company is a locally owned and operated household-goods transport company, or, as I like to call it, my savior. I think we all have envisioned, at one time or another, a few burly movers manhandling our wares. I even have the video. It allows me to save time and energy, using them for other things, like planning the IKEA-chic look of my new apartment.
And it gets even better. Why pack my own belongings, when Good Stuff can do it? I’d rather be catching up on the final episodes of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno than spending hour after hour wrapping my beer mugs in newspaper. It just doesn’t appeal to me.
Good Stuff really is a full-service moving company. It will show up, pack all my belongings with more care and patience than even I could stand, load them into the truck, and then unload them at my new digs. Hassle-free. And worry-free.
This mover is bonded and insured, meaning that from the moment the staff lays hands on my plasma screen, it’ll be safe from start to finish. In the event of damage, the company will offer full reimbursement, and work with me to restore anything damaged to its original condition.
“We’ve completed over 12,000 moves,” co-owner Brent Smith boasts. “Once you go with Good Stuff, you never go back!”
And it’s true. More than 50 per cent of business comes from repeat customers and referrals. The Web site is littered with praise and adoration for the professional attitude, with an emphasis on service with a personal touch.
“We’re a family-oriented business. Most of our guys have been with us a long time. You’re going to get the very best service,” Smith says.
Smaller, locally owned companies have the ability to listen to customers’ needs, and to give the assurance that everything will be done to protect their property. Everything is taken into consideration.
I was surprised to find that floor protection is offered free of charge on every trip. I was more surprised that Good Stuff even had thought of floor protection.
By retaining its small size, the company is able to offer midmonth discounts and moving specials on top of already low prices. Last-minute and single-item moves also are welcomed. It’s licensed both locally and nationally.
I’ll be thinking Good Stuff for my next move. Now, if I only could pay someone to help me unpack….
Good Stuff Moving
245 E. Roselawn Ave., Ste. 21,