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MGB Relocations
4.7
from 331 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 577 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy W.
Verified review

WOW is the best word I can use to describe my experience with MGB movers. Mario and his crew were careful with all our furniture and powered through one of the hottest days of the year so far. I would not hesitate to recommend them for a move--big or small. We couldn't be more pleased.

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Shift It Moving
4.7
from 276 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 510 hires on Thumbtack
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Erica S.
Verified review

Seriously the best movers. Alex and Robert were really professional, fast and super nice! I highly recommend SHIFT IT. Best movers out there.

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Tony's delivery and labor
4.9
from 229 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 323 hires on Thumbtack
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Eryk E.
Verified review

I received two reminder calls: one the day before and the second when the truck was en route. Very reassuring for someone in the middle of juggling a move. The truck arrived 30 minutes early (not late). The two gentlemen were polite and friendly. I appreciate the free wrapping of all my furniture. The only reason for 4/5 stars is that one couch leg was broken (I think it's salvageable but it will require some attention). Would use movers again. Also, the price was just right (and I shopped around).

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  • 6 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
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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 180 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 341 hires on Thumbtack
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Cheryl K.
Verified review

Dalila was extremely helpful in coordinating between the movers and I, she also had a quick response time. Jesse and Frankie were friendly and super fast in helping me move, we managed to load and unload at three different locations in about two hours. Would definitely recommend them and also use them again the next time I move!

Larry's Quality Moving
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
Tee K.
Verified review

I didn't have a moving company that I knew would be fair and available. I did my research online but came up empty handed. A few days before my move I searched Yelp and found " Thumbtack". Thumbtack connected me with" Larry Quality Movers". Within 30 minutes ( it seemed less ) I received an email response. Larry asked me someone questions on my move and we were able to set up the exact time and place to move me. The day before the move Larry contacted me to reconfirm the time and location. The next day Larry & Dean were at my place prompt. Very smoothly they moved my things out. They got to my new location before I was there and were really to get my things moved inside. Larry and Dean are as professional as they come. They are fair with their pricing no nickel and diming you. You get the exact price that you are quoted, not like some of the other movers adding last minutes things. Larry and Dean thank you for such excellent service I will definitely let others know about your service it was a pleasure working with you!

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Nery's Tree Service & Hauling
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
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Richard S.
Verified review

I am very satisfied with Nery's service. His price is literally half the price of his competitors and the quality of his work is exceptional.

5 Star Moving Company
4.6
from 144 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
Eric L.
Verified review

Overall the movers were great, just had little miscommunication at the beginning trying to explain to guys where to park the truck. I didn't know that for all parking violations I need to pay it. If you guys live in city of West Hollywood you must to get moving permit from West Hollywood city hall !!! Otherwise you will get ticketed from parking enforcement like I got . Anyway the guys were extremely helpful, efficient and polite. Thank you

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

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  • 10 years in business
  • 107 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.

Rank Spartacus
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth M.
Verified review

The piano movers did a great job.

  • 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.
Verified review

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.

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PTM Movers
4.6
from 59 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy D.
Verified review

PROFESSIONAL & RELIABLE This is our second move with PTM Movers. Once in 2012 and just recently this May. As with the last move they were very helpful and answered all our concerns prior to the move. They were punctual and professional. Great service and price.

HAPPY HOME MOVING INC
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Rose C.
Verified review

Honestly I would recommend these guys over and over again. I called them with a 24 hour notice of moving a 1bdr and they were the only moving company to be able to accommodate my needs. I had Edward and Sergei as my movers and these guys were professional, friendly and hard working and made this whole stressful situation into a more relaxing experience. They handled my belongings with great care and took the time to make sure I understood all that was being done.

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New Life Moving
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela N.
Verified review

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.

  • 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.

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VAI Services
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason T.
Verified review

I would recommend VAI Services to anyone. The project was completed on time and the quality of work and professionalism was fantastic. Thank you!!!

Global Tree Logistics Corp
4.2
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Spencer L.
Verified review

Great price for great movers

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Juan J. Limeta
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly H.
Verified review

Juan is absolutely AMAZING! He was easy and fast to communicate with, he arrived early and ready to work. I was extremely impressed with the high quality of work he did in a short period of time. I highly recommend him. He does incredible work and he’s easy to be around! Juan is a great guy and an incredible handyman!

JFK Moving Co.
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erik A.
Verified review

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 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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