“I don’t know about you, but I’ve got an entire house full of stuff that in real life, my kids don’t want. My son has no interest in this dining room table and chairs, and I’ve asked my daughter about fifteen times and she doesn’t want it.” Joanne laughed. “So I said maybe I’d like to have a little money for the casino, and I will sell the table. We put the ad on Facebook and right away I get a message – can you deliver?”
“The lady who wants it delivered, she’s not far from here. I’m in Boston, she’s in Needham, we’re not talking outer space, you know? And it’s not a cheap table and chairs. But I drive a Honda. How can I make this deal happen?”
“This is the Lifehack part, I guess,” Joanne said. “I called the guys down at the local moving company and said how much is it going to cost to move this table and these six chairs this distance? And it turns out that this qualified as a small load move, which I didn’t even know was a thing, and the price they charge left me with more than enough to have a nice time out with my girlfriends.”
Understanding a Small Load Move
Small load moves are moves that involve the amount of stuff you might find in a typical college dorm room – a few pieces of furniture, some clothing and personal belongings, computers and other electronics. Joanne’s situation – a table and chairs – certainly met the criteria.
Small load moves can be any distance – across the street to across the country – which proved to be useful to Joanne as she disposed of other items in her home and garage. “That lawn mower hasn’t worked in fifty years as far as I know, but somebody wants to buy it, who am I to say no?” she laughed. “They make it very easy. You give them a call and tell them what has to go and where, and they say OK, when should we show up? It makes downsizing so much easier when you have good help.”