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Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ms. L.
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Moving, in itself, is so enormously stressful. It sucks, and I regularly do everything I can during an apartment hunt to avoid moving at all costs - aka, finding a place that I'm going to stay in for as long as possible. But there are moments in life when it's just unavoidable, like when it's time to move into your own home as a single mother. Which means moving stress is inevitable. Conrad is a God sent. I can't even begin to describe how incredibly awesome, wonderful, and hassle-free he made my moving. He finished the unload at my new place about less than 24 hrs ago and OH MY GOD I am so grateful to him and his guys for rocking it. I didn't want to waste money on paying movers to move when I could move them myself, but they were experts with the big and bulky pieces and storage bins and boxes....CONRAD OVER EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS....which was fantastically priced compared to others in the area. I should mention too that my request was last minute yet he immediately offered to show up with his crew, a big broad smile, strong helping hands and very accommodating on price. Even better yet, he did it so fast in the scorching heat. ENORMOUS THANKS AND LOVE to conrad. Truly, you made the conclusion of my move so stress-free and easy that my sorrow of leaving my old place and concern of unpacking in my new place is just totally gone. I will absolutely use you...I hope not....😊 in the future and recommend them to any and all people moving. God bless Leonie

Perez Handyman Services
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher S.
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They were fast, efficient, and courteous as well as being a value compared to other prices from different companies

Cody's Movers
4.5
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Raquel T.
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We used Cody's Movers to help us unpack our moving van when we arrived in Southern California in September. They were wonderful--very quick! Great price.

West Coast movers
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
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I highly recommend West Coast Movers. I found my new handy man for life... J.C. is extremely fair, and honest. I will also use him when I need a mover. Great company...

TC Movers
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Dylan B.
Verified review

TC Movers did a great job. We had multiple locations to load/unload at, starting in Thousand Oaks. They showed up on time and were very professional, finishing the job in the amount of time that they estimated, despite having over an hour of traffic. Would definitely recommend.

The G-Force
4.1
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth D.
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The work was very good and everything was completed at the estimated cost. Overall, I am very happy with the services. We had a few scheduling delays related to materials not arriving on time, so I am giving four stars instead of five.

Helping Hands
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Oscar F.
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After helping family and friends move, I was burned out and decided to look for movers when moving my parents into my house. I received a response from Dudley Moving, the price was good, the guys were on time and easy to talk to. They got the job done, no damages. I will be using them again in the near future to move more furniture for another family member.

MOVE TIME
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angela C.
Verified review

We use Move Time for all business and personal moves. We've had experience with a variety of movers over the years, and now make sure to work our move schedule only when Move Time is available. Rock star, 100% trustworthy, and goes the extra mile. Rodney even spent extra time ensuring my rickety table was back to solid (from before he even touched it.) He cares about doing the job on time, on budget, and with clear communication...

Magnificent Movers, Inc
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Rikki G.
Verified review

Magnificent Movers made my move simply that, Magnificent! They arrived early, hustled and hurried, were extremely careful with my belongings, and even super patient with me even when a was extremely stressed. I can only imagine how stressful my move would've been without them. Thank you Mag Move team!!

  • 1 year in business
Adriana A.
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I can’t say enough great things about these guys!! This is what a moving experience should be like. They were on time, friendly and ready to get to work. They worked very effectively and efficiently to get the job done. I really can’t say enough and would absolutely recommend them to anyone moving. We would use them again in a heartbeat!!!! If you are looking for movers, look no further.

Last Minute Movers
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine B.
Verified review

On time, so helpful and supportive.

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Because we are a 2nd generation family owned business.

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Fixed Price Movers is proud to announce our new Santa Barbara branch! We started out in Burbank, CA, and are now super excited to be serving the beautiful Santa Barbara County! Fixed Price Movers Santa Barbara is pretty much the hottest moving ticket in town. Are you moving? Give us a call today (or tomorrow works too)!

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University Movers is a licensed moving and relocation company based in Santa Barbara, CA. We offer local, nationwide, and worldwide packages ranging from individual-piece moves to full-service packing, transportation, and project management. University Movers is a community-focused company that large enough to make a difference, yet close enough to offer premium quality and personalized service to every client. Whether you are traveling across the street or across the world, we are Santa Barbara's best value in moving.

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Buck's Movers & Piano Pro's is one of the most respected moving companies in Santa Barbra and throughout California. Buck's Movers knows that your house is your number one investment but how you fill your house is what makes it a home. With that in mind, Buck's Movers & Piano Pro's treats every item with respect and care. We can handle single item moves like a piano or machinery or entire homes and/or businesses. Buck's Movers & Piano Pro's provides residential and commercial moves for local, long distance or international. Items may include cars, clocks, pianos, machinery and vaults. Call Buck's Movers & Piano Pros today.

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Our mission is to provide our customers with the “best value in moving” through superior service, reasonable costs, and adherance to the highest standards in the moving industry.

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I am a journeyman carpenter.I have 20+yrs experience in the trades.Built homes from the ground up as well as extensive remodels.Im detailed oriented very efficient and honest clean cut and like working with my hands.I can work within your budget.If finances are an issue I can work with u on that it's not a problem.My father has been in the moving business for over 50yrs. He is what they call a master mover.He taught me all phases of the moving business.Most importantly to make the customer feel relaxed and stress free.We install felt pads on all furniture being placed by on hard surfaced floors free of charge.We give 10% discount to all seniors students and veterans.We supply a majority of packing material at no charge.

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I just got the 1982 GMC trunk and want get some think going for my self.

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We are a moving company, locally owned and operated. Estabished in 1988, we have been relocating people and their possessions for a long time. We provide service locally and nationwide, large or small, we do it all! We also provide load/off loading service, on premises and piece moves, expert packing and crating service. We also ship domestic and international, from a small package to furniture, motor vehicles, art work, antiques, and machinery. We also have rental trucks for local and one way. Our repeat customers and our new customers love our short notice service! We have professional full time employees that are willing and able to satisfy all of your moving needs. Call us any time.

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Hello my name is Anthony Nunez I'm an experienced carpenter/tradesmen/mover with many great references I have all the tools ,15 ft boxtruck and knowledge to complete projects/moves, along with that I have a crew Of two men who are physically fit and extra cautious with your belongings . We can get this done for a flat rate Or hourly which includes labor and transportation and we are always Available if you have any questions feel free to call

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 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.

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.

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