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Many Americans rank moving as one of the most stressful things they have to do in their lifetime. Relocating within a huge metropolitan area such as New York City can be even more difficult than what the average person experiences. Googling for a mover can lead to even more confusion than ever. All of their websites claim they provide excellent service and are the #1 mover in New York (How many #1’s can there be?!).
Luckily in this day and age, anyone can verify their claims by turning to Google and Yelp ratings. The company that really stands out on Staten Island is Go To Moving & Storage the #1 moving company in Staten Island that TRULY deserves their rating!
From the moment I got in touch with them I felt I was in good hands. Not only always available and polite, Eugene and Paul are also very sharp and know their stuff. They reply via email as fast as machines, and when you call their main number 646-250-8699 you get someone on the phone right away instead of going through the miserable “Press 1 if you want to stay on the phone forever” menu. When I booked them for my move, they sent me my paperwork as a pdf and I was able to sign it electronically to secure my moving date. No need to print, scan, or deal with carbon copies. Welcome to the 21st century!
My experience with Go To Moving was that it was one of the easiest moves I ever made. The help was so courteous, helpful and they took over from the time they were in the house until the couches were moved. It was a little bit difficult because the furniture they were moving belonged to my mother, who recently passed away. So this was no ordinary move and I felt like I needed a team to give it extra special care and not just throw her possessions into a truck. On top of everything it was raining so I didn’t want the furniture to get wet.
When the movers arrived at my mom’s house they immediately got into the house they wiped their shoes dry, and started wrapping up the furniture in bubble wrap, then cellophane wrap, until the couches were completely covered. They then carefully lifted them down the stairs and out to the truck. Not a bang, ding or bump on the way out or into the truck. We led them to our house, a 20 minute drive, and on arrival to our house they brought the couches in. Once again wiping their feet before entering they brought the two couches in with no bumping or nicks. Even if they did bang them they were so well wrapped they would not be harmed. Lastly they unwrapped both couches and set them down carefully in the places we had prepared. All the wrapping was taken with them and the couches dry and cushions positioned properly. They bestowed the care and consideration which I felt was necessary given the sensitive nature of mother’s furniture which we now had to remember her.
I went a little deeper and learned a bit more about these movers. They are a small, family owned business located in Staten Island. They have 6 trucks in their fleet in various sizes, and can handle just about any size moves, including pianos, walk ups and long distance. One of the nicest parts about the company is the owner, Paul Lenkiewicz. He is a gentleman in his late 20s who is trying to grow his business the right way. He seeks out to buy new generations trucks with smaller, bio-diesel engines which reduce emissions. They provide an option to involve re-usable plastic crates for your move instead of cardboard boxes to reduce waste. And the coolest thing is: in 2017 Go To Moving started a program where once a month they will do a move for free for someone who needs it. Examples of people for whom the program is intended for include victims of natural disasters, domestic violence, or struggling artists who can barter their future services in exchange for the move costs being covered. This is really, really cool stuff!
So, next time you need a mover, big or small, use my recommendation and go with Go To Moving & Storage – a company who DESERVES their title of #1 moving company in Staten Island!