But after just two hours on Thursday, I could easily say this was the smoothest move I'd experienced, thanks to two college students sent by a new moving startup called Bellhops.
About a month ago, I made my reservation online. I was just moving across the street (much easier than when I moved to NYC for the first time), so I selected "Local Move" and asked for two Bellhops, which cost $80 an hour ($40/hour per student).
You just have to make an $80 deposit (which goes to your first hour of moving), and the rest is charged after you confirm the duration of your move.
So a month later, I got an email from Bellhops telling me the names of the two students who would be helping me move out. And the day prior, I received a call from one of the students, who introduced himself to me and made sure I reserved the elevators.
At 3:15 p.m. (15 minutes early) on moving day, I got a call from Sorab Kochhar, my move captain, saying he and Jake Salerno were at my building.