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Browse these moving labor services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Rafael.

JP Moving Services
4.8
from 836 reviews
  • 1281 hires on Thumbtack
Joy B.
Verified review

I really was surprised how fast they were. They really know what they are doing. The cost was so much less than I expected this to be. I don't know why I have never hired moving labor before considering how often I move. This was a very good experience and I will use their service again the next time I move. Thank you!

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Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 643 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Malgorzata D.
Verified review

Organized and very easy to work with. The moving process was very smooth.

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 470 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 860 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
Verified review

We hired 3 of Santos' team to help us unpack two PODS. They turned up early and got right down to work, moving furniture and boxes into our house and garage. They handled everything with great care, unwrapping and folding the blankets we had used. They placed everything where we wanted it to be, they assembled the furniture and ensured that everything was working properly before they left. The guys were friendly and professional. I would absolutely recommend Two Friends Movers to anyone looking for help with their move.

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 341 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 617 hires on Thumbtack
Fay C.
Verified review

Edgar and his team helped me move my stuff in a U-box shipped long distance from another state to an apartment here in San Francisco. Because the U-box arrival date was only tentative I had to reschedule my moving time with them twice. Edgar was very responsive and understanding to my requests and tried his best to make the time work. On the moving day they arrived on time, did the job faster than expected, and were professional about handling stuff. They are also very cheerful, which makes it pleasant to do business with them!

Patrick Frederick
4.8
from 283 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
Summer I.
Verified review

Patrick was great to work with. I was moving down the hall of the same building and didn't want to pack/ unpack. He was really flexible, helped me move all the big furniture, put a bunch of things in storage and even helped me put away some stuff!

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 281 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 487 hires on Thumbtack
Cosmo W.
Verified review

Albion was great. After finding them on thumbtack I called and asked them about our planned move. They gave us an estimated time, talked through the things we could do to help, and said they'd be there at 10am on moving day. A week and a half later at 10am exactly they knocked on our door. The whole move went great, they moved our TV, a custom built computer and many other things we had trouble packing. It turns out they had to share an elevator at the new building, which slowed them down a bit. Had this not been the case I think their original estimate would have been spot on. Even with this slow down it wasn't that far off. On top of that their rates are very reasonable. Go with Albion.

RELOCAL Moving and Storage
4.5
from 286 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 658 hires on Thumbtack
Reese W.
Verified review

Could not be more impressed with ReloCal Moving! We are complete slackers who chose to move last minute on the weekend. Thankfully they could accommodate and were a treat to work with. Sam was super helpful on the phone. Robert and Jake were great! They gave us a call when they were on the way- showed up on time- and made the moving process a breeze (saying something, we were like half prepared ha!) The guys were hilarious and brightened what would normally be a very stressful experience. They also treated all our very cheap ikea junk like priceless antiques. Those guys work fast too! They were awesome and the move was...dare I say...fun?! Definitely recommending them to any friends looking for awesome movers in the bay. Thanks y'all!

  • 6 years in business
  • 401 hires on Thumbtack
Justin S.
Verified review

Boy these guys have their job cut out for them! Moving a 200 pound painting up a narrow stair case, and then hanging it. I will no doubt use them again! Thanks guys :-)

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

Jeff & Jesus came down to the SoBay to help us move apts on labor day weekend with no extra/hidden charges or hoops to jump through. I was really impressed with their flexibility (i had to change my move date bc the new apt wasnt ready) & relieved they were still avail to move us that sunday. I still cant believe they moved everything into the new place & set up the furniture how i wanted to, in just 2 hours! I was totally relieved, thankful & grateful for their help. They were respectful, efficient, punctual, & personable. I will absolutely be using their services in the future.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 228 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

MHBA
4.3
from 127 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Brandie B.
Verified review

Ten stars!!! Highly recommend 100%!!! Drew (owner) and crew ‘Andy’ went above & beyond to cater to our specific individual needs at last minute with an unbelievably affordable rate; could not be beat by competitors. Highly impressed with Punctuality, Professionalism, and Strong, Hard, Efficient Labor; numerous staircases, so fast. Great Movers, amazing Great people. Would absolutely, absolutely use them again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Toru M.
Verified review

The crews came to my house showed great professionalism. They carefully handled our furniture and other bulky items from a large electric piano to garden patio set. Only thing I didn't like was some communication gap b/w their manager and myself. I initially asked if it's possible to take shoes off so that crews don't bring any dirt into our house. He practically declined for safety reason, I would understand. In exchange, he offered to bring many pads so that their main paths will be covered with it. Also, he mentioned that they start at 9:30 am. On the moving day, the crews arrived before 9 am because their manager said starting time is 9 am. Also, they didn't bring any pads for the floor. They said their manager didn't mention anything about it. These were very disappointing. Again, the crews worked hard and did jobs well done. The other thing is how they count the hours. It's somewhat weird that adding the doubled driving time on top of the total duration time. The total duration already includes driving time. If the driving time should double, then adding portion should be just another driving time, and it shouldn't add double since it makes a tripled time in the end. Also, the appointment was 9:30 am, but they wanted to count from 8:30 am because they started at that time. That didn't make sense, and I asked I don't understand, we settled to charge from 9 am instead. I don't know if these are a standard practice of moving industry, but I wish they could explain more clearly beforehand (the estimate didn't say anything about those details.)

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

Matthew does fantastic work, is punctual, friendly, and very thorough. I look forward to hiring him for more work in the future.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Korrigan C.
Verified review

Great value, responsive both before and during the job, good quality work. Will be hiring again in the future.

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Prasad M.
Verified review

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
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suresh R.
Verified review

Was absolutely a smooth transaction. I had a labor only move to move a heavy piece of furniture upstairs. Nick and his colleague breezed through it and both the furniture and the house were amply protected through the entire move. Would definitely recommend him to my friends.

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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
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
Verified review

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!

gonzalez hauling and moving
4.2
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Harold B.
Verified review

They did an awesome job moving two houses. Very responsive and work ethics is above and beyond. Great doing business with them.

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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!

MoversRUs
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Julie H.
Verified review

Jay and Rob did an amazing job moving my girlfriend and I from OK to WA. The load took about 4 hours and unloading about 2 hours. Delivery was in three days. QUICK. Very satisfied to have hired them. I will recommend to others.

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.

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