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MGB Relocations
4.7
from 331 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 577 hires on Thumbtack
Mariko W.
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Earlier this month, MGB Relocations helped with a 350 mile move that required an overnight stay. Mario and his team were very professional and very helpful. He worked with us on and our budget to accommodate our needs. His team brought all the materials needed to disassemble and reassemble furniture as needed, plus covers to protect the mattresses. We had not finished packing when his team arrived (our fault as they were on time) and they were able to plastic wrap some bookshelves with items still in it to make the move even easier. Mario said that his job is to make our move easy and he was true to his word. We appreciate MGB Relocations for helping to make a stressful event go smoothly. I recommend them for any move, whether long distance or local.

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Shift It Moving
4.7
from 276 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 510 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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They were professional, respectful, accommodating and courteous. They were very aware of the time and my budget and managed it well. There were no hidden charges or extra fees. I had heavy items that had to be moved to an upstairs apartment, navigating narrow entryways and it went off without a hitch or ding :) I would definitely recommend this company and would use them again.

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Tony's delivery and labor
4.9
from 229 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 323 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
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doc F.
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"Lucky Moves It" is the most professional service I've ever used in moving. The company and the man took care of everything. It made my move between States seamless. They are on time, on execution and on quoted budget. They don't just move, they plan, project and then execute. thank you for everything....Doc

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News Moving Company
4.9
from 182 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 343 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cedric L.
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The price was great, they were on time, they were flexible when the move required an unplanned extra location... I'd definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone needing good work on a budget.

Larry's Quality Moving
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
Cecilia P.
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Larry's Quality Moving provided excellent and professional service for my moving needs. Also, the moving cost was very reasonable.

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Nery's Tree Service & Hauling
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JERI C.
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Nery and his team had a huge project with us! Moving from a home we were at for 20 years - we had so much junk - debris, a true mess in the garage! Arrived 9 AM sharp! And by 11:30 AM - 20 years of junk - boxes - debris - file cabinets ...U name it GONE! And, the best part! They cleaned the garage and it sparkles now! WOW! Will recommend and will tell my Real Estate office - Keller Williams about them! Highly recommend :) Jeri

5 Star Moving Company
4.6
from 144 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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You know how everyone "hates moving companies?" You won't hate this one. From the moment I requested a quote to the second they shook my hand as they left my new house, 5 Star was above board, honest, and totally professional. I gave them my budget and they worked within it, and my stuff arrived in excellent condition. Will definitely use them again and tell everyone I know how great they are!

FLASH MOVING
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda H.
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Ilya is excellent! I highly recommend this company, especially Ilya, for all your moving needs. He is so respectful and careful.

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Michaelson Moving Company
5.0
from 103 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen W.
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Michaelson Moving Co. was fantastic beyond words. They were extremely responsive - within minutes of my request. They were quick to do the pick up I needed, flexible in pricing, and thorough in follow up to assure me the job was done as requested. I absolutely recommend them to anyone needing honest & reliable moving or junk haul away related service.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josh H.
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Wow!!! Brett made this super easy and fast. Within a few minutes of putting my request into Thumbtack, he provided me with a price and we set everything up. He showed up promptly at the time we had specified, and he was in and out in a flash! Thanks, Brett, for getting rid of my old couch and chair!!

Rank Spartacus
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Dale G.
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Alex is the best without a doubt. Very happy with the results and would and will use him again. Will also recommend him to anyone thinking of moving. Courtious and respectful.

  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
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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 61 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyce d.
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These guys are fantastic--reliable, responsive, punctual, careful and considerate. Super impressed. They made the moving process so much easier. I would hire them again in a heartbeat!

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PTM Movers
4.6
from 59 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris S.
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PTM mover did a great job moving my things. They wrapped everything up nicely and moved everything efficiently

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New Life Moving
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Sweet Noel K.
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State to state moving was very easy with New Life Moving Company. Guys were very professional. Wrapped all furniture. No scratches, nothing got broken. Everything went well. Highly recommending. On time pickup and drop off. Good service , very friendly and good price.

  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Debra H.
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I used another moving service before using Less Stress Moving and Hauling. The first company showed up very late and were unable to finish the move due to curfew at new apartment. I called Less Stress Moving and they were able to finish my move within 1 day of calling. The 2 men were fast and efficient as well as, kind, helpful, and courteous. If I ever did moving again, my first call will be to Less Stress Moving and Hauling. Do not waste your time with other moving companies.

Safe N' Fast Movers
4.3
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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I was just looking for a local company for a relatively small move, we moved from a 3 bedroom condo to a house. From my previous experience, I did not want to call the big national guys, they are too proud of themselves and charge big bucks. I was trying to stay under $900 budget. I called 4 companies. When I talked to Chris at Safe N Fast Movers, I knew, these are the guys I am going with. Chris was straight to the point, he asked me questions regarding the items being moved and gave me the rates. He also e-mailed me the quote right after we spoke. The rest went very smooth too. The crew of 3 men arrived on time at 8:00am and Ed went over the moving agreement with me, all as we discussed, no surprises. They worked at a good pace and what we really liked that they wrapped all the furniture nicely, so no scuffed and scraped corners, everything arrived beautifully at the new house. They even put together the beds, woohoo!!! And by the way, I was still under my budget so I gave them good tips. So if you are in South OC and looking for movers call Safe N Fast

XPRESS MOVING
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Justin C.
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Shout out to mark and stavo! These guys were the best. This was my first time hiring a moving company and will continue to hire this company for the next time. They were so professional and kind from start to finish, I loved how organized they were in setting up my appointment for my move. They gave me all my fee quotes accurately with no hidden fees and were open to all my questions with no hesitations. Mark and stavo arrived to my home at the arrival time give with big smiles that melted my stress from the big headache of moving, not only did they handled my job with nothing but professionalism and kindness they assured me that there was no job they couldn't handle. I praise them both for helping me with moving day , I could not do it alone and was completely ecstatic with the outcome. I will recommend everyone to this moving company and tell them request mark and stavo. It's safe to say I give them 5 stars.

Global Tree Logistics Corp
4.3
from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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How do you avoid stress when you’re moving... Hire GLOBAL TREE LOGISTICS CORP! From the moment they responded to my inquiry, to the time they unloaded the last box, everything was super easy and simply...simple. I don’t know how Benjamin and his crew are able to have such great attitudes and work so professionally... in 100+ degrees weather... AND having me, a total stress-ball, as a client. Thanks to Benjamin and Global Tree, our move was effortless. Nothing was damaged, everything was protected wonderfully, and they were nothing less than respectful... not to mention extremely reasonably priced! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marie H.
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These guys are great!! They moved my couch, table and some antique glasses from China. They wrapped everything and took very good care of my furniture and some expensive items. If your looking for affordable moving and junk removal contact the owner Mr. Velazquez. Thank you for your service.

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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