San Francisco, CA553 Small Moving Professionals near you

Where do you need the small moving professional?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

San Francisco Small Moving Professionals

Browse these small moving companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Francisco.

JP Moving Services
4.8
from 836 reviews
  • 1281 hires on Thumbtack
Allie K.
Verified review

I needed to move a huge, heavy glass-top desk from my apartment in SOMA to my office a few blocks away-- on foot. JP was great from the start. He arrived with a plan and got the job done in under 20 minutes! Every piece was handled with care, and the cost was much lower than quotes I got from big moving companies. I'd definitely book again.

Top Pro
Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 639 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1201 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lora M.
Verified review

Ricardo was very communicative before moving day and the movers were professional, kind, thorough and fast! They made moving day so much easier! I was only moving from one small apartment to another in the same town and it took 2 hours. Thank you to Ricardo and your awesome team!

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 469 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 858 hires on Thumbtack
Dana J.
Verified review

This is my second time using this moving company. The movers are very nice and reliable. The company is also very responsive and accommodating with times. My second move (with same amount of belongings) took 2 hours longer than my first move with same amount of movers (3). They only have one of the movers assembling furniture which adds a lot of time to the clock. It seems as though they could do things a lot more efficiently to decrease time and $$ spent.

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 339 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 612 hires on Thumbtack
PALL I.
Verified review

I had a very good experience. It was a small move. Most of the companies have minimum. MEAA movers did not charge a minimum. The prices were modest. Edgar and his crew were considerate, communicated in timely manner and did a really good job. Also i had made a mistake with the check. Edgar drove back so that i could correct it

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

Great guy! I was really impressed with his professionalism. He suggested the perfect solution even though it was a different moving company for specialized service! A++ would definitely work with him in the future when I have the right job!

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 280 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 486 hires on Thumbtack
Surupa M.
Verified review

I would rate Albion as superior. They were on time and extremely efficient (hence overall lower cost). I have moved several several times and I only wish other moving companies could take a page from their book.

RELOCAL Moving and Storage
4.6
from 282 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 652 hires on Thumbtack
Mohammed K.
Verified review

Recently used Smart Move SF to move from a house to a condo. The condo required the move to be completed by a specific time, which most other moving companies said they wouldn't be able to do. Smart Move SF accomplished the mission - they moved us in time and they did an outstanding job. We previously used several other moving companies and we're happy we tried a new company this time because Rocket Moving was the best by far. Their 'all-inclusive' pricing was truly all-inclusive. There were no surprises, no haggling, no hidden fees. They were professional, showed up on time and packaged everything quite well (ie nothing was damaged). Highly recommended!

  • 6 years in business
  • 395 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

I hired Harp and his friend to move a couch and dresser for me. They were very efficient and Harp was easy to reach, but they put a big scratch in the side of the dresser while moving it. Still, I would probably hire Harp again for a small moving job and just ask him to be a bit more careful.

Top Pro
D and J moving
4.8
from 172 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter Y.
Verified review

They did a great job moving very large pieces of furniture down two flights of stairs and around corners.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shea T.
Verified review

An amazing experience. Never thought moving could be so easy. They took the job last minute, the day before, when my scheduled moving company cancelled. Very polite, very professional, very respectful. Highly recommend them. I will absolutely use them for future moves. Very satisfied

Top Pro
Mister Clean Machine
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey F.
Verified review

5 stars. He came in and helped me pack for a move in no time saving me hours and $$$ in moving cost. He also expertly organized my storage room so that it now functions like an organized closet. He went above an beyond to make sure everything was cleaned and organized. I will for sure be hiring him again.

Top Pro
Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

Matthew helped fix a door that was sticking in my bedroom. He was very meticulous about his work and showed incredible craftsmanship. His attention to customer service is unparalleled. His rates are very reasonable. He was prompt and super-friendly throughout the project. He has much experience working on very high-end home projects, much beyond mine. But what I appreciated is he was able to apply his learnings and high bar of craftsmanship to a very small project that I needed done...at a very reasonable rate. I'll be working with Matthew much more in the future!

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abraham B.
Verified review

Fixed my fence faster than expected and looks good. Very responsive to messages and payment was also easy through Zelle. One small issue was that they did not do enough cleaning and shards of wood were left on the grass, which isn't safe for kids.

Top Pro
M.P Movers
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Senait D.
Verified review

Marquis was able to move a large size couch via a narrow and difficult entrance with ease and delivered it in perfect condition. I would absolutely hire Marquis and his colleague again and highly recommend them!

Top Pro
Toro Moving
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle D.
Verified review

Working with Nick and Toro Moving was a positive experience. Nick was very responsive and professional. Would definitely use as a moving company again. Thanks, Nick!

Top Pro
Amber
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Amber was amazing! She helped me move into my apartment after moving cross country and he knew I could fit a home into my new San Fran apartment - well Amber helped me do it!

  • 10 years in business
  • 46 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.

Top Pro
Elite Power Washing
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan B.
Verified review

I had a small moving project that needed to be coordinated like a Swiss watch movement: a very nice antique bookcase (that I just had refinished) and was transporting myself via a uhaul truck on a Friday morning to a destination some 70 miles away, had to be carefully unloaded and moved. More, I also had to get the displaced furniture moved to the garage (a small entertainment unit and small wooden book case) AND get capable people to do it with basically one day’s notice! The pressure was on! I literally posted my request on Thursday at 3:49 am (couldn’t sleep!). Elite Power Washing came to my rescue! They were the first to respond with a very reasonable quote, agreed to an 8:30 am appointment on Friday, and reassured me that they were up for the task. Mike and Juan arrived promptly, took direction on my suggestions on how to transport the piece (after I had watched how my furniture refinisher and his cohort had moved it), and placed it gently in the right spot. Mike and Juan are calm, courteous, considerate, and caring. They are professional, punctual, and take pride in what they do. I will definitely add them to my roster of professionals that I can count on, and will contact them for future jobs. I will assess my gutters and power washing needs as well... Happy and Relieved! Susan B.

MUVER Moving & Deliveries
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher F.
Verified review

I cannot say enough good things about my excellent moving experience with Robert. I recently had to do a big move and trash removal. As you can imagine I was under quite a bit if stress researching moving companies and how to handle the situation. My friends recommend using Muver and brought up Robert's name. With Robert's help all stress went away immediately. His professionalism and attention to detail made everything simple and stress free. I would highly recommend Robert for any type of moving, trash removal, etc. Jobs.

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Ellie K.
Verified review

Alex and company are amazing! We were being strung along by our big-name moving company, and needed to be in Missouri to start a new job. After yet another delay, and yet another "guarantee", we were desperate and found AmerApex Moving. Alex contacted us on a Monday and by Thursday, they were there! They were absolute lifesavers, and did everything they could to take care of our belongings and make us feel at ease. And then they were in Missouri by Saturday to unload everything in our new house! On top of that, they are incredibly friendly and made a stressful situation feel much lighter. We can't thank Alex enough, and wish every moving company out there could be half as professional and effective as his!

imoving company
4.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia S.
Verified review

These two men were absolutely amazing. Not only did they go above and beyond when it came to moving, but the were punctual, kind, hardworking, and deserving of the best possible tip. Would highly, highly recommend.

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 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.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.