The only time you wish you had an SUV? When you live downtown and the exact Room & Board dresser you’ve been dreaming of just got posted on Craigslist. It’s a steal, it’s a beast...and it’s in Evanston.
Enter Dolly, a Chicago-based start-up that’s like the Uber of movers.
The app connects background-checked “helpers” who own pickup trucks, vans and large SUVs with people who need to do “micro-moves” around town (that is, not the entire contents of your two-bedroom loft).
Here’s how it works: Say you’ve just bought a big new painting, or your best mommy friend is loaning you her gorgeous crib for your new arrival. Set up a “Dolly” (or job request) by entering details like whether you’ll help with the lifting and if there are stairs involved. Then describe the item, upload photos, type in the delivery address and finally get Dolly’s price for the move. ($35 is the minimum for any job.)
After Dolly has matched you with a helper, you’ll text through the app to finalize the logistics of your move.
And as for your brother, who’s helped you schlep one air conditioner too many--he’s off the hook.