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National City Budget Movers

Browse these budget movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in National City.

Top Pro
Truck Easy
4.9
from 318 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 527 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter L.
Verified review

Luiz and his partner showed up on time and carefully packed my 3rd floor, 2-bedroom apartment into a 16' moving truck. I drove the truck 400 miles and nothing was damaged during transport. They did an amazing packing job and were very careful with my things. I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.

Top Shelf Delivery & Moving
4.7
from 211 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 454 hires on Thumbtack
Dina S.
Verified review

Angel, Leonardo and Cody were super professional, on time and personable. It made moving day a lot less stressful and it felt more like friends helping us move than just a moving company. Thank you so much guys for braving the many staircases with a smile! And thank you Ron for setting us up with the best of the best.

MovingWithLove Moving Company
4.6
from 163 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

Just from my experience with talking to them they have great customer service and good prices that work in your budget, I would recommend them to anyone to needs to move big furniture :)

Globe Moving Group, Inc.
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Aron H.
Verified review

Great Moving company. We had to move from our 4 bedroom house about 4 ioles away. We know it would be a hard move because of the large amount of stuff we have with our 2 boys. Mikhail took the time to come over before the move to meet face to face and get me a estimate of time. I knew we were going to need a lot of help, so we decided on 4 movers. The moving day was stressful, we still had a few boxes that needed to be packed. Mikhail's team helped to carefully pack the remaining items. They also have a ton of moving blankets and boxes, and made sure all the furniture was wrapped before moving. Mikhail also let us keep everything in the truck overnight, so we could finish getting the new house ready with some last minute cleaning. This really helped us a ton. The Globe crew was steady, they did no move so fast that they hit walls or dinged furniture, the moved at a steady pace were they were careful but quick. I highly recommend Globe Moving. They make the move less stressful, they listen, and a very professional.

Top Pro
Cube Moving and Storage Inc
4.8
from 110 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 228 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kungumaraj N.
Verified review

They were professional and did quality work. But based on my experience hiring movers for my previous moves, I thought the movers were relatively slow. So I ended up having to cut short and do the rest of the move myself since the work was above my budget.

Top Pro
Royal Movers
4.9
from 105 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan P.
Verified review

Came on time and with a smile, told them our budget and they respected that, very easy going and went to work fast. Nothing broke and everything was move and put in the right place , totally recommend joel and christian !!! Thank you guys .

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Won B.
Verified review

I had several gym equipment to move from garage to a room. Since these were large, the job Required taking apart, moving, then putting them together. Most moving companies would not even consider the job, or charge a minimum of 3 hours when my estimate was 1-2 hours. Rod was very responsive on thumbtack, asked me about the equipment, and actually looked up how to videos before getting back to me with a quote. When I hired him, we agreed on a date and time, not a 4 hour window. On the day of move, he was running behind by 30 min but called me in advance so that I didnt have to wonder. Rod showed u with Diego, both were courteous. The move when very well, no damages or mess left behind. They had little bit of time till the next job, so we agreed on a side job to put up some shelving. They finished that too without any issues. Overall it was a great experience and I would hire them again for various projects and moving needs!

Reliable Delivery LLC
4.6
from 109 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
Verified review

I rarely write online reviews, but felt compelled to comment on our excellent experience with Reliable Delivery. I cannot say enough good things about their care, professionalism and speed. They wrapped our furniture and moved it with all our boxes (we had already packed our own belongings) on one of the most hot, humid days here - while putting up with our three small kids who were understandably curious but constantly in the way. The friendliness and, above all, efficiency of the movers made the process much less stressful than it might have been. They came in under budget and didn't damage a single item or wall. I am very grateful for their work.

Top Pro
Venture Concepts
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard H.
Verified review

Dave was friendly and professional in person, on the phone and on-line. He moved my cabinet w/o a problem, even though I had underestimated its weight. I would definitely go to him with my next moving job.

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Velazquez Movers
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mazin S.
Verified review

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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie L.
Verified review

I was very nervious about hiring movers because I have heard horror stories of them taking a long time to rack up more money from you. I was on a very tight budget and needed to move right away. We moved out of an apartment that was on the top floor that only had stairs. We moved 10 minutes away into a apartment that had an elevator and once again on the top floor. Move Central told me they would send three guys and a truck. My biggest consirn was the hourly rate of 125.00. Once the guys arrived they were very nice and ready to get to work. I was completely amazed at how fast and professional they were. They even had wardrobe boxes ready for us. These guys worked their butts off and they wrapped all my stuff so well that i even let them take my big screen TV in the truck. I was going to take that in my car but they really cared about how they handled my stuff. This was the best decision that i made hiring this company!! The three guys that moved us are Lanley, Edber and Austin. They move everything within 4 hours. Since i was so short on money i was only able to tip them 20 each and i felt so bad about that because they deserved 100 each. Thank you so much for making my first time using a moving company such a amazing experience.

Cloud 9 Movers LLC
4.4
from 53 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Cassi B.
Verified review

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!

Top Pro
Easy packing & moving
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate H.
Verified review

Sam and his team at Easy packing were awesome! I needed movers at the last minute and submitted a request through thumbtack. He immediately messaged me in a professional manner providing all the information I needed up front. I called him and he assured me they could easily help me. They arrived 10 minutes early for our scheduled moved, had a large truck so I didn't have to provide my own. They wrapped all my furniture with blankets and made sure everything was taken care of and not broken. Originally I had only mentioned all of the furniture for my quote as I was planning on moving my boxes myself but sam and his team were eager to offer to take ALL of my boxes in addition to the furniture. They were quick, super nice and professional and their prices were lower than half of the other quotes i received. Highly recommend!

  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Erin P.
Verified review

Brandon helped us with a number of projects after we moved into our new offices. Big or small, he did an excellent job with everything we threw at him. He was efficient, flexible, put up with our constantly changing requests, and the final product was always just right. He was a pleasure to work with, we will definitely hire him again if we need anything else done!

Credo Moving Inc
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra G.
Verified review

We were very happy with our experience hiring Credo Moving. Max was awesome! He took so much care wrapping and protecting all of our furniture. Everything arrived in perfect condition. We had a lot to move and they expertly fit everything into the truck. When we arrived at our new place, they continued to work hard and didn’t slow down even though it was a long day moving all of our things. Max took extra care to make sure that every item was placed in the right room, which is going to save us so much time unpacking and settling in. I would 100% recommend Credo to anyone looking for movers.

Packing Bees Movers
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
Verified review

Great find! Very responsive, polite and hard working guys. Made sure I was 100% happy before leaving. I will definitely use for my future moving needs and so should you. Thanks again guys

Rollin’ with Nolan
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
Verified review

they've been so great from the get go! They will be moving us in a few days and I've appreciated their responsiveness and reasonable cost:)

Pro Movers Group
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Marina S.
Verified review

Guys showed up on time uniformed and ready to rock. Will use you again and again and will make sure my friends will hire you next month. It was a pleasure to work with you gentlemen. Thank you for all your hard work and saving my budget from moving scammers as my neighbors was unfortunate to deal with the same day morning. Viktor and Costa you are the best.

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Grizzly Movers
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy B.
Verified review

All of the movers were polite, hard working and personable. They made moving a little less stressful. Highly recommend.

Lindstrom Construction
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy W.
Verified review

Robert quoted a bathroom remodel for our Chromatic Coffee Cafe on Thumbtack and then came by to give as a more accurate quote. We were on a tight budget and he was willing to work withing that framework. He encountered dry rot, our sink drain was almost completely clogged, and we couldn´t find the faucet we had bought for the job. He hit all these snags, went back to Home Depot, stayed until 4am to finish the job. We only have one bathroom and we wanted it to reopen as soon as possible. Professional, positive, diligent, and well priced. We will be using them again!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
Verified review

These guys did a great job! We moved from Cali back to Az and they were awesome all the way through. Houston did a great job keeping his word on everything regarding the move and accommodating our schedule. The 3 guys that helped move us were professional, respectful, courteous, hard working and fast. We have used other movers in the past and these guys have been the best so far, we will be using them again. It was a tough decision to leave Cali, thank you so much for making the physical portion of our move a lot easier. I would definitely recommend Sun City Muscle Movers. Thank you again.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Mover

San Diego, CA

  • Move type
    2-3 bedroom apartment
  • Move distance
    Under 10 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    No, I need movers to supply transportation
  • Additional services needed
    Other (bed frame assembly and disassembly)
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    Please insert number of flights here (1)
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    There are no flights of stairs, The location has an elevator
  • Details
    most of the furniture that are needed to be moved. 2 book cases (11.75 x 31.18 x 80.0) 1 small book case 2 love seats 1 couch 1 twin mattress 1 king mattress with box springs and frame 3 med size computer tables 1 dining table with 4 chairs 1 tv stand (roughly 27.0 " H x 18.0 " W x 60.0 ") 1 smaller tv stand 2 tvs 3 small side tables 1 glass case/cabinet And around 10-15 boxes
  • $300
    Average price

Need Mover

San Diego, CA

  • Move type
    2-3 bedroom house
  • Move distance
    10-25 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    No, I need movers to supply transportation
  • Additional services needed
    Packing belongings into boxes, Large furniture moving (e.g. piano, safe, pool table), Furniture assembly and disassembly
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    21-40
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    21-40
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    There are no flights of stairs
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    There are no flights of stairs
  • Details
    Your application is broken, When i put the number of flights of stairs, i get the error "The Flights of stairs at loading point field is required." So im adding here... Moving from locaiton has 2 to get to unit, moving from is ground level, but there is an upstairs inside the unit.
  • $345
    Average price
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