Moving With A Real Estate Agent

For many people, moving means selling or buying a home. That can be a major life choice, and a really huge investment. You want be sure you’re making the most of it. Real estate agents specialize in buying and selling houses, and they can help the transaction go much faster, as well as finding you a more favorable price.

If you’re planning on using a real estate agent, you should take plenty of time to find the right one. It’s a big decision, and doing it right will pay off. Below we’ve gathered some tips to help you choose the right realtor.

This could be you.
This could be you. Or your sign, anyway.

Choose A Professional

Many people aren’t aware of the differences between agents, brokers, and realtors. A real estate agent must possess a state license, while a broker has additional education beyond an agent. Realtors are agents who belong to the National Association of Realtors, and they must follow it’s guidelines. Make sure you choose the agent who’s right for you.

 

Find A Practiced Realtor

Generally speaking, regardless of the job title, you want to make sure you entrust the sale of your property to someone with experience. You don’t want the sale to be a learning experience for your agent. Find out how long your agent has been licensed, and how long they’ve been working in the neighborhood you’re looking at.

 

Look For Local Referrals

On the local note, see if anyone in the area can refer an agent. Friends and neighbors can often give you the inside scoop on whether or not an agent is legitimate. Getting a wide range of secondhand accounts isn’t likely to hurt. Were previous clients happy with the agent? Would they work with the agent again?

 

Shoot For The Same Goals

You want to make sure you see eye-to-eye with a potential agent when buying or selling a house. Make sure you have the same price range in mind, and be careful that your agent has experience working within that price range. Local advertisements and real estate listings should give you a good idea of the price ranges that specific agents are working in.

 

Conduct Interviews

One of the best ways to make sure you and your potential agent are on the same page is to conduct interviews with agents. Start by doing some basic background checking, then make a list of all the agents you think will work well with your property. You can also consider visiting some of their open houses to get a good look at how the agent works in the field. Are they professional? Enthusiastic?

 

Make Sure You Get Along

Getting along with your real estate agent can actually be quite important. First of all, you’re entrusting them with a major investment, and you want to feel comfortable having part of your life in their hands. Even more important, however, is the fact that a potential buyer will be a lot more open and excited if they like your real estate agent. A good real estate agent needs to be able to get along with people. If something doesn’t feel right, that could be a red flag.

Twin Cities Moves: The Too-Sneaky Cat

As one of the highest rated moving companies in the Twin Cities, we move a lot. We conduct moves almost every single day of the year, in every season. During Twin Cities moves, we deal with the whole range of temperature, from bone-numbing cold to burning heat. We’re no strangers to snow, either. All of this moving has left us with a lot of stories. After all, moving can be memorable! Everyone has a funny story about something that happened while they were moving. We just have lots of them. We’ve moved boxes full of creepy doll parts, and couches made out of 100% polished marble. Moving in the Twin Cities, you’ll run into all sorts of things.

Because of the special perspective moving gives us, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite stories. It’s hardly fair to keep all the good stuff to ourselves, right? Hopefully, reading some of the stories might also offer some valuable tips for your own upcoming moves.

College Muscle Movers doesn’t transport animals. Most moving companies don’t. However, that doesn’t mean the animals always follow the rules. The following is the story of the Too-Sneaky Cat.

Even napping, cats are sneaky.
Even napping, cats are sneaky.

Our movers arrived on a rainy spring day. Chilly, murky, wet— the works. It was a pretty simple move, just clearing out a small house and moving to a new one. The movers did a walk through and noticed a couple of cat-scratching posts strategically located around the house, but no sign of any cats. The customer assured them that the cat would be safely locked away in the bathroom for the duration of the move.

Anyway, everything started smoothly. The movers began with the boxes and some other furniture to clear a path to the bedrooms, and then things got a little hairy. After moving the mattress out, they noticed the box spring was a little heavy, but that happens. Furniture comes in all shapes and sizes.

It wasn’t until they set down the boxspring in the truck that they heard the yowling and the sudden furious scratching, and the newly woken cat scratched it’s way out of the underside of the box spring and ran out of the truck. The cat promptly ran back to the house, getting absolutely covered in mud before racing up a nearby tree. The movers took a short break to help the owners get their cat down, and then it was locked securely in the bathroom again. The move continued, with only some muddy pawprints left as evidence of the original escape. Everything was fine! Although, if you’ve ever had to bathe a dirty, angry cat, you’ll sympathize with the owners.

Anyway, the moral of the story is this: keep a close eye on your pets when you’re moving! Don’t give them an opportunity to run away. As stressful as it can be for you, it’s even more stressful for animals. They’re likely to be high-strung and anxious during a move, and keeping track of them will keep the moving process running as smoothly as possible. Plus, you can avoid the dubious pleasure of washing a muddy and unhappy pet.

Settling Your Dog In A New Home

Moving is stressful, no doubt about it. But if you have a dog (or dogs, plural) it can be just as stressful for them. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when thinking about moving dogs into your new home.

But really, don't let your dog drive a motorcycle. Unless they have a license.
Road warrior.

Keep Things Familiar

As much as possible, keep things normal and comfortable for your dog. Try to keep feeding them the same food. Use the same water bowl, and keep any favorite toys on hand. Trying to stuff your dog into a brand new crate or cage right before traveling for a move is practically guaranteed to stress them out.

Plan Transportation
Speaking of crates, you’ll need to plan on how you’re traveling with your dog. For short moves, it’s probably a non-issue, but if you’re moving cross-country, you might want to send the dogs by plane. Check carefully with your airline: most will help you figure out the best way to fly your dog.

Most people will choose to drive: it’s usually more familiar to the dog, and often cheaper besides. Plan ahead for food and water if you have a cross-country move coming up. You should also be ready to take lots of stops while you’re on the road, especially if your dog isn’t used to driving. Campgrounds will usually accept pets, and many hotel rooms will allow a dog to stay with you for an extra fee.

Veterinary Records!

Moving is when you want to make sure you have all of your pet’s medical documents on hand. Vaccinations, blood tests, history of surgeries: you’ll want all of this with you in case something happens while you’re moving. Additionally, you can save yourself a headache by choosing a new veterinarian in advance. This means you won’t be rushing around at the last minute worrying about that blue stuff your dog ate in the basement of the new house.

Dog Tags/ Microchips

Don’t forget to update all of the identifying personal information on your dog’s collar or microchip. If your dog doesn’t use a collar or identifying tags, now is a good time to start: you can pick up tags at most pet stores. Some states also require licensing for pets. Keep track of any relevant laws before the move itself. For example, dogs being brought into Hawaii need to be kept under quarantine before being allowed in.

Create An Inviting Atmosphere in Your New Home

This is probably the most important one. You want to make sure the house doesn’t smell of any previous pets: this could cause your pets to feel defensive or start marking the house. Depending on the house, you may also want to restrict your dog’s movement to a controlled area at first so that they won’t be overwhelmed. This also gives you time to find any possible escape routes or crevices your dog could get lost in.

Above all else, try to spend as much time as you can with your dog, especially during the first couple days. Pets don’t understand why you’ve packed up and moved to a totally new place, and dealing with it can sometimes cause a lot of anxiety. Take plenty of walks in and around your new home to help your dog get acclimated.

Zooming In On CMM

Everyone moves at some point in their life, and moving can be very time-consuming and stressful. When you hire a moving service, you want to know for certain you’re putting your possessions in careful and capable hands. We want the same thing. Here at College Muscle Movers, we strive to provide the best possible service. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates— they know the value of hard work, and they have the skills to work efficiently. This also allows us to build a team of movers that come from a lot of different backgrounds in different fields of study and sports: from football and math to psychology and climbing.

This month we’re talking with Senior Muscle Mover Alex Lucci.

Alex Lucci: the man, the myth, the legend.
Alex Lucci: the man, the myth, the legend.

Hi, Alex. You’ve been a Senior for a while now. When did you start working at CMM?

Started two years ago. I was trained in by Sherlock and Knutson. It was only a matter of time before I became a Senior. I definitely wanted the extra responsibility.

Well, it seems like you handle it well! Getting training from some of the more experienced movers must be helpful.

That’s one of the best things about the job, I think. The guys you work with make it worthwhile. That’s one of my favorite things about working here. There was this job I got put on right when I had just become a senior and I got put with some of the guys that had helped train me in. That’s really cool. It’s a great experience, working with the guys that train you, and after a while you’re helping to train younger guys.
Sort of a full-circle thing. What sort of advice might you have for any upcoming or aspiring movers? Any sort of unusual situations you’ve found yourself in while out on the job?

Once you’ve done a lot of moves, sometimes you have to trust your gut instinct.  For example, I was doing this move at a public storage complex, and we brought one of the trucks along. Anyway, there were no signs for the clearance in the building, but it looked pretty short to me. Like it definitely wasn’t going to fit. We went in to the office to talk with the manager about it. He wasn’t sure what the clearance was, but he told us again and again that it would definitely fit, that we should just drive in right under the gate. No dice. It definitely didn’t fit, although it was close, and the truck got a little stuck. Nothing was damaged, and everything was cool, but it definitely caused a little delay for the customer, which was frustrating. Long story short, I went back to that storage unit later, and they’d put up a clearance sign. But sometimes you learn to recognize things like that before they happen, and as a senior, it’s up to you to try to work through that stuff.

Trucks are tall.
Trucks are tall, no two ways about it.

Many thanks to Alex Lucci for taking the time to do this interview!

 

Is Moving Right For You?

Sometimes moving can be a difficult decision. How do you know if it’s a good choice to distance yourself from family or friends? For that matter, when is it worth leaving a good job to be closer to your loved ones? Life often throws us curveballs like this, and sometimes a second opinion can help make your decision easier.  As premier Twin Cities movers, College Muscle Movers helps people through a lot of different moves. If you’re questioning an upcoming move, we’re here to help!

The US offers a lot of different places to move to, at least.
The US offers a lot of different places to move to, at the very least.

Gauge Your Priorities

Our priorities in life change as we get older. When you’re moving, you’re often faced with choosing between jobs and family. Maybe you’re choosing between being close to friends and an irresistible real estate deal. There are a lot of different factors that can figure into where you choose to live. Taking care of aging parents or young children can also be major factors. Everyone is different. Whatever the case, make sure you know what your own priorities are. If you are having trouble determining what it is you want out of life, try making a list. You can just brainstorm and write down everything that comes to mind, then rank it all later and figure out what living location is the best fit.

 

Communicate With Your Loved Ones

Include your loved ones in your plans! It’s always good to have open lines of communication with friends and family, especially for a decision as momentous as a move. In romantic relationships, just make sure you are considering yourself in addition to your partner. It’s hard to make someone else happy if you aren’t happy yourself! Each of you should think carefully about the move before you jump in. Sometimes moving for another person can be a potentially toxic decision. If your relationship is important to you and moving will put a lot of stress about it, keep that in mind when you’re running through your list of priorities (as mentioned above.)

 

Temper Your Expectations

On the topic of romanticism, do your best to be realistic about moving. It’s easy to fantasize about how great your new home or apartment is going to be, or how moving will immediately turn your life around, but it doesn’t always work that way. Not to suck all the fun out, but even if you really love a new city, it’s going to have downsides. That’s inevitable. There will be traffic and stinky pollution and overpriced drinks. New York might be a fun and bustling city to visit, but that same bustle can be overwhelming for a lot of people who try to live there. As Twin Cities movers, we hear all sorts of expectations for new places.

The same realism should apply if you’re moving out into the country. It’s easy to imagine a sedate, quiet life out in the country. Thing is, it won’t seem quite so nice when the bears are knocking down your bird feeder or a storm knocks out power to your house for three days. There are advantages and disadvantages to every kind of living situation, and you’ll do yourself a disservice if you aren’t realistic about both sides of the coin.

 

All that being said, the Twin Cities are a great place to move. If you’re thinking about moving to Minnesota from afar, you’ll get your fill of natural beauty in the Twin Cities: rivers, hills, valleys, lakes. Plenty of snow. Give College Muscle Movers a call if you’re looking for help moving around the Twin Cities

Story of the Leftover Couch

According to the U.S Census Bureau, the average American will change residences about once every five years. The volatility of the housing market is easy to see in the Twin Cities: hardly a day seems to go by that a new apartment complex hasn’t sprouted up somewhere. It adds up to a lot of moves, and a lot of interesting stories: somehow, when you’re moving yourself, things don’t always go quite as expected.

Here at College Muscle Movers, we move a lot. In fact, we conduct multiple moves every single day of the week, with the exception of some holidays (everybody needs a break once in a while). That means we’ve acquired a lot of different stories over the years. We’ve moved priceless works of art and rare plants, and all sorts of unusual furniture. In fact, if it can be moved, we’ve probably moved it!

Because of our unique perspective within the moving business, we’ve gathered some of most interesting and intriguing stories. It just doesn’t feel right to keep all the good stuff to ourselves! Plus, hopefully hearing some of the stories will help you feel more comfortable or offer some valuable practical tips for your own future moves. This is the story of The Leftover Couch.

Good luck getting this baby down the stairs.
Good luck getting this baby down the stairs.

Sometimes when you move into a new home, the previous owners might ask if you’re interested in any of the furniture they don’t want to cart around themselves. You can end up owning some really cool stuff this way, as well as getting some great deals, but beware: there’s usually a reason the owners don’t want to move it. Sometimes, furniture is literally impossible to move out of a home. This is usually caused by remodeling. If a couch or bed or dresser just barely fit downstairs the first time, it’s not going to work well when you redo the stairs so that they are shallower and less steep.

In the story of The Leftover Couch, College Muscle Movers were hired to move a customer out of her fourth-floor condominium. It was a short move, and relatively quick, except for one thing: the couch. It was a gorgeous piece: rich red leather and brass trim. Heavy, deep, and long. Just the sort of furniture item you want to call professional movers for. There was just one problem.

The couch didn’t fit out the door. Not even close, in fact. The movers took the feet off, removed the cushions, shrunk it down with plastic wrap: no success. When the movers asked about how the couch had gotten in, the customer mentioned that the striking couch had come complimentary with the apartment, but she’d grown attached to it.

Uh-oh. Complimentary with the apartment? This was a definite red flag. How long had the customer been living in the condo? About 20 years. Had there been any remodeling done over those 20 years?

This was when the customer remembered the huge overhaul that had been done on the condo right before she moved in. The stairs themselves had been totally redone, such that they now doubled as drawers. Undeniably cool, but there was a lot less space than there had been originally.

Long story short, there was no way to get the couch out through the stairwell. However, we were able to arrange a trip back at a later date with specialized pulley equipment to hoist the couch out through the window and down from the fourth floor. Done.

This sort of thing isn’t terribly uncommon. If you’ve done any remodeling since moving into your home, let your movers know right away! If you’re feeling hesitant about whether a piece of furniture will fit through the door, measure it! That way, your movers can come equipped with the right tools and get the job done right away.

If you’re living in or around the Twin Cities and you have any questions about that sort of thing, give College Muscle Movers a call! We’re here to help.

Moving Vinyl

To be human is to love music. Great minds have waxed eloquent about the beauty of music for millennia, from Shakespeare and Plato to Jack Kerouac and Langston Hughes. What nobody talks about, though, is how heavy music can be. If you’re a music lover with a collection of vinyl, you might be familiar with this. Vinyl is heavy. Like, really heavy. And delicate. That means it can be difficult to move safely. On the other hand, a well-curated vinyl collection is literally irreplaceable, and you don’t want to risk damage to your priceless records. Below we’ll list some tips for how you can safely pack up and move all your music.

Pictured: backbreaking amounts of vinyl.
Pictured: backbreaking amounts of vinyl.

Proper Storage

To maximize the safety of your vinyl, the first step is protection. Regardless of whether you’re moving, you always need to protect your records from the constants that are humidity, heat, and debris. You want to make sure you have a paper liner on the record itself, a jacket/album sleeve, and a plastic sleeve on the outside. The plastic sleeve is your outermost layer of protection, so it’s especially important to the longevity of your records.

 

Take Off The Jackets

That’s right, take the records out of the jackets when you’re storing them. Especially when your records are stacked together, pressure can cause the album jackets to become distorted and damaged along the edges, and imprint the shape of the vinyl itself onto the cardboard.

Ideally, you want to store your records vertically alongside their album jackets, so there’s no risk of that damage occurring. Of course, you’ll likely want to keep the record protected by a jacket during transit, but remember that over the long-term, all it takes is pressure to damage an album jacket.

 

Use Appropriately Sized Boxes

When it comes time to move, you’re definitely going to need boxes. You might need a lot, depending on the size of your record collection. You’ll quickly find that there are a lot of differently sized boxes available: what you want is a box that is just a little bit bigger than 12X12X12 to account for the size of your records (12 inches for LPS). You’ll want a little bit of extra space available for padding.

Make sure you are using strong, structurally sound boxes. If those boxes sitting around in your basement are moldy or wet or ragged, forget about them. You can pick up new boxes at a home improvement or truck rental store (such as Lowe’s or U-Haul), or you can conveniently pick them up from us here at College Muscle Movers. In addition to traditional cardboard, we offer eco-friendly reusable Muscle Boxes. In case you’re looking to really scrimp, you might find that a local liquor store is willing to part with their wine boxes, which fit records nicely.

 

Give Your Records Proper Protection

After you’ve packed your boxes full of records, fill up any of the remaining space with bubble wrap, pillows, packing peanuts, etc. Something to help protect against the bumps they might receive on a long road. A professional moving company will take good care of your possessions, but they still have to drive on the same roads you do. In Minnesota, that’s likely to mean potholes, especially in the early spring when the snow melts.

Zooming In On CMM

Here at College Muscle Movers, we strive to provide the best possible service. We want to make sure the people moving your possessions are strong, smart, and dedicated. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates— they know the value of hard work, and they have the skills to work efficiently.

This month we’re saying goodbye to longtime mover Matt Knutson, and we figured we’d interview him one last time to get his unique perspective on the company before he heads out to pasture.

Really.
Matt Knutson getting ready for his new job at MI6.

 

Matt, you’ve been with CMM for a long time. When did you start moving here?

On and off, I think it’s been about 5 years.

That’s a long time to be hauling heavy furniture around! What kept you going?

The guys, for sure. That’s always been my favorite thing about College Muscle Movers, it’s a great group of people. It’s not so easy to find out in the world, especially at work.

Agreed. You must have seen your fair share of guys come through the company over the years, did you notice any changes on that front?

Sure thing. As complicated and hard as the industry is, CMM has grown a lot over the last several years. Back in the day, when I started, it was less structured. The estimates weren’t as accurate, there wasn’t as much support. Now you get a lot more help when you need it, and things run a lot smoother. That’s the benefit of learning and experience.

Ok. I ask this one a lot, but what is the craziest thing that ever happened to you on a move?

There are so many things, ha. I’ve probably done my best to forget some of them. One of the weirdest was when we went out for a move at this apartment complex. The customer said she could be late, but the leasing manager could sign off on the paperwork.

The leasing manager met us in the lobby, but he wouldn’t let us into the apartment or sign off on the paperwork. He kept saying that going into the apartment would ‘mess us up’. He kept repeating that, and it was a little weird. Then he told us that the customer was a wanted felon, and the police needed our help to catch her. That was probably the weirdest part, when he just flipped his story like that.

Anyway, eventually he signed off on the paperwork and had us just go in and move stuff around for awhile. Later, when we were going to be unloading, the police sent a squad car there and that was that. Crazy time moving.

So, we’ve covered the job— what do you do outside of moving?

I’m a beer guy. Some people collect fine wines, fill up their cellars with wine. I have a cellar full of beer.

That doesn’t sound so bad. I’ve heard rumors that you even brew your own? What’s the best beer you’ve ever brewed?

Ooooh. That’s a tough one. I can definitely narrow it down. There’s this lymphoma charity that I’m involved with, and I brew beer for it. I made this pear pale ale for it, from Bartlett pears. You steam the pears and then infuse that with the beer and let it ferment. Really good.

That sounds even better.

Thanks to Matt Knutson for all the years he put in moving, and we hope he keeps enjoying the finer things in life!

 

5 Moving Tips That Might Totally Change Your Life

Ok. Full disclosure: these moving tips are not necessarily going to change your life. But they will help simplify your move. They may not be life-changing, but they are convenient and well thought out. Ok, where to start?

 

Document, Document, Document!

This is one of the easiest things you can do to simplify your move. Before you start packing up your belongings, create an inventory or list of all the things you’re going to be moving. You can even assign numbers to boxes to help keep track of everything for later. Making this your first step will also help you estimate what sort of supplies you’ll need (specialty boxes, bubble wrap, etc.). An accurate inventory is also important to professional moving companies like CMM: it’ll help get you the most accurate estimate on long a job will take.

 

Make Sure You Have Enough Boxes

You probably don’t have as many boxes as you’ll end up wanting, especially if you’ve been living somewhere for more than a couple years. Whether it’s shelves of books or DVDs, or those stemware sets your in-laws keep sending you, stuff accumulates. If you’re worried about the eventual mountain of cardboard when you unpack, consider renting our Muscle Boxes. They’re made out of a dense and durable plastic, and they stack very neatly. Plus, they’re reusable, minimizing your carbon footprint.

 

Use The Right Boxes

You have a lot of different options when it comes to moving boxes. They’re specialized: typically, larger boxes are used for lightweight objects with lots of surface area and volume (like blankets or pillows), while smaller boxes work better for heavy items (books or vinyl). You’ll want to make sure you don’t overfill any of the large boxes, or the weight could rip right through the cardboard. It’s tempting just to get everything jammed into one box, but it could cause trouble later.

 

For real, don't weigh these things down too much.
We’re looking at you, wardrobe box.

Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

Chances are good you’ll be visiting your new home a couple times before you move in and settle down. Consider bringing along some of the lighter items with you when you go. Even a single backpack can save you a trip on moving day. You don’t need to move every single one of your possessions in a single day. The more you can move before the last day in your old home, the easier your move will go. Things that are already in storage, unused treadmills, etc— getting this stuff done early will save you time later! Even if you’re just taking one lone lampshade at a time, it’s still progress.

 

The Necessities Box

Especially if you’re doing a long-distance move, you’ll want to make sure you keep some things close at hand. Phone chargers, toothbrushes, extension cords, paper towels. Things you’ll want to use right away when you get to your destination. A lot of people also like to make sure they keep all of their important documents close by: government identification, health insurance papers, that sort of thing. Keeping your necessities close by could save you a future headache.

 

Hopefully some of these tips will come in handy on your next move. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us! We’re here to help.

Story of The Twin Cities Apartment Labyrinth

Here at CMM, we move a lot. We move couches and chairs and desks, but we also move novelty Aquaman aquariums. We move original Dali charcoal sketches. We move leather exercise couches and custom elliptical machines.

There isn’t a lot, in fact, that we don’t move. If it’s in the Twin Cities and it weighs less than two tons, we’ve probably moved it. That being said, tell your movers in advance what they’ll be moving! It’ll make the whole experience much smoother.

The best part of moving a lot are probably the stories. Most of the time it’s business as usual, but sometimes you get these unique situations. Some interesting, some just plain weird. Some are bone-chilling. We thought it might be nice for those of you facing moves to get a little taste of some of the things we’ve dealt with in the past. Maybe it’ll help reassure you about your own upcoming move. All the names and any pertinent personal details have been changed. This is the story of the Twin Cities Apartment Labyrinth.

Straight up labyrinthine.
The basic layout of your modern apartment complex.

 

The star of this particular story is a quarter-ton credenza. Hardwood, marble top, glass sides: the works. If you’re unfamiliar with the inner workings of the furniture world, a credenza is a long, low table. Kind of like an oversized coffee table, or particularly stocky buffet. Anyway, CMM had been hired to move this credenza from Apartment 101 to Apartment 401 in a new development. Simple enough, right?

If you’ve moved into a new apartment complex recently, you’ll know that they can be pretty huge, riddled through with a warren of hallways that all look the exact same. And despite how large and sprawling modern developments are, hallways are still curiously narrow.  As if for some reason the architects weren’t planning on moving massive pieces of furniture when they drafted their plans.

Anyway, the movers arrived, noticed the narrow hallways, and rolled up their sleeves. Was the customer sure it would fit in the new space? Of course. If the credenza had gotten into one apartment, it ought to be able to get into another, right? Except that the apartments weren’t identical. The new apartment had two 90 degree turns at the entrance, and even after negotiating all of the narrow hallways, it wouldn’t fit.

In the meantime, the customers asked if the movers could bring it down two floors to the parking garage. A good plan. After all, you can’t exactly keep a massive credenza in the hallway. After muscling it down to the parking garage (it had to go outside and in through the ramp entrance because it was so big), the movers set the credenza down, took a drink, and wiped the sweat off their brows. All done! Whew. Except that by this time the customer’s mother had expressed an interest in the credenza. She was pretty sure it would fit in her apartment, on the 2nd floor. This time, the movers took a tape measure and helped check, just to be sure. It did, in fact look like it would just barely fit, and 25 sweaty minutes later, that was that.

Job complete. Now, this is something of a cautionary tale. Nothing bad happened, but a lot of time could have been saved for the owner of the credenza, if only they’d measured to make sure there would be space in the new apartment. Measure twice, cut once! If you plan your move carefully, you can save yourself time and money.

If you’re living in or around the Twin Cities and you have any questions about that sort of thing, give College Muscle Movers a call! We’re here to help.