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Santa Ana Budget Movers

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MGB Relocations
4.7
from 336 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 597 hires on Thumbtack
Mariko W.
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Earlier this month, MGB Relocations helped with a 350 mile move that required an overnight stay. Mario and his team were very professional and very helpful. He worked with us on and our budget to accommodate our needs. His team brought all the materials needed to disassemble and reassemble furniture as needed, plus covers to protect the mattresses. We had not finished packing when his team arrived (our fault as they were on time) and they were able to plastic wrap some bookshelves with items still in it to make the move even easier. Mario said that his job is to make our move easy and he was true to his word. We appreciate MGB Relocations for helping to make a stressful event go smoothly. I recommend them for any move, whether long distance or local.

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Shift It Moving
4.7
from 286 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 519 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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They were professional, respectful, accommodating and courteous. They were very aware of the time and my budget and managed it well. There were no hidden charges or extra fees. I had heavy items that had to be moved to an upstairs apartment, navigating narrow entryways and it went off without a hitch or ding :) I would definitely recommend this company and would use them again.

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Tony's delivery and labor
4.9
from 252 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 346 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal F.
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Moving is so stressful,and moving in 100+ degree heat makes it more so. Tony's drivers were so amazing, they took care of everything and kept our spirits up, by staying positive and keeping us laughing. I would recommend them for anyone looking for amazing movers in So Cal.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doc F.
Verified review

"Lucky Moves It" is the most professional service I've ever used in moving. The company and the man took care of everything. It made my move between States seamless. They are on time, on execution and on quoted budget. They don't just move, they plan, project and then execute. thank you for everything....Doc

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News Moving Company
4.9
from 192 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 367 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cedric L.
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The price was great, they were on time, they were flexible when the move required an unplanned extra location... I'd definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone needing good work on a budget.

Larry's Quality Moving
4.9
from 136 reviews
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
Cecilia P.
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Larry's Quality Moving provided excellent and professional service for my moving needs. Also, the moving cost was very reasonable.

FLASH MOVING
4.7
from 138 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 278 hires on Thumbtack
Dane P.
Verified review

Barry and his team of guys were amazing! My fiancé and I moved into a new house and we weren’t 100% sure about how we wanted the furniture arranged. These guys were totally happy to shift things around for us here and there until we were totally happy. Really amazing considering all the heavy lifting and hard work. I would most definitely use Flash moving again and will reconmend then to anyone I know who’s in the process of moving. Thanks again guys!

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Michaelson Moving Company
5.0
from 110 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
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Debbie S.
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Michaelson Moving Company moved a very heavy sofa bed downstairs to our garage. They arrived right on time and completed this move in a careful, professional manner. Would definitely use them again.

Aleks's Movers
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Dale G.
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Alex is the best without a doubt. Very happy with the results and would and will use him again. Will also recommend him to anyone thinking of moving. Courtious and respectful.

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Venture Concepts
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard H.
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Dave was friendly and professional in person, on the phone and on-line. He moved my cabinet w/o a problem, even though I had underestimated its weight. I would definitely go to him with my next moving job.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Josh H.
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Wow!!! Brett made this super easy and fast. Within a few minutes of putting my request into Thumbtack, he provided me with a price and we set everything up. He showed up promptly at the time we had specified, and he was in and out in a flash! Thanks, Brett, for getting rid of my old couch and chair!!

  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Jezette L.
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I hired Mike & Shaw based on their responsiveness to initial inquiry (and follow-up) and value (though slightly higher than others in consideration). What sealed the deal was their knowledge of moving a piano that did not require them to ask me about the weight, how many men would be needed and charging an additional hourly rate just to move the piano. Marie was amazing as the scheduling of the move was last minute and encountered obstacles on both our ends on two different days. Yet, they were committed to making it happen and the third day scheduled was the charm. While I moved from a 3 bedroom townhouse to a 5 bedroom home, I pared down what was moved to 1 bedroom of furniture, kitchen table/chairs, desk, piano, tv stand and end table along with boxes; the latter I requested all be put into the garage. My hope was this would be done within 4 hours as I was on a tight budget but it took an additional 2 hours beyond my expectation. Nontheless, the job was done to completion. Mike spent additional 15-20 minutes off clock trying to secure the footboard of my bed that was loose due age, wear and tear, and no doubt previous 4 moves of assemble and reassemble during the 12 years of ownership. Thanks!

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KC Removal Service
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren R.
Verified review

These guys were the best. I reached out to them last minute and they responded very quickly. Three guys helped move from my place downstairs, up a narrow and tricky staircase upstairs. They handled all of my furniture with extreme care and worked very quickly, they finished in half an hour. At the end, they charged me $40 which is such a great deal considering all the furniture they moved and how heavy everything was.

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New Life Moving
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sweet Noel K.
Verified review

State to state moving was very easy with New Life Moving Company. Guys were very professional. Wrapped all furniture. No scratches, nothing got broken. Everything went well. Highly recommending. On time pickup and drop off. Good service , very friendly and good price.

Cloud 9 Movers LLC
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Cassi B.
Verified review

Was able to receive a quote and schedule the move very easily through Allen. Was told the movers would arrive between 10-11am on the day of the move and they arrived right on time. Both movers were friendly and professional and did a great job with handling several pieces of heavy and antique furniture. They both worked hard the entire time with only stopping for a quick lunch break, which they didn't count as our moving time. In the end the move took a little longer than our original quote, but it was well worth it to have their help as they were hard workers and took the time to even put furniture back together and move it when I requested. Would gladly hire them again and recommend for anyone looking to move soon!

Safe N' Fast Movers
4.3
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
Verified review

I was just looking for a local company for a relatively small move, we moved from a 3 bedroom condo to a house. From my previous experience, I did not want to call the big national guys, they are too proud of themselves and charge big bucks. I was trying to stay under $900 budget. I called 4 companies. When I talked to Chris at Safe N Fast Movers, I knew, these are the guys I am going with. Chris was straight to the point, he asked me questions regarding the items being moved and gave me the rates. He also e-mailed me the quote right after we spoke. The rest went very smooth too. The crew of 3 men arrived on time at 8:00am and Ed went over the moving agreement with me, all as we discussed, no surprises. They worked at a good pace and what we really liked that they wrapped all the furniture nicely, so no scuffed and scraped corners, everything arrived beautifully at the new house. They even put together the beds, woohoo!!! And by the way, I was still under my budget so I gave them good tips. So if you are in South OC and looking for movers call Safe N Fast

New era epoxy coatings
4.4
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay D.
Verified review

Antonio was very professional and responsive. He worked on a creative solution to keep the project within our limited budget. When he got thrown a curve ball, he came back to our site twice over two days, showing his commitment and dedication to a good end product. I highly recommend!

Best Moving Day
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Smile R.
Verified review

Very hardworking. They keep my furniture safe. Highly recommended.

Down Town Movers
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ruby F.
Verified review

This was my first time using movers and if I move again I will definitely do it again. The two gentlemen showed up right on time and went straight to work. They were very responsive leading up to the move and on the day of they got in and out very quickly. They were careful with all of my furniture and placed everything right where I wanted it. It was a great experience.

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!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lori Wickham
Verified review

Such a great moving company! Will refer to all my friends & 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 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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