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JP Moving Services
4.8
from 836 reviews
  • 1281 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica K.
Verified review

I was very happy with the services these guys provided! I needed to move about 1 bedroom and kitchen full of things from Oakland to Millbrae. The price they quoted was definitely on the lower end of movers I've researched and required a min of 2.5 hrs booked, which is lower than the usual min 3 hrs booked. They were super responsive to emails when coordinating a pick up date/time and even messaged the day before to confirm the pick up. On the day of, they were highly punctual and even texted their ETA when they were a few min away. In picking up and dropping off my things, they were efficient and even took care to drop off my furniture in the correct rooms (kitchenware in kitchen, bed in bedroom etc). When my boyfriend moved in a few weeks later, we also hired them to move his things. He had the same positive experience, and they even helped us get rid of some unwanted furniture for a nominal fee. They were very professional and friendly movers. I would recommend them!

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Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 642 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany Y.
Verified review

These guys were able to get a couch out of my apartment that prior movers had to take the hinge off the doors to do. They are experts. They were very responsive in setting up the move. And they showed up on the earlier side of the hour range they gave. Also a great deal.

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 470 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 860 hires on Thumbtack
Amy N.
Verified review

I highly recommend Two Friends Movers! They were prompt, efficient, careful, and friendly. They did an excellent job!

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 341 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 617 hires on Thumbtack
James L.
Verified review

Movers were late (not necessarily their fault due to another client) but made up for it with efficiency and professionalism!

Patrick Frederick
4.8
from 283 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 465 hires on Thumbtack
Sunil S.
Verified review

Great movers!!

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 281 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 487 hires on Thumbtack
Andy R.
Verified review

=== SUMMARY === I am a software engineer in Silicon Valley living in a one-bedroom apartment. The idea of moving all my packed boxes and large pieces of furniture, like my sofa, entertainment center, and bookcases, was extremely daunting. Do I hire friends to help me move? Do I hire expensive professional movers? Do I do it myself and get one of those PODS? "Ain't nobody got time fo' dat!" Steve and Joe from Albion Moving and Storage were able to move all my items into their truck and to their final destinations safely and quickly. Their truck was extremely large, so even the largest pieces had room to be properly lifted in and carried out. What made me pick Albion Moving and Storage over other competitors at first was their cheaper hourly rate and their 2-hour minimum. Whereas most other moving companies require a 3-hour minimum, these guys only required 2 hours. In my head, I felt the job would only take 2-or-so hours, so this made the most sense. Steve and Joe worked extremely quickly and efficiently, and the job legitimately took 3 hours. And that is great. It would have taken my friends and I all day (possibly two) to do everything these guys did in 3 hours. Steve and Joe are extremely nice and awesome. They made sure they knew where each item was going (new apartment or storage) and got everything to its final destination quickly and with great care. I am for sure going to be calling these guys again next time I need to move. This was my first moving experience living on my own, so I was extremely nervous. These guys put me at ease and have gained my trust. Thanks Steve and Joe! === DETAILS === They disassembled my dining table quickly and efficiently to have it all fit in my storage unit I was moving things to. They also let me purchase a sofa cover for $5 (very cheap compared to what the storage facility I was using charges for them). I actually had two places I needed my stuff moved to: A storage unit and my new apartment. This was no problem for them. They put everything into their large truck, went to the storage unit, put in everything that went there, and then drove to my new apartment, where they moved in all the remaining items. I was afraid this "moving items to two places" thing was going to be a problem, but it was not at all. They disassembled and reassembled my bed for me, which was very nice. They brought their own doorstops, and had all the equipment they needed to move even my heaviest piece of furniture (my entertainment center). They also have their own insurance, which is a very important detail when hiring movers. The whole process with them took 3 hours. I already had all of my stuff in boxes and all the furniture empty and ready to be moved. All they had to do was move things from my apartment to the truck, and then from the truck to the new locations. They were very efficient at putting the furniture into my storage unit. Had I been charged with storing the items inside, I would have done it in such a way where it wouldn't have fit. These guys assured me they could fit everything, and were able to make everything fit perfectly on their first attempt. (No rearranging was needed, they had already planned out what would go where as soon as they saw the storage unit and the space they had to work with.) Definitely will hire again!

Moving Services Transport
4.8
from 273 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 412 hires on Thumbtack
Rick T.
Verified review

Scott and his crew were great! Scott communicated well in advance of our move, even coming out to see our place and give us an estimate. On move day, the team arrived at the stated time and got to work. The entire team worked hard, and the job was finished ahead of schedule. They communicated well, asking questions when they had them. Each member of the team was professional and polite. Moving day was easy thanks to the Moving Services Transport team! This is the second time we've used Moving Services Transport, and we wouldn't hesitate to use them again.

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

Alex and George were my movers and they were great! They handled everything with great care. My only disappointment was their arrival time. I was given an eta of 2 to 5 pm and they showed up at 5 pm which was quite late to start moving. I'd recommend booking a morning time slot with them.

  • 6 years in business
  • 400 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie V.
Verified review

one word: WOW. I needed an emergency move at 6 pm on a Sunday. Submitted my request at 5pm on Thumbtack...at 7 pm I had 2 movers at my house working very efficiently. Two thumbs up!

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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
Bryan L.
Verified review

Friendly and efficient service. Experienced movers who helped move furniture out of my room and packed my cargo van perfectly for a long distance drive from SF to LA. Bonus points for setting up my new bedframe in a timely manner!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 227 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia C.
Verified review

It was my first time using movers, and it was a great experience with DDT delivery! They were great at communicating, were on time, and extremely fast when moving. They were really careful with the furniture and wrapped any fragile items, they also helped box up some of my loose items. With their help, my move from the Richmond District to the Mission was a breeze. I would definitely recommend them for others moving needs!

Leclair Moving
4.8
from 117 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Linda F.
Verified review

Furniture was wrapped well and treated very well. Movers were clean, efficient and professional. I would use them again.

MHBA
4.3
from 127 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Erin M.
Verified review

Fast and friendly. Move went very well. Only problem was I asked for 3 movers and only ended up with 2. That being said, I was charged a fair price and was happy with the move.

My Move
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Tina H.
Verified review

Had a impressive experience with My Move. First, the sales Rep. Richard is very responsive and responsible. His quote is fair and reasonable, lower than many other movers. For moving your stuff, you don't want to go for the extremely low quote as some of your personal memories simply cannot be replaced. Richard also went beyond and forward to respond my follow-up emails during and after the move. It's quite nice to have him acting as a "case manager", I appreciate this personal touch. Their moving team is also efficient and detail-oriented. They disassemble and assemble our furnitures with care. The moving went pleasant and smoothly. No water damage, no boxes broke. Totally 5 star!

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chalet L.
Verified review

I hired MP Movers (Marquiz) to assemble a 6 drawer IKEA dresser. He arrived right on time and was very polite. The dresser came in 3 different boxes which had to be moved downstairs to my daughter's room, which he did for me. He was so conscientious that at one point the instructions didn't match the materials and he brought this to my attention. He quoted me a flat fee and stuck to that. All in all, I couldn't have been happier and I will definitely hire MP Movers again. I highly recommend Marquiz and MP Movers.

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Toro Moving
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dallas B.
Verified review

Best movers in Marin! I had a very very heavy table that needed to go upstairs. Nick and his crew did an amazing job on short notice and the entire experience exceeded my expectations.

  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Carlee B.
Verified review

Yes, would definitely hire again! We had a terrible time with our first movers and were very hesitant about hiring movers this time around but we were very pleasantly surprised and will use them again the next time we move.

MUVER Moving & Deliveries
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
Verified review

The 2 movers were great took refrigerator down with no problem and my 82 in tv...they were great and would use Again

Montano Moving
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Treva M.
Verified review

I would recommend Montano Movers to anyone who is looking for friendly, reliable service. Anthony and his crew showed up on time and got right to work. They took such good care of my things. What started out as a stressful situation ended in a wonderful experience! Thanks Anthony! Oh and his price was fair and well worth it!

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Teresa M.
Verified review

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!

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

My movers just left and requested a review as quickly as possible. I assured them that I would provide then with a 10 out of 5 star rating. Most importantly, the young men were respectful to my husband and I. I am 67 years old so I was on the young men from start to finish - making sure they were respectful of my belongings and home. They wrapped all of my furniture and assisting with packing items that were not packed upon their arrival. I did notice a small hole in the wall at the pick up address. Tight corners so I did not complain. But I did want them to know that I noticed. Other than that, my belongings arrived in great shape. I will recommend to my friend Margaret who will be moving in about 2 weeks. I informed her to request Mark and Stephen. Thanks again for your hard work. Spend your tip wisely.

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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