Thompson Moving in Indianapolis, IN with Reviews -
By: mcstephen
Sherman Moving & Storage
I wish I had the same experience the last two reviewers did.....For one, the guys I got were DEFINITELY not sexy. I hired them to load my Penske truck for a one way trip, and I found their water bottles and trash left in the back of the truck upon looking in the back. They did pack the truck nice and tight and were professional, however. I was told by James, one of the movers, to buy "a couple hundred" feet of rope and a rachet strap to tie furniture and my motorcycle down. I brought back 100 feet of rope, and he said that was perfect. Where was the other 100 going to go?? Hmmmmm. Also, I noticed upon unloading the motorcycle that he had cut my ratchet strap that I paid $10 for. It's usable, but not as long as it's supposed to be. I also had a box of tools packed up that was open, and I see my screw driver laying by the closet door. I find out that James used my screw driver without asking me and didn't bother to put it back. I must have just gotten a bad crew, I guess. I saw three guys that were getting paid $10 an hour or less and not trained very well. When I went to pay the bill, Neal, the driver, tells me the time started at 7:45, and we didn't begin until 8:30. I only live two miles from their location, so their travel time was less than 10 minutes, and I'm being generous. Neal tells me that they got their at 8 and had to wait for me to get there. Uh, yeah! I was told they would be there at 8:30! Anyway, he tried to charge me for an extra half hour, but I stood my ground and finally won. I will say that they took very good care wrapping the furniture and trying to protect it. They had good things and bad things.
By: Greg K.
Crown Moving & Storage, Bekins Agent
Moving can be at the least difficult and the most traumatic. The team at Crown Moving from Phil who did the initial walk through to Ruth, our coordinator, to the team who packed and moved us made the move actually fun! Phil impressed me by being within 300lbs on his estimate compared to the actual weight. Ruth kept in frequent contact with me to make sure things were running smoothly. The teamof guys who moved us were fast, careful, and efficient and had a great sense of humor to boot! Chris, our driver did an awesome job in maneuvering the truck in a tight place and he loaded our storage unit perfectly. We had two drops and they were patient with my wife and me as we designated what went where.If you can use these guys, use them. You will not be disappointed. Oh, and I doubt we will have a claim on anything. I am pretty confident everything is fine.
By: amandak1994
Here To There Movers
OMG, I LOVE THIS COMPANY!!!I have never moved before and couldn't have asked for a better experience!!The customer service girl was awesome and answered all my questions, and I had alot of them!!!My crew was Cliff and Chris and they were fantastic!! Not only were they really sweet but they were super quick and careful. They wrapped all my furniture to protect it and had my stuff loaded up in two hours. I needed them to stop at my storage unit and pick some stuff up for my new apartment and not one time did they complain about the extra work! They were great and very professional.They had my stuff unloaded into my new apartment so fast I had the rest of the day to unpack, and my bill was LOWER than I had budgeted!Ive told all my friends about this company and will highly recommend them to anyone I can! Great Job Guys!!
By: Lilylia S.
Crown Moving & Storage, Bekins Agent
From the moment they showed up (right on time) to the time they left (earlier than we had anticipated) the crew from Crown Moving & Storage, an interstate agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving exceeded expectations. The five gentlemen who showed up were exactly that -- gentlemen. Neatly dressed and polite, they quickly got down to business by doing a careful walk through of the house with me to ensure they knew what was going where. As we were putting some of our items into storage and some in our temporary apartment, they were careful to load the truck in the right order and none of our items ended up being confused. In the end, were able to sleep our first night in our apartment with no worries. I would recommend Crown Moving & Storage to friends, family and colleagues.
By: Aanal M.
Crown Moving & Storage, Bekins Agent
We were very impressed with Crown Moving and Storage/Wheaton for our local move within Indiana. The whole team which included 5 men who came to pack and move our furniture were very courteous, meticulous, and very careful with all furniture. They arrived on time to pack and delivered our furniture on time. They exceeded our expectation. Ruth Williams our moving coordinator also checked on us from time to time to make sure everything was going smoothly with the move. She responded promptly to my emails and telephones and was very efficient in coordinating the whole move. I would definitely recommend them to friends and relatives who choose to relocate. You wont be sorry.
By: Peter S.
Planes Moving & Storage, Inc.
We were very pleased with the service we received.Everything was handled at both ends of the process, very professionally from our first meeting with Travis to get a bid, through our move coordinator Kyra and finally the move itself with driver Terence and his team and Manager John who handled the packing as they were short staffed. Everyone was polite, helpful, efficient and worked very hard. No damages to speak of, nothing lost.Very impressive.Would recommend highly.
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By: broklyn6101
A New Beginning Moving & Storage
James and Jason were very friendly and hard-working. We were referred to them from a friend who moved from Indiana to North Carolina. We moved from Indiana to South Florida and we needed to find the most affordable and honest movers to get our home safely 1200 miles. This company doesn't charge as much as the other movers, but gets the job done the same, if not better. We will continue to recommend them.
By: bigandbold
A New Beginning Moving & Storage
A dyson vacuum never showed up as it was left behind. He left Indy at 12:35 for a 90 minute trip to Fountain county and arrives at 4:05. When I called to find out where my missing goods were, no answer. He showed up to move me one hour late with a girl and a helper who smelled of etoh; charging me $90an hour for these 2 helpers. I paid for better servuice than this,
By: Cherry N.
Here To There Movers
It was a excellent move experience for me. They moved my stuff to the new place with very quickly and carefully. The movers were very plite. They are very professional and exactly knew what they do, they are very planned well with each moving steps, which also help me to save time and money. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a moving company!!!!
By: Julie D.
Stuart's Moving & Strorage
Stuart's Moving provided the best kind of service imaginable - efficient, friendly, and professional. Our move was successfully completed with no problems, and the Stuart's staff made the process enjoyable. Thanks for all the great work! - LeAnna & Matt
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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