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Dover Budget Movers

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First-Rate Moving, LLC
4.7
from 245 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 385 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie B.
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Excellent experience with First Rate Moving- the cost was very reasonable and the movers did an excellent job. Will be using them again to help with other projects!

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Smith Moving
4.9
from 194 reviews
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debarun G.
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Great job! A local move (around 6 blocks down). One and a half bedrooms had been moved and packed an unpacked in a very short period of time. I highly recommend Eric for your next moving job.

Hebert Movers
4.7
from 123 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Dan L.
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My family and friends have hired Frank and his crew to move their household goods. Herbert & Sons Moving does outstanding work. On time, professional and they keep your moving budget in mind. No surprises. I highly recommend them for any move that you might be considering. You won't be dissapointed.

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Top Rank Movers
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nichole W.
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I moved a 1 a bedroom with 2 movers and it took us about 3 hours. The experience was great considering moving is one of the most stressful tasks in life. Artem and Dimitri were very professional and very swift. They wrapped everything to protect the furniture and provided me with help setting up. Nothing was dinged or broken. I also had a very large, very heavy air conditioner that they moved for me which I really appreciated. If I ever moved again I would request them because they were that good. Kate who helped me schedule was also really quick and precise with responses. I would definately use this service again and would highly recommend. Thank you Top Rank Movers!!!!

J & J Moving Service
4.7
from 73 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara C.
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The two guys (one being the owner, Jack) did a great job moving my one bedroom sized apartment contents. They are friendly and efficient workers with great attitudes. The old second floor place I was leaving was a challenge to navigate out of. They did it well. The cost of the move was half of what one of their competitors had quoted (a company whom I had used a couple of times in the past.) The 2 other quotes I had considered were the same as J and J. I simply could not afford the way more expensive movers. I am happy with my experience with J and J. There are a few differences in style that may account a bit for the price difference. The other movers had a team of 3 guys instead of 2. They did a thorough inventory and inspection of all items prior and after the move with a detailed checklist. They also used shrink wrap from a roll to secure drawers and doors on furniture pieces. J and J used large elastic bands instead. The pricier company put the mattress and box spring in protective bags. J and J did not. If a person has very fine furniture and is very meticulous they may want to pick the higher priced competitor. For myself I am a satisfied customer with Jack and his assistant. My belongings are mostly old, eclectic and close to distressed looking! I personally choose to move my more fragile items on my own no matter which company I have chosen. J and J fit my needs and current budget. I would gladly use them for a future move.

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John D.
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie V.
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I wish I could leave more than 5 stars!!! I can’t recommend them highly enough. I have moved 11 times, in 4 different states, over the past 18 years. This was, without doubt, the easiest and most stress free move because of John. John and his team are professional, patient, understanding, highly skilled, and most of all they have high integrity. They were complete gentleman. I also couldn’t believe how fast they worked! Thank you so very much, John!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesse F.
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Rakin' It In Landscaping & Plowing LLC were able to accommodate our two moving requests last minute for a Saturday move. They arrived on time, worked very hard and were very careful. The movers were very nice and were happy to help with all of our requests. We will definitely hire them again.

Mels Moving
4.4
from 64 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Tula L.
Verified review

My husband and I were very happy using Mels Moving fair price arrived on time. The two workers were very friendly, polite, and willing to move any and all. I can't imagine anyone not liking Mels. John and Priscilla Lester.

Seekins Contracting LLC
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Norah H.
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Shawn was very prompt in contacting me and setting up a time that worked with my schedule to come out and do the work I needed to have done. He was very professional, easy to talk with about what I needed done and informative about other work I might need in the future. He was very thorough in his work, stayed on task, moving on from one project to another without delay, and took care of any problems that he found while doing the work without additional charges to me. His charges were more than reasonable. I would highly recommend Shawn and Seekins Contracting to others and would not hesitate to call him when I have other projects that I need help with!

JP Moving Company
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Wallace O.
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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

Xpress Movers
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto W.
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Xpress Movers made my move a breeze! They were fast, professional, & efficient! The cost for service including everything (truck, etc.) needed was competitive compared to others I researched and the movers were very polite & handled my furniture with care. Thanks, Xpress Movers! I will definitely be using them in the future for my moving needs.

R&i Moving and Home Care
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Juan C.
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Great experience with R&I Moving and home care, they were punctual and the move was relatively prompt, i highly recomend them.

AFFORDABLE SERVICES
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jen V.
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Joseph did a great job moving our treadmill. He was very careful, courteous and affordable. We absolutely recommend him!

R&I moving and home care
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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I needed movers last months and one of my friends suggested R&I Moving and home care. I hit them up and they were very clear with the steps and replied quickly. Also the moving experience was great. Fast and quality work. 10/10 would recommend

Boston Moving Co
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Eugene O.
Verified review

Eugene O. 2017-03-01 The only moving company I will ever use in Boston. I have used them twice .Very reasonable prices. No hidden costs or surprises at the end. Hardworking,prompt,friendly professionals.Highly recommended.

EZ Movers
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey H.
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I had a great experience working with EZ Movers! They came highly recommended to me. When I called them for an estimate they came right over, did a walk-through, gave me a price that they stuck to you with no hidden fees, showed up early on moving day and worked nonstop for hours until the last piece of furniture was put in its place. Super accommodating and respectful!

Andy Wiggin
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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Andy has done a great job plowing a complicated driveway and parking lot at my apartment building. He goes above and beyond working with my tenants as they move there cars and he also gets out and shovels which is rare. Would recommend him to anyone.

The Chore House
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jan R.
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showed up with 2 people, started right away, seemed a little rushed, Basic cleaning of 2br apartment, appliances ( inside of oven still greasy, sorry danielle....), windows, bathroom, bedrooms - still dusty underneath the dinner table and bed ( didn't move furniture) +++++ fixed my bathroom sink, nice - I got what I paid for- I'd hire her again and be more specific about what needed to cleaned

  • 22 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
About

We are a family owned and opporated company, that maintains an affordable rate for the customer, while still providing highly trained and motivated movers that are compensated based off performance and customer feedback. We also have a extremely determined sales force thats main goal is to consult you on your relocation needs and offer tips for how to get your job done as cheaply and efficiently as often.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
Verified review

Very pleased with our recent move by Xtreme Movers. They were on time and packed our entire home. Highly recommend!

MoreMover

New To Thumbtack

  • 7 years in business
About

We work consistent, we have a pace that all MoreMover.com movers keep. Its faster then most and we keep the move organized and streamlined.

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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