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Richmond Budget Movers

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JP Moving Services
4.8
from 833 reviews
  • 1274 hires on Thumbtack
Maria E.
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Jiri and his team helped my partner and I move large and small items 3x within the span of 6 months, and worked with us on price quotes to fit within our budget. However, because Jiri and his team are becoming more popular because of their efficiency in moving furniture, etc... and the careful, yet quick speed in which they pack their van, the demand of their services has been two-fold. Fortunate for his business, but on the third hire, Jiri had to postpone my moving date two times because of scheduling conflicts with another client in the Bay Area. But when he did arrive, he and his team of 3, carefully packed their van and my small car to fit 20 boxes of various sizes and weight, queen size bedframe, mattress, and box spring, dining table and chairs from my condo to make what would have been two trips into one. Other than a scheduling conflict and prolonged wait time, I would continue to hire Jiri and his team again because they worked within our budget, showed professional and careful packing and unpacking skills, and communicated when there was a time delay.

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Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 630 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen O.
Verified review

Ricardo and his team were at my location when they said they would with only two days notice. They were fast and friendly keeping my move on budget. I have already recommended them to a friend and suggest you use them too!

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

Thanks a lot to Santos and Manuel! They work really fast and are very professional and friendly, the whole moving was super smooth thanks to them. They were exactly on time at pick up place and they even drove me to the new place as I do not have a car. Price is great too as they do not have hidden fees, my moving was under 40 miles so was not charged for drive to destination. If you are still looking for the right mover, I strongly recommend Two Friends Movers. I will definitely contact them again in case I need moving services. Thanks.

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

Showed up on time, did the work in good time and well done, on budget agreed to, even did a little extra for me, and great guys. Highly recommend.

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

Patrick was great. We moved a treadmill up to the third floor. He was on time, on budget, communicated thoroughly, and did exactly what he said he would do. Can't ask for more than that.

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

Erkin and Mike really did an amazing job. We were on a budget and also stretched for time, and they knocked out the move quickly, professionally, and safely.

  • 6 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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4.5 stars. Little trouble getting hold of him initially so had to follow-up. But, very professional and friendly team and was well equipped for the moving. Me and my friend didn't mind helping to move stuff to get things done in my budget. Would recommend him.

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D and J moving
4.8
from 166 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
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Annelise S.
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Jeff and his team are truly excellent. They are everything you hope for in a moving team: they were quick to respond to my request, they made themselves available for any questions or communication ahead of the move, they were on time (always a few minutes early!) and completed our project with the utmost professionalism. I'll be using Jeff's services again and again for any moving projects I have in the future. Thanks Jeff & Thumbtack for helping us get our moving project over the finish line.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
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Jack L.
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DDT Moving was perfect for my move. They were prompt, friendly, and moved very fast. We got my entire move down in 2.5 hrs. I would use DDT again for my next move.

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DMC Hauling
5.0
from 146 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert K.
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Great experience with Mike. I couldn’t have asked for a better solution to my moving needs!

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Assemble This ... & More
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
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Vee A.
Verified review

Nick and company do very good work and I would highly recommend them. They were just a little pricey for our budget but you get what you pay for - very good, hardworking, knowledgeable and on-time. They know what they are doing.

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

It was great working with Leclair Moving, they were so flexible with me. I couldn't decide on a date to move and I kept going back and worth but Pavel was really patient. We finally decided on a date and they worked so fast it was unbelievable. They packed up everything in an hour and were done unpacking at our new house in record time. Very impressed. Will definitely recommend them!

Perez's Moving
5.0
from 100 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Keenan R.
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Felix and team were fantastic & very efficient at quickly moving our 900sqft apt. Very friendly, extremely careful, moved quick but didn't take shortcuts - especially on a Friday afternoon. I would use them again anytime I move and would recommend them hands down.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew A.
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Matthew was thoughtful, informative and very communicative in the lead-up to my selecting him for some stair repair work. He and his team delivered on time and within budget, consistently providing unsolicited updates as he went. I could not be happier with the work or the interaction through project. I highly recommend Matthew for anyone seeking help with their residential reconstruction projects!

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Golden Eagle Moving Company
4.7
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Chaitanya L.
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Golden Eagle Moving company was great to work with. They showed up on time, were quick and efficient, and caused no damage in the moving process. Would definitely recommend others to hire them for their moving needs.

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Sharon S.
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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 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Kayras B.
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Had a great/ professional experience with Nick and Rob (his friend who helped move as Nick’s van was indisposed) They both arrived on time on very short notice, very professional, very caring for furniture, very clean, have a good sense of humor, make you feel comfortable and friendly while being professional. I would highly recommend Nick and Rob for all your moving needs. Thanks guys for a great experience !

Zhong Xin Moving Company
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I was a little hesitant to hire movers from Thumbtack that didn’t have many reviews, but I’m glad i chose these movers. They were very responsive, prompt, quick, and the price was right for an all-inclusive moving package. The only issue I had was some scratches on the hallway wall in our new condo from a couch that was hard to get through the door, but I was able to get them off with a magic eraser, so no harm, no foul.

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Andrew Bernard
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Sally K.
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Andrew and his team did a great job for me - disassembling, moving and reassembling furniture from one room to another. They were prompt and efficient and an excellent value. I highly recommend him!

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!

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Horsepower Deluxe Movers
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaun L.
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Jonathan and his colleague worked very hard to diligently complete my job. Moving and transporting 1000 bricks is no small feat. They overcame a challenging uneven surface over which to move the bricks. They would have benefited from better planning or tools, but they made it work and I'm happy.

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.

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