I (Ryan C) am movingfellow, I’m your friendly neighborhood student mover who’s willing to assist anyone who needs help moving. I’ve been with the company for several months now and i’ve had many great experiences being apart of this team. No matter what i’m always willing to meet new customers who need help with a move such as loading or unloading a truck. What I really enjoy the most is driving to the customers house and just talking to them and getting to know them. One thing I enjoy doing while being on the job is giving customers helpful tips on how to load or unload a certain way, how to pack boxes, how to place items so they fit properly etc. What I usually tell a customer when they ask, “what’s the proper way to load a truck” my response is simple, i say “think of it as a game of tetris, try to place items that go with each other”. Many people tend to find that helpful because it is like a game of tetris and everyone loves tetris. Overall though I really enjoy working for this company, not only does being a mover keep you in great shape it also gives you the luxury to meet and communicate with customers and also provide them with great service and tips on how to move!
Just Another Day...
As a newer member of the movingfellows team, I recently finished my second move. Originally a four person contract for three hours but being a last minute request we were only able to scrounge up three of us.
It ended up being an apartment on the third floor of the building with elevator access that created an interesting bottleneck challenge to the move, as we could only move as much as could fit in the elevator at a time. With that in mind we decided to create staging points for each of us as one would move items from the apartment to the top of the elevator while another one of us would bring items down to the lobby, and I lastly worked from the lobby to the Uhaul. As the one responsible for most of the packing into the Uhaul (the Master Packer) it left me with the organizational challenge of making sure everything fit. As with most all moves we have to assess upon arrival whether or not everything will fit solely from looking through what items are scattered around the initial home. This can be a challenge as not everything is as simple as stacking boxes snuggly together.
With a large amount of the clients items being boxed however it allowed for a great deal of consolidation and allowed me to utilize the majority of the space available. Once all the boxed items are in place we proceed usually to lite items that have unusual shapes that can be easily set above the stacked boxes securely to keep what space is left clear for whatever large items of furniture that are left in the home.
Once we were able to get everything in, it becomes a much simpler process upon arrival at the final destination. As soon as we had a clear understanding about where certain items would go in the new home we proceeded to empty the Uhaul as quickly and efficiently as possible.
In comparison to loading, unloading can be a fairly swift process. Were as we have to try to puzzle together every item as compact and consolidated as possible, unloading is quite straightforward often taking ⅓ of the time.
All and all it was a smooth move that lead to more satisfied customers.
Some Reasons to Come to Good Olde Ory-gun
Doesn’t matter if you’ve lived here your whole life or are just moving here for the first time. Oregon has an abundance of energy and activities, from the vast selection of breweries and wineries dispersed all around the Willamette Valley, to the ski slopes and hot springs throughout the Coastal and Cascade mountain ranges.
Much of the excitement and fun to be had culminates in the array of festivals that happen throughout the Summer time. Anything from the Portland Blues festival to the Oregon Country Fair, there is something for everyone to enjoy here.
As a local born and raised in the Eugene/Springfield area I’ve experienced my fair share of Summers and Winters here, and something that’s always stood out is how excited people get once the sun comes out. Not so surprising when you think of how much of the year we spend without it. Goes to show that when you only have something for so long you tend to appreciate it more.
This rings true with how many Oregonians and those who come here during the Summer spend their time outside playing.
Whether you like just sitting back and relaxing down by the river or getting in the middle of a parade of people, here are some sites that can help you find something going on around you.