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Foster City Budget Movers

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JP Moving Services
4.8
from 833 reviews
  • 1274 hires on Thumbtack
Maria E.
Verified review

Jiri and his team helped my partner and I move large and small items 3x within the span of 6 months, and worked with us on price quotes to fit within our budget. However, because Jiri and his team are becoming more popular because of their efficiency in moving furniture, etc... and the careful, yet quick speed in which they pack their van, the demand of their services has been two-fold. Fortunate for his business, but on the third hire, Jiri had to postpone my moving date two times because of scheduling conflicts with another client in the Bay Area. But when he did arrive, he and his team of 3, carefully packed their van and my small car to fit 20 boxes of various sizes and weight, queen size bedframe, mattress, and box spring, dining table and chairs from my condo to make what would have been two trips into one. Other than a scheduling conflict and prolonged wait time, I would continue to hire Jiri and his team again because they worked within our budget, showed professional and careful packing and unpacking skills, and communicated when there was a time delay.

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Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 630 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen O.
Verified review

Ricardo and his team were at my location when they said they would with only two days notice. They were fast and friendly keeping my move on budget. I have already recommended them to a friend and suggest you use them too!

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 463 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 851 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew G.
Verified review

Carlos & his team were outstanding. They showed up early, were very hard working and did a great job moving our 1800 square foot home. We had a hard couch that wouldn't fit through a door and without any hesitation they were able to lift this using a pulley system up through the upstairs balcony. I will use two friends movers again when I move for sure! Great guys.

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 338 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 612 hires on Thumbtack
Randy T.
Verified review

Showed up on time, did the work in good time and well done, on budget agreed to, even did a little extra for me, and great guys. Highly recommend.

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 279 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 481 hires on Thumbtack
Donald S.
Verified review

Steve and Joe were excellent! Professional and friendly. They worked together in perfect timing. It was the easiest move I have ever had and the price fit my budget perfectly! Thank you Steve and Joe!

Moving Services Transport
4.8
from 266 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 397 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

These folks were on time, professional and did a really great job! Came in right on budget, I would highly recommend them!

ReloCal Moving and Storage
4.6
from 268 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 606 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
Verified review

Erkin and Mike really did an amazing job. We were on a budget and also stretched for time, and they knocked out the move quickly, professionally, and safely.

  • 6 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

4.5 stars. Little trouble getting hold of him initially so had to follow-up. But, very professional and friendly team and was well equipped for the moving. Me and my friend didn't mind helping to move stuff to get things done in my budget. Would recommend him.

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D and J moving
4.8
from 166 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 252 hires on Thumbtack
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Annelise S.
Verified review

Jeff and his team are truly excellent. They are everything you hope for in a moving team: they were quick to respond to my request, they made themselves available for any questions or communication ahead of the move, they were on time (always a few minutes early!) and completed our project with the utmost professionalism. I'll be using Jeff's services again and again for any moving projects I have in the future. Thanks Jeff & Thumbtack for helping us get our moving project over the finish line.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
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Lyndsay P.
Verified review

DDT Moving was beyond what I hoped for in my apartment move. In planning the move, Daniel was extremely responsive, efficient, and flexible in scheduling the dates and times. The pricing is more than fair, especially for the work value you're getting from them. Leading up to the move, Daniel confirmed the job and clarified all details. On the day of the move, they were right on time and got straight to wrapping the furniture and packing up the truck. I really appreciated that they were aware of time and were working hard to stay on track. Everything was wrapped carefully and handled safely. They also came super prepared with other materials (like wardrobe boxes) that we might not have had. Their work ethic is extremely impressive, and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you DDT Moving!!

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DMC Hauling
5.0
from 146 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelli M.
Verified review

Couldn’t be more pleased with DMC Hauling. They arrive a few minutes earlier than expected, and completed the job quickly and efficiently. I would definitely recommend them and would happily hire them again for any hauling/ moving needs.

Leclair Moving
4.7
from 114 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Had a great experience with Leclair Moving. They showed up on time early the next morning and helped me move some 250 pound credenzas upstairs. Thank you, will definitely use you again and recommend to friends/family!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Becky L.
Verified review

This is a review of my first experience with this company that took place a few months ago (09/06/2016). I was scheduled on a Wednesday at 10AM. Before any moving had been done I was already very pleased with the way they handled their business. Even though I contacted them last minute and needed their services ASAP they were extremely accommodating and found a date/time that worked best for me. My two movers, Sergey and Bogdan, gave me a heads up phone call to let me know they were on the way. They arrived right on time about 15 minutes later. I needed to move out all my belongings in my bedroom and a few pieces of furniture (bedset: queen mattress, bedframe, nightstand, computer desk, dresser) out of the bedroom right next to mine. Both rooms were at the top floor of a 3-story townhouse, and the only way to move my belongings into the truck was through 4 sets of stairs (that were super small, narrow and difficult to work with). They started on the empty room with the furniture first because I actually wasn't even fully done packing my room yet. My boyfriend supervised and said that they carefully wrapped everything and used a lot of bubble wrap and shrink film to make sure everything was very protected. My room was a more complicated because I still had random items and clothing articles scattered around, but Sergey and Bogdan did not mind at all and packed literally EVERYTHING without a single question. I can't imagine how difficult it was for them to get my ridiculously furniture down those stairs (I already get tired just carrying my laundry from the garage). After everything was packed up in their truck, they headed to my new destination. They arrived around the same time I did so I could tell they didn't try to delay their drive time. Sergey and Bogdan immediately began unloading everything into my new apartment. Whenever they did ask me questions, it was about how or where I preferred certain items to go. I was so surprised when they told me they had finished because they worked so fast and quietly. They were very kind and gave me a discount on top of the first discount they had given me already. Overall, their staff were friendly, very professional and polite and they work exceedingly well. In the future I will ONLY use Silicon Valley Luxury Moving for all my moving needs!!

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew A.
Verified review

Matthew was thoughtful, informative and very communicative in the lead-up to my selecting him for some stair repair work. He and his team delivered on time and within budget, consistently providing unsolicited updates as he went. I could not be happier with the work or the interaction through project. I highly recommend Matthew for anyone seeking help with their residential reconstruction projects!

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Sharon S.
Verified review

We were thrilled with M.P. Movers. Marquis Philip was responsive to messages, showed up on time, moved things from one place and Ikea to our home 1-1/2 hours away and assembled an Ikea day bed. He is reliable, a hard worker and a very nice guy. He did an excellent job. We would hire him again, and will refer him to others.

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TORO Moving
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Kayras B.
Verified review

Had a great/ professional experience with Nick and Rob (his friend who helped move as Nick’s van was indisposed) They both arrived on time on very short notice, very professional, very caring for furniture, very clean, have a good sense of humor, make you feel comfortable and friendly while being professional. I would highly recommend Nick and Rob for all your moving needs. Thanks guys for a great experience !

  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas G.
Verified review

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.

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela B.
Verified review

The event was an adult dance party with friends and local residents so going in we knew everyone would be pretty respectful and helpful. So there was the question of whether we should even hire Roddy given our tight budget. But we were so glad that we did because we found his service to be invaluable. He showed up to the party early and dressed professionally, he helped set up, during the party he cleaned, he refilled and restocked drinks, he even ran to Safeway twice for forks and ice. After the party, he cleaned and did whatever we asked. He was always polite and had a smile on his face the whole time. Roddy kept the party running smoothly and it was awesome having him there. Roddy handled any issues that came up which allowed me to hang with my friends and dance the night away. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone considering using him.

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Alfonso Gutierrez
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Oliver H.
Verified review

Alfonso showed a level of skill and willingness to help that I was not expecting from someone from Thumbtack. He was eager to do more work and the detail he put into the job made me feel I was getting value and quality within my budget, and he brought all the equipment needed to do the job right, much of which would be a significant investment for me if I did it myself. I am hiring him to do two or three more lines of ethernet, and I look forward to looking him up for even more work in the future.

Clutter - San Francisco
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jay R.
Verified review

We called Clutter to help us move between apartments. The set up process was seamless and the person on the other end was great and funny. On moving day Alex S, Alex P and Darnell W came in on time, were extremely efficient and were fun to talk to. We were done in 4 hours! Alex being a magician with the ikea set up helped a ton too! They were great at navigating the tricky corners and didn't miss a beat even in the 90 plus heat. We loved the experience with clutter and we will definitely call on them again! Way better than all the last movers combined!

Renan
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Renan was fantastic! He contacted me in the morning to ensure that he would be arriving as planned. He arrived right on time, moved quickly, and was conscious of my walls and floor when moving items. He wrapped my mattress and a large mirror to prevent any dirt or damage. He brought each item all the way up to the lofted room I was moving into. All in all - a fantastic experience. I will definitely use his services again. Highly recommend!

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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