Best 30 Long Distance Movers in Akron, OH with Reviews - YP.com
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12/30/2016
By: Malaky C.
Carl's Gentle Giant Movers
We just had this company move a very heavy (850lb) upright piano for us from Uniontown to Stow. They were on time, professional and quick. Something must have changed because our experience was very good.
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06/21/2016
By: Sheila P.
Akron's Best Movers
Excellent moving help, friendly and efficient. Like having friends help me move, except they get the job done more quickly and professionally! They were so very careful with my things, never complained about the extra heavy furniture (even my MONSTROUS sewing machine cabinet, which weighs about two pounds less than a horse). It was ninety degrees, and both these gents worked quickly and without complaint. I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Thanks again, guys!
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07/01/2015
By: amie.zuver
Two Men And A Truck
Have used their services 4-5 times now. Fast, friendly, efficient, trustworthy and accommodating. I SO highly recommend this company. NEVER had a problem. GREAT company and service.
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07/01/2015
By: amie.zuver
Carl's Gentle Giant Movers
showed up late, had a real cocky attitude. Moving truck was an UNMARKED RENTAL. Threatened my husband who had a broken leg. We had the sheriff come to make him return our stuff and get him officially off our property. We ended up with Two Men And A Truck. Who were fast, cheap, friendly, trustworthy, gentle and professional...all at half the price!
09/12/2014
By: Lucy L.
Carl's Gentle Giant Movers
Over charged and stole stuff. Veey disappointed
Tips & Advices
Yes, it’s best to empty drawers, wardrobes and chests before a move. Items always get knocked around a bit, and doors can fly open even if they’ve been taped. In fact, more often than not, movers will want to remove the drawers from a dresser--or disassemble the wardrobe to be more space-efficient.
Yes, it is customary to tip movers, but the amount varies widely. For full-service moves, a 5 percent tip is suggested, although, for extra service, some people go up to 10 percent . For small local movers, you can give each mover $10 for a few-hour job, or $20-$40 for jobs that take longer.
A bill of lading is the legal contract for the move. It provides a detailed receipt, in addition to a contract between the client and the mover. It authorizes the mover to transport the goods from one specific point to another, and it outlines the exact scope of services, with cost breakdown for those services. It also provides an itemized list of the inventory, and carrier liability protection for each declared item. Finally, it specifies the payment arrangement. Make sure to go over your itemized list extremely carefully before finalizing the paperwork--and get a copy of the full document. A good mover will go over everything on the bill of lading with the customer.
There are several items that moving companies will not move – those items will be listed on a document as “non-allowables.” These items typically fall in three categories: perishables, sentimental/personal items, and hazardous material. Perishables are food and plants. Sentimental/personal value is up to the client to decide, but usually includes jewelry, medical and dental records, personal paperwork, valuables and collectibles. Hazardous material is the tricky category, since it includes a lot of everyday items found in the garage, garden or kitchen. For example, cleaning liquids and pesticides both are considered non-allowable by many companies. Some go so far as to disallow nail polish and batteries.
A binding estimate means that the moving company cannot charge more than the stated amount, though they can lower the final bill if the scope of the job was smaller than expected. A non-binding moving estimate is more likely to wind up costing more than expected, since the movers can increase their rates for unforeseen variables like stairs, “long carry” and materials.

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