by Prince Of Petworth March 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm 25 Comments

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“Can someone recommend movers for a very small (1-2 hour) job? We have a couch in storage that we want moved to our house. We want it placed upstairs, and it’s a tricky space that I expect will be difficult. Because of that, I’d prefer to use movers that are licensed and insured (as opposed to Task Rabbit, etc.) Thanks for any ideas!”

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by Prince Of Petworth May 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm 47 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I am looking for recommendations for long-distance movers. My husband and I are moving from DC to Chicago. We got a few good quotes, but the movers we spoke to said they want to use a full tractor-trailer and I think that would be a logistical nightmare based on where our apartment is located in Adams Morgan. Any tips for long-distance movers who have experience with urban moves would be appreciated!

Otherwise I think we will hire movers on both ends to pack and unpack and then drive a U-Haul truck ourselves. If anyone has tips on that method that would be helpful too.

(I saw this was a topic in the forum a few years ago but didn’t see a lot of advice posted there.)”

by Prince Of Petworth January 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm 53 Comments

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Any ideas for movers, moving box rentals?

“My roommate and I are moving in early February from H Street NE to SW. We were hoping to rent moving boxes/plastic crates to cut down on waste and lugging boxes on the bus (neither of us have cars), and we’re getting movers. Recommendations for either? Is there a company that both provides reusable boxes and then moves them for a decent price?”

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by Prince Of Petworth July 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm 39 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

1) I’m having a trailer-full of furniture moved from Tennessee to DC. It’s costing about $2,000. Do people generally tip their movers, and if so, how much?

2) How much do people pay for housesitters, who are friends/coworkers as opposed to people who actually do this for a living? I have two cats. Say it’s a four-day weekend. $100? More? Less?”

by Prince Of Petworth March 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering if readers might have advice regarding a housing situation I find myself in. Late last year, I toured a brand new building in Columbia Heights and applied to rent a place. I was approved for a February 1 move-in date. In December, I found out my move-in date was moved to March 1. I know this was a red flag, but I figured a new building would come with some hiccups and I was month-to-month at my previous place.

So, from December until last Tuesday (February 26) I operated under the assumption I would move in March 1 – I signed the lease, arranged for movers, reserved my new apartment’s loading dock, gave my 30-days notice to my old place, etc., and was in regular contact with my new management company. At this point, it’s important to mention that the new lease includes a clause absolving the management company of all responsibility for move-in delays due to construction of the building (this section made me skeptical, but I went against my better judgment and signed away, which was a big mistake on my part). Then on Tuesday, February 26, I found out my move-in date had been changed to March 5 – 8 because the building doesn’t have its certificate of occupancy. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Not too long ago I made an out-of-state move at the end of my third trimester. I made all the arrangements months ahead of time, anticipating the need for just as much help with the move as possible. I’d searched for reader recommendations and wound up hiring Maybaum Movers to pack our condo and load the truck for our move. Not wanting to leave anything to chance, I booked more than two months in advance.

When I initially called Maybaum to inquire about availability, the staffer was very kind, promising “white glove service.” She said that she would tell the packers not to let me lift a finger. She asked me to email the owner to confirm, which I did. Two days before the move I hadn’t heard anything from Maybaum. When I emailed to confirm, the owner seemed taken by surprise but grateful that I reminded him. He asked me if I would need boxes and packing materials and I said I had some, but not enough for the whole move.

The two men who showed up the next day to move did not bring a single box, roll of tape, or sheet of packing material. One spent the first fifteen minutes in the bathroom, while the other swept my kitchen into boxes. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 7, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I recently moved out of my apartment and jumped through all the appropriate hoops to get the street parking spots in front of my building reserved for a moving truck. My permits were approved well before my move, and I posted and verified the signs one week prior to my move date (signs must be posted a minimum of 72 hours in advance).

Despite all this, two cars were still parking in my reserved zone at 9am on the morning of my move! One had been there all night, and the other parked sometime that morning. Ultimately, I had to get both towed because A) I had hired movers to show up at 10am and B) there was nowhere else to park the truck without blocking the street. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Rum, art, and a climb to the top of the National Cathedral.

Photograph by Beau Finley


WHO RUN THE WORLD?…Jennifer Palmieri was the communications director for Hillary Clinton, and advised both President Clinton and Obama in the White House. Her New York Times number one best selling book, Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World is a look at why a woman hasn’t been president (yet), and how we can change that. Palmieri will be in town tonight to discuss the book, female leadership, and how we can get a woman in the Oval Office.

BIG BLUE PUDDLE…The Story Collider’s event tonight is all about water–oceans, to be precise. Five people will take the mic to share their personal stories about the water, from a US Coast Guard caption to a marine biologist. Floaties not included.

AND…Listen to stand-upDive into the father-daughter relationshipGet a football-inspired workoutLearn capoeira1968 was a crazy year...More yoga and drinkin’Kick off a week all about bees

Photograph by Dan McQuade


UP IN THE AIR…Get high in D.C.. Literally–the climb to the top spires of the Washington National Cathedral will offer some of the best views in the city. Take the 333 steps to the top of the bell tower for an up-close look at its old stained windows and groups of gargoyles. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm 23 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

In a couple months I’m moving to Cleveland OH and can’t afford a moving company for the trip so I’m looking to only contract help moving the items from my apartment into a U-Haul truck. Wondering if anyone may be able to recommend a local DC company where I can hire a crew. I don’t want to go to craigslist for obvious reasons.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm 59 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

Across from the building I was having drink at, Sixth Engine, I noticed a situation going on. Seems like people were being evicted. Earlier a couple had been out front and upset to come home from work to find their belongings on the sidewalk. They both left and and everything remained. While it’s none of my business what happened, I was surprised to see some people roll up and start loading the stuff into an SUV. The items had been on the sidewalk for a while and the people who came out of the SUV seemed more interested in picking through the items for things of value than movers would have.

Attached is a picture of the SUV loading the evicted people’s items into it. Does it seem odd that they had to clear out a lot of unopened Amazon boxes to make room for other things as well?”


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