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First-Rate Moving, LLC
4.7
from 265 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 417 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!

Best Rate Express Moving
4.8
from 253 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 443 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto R.
Verified review

these guys were awesome, NO ONE complained about how much stuff I have. They did all the disassembly and reassembly. I would recommend them highly. I have had several different moving companies and there was always a problem. Moving is stressful and they were great!!

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Born to Move
4.8
from 220 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 383 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hugo M.
Verified review

Excellent company. Just booked a last minute move with this company yesterday, and could not be happier with the experience. The owner is extremely responsive to emails/phone calls, and the company goes out of their way to make the customer happy. On TOP of that, they provide a written estimate and actually stick to it! Could you imagine that? A moving company that actually doesn't try and nickel and dime you at the end of a move. I have used multiple moving companies in the past, and this one outshines them by a long shot. If you need a legitimate moving company who is fair priced and honest, this is the one to go with.

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Smith Moving
4.9
from 202 reviews
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Truly outstanding work. Eric and his team drove several hours in the wake of a snowstorm to handle the job, and finished the move safely and ahead of schedule despite the weather hassles and two annoying staircases. Not a single scratch on furniture and all boxes in pristine condition -- I've never done a 150+ mile move so smoothly. Couldn't ask for more -- and at literally *one-third* the price of national-brand moving companies, incredible value too. I recommend them very enthusiastically. (Thanks again!)

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Spartan Movers
4.8
from 178 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 404 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yuping X.
Verified review

There was a minor hiccup on scheduling, but Spartan sorted it out, and the movers did a great job. The only improvement I'd suggest is that the movers should bring and use floor runners to protect the floors, as the moving companies I dealt with in the past did.

Miss Cheryl's Moving
4.8
from 136 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
Keith A.
Verified review

Jack responded to my initial inquiry within minutes. He scheduled my project for two days later. He called me to let me know his arrival time. He and his helper are true professionals. No moaning or groaning. Just identified the task and completed it without complication. Price was 25% of the estimated cost by a big name moving company. I highly recommend Miss Cheryl's moving.

Hebert Movers
4.7
from 137 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
Scott S.
Verified review

Hebert Moving Company set the standard for which all other moving companies should attempt to achieve. The company said they would be at my home between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.. They arrived exactly at 9:30. Both employees exited the truck and respectfully and professionally introduced themselves and greeted me with a handshake. They moved all my items with care and caution. These two guys worked well together and did an awesome job. The quoted price and time frame to move my items was exactly what it took to move the items and what I was quoted was exactly what I paid. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone and/or use them again when I move. GREAT JOB...!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noelle G.
Verified review

This was by far the best moving company I've ever used. The guys were fantastic! They were quick, interactive and professional. I highly recommend to anyone moving

The service man Boston
4.8
from 110 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Erin B.
Verified review

These guys are awesome and I found them randomly online one afternoon. They are honest, on time, hard working, focused, very responsive (via text and call), and they take the time to be personable with you during the job. I will highly recommend them (and already have) to my friends in the Boston area. Side note: The key factor that won me over was that they worked with me and my pricing expectations. Most moving companies/moving help wouldn't listen to my needs, and The Service Man (Jon) did. I look forward to hiring them again in the near future for various projects around the home, given that they do more than just move.

  • 6 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Mar B.
Verified review

Let me start by saying that I don't usually write reviews. The communication with them since the moment I posted the add was great. They offered a personalized rate according to our needs (instead of sending an automatic message like the rest of the moving companies did). They were polite and understanding at all times. Even though I let them know at last minute about our availability, they managed to squeeze us between jobs within two hours from our short notice. The two movers got here on time and were friendly, fast and yet careful with the handling. We're very satisfied with the service overall and won't hesitate to contact them again for another quote for any future moves.

Lexel Moving & Storage
4.8
from 92 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Brian G.
Verified review

A hidden gem. For context, we spoke with 8-10 moving companies - from large well known movers to local providers. We were looking for a company we could trust to move us on the specific date/time needed, at a reasonable price, carefully pack portions of our house, and avoid damaging our things. We also have two small daughters, so professionalism was important. There were a lot of options. In the end, Lexel was very reasonably priced, worked around our schedule and needs, were very professional (Nick led our team of movers and was outstanding), and nothing was damaged (nothing!). We couldn't be happier. We've already recommended them to friends and family!

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Top Rank Movers
4.6
from 89 reviews
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thoai N.
Verified review

These guys are top notch. Kate was very responsive; every time I communicated with her, I would get a response within a few minutes. In addition to their competitive pricing, I found their service to be very professional, their quality exceptional, and the movers extremely fast and friendly. Jay (?) came and explained everything and never slowed down or took any unnecessary breaks. They fit all of my stuff into their truck so we only needed one trip (full disclosure: I had heard horror stories from some friends who had bad experiences with some other moving companies so I had already moved a small amount of my stuff, like the fragile items and things that didn't need boxes) and I ended up not even needing them for the full time. I would highly recommend Top Rank movers and would absolutely use them again once we buy a new house.

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John D.
5.0
from 78 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghan S.
Verified review

John and John were on time, worked quickly and efficiently to fill up my trailer with all the heavy furniture that I needed moved, and were less expensive than bigger moving companies. John was also very quick to respond to any messages. I would hire them again!

Round The Clock Moving
4.4
from 80 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 136 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.

JP Moving Company
4.6
from 56 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Erica C.
Verified review

JP Moving Company did a great job! Communication with the company was responsive and professional, and they took a lot of care to get the job done right.

Smart Penny Moving
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
Verified review

I have moved many, many times in my life. I have used moving companies for several of the moves. I have to say that this company was the best experience I've ever had. From the setup of the move, to the quoting, to the move itself -- I could not be more pleased. They even helped us move at a faster pace than we had originally planned which was awesome! You can't go wrong with these guys. Thank you Smart Penny Moving!

Focus Moving Services
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina D.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Focus Moving. Liviu was upfront about the costs and he was incredibly flexible with the move-in date. It was a local move and the landlord of my new place let me know I could move in early after I had already contacted Focus Moving. I called him and we found a time earlier that week to do the move, no questions asked. The day of the move, they came in and wrapped everything up and moved it efficiently into the truck. I made a mistake and didn't reserve any street parking, but he said no problem and they didn't complain and found parking in a lot across the street. There were no surprises and the two men were friendly and efficient. I would recommend Focus Moving Services to all!

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Move and Care moving company
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ayosike A.
Verified review

Great communication and service! I highly recommend working with this moving company.

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Flash Moving Company
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne S.
Verified review

Flash moving company was awesome. They were reliable, careful, on time, and completed their job without any problems. I didn’t have a ton of stuff to move but they still were efficient, wrapped my mattress, dresser and headboard. I had some bad luck in scheduling movers and flash was a pleasant experience. Thanks again.

RS Contracting Services
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 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

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 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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Need Local Moving (under 50 miles)

Wakefield, MA

  • Move type
    2-3 bedroom apartment
  • Move distance
    Under 10 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    No, I need movers to supply transportation
  • Additional services needed
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  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    70+
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    Please insert number of flights here (one)
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    Please insert number of flights here (one)
  • Details
    Current apt is on second floor with 40 boxes in cellar. New apt is a two-floor duplex with storage in cellar.
  • $375
    Average price
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