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JP Moving Services
4.7
from 817 reviews
  • 1257 hires on Thumbtack
Allie K.
Verified review

I needed to move a huge, heavy glass-top desk from my apartment in SOMA to my office a few blocks away-- on foot. JP was great from the start. He arrived with a plan and got the job done in under 20 minutes! Every piece was handled with care, and the cost was much lower than quotes I got from big moving companies. I'd definitely book again.

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Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 616 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1172 hires on Thumbtack
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Gwen R.
Verified review

I’ve worked with a few moving companies and this was by far my best experience moving. The movers treated all my belongings with care (not a single thing was damaged) and moved them from a third floor apartment to another third floor apartment quickly and efficiently. They were professional and communicative all along the way. I highly recommend Larro’s Moving Service!

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 453 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 838 hires on Thumbtack
Haley P.
Verified review

The cost and time effectiveness was great. However, the tops of my bedposts were lost during the move making my furniture look pretty ridiculous now. My bedroom furniture is antique and cannot be fixed/replaced. Upon calling the moving company after my move to inquire what happened to my furniture, they were unresponsive and did not follow up with me or call me back. Pretty disappointing experience.

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 334 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 603 hires on Thumbtack
Oliver R.
Verified review

Great moving company. The movers have been really friendly and professional. They arrived on time, have been super quick and careful. All at a very fair price point. I had bad experience with other moving companies before, but I can only recommend and would always book again with MEAA. Thank you :)

Patrick Frederick
4.8
from 283 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 463 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron B.
Verified review

Great guy! I was really impressed with his professionalism. He suggested the perfect solution even though it was a different moving company for specialized service! A++ would definitely work with him in the future when I have the right job!

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 276 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 468 hires on Thumbtack
Andy R.
Verified review

=== SUMMARY === I am a software engineer in Silicon Valley living in a one-bedroom apartment. The idea of moving all my packed boxes and large pieces of furniture, like my sofa, entertainment center, and bookcases, was extremely daunting. Do I hire friends to help me move? Do I hire expensive professional movers? Do I do it myself and get one of those PODS? "Ain't nobody got time fo' dat!" Steve and Joe from Albion Moving and Storage were able to move all my items into their truck and to their final destinations safely and quickly. Their truck was extremely large, so even the largest pieces had room to be properly lifted in and carried out. What made me pick Albion Moving and Storage over other competitors at first was their cheaper hourly rate and their 2-hour minimum. Whereas most other moving companies require a 3-hour minimum, these guys only required 2 hours. In my head, I felt the job would only take 2-or-so hours, so this made the most sense. Steve and Joe worked extremely quickly and efficiently, and the job legitimately took 3 hours. And that is great. It would have taken my friends and I all day (possibly two) to do everything these guys did in 3 hours. Steve and Joe are extremely nice and awesome. They made sure they knew where each item was going (new apartment or storage) and got everything to its final destination quickly and with great care. I am for sure going to be calling these guys again next time I need to move. This was my first moving experience living on my own, so I was extremely nervous. These guys put me at ease and have gained my trust. Thanks Steve and Joe! === DETAILS === They disassembled my dining table quickly and efficiently to have it all fit in my storage unit I was moving things to. They also let me purchase a sofa cover for $5 (very cheap compared to what the storage facility I was using charges for them). I actually had two places I needed my stuff moved to: A storage unit and my new apartment. This was no problem for them. They put everything into their large truck, went to the storage unit, put in everything that went there, and then drove to my new apartment, where they moved in all the remaining items. I was afraid this "moving items to two places" thing was going to be a problem, but it was not at all. They disassembled and reassembled my bed for me, which was very nice. They brought their own doorstops, and had all the equipment they needed to move even my heaviest piece of furniture (my entertainment center). They also have their own insurance, which is a very important detail when hiring movers. The whole process with them took 3 hours. I already had all of my stuff in boxes and all the furniture empty and ready to be moved. All they had to do was move things from my apartment to the truck, and then from the truck to the new locations. They were very efficient at putting the furniture into my storage unit. Had I been charged with storing the items inside, I would have done it in such a way where it wouldn't have fit. These guys assured me they could fit everything, and were able to make everything fit perfectly on their first attempt. (No rearranging was needed, they had already planned out what would go where as soon as they saw the storage unit and the space they had to work with.) Definitely will hire again!

  • 6 years in business
  • 356 hires on Thumbtack
Sid R.
Verified review

Professional moving company, highly satisfied with the service. Movers are on time and very polite. It was not big move, their price was very good. Highly recommend their ondemand service for small moves

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  • 2 years in business
  • 195 hires on Thumbtack
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Shea T.
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An amazing experience. Never thought moving could be so easy. They took the job last minute, the day before, when my scheduled moving company cancelled. Very polite, very professional, very respectful. Highly recommend them. I will absolutely use them for future moves. Very satisfied

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DMC Hauling
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Sara R.
Verified review

These guys were truly great. Michael was extremely quick with communication and very nice. They were available when we needed them, showed up on time and got right to work, handled everything professionally and with care. DMC Hauling provided a great service making our move in day nice and smooth, couldn’t have asked for a better moving company!!!

Leclair Moving
4.7
from 102 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca D.
Verified review

I experienced excellent service with Leclair Moving moving company today, 8/10/18. To be honest, I had a list several moving companies, but when I called Leclair to inquire about pricing, I spoke with Horatio who was more than happy to answer all th questions I had. He was kind, professional, polite and patient with all my questions. When I met him in person (he was one of the movers) he was a delight to talk to you. Horatio was what made me choose Leclair moving company. It’s employees like these who make a difference just On the initial contact! If considering a move, Inhighly recommend Leclair Moving Services! Thank you, Horatio and Kevin, for a great move. You made it so easy! My daughter so appreciates it and so do I! Rebecca Dahlgren

  • 3 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey E.
Verified review

Fantastic experience, would work with this company again for any moving needs.

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Senait D.
Verified review

Marquis was able to move a large size couch via a narrow and difficult entrance with ease and delivered it in perfect condition. I would absolutely hire Marquis and his colleague again and highly recommend them!

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TORO Moving and Delivery
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Alanna L.
Verified review

Nicolas was easy to work with, was not only on time, and was friendly. He and his other mover did a great job picking up furniture for me in another city, then brought it to me. They also helped me move furniture around after just moving in a week ago. I would definitely use them again.

Tony'smoving services
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Robert William F.
Verified review

Tony snd his crew were very professional I never had such great customer service from a moving company would definitely tell everyone if your moving let tony hsnfle it.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly P.
Verified review

This is the second time we have used Robb & Messer Moving and Storage for our move. They could not have been more friendly and helpful. We did our move in 2 days. The first day we had them come and pack up our kitchen. They did an excellent job wrapping up all of my breakable items and ensured they were delivered without anything breaking! Day 2 they packed up all of our furniture, clothing, etc. They are very efficient and capable or disassembling furniture so that it can fit through doorways or awkward hallways. Everyone we worked with did their job with a smile on their face and made the experience extremely enjoyable for my husband and I. They also helped us unpack everything. After moving twice in the same year I could not have made a better decision to hire Robb & Messer Moving and Storage again for my second move. It took a ton of the stress out of packing and moving. I think what sums up the experience is I asked Justin if I could do anything to be helpful and he told me "just sit back and relax" Who thought moving could have some relaxation time involved? I would recommend them to anyone!

  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas G.
Verified review

The team at Wally's was very responsive (jumped on my job with less than 6hrs notice) and tactical about moving my apartment. They took the time to wrap, and protect, all of my belongings before moving them and came well prepared with extra boxes/blankets. Amazing experience. Would use again and am referring friends! Note, they do have a minimum charge.

NARA TRANSPORTATION
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Milla P.
Verified review

I would highly recommend this company. I had a great experience with this moving company. There punctuality and professionalism made my moving experience a breeze. From the moving appointment to the moving day we had great communication. The prices are extremely fair and worth everypenny. They’re costomer service was amazing. There was always a smile on the workers faces which made my time with them very enjoyable. On the moving day the workers were all on time, and ready to work. The workers took extreme care of my boxes a furtinure. I came into my new home with all of my keepings intact and safe. Not one scratch not one broken glass. There dedication and agility was amazing. They worked all day no complain for 12 hours. I do not know what I would have done withthout the help of Rafel and hos movers. This company is amazing.

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Elite Power Washing
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan B.
Verified review

I had a small moving project that needed to be coordinated like a Swiss watch movement: a very nice antique bookcase (that I just had refinished) and was transporting myself via a uhaul truck on a Friday morning to a destination some 70 miles away, had to be carefully unloaded and moved. More, I also had to get the displaced furniture moved to the garage (a small entertainment unit and small wooden book case) AND get capable people to do it with basically one day’s notice! The pressure was on! I literally posted my request on Thursday at 3:49 am (couldn’t sleep!). Elite Power Washing came to my rescue! They were the first to respond with a very reasonable quote, agreed to an 8:30 am appointment on Friday, and reassured me that they were up for the task. Mike and Juan arrived promptly, took direction on my suggestions on how to transport the piece (after I had watched how my furniture refinisher and his cohort had moved it), and placed it gently in the right spot. Mike and Juan are calm, courteous, considerate, and caring. They are professional, punctual, and take pride in what they do. I will definitely add them to my roster of professionals that I can count on, and will contact them for future jobs. I will assess my gutters and power washing needs as well... Happy and Relieved! Susan B.

gonzalez hauling and moving
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Harold B.
Verified review

They did an awesome job moving two houses. Very responsive and work ethics is above and beyond. Great doing business with them.

Tila
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia M.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Tila- he was very responsive, friendly, and did a terrific job with a smile! Next time I move, I'll be calling on him!

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Teresa M.
Verified review

The movers at AmerApex Moving could not have done a better job moving our belongings over 2,000 miles away. The crew was on time, polite, very careful, and kept the move fun and in good spirits. Nothing was damaged and the price did not budge a penny. Thank you again for making my move across country stress free. I will be recommending AmerApex Moving to all my friends and family!

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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