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MGB Relocations
4.7
from 336 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 596 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth W.
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I contacted numerous moving companies before my move and MGB Relocations had one of the lowest quotes, but you would never know it from the quality of service they provide. Mario and his team were fantastic! They were prompt, courteous, hard-working, and extremely careful with our belongings and home. Mario communicated clearly before and during the entire process. We had a fairly complicated move, with multiple pick-up locations, two pianos, and a LOT of stuff. Mario and his team were never phased--they took everything in stride and maintained great attitudes. I will definitely use MGB Relocations in the future if I move again and I highly recommend this company!

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Shift It Moving
4.7
from 286 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 518 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Estefie T.
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Great moving company-moved me efficiently and everything came into my new place as it left! They were polite and professional and even installed my TV on the day of the move! Would highly recommend!

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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
Leigh R.
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Needed A LOT of packing up in a room full of collectibles & various items. Both gentlemen went above and beyond to assist in getting this huge project completed. They were very polite and accommodating. They were also conciensious in not leaving the door open to avoid a pet from possibly getting out. This was a huge inconvenience for them, I'm sure. This job took place in a two story unit.... Countless trips up & down stairs with heavy loads without any complaining. No items were damaged/broken by the end of the days job. They were on time. Great communication. Very accurate with estimates and client expectations from their services provided. Today included: packing, organizing, moving, and making sure that all special instructions with regard to certain things were addressed and handled efficiently. I have already booked them again for this coming week to assemble furniture as well. This business has certain individuals that excel in various areas of detailed work needs. I appreciated this a lot. This whole project was a BIG undertaking and they've received the highest praise I can honestly give for the services rendered thus far. I would highly recommend their services.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda T.
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Mr. Rodarte was a LIFESAVER!. I had this recliner that I needed to get rid of. I called a bulk moving company who wanted to me detach the recliner and leave it outside on the curb for a pickup. Well, I am a senior citizen, living alone, so that was out of the question. I contacted a pickup service (ex: Goodwill, Salvation Army) who assigned me a date, but it would be up to the discretion of the driver whether or not to take it, and I needed it OUT! I was desperate, so I did a search engine request for a Handyman and came across Thumbtack. My request was answered in 2 hrs. by Mr. Rodarte. He was wonderful! He told me "no problem, I will take care of it". My prayers had been answered. He was at my apt. on time, picked up that recliner, (no detaching) and left. I feel I have made a new friend with Mr. Rodarte and would recommend him highly! I know I will use him in the future again. Thank you so much Thumbtack. You really delivered

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News Moving Company
4.9
from 192 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 367 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex S.
Verified review

Everything from the moment we received the quote from Dalila to the moment Jesse and Frankie left, was amazing! They were extremely professional, easy to work with, and fast. No hidden fee BS that you typically see with other moving companies. Really happy with this team!

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Nery's Tree Service & Hauling
4.9
from 141 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JERI C.
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Nery and his team had a huge project with us! Moving from a home we were at for 20 years - we had so much junk - debris, a true mess in the garage! Arrived 9 AM sharp! And by 11:30 AM - 20 years of junk - boxes - debris - file cabinets ...U name it GONE! And, the best part! They cleaned the garage and it sparkles now! WOW! Will recommend and will tell my Real Estate office - Keller Williams about them! Highly recommend :) Jeri

5 Star Moving Company
4.6
from 147 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 284 hires on Thumbtack
Britney L.
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I've had pretty bad experiences with other moving companies like didn't showing up at all,not reliable or a lot of broken furniture etc. For my recent move I did a little research and contacted several moving companies and only couple of them get back to me with affordable quotes. The other companies prices were high expensive. And I decided to go with 5 star moving because they had pretty good reviews on yelp. On the move day the movers called me 20 min ahead and they were very polite. My move was very smooth from beginning to the end. I would not hesitate to recommend or call them again, not only for their competitive prices but for their professionalism and courtesy.

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

Very professional and friendly moving company. I really enjoyed their service. They came with the packing material and necessary tools. They nicely wrapped and boxed everything and carefully loaded on the truck. They have completed the move within the estimated time and asked me to check the inventory. I checked everything and I was really fortunate because I did not find anything damaged or broken or missing. It was a perfect move which cost me a very reasonable amount. I highly recommend Flash Moving

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Ron's Junk Removal
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary L.
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Ron was on time, friendly and got all of my moving boxes and bags in his truck. I look at my garage now and see all this beautiful open space at last. Thank you Ron for a job well done. Ron even helped me move a few pieces of furniture. Very helpful indeed!

Aleks's Movers
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Nanci P.
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We booked Alex very last minute because another moving company bailed on us at 9:30pm the day prior to move date. He gave us a very fair and reasonable price and his crew went ABOVE AND BEYOND our expectations. We definitely plan on using them again when it comes time to move our baby grand piano and HIGHLY recommend their services to all!!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
La K.
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Brett helped me move a few boxes and a stand. Here was polite and professional and the job went well. I recommend his services.

  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Chris O.
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My experience with Mike &Shaw Packing and Moving has been Great! They removed the the stress, which is commonly associates with moving. My move was unique because of the distance which was over 400miles one way. Mike and Shaw Packing and Moving company went above and beyond for me and completed the move in a single day. Customer service is paramount and they deliver results. I've used moving companies in the past but never experienced moving like this before. I highly recommend Mike and Shaw Packing and Moving company for any move you may have. They will cater to your needs.

  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley N.
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Excellent personal service. The owner was available to assist at every level from pricing, packing, moving, and even helping me with a smooth transition to the storage facility. I'll use them again for sure!

My American Movers Inc.
4.5
from 62 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Aron B.
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They really did a good job with our move, they were on time and did not take time in packing and moving our stuff. Would really recommend the crew and My American Movers to anyone looking for movers.

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New Life Moving
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Ria K.
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This was my first time hiring a moving company. Sergei and Edward were very punctual, courteous, friendly and extremely efficient. They wrapped all necessary furniture in blankets and saran wrap to protect it from damage. They brought a huge truck that had more than enough space. I moved into a three story town home, 50 miles away, and they got the work done in 3-4 hours. My door way is a bit narrow with a lot of stairs, but they managed to move in all my stuff without damaging anything. Even though it was a hot day they hustled the entire time. I would highly recommend their services to any of my friends, and would definitely use them for the future. Thanks again for making my move easy!

Ben Hur Moving & Storage
4.7
from 51 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie E.
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Couldn’t be more pleased with this company! Great company! Prompt, punctual, respectful, helpful and professional are words that I would use to describe Ben Hur

Global Tree Logistics Corp
4.3
from 49 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

How do you avoid stress when you’re moving... Hire GLOBAL TREE LOGISTICS CORP! From the moment they responded to my inquiry, to the time they unloaded the last box, everything was super easy and simply...simple. I don’t know how Benjamin and his crew are able to have such great attitudes and work so professionally... in 100+ degrees weather... AND having me, a total stress-ball, as a client. Thanks to Benjamin and Global Tree, our move was effortless. Nothing was damaged, everything was protected wonderfully, and they were nothing less than respectful... not to mention extremely reasonably priced! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Moober Moving Company
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Angelo F.
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Moober moving company does it all!!! Me and my wife were moving from our 3 bedroom home to another beautiful home in Malibu. They came on time which was a 8:30 am on a Sunday.( All my other movers I have choose In the past never showed up at that time!!!!)Moober has great customer service, they came in told them everything I needed to be moved and was going in the truck. That was it they did everything with safety and teamwork. All my furniture was professionally wrapped and put in the truck like Tetris!! Hahah. Moober company moves everything and anything. I have a real heavy Grand Piano and they were able to take it outside wrap it and fit it in truck with no problem. I thought the packing process was fast, but they proved me wrong when they unloaded everything and put it exactly how I wanted. Moober moving company is a great moving company and the best I dealt with. Thank you EJ!!!!!!!!!!!!

Royal Moving & Storage
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald R.
Verified review

The guys were professional and fast! Reasonable price knocked me down : this is the best price I've got from the moving companies.

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

Very efficient and professional movers. Great service.

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!

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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