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JP Moving Services
4.8
from 833 reviews
  • 1274 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki H.
Verified review

We had 2 guys to help us move a ground floor apartment to a 2 story townhouse and they did the job efficiently and with no damage to the stuff or our places. We had our own box truck, but the guys worked to ensure all the furniture was protected and secure for the drive. We would definitely use JP again and recommend them for anyone looking for helpful movers at a good price!

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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
Yana M.
Verified review

The movers were highly professional and finished moving my 2 bed apartment after 4 hours only. I really liked how they assembled my furniture at the new house. The only thing I disliked is that the manager told me that I will pay a fixed price for the travel fee of 120$ and after the movers were on there way I discovered that I also need to pay for the way from the apt to the new house an additional 50$

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

Santos & Jorge were fantastic, I highly reccomend Two Friends Movers: Affordable, on-time, hard working, and they know how to use every square inch of portable storage boxes in an efficient & safe way. Great job.

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

I generally don't write reviews unless the experience is too good or too bad. The moving experience with Edgar and team was so good that I had to write a review. - Very reasonably priced. - Edgar and Enrique moved everything for a single bedroom apartment from San Jose to San Francisco in little less than four hours, and that too on a stormy day. - They did all with a great attitude and sense of humor. - They brought all the items safely. - Efficiency is the one word that comes to mind when I think of the way they executed the move. - Best of all, when we negotiated the budget, Edgar gave me a high level budget and completed within the specified amount. I don't know why anyone would want to use the high priced movers when these guys get the job done at a reasonable price. For my next move, if these guys are still available, I will definitely want to do business with them.

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 280 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 483 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!

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

Great experience. Prompt arrival and very quick to move my furniture. They even came in under the time estimate. Price was great, got 4 movers for the price most other companies send only 3. Recommend!

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

It was good. We have hired them. They were very polite and they took very good care of our stuff. It was expensive. They had three movers. It was a little high, but they were great that they did. They protected my floors when they came in. They were great. I had an appointment and they confirmed everything the day before. They called before they came. Guys told me when they're on their way.

  • 6 years in business
  • 378 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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D and J moving
4.8
from 166 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana R.
Verified review

The movers were great! So efficient and careful. I’d hire them again in a heartbeat.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vaibhav G.
Verified review

Daniel was pleasant and professional to work with. Ours was his second job in the day but he came on time and set realistic expectations of how long the job would last and how much it would cost. We hired two movers and they worked as fast as they could, with the overall job lasting 6 hours. We would have probably been better off with 3 movers as it would have cost around the same as the job would have been quicker.

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DMC Hauling
5.0
from 146 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 193 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
4.7
from 114 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 153 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

Perez's Moving
5.0
from 100 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Julia C.
Verified review

Felix and team did an awesome job moving us today from one 3bdrm home in SF to another in Daly City! I could not be happier with the value we got for our money and we were so happy to have such efficient movers who were still willing to quickly and meticulously wrap each item to prevent breakage.

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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!!

Ale's Movers
4.6
from 64 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Really great movers! Very fast and efficient. They were an hour late but willing to give us a discount on the cost.

My Move
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Tina H.
Verified review

Had a impressive experience with My Move. First, the sales Rep. Richard is very responsive and responsible. His quote is fair and reasonable, lower than many other movers. For moving your stuff, you don't want to go for the extremely low quote as some of your personal memories simply cannot be replaced. Richard also went beyond and forward to respond my follow-up emails during and after the move. It's quite nice to have him acting as a "case manager", I appreciate this personal touch. Their moving team is also efficient and detail-oriented. They disassemble and assemble our furnitures with care. The moving went pleasant and smoothly. No water damage, no boxes broke. Totally 5 star!

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ruben R.
Verified review

This was the first time using Thumbtack and MP Movers delivered far beyond what I expected. They were professional and had all of the tools needed to complete the job. Communication was great and they were proactive in making sure that everyone was on the same page. I specially liked that they were prepared to take payment through credit card. I would absolutely hire MP Movers again.

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

Used Zhong Xin Moving Company yesterday and they were simply excellent. They arrived exactly on time and the 3 movers that came worked incredibly fast and took great care of protecting the furniture. During the whole move I didn't see them taking any breaks. They went up and down stairs with no complaint. It has been my best experience with a moving company. There are also no hidden costs. For 3 movers it was $120/hour + $20 for diesel. That's it, nothing else. I highly recommend using this company for efficiency, professionalism and a great price.

Movers and Movers
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley G.
Verified review

Movers and Movers is my favorite moving company. These guys turned a nightmare into a daydream - no fooling! I worried and sweated and once they arrived, a brutal day (aren't all moving days?) became a delight. I love my new home, and this was the perfect way to get started. They are hard workers, careful, respectful and have a great business ethic. I recommend Movers and Movers without hesitation.

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!

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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