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San Carlos Budget Movers

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JP Moving Services
4.7
from 816 reviews
  • 1255 hires on Thumbtack
Maria E.
Verified review

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 611 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1166 hires on Thumbtack
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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 452 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 837 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 334 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 603 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.

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 276 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 467 hires on Thumbtack
Donald S.
Verified review

Steve and Joe were excellent! Professional and friendly. They worked together in perfect timing. It was the easiest move I have ever had and the price fit my budget perfectly! Thank you Steve and Joe!

Moving Services Transport
4.8
from 258 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

These folks were on time, professional and did a really great job! Came in right on budget, I would highly recommend them!

ReloCal Moving and Storage
4.5
from 237 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 545 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
  • 349 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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
4.9
from 156 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 242 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Philippa A.
Verified review

I've hired Jeff & Jesus for multiple office-related moving projects, and they are so great every time that I also hired them for when I had to move into a new apartment. As always, they were efficient, professional, friendly, helpful, and able to solve every little problem my husband and I were concerned about. They dismantled and reassembled our large bed and dining table easily and quickly. They also helped us remove some screws in the wall that my husband had been unable to take out himself. The whole process was seamless and low-stress. I highly recommend Jeff & Jesus; they are incredibly reliable, and amazing at what they do.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
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Marc C.
Verified review

My experience moving with Ddt was perfect! They were on time, and got the job completed incredibly fast. Definitely will use them anytime I have to move in the future.

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DMC Hauling
4.9
from 133 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelli M.
Verified review

Couldn’t be more pleased with DMC Hauling. They arrive a few minutes earlier than expected, and completed the job quickly and efficiently. I would definitely recommend them and would happily hire them again for any hauling/ moving needs.

Leclair Moving
4.7
from 100 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen G.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Leclair Moving! They were very careful with all of my things and covered my furniture, mattress, and mirrors in plastic to prevent any damage during the move. I highly recommend this company and would use them again!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew A.
Verified review

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!

IxI Design
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Gail M.
Verified review

Justin mounted a large 65" TV for us in our family room. He was on time, reliable, knowledgeable, and very detailed oriented. He was able to complete the project with no issues. We will call Brian again for other projects that we have coming up. I recommend Brian if you want to hire an experienced, honest professional. He will be back to do more for us. His prices are very reasonable. We did paid Brian more than what he quoted us for his work, because it entailed extra things and he was very flexible with helping us out. Brian did an excellent job!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Vijayakrishna K.
Verified review

They did the moving experience good. With out a single scratch on any stuff they finished the work in expected time. They are very professional and also nice. Overall very nice experience working with them.

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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

Tony is fantastic! From the very beginning, communication was great - he always responded immediately. On moving day, his team arrived as promised, wasted zero time, took care with our things and got the job done - with speed, care, kindness, and professionalism. Thank you!

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TORO Moving and Delivery
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Kayras B.
Verified review

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 !

  • 10 years in business
  • 30 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
Natasha C.
Verified review

Impressed with their professionalism . They helped me pack with extreme care, moved everything gently and helped me to unpack and make the new home cozy. It was a very pleasant experience in stressful time of moving. Trustfull , commited and safe. Totally refer 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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San Carlos, CA

  • Move type
    3-4 bedroom house
  • Move distance
    Under 10 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    No, I need movers to supply transportation
  • Additional services needed
    Packing belongings into boxes, Furniture assembly and disassembly
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    21-40
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    21-40
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    Please insert number of flights here (1)
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    The location has an elevator
  • Details
    We might need help some packing. Also we would need an on-site estimate.
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