Supervisor's Blog

 

LOAD AND UNLOAD MOVERS

 

April 6, 2018 - Today we loaded the SECOND SuperMover '26 Uhaul at a local address where just two older active folks lived near The Market Common.  They will probably need either a '12 Uhaul trailer or similarly sized truck as a 3rd mode of hauling.  Contains mainly boxes of varying size, mainly on the smaller scale, and that takes much longer to load.  Larger items displaces the cubic space quicker.  Anyway, 2.5 large trucks for just two people seems to be borderline TV Reality Series fodder.  LOL.  We appreciate the work.


February 10, 2018 - Erica Bryant from Atlanta is at Extra Space Storage in Surfside, SC with Patrick and his loaders and unloaders, and she says you should call 843-663-2942.



January 9, 2018 - Myrtle Beach is in the move.


January 4, 2018 - We got a little bit of snow around town you may have heard.  Nobody moves in the snow.  We don't.  It's a hazard.  Listen to the latest news and watch it melt here.


October 20, 2017 - We have a new additional method for you to leave us a review.  It is just like Myrtle Beach Movers® system, our sister agency.  Tap or click below, if it isn't already playing.  Just call and leave me a message similar to this.

 

October 4, 2017 - Couple of days ago we entered the home of a client to perform loading services into 2 PODS.  We were on time, and went right to work only to discover that she had loaded her furniture up with other things, books, trinkits and other smaller pieces of furniture.  Weighted down furniture is bad for the men, and it debilitates the piece of furniture.  If we had performed that job then it would have turned into a no good deed goes unpunished, because after working much harder to move the extra-heavy items she then would have been upset about the cracked legs and loose joints, and separated drawer slides.  It is a setup - pure and simple.  As soon as the furniture is moved then things start to happen to the piece.  Furniture is fine sitting still, but loaded down is bad bad advice.

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September 1, 2017 - Outgoing message at the office.


August 26, 2017 - It's the busy season.  Yay!  The past several weeks have been consistently rainy and we have tried to keep our schedule without letting the rain interrupt.  Routinely this type of work is going to make us, you know - sweaty wet - and while your door is open and we are unloading your POD, Penske or Uhaul there is the temptation to turn the thermostat down colder. But, what happens is that we finish the heavy work and you request that we assemble the crib or bed or table - and you close the doors.  Keep in mind that we are wet with sweat and rain.  Our trousers are hanging like a full diaper as we move. You can help us by turning your thermostat up to 80 or higher, SO THAT WE DON'T FREEZE AND FEEL LIKE WE ARE GETTING SICK.

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July 11, 2017 - I called the customer to confirm today's job and he told me that his friend helped him unload his truck already.  That's right.  Here in the busiest month of the year after I probably ran off $1000 worth of people so that I could commit to helping him and keep his appointment. But he waited until I called him.  He didn't call me.  I wasn't on his list of priorities.  He was on my list, but he didn't have the decency to call me or to keep his appointment.  It is sabotage when someone does that, and I am not happy about it.  It has happened too many times this year.  I just love it when the customer acts like the service provider will not show up.  More likely - it's the other way around.

 

May 20, 2017 - Video Review


May 6, 2017 - This is where we come from.


April 29, 2017 - This is our outgoing message when you call us.  I am posting it here as I practice dealing with multi-media forms on a website.


April 22, 2017 - Getting a POD loaded and unloaded is easy - so is the delivery and pickup.  Watch.


April 22, 2017 - There is a new neighborhood-based social-media site called NextDoor.Com.  Please consider signing into this app and tagging us with an honest review of our service.  We are listed to tag.

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April 13, 2017 - We moved some Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball players into new digs.   Short video.

 

March 11, 2017 - Today we loaded Mr. Jon Jones' Harley motorcycle onto his Budget rental truck in The Market Common area.  I am the one pulling it up backwards with that canvas humpstrap.  You'll see Mr. Jones Google review from when we first loaded a truck for him to go to Florida.  This is a second load.  I told him to get a '20, but he got a '16 and it was tight.  Two bar stools missed the ride.  Video link here.

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March 9, 2017 - Moving expense IRS implications for the Form 1040, line 26. Fill in THIS .PDF form and print.  Do you qualify for the Moving Expense? Read the IRS 3903 rules for it.

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March 4, 2017 - New Google Review today for job in the Ricefields of Pawleys Island, SC.  Customer embarked on a remodeling job and we stored several estate antiques including a piano into a POD.

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February 24, 2017 - Our 10 am job left us a nice Google Review tonight.  Thank you Mr. Jon Jones from the Market Common area of Myrtle Beach SC - also known as the old MBAFB.

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February 18, 2017 - Geoff MacAdie of 1635 Edgewood Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC is pleased to recommend to all friends and foes alike that we are a great group of guys.


February 14, 2017 - Kirk & Patricia Orris, our Valentine's Day couple, formerly of Kiawah Loop - Murrells Inlet, SC  29576 - wanted to say a word or two.  They are such a kind and cute couple.   I wish them long happiness and health together.   Find this also on the video reviews page of MBMovers.Com


February 1, 2017 - Several years ago I received a letter of recommendation from a retired engineer.  Engineers are notoriously exact, even anal, and particular in their communication and O.C.D. concerning many things.  So, to get a letter from one of them is a great thing:  "After hearing many horror stories about so called 'professional moving' companies, we decided that we needed to 'control the process.' In order to prevent damage to our possessions and be confronted with last-minute charges when it is too late to hire another mover, we elected to pack and wrap all of our possessions. We purchased our own moving boxes, bundles of moving blankets and wrapping tape in bulk on line. This allowed us to set our own packing schedule, protect our own possessions to our own perfection and not have to deal with costly rental blankets.  I had the good fortune of meeting Patrick Hill, from Myrtle Beach Movers while visiting the post office and kept his card until I was ready to move.  We picked a date and he and his 'heavy lifters' showed up on time, surveyed all of our items and Patrick then directed his team on the sequence they would load the items.  Patrick engineered the packing of the truck of our Uhaul to ensure that everything was secured and stacked the lighter items on top... sort of like a jigsaw puzzle.  I strongly encourage anyone planning a move to consider this business model where you control the process.  It is not very difficult and avoids any last minute surprises.  Thanks again to Patrick and his team of 'heavy lifters!!'  Regards, Joe & Ruth Zoltak - December 2, 2013 -  Email: Joseph T. Zoltak  jzoltak@icloud.com


January 31, 2017 - Providing moving labor in the Grande Dunes of Myrtle Beach, SC today.  Where else can you help the most successful people in town?  A former IBM consultant asked us to move an armoire from his garage to a patio-side guest room?  Previous movers dropped it off at garage, so here we go.  I have a video for that.


January 28, 2017 - New customer video review with Debbie Pagliaro.  This is the first of a new segment on my MBMovers.Com and here.  Hear it straight from the folks.


January 27, 2017 - In North Myrtle Beach, SC at 9th Avenue South and Hillside Drive today we lowered a fixed wood-frame platform bed over a balcony into the arms of a waiting mover.  Then, a 2nd guy joined him after the lowering was done.  Photos HERE.


January 22, 2017 - We did a rare Sunday job today.  Here is our new guy, Yodalabor - the loader.


January 21, 2017 - This is an example of our daily GPS report to and from your house for the record.  Hello I.R.S.  We did a job down in Surfside SC today to load only.  GPS provided by Amcrest.Com.


January 15, 2017 - It is Sunday with no scheduled jobs during a slow portion of the year.  KC and PIT are playing football, and I posted a few videos of my storage and moving truck rental friends in the Myrtle Beach SC area.  Look forward to doing that in Wilmington, Florence and Charleston too.  See these on my Youtube channel.  


January 12, 2017 - We are off today so I made this video for my father's service at the local USAF MBAFB.


January 11, 2017 - Today I made a Youtube video for the new location of Prime Storage on Hwy 90, Longs, or North Myrtle Beach, SC.


January 10, 2017 - Socastee High School's (my alma mater) Hunter Renfro (Clemson) VS Alabama 

also today I made a Youtube video for Coastal Storage and Retail in Socastee Hwy 707 using a Go Pro camera.


January 4, 2016 - Customer got a buddy to drive a refrigerated-type truck over to his house to use as his moving truck.  No problem - the refer was off, but the floor had one-inch deep grooves the entire length.  Made turning a piece of furniture around difficult though.  His buddy wasn't actually a good truck driver.  It seems that he didn't pull past the target driveway far enough and he tried to compensate by putting his truck on the neighbor's yard...... until his wheel fell into a utility hole.  Kinda like the monkey that grabbed the nuts down inside of the coconut; he was caught red handed.  Great way to say bye to the folks across the street.  Bad situation.


December 30, 2016 - On today's job we saw where a pear tree's branches precluded our backing the customer's Uhaul close enough to lay the ramp on the deck of a doublewide in Socastee, SC down Frank Mills Rd.  I suspected this would be an issue from the office once I visited Google Maps.  I can use the satellite or the street view to foresee any issues ahead of time.  We are happy to back the truck up for you when we arrive, in fact I kinda like being able to put it where I want so I can get my squad car w/ supplies next to it.  Typically we do NOT use a ramp at a ranch-type house.  Boxes or furniture, once lifted, are already the height of the truck decking.  One only needs to drop it off at the truck.  This avoids excessive lower back work - picking up and putting down and picking up, etc.  The uphill/downhill is something to be avoided, and things or people can fall off a ramp. We know that if the ramp is laid on a deck that the level intercourse, avoiding the stairs, makes for ease in loading or unloading.  After an initial survey and a statement from the moving customer that she owned a hand saw we pruned the pear tree.  Along with some items from a detached little storage building and some porch/yard items the '26 Uhaul rental truck got loaded in 2.5 hours, including the pruning time.  We start at 10 am.