Move It or Lose It
Moving & Hauling Service
"Move It or Lose It" Moving & Hauling Services was started in 2009.
In 2008, I moved from Clearwater Florida back to Iowa where I grew up. While in Florida, I purchased a 7ft. x 17ft. enclosed trailer to move my possessions across the country.
Leaving Florida during the start of the recession was very difficult. I was very lucky to find a job as a tractor & trailer mechanic for a large, local Iowa, trucking company in May of 2009. Since I have always been a hard worker, and wanting to improve my situation, I started looking for extra work to supplement my income. My best friend, who worked for a large moving company, needed my help. I loaded and unloaded moving trucks by hand which is very hard work. I quickly learned the do’s and don’ts of the moving business. I remembered I had an enclosed trailer sitting empty from my move from Florida. Using that trailer, and advertising on Craigslist in the Labor & Moving section, I started receiving small moving & hauling requests. I quickly learned how to be a first rate mover. As the jobs poured in, I bought larger trailers and more moving equipment to be able to move larger apartments and homes. I quit my job as a mechanic in 2013 and devote all my time to my moving & hauling business.
I have since added a larger 8.5' x 28' enclosed trailer for big jobs, an 8.5' x 20' enclosed trailer, and a 24ft. gooseneck trailer, to better serve my customers.
I have 2 heavy duty trucks to haul my trailers with. Both are well maintained and provide extra hauling capacities.
I specialize in moving 1 & 2 bedroom apartments/homes, and I can easily provide moving services for up to 3 or 4 bedroom apartments/homes.
I provide (2 to 3 man) Labor for Loading/Unloading U-Hauls, Trailers, POD's, or just moving furniture around in your home. I also haul away most any unwanted items and have done whole house clean outs.
**Recently, (2017), my cousin and I have opened a Garge Sale/Flea Market store site in Wapello, Iowa called "Junk & Disorderly" where we sell Furniture, Antiques, Vintage items, Appliances, Collectables, Electronics, pretty much a little of everything! We are open a couple weekends a month during Spring through Fall, and advertise on local Facebook Buy Sell Trade groups. Check us out on Facebook!
I am committed to providing a safe, reliable, and honest moving & hauling experience for my customers in the State of Iowa as well as throughout the Continental United States.
I am fully insured for your protection and licensed by the DOT.
Thank you for visiting my website! Don't forget to call me for a free quote for your next moving or hauling job!
Michael S. Lihs - Owner/Operator (319) 321-0921
518 Townsend Ave. - Wapello, Ia 52653