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San Carlos Budget Movers

Browse these budget movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Carlos.

JP Moving Services
from 836 reviews
  • 1282 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
from 643 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen O.
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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!

from 470 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 861 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew G.
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Carlos & his team were outstanding. They showed up early, were very hard working and did a great job moving our 1800 square foot home. We had a hard couch that wouldn't fit through a door and without any hesitation they were able to lift this using a pulley system up through the upstairs balcony. I will use two friends movers again when I move for sure! Great guys.

MEAA movers and junk removers
from 341 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 618 hires on Thumbtack
Randy T.
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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
from 283 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
Kirk L.
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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.

Albion Moving and Storage
from 281 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 487 hires on Thumbtack
Donald S.
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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
from 274 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 412 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
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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
from 286 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 659 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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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
  • 402 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
from 172 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc C.
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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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  • 7 years in business
  • 213 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Needed last minute move out clean up debris removal at house I was leaving. Delores worked thru a communication glitch ( due to scheduling this on move day with lots of other going on). Her hauler came within the time window needed the next day, completed job on time and within budget. A+

Leclair Moving
from 117 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Dan P.
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They were actually early for the move which I greatly appreciated. Pavel was courteous and got the job done quickly. I have no reservations in recommending Leclair Moving.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
from 78 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Camden V.
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It's hard to express how happy we are with Matt's work. I just can't do it justice in writing. He was honest, reasonable, worked within out budget, kind, and his work was fantastic quality. We are so happy with the final project. We started with an unruly backyard; he tore everything out, created a blank slate and got it ready for turf to be installed. He also built a beautiful deck with lighting and steps. Could not recommend more highly.

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M.P Movers
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Prasad M.
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Marquis did an outstanding job moving my kids sofa, dining table and assembling bed, desk and other items. He was patient and spent extra hours when the bed needed additional unexpected assembly work. He’s on my top handyman list now!

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Toro Moving
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 !

  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas G.
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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.

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Alfonso Gutierrez
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Oliver H.
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Alfonso showed a level of skill and willingness to help that I was not expecting from someone from Thumbtack. He was eager to do more work and the detail he put into the job made me feel I was getting value and quality within my budget, and he brought all the equipment needed to do the job right, much of which would be a significant investment for me if I did it myself. I am hiring him to do two or three more lines of ethernet, and I look forward to looking him up for even more work in the future.

MUVER Moving & Deliveries
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
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This guy was definitely on top of it, definitely knows the ins and outs of moving and packing. Even corrected some things that I overlooked to keep my stuff safe and intact. Wife and kids even got a kick out of him and enjoyed his company at the same time. He's obviously a family guy. They say moving happens in threes and I've already recommended two other people to Robert. This guy has worth ethic and common courtesy in which you don't see in people anymore. Robert definitely deserves the work if you're looking for his services! 100 percent money well spent!

Montano Moving
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lonnie T.
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I hired Montano moving to move move my elderly grandmother possessions out of her house to a storage.Highly recomend! I spoke with anthony the owner Montano moving the night prior to move .He came with his crew, did every thing he said they were going to do! Support small business!Great company!👌

AmerApex Moving
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Teresa M.
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The movers at AmerApex Moving could not have done a better job moving our belongings over 2,000 miles away. The crew was on time, polite, very careful, and kept the move fun and in good spirits. Nothing was damaged and the price did not budge a penny. Thank you again for making my move across country stress free. I will be recommending AmerApex Moving to all my friends and family!

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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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
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
  • 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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