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Philadelphia Budget Movers

Browse these budget movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Philadelphia.

Adelphia Moving
4.5
from 803 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1520 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

Job was completed on time and on budget. Everything was explained in detail at the beginning and end of the transaction. Movers were professional, experienced and communicated well. I recommend Adelphia Moving.

On-Demand Moving Services
4.5
from 336 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 740 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy M.
Verified review

The movers arrived on time, moved quickly (turning a two day move into a one day move) and came in under budget. Nothing broken or lost. The fifth star would have come with some kid of item/box inventory paperwork as part of the process (just for peace of mind during the move). Everything went at least as well as expected and I have recommended On-Demand to a family member.

I Like To Move It Move It LLC
4.6
from 217 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 348 hires on Thumbtack
Keith A.
Verified review

If you're looking for a moving company, look no further! Art was great when it came to the booking process from beginning to end. Very trustworthy and responsive. The day of my move Ebenezer & Darren were both AMAZING! They were quick, efficient and personable. Moving in the city is never easy, but they put me at ease and kept a smile on my face the entire time. I will definitely be recommending this company to everyone.

Moyers Moving Services
4.6
from 216 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 410 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl M.
Verified review

They did a good job. But when I went into my storage unit (that was packed full. My mattress were right in front of the door so I could see the inside of the storage unit. I would have had them rearrange it but my time budget was up.

Cruz Moves
4.6
from 214 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 355 hires on Thumbtack
Bob B.
Verified review

Cruz went above and beyond what I could have ever expected. He and his partner came to our house on a Saturday at 5PM, worked on our move from NJ to PA until well after 1AM in the morning. There was one piece of a Sub Zero refrigerator that I had forgotten about that was left in NJ, two days later, Cruz went out of his way to stop at my home and delivery the forgotten piece to my new residence, now that's what I call service! I would hire Cruz again for any future moving project without a 2nd thought, great job Cruz....

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  • 2 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hollie F.
Verified review

I had a great experience with U Rent We Haul and I would definitely recommend them to everyone I know. I was on a budget and Donte worked with me to make sure I stayed within budget and the guys did an amazing job with everything! Thank you Donte!!

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Dave's Moving Service
4.9
from 126 reviews
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sukitta O.
Verified review

David is great. He asked me what I want and tried to make it happen. He planned before moving my stuff around. I thought it would take few hours but Dave took only about an hour. The price is really cheap and worth every dollar. If you really need someone to move your stuff ASAP within budget. I recommend him. Plus, while I store some of my stuff with him, he put my stuff in boxes for me.

Ace Movers Co.
4.3
from 78 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

The guys were great, despite some setbacks. They worked fast and hard to get me loaded and unloaded.

Light Hauling
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Amy G.
Verified review

OUTSTANDING!!! I was lucky enough to find Jeff at the last minute as my move came up very suddenly (the weekend of Labor Day). I did a lot of research and was alarmed by what I read about how moving companies handle you and your stuff. Speaking with Jeff helped to ease my nervousness. We spoke a few times on the phone and via email, he was readily available to discuss any concerns I had. The day of the move they were there before me ready and waiting, got to work immediately and had my stuff packed safely and neatly in the truck in no time. The unloading process proved much the same - again reaching the destination before me and making short order of moving me into my new place. They even put my furniture together! Jeff takes pride in his work and his staff and that shows. To anyone considering hiring him - DO NOT HESITATE - he is worth his weight in gold. If you want a smooth painless process give him a call. Thanks for making my move so very easy!

Jameson Moving LLC
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald H.
Verified review

Matt and his crew from Jameson moving we're phenomenal! They were so friendly, efficient, hard working, fast and so many other amazing qualities. We had so much stuff and they were careful with everything. We moved long distance (2 1/2 he's away) and they were just as helpful and hard working as they were in the beginning of the move. They went to storage for us 2x put everything where it belonged. We were behind happy with them and would highly recommend them whether it be for a local move or long distance. Jameson Moving is you want!

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A to B Moving Service
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom H.
Verified review

They made a stressful time of moving into a pleasant day!!!!! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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Smooth Deliveries LLC
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebekah R.
Verified review

Wonderful and professional service. This team is extremely efficient and handled my move with care and consideration. They also worked with my last minute request and budget. I recommend Smooth Deliveries for your move.

  • 3 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
Verified review

Communication with Adam was great leading up to the time of the move. The crew that showed up on moving day was excellent - very polite, professional, and hard workers. All in all, I was very happy with A & A Professional Movers!

Centurion Movers LLC
4.3
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Ray T.
Verified review

Overall a great experience. Ignore the one negative review they had - seems like some total misunderstanding. They were on budget, on-time and did the job on the same day due to my time constraints. overall - outstanding.

PRO TRI STATE MOVERS
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Julia M.
Verified review

Having to move a family of 7 was a very big project that I didn't look forward to doing it. Juan come over to my house and did a visual estimate and understood, I was on a tight budget and was very happy they were able to move me at affordable cost! They were absolutely great! Thank you for helping us move!

We.Move.You & Repair
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
Verified review

These guys went above and beyond. They moved everything very carefully. They were friendly and professional. I would highly recommend them!

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Boatwright Moving & Hauling
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John A.
Verified review

Working with Boatwright Moving and Hauling was a great experience. The job was complicated and required some planning adjustments during the day. John was flexible, had a great team, and got everything accomplished with no trouble. I will definitely be back!

Last Minute Moving
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Arzoo M.
Verified review

I liked moving with Last Minute Moving and Storage. They were very nice and friendly. This was my first time using moving service and if I was moving again I would use this service again. They moved all of my stuff securely and they would help you with from packing, moving to even cleaning but you need to tell them before hand so that they can bring all the packing and cleaning stuff. Also, it's a good service if you don't have much time to plan your move as the name suggests Last minute Moving and Storage. But I feel the move could have been better if they had brought stuff for packing like tape, scissors, padding etc. I felt one of the worker was more active than the other. Also, please have cash handy or zelle app because they don't carry credit card machine.

First Class Moving
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Chris R.
Verified review

I can not recommend First Class Moving enough! We had a different moving company no show for our house move even though we had been booked on this date for over a month. We called First Class Moving and they immediately sprung into action. Despite it being their 3rd job of the day, they started moving our house at 4:30 in the afternoon. They worked clean and extremely fast. We were completely moved into our new house by 8 PM that night. I literally don't know what I would have done without these guys. Frank and Dom were nice, personable and honest. I would give them more than 5 stars if it were possible. They ended up being less expensive and better people to work with. USE THESE GUYS! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Sung P.
Verified review

Great guys and great work! I had junk removal and moving sofa inside house. Everything was good!

  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce W.
Verified review

Very responsive and easy to communicate with. I needed for movers and they worked with me for my budget. Hard workers that got everything done quickly and reasonably. I would definitely recommend and will use them again any time. Definitely great value for money and friendly cheerful attitudes was a pleasure working with them and doing business.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Mover

Philadelphia, PA

  • Move type
    Studio or 1 bedroom apartment
  • Move distance
    Other (Need assistance unloading from moving truck and into apartment.)
  • Will client supply transportation?
    Yes
  • Additional services needed
    Large furniture moving (e.g. piano, safe, pool table)
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    21-40
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    Other (N/A moving off of truck)
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    Please insert number of flights here (3)
  • Details
    Will be moving from rental truck and into 3 story town home.
  • $212
    Average price

Need a Mover

Philadelphia, PA

  • Move type
    Studio or 1 bedroom apartment
  • Move distance
    Within the same building
  • Will client supply transportation?
    Yes
  • Additional services needed
    Furniture assembly and disassembly
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    The location has an elevator
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    The location has an elevator
  • Details
    movers must be bonded and insured to work in our building

Need long distance moving

Philadelphia, PA

  • Move type
    2-3 bedroom apartment
  • Additional services needed
    Packing belongings into boxes
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    I'm not sure yet
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    I'm not sure yet
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    There are no flights of stairs, The location has an elevator
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    There are no flights of stairs
  • Loading point zip code
    19107
  • Unloading point zip code
    66050
  • Details
    Also want to move books and files from my office--1.6 miles from my apartment--to office about 9 miles from the new home destination
  • $4625
    Average price
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