This Start-Up Is Made For Space-Conscious City Girls

Photo: Courtesy of Move Loot.
Moving furniture around in the city is typically one big headache. If you've ever rented a truck to pick up a Craigslist sofa one neighborhood away, you know what we're talking about. The struggle is real — until now.

Move Loot, the S.F.-based service that offers pickup, selling, and buying all in one site, is opening two new locations in New York and L.A. today. Yes, they'll literally take a load off your feet. For anyone looking to get rid of a piece quickly the service is ideal, since the company will pick up your item, store it at their warehouse, and then sell it on their site for you. Better yet? You get paid when it sells.

The service works in reverse for buyers, too. After you browse thousands of local, gently used pieces, your purchases will be delivered to your space whenever you want — no more coordinating with insane Craiglisters' schedules.

Still not convinced? Move Loot teamed up with Brooklyn lifestyle blogger Natalie Holbrook and delivered furniture from the site right to her door, showing us the simplicity of the process. Take a look at all the cool pieces she found and made work in her light-filled loft.
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Photo: Courtesy of Move Loot.
"It's like a treasure hunt every time you go to the site," said Jean, who purchased the green armchair, wicker rocker, wire-side table, leather couch, and blue rug seen here on Move Loot. "You never know what kind of new pieces will have been added since you last visited. There's a total 'thrill of the hunt' happening."
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"I've never been good at envisioning a space as a whole, but I learned early on that if I like it, it'll work — no matter how random the piece. For this project I pinned the pieces I liked to a Pinterest board and then narrowed it down from there to pieces we could get the most use out of."
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Photo: Courtesy of Move Loot.
In another room, Jean's Move Loot picks — a blue couch and wingback chair — create an inviting reading area in front of the bookcase. "One part of living in New York City is that you tend to move more frequently between apartments, sometimes even within the same neighborhood, and what works for one space may not work in the next. There's a constant turnover going on with our furniture."
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Photo: Courtesy of Move Loot.
"I've used Craigslist in the past, but it's never been my favorite process. Getting decent photos in cramped spaces with bad lighting, managing emails, coordinating pickups — it's a lot of hassle. We usually end up going with the 'leave it on the curb' option instead. The fact that we can sell our pre-loved pieces to a company that is going to do all the work for us instead is pretty dang amazing."
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