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East Orange Last Minute Movers

Browse these last minute movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in East Orange.

Simply Moving & Storage
4.6
from 1118 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3041 hires on Thumbtack
Judy W.
Verified review

The landlord changed my move in date at the last minute and the original movers that I had booked were not available on the new date. Through Thumbtack, Simply Moving immediately got back to me with a very fair price and they were available for my move three days later. They were supposed to arrive to my home in Westchester between 8 and 9 AM. They called at 9 saying that they would be late (the reason for 4 and not 5 stars). They arrived at 10:15. Once they arrived, they went to work and were very professional. We had to make an additional stop and then headed to Manhattan. They took a lot of care wrapping all the furniture. They unpacked the truck very quickly and put my furniture and rugs exactly where I wanted. The price that they charged me was the quoted price. I would definitely recommend them and next time I move, they will be the moving company that I call.

Dyno Moving
4.7
from 753 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1737 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea W.
Verified review

Seriously do not call anyone else but these guys. I needed movers last minute and not only were they much cheaper than other places but they provided a stellar service. Quick load in and load out, super nice guys, ultimate professionals. Thank you guys!!!

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SEKA MOVING
4.8
from 474 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 952 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathleen O.
Verified review

Sam and Israel were life savers! I called in a last minute movers and they were immediatly helpful from the very beginning. They answered all my questions. They arrived exactly when they said they would. And they were kind, calm, and respectful. They worked nonstop for hours as swiftly as they could. To top it all off, it certainly was no easy task because when they arrived at the new apartment the electric (which was supposed be to on already) was off and they reassembled our furniture and moved us in, IN THE DARK! I cant say enough about how professional, hardworking, and just flat out wonderful these gentleman are! I eould highly reccomend using SEKA moving company for your moving needs. They went above and beyond the call of duty. The next time we move, we are definitely calling them up.

Fair Price Movers
4.7
from 362 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
Verified review

Originally I went with another mover with a too good to be true price, and they cancelled last minute. I reached out to David via thumbtack last minute and got movers that afternoon.

  • 10 years in business
  • 602 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian E.
Verified review

This was my first big move and my first time hiring movers. Movers-For-A-Cause exceeded my expectations in every way. My husband and I were anxious and not-quite-finished packing when our three movers arrived; they were friendly, funny, efficient, and patient. All of our items were treated with care and arrived safely. Our movers made the moving process smoother and more pleasant than expected, and their calm, professional energy eased my family's anxiety from the moment they came through the door.

Great Movers
4.9
from 327 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 632 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
Verified review

I asked hundreds of questions before even booking and they answered every time less than a minute. Movers were right on time on moving day and nothing was broken. Plus these guys are handsome!

CCS Moving & Storage
4.5
from 360 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 737 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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The movers came on time. They were quick, polite careful and helpful, and i was very impressed with the service all round.

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Household Service Co
4.7
from 328 reviews
  • 446 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aref D.
Verified review

I highly recommend this company for any moving project. With their help, we were able to efficiently move a 2-bedroom apartment in a period of 3 hours. Movers where very professional and responded to every suggestion.

Asap Movers NJ
4.7
from 253 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 446 hires on Thumbtack
Brittni D.
Verified review

I was so stressed out looking for last minute movers and eventually came across Thumbtack. It had me fill out information about my move and said moving companies would eventually reach out to me with quotes. I got disappointed because I figured no one would get back to me the day before New Year’s Eve...but ASAP Movers did and it was within 20 minutes! After seeing the quote, I decided to call...expecting to get disappointed given how last minute it was and because the holiday was coming up. Instead, I got the greatest news! They could come the following morning! It took 3.5 hours for the move (including the 45 minute drive to the new place) and they were so professional! I made sure to save all of their information because I will not be using any other company for my next move! I HIGHLY recommend them!

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Platinum Moving & Installation
4.8
from 205 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie C.
Verified review

Travis came last minute when I was in dire need of assistance and completed a pretty large wardrobe seamlessly. He was sociable but also very diligent in his work. Would definitely use him again.

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Bertie
4.9
from 175 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anu S.
Verified review

We are extremely happy with our experience and the quality of service Bertie and his colleague delivered. We needed a mover at the last minute and Bertie was the only person I found working on a Sunday! He was quick to respond, open to negotiation and very friendly and humble. They both did a great job in moving our boxes to the new apartment and I was very happy to see that all my boxes and glassware arrived intact. Great job Bertie and team. It was a pleasure to meet and know you guys. All the best!

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hauling and moving services
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hadassah F.
Verified review

We really felt that Jeff and his crew lived up to the reviews! We've already recommended them to a bunch of friends moving now.

FURNITURE ASSEMBLY AND MOVERS
4.5
from 147 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
Murray B.
Verified review

The two movers who came to help were fantastic. Super efficient, hard working, and careful with my belongings . They were also very nice people who I will definitely be recommending to others.

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Efficient Moving & Services
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 194 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emma S.
Verified review

Great movers! Arrived early, very quick and efficient. Moved me in and out of 2 walk ups in less than 3 hours. Extremely reasonably priced. Highly recommend!

Ample Moving
4.6
from 130 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan M.
Verified review

The whole process was seamless and efficient from the beggining. A representative made sure to be available and answer all of my questions, responding promptly and in detail. When move day came, the movers were on time, they made sure to confirm every detail again and began work on the spot. They were fast, careful and honestly the whole experience was impressive. Within 3 hours I was at my new place ready to go. It was all extremely affordable considering what other moving companies were willing to charge. It helped to have everything packed and ready to go, but I would definitely hire them again for my next move.

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Piece of Cake Moving & Storage
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Riko Y.
Verified review

I was impressed with their professionalism from the initial phases of requesting a quote all the way through updating my requirement last minute. Their movers were efficient and friendly.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sahar A.
Verified review

Professional movers. Came on time and went beyond what was expected. Highly recommended

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  • 8 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
Verified review

New go-to handyman in NYC! Matt was on time, extremely flexible with a last minute request, was friendly, and delivers quality work at a reasonable price! Will definitely be sharing with friends!!

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3 BROTHERS FAMILY MOVING llc
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joy Y.
Verified review

Considering they're charging by the hour the movers were working at an exceptionally slow pace. One of the movers kept stopping completely tp chit chat and flirt with me and show me his hobbies on his phone, or was wandering around aimlessly with one object not knowing where to put it down. Another mover broke the leg off of one of my wardrobes and took a half hour detour to get tools to replace it, then spent an hour of his time just putting the foot of that wardrobe on to the furniture again. Even with a slight discount due to that fact, I felt like having 3 people move a small room of stuff to a studio 2 miles down the road to the new apartment should not have taken more than 4 hours.

Redhat Moving and Storage
4.6
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Alan O.
Verified review

I needed a mover last minute due to an unforeseen circumstance. Sergiu and his crew were extremely accommodating; they squeezed me in at 10:30 pm after they had every right to call it a night. They cleared my apt within twenty min, and unloaded at the new apt in the same time. Very impressed with how quickly and efficient the crew was. If I need movers in the future, these are my guys.

Moved.
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Grace P.
Verified review

I waited until the last minute to plan my move (days before), and Moved help me figure out everything from clothing donations to negotiating a great price on quality movers. This was also my first time using movers and my Moved moving assistant, Erin, was able to answer all of my questions about the process. Truly all I had to do was download the app, tell them what I needed and they made it happen. App is also very easy. Overall great and would definitely use them again/recommend to others stressed about a move!

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 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.

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