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Waltham Small Moving Professionals

Browse these small moving companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Waltham.

All-Pro Piano Movers
4.5
from 370 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 573 hires on Thumbtack
Tom G.
Verified review

They moved my grand piano to a storage unit 120 miles away. The two movers were competent and friendly, although they arrived 30 minutes late. Packing was good, travel was timely, and the delivery was fine, although they forgot the hardware in the truck and and to shove it underneath the bottom of the storage unit door (I left just before they did).The price I paid was 20 percent higher than quoted. I wish all moving companies would do a better job at cost estimation. Overall a very good experience.

Best Rate Express Moving
4.8
from 249 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 436 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!!

First-Rate Moving, LLC
4.7
from 246 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 385 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
4.9
from 199 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenn M.
Verified review

These guys are amazing! Reasonable Prices, Great Service. They moved my house in no time! They fully Licensed and Insured, which is rarity for about 50% of moving companies. Totally recommend!

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Smith Moving
4.9
from 194 reviews
  • 258 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 176 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 403 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elise G.
Verified review

We hired Gleb and his team for our move and could not have been happier. The job was bigger and more complex than either of us expected nor planned for and Gleb was with us every step of the way (pun intended). He was the most responsive and proactive of all the quotes we received from both within the Thumbtack site and from the “big guys” like Allied, Mayflower etc. Gleb was not the cheapest nor the most expensive. He charged a fair price and wanted to see the house not once, but a second time after we loaded up a Pod. We really appreciate that attention to detail. In addition we like to use local small businesses whenever possible. And as a young hardworking entrepreneur, Gleb fit that bill nicely. He and his team were very hardworking and worked with smiles, comraderie and efficiency during the coldest weather we have seen in a long time. Though, we do not anticipate ever moving again, I would most definitely use them if needed and recommend them if you want quality and value.

  • 6 years in business
  • 154 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 86 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 130 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
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Gemini Cleaning Services
4.7
from 82 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Lauryn V.
Verified review

Amazing job done for our before moving in cleaning services. The previous tenants cleaned nothing at all so although the apt was empty which helps a bit, they had their work cut out for them! They did a great job and were helpful from time of conversation started on thumbtack, through end of cleaning. Will use again. Thank you!

  • 8 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Erin R.
Verified review

We hired Janete to do a move in clean on our new house. She was on time, friendly, thorough, and courteous. Her price was reasonable, and we're going to hire her again to do the move out clean on our old apartment! I highly recommend Janete.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Ellenor G.
Verified review

John of Aardvark Services was was very responsive and punctual for the pick up of an old couch. He was also very friendly and courteous. Aardvark had the best price of all the other junk removal companies that I called. Would definitely use them again.

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John D.
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
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D&D came over and hauled a bunch of junk from our backyard and shed, large wooden doors, some old stuff from the basement, etc... they were way cheaper then the corporate junk removal company's, they did a good job, good price, they were on time. they got here and got the job done and were on their way. I will differently call them again and refer them F&F.

Round The Clock Moving
4.5
from 49 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 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
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Wallace O.
Verified review

This was a great experience by having jp moving as my moving company they really know how to takr care of their customers i highly recommend to anyone in need of a moving company thanks jp moving u made my life easier thanks again

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

Cloud 9 did a great job of moving a slate pool table for us. It's perfectly level and was well worth the investment.

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Move and Care moving company
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 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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Poseidon Moving
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James J.
Verified review

I used this moving company 4 times in a period of 6 months so, that, alone, is a pretty strong recommendation. I moved out of 4,000 sq foot house into a rental home and then moved into a new home I purchased. That's a lot of moving a ton of stuff around. I had the same three-man team each time. The nicest, hardest-working guys you will ever meet. On-time, Efficient, careful and industrious! Great problem-solvers when it came to getting big things through doors that were small. I hope not to move again for a long, long time, but I would hire them again in an instant!

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Thompson Home Services
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amber Y.
Verified review

Bart was incredible! He came out to install a small gallery for our church on very short notice and worked within the specific time frame I needed. His work is professional and he completed the project exactly as desired. Bart is wonderful to work with and we will certainly be contracting with him in the future.

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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