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MGB Relocations
4.7
from 331 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 582 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn K.
Verified review

We moved from Carlsbad to Carmel Valley in one day. MGB movers were excellent. They arrived on time and worked very hard. They were extremely pleasant and delivered all of our belongings (including a baby grand piano) undamaged. They did not have any hidden fees. The final cost was very reasonable and was exactly what we were expecting. We are currently renting while we find the right house but when we move we will definitely use MGB relocations again.

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Shift It Moving
4.7
from 283 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 514 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chandra K.
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The movers were on time and very effective in moving the furniture . It definitely was our best experience with the movers and would definitely recommend to anyone else . Great job, Thank you for helping us with the move.

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Tony's delivery and labor
4.9
from 244 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 334 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
ROXANN M.
Verified review

I found Tony's delivery and labor right here on thumbtack, he reached out to me after hearing about my 1bedroom apartment move. After going through tons of quotes with other companies, he gave me a great price. The movers were on time, very friendly and very knowledgeable. Tony even called during the move to make sure we were satisfied with just how everything was going. I'm extremely grateful to have found these guys. They saved us so many headaches that come with moving.

  • 7 years in business
  • 575 hires on Thumbtack
Allyson B.
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All Round Professional Moving Company sent two guys to handle my long distance move. From Long Beach, CA to the Bay Area. I spent a lot of time talking to Jane who was extremely helpful and explained things like 'double-drive time.' One of the requests I had was that the movers pick my stuff up and drop it off the same day. It's about 5 1/2 hours driving time which they were able to accomodate. I agreed to pay a flat a rate of $1,700, and if the movers took longer than 6 hours to load and unload I would be charged additional fees per hour over. We agreed to have the movers start between 7 am - 7:30am. They should up at 7:45 which was fine because they started the time once they begun. The movers brought boxes, wardrobe boxes, blankets, plastic wrap, tape and dollies. I did most of the packing myself the night before. They used blankets and plastic wrap to protect my furniture. I offered them coffee and waters but they only wanted water. They didn't stop for breaks once. They finished loading at 9:20 am. They arrived at my new place at exactly 6pm. Unloaded within 2 hours so I wasn't charged extra hourly rates. The only thing could've gone better is the payment. When I booked the move I was charged a 50$ deposit to hold my appointment with them. I was told that I would be charged the flat fee we agreed upon later that day; but that didn't happen. Due to work I had to stay in Long Beach for a couple extra days so I did not follow them to my new home. My parents instead were there to help them out. Once the move was finished, the movers asked my parents to pay them. Then played phone tag for the next 20 minutes and spoke to three different people on when I was going to pay. One of the managers called me and said I needed to fill out a payment authorization form. Which I wasn't able to do because it was Sunday at 8pm and I didn't have a computer with me. Long story short I gave them my card number over the phone and had my parents fill out the rest of the form and then texted a picture of the form to the manager. It would've been easier if they had just charged me from the beginning or gave me the form to fill out when I saw them that morning. Other than that everything was great. I haven't seen or inspected my stuff yet but nothing was broken as far as I know! I would definitely hire them again!

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News Moving Company
4.9
from 186 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 364 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I had an excellent experience. The company replied to my Thumbtack request immediately. They also communicated well through email and text messages as we got closer to the date. The movers were quick and professional. The movers also removed a curtain rod and put one up at the move-in location. I was extremely pleased with this company!

Larry's Quality Moving
4.9
from 136 reviews
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

Larry and chris were very nice and fast! They came a little early than the appointment which is a plus for me and introduce themselves with a smile. They took care of my furnitures very well and very careful on moving in our stuff to our new home. No hidden fees, what you quoted for is what you get. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs a fast, accurate and professional movers. I will call them again whenever I need their help. Thanks Larry and Chris. We had a very good quality experience with your service! Thanks a lot!!

5 Star Moving Company
4.6
from 147 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 284 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia K.
Verified review

This was my first time using professional movers and I was very impressed. Mike and Sam were very available to answer my questions prior to the move and the guys who helped the day of were amazing. They showed up ready to work and finished much quicker than we had expected. 5 star was affordable and provided great service. We will be using them again and would refer friends and family.

FLASH MOVING
4.7
from 135 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
Monica K.
Verified review

Galina was very helpful when scheduling our appointment, and even shifted some things around to accommodate our timing. Our movers were very professional and well-prepared. Highly recommend!

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Michaelson Moving Company
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Natasha O.
Verified review

Michaelson movers did a great job on our move, they were extremely professional and quick!

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Qshark Moving Company
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Albert J.
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QShark provided everything that I needed from a moving company. Punctual work and professional Movers. Sergei and Max were fantastic.

Muscle MoversLA
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi M.
Verified review

With ease ,and trust ,it was a remarkable careful job done by highly professional movers . i was so stressed from moving ,and these guys went above and beyond to make the experience effortless for our family .

Alex's Movers
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Mike T.
Verified review

Aleksander was able to make an appointment and arrive same day and move my mattress, box spring, and frame professionally and with ease. I have rarely had such luck in hiring movers before, and Aleksander was definitely the right choice!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

He moved a large, heavy credenza. It was turned down by 3 charitable organizations that wasted my time by assuring me on the phone it would be removed, but each time their movers rejected it. Brett is careful, professional and pleasant.

Spend Less For Movers
4.6
from 78 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas G.
Verified review

The company called to verify our appointment the day before. The movers were on time. They were organized and had all of the right tools, like boxes and wraps. Very efficient, they knew their business. They were very friendly and very reasonable for top notch service. I will definitely use them again.

  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Sara E.
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We hired these guys to move some items into storage for us. Communication was great and they packed up everything and moved it all into the space really fast. Would definitely recommend if you need some friendly and professional movers for a job! Thanks again!

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KC Removal Service
4.7
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Anoli P.
Verified review

Both Kevin and Tyrell worked as swiftly as they could. They came prepared with tools, and dollies (during the move, he went to his truck and got another dolly, which ate up sometime). Overall, both movers were professional in language, demeanor, appearance, and were very polite. A few pieces of critical feedback. We had our appointment scheduled at 7:30, and they arrived at 8:00. I do wish they moved a bit faster, because we originally only scheduled for 2 hours, but it took 3 hours, and on top of that my two roommates and I were helping. If you use them, ask them to bring a bigger floor dolly to move more at a time.

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PTM Movers
4.6
from 59 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina S.
Verified review

We had our floors refinished and needed to move furniture out of a few rooms into another room. I got many quotes that were expensive for this type of job. PTM Movers were reasonable and helpful. Dave is super-responsive and got back to me right away. The guys showed up on time and did the job very well. We're having them come back to move everything back into place. If you need a mover you can rely on, give PTM a call!

HAPPY HOME MOVING INC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Rose C.
Verified review

Honestly I would recommend these guys over and over again. I called them with a 24 hour notice of moving a 1bdr and they were the only moving company to be able to accommodate my needs. I had Edward and Sergei as my movers and these guys were professional, friendly and hard working and made this whole stressful situation into a more relaxing experience. They handled my belongings with great care and took the time to make sure I understood all that was being done.

Safe N' Fast Movers
4.3
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
Verified review

Just finished our move with this company and besides a few hiccups with miscommunication through (Chris or Alex the dispatchers or owners, not really sure who I was talking to the whole time) we are pretty pleased. First I chatted back and fourth on Yelp about the price quote and he had scheduled me and never told me what time so I had to call and approve the time since he just assumed his chosen time would work with me and never told me what time it was. Then I made it very clear I needed 30 minute notice before the guys show up, since my stuff was in a storage and I would have to have time to meet them there to let them in. Somehow, even though I had called him multiple times from my cell phone he managed to write it down wrong. Therefore I was not informed the movers were coming until they were there and I called the company and they called them to get the correct number. Anyhow we were VERY VERY PLEASED WITH CYLE AND ELIO as our movers, they were FRIENDLY, EFFICIENT and VERY PROFESSIONAL. They moved some very heavy things of ours with a long walking distance to the upstairs apartment and were really great, I just wish we knew we could have used 3 guys to take some of the load off these two and get it done a bit quicker. Lastly, the company did meet us in the middle and started our time 15 minutes later because of the mishap in the beginning, which saved me 30

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K Moving
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg J.
Verified review

Highly recommended. On time, very fast and careful movers. Joe and Alano were my movers and did a great job at a great price. Will use again. Thank you!

Moving Packing Group
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Matt S.
Verified review

Very surprised to get such a moving service from Anaheim to Irvine. I also had some office furniture purchased in Garden Grove. Movers did it all in one day. Considering that I had full 4 bedroom guys did really a tremendous job. Highly recommended. Do not remember their name but they are truly hardworking people. Hard to come by this days.

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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