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Fountain Valley Moving Companies

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MGB Relocations
4.7
from 338 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 598 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth W.
Verified review

I contacted numerous moving companies before my move and MGB Relocations had one of the lowest quotes, but you would never know it from the quality of service they provide. Mario and his team were fantastic! They were prompt, courteous, hard-working, and extremely careful with our belongings and home. Mario communicated clearly before and during the entire process. We had a fairly complicated move, with multiple pick-up locations, two pianos, and a LOT of stuff. Mario and his team were never phased--they took everything in stride and maintained great attitudes. I will definitely use MGB Relocations in the future if I move again and I highly recommend this company!

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Shift It Moving
4.7
from 286 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 519 hires on Thumbtack
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Dorothy D.
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I had a great experience with this moving company. Would recommend them to my family and friends.

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Tony's delivery and labor
4.9
from 254 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 346 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren V.
Verified review

These guys did an awesome job moving into our rather challenging new apartment complex. They worked as quickly as they could, were careful with all of our belongings and had all of the furniture perfectly set up for us in the apartment. Very easy to work with and I highly recommend! They made the move much less stressful and were very affordable compared to other moving companies.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 307 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheryl M.
Verified review

Frank is the most professional, kind, courteous, polite, trusting, reliable and careful movers I've ever worked with. First, I must share with you that in the past 30 years, I've probably moved approximately 12 times using other companies. In each one of those moves, at least one appliance was damaged and something special was broken that couldn't be fixed or replaced. Frank is the first mover I've ever worked with who handled each and every item with very special care and DID NOT damage or break one item. In my book, that is one the most important things you want in a mover. I was also very impressed with how quick he was in responding to my request for a mover and his extremely fair pricing. He also followed up several times before the move to make sure he had every item required to make my move successful and smooth. He arrived at the exact time we arranged to start the move and worked non-stop until the move was complete. And, when the move was finished, he had me check each room to make sure I was completely satisfied and happy that every item was exactly where I needed it to be. And, one of the most impressive things Frank did that no other moving company has ever done, he made a follow-up call the day after the move to make sure I was happy with the move and if there was anything else I needed that was overlooked. Of course, I didn't need him any further as he did everything perfectly the day of the move. That is true professionalism! I only wish everyone I deal with in business was like Frank. My life would be happier and stress free. I recommend Frank to anyone who is looking for an outstanding moving company. Thank you, Frank, for such a great job. You are an amazing person and you did an amazing job!

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News Moving Company
4.9
from 193 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 368 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan B. H.
Verified review

I am the type of person who fastidiously researches before I act. When my family and I were moving back into our home post-renovation, I researched all the local moving companies through thumbtack. I made my usual spreadsheet with prices, reviews, licensed vs. insured, years in business & whether background checked; and reached out to my top choices. The family business News Moving Company quickly became my obvious first choice. From start to finish, Delila handled each & every question and concern I had with patience & diligence. She was very responsive and reasonable. Their reviews speak for themselves: over 90% are 5-Star reviews. They understood better than any my unique situation of not needing to move from one place to another, but rather move from Pods in my driveway back into my home. On the day of the move, Frank, Jesse, and one other mover showed up on time. The move was amazing - they were fast, yet super careful & conscientious. They handled our unique situation as if they’d done it a million times and kept in communication throughout. Unlike other companies in the past, they didn’t dilly-dally or stretch the time. They finished in the quoted minimum time and charged the exact fair price we had discussed. I highly endorse and would recommend News Moving to any friend, loved one, or reader like you! You will not be disappointed.

Larry's Quality Moving
4.9
from 136 reviews
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
Verified review

Larry is great!!! He and his son helped my parents move their small 1 bedroom apartment over this past weekend in 90 -100 degree weather. He delivered as promised and was extremely professional. He treated my folks and their belongings with respect and care. He also showed up on time; started quickly and got the job done quicker than expected. His rates are very reasonable for local moves. I have never had to hire movers before - always got family or friends to pitch in. So needless to say I was somewhat worried after hearing some bad stories about moving companies. However, I would definitely hire Larry again for my next move. Thanks again to Larry's Quality Moving!!!

FLASH MOVING
4.7
from 138 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 278 hires on Thumbtack
Juliet P.
Verified review

It was great service in general. Only issue , I had the 3 rd person @ moving company ( I added last minute to one more person ) who did not know what to do. But two guys from the moving company did great job!!! Thank you.

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Michaelson Moving Company
5.0
from 111 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
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Marilyn K.
Verified review

I just had a wonderful experience with Michaelson Moving company. They communicated with me to fully understand the moving job I had and performed the job today with professionalism and a lot of TLC. Thank you! I will definitely use these guys again!

Aleks's Movers
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Lonna D.
Verified review

Absolutely wonderful service from beginning to end! Alex and his crew are experts and we highly recommend them for all your moving needs. He came through for us at the last minute in our move from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and are truly professionals! Couldn’t ask for a better moving company!!

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Venture Concepts
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Carole S.
Verified review

Dave Harkins did a fantastic one-man job of moving our piano from one room to another. He was careful and no mishaps occurred as the heavy piano was expertly perched onto his dolly and moved across wood flooring onto an uneven tile flooring surface and placed in its new location. I would absolutely hire Dave in the future for any kind of job requiring the moving of heavy or awkward items. As a bonus, he's just a nice guy and was right on time as agreed.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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.

  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
Verified review

We had such a great experience! My husband and I did a long distance move from Los Angeles to Portland for law school. I was pretty nervous about which movers to go with — you are entrusting your entire life’s belongings with them so did extensive research on every option from large moving companies to PODS to UHauls. We were also pretty budget conscious so were shocked at the prices we kept getting back. But when I got the quote from I Need To Be Moved I was excited but honestly a little skeptical because of the affordability compared to everyone else. Plus I’ve dealt with so many scammers online I really wanted to do my due diligence. Their front office was incredibly kind and patient, answering all our questions, providing referrals and video testimonials that made us confident enough to move forward. The moving team was so professional. They clearly take their job very seriously and treated our belongings with the utmost care. The team even drove hours out of their way en route to Portland so as to avoid the wildfires (which we hadn’t even thought to ask about). I couldn’t recommend this company more. I know moving is a really high stress experience but I Need To Be Moved made the transition painless.

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KC Removal Service
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark L.
Verified review

These guys are fantastic. Extremely professional and efficient and the best value bar none from any moving company I've found in Los Angeles. I won't be using anyone else from here on out. Moved two couches for me up a trick flight of stairs at an impossible angle to my living room.

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New Life Moving
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise J.
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This moving company was wonderful! I highly recommend them!

HAPPY HOME MOVING INC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn G.
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As a professional interior designer, I have worked with many moving companies over the years and the professional manner that Happy Home Moving, Inc. was unexpected and one of the best movers I have ever worked with. I will be recommending them to all my clients, friends and family!!

Safe N' Fast Movers
4.3
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Gary F.
Verified review

I was looking for a local moving company in South Orange County and came across Safe N Fast Movers. I checked and called a few others as well and compared their rates and fees. Safe N Fast made me feel the most comfortable because they answered my questions clearly and were pretty straight forward regarding what my rates would be, no surprises. Safe N Fast also came recommended from my Mom's neighbor, Dave, who did a move to Irvine from Laguna Beach. That was a huge move with multiple trucks and 6 or 7 movers, but mine was pretty small, just 6.5 hours. My wife was happy that they put all of our beds together, so we did not have to deal with that as we still had a lot unpacking to do. Something I thought was cool, that Safe N Fast provided the wardrobe boxes which probably saved us an enormous amount of time, as all the clothing from the closets was magically transferred on the hangers from our old apartment to the new condo. So if anyone needs movers, Safe N Fast can do the job. Gary Forhane

Best Moving Day
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Loic V.
Verified review

Very efficient and professional movers. Great service.

Down Town Movers
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ruby F.
Verified review

This was my first time using movers and if I move again I will definitely do it again. The two gentlemen showed up right on time and went straight to work. They were very responsive leading up to the move and on the day of they got in and out very quickly. They were careful with all of my furniture and placed everything right where I wanted it. It was a great experience.

MoversRUs
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires 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 !

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Julie M.
Verified review

Alex and Jacob pretty much saved the day for this family of five. We originally hired a BIG interstate moving company and they totally dropped the ball, leaving us without any furniture and very stressed. The minute we called Alex we had our stuff in four days!!! From Seattle to Colorado. Bam! These guys are not only professional, but extremely friendly, positive and keep in constant contact. Amazing!! Can’t say enough about them. THE BEST!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lori Wickham
Verified review

Such a great moving company! Will refer to all my friends & 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 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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