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Best Rate Express Moving
4.8
from 252 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 442 hires on Thumbtack
SRIDHAR G.
Verified review

My experience with them is great. I moved from Boston to Virginia. They were on time for pickup and helped in packing and also delivery as well within next day. Packed every single pin in home , really awesome job. Tom will be my first contact for reference to anyone. Me and my wife both are thankful for the devices and making the move easier

First-Rate Moving, LLC
4.7
from 251 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 399 hires on Thumbtack
Diane V.
Verified review

Jay and his crew far exceeded our expectations. The closing date changed on us a week before the move and Jay was able to be flexible enough to make it all work anyway. We used both their packing services and their local move services. Every one from First-Rate was just that, first-rate. They were professional, friendly, courteous and polite...down to earth and easy to communicate with. We thought there would be no way to fit our whole house belongings in (2) 26 foot trucks but with Jay's masterful packing skills we were totally impressed with how accurate the quote ended up being... obviously, not their first rodeo. We had specific labels on the boxes with the hopes that all of our things would be brought to the rooms in the new house that we wanted... and they were very conscientious to do that. It is making the unpacking so much easier to do. Our items were moved with care, right to the spots we wanted them. We have used other movers in the past, but we would highly recommend Jay and his company to any of our friends, family (and have already). We'd use them again in a heart beat! Thanks for making this part of our moving experience the most pleasant it could be.

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Born to Move
4.8
from 208 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 369 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stan K.
Verified review

Taras and team were the best movers I've used in my entire life. They were efficient, fast, and friendly. They did a great job packing and transporting everything. I would highly recommend Born to Move to anyone!

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Smith Moving
4.9
from 200 reviews
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul B.
Verified review

Small company owner operator, on time, careful,efficient and personable. Moved my daughter from one city apartment to another one close by. Supplied boxes at a reasonable cost and helped with packing. Would use again.

Baystate Express, Inc
4.2
from 215 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 350 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey D.
Verified review

Baystate moving, particularly John, was FABULOUS! The team came on time, prepared for a long day of moving. John and his team were professional and thorough. The entire apartment was moved efficiently and carefully- not one item damaged. I would recommend Baystate to anyone looking for excellent quality, professional moving services. 6/5 STARS!

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Spartan Movers
4.8
from 176 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 403 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

They were very professional, very meticulous about the packing and moving and did I say on-time and quick working. I would use them again for sure!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roman C.
Verified review

I had to move a 3-Bedroom house, 2 floors with basement. Gleb and his crew were very thorough with disassembling/wrapping furniture, checking what needed to move stay, packing some items for us. In the new house, I asked them to cover all floors and stairs to spare new hardwood, and they did. Good price, Finished in a day which is great for a larger move like ours, and more saving. Awesome job, highly recommend!

The service man Boston
4.8
from 106 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Priyama B.
Verified review

Loved working with the service man folks. We used their services for moving and they were friendly, punctual and strong! Definitely recommend their services

  • 6 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel N.
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The whole process from coordinating to the end all went smooth! The crew was professional, funny, polite and a simple joy to be around. Their work was impeccable! Thank you for providing your services. Rachel

Lexel Moving & Storage
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Mark W.
Verified review

Lexel Moving and Storage did an EXCELLENT job moving our things from Massachusetts to Delaware! The entire experience was seamless. Communications were great - I never wondered what was going on next. Packing and delivery dates/times were met with no surprises. The staff on both ends of the move were professional, efficient and friendly. I would definitely use Lexel again and highly recommend their service to anyone considering a local or long-distance move. Thanks!

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Top Rank Movers
4.7
from 86 reviews
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darcey D.
Verified review

A day after moving and taking time to write a review speaks for it's self. From the moment they pulled up they were ready to go. As a single woman I am apprehensive about letting strangers in my home, these men were not only courteous but had a demeanor that really but me at ease. They worked hard, fast and wrapped everything, even items I wasn't concerned about. I didn't have a ton of money to spend on movers and thought I would have a bad experience because their rate is on lower end, not the case, they were great! I could go on but I have unpacking to get back to. Thank you Top Rank Movers for lowering the crazy stress of moving.

  • 8 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Ana G.
Verified review

Before we met, Janete told me which packing materials to have ready. She kept good communication in planning the packing before hand with me. Janete was punctual, quick and skilled. She gave me insightful guidance regarding the things I wanted to pack myself. She packed all my kitchen very efficiently and wisely. Everything arrived perfectly! Not a single item was broken and it was all very organized and easy to put in place in my new home. She was pleasant, polite and kind.

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John D.
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Senem K.
Verified review

John and John helped us move our two-bedroom townhouse into a U-Haul truck, providing impeccable service. I would be underestimating the value of their work if I merely describe it as "helping us," though, since they tirelessly and efficiently moved our 75 boxes of books (plus many, many more boxes and quite a bit of furniture) in only three hours. The crew that unloaded our furniture four states away was so impressed with the way the truck was packed that they mentioned how well everything was arranged--our furniture came out of the truck without a single scratch! I don't have enough words to describe how impressed we were with the work John and John did (and not just with the move, but also with the always prompt and courteous communication I had with John from the very beginning). I would definitely recommend their services to anyone with an upcoming move. We don't intend to move any time soon, but I do wish John and John lived where we live so that we could make use of their services again!

Round The Clock Moving
4.4
from 69 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Jake B.
Verified review

The guys at Round the Clock were super helpful to me in my move. When all my friends ended up with doctors appointments the day of my move, Round the Clock took care of me with next day service. They helped me move my 2 BR apartment out in less than two hours. Everything got wrapped in blankets and moved carefully. The guys worked fast and offered assembly, disassembly, and even organization when we got to the new house. You can tell they care about their business - I strongly recommend them and would definitely use them again in the future. Keep up the good work

JP Moving Company
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Alberto R.
Verified review

JP Moving went above and beyond to quickly and carefully move our furniture from our 2 PODS containers into our 3 story house. They helped me reorganize my storage area and helped me reassemble my furniture. During the move it started raining and they kept working until the job was done. Payment and invoice was instantaneous and easy. I would recommend to friends and I'll be using thier services again when I move again.

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Move and Care moving company
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I recently hired them to move my house. This was done on very short notice and not many movers were available to do the job. These folks quickly gave me a good quote, came in the same day and helped me move house really quickly. They were efficient and responsive from the word go, and didn't waste time at all. Picked and packed my stuff into their giant truck and brought it to the new place safely. I'd definitely hire them for my next move or suggest them to my friends and family who need their services. Thank you guys!

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Flash Moving Company
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iryna K.
Verified review

I loved these guys. They came earlier to make sure they could find parking near my house because I forgot to reserve it. They had all the packing materials which saved my furniture. Highly recommended!

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Poseidon Moving
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex P.
Verified review

Service of Poseidon moving was excellent. im really glad i chose them. Strongly recommend them

Xpress Movers
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon H.
Verified review

Super friendly staff, fast and efficient. First time using their services and very pleased with them. Will definitely recommend.

Boston Just Helpers Moving
4.2
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Nana A.
Verified review

I didn't know up front that I had to pay for travel time because I already rented a u haul truck, just needed the men to help with the packing. That was resolved, I did However pay but they did a nice job. I'll hire again but make sure I know everything so am not surprised.

  • 6 years in business
Danny M.
Verified review

I recommend Long Distance Moving Co their crew of guys were knowledgeable on how to get things moved out of the house in tight spots, were very patient in wrapping and protecting valuable from scratch or harm; and ensure that my belongings where packed so that things were not damaged during the trip

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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