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Rancho Santa Margarita College Movers

Browse these college movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rancho Santa Margarita.

MGB Relocations
4.7
from 331 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 586 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn K.
Verified review

We moved from Carlsbad to Carmel Valley in one day. MGB movers were excellent. They arrived on time and worked very hard. They were extremely pleasant and delivered all of our belongings (including a baby grand piano) undamaged. They did not have any hidden fees. The final cost was very reasonable and was exactly what we were expecting. We are currently renting while we find the right house but when we move we will definitely use MGB relocations again.

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Shift It Moving
4.7
from 283 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 514 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zayed K.
Verified review

Movers were on time and well equipped with gear and supplies to move everything inside my apartment. Professional, friendly, hardworking guys. The move took exactly what it was estimated to take and there were no surprise costs. All around a good moving company. Will likely use again if I decide to move in the future.

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Tony's delivery and labor
4.9
from 244 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 335 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
ROXANN M.
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I found Tony's delivery and labor right here on thumbtack, he reached out to me after hearing about my 1bedroom apartment move. After going through tons of quotes with other companies, he gave me a great price. The movers were on time, very friendly and very knowledgeable. Tony even called during the move to make sure we were satisfied with just how everything was going. I'm extremely grateful to have found these guys. They saved us so many headaches that come with moving.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 303 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheryl M.
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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 188 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 364 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah F.
Verified review

NEWS movers are professional and dedicated, giving you the most bang for your buck. They don't charge per item or by situational factors, allowing you more flexibility in your move. Thanks guys!

5 Star Moving Company
4.6
from 147 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 284 hires on Thumbtack
Helen A.
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Great Experience. Very professional movers!

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Michaelson Moving Company
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha O.
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Michaelson movers did a great job on our move, they were extremely professional and quick!

Alex's Movers
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Mike T.
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Aleksander was able to make an appointment and arrive same day and move my mattress, box spring, and frame professionally and with ease. I have rarely had such luck in hiring movers before, and Aleksander was definitely the right choice!

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Velazquez Movers
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ricardo E.
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Velazquez Movers did an amazing job moving my baby grand into storage. Will be using them again when I get it moved back home.

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Venture Concepts
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Toni S.
Verified review

I needed a piano moved to our home. The piano mover stayed in contact and provided wonderful service. Very nice and professional. I Would and will recommend his services.

  • 122 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!

Andy Coterie
4.7
from 52 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Sam J.
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I used movers more than 10 times, and they never give you a price or an estimate on the move, Cloud 9 they came thru for me and my family like no one else. they gave me a price and stuck with it even it took them longer than the estimate. I love those guys and I will recommend them to everyone that I need's movers.

Cloud 9 Movers LLC
4.5
from 55 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
Verified review

First let me say this has been a very difficult long distance move for myself and my family. Allen & his guys were beyond great and lifted so much weight off our shoulders. The window of pick up was easy and when they delivered our furniture & boxes everything was the same way, no damages or scratches! The guys were friendly, fast & professional. I definitely have recommended Cloud9 Movers to a few people who are in the moving process as well.

HAPPY HOME MOVING INC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey L.
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They were every movers blessing. They were so professional and helpful.

Safe N' Fast Movers
4.3
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Greg P.
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I loved Moving with SafeNFast Movers One of the greatest moves in my life I look forward to consulting with this company for my future moves. Every thing runned smoothly and promptly and It was beyond belief how quickly everything was finished, my much better than the last company I dealer with. The crew I had Ed, Beibut where one of the most pleasant people to around when watching them I noticed they where very consistent in there work and didn't slack of or take many breaks. Everything I had including sofas, chairs, tables, and washer machines where wrapped quickly and handled without any scratches or marks, from my experience I can definitely say this was an amazing crew and lovely SafeNFast .

10mileMover.com
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Alona M.
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I had such a hard time finishing reliable movers. But once I came across this company all my worries went away. I received the best customer service possible. I was quoted an amazing price and they always touched bases with me day before. The day of the move they arrived on time and ready to get the job done. It was literally less than 2 hours I couldn't be more satisfied I would totally hire these guys again !!!!!!!!!!!

TOP MOVERS GLOBAL
4.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Genevieve L.
Verified review

Good communication throughout the whole process, on-time day of, and overall great to work with! Our movers, Igor and Shawn, were conscientious and hardworking. Interacting with them via Thumbtack was very useful as they had detailed info re what went into their rates and it was a convenient way to do Q&A before speaking further by phone.

Clutter - Los Angeles
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jilly J.
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Appointment arrival time was between 7-9am. Four packers arrived at 7:45am and quickly realized that I am a packrat and hadn't pre-packed anything, and therefore needed a full pack, so the lead guy quickly called and asked their home base to send more help. He assured me that they would try their best to get it all done today, and they started right away. I don't remember all their names, but I do remember Micah, because he and the lead guy had to carry the heaviest stuff. The fifth guy arrived at around 1pm, and between the five of them, they packed up ALL of our stuff. And it was A LOT OF STUFF - big, heavy furniture and small stuff strewn all over. For them to pack up a 3-bedroom/3 bath (extremely cluttered) home in 9 hours was a bit of a miracle. They even carefully wrapped and boxed everything, took pictures of all the stuff they packed and now I can see pictures of all my "inventory." To top it off, the movers were super polite, nice, careful and efficient.

Down Town Movers
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry L.
Verified review

We’ve moved a lot and have never used movers ... mainly because we have six sons and I have Scottish (frugal) husband. But with this move I decided to look into movers. I use thumbtack for the first time and was connected with DOWNTOWN MOVERS. They responded immediately, offered a competitive rate, and worked with me on scheduling. JOE and ADAM arrived and were absolutely amazing! I can’t say enough positive things about these two. I will never move without them again! I highly recommend this company for anyone doing any kind of move.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike V.
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Even in 95+ degrees and close to a quarter mile of truck to door, these guys didn't slow or get down, they just got it done. Thank you Veteran Movers, we were luck to have you getting our backs!

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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