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TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 453 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 838 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle C.
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Working with Two Friends Movers was incredible! They showed up on time and immediately started getting to work packing everything efficiently and meticulously. We hadn't finished putting everything in boxes yet but they helped us pack and brought the right equipment and extra tape and boxes. They unpacked everything at our new place carefully without damaging a single item. Payment was super easy (they accept credit cards for an extra 4%). From start to finish, it only took 4 hours to move our entire apartment. And they did this in the rain! I highly recommend working with these guys!

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 334 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 603 hires on Thumbtack
Doug L.
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These guys are super professional. I needed help packing up my belongings and disassembly of my bed. They did a fantastic job. Very efficient and well prepared.

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 276 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 468 hires on Thumbtack
Zheng C.
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I hired Albion Moving and Storage for my move on my first home. They came on time (early even!) and was very responsive with any questions or concerns I had. I was stressed with working and packing, but their 2 man crew moved everything I needed so quickly. I have extremely narrow stairs in my new home and they did not make a scratch on it. I'm very impressed with their efficiency and quality of work. Definitely would recommend to anyone and will reach out to them in any future moves!

Moving Services Transport
4.8
from 260 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 391 hires on Thumbtack
Jae C.
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We had a lot of stuff to move and we were like deer in the headlights. Scott came over to give us an estimate and also gave us a lot of tips and guidance on how to get going. A Pro Tip from Scott; plan early and call him early! We did a lot of packing ourselves, but Scott can also provide packers to make your job easier! (I wish I knew this earlier, it would have saved my back!) On the day of the move, Thomas and Shane showed up on time and began to move us. Those guys were the most professional and friendly people you would ever want to work with. They made the whole tedious task a lot easier for us to deal with. When they got to our storage place, they carefully arranged our stuff to maximize the space. Scott said he was trying to see if we could avoid getting another storage space (we had a LOT of stuff!) I enthusiastically recommend Scott and his moving/packing services. I look forward to using him and his crew to move from storage to our new home.

ReloCal Moving and Storage
4.6
from 242 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 550 hires on Thumbtack
Richard W.
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We were moved by the smart move team over two days. Everything went super smoothly, no problems at all. Highly recommended ... It really couldn't have gone any more smoothly. Thanks again to the packing and moving teams!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 195 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimia K.
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Daniel and his colleague were excellent! They were super friendly, easy to work with, efficient, and took the time to put care into packing our items, especially the fragile ones! I highly recommend using them for your move!

Leclair Moving
4.7
from 102 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Jisha V.
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Communication was very easy with LeClair Moving. They showed up a bit late, but the quality with which finished the move compensated for that completely. Very efficient and reliable. I will definitely use LeClair's services for my future moving needs and will recommend to my friends

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark M.
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Sergey and Yana were fantastic even when their help did not show up, they came on their own that's commitment to business excellence I'll use them again for sure. They took great care in packing to make sure none of the items got a scratch.

Tony's Handyman Services
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Chris K.
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The job (removing 60 feet of an 8 ft tall reinforced, concrete-filled, cinder block wall) was more difficult than anticipated, but Tony did whatever was needed to complete the job within budget and by the time it needed to be done. I will use his services in the future and I recommend him for his determination in keeping his word.

Main Movers, LLC
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
CORY V.
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Movers were prompt, helpful and very polite. They too extra care with my belongings and made sure that all my needs were met before they left.

IxI Design
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan R.
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I needed a 60" and 32" flatscreen mounted on walls in two rooms. Brian was very professional and affordable. He gave some suggestions on ideal locations for the mounting the TVs in the rooms and was very careful with the TVs. He even let me use one of his tools to help mount a light I was working on while he was working on the TVs. I highly recommend using his services if he is available!

CS Home Repairs
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Anna B.
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Claudio was reliable and trustworthy, as well as performing work that was done to my specifications. He is proficient in landscaping, pool services, furniture assembly and restoration, deck restoration, staining, and painting. I would highly recommend him!

Tony'smoving services
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Ka K.
Verified review

Tony was great! He came on-time, wrapped up our furniture with great precision, and was very professional. Tony made our move super easy and was very responsive to any question or concern I had. I would highly recommend using Tony's Moving Services!

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erik S.
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Roddy did a great job. He provided catering staff for our event and they were superb! They were flexible and able to think on the fly to make the customer happy. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing catering staff.

  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha H.
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They were very punctual and quick in packing up several large items (china hutch, curio cabinet, recliners, etc.) we had moved to Tracy. Had several items with glass and nothing was broken or compromised! I would definitely use them again! They also hauled off two items to the dumps. Very convenient, the two services they offer!

NARA TRANSPORTATION
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
Verified review

I had to move all the contents of my entire classroom into a storage unit this past Thursday, July 19th. Six years of my life stuffed into small, medium and large boxes plus a bunch of plastic containers and miscellaneous. After 3 days of intense packing I was left with a few hours to search for a moving company and storage space. I was simply overwhelmed. That's when I came across Rafael and his wife Nara. They were the best thing that happened to me this past week. We agreed to meet at the school in South San Francisco at 9:00 am sharp. I arrived at 8:50 and found Rafael and Natalia already in full gear (padded gloves holding a dolly and blankets) waiting by the truck. They both greeted me with that strong handshake and warm smile so characteristic of Brazilians. I felt at home! After I showed them to my room and explained what I needed done they started carrying the boxes to the truck. They were diligent, extremely careful and professional. I was very impressed and relieved, as I had a painful experience with a moving company two years ago when we settled into our new home in Newark. When they were done storing all my items, Rafael informed me he made sure all the boxes were facing out so I could see their labels. That was something I was actually going to ask them to do, but ended up forgetting amidst all the commotion of saying goodbye to some of my work colleagues. The final touch was when Rafael asked me whether I was happy with the way he arranged the boxes inside the unit. I thought that was very thoughtful of him. They charged me a fairly reasonable price with no hidden fees. At the end, both parties were happy! I strongly recommend Rafael and Natalia's services and will definitely contact them again once I need my classroom supplies moved to a new classroom (which I hope will happen soon). Patricia M.

  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tony L.
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The guys were very nice and professional. I had to go back to work so I left them the key and a list of things to do. They did a grate job of packing all of our belongings in boxes and wrapping all the furniture. It took 14 hours for both locations. it was 100% quality work (VERY IMPRESSIVE). I would highly recommend them to everyone. Thank you team!

Handy Hands
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney S.
Verified review

Richard came on time and quickly got working on the project. He worked quietly and fast, my buffet table was assembled perfectly and looks great. He also cleaned up and disposed of all the packing materials, I would definitely hire Richard again, money and time well spent.

Evie Werner
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Olga D.
Verified review

Recently I used Evie on a packing and organizing job. She's fast, determined and always has a fast smile. She completed all the tasks on time and is always well prepared. I would hire her again.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol R.
Verified review

I was referred to Tamah Vega by an organizer out of San Francisco who spoke very highly of her. Tamah is in the east bay which made it convenient for me as I live in San Leandro. We hit it off immediately on the phone and got along great in person. She's easy going and has a great sense of humor. I was nervous about how she would work with me once we got to emotionally charged items. She NEVER made me get rid of things; rather she asked questions that helped me make decisions about whether or not I wanted to keep things. I have 25 years of accumulated stuff and although we're not done yet, my house feels so much better and I am much happier in it than I've been in years. After working with Tamah for awhile, I am able to organize better with all her tips. She makes recommendations for organizing and will research to find tools that work specifically for my needs. She can be as much or as little involved as I want and will give me homework, so I can work at my own pace. Tamah is a wealth of information and has a fantastic website which is a great tool for re-cycling (rather than throwing out) what you don't need. I highly recommend her - whether you have a small or a large project, whether it's about paperwork or things or a combination of them. She moves at your pace in a gentle non-threatening way and is up to any job. Give her a call; it will be one of the best organizational decisions you make.

Lisa Shupe
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Akshat K.
Verified review

Lisa did a fantastic job packing my 1 bedroom apartment. Made the whole packing look easy. She’s hands down the best packer I’ve hired so far and I have hired 3 others. Would highly recommend you try her out and I’m happy to be a reference for her

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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