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Philadelphia Freight Movers

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

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

The first time I used Thumbtack was to look for mover. I went with Adelphia because they gave me the best price. When I called to set up my appointment, they were upfront about all of the costs, and everything stayed exactly as I was quoted. The movers, Phill and Bill, were both professional and friendly. They did a great job! They handled everything carefully and got the job done quickly. I highly recommend Aldephia Monving, and will use them again the next time that I move.

On-Demand Moving Services
4.5
from 336 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 738 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia K.
Verified review

Everything went great. This was a last minute move. Everything was well organized by Lanre Akinola. The movers were very curteous and good.

I Like To Move It Move It LLC
4.6
from 216 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 347 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia D.
Verified review

We could not have asked for better movers. The contact person Art took care of all of the details. This was a last minute booking. The day befoe the move our plans fell through so we were greatful to find a company to move us. The two movers were extremely nice and professional. They accommodated our timeline and went out of their way to try to move a piece of furniture that was really hard to move down a narrow staircase. They had the best attitude and worked as a team. It's refreshing to see such great customer service despite the difficulty of that kind of work. Would recommend I like to Move It Move It to everyone, A special shout out to our two movers... Ebenezer and Alex ! PATRICIA 7.8.17

Moyers Moving Services
4.6
from 216 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 409 hires on Thumbtack
Abby K.
Verified review

I recently moved from one apt to another within the same complex. The movers from Moyers we're professional, strong, hardworking young men. They got the job done in no time and nothing got damaged or bumped in the process.

Cruz Moves
4.6
from 213 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 354 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
Verified review

The two movers were on time, helpful, and got the job done quick and accurately! We moved a piano into our new home and were worried about transporting. They did great work for a great price. Thank you!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie M.
Verified review

This was one of the best experiences we have had during our moving process. Donte and Nate are very skilled packers and movers! They are professional, polite, courteous! They were very careful and took great care handling and protecting our items. They didn't even leave any marks on our newly painted walls - awesome! They were really fast and didn't stop until the job was finished! We hired them to move out furniture and boxes from our house to pack our POD. We definitely will hire them again to do our final move to our house! Thanks U Rent We Haul for providing a pleasant stress- free experience!

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

Dave & Matt did a solid job. They have a trailer so they were able to fit my whole one bedroom in there and move everything in one trip. Very professional, nice guys. There were two of them, so I think it went a little slower than it might have with other movers, but their pricing more than made up for that. To be honest, I was a bit hesitant to book movers off Thumbtack, but I had a positive experience and would definitely book them again.

Ace Movers Co.
4.3
from 77 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremiah B.
Verified review

I had two movers help me unload 3 16’ PODS. They moved like lightening and never touched a wall. I would highly recommend Ace to anyone I know. They know what they are doing and give you great value.

1st Moving Corp.
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Ben A.
Verified review

I reached out to Vlad in a bit of a predicament. Due to a perfect storm of a vacationing loan officer, a confused appraiser, an eager builder, and a noncommunicative landlord, I knew that I had to move within a 12-hour period in the next week. I just didn't know which day. I called around to about 5 movers, and emailed 10 more, only Vlad was willing to be "on call". After inputting all my information, Vlad sent me a non-binding estimate (More on that later). Later that week I emailed him with an exact date, less than 48 hours in advance, he quickly agreed. On the day of the move, I told Vlad that I wanted to move as early as possible, he gave me an hour window, 8am-9am. He showed up 7:30am ready to move. My wife wasn't fully ready, so they started in the other rooms until she left for work. Packing went well. I had done nearly no packing. My wife had an overnight bag, and I had walked around for about an hour throwing things out. Other than that we were totally unprepared (laundry was still on the floor and my mail was on the counter). The men weren't phased and packed through the morning, ending at around noon. There was a slight delay caused by a double-booked freight elevator, but they were as efficient as possible. I did ask that they eat lunch while we waited to save time, and they declined. But I can't complain because they ate while they drove and didn't waste any time (they arrived at the new house withing 10 minutes of me getting the keys). Plus, I wouldn't have wanted to have my lunch at a jobsite while the customer was watching, so why would they? As for the actual packing, they did a great job of using a sane amount of materials, and saved money by using my own luggage and boxes where appropriate. Other movers (especially when you buy boxes from them), use thirty sheets of paper, bubble wrap, and a two boxes to wrap up a cup of pens. Vlad and his men were more selective, saving me money (as well as aggravation during the unpack). Unloading was also a breeze. There was one box explosion, one broken glass, one misplaced box, and few possible dings, but nothing noteworthy, costly, or too aggravating. The total bill came within $100 of the estimate, which was extremely reasonable considering the delay with the elevator, and the cursory description of the apartment. I would definitely recommend them to a friend, especially one that was using them to pack. Vlad and his men are extremely helpful, reasonably priced, highly efficient, and the quality of their work is above-average.

Light Hauling
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
Verified review

I got Jeff and his crew from Thumbtack because I needed movers on short notice to move several bigger pieces of furniture. I had never heard of them and did not know what to expect - although Jeff was responsive and professional on the phone. In short, Jeff and his team were on time, professional, and courteous. He gave me a flat rate, which was a little more up front than others who gave hourly quotes and proposed time estimates. In the end, Jeff's rate was either better or, at least, competitive with the others. He kept to his flat rate and did not charge a dime more. I would use Light Hauling again in the future and would recommend them to others.

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A to B Moving Service
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dina G.
Verified review

A to B movers was an excellent company to work with. Their employees were.friendly, reliable and careful with my items. They arrived when they said they would and kept me informed about pick up times from start to firish. Very reasonable prices too! I will use them again for any future moves.

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

Excellent movers. Tiamokkee and his team were great. Fast, super careful with my belongings, friendly, and the price was more than fair. They went above and beyond - example, had a really heavy bookcase that didn't fit through my door - they took time to explain why and show me the measurements - then took the bookcase to my friends house for storage. I don't know many companies that would have done the same. I cannot thank them enough for making a stressful day so much less so!

Man Cave Movers
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We were working on a very tight timeline with short notice to move a pool table from a friend's house to our's. Ryan from ManCave Movers responded to my thumbtack inquiry within minutes. He was very responsive via email, text, and phone understanding our needs and working to accommodate our restrictive schedule. He set up an appointment for the very next day and communicated clearly every aspect of the job, his qualifications, and what to expect. Upon arrival, I was immediately impressed by how prepared, equipped, and knowledgeable he and John were. They took great care in their work, were timely, courteous, communicative, careful, and clean. They cared for both houses (this was a pool table move) as if they were their own. I would highly recommend them for any job. They were outstanding.

Centurion Movers LLC
4.4
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Gene B.
Verified review

We were very satisfied with Centurion Movers. The staff was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and hilarious. We made the right decision to hire this company to move our piano.

We.Move.You & Repair
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce C.
Verified review

Scheduling was efficient and the movers did a great job.

PRO TRI STATE MOVERS
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda I.
Verified review

The movers were on time, handled my merchandise with care and we’re very professional and perform the job really well. I would recommend them to others.

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

My overall experience with the company was good. Always quick to respond to messages. When the movers came, they knew exactly what to do, and got to work right away. Very professional, and especially efficient with our time frame. They definitely took away the stress that I had about moving my apartment.

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

I had a great experience moving with Last Minute Moving and Storage. Eric and his assistant made my move easy by being careful, prepared, and attentive to my requests. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for movers in the Lehigh Valley area.

First Class Moving
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ben C.
Verified review

I was hesitant at first because I could not find Yelp reviews or much information on this company. After my move, I will no longer use any other movers. Their price was $200 lower than any other competitor and their attention to detail and care of my belongings was far superior than any other mover I have used in the past. I had a 9 foot credenza that kept me up for nights before my move because I wasn't sure if these guys were going to be able to move it out. They not only got it in record time, but they also took the time to wrap it and plan out their approach. I cannot say enough great things about this company. You will not regret hiring these guys.

  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis M.
Verified review

JLE Movers were efficient and respectful. I was given two but movers and the job was taken care of in a timely fashion. I will definitely be utilizing the services again. Thank you.

  • 5 years in business
Ashley T.
Verified review

Xtreme Movers is a mover I recommend. Going through so many quotes with others this company was who I felt most comfortable with. They packed and loaded quickly and efficiently and delivery was great as well. Highly recommend!

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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