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Lake Forest Building Movers

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MGB Relocations
4.7
from 337 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 597 hires on Thumbtack
Mirella M.
Verified review

I have never had such a good experience with moving than I had with MGB. Mario was such a nice person, and he brought a great crew of 3 more guys to work with him. They PACKED our whole house for us, loaded and unloaded EVERYTHING and were pleasant and accommodating the whole time! We had a VERY LARGE house and a lot (I mean a lot!) of stuff, and they never said anything about it, but just kept working. If I could give them 10 stars, I would! I recommend them HIGHLY. Their price is incredible, too!

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Shift It Moving
4.7
from 286 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 519 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Todd H.
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I called Wesley on Saturday morning after another mover flaked out. Wesley made it happen! The next day at 11am, our moving crew was on the spot! Wesley and Shift It, are life savers!. A few nicks and dings, but we made our move, and we are happy. That Shift It crew is so much fun, my room mate bought lunch, and we are planning to invite them for the housewarming party!

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Tony's delivery and labor
4.9
from 254 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 346 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal F.
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Moving is so stressful,and moving in 100+ degree heat makes it more so. Tony's drivers were so amazing, they took care of everything and kept our spirits up, by staying positive and keeping us laughing. I would recommend them for anyone looking for amazing movers in So Cal.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 307 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David T.
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I couldn't be happier! Frank is extremely professional, he knows what he's doing and his rates are fantastic. Plus he's a extremely friendly guy--an attribute that can take a lot of stress away when moving into a new space and trying to assemble furniture etc. He was communicative throughout the day, showed up early and built a fairly complex IKEA bed in less than two hours. All at a great rate!! I could not recommend Frank enough. Thanks again sir!!

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News Moving Company
4.9
from 193 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 368 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert R.
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The 2 movers were very friendly, thorough, and careful with my personal belongings. Due to unexpected traffic jams, the movers called and texted me ahead of time to alert that they might be late. They kept me in the loop on their arrival status. The movers were efficient. It did not take long to move my 1 bedroom apartment. And it took even less time to unload my things in the new apartment. I had some bulk items for donation that Salvation Army wouldn’t take. But the movers were kind enough to haul those things away as well. I’m always skeptical of services that charge by the hour. But this unit worked efficiently, as previously noted. I use online services quite a bit, but rarely leave comments. However, I was so thankful to have found News Moving Co., that I wanted to sing their praises (online of course). We all have so many choices of vendors that it is easy to be overwhelmed. I like to give the small/local companies my business when possible, and I was rewarded in the professional yet personal service that this company showed me. If you are needing to move small items or have a really big moving project, News Moving Co. is the way to go. They are fast, friendly and affordable priced. I’m hoping to stay in my new place a few years, but when it’s time to move, New Moving Co. will be the first call I make!

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

Larry and his team are so on point! They flawlessly moved equipment from one location to another--all with a smile too! I would definitely recommend Larry's Quality Moving for any of your moving needs.

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Michaelson Moving Company
5.0
from 111 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna L.
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Michaelson Moving Company is the best of the best. Unfortunately the transaction for the item I wanted moved fell through but Mr. Michaelson was patient with me and understand. Please thank him for me. Sincerely Donna LaPorte

Aleks's Movers
4.9
from 104 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Ann S.
Verified review

Aleks is like a real-life super hero. I was stuck on a flight when my new couch was delivered. The delivery guys left it on my patio while I was flying, so I needed a seriously strong team to get it upstairs and into my home that night before it got stolen or rained on. Aleks and his moving partner saved the day! They showed up within a few hours, brought blankets to protect my stair rail, and carefully hauled it up—no sweat! I imagine a lot of other movers would have walked away because it was a tricky space to maneuver and it was around 9 pm—when most people would rather be done for the day! These guys are seriously strong, no-nonsense, and focused! They also assembled a pesky table for me, cleaned up, and were friendly, polite, and professional in the process. They didn’t rush or get annoyed or frustrated. They simply got it done despite the time and were very nice from start to finish! Thanks, Alecks and Roman! You’re amazing!

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Velazquez Movers
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mazin S.
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My originally planned movers did not show up and Hector with Vazquez moving was able to put together a crew to move me into my home at the last minute. The crew was meticulous in protecting my belongings and were very careful not to damage my home moving out and moving in. Mosley is a great crew lead and you'll be lucky to have them manage your move. I would recommend them ... they are good people and did a great job!

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Venture Concepts
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chuck K.
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I was extremely pleased with my experience with David Harkins and Venture Concepts. He came in with the lowest quote by far but the move from San Clemente to San Diego went effortlessly and was done with extreme care . He is a true professional and great guy. I will recommend him highly for any of my future moving needs.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 115 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.

  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Satya N.
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It was a last minute moving request. We have booked an appointment with other moving company, but they didnt show up in the last minute. These guys really helped us. They quoted the lowest for moving between LA and Irvine out of 10 other moving companies that i talked to. The loading just took around 1 and half hours for one bed and unloadingn was faster than that. This is my second moving in last two years and all the previous movers were hourly based and took 2-3 hours just for loading alone. Over all it was a happy experience. I would like to recommend these guys to anyone!

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KC Removal Service
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Reju K.
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Kevin is amazing and I was moving from sfo to la ..I told them to wait in la around 9.30 . when I reached la , Kevin is head of me and I really appreciated about his punctuality and quality of move.I recommend this company to everyone honestly..

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New Life Moving
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve C.
Verified review

I had a lot of things to be stressed out about this weekend, but moving was not one of them! The guys at New Life did an excellent job picking up my life and hauling it across the bay. They were careful with my fragile stuff. I had already packed things before they came, but they did their due diligence to double-tape some containers they didn't think were secured enough. I appreciated that! The movers were really friendly and weren't shy about striking up conversation- about painting (I have a lot) and about how to not get scammed out of a security deposit, about checking in with me to make sure the furniture and everything is where they should be. They came to my car to help me with my bags and smaller boxes, not just relegating themselves to the moving tuck. I can tell these guys worked really hard. The whole affair took a little over 3 hours, and they came well within their arrival window of 8-10 am (Arrived at 830am) so I had plenty of my day left to organize. Would definitely work with them again! Thank you again!!

Cloud 9 Movers LLC
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Cassi B.
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Was able to receive a quote and schedule the move very easily through Allen. Was told the movers would arrive between 10-11am on the day of the move and they arrived right on time. Both movers were friendly and professional and did a great job with handling several pieces of heavy and antique furniture. They both worked hard the entire time with only stopping for a quick lunch break, which they didn't count as our moving time. In the end the move took a little longer than our original quote, but it was well worth it to have their help as they were hard workers and took the time to even put furniture back together and move it when I requested. Would gladly hire them again and recommend for anyone looking to move soon!

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

I loved Moving with SafeNFast Movers One of the greatest moves in my life I look forward to consulting with this company for my future moves. Every thing runned smoothly and promptly and It was beyond belief how quickly everything was finished, my much better than the last company I dealer with. The crew I had Ed, Beibut where one of the most pleasant people to around when watching them I noticed they where very consistent in there work and didn't slack of or take many breaks. Everything I had including sofas, chairs, tables, and washer machines where wrapped quickly and handled without any scratches or marks, from my experience I can definitely say this was an amazing crew and lovely SafeNFast .

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

Very hardworking. They keep my furniture safe. Highly recommended.

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

We’ve moved a lot and have never used movers ... mainly because we have six sons and I have Scottish (frugal) husband. But with this move I decided to look into movers. I use thumbtack for the first time and was connected with DOWNTOWN MOVERS. They responded immediately, offered a competitive rate, and worked with me on scheduling. JOE and ADAM arrived and were absolutely amazing! I can’t say enough positive things about these two. I will never move without them again! I highly recommend this company for anyone doing any kind of move.

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Ellie K.
Verified review

Alex and company are amazing! We were being strung along by our big-name moving company, and needed to be in Missouri to start a new job. After yet another delay, and yet another "guarantee", we were desperate and found AmerApex Moving. Alex contacted us on a Monday and by Thursday, they were there! They were absolute lifesavers, and did everything they could to take care of our belongings and make us feel at ease. And then they were in Missouri by Saturday to unload everything in our new house! On top of that, they are incredibly friendly and made a stressful situation feel much lighter. We can't thank Alex enough, and wish every moving company out there could be half as professional and effective as his!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lori Wickham
Verified review

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

Ben's Moving & Furniture
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy B.
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You should definitely go with Ben's Moving. Very prompt in response and professional.

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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