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JP Moving Services
4.7
from 817 reviews
  • 1257 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Jiri in the office quoted 2 men for $80 an hour, or 3 men for $105 an hour. I gave Jiri explicit information and asked for an estimate on what he thought the final cost would be. Jiri said because of afternoon traffic, it could cost between $250 and $300. It took 2 hours, the men worked fast, wasted no time and worked quickly and professionally. However, Jiri charged $300 for the job anyway. Not the 2 men at $80 or $160 total quote. I paid the men $240, because they were good and it was not their fault but it was Jiri in the office I had the problem with. Plus, at this point, I was then told there was a $240 minimum. First I heard of that, and it should have mentioned before and been put in writing. I have my notes, no, never mentioned that. The men told me to take it up with Jiri. I was ready to give them a big tip but by then I was frustrated and annoyed. Not my first rodeo, Jiri. I've moved before. You don't get away with that. Stick to the quote, don't give an estimate of the job that is inflated and then try to stick to that, and if there is a minimum, put that in writing on the quote. Or was it possibly just a misunderstanding? In that case, you owe me $80. SRC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ See Jiri's quote below: Mon 1:50 PM Chatting with Jiri Priam $260 total price Howdy, Thank you for your interest in our moving services! If you're still looking for quality moving helpers with over 14 years of moving experience we are ready to help. Here's is what I can offer you to support your move. Here are your options; 2 labor movers for $80 an hour. 3 labor movers for $105 an hour. We can also provide a flat rate in some cases. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Other services we offer: We have moving van, equipped with dollies, moving blankets, straps & shrink wrap. Should you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to ask. Best regards, Jiri " We love creating a remarkable experience for our clients" A few times that work More Tomorrow 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM

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Larro's Moving Services
4.8
from 616 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yana M.
Verified review

The movers were highly professional and finished moving my 2 bed apartment after 4 hours only. I really liked how they assembled my furniture at the new house. The only thing I disliked is that the manager told me that I will pay a fixed price for the travel fee of 120$ and after the movers were on there way I discovered that I also need to pay for the way from the apt to the new house an additional 50$

TWO FRIENDS MOVERS
4.8
from 453 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 838 hires on Thumbtack
Rajiv T.
Verified review

Very nice, efficient, transparent and professional movers

MEAA movers and junk removers
4.8
from 334 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 603 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
Verified review

MEAA Movers arrived on time to move my furniture. They were very careful with the pieces and packed them in their truck very securely. I appreciated the care they took to secure and load everything as well as being very respectful doing their job.

Albion Moving and Storage
4.8
from 276 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 468 hires on Thumbtack
Andy R.
Verified review

=== SUMMARY === I am a software engineer in Silicon Valley living in a one-bedroom apartment. The idea of moving all my packed boxes and large pieces of furniture, like my sofa, entertainment center, and bookcases, was extremely daunting. Do I hire friends to help me move? Do I hire expensive professional movers? Do I do it myself and get one of those PODS? "Ain't nobody got time fo' dat!" Steve and Joe from Albion Moving and Storage were able to move all my items into their truck and to their final destinations safely and quickly. Their truck was extremely large, so even the largest pieces had room to be properly lifted in and carried out. What made me pick Albion Moving and Storage over other competitors at first was their cheaper hourly rate and their 2-hour minimum. Whereas most other moving companies require a 3-hour minimum, these guys only required 2 hours. In my head, I felt the job would only take 2-or-so hours, so this made the most sense. Steve and Joe worked extremely quickly and efficiently, and the job legitimately took 3 hours. And that is great. It would have taken my friends and I all day (possibly two) to do everything these guys did in 3 hours. Steve and Joe are extremely nice and awesome. They made sure they knew where each item was going (new apartment or storage) and got everything to its final destination quickly and with great care. I am for sure going to be calling these guys again next time I need to move. This was my first moving experience living on my own, so I was extremely nervous. These guys put me at ease and have gained my trust. Thanks Steve and Joe! === DETAILS === They disassembled my dining table quickly and efficiently to have it all fit in my storage unit I was moving things to. They also let me purchase a sofa cover for $5 (very cheap compared to what the storage facility I was using charges for them). I actually had two places I needed my stuff moved to: A storage unit and my new apartment. This was no problem for them. They put everything into their large truck, went to the storage unit, put in everything that went there, and then drove to my new apartment, where they moved in all the remaining items. I was afraid this "moving items to two places" thing was going to be a problem, but it was not at all. They disassembled and reassembled my bed for me, which was very nice. They brought their own doorstops, and had all the equipment they needed to move even my heaviest piece of furniture (my entertainment center). They also have their own insurance, which is a very important detail when hiring movers. The whole process with them took 3 hours. I already had all of my stuff in boxes and all the furniture empty and ready to be moved. All they had to do was move things from my apartment to the truck, and then from the truck to the new locations. They were very efficient at putting the furniture into my storage unit. Had I been charged with storing the items inside, I would have done it in such a way where it wouldn't have fit. These guys assured me they could fit everything, and were able to make everything fit perfectly on their first attempt. (No rearranging was needed, they had already planned out what would go where as soon as they saw the storage unit and the space they had to work with.) Definitely will hire again!

Moving Services Transport
4.8
from 260 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 391 hires on Thumbtack
Siqi L.
Verified review

Scott Leads a great team of professional movers. They are experienced and really take good care of your stuff. It was generally happy working with them in our first moving. Note that they charge $30 extra for packing and double hour rate for the time spent on the road.

  • 6 years in business
  • 356 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica T.
Verified review

I hired their moving and handyman service when my movers cancelled in a last min. Harp and his team came with 4 movers and truck. They moved my heavy antique armoire, very heavy Marbel dinning tanks top and pianos from 6th floor apt to my 3rd floor unit. They also helped in mounting Tv and shelves at new place. Highly professional and they know what are they doing.

ReloCal Moving and Storage
4.6
from 242 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 550 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph T.
Verified review

Very reliable and friendly movers, Andrey and Raul were pleasantly early and made the move a breeze, would highly recommend!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 195 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michaela O.
Verified review

I highly recommend Ddt movers! They ensured our move went smoothly and didn't mind staying an hour longer because we had so much stuff and underestimated the time. It was really impressive to see how easy they made our move look! :-)

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DMC Hauling
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
Verified review

I ended up needing movers at the last minute and DMC Hauling was able to accommodate me. They arrived on time, were friendly and got my move done. The price was good. Would recommend to friends/family.

Leclair Moving
4.7
from 102 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Heather K.
Verified review

We had a particularly challenging move, getting a washing machine out of a basement where the machine barely fit through the doorway and stairwell. The Leclair movers were careful to pad the glass portion of the washer to protect it and were persistent and found a way to get the washer out.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky L.
Verified review

This is a review of my first experience with this company that took place a few months ago (09/06/2016). I was scheduled on a Wednesday at 10AM. Before any moving had been done I was already very pleased with the way they handled their business. Even though I contacted them last minute and needed their services ASAP they were extremely accommodating and found a date/time that worked best for me. My two movers, Sergey and Bogdan, gave me a heads up phone call to let me know they were on the way. They arrived right on time about 15 minutes later. I needed to move out all my belongings in my bedroom and a few pieces of furniture (bedset: queen mattress, bedframe, nightstand, computer desk, dresser) out of the bedroom right next to mine. Both rooms were at the top floor of a 3-story townhouse, and the only way to move my belongings into the truck was through 4 sets of stairs (that were super small, narrow and difficult to work with). They started on the empty room with the furniture first because I actually wasn't even fully done packing my room yet. My boyfriend supervised and said that they carefully wrapped everything and used a lot of bubble wrap and shrink film to make sure everything was very protected. My room was a more complicated because I still had random items and clothing articles scattered around, but Sergey and Bogdan did not mind at all and packed literally EVERYTHING without a single question. I can't imagine how difficult it was for them to get my ridiculously furniture down those stairs (I already get tired just carrying my laundry from the garage). After everything was packed up in their truck, they headed to my new destination. They arrived around the same time I did so I could tell they didn't try to delay their drive time. Sergey and Bogdan immediately began unloading everything into my new apartment. Whenever they did ask me questions, it was about how or where I preferred certain items to go. I was so surprised when they told me they had finished because they worked so fast and quietly. They were very kind and gave me a discount on top of the first discount they had given me already. Overall, their staff were friendly, very professional and polite and they work exceedingly well. In the future I will ONLY use Silicon Valley Luxury Moving for all my moving needs!!

My Move
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Aryia B.
Verified review

Did a local move from SF to Oakland and decided to go with My Move. Great service and movers. Lazaro, Jorge and Srdjan arrive on time and did a great job handling my items and navigating those tricky stairs. Would definitely use again.

Main Movers, LLC
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew J.
Verified review

Fantastic. On time, worked efficiently, took good care of our stuff, and genuinely seemed to care about doing things right. Best movers I have ever had.

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Chalet L.
Verified review

I hired MP Movers (Marquiz) to assemble a 6 drawer IKEA dresser. He arrived right on time and was very polite. The dresser came in 3 different boxes which had to be moved downstairs to my daughter's room, which he did for me. He was so conscientious that at one point the instructions didn't match the materials and he brought this to my attention. He quoted me a flat fee and stuck to that. All in all, I couldn't have been happier and I will definitely hire MP Movers again. I highly recommend Marquiz and MP Movers.

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TORO Moving and Delivery
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dallas B.
Verified review

Best movers in Marin! I had a very very heavy table that needed to go upstairs. Nick and his crew did an amazing job on short notice and the entire experience exceeded my expectations.

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

Your fast and careful service saved our day, thanks! Our original movers cancelled, and amazingly you all were available on extremely short notice. Was over 100F, and service was still top notch. Impressive work and we are grateful. Highly recommended.

  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Rosalba N.
Verified review

Very responsive, professional movers. My organization uses them all the time.

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

I hired this amazing team of movers to haul some items from a warehouse in San Francisco. I couldn't speak more highly of their professionalism, their commitment to getting the job done, and how easy it was to communicate with them. From the very first phone call to updates all along the way to the final delivery this was an absolute A+ experience all the way around and I look forward to hiring them again for any of my future moves.

  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bichson N.
Verified review

The movers are very professional and punctual. They arrived on time with everything ready to go so the move was very smooth. The rate was affordable and they even gave mother a senior discount. Thank you TK!

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Teresa M.
Verified review

The movers at AmerApex Moving could not have done a better job moving our belongings over 2,000 miles away. The crew was on time, polite, very careful, and kept the move fun and in good spirits. Nothing was damaged and the price did not budge a penny. Thank you again for making my move across country stress free. I will be recommending AmerApex Moving to all my friends and 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 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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