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JP Moving Services
4.8
from 836 reviews
  • 1281 hires on Thumbtack
Allie K.
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I needed to move a huge, heavy glass-top desk from my apartment in SOMA to my office a few blocks away-- on foot. JP was great from the start. He arrived with a plan and got the job done in under 20 minutes! Every piece was handled with care, and the cost was much lower than quotes I got from big moving companies. I'd definitely book again.

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Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 643 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nathan W.
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Larro's Moving Service did a great job and were careful with moving my items and packing them.

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 470 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 860 hires on Thumbtack
Susan W.
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Two Friends did a wonderful job packing, moving boxes and items both on and off site. The team worked at a steady pace for the duration of the day.

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 341 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 617 hires on Thumbtack
Jj Z.
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I needed to move within a week and wasn't sure what day I would be getting the keys. The owner contacted me late Saturday night to see if I still needed help on Sunday. While, he couldn't assist me at the time I needed (early morning), he got some of his contacts to help us. The movers that came (Tony + assistant) were good and careful. The move took a lot longer than expected. I moved a 1 bedroom with washer and dryer and it took them 8.5 hours. They planned for 2-3hrs. While they might have been able to move all the things in one trip, they suggested doing two trips, stating it would be faster that way. I don't really think it saved us time by doing two trips but I was willing to try it. My only feedback is, please say CASH ONLY if you will only accept cash. After a long day of packing and moving, we had to drive out to the ATM to get cash to pay them. Inconvenient on all accounts. Otherwise, I would say these guys did a good job and came through last minute.

Patrick Frederick
4.8
from 283 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron B.
Verified review

Great guy! I was really impressed with his professionalism. He suggested the perfect solution even though it was a different moving company for specialized service! A++ would definitely work with him in the future when I have the right job!

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 281 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 487 hires on Thumbtack
Pratik M.
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Excellent - courteous, professional, on time and great work. We hired them for packing and then moving the next day - seamless. Would highly recommend.

Moving Services Transport
4.8
from 273 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 412 hires on Thumbtack
Jae C.
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We had a lot of stuff to move and we were like deer in the headlights. Scott came over to give us an estimate and also gave us a lot of tips and guidance on how to get going. A Pro Tip from Scott; plan early and call him early! We did a lot of packing ourselves, but Scott can also provide packers to make your job easier! (I wish I knew this earlier, it would have saved my back!) On the day of the move, Thomas and Shane showed up on time and began to move us. Those guys were the most professional and friendly people you would ever want to work with. They made the whole tedious task a lot easier for us to deal with. When they got to our storage place, they carefully arranged our stuff to maximize the space. Scott said he was trying to see if we could avoid getting another storage space (we had a LOT of stuff!) I enthusiastically recommend Scott and his moving/packing services. I look forward to using him and his crew to move from storage to our new home.

RELOCAL Moving and Storage
4.5
from 286 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 658 hires on Thumbtack
Richard W.
Verified review

We were moved by the smart move team over two days. Everything went super smoothly, no problems at all. Highly recommended ... It really couldn't have gone any more smoothly. Thanks again to the packing and moving teams!

  • 6 years in business
  • 401 hires on Thumbtack
Merry S.
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Harp and his team did awesome moving and moving out cleaning for me. They fill holes and patch dry wall. Mount my tv and install faucet at my new place. Easy to work and communicate with them. Defining hire them again

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D and J moving
4.8
from 172 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt G.
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What a steller team. They were prompt and did a killer job packing up our moving POD, efficiently and effectively. Would recommend highly.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 228 hires on Thumbtack
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Shea T.
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An amazing experience. Never thought moving could be so easy. They took the job last minute, the day before, when my scheduled moving company cancelled. Very polite, very professional, very respectful. Highly recommend them. I will absolutely use them for future moves. Very satisfied

Leclair Moving
4.8
from 117 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Tod G.
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Leclair Moving is the best!!! Used them for a Craig's list buy (big sectional couch) . They got back to me quickly with the best quote to pick up the couch at the sellers, move it to my house (about 15 miles away) and take the old couch away . The best thinks was that they charged a flat fee for the move. Other moving companies had a per hour charge with minimum number of hours (3 hrs). Giving other movers no incentive to finish the job quickly. Leclair was quick, on time , and easy to work with. Thanks for a great experience Leclair. I would use you again.

MHBA
4.3
from 127 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Melinka C.
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Drew and his group or with me every way from the packing through the loading through the delivery same people throughout that's really what I like to point-to-point contact highly recommend their services in state or out-of-state 5 stars out of five

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
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Debra S.
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oops I made a mistake... We did not hire Matthew to move junk but will hire you as a handyman ..great communication and understanding of the scope of his abilities

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Prasad M.
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Marquis did an outstanding job moving my kids sofa, dining table and assembling bed, desk and other items. He was patient and spent extra hours when the bed needed additional unexpected assembly work. He’s on my top handyman list now!

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Toro Moving
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Danielle D.
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Working with Nick and Toro Moving was a positive experience. Nick was very responsive and professional. Would definitely use as a moving company again. Thanks, Nick!

  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha H.
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They were very punctual and quick in packing up several large items (china hutch, curio cabinet, recliners, etc.) we had moved to Tracy. Had several items with glass and nothing was broken or compromised! I would definitely use them again! They also hauled off two items to the dumps. Very convenient, the two services they offer!

MUVER Moving & Deliveries
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
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This guy was definitely on top of it, definitely knows the ins and outs of moving and packing. Even corrected some things that I overlooked to keep my stuff safe and intact. Wife and kids even got a kick out of him and enjoyed his company at the same time. He's obviously a family guy. They say moving happens in threes and I've already recommended two other people to Robert. This guy has worth ethic and common courtesy in which you don't see in people anymore. Robert definitely deserves the work if you're looking for his services! 100 percent money well spent!

Montano Moving
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lonnie T.
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I hired Montano moving to move move my elderly grandmother possessions out of her house to a storage.Highly recomend! I spoke with anthony the owner Montano moving the night prior to move .He came with his crew, did every thing he said they were going to do! Support small business!Great company!👌

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ellie K.
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Alex and company are amazing! We were being strung along by our big-name moving company, and needed to be in Missouri to start a new job. After yet another delay, and yet another "guarantee", we were desperate and found AmerApex Moving. Alex contacted us on a Monday and by Thursday, they were there! They were absolute lifesavers, and did everything they could to take care of our belongings and make us feel at ease. And then they were in Missouri by Saturday to unload everything in our new house! On top of that, they are incredibly friendly and made a stressful situation feel much lighter. We can't thank Alex enough, and wish every moving company out there could be half as professional and effective as his!

MoversRUs
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Georgia T.
Verified review

Very nice people, nice company, reliable. Go for it. I went with a dedicated truck option and I don’t regret it. Never used a moving company in the states, only when I move here from France. I highly recommend. Both, they were so charming and helpful, as they transformed a “scary moving” in a smooth operation… Perfect move !

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What do moving companies do?

Moving companies provide a range of services to help you physically move out of one residence and move into a new place. But moving companies can do so much more than just haul your belongings across town in a truck. The national average for moving company prices ($250-$350 per hour) reflects the range of services provided. Here are examples of all the ways moving companies can help:

  • Packing: Moving companies can pack your belongings for you. They typically charge a flat rate for both the box and the labor to pack the box. The more time-consuming the belongings are to pack, the higher the cost per box. For example, books could be $5 per box, linens $10 per box, and fine china and glassware $18 per box.
  • Specialty moving: Safely move a baby grand piano, a oversize aquarium, or other specialty items with the help of pro movers.
  • Storage: Many moving companies can store your belongings while you wait for a new home to be remodeled or closing of your new home to be finalized. If you’re moving long-distance, they often provide short-term storage free for a specific length of time, and a set rate after that (such as $60 per square cubic foot of storage space used).
  • Long-distance moves: No need to rent a trailer and move your things; a long-distance moving company can haul your belongings across the country for you. Typically they charge by the cubic foot for moves, with prices based on your destination.
  • Unpacking: Moving companies can even unpack your belongings for you after they have moved them. This is not as common, and will definitely increase the price, but can be helpful if you’re not able to tackle this task yourself.

How much does a moving company charge per hour?

When you’re ready to make a major move, it’s time to research moving companies’ prices. A moving company may charge on average anywhere between $25 and $100 per hour, per worker, for moving services. The price will vary with regional labor rates, local cost to do business, and the level of service the movers are providing. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a moving company is $250-$350 per hour. This price includes a range of pricing, from all-in service with four or more movers on site to standard hourly rates for one or two movers. Other factors that affect moving companies’ prices are packing, stairs (or elevators), and distance. For a full-service move, you pay movers to pack your belongings for you. You may pay for the cost of the moving boxes and an hourly rate per worker, and there may be additional charges for packing fragile items. Stairs will also add to your moving prices. Lifting and carrying boxes and furniture up and down stairs takes more time and creates more physical labor for the workers. Moving companies may charge flat rates for flights of stairs, such as $50-$70 per flight. A moving company may also charge a one-time fee for moving things via elevator, such as $75-$100. If parking is not accessible in front of your home or apartment building, there may also be an additional fee for the added distance to carry your belongings to the truck.

How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

How much does it cost to move a one-bedroom apartment across the country?

Professional movers can handle the hard work of moving your one-bedroom apartment across the country for you. You can determine what your move will cost by learning the rate your movers charge per cubic foot and how they factor distance into the total cost. Cross-country movers typically charge based on your belongings rather than apartment size because that determines how much work they will have to do. For example, a studio apartment that is crammed full of things will take more work and moving truck space than the contents of a three-bedroom apartment with very little furniture.

Cross-country movers may also have varying rates, depending on where in the country you are moving. For example, a company may charge $5 per cubic foot for consolidated moves along the East Coast and $6 per cubic foot for consolidated moves from the East Coast to the central states or the West Coast. A one-bedroom apartment costs approximately $1,500 to move across the country.

How much does it cost to move across the country?

The national average cost for hiring cross-country movers is $1,490-$2,220. A number of factors can affect the cost. One factor is the distance you want to move. For example, an East Coast-based moving company may charge $5 per cubic foot for consolidated moves along the East Coast and $6 per cubic foot for consolidated moves from the East Coast to the central states or the West Coast. Another factor is how many belongings you have. Most cross-country movers charge by the cubic foot.

The type of move you want is another consideration in cost. You can have your belongings moved exclusively and delivered on a set day, or you can opt for a consolidated move, which is less expensive. In a consolidated move your belongings are stored and transported with the goods of other customers who are moving to your general vicinity during the same general time frame as you. Your belongings should arrive within a one- to two-week window, rather than on a set day. If you want the cross-country movers to pack your belongings for you, the cost will also increase.

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