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Palo Alto Home Movers

Browse these home movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palo Alto.

JP Moving Services
4.8
from 833 reviews
  • 1274 hires on Thumbtack
Sharee L.
Verified review

Jerry was great! He was quick to respond to my somewhat last minute request (5 days prior to the move), he arrived on time, and was definitely a professional. Jerry and my boyfriend unloaded the whole 15' moving truck and put it in my new apt. in an hour. My boyfriend stopped about half way to start assembling the bed so we could bring in the other pieces needed, and Jerry did the rest mostly by himself with dollies. We had rented dollies from Uhaul with our truck, but Jerry also brought his own dolly to help. He was very careful with our wood furniture and not to hit walls or damage the wood floors, all while being very speedy. Jerry was also a really nice guy and great to chat with as we moved. I would highly recommend Jerry to anyone looking to move! I will definitely be calling him first next time we move. Great price, quality work, great guy. Thanks Jerry!

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Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 630 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin D.
Verified review

Great experience moving my home, thanks!

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 463 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 851 hires on Thumbtack
Paige C.
Verified review

Jorge is the best. He even helped take the extra trash to the dump and clean the home when we moved out! Great team. Nothing broke. Wrapped all our art and furniture with care. Would use them again in a heartbeat.

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 338 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 612 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie P.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Edgar and his crew. To begin with, Edgar was super responsive, answering all my questions promptly. I had to deal with two finnicky HOAs while moving, and they worked hard to ensure that the HOAs were happy during the move. The move itself was so easy with these guys. It took 4 hours (1 of those hours was driving time) to move a large one bedroom apt worth of things, and the resulting cost was a steal. They handled all the items very well, including prickly cacti, a bulky desk, and two of the heaviest drawers I've ever seen. While moving one of our bookshelves, they noticed a crack in the one of the legs -- it was pre-existing, but Edgar pointed it out and said if they had caused it, he would take care of the cost. Overall, I would highly recommend this team. Thanks guys!

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 279 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 481 hires on Thumbtack
Cosmo W.
Verified review

Albion was great. After finding them on thumbtack I called and asked them about our planned move. They gave us an estimated time, talked through the things we could do to help, and said they'd be there at 10am on moving day. A week and a half later at 10am exactly they knocked on our door. The whole move went great, they moved our TV, a custom built computer and many other things we had trouble packing. It turns out they had to share an elevator at the new building, which slowed them down a bit. Had this not been the case I think their original estimate would have been spot on. Even with this slow down it wasn't that far off. On top of that their rates are very reasonable. Go with Albion.

Moving Services Transport
4.8
from 266 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 397 hires on Thumbtack
Michele L.
Verified review

Great move from home to storage facility. Professional timely and a great price!

ReloCal Moving and Storage
4.6
from 268 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 606 hires on Thumbtack
Heather F.
Verified review

We cannot say enough about how great Smart Move was on our recent home move. From Sam who worked with us initially to set up the service through to the awesome team of Brandon, Negro, Adrian & Miguel who performed our actual move, the service was absolutely top notch. They were worth every penny!

  • 6 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Merry S.
Verified review

Harp and his team did awesome moving and moving out cleaning for me. They fill holes and patch dry wall. Mount my tv and install faucet at my new place. Easy to work and communicate with them. Defining hire them again

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  • 2 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James F.
Verified review

Daniel was professional and on-time. He and his partner worked quickly to move our items from the first floor apartment we were in to the house we were moving to. I was impressed with the work and will be using him again for another move soon!

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DMC Hauling
5.0
from 146 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chrystal T.
Verified review

I don’t usually write reviews but I absolutely had to leave one. I have had a few moving experiences and nothing has been as wonderful as DMC HAULING!! Not only were they on time they moved fast and efficiently. Thank you guys so much for making my move easy as can be!!

Leclair Moving
4.7
from 114 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Had a great experience with Leclair Moving. They showed up on time early the next morning and helped me move some 250 pound credenzas upstairs. Thank you, will definitely use you again and recommend to friends/family!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky L.
Verified review

This is a review of my first experience with this company that took place a few months ago (09/06/2016). I was scheduled on a Wednesday at 10AM. Before any moving had been done I was already very pleased with the way they handled their business. Even though I contacted them last minute and needed their services ASAP they were extremely accommodating and found a date/time that worked best for me. My two movers, Sergey and Bogdan, gave me a heads up phone call to let me know they were on the way. They arrived right on time about 15 minutes later. I needed to move out all my belongings in my bedroom and a few pieces of furniture (bedset: queen mattress, bedframe, nightstand, computer desk, dresser) out of the bedroom right next to mine. Both rooms were at the top floor of a 3-story townhouse, and the only way to move my belongings into the truck was through 4 sets of stairs (that were super small, narrow and difficult to work with). They started on the empty room with the furniture first because I actually wasn't even fully done packing my room yet. My boyfriend supervised and said that they carefully wrapped everything and used a lot of bubble wrap and shrink film to make sure everything was very protected. My room was a more complicated because I still had random items and clothing articles scattered around, but Sergey and Bogdan did not mind at all and packed literally EVERYTHING without a single question. I can't imagine how difficult it was for them to get my ridiculously furniture down those stairs (I already get tired just carrying my laundry from the garage). After everything was packed up in their truck, they headed to my new destination. They arrived around the same time I did so I could tell they didn't try to delay their drive time. Sergey and Bogdan immediately began unloading everything into my new apartment. Whenever they did ask me questions, it was about how or where I preferred certain items to go. I was so surprised when they told me they had finished because they worked so fast and quietly. They were very kind and gave me a discount on top of the first discount they had given me already. Overall, their staff were friendly, very professional and polite and they work exceedingly well. In the future I will ONLY use Silicon Valley Luxury Moving for all my moving needs!!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
CB H.
Verified review

Vyron was prompt, professional and cleaned up well upon finishing the home project for us. I would recommend to friends.

IxI Design
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Linda B.
Verified review

Brian was timely, professional and very well priced. He moved two light fixture junction boxes for me. I would hire him again when the need arises.

Main Movers, LLC
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Mike B.
Verified review

Main Movers was extremely professional and prompt from the move I contracted them from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. On-time and actually below the quote they gave us. They had a professional contract and were very efficient. I would highly recommend there service. They actually came out and inspected the house before moving us I had a very bad experience with a mover before these guys (A company called "A better Moving Solution") This other company was a complete FRAUD and there account was been taken down from Thumbtac. My mistake with a "A Better Moving Solution" was that I did not request a copy of there CA drivers license. If anyone ever tries to use a very small cut-rate organisation that does not use there own truck, make sure they send you a copy of there CA drivers license. If your looking at this Mr Deon Bell ... your a FRAUD who should be held criminally liable. He uses Rocket Lawyer for his on-line contract ... another mistake I mad was I did not do a reverse lookup of his IP address, it showed the contract was initiated in Modesto and not Sacramento like he claimed. Kudos to Thumbtrac for immediately deleting his account. He uses the name Deon Bell and his Burner phone number is 1-916-280-8074 ... He will try to go by another name so be careful. He also uses the following email address LAMDEONBELL@GMAIL.COM and one other phone number.

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon S.
Verified review

We were thrilled with M.P. Movers. Marquis Philip was responsive to messages, showed up on time, moved things from one place and Ikea to our home 1-1/2 hours away and assembled an Ikea day bed. He is reliable, a hard worker and a very nice guy. He did an excellent job. We would hire him again, and will refer him to others.

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TORO Moving
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenna C.
Verified review

Nick and team arrived on time and were efficient in moving me from a third floor apartment to another third floor apartment. They wrapped all of items and took great care of my belongings - no dents or dings along the way! Above all they had a great attitude and were very professional. I would hire them again for my next move in a heartbeat.

  • 10 years in business
  • 41 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.

Clutter - San Francisco
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jay R.
Verified review

We called Clutter to help us move between apartments. The set up process was seamless and the person on the other end was great and funny. On moving day Alex S, Alex P and Darnell W came in on time, were extremely efficient and were fun to talk to. We were done in 4 hours! Alex being a magician with the ikea set up helped a ton too! They were great at navigating the tricky corners and didn't miss a beat even in the 90 plus heat. We loved the experience with clutter and we will definitely call on them again! Way better than all the last movers combined!

  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I was really impressed by my experience from start to finish. Betty was responsive to my initial inquiry, she arrived right on time and she did an excellent job cleaning my home. I'm going to contact her right now to arrange for ongoing service!

Renan
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Florian H.
Verified review

Renan was a HUGE Help. Moving is at best a very very bad thing to do on a tight schedule. It’s safe to say our move wouldn’t be happening on time without Renan’s help. I only wish he was available on the other end to help unpack... thanks for all the help!

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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Palo Alto, CA

  • Move type
    Just a few things
  • Move distance
    Under 10 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    No, I need movers to supply transportation
  • Additional services needed
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  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    11-20
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
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  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    There are no flights of stairs
  • Details
    We are a small office of 3 people. Some desks, boxes, a mini fridge, water bubbler, 3 office chairs, one club chair, and some assorted boxes.
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