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Philadelphia Small Moving Professionals

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

Adelphia Moving
from 817 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1534 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony P.
Verified review

Adelphia movers were great. Very fast and carefull with my stuff and also a great value compared to other moving companies

On-Demand Moving Services
from 345 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 760 hires on Thumbtack
Yvette H.
Verified review

I hired On Demand Moving Services 5 days before my move. The price was reasonable compared to other moving companies. Tlhe owner advanced my move date one day earlier to beat the Blizzards of 2016. The movers were friendly and

I Like To Move It Move It LLC
from 239 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 379 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

While my movers were a few hours late due to a previous job that took longer than expected, Art kept me in the loop and made several phone calls to provide updates. I have a few awkwardly-shaped/heavy pieces of furniture that were handled with the utmost care. Plus, my movers were friendly, courteous, and helpful. My one comment is that the truck comes with two guys - which does prolong the time it takes. In the past, I've used moving companies with three workers - two to carry items in/out and one to load the truck - which expedites the process. In addition, I moved A LOT of boxes and bags myself prior to the move day, so most of the items moved were larger items that I couldn't carry myself. That being said, the price was reasonable and the guys were friendly. All in all, a solid experience. I would use them again.

Cruz Moves
from 229 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 375 hires on Thumbtack
Desiree J.
Verified review

The crew was very efficient and a fun crew to be around. They made everything a very pleasant experience for my mother and I. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of a moving company.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mara O.
Verified review

We moved 800 miles away. I’ve had absolutely awful experiences with moving companies in the past. This wasn’t the case with this team. Everything went off without a hitch. The team was superior in their communication, their efficiency, and their customer service. I would absolutely recommend them and would use them again.

Ace Movers Co.
from 85 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Tony M.
Verified review

Awesome Moving Company! Would recommend them to anybody. Would re-hire them in a heart-beat! Great prices you can't beat. They took care of my stuff. Very fast and Proffesional. Satisfaction guaranteed. Thumbs up for Ace Movers!

Light Hauling
from 63 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 75 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!

Michael Todd
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Destinée-Charisse R.
Verified review

Michael replied to my job request quickly. His correspondence was clear and timely. The day of, he let me know he was on his way and arrived 10 minutes early and got right to work helping me move furniture up one flight of stairs in my house. He was polite, helpful, handled by items with care and listened to directions. I had originally said the job would take one hour, but he agreed to stay an additional 30 minutes. I would hire Michael again.

We.Move.You & Repair
from 26 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Irene S.
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This company was able to move a grand piano for me. They were responsive, punctual, respectful, and hard working. They have great rates and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again.

from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Frank/Lisa S.
Verified review

I contacted 4 moving companies within a three day period to which no one responded. When I contacted Carlos 3 days later, since no one else responded to me, at 8:00 AM, my phone rang at 8:03 AM and he offered me the best deal and everything was prompt and smooth sailing from that moment on. They showed up exactly when they said they would be there, actually 15 minutes earlier, and made my move very quick and smooth. I would definitely give them a 10 star rating and recommend them for their prompt response, accommodations, professionalism and friendliness, not to mention the best price quote out of all the companies that I called. Carlos is very laid-back, very friendly, very accommodating and very easy to deal with.

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Boatwright Moving & Hauling
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

I was very happy with Boatright Moving. They did a small local move for us. I thought they provided very good value for the money.

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Cloud 9 Billiards
from 20 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan M.
Verified review

Great work! Friendly professional team of 2 made me glad I decided to keep my table and not sell it. New location was meant to be.

First Class Moving
from 20 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Chris R.
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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!

  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lydia J.
Verified review

Mike did a moving out cleaning for me and he was AWESOME. Polite, friendly, thorough and detailed. I've been searching for a cleaning service like this and have gone through many candidates without this much satisfaction. I didn't know my house could get back to this clean! My only regret is that I found him right when we are moving out of the area. If we find ourselves back in his service area, we will absolutely be using 2nd Glance Cleaning and Restoration again!

Prestige Moving LLC
from 15 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra W.
Verified review

I was referred to Prestige when I was overwhelmed with my 3 bedroom house move that my husband and I originally planned to do alone. We were so happy that we decided to choose a moving company instead. The owner was very professional with the initial phone call and walk-through. The day of the move, the Prestige moving crew were on time, kind and very professional.

Divine services
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rich H.
Verified review

Great experience with this company. They were early and diligent. Convenient for my busy working schedule and got right to work. There professionalism and ease of doing business makes it easy to recommend them and I would use them again.

AmerApex Moving
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Sherry M.
Verified review

We had a terrible experience on a previous move and were hesitant to move with a small moving company. We did some research and Amerapex had a 5 star rating so decided to book our move with them. By far the best move we've ever had. They took care of everything. They showed up on time, helped pack some last minute stuff and were so friendly and professional. Highly recommend!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Henry M.
Verified review

The young men were pleasant and professional. They evaluated the items to be moved and then systematically began the process of moving and loading the truck. The whole process was done in an expedient manner. I would recommend Bellhops. Thank You!

McKenzie’s Moving Service
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
Verified review

Carl's exceptionally calm problem solving is big plus when you need something complicated moved. I highly recommend McKenzie's Moving Service for care, for responsiveness, and for quality.

CL Moving & Assembly
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
Verified review

Arrived early and helped move everything quickly and efficiently. Highly recommended

  • 5 years in business
Ashley T.
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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 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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