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Fountain Valley College Movers

Browse these college movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fountain Valley.

MGB Relocations
4.7
from 331 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 577 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn K.
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We moved from Carlsbad to Carmel Valley in one day. MGB movers were excellent. They arrived on time and worked very hard. They were extremely pleasant and delivered all of our belongings (including a baby grand piano) undamaged. They did not have any hidden fees. The final cost was very reasonable and was exactly what we were expecting. We are currently renting while we find the right house but when we move we will definitely use MGB relocations again.

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Shift It Moving
4.7
from 276 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 509 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zayed K.
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Movers were on time and well equipped with gear and supplies to move everything inside my apartment. Professional, friendly, hardworking guys. The move took exactly what it was estimated to take and there were no surprise costs. All around a good moving company. Will likely use again if I decide to move in the future.

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Tony's delivery and labor
4.9
from 229 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 320 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul G.
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Tony and his crew were outstanding. Tony was honest and fair, didn't try to upsell or add hidden charges, they showed up on time, and his team was very polite and efficient. Wrapped everything that need protecting, nothing was broken or damaged, no damage to the property. They thought about and asked about where things should be placed when they moved furniture in. Very professional, and exactly what you want in movers. Although I hope to not move again for a long time, these are the movers I'll call if I do.

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News Moving Company
4.9
from 178 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I had an excellent experience. The company replied to my Thumbtack request immediately. They also communicated well through email and text messages as we got closer to the date. The movers were quick and professional. The movers also removed a curtain rod and put one up at the move-in location. I was extremely pleased with this company!

Larry's Quality Moving
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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Larry and chris were very nice and fast! They came a little early than the appointment which is a plus for me and introduce themselves with a smile. They took care of my furnitures very well and very careful on moving in our stuff to our new home. No hidden fees, what you quoted for is what you get. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs a fast, accurate and professional movers. I will call them again whenever I need their help. Thanks Larry and Chris. We had a very good quality experience with your service! Thanks a lot!!

5 Star Moving Company
4.6
from 144 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia K.
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This was my first time using professional movers and I was very impressed. Mike and Sam were very available to answer my questions prior to the move and the guys who helped the day of were amazing. They showed up ready to work and finished much quicker than we had expected. 5 star was affordable and provided great service. We will be using them again and would refer friends and family.

FLASH MOVING
4.8
from 128 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 246 hires on Thumbtack
Decia J.
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Great price and very professional movers.

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Michaelson Moving Company
5.0
from 102 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne L.
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Michael and his son were xactually what I was looking for. I just needed a few movers to help move some heavy furniture. While packing my containers they were very helpful and did way more than what was expected. Very professional. I would highly recommend them. Thanks guys!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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He moved a large, heavy credenza. It was turned down by 3 charitable organizations that wasted my time by assuring me on the phone it would be removed, but each time their movers rejected it. Brett is careful, professional and pleasant.

Rank Spartacus
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki B.
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Both movers were kind gentleman. I could tell that they take pride in their work. Would definitely refer them to others! Mr. Rykov was very much a professional and has a strong work ethic. Thank you!

  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Sara E.
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We hired these guys to move some items into storage for us. Communication was great and they packed up everything and moved it all into the space really fast. Would definitely recommend if you need some friendly and professional movers for a job! Thanks again!

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KC Removal Service
4.7
from 61 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Anoli P.
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Both Kevin and Tyrell worked as swiftly as they could. They came prepared with tools, and dollies (during the move, he went to his truck and got another dolly, which ate up sometime). Overall, both movers were professional in language, demeanor, appearance, and were very polite. A few pieces of critical feedback. We had our appointment scheduled at 7:30, and they arrived at 8:00. I do wish they moved a bit faster, because we originally only scheduled for 2 hours, but it took 3 hours, and on top of that my two roommates and I were helping. If you use them, ask them to bring a bigger floor dolly to move more at a time.

Andy Coterie
4.7
from 52 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Sam J.
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I used movers more than 10 times, and they never give you a price or an estimate on the move, Cloud 9 they came thru for me and my family like no one else. they gave me a price and stuck with it even it took them longer than the estimate. I love those guys and I will recommend them to everyone that I need's movers.

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New Life Moving
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela N.
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Professional movers showed up on time, moved me from 2-beedroom apartment to 3-beedroom house. Great job guys. Thank you guys Barry and Paris.

  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Lakia C.
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These guys showed up 2 hours after I had movers bail on me!! I found them on Thumbtack and they arrived so quickly- even early! I was incredibly stressed, but Luis and Gilbert moved quickly and confidently. They were truly professional throughout and never stopped moving. They were worth every dollar, and I would hire them again in an instant!! You won’t regret choosing them!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemary S.
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My experience with Less Stress Moving went so well! The movers were very professional and worked very hard! I never saw anyone work with a smile on their face. I was so happy I picked this company, they really gave me less stress about my move.

Safe N' Fast Movers
4.3
from 42 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy F.
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Our trip was from Irvine to Lake Elisnore. Both of the movers (Edward and Adrian) went above and beyond to make sure all items were packed safely. So far we are on the 2nd day of unpacking and nothing has been broken or scratched. These guys worked really hard to protect our furniture and boxed items, almost 85% of the boxes were marked fragile items, plus some of the items were really heavy to load. We really appreciated their help and we would highly recommend them. Thanks again! CF.

XPRESS MOVING
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Leisl C.
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Had to call these guys last minute due to my scheduled movers cancelling the day before. Things went well. I was very grateful they could take me on such short notice. :)

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STAGE TO SELL
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Beth M.
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Nancy set me up with a great group of movers! They were on time and worked extremely hard. They were friendly and cooperative. I have recommended them to friends and I will use them again!!!

Simple Moving
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Any V.
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Really fast movers! They do not play around. They even showed up 10 minutes early (that literally never happened with any other moving company before) George and his helper moved my 2 bdr from Studio City to Irvine in 6 hours (plus double drive something). Not one lazy moment....they knocked that shit out lol Total was $700 which is damn near good price for how fast it was! Best moving and packing experience ever!

JFK Moving Co.
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erik A.
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The mover were very careful with my furniture!

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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