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JP Moving Services
4.8
from 836 reviews
  • 1281 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jiri in the office quoted 2 men for $80 an hour, or 3 men for $105 an hour. I gave Jiri explicit information and asked for an estimate on what he thought the final cost would be. Jiri said because of afternoon traffic, it could cost between $250 and $300. It took 2 hours, the men worked fast, wasted no time and worked quickly and professionally. However, Jiri charged $300 for the job anyway. Not the 2 men at $80 or $160 total quote. I paid the men $240, because they were good and it was not their fault but it was Jiri in the office I had the problem with. Plus, at this point, I was then told there was a $240 minimum. First I heard of that, and it should have mentioned before and been put in writing. I have my notes, no, never mentioned that. The men told me to take it up with Jiri. I was ready to give them a big tip but by then I was frustrated and annoyed. Not my first rodeo, Jiri. I've moved before. You don't get away with that. Stick to the quote, don't give an estimate of the job that is inflated and then try to stick to that, and if there is a minimum, put that in writing on the quote. Or was it possibly just a misunderstanding? In that case, you owe me $80. SRC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ See Jiri's quote below: Mon 1:50 PM Chatting with Jiri Priam $260 total price Howdy, Thank you for your interest in our moving services! If you're still looking for quality moving helpers with over 14 years of moving experience we are ready to help. Here's is what I can offer you to support your move. Here are your options; 2 labor movers for $80 an hour. 3 labor movers for $105 an hour. We can also provide a flat rate in some cases. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Other services we offer: We have moving van, equipped with dollies, moving blankets, straps & shrink wrap. Should you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to ask. Best regards, Jiri " We love creating a remarkable experience for our clients" A few times that work More Tomorrow 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM

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Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 640 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1203 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan D.
Verified review

I haven't had the best experience with local movers in the past, but Larro's moving service definitely delivered. They showed up on-time, with a full crew, everything they needed, and they got to work right away. They were extremely efficient (I was worried they wouldn't be able to fit everything in 1 truck load, but they did), worked hard, and worked fast. They also wrapped everything in either blankets or wrap which was a nice bonus too. When I move again, I'll be using them again. Thanks!

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 470 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 859 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
Verified review

Jorge and Roberto were on time and very efficient movers. They were also friendly and easy to communicate with. We were very happy we used this company and would use them again.

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 339 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 612 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia H.
Verified review

MEAA movers did a great job moving my furniture into the garage before we had remodeling done. Thanks guys!

Patrick Frederick
4.8
from 283 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 465 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren O.
Verified review

The owner was communicative but they were late on the day of the move. The movers were nice and moved everything carefully.

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 281 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 486 hires on Thumbtack
Raymund N.
Verified review

Steve the owner was great with his communication. They were fast, careful and efficient. Only thing I would recommend is if that British guy (one of the movers) would be nicer and more courteous. He was not that nice. Steve and the other guy was very accommodating and nice.

  • 6 years in business
  • 396 hires on Thumbtack
Rock T.
Verified review

Professional moving and handyman company. I hired Harp and his movers when my movers did not show up. They came within 2 hours after responding my call. They moved my 750 pound piano, heavy furniture and sofa bed from 4th floor narrow stairs case to 2nd floor move in place. They also do handyman service. They also mount tvs and hang pictures at my new place. I recomend their service.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michaela O.
Verified review

I highly recommend Ddt movers! They ensured our move went smoothly and didn't mind staying an hour longer because we had so much stuff and underestimated the time. It was really impressive to see how easy they made our move look! :-)

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DMC Hauling
5.0
from 147 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 194 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
Verified review

I ended up needing movers at the last minute and DMC Hauling was able to accommodate me. They arrived on time, were friendly and got my move done. The price was good. Would recommend to friends/family.

Leclair Moving
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Anh Thi Mai P.
Verified review

This was my first time trying to hire a professional via Thumbtack platform and it was a very good experience. After submiting the request, I received 3 quotes from different movers, and Pavel was one of them. He stood out among the three because of his responsiveness and reasonable price. Before hiring him, I was a bit concerned given that he had only one review before. But Im glad that I decided to hire him. Pavel was very careful with my stuffs, especially my computer (they also provided a small blanket to cover my table top) He was flexible as well when I asked him if he could stop by Ikea and Living Spaces store for me to pick up some furniture. Overall, I give Pavel and his crew 5 stars for their professionalism. I'll definitely contact him again for future move

MHBA
4.3
from 127 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Duaa E.
Verified review

I had a great experience with these guys. They care about the quality of their work, and they have good hearts. The move was in a timely manner, reasonably priced, and with only 1% margin of error on damages (good for movers). I would highly recommend them.

  • 3 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Greg C.
Verified review

This company provides a service to our community in helping local people move and giving those in need of assistance a job. The movers were on time, courteous and worked very hard to move us in Windsor.

My Move
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Aryia B.
Verified review

Did a local move from SF to Oakland and decided to go with My Move. Great service and movers. Lazaro, Jorge and Srdjan arrive on time and did a great job handling my items and navigating those tricky stairs. Would definitely use again.

White Red Moving & Storage
4.6
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
James C.
Verified review

Perfect movers! On time, careful, very reasonably priced, and very fast. I'll use them again, no doubt. Highly recommended.

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chalet L.
Verified review

I hired MP Movers (Marquiz) to assemble a 6 drawer IKEA dresser. He arrived right on time and was very polite. The dresser came in 3 different boxes which had to be moved downstairs to my daughter's room, which he did for me. He was so conscientious that at one point the instructions didn't match the materials and he brought this to my attention. He quoted me a flat fee and stuck to that. All in all, I couldn't have been happier and I will definitely hire MP Movers again. I highly recommend Marquiz and MP Movers.

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Toro Moving
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Dallas B.
Verified review

Best movers in Marin! I had a very very heavy table that needed to go upstairs. Nick and his crew did an amazing job on short notice and the entire experience exceeded my expectations.

  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Carlee B.
Verified review

Yes, would definitely hire again! We had a terrible time with our first movers and were very hesitant about hiring movers this time around but we were very pleasantly surprised and will use them again the next time we move.

MUVER Moving & Deliveries
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
Verified review

The 2 movers were great took refrigerator down with no problem and my 82 in tv...they were great and would use Again

Montano Moving
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Treva M.
Verified review

I would recommend Montano Movers to anyone who is looking for friendly, reliable service. Anthony and his crew showed up on time and got right to work. They took such good care of my things. What started out as a stressful situation ended in a wonderful experience! Thanks Anthony! Oh and his price was fair and well worth it!

  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Leigh B.
Verified review

I received outstanding service from Betty, Omar, and Carlos in setting up and completing my furniture moving task today. Betty is a true professional, who was the only one of several people I reached out to who provided me a fair and clear quote for the furniture moving job I needed done in San Francisco. When Omar and Carlos arrived, they were helpful, kind, professional, careful, thorough, and friendly to work with. My experience overall was exceptional and I would use BJ’s multi service again, absolutely.

imoving company
4.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kamran M.
Verified review

Two guys came with a smile on their faces to move my heavy furniture between apartments within SF on memorial day day no less!. When they arrived (perfectly on time) and saw my stuff and the narrow stair way they recommended 3 people but weren't able to get a third person. Still, though, they continued with the job and handled everything expertly. From wrapping, loading into their large truck, disassembly, all the way to the unloading and unwrapping and placing the furniture they got it all done with pretty much no fuss. They even helped assemble furniture they didn't move. The only critique I had was that my previous movers were able to get my old move done in 4-5 hours with the similar stuff and these guys (who were working tirelessly) took closer to 8. I didn't realize how much time was passing and this caught me by surprise since I felt they were working at a reasonable pace. Thus the price ended up being higher than anticipated which I was a bit bummed about. That said, this is a reliable and caring crew so I can recommend them!

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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.

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