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Alameda Small Moving Professionals

Browse these small moving companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alameda.

JP Moving Services
4.7
from 818 reviews
  • 1257 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 617 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1172 hires on Thumbtack
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Lora M.
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Ricardo was very communicative before moving day and the movers were professional, kind, thorough and fast! They made moving day so much easier! I was only moving from one small apartment to another in the same town and it took 2 hours. Thank you to Ricardo and your awesome team!

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 453 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 838 hires on Thumbtack
Haley P.
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The cost and time effectiveness was great. However, the tops of my bedposts were lost during the move making my furniture look pretty ridiculous now. My bedroom furniture is antique and cannot be fixed/replaced. Upon calling the moving company after my move to inquire what happened to my furniture, they were unresponsive and did not follow up with me or call me back. Pretty disappointing experience.

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 334 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 603 hires on Thumbtack
PALL I.
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I had a very good experience. It was a small move. Most of the companies have minimum. MEAA movers did not charge a minimum. The prices were modest. Edgar and his crew were considerate, communicated in timely manner and did a really good job. Also i had made a mistake with the check. Edgar drove back so that i could correct it

Patrick Frederick
4.8
from 283 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 464 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron B.
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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 276 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 468 hires on Thumbtack
Surupa M.
Verified review

I would rate Albion as superior. They were on time and extremely efficient (hence overall lower cost). I have moved several several times and I only wish other moving companies could take a page from their book.

Moving Services Transport
4.8
from 260 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 391 hires on Thumbtack
Greg N.
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First and foremost, Scott is an outstanding person. We had some great conversations throughout the move. He was on time, had the necessary equipment, and demonstrated his expertise in the efficient and careful handling of my items. I used his services for a small move of some large, heavy boxes into a temporary housing unit, and will definitely be using his company for my larger household move in the near future!

  • 6 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
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I hired Harp and his friend to move a couch and dresser for me. They were very efficient and Harp was easy to reach, but they put a big scratch in the side of the dresser while moving it. Still, I would probably hire Harp again for a small moving job and just ask him to be a bit more careful.

ReloCal Moving and Storage
4.6
from 242 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 550 hires on Thumbtack
Mohammed K.
Verified review

Recently used Smart Move SF to move from a house to a condo. The condo required the move to be completed by a specific time, which most other moving companies said they wouldn't be able to do. Smart Move SF accomplished the mission - they moved us in time and they did an outstanding job. We previously used several other moving companies and we're happy we tried a new company this time because Rocket Moving was the best by far. Their 'all-inclusive' pricing was truly all-inclusive. There were no surprises, no haggling, no hidden fees. They were professional, showed up on time and packaged everything quite well (ie nothing was damaged). Highly recommended!

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D and J moving
4.9
from 157 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 242 hires on Thumbtack
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Peter Y.
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They did a great job moving very large pieces of furniture down two flights of stairs and around corners.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 195 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

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DMC Hauling
4.9
from 137 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura M.
Verified review

Came on time for a small moving job, were professional, friendly, a smooth and easy experience. I'd hire these guys again!

Leclair Moving
4.7
from 102 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca D.
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I experienced excellent service with Leclair Moving moving company today, 8/10/18. To be honest, I had a list several moving companies, but when I called Leclair to inquire about pricing, I spoke with Horatio who was more than happy to answer all th questions I had. He was kind, professional, polite and patient with all my questions. When I met him in person (he was one of the movers) he was a delight to talk to you. Horatio was what made me choose Leclair moving company. It’s employees like these who make a difference just On the initial contact! If considering a move, Inhighly recommend Leclair Moving Services! Thank you, Horatio and Kevin, for a great move. You made it so easy! My daughter so appreciates it and so do I! Rebecca Dahlgren

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark S.
Verified review

Matthew helped fix a door that was sticking in my bedroom. He was very meticulous about his work and showed incredible craftsmanship. His attention to customer service is unparalleled. His rates are very reasonable. He was prompt and super-friendly throughout the project. He has much experience working on very high-end home projects, much beyond mine. But what I appreciated is he was able to apply his learnings and high bar of craftsmanship to a very small project that I needed done...at a very reasonable rate. I'll be working with Matthew much more in the future!

Results at Last
4.7
from 52 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Umang D.
Verified review

Great experience working with Madison. In the apartment I'm sharing, my space is just 1 room and 1 bathroom, and some garage storage space. I've had stuff piling up for 2+ years in my room and it felt like it was bursting at the seams. I felt overwhelmed with the clutter and it would bring stress to me rather than joy and calm and peace and sense of play. But I wouldn't know how to start getting rid of things and organizing and cleaning up the clutter. Over 3 hours, we got rid of soo much useless paper I didn't even realize I had, and lots of other stuff that I always genuinely meant to get to or use, but realistically would never happen. For most of it I was feeling guilty whenever I would see it, and put it off because it wasn't a priority. With patience, understanding, and some coaching, she helped me release these things so I can focus on what is truly my priorities in my life right now, and identified some patterns I have that lead to the clutter I had. She helped organize in a way that brings some system to my room and my stuff. While I still have some work to do to make my room the way I want it to look, in the 2+ years, I wasn't able to do by myself most of the things we did together in just the few hours she was here. She helped me realize that I shouldn't beat myself up around the level of disorganization and instead get professional help so I can have the result and keep moving forward with my businesses and personal life while having a place I feel comfortable coming to and living and working in. Releasing and letting go of the excess crap I didn't need was an emotional experience because I realize I need to release and let go of things, experiences, and memories from my past that don't serve me in my life going forward :)

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Senait D.
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Marquis was able to move a large size couch via a narrow and difficult entrance with ease and delivered it in perfect condition. I would absolutely hire Marquis and his colleague again and highly recommend them!

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TORO Moving and Delivery
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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James V.
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Nicholas is one of the best moving and delivery guy in the bay area. Within hours after I contacted him, he arrived on time and was prepared to remove our huge load of bags of soil. He has the capacity to move all sizes of furniture and other various items. Nichols is the one to call for a quick and efficient removal service.

Tony'smoving services
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Robert William F.
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Tony snd his crew were very professional I never had such great customer service from a moving company would definitely tell everyone if your moving let tony hsnfle it.

  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas G.
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The team at Wally's was very responsive (jumped on my job with less than 6hrs notice) and tactical about moving my apartment. They took the time to wrap, and protect, all of my belongings before moving them and came well prepared with extra boxes/blankets. Amazing experience. Would use again and am referring friends! Note, they do have a minimum charge.

NARA TRANSPORTATION
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Roshni M.
Verified review

Rafael brought his wife along for a helping hand which I actually appreciated, being a woman. I needed one large piece of furniture brought from Palo Alto to Santa Clara. Excellent communication via phone/text, perfect English. Job was confirmed day before and they showed up promptly. My furniture was wrapped in blankets and handled with care. It arrived in same condition. Got this quick job done in just under an hour, expert handling, great service. I would definitely recommend for small moving jobs.

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Teresa M.
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The movers at AmerApex Moving could not have done a better job moving our belongings over 2,000 miles away. The crew was on time, polite, very careful, and kept the move fun and in good spirits. Nothing was damaged and the price did not budge a penny. Thank you again for making my move across country stress free. I will be recommending AmerApex Moving to all my friends and family!

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 should you tip furniture movers?

Moving furniture is hard work and potentially dangerous unless you’re properly equipped. For anyone not ready to handle their heavy oak armoire alone, professional furniture movers can safely and efficiently move your items to another room in your house or across town as needed. The national average cost to hire heavy furniture movers is $150-$200 per hour. This rate could include multiple furniture movers working as a team to move items such as beds, armoires, billiards tables, pianos, shelves, tables, entertainment centers and more. Hourly rates can vary by region. If your furniture movers have arrived on time, done a great job, kept your home and belongings protected from scratches and dings, and completed the move as planned, a tip will be greatly appreciated. Moving companies suggest approximately 10 percent of the total bill as gratuity for those doing local moving jobs, which is also a good guideline for tipping heavy furniture movers. If the total bill for heavy moving was $100 and two workers were onsite, consider giving them $10 total, or $5 each for a job well done.

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.

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