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

Tom and the guys were EXCELLENT! Fast, friendly, and professional. I would highly recommend their service. They were extremely helpful and went above and beyond, even moving large items I was not moving to my new place to the dumpster for me, and when the things did not work out at the storage facility I'd arranged they arranged to store my items in their storage. Moving is stressful enough, do yourself a favor and book with Tom!

First-Rate Moving, LLC
4.7
from 253 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 401 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany S.
Verified review

We hired First-Rate Moving to move all our household belongings (furniture, boxes, everything) out of a 10x25 storage locker and into our new townhome. We had the pleasure of having Jay, the owner and one of his crew members complete our move. At the beginning of the planning process, Jay really took the time to understand our moving needs to provide us with as accurate a quote as possible. He was also incredibly responsive to all correspondence throughout the planning process, whether it was by phone, email or text. He also kept us updated on their arrival time, as we were their second job for the day. The pricing was competitive and very fair. The quotes and correspondence I received from other moving companies for this particular move were outrageous and the other moving companies I contacted were not nearly as responsive or as helpful as Jay. When moving day finally arrived Jay and his crew member were pleasant, respectful, careful, & efficient. I am pleased to say that not a single one of our belongings was damaged or broken by them during the move, and we have some really big and heavy furniture that isn’t easily maneuverable. They really took the time to make sure that they used blankets to cover the furniture so it didn’t get scratched in the truck and they also made the most out of the space in their truck and packed everything efficiently, & securely. I can’t say enough nice things about Jay and his crew, and First-Rate Moving. I can without a doubt say that I would absolutely recommend this company, and if the need ever arises again, I would use this company again for any future move. Thank you Jay & First-Rate Moving!

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Born to Move
4.8
from 213 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 370 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jillian B.
Verified review

They were awesome! Moved us from a storage unit in Brighton to our new home in natick. They worked quickly and professionally; had the job done in much quicker time than we anticipated. Super affordable pricing given how hard and how quickly they work. Would definitely rehire. Thank you so much!

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Smith Moving
4.9
from 201 reviews
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

Eric and Carl were very polite and professional. They were very careful not to damage any of our property. Highly recommend them and can't wait to re-hire them both when I find a new home and can move out of storage!!

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

Moved 2 rooms of mother's furniture from assisted living to storage. Quick, and efficient. Would definitely hire them again if I need to move something else.

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

We had five movers (Leandro, Alfredo, Oscar, Jesus, Ran) and two 26 foot trucks to move a three level, 2 bedroom town house and a jam packed 10x30ft. storage unit. They were able to fit all of the contents unlike our previous move, where we ended up taking several car loads after the movers left because there was no more room on the truck. They arrived during the two hour window they specified. All of the movers worked very hard and efficiently even in 90 degree heat. They were sure to identify all previously damage on furniture and items so we were aware and knew it was preexisting. All of the workers were careful and professional. I believe our total cost came in just below or right about what we we're quoted. Their time estimation was right on! We were very pleased with the speed and overall quality of the move, I do not think anything was damaged. My only complaint is that a number of boxes did not end up in the right rooms even though most rooms and boxes were labeled. The furniture and some other larger items were not left in the right places. This was partially my inexperience in having a moving crew. I was out at the truck directing where to bring things. I needed someone inside to give specific instructions to the movers for furniture placement and where to create box piles. I did give specific instructions on a few items and it was lost in translation. (For example, I asked that the gas grill be left on the stones at the edge on the deck. Instead, they put it on the deck.) This was not a huge problem as we can move things around but it would have been nice to not have to do a whole lot of rearranging. I would hire them again but would know more how to direct them to get even better end results.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca Y.
Verified review

We hired Step by Step Moving & Storage in October 2017 for moving from a 2 bedroom apartment to a 4+ bedroom house 11 miles away. Job was completed in 5.5 hours. Our 3-man crew was Igor(sp?), Ovidio, and Alex, and we thought they were a great and friendly team. Ovidio was extremely personable and friendly; and Igor had supernatural strength. We were given a 12-1pm time window for arrival and the crew arrived toward the tail end of 1pm. The main contact I dealt with for coordination was Gleb and I found him extremely responsive and thorough with answers. The move itself was outstanding pricing and Gleb was even fair. We noticed we were charged for something that was originally communicated it was included and Gleb resolved it quickly. We do recommend Step by Step Moving for your move!

  • 6 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Emily M.
Verified review

I hired Top Speed Moving & Storage to move some inherited estate furniture for me. The day of the move, the team provided me with precise arrival updates and were both conscientious and efficient in their completion of the job. Would highly recommend.

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

Lexel Moving & Storage helped me move from Massachusetts to Maryland. As someone who has had poor moving experiences in the past, I can tell you without exaggeration that these guys are wonderful! I highly recommend them! The movers were fast, careful, professional, and kind. Despite the bulkiness of many of my furniture items, they wrapped each piece perfectly and ensured nothing was damaged. They were on time, provided excellent communication throughout the process, and were patient as I struggled to determine how the furniture should be arranged in my new place. Talk about five-star service! Thank you for everything!

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Top Rank Movers
4.7
from 87 reviews
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth E.
Verified review

These guys were amazing! Despite being a cold snowy morning they were fast, very careful with all my stuff (wrapped and covered everything), super friendly and very efficient. I have moved a lot and I would honestly say these guys were the best I've experienced, particularly Lamar. I highly recommend this company for moving assistance.

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John D.
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie L.
Verified review

John and John were phenomenal! I gave them the huge task of fitting all of my belongings in probably the smallest storage pod on the planet and they managed to get everything in there! John was so responsive at time of booking and answered all my questions no matter how ridiculous they were. I would highly recommend!

99 Handy
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Pam R.
Verified review

I recently moved into a new apartment and had several jobs to be completed such as hanging curtain rods, fixtures, pictures, etc. Paul completed all the projects I had with in a timely manner with quality workmanship. Great customer service and customer service. I would highly recommend and use 99 Handy again for future projects.

Round The Clock Moving
4.4
from 71 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry E.
Verified review

Round The Clock Moving is the BEST and most affordable moving company!!! The three young men were professional, friendly, and fast! The estimated moving time and price quote turned out to be spot on! I highly recommend using Round The Clock Moving.

K.J. Junk removal
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Cara E.
Verified review

We were moving from out of state to Rhode Island and I found K.J. Junk and Hauling here. Tony responded right away, was professional and prompt. It was a challenge to wrangle movers to unload a POD while I was still out of state and Tony just simply got the job done right which I really appreciate. Would def hire them again!

JP Moving Company
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 43 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 30 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

This is THE company to use for moving, near, far, or in between. They are prompt, courteous, thorough, careful, and professional in every regard. I definitely would hire them again, having already done so twice.

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

Phillip and his team are amazing. They were really quick in getting to work and wasted NO TIME. Their rates are really competitive and I would highly recommend Flash Moving Company. There's no way anyone will be less that highly satisfied. BIG THUMBS UP👍

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Stripes and Solids
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Howard R.
Verified review

I seldom write reviews but Tony and Mike did an exemplary job moving my new pool table from the seller's house to mine. They were on time, clean and were professional all around. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again.

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

I wanted to share the awesome experience I had with Poseidon Moving on Wednesday. Chris, Elly, Amir, and Vlad moved us from Medford, MA to Kingston, RI. They were ruthlessly efficient (carrying three boxes at a time kind of efficient), respectful of our homes and our belongings, and nice people. On top of that, they were very fair with pricing, which I really appreciated. I saw the 120 or so five star reviews Poseidon had on Yelp and didn’t really believe it (how can movers be that good?), but now I get it. Thank you for making a stressful experience easy for us.

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Cloud 9 Billiards
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia K.
Verified review

John was responsive to the details of my move from the first point of contact. I had a difficult move as the closing dates were 9 days apart. Cloud 9 disassembled, stored and then set up my pool table in just the right spot in my new home. Rates are very reasonable and service is excellent

RS Contracting Services
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cal R.
Verified review

I recommend RS services for all your moving needs. I will use them again should I ever need to move household goods again

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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