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All-Pro Piano Movers
4.5
from 386 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 595 hires on Thumbtack
Jason T.
Verified review

We had 3 general moving companies come to assess moving our very heavy cabinet grand piano and they all said it could not be done without removing a wall that was added after the piano was moved in. Another company insisted they could move it and brought 4 guys and wasted half our day. Our neighbors parents used all pronto move her grand piano and she swore by them. I called them and spoke to Omar and I immediately felt at ease. I knew these were my guys. He came over and assessed everything and told me immediately how it needed to be moved and why the other companies probably could'nt do it. He later came back with one of his movers Danny and they moved the piano...yes, just the two of them. It was un-freaking-believable! My husband, two little ones and myself watched in disbelief. This is what icall experience. They were also extremely kind, respectful and honest throughout the whole process and I can see why so many other people wrote such great reviews. I would recommend these guys all day long. Don't make the same mistake I made, hire all pro from the start and avoid wasting time and aggravation. Omar and Danny, you rock!!!

H-Movers
4.7
from 270 reviews
  • 434 hires on Thumbtack
Steven A.
Verified review

Eduardo Hopp - the owner of H-Movers - was very professional and accommodating. He gave me the best deal from all other moving companies, and helped me on a very short notice (one week only). Eduardo and his associate Henry, show up on time, work fast, yet they are very careful -- none of my personal belongings (flat screen TV, computers, expensive wine glasses) were damaged or broken. I will definitely recommend H-Movers to all of my acquaintances, and use them again when I move next time!

Best Rate Express Moving
4.8
from 253 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 443 hires on Thumbtack
Esther Y.
Verified review

Best moving team that we used ever!! Report to work on time. Even though they find out the stuff we have is much more than a regular two bedroom apartment, they still stick with the agreed price. Very efficient and careful when packing and moving. We will definitely recommend Tom and his team to our friends!!!

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Born to Move
4.8
from 220 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 383 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenn M.
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These guys are amazing! Reasonable Prices, Great Service. They moved my house in no time! They fully Licensed and Insured, which is rarity for about 50% of moving companies. Totally recommend!

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Spartan Movers
4.8
from 178 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 404 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
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They were very professional, very meticulous about the packing and moving and did I say on-time and quick working. I would use them again for sure!

Miss Cheryl's Moving
4.8
from 136 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
ANTHONY D.
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From the start they were on time , understanding and careful with my furniture.!!! The price was fair from the beginning, with. a 25% discount , added on.!!! I highly would say you can't get any better by picking this company to move you.!!!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria M.
Verified review

I have to say I have never had better movers than moving and storage! Very punctual, very efficient, very nice. They were such a great help! It was very easy to communicate beforehand by email, the price was as announced and perfect. I'll definitely hire them again next time I move ! Thank you very much !

The service man Boston
4.8
from 110 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Erin B.
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These guys are awesome and I found them randomly online one afternoon. They are honest, on time, hard working, focused, very responsive (via text and call), and they take the time to be personable with you during the job. I will highly recommend them (and already have) to my friends in the Boston area. Side note: The key factor that won me over was that they worked with me and my pricing expectations. Most moving companies/moving help wouldn't listen to my needs, and The Service Man (Jon) did. I look forward to hiring them again in the near future for various projects around the home, given that they do more than just move.

  • 3 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth M.
Verified review

Perla was wonderful and extremely helpful in my coordination of this packing and moving (I arranged it from Florida for my son in Rhode Island). Perla kept me informed each scheduled work day. Workers showed up on time, worked hard and accomplished all that was targeted for the day. Thank you so much for making a very stressful event in our lives much smoother. Mallett family, Cranston, RI

  • 6 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Mar B.
Verified review

Let me start by saying that I don't usually write reviews. The communication with them since the moment I posted the add was great. They offered a personalized rate according to our needs (instead of sending an automatic message like the rest of the moving companies did). They were polite and understanding at all times. Even though I let them know at last minute about our availability, they managed to squeeze us between jobs within two hours from our short notice. The two movers got here on time and were friendly, fast and yet careful with the handling. We're very satisfied with the service overall and won't hesitate to contact them again for another quote for any future moves.

Lexel Moving & Storage
4.8
from 92 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I would definitely recommend Lexel Moving Company for packing and moving services. We had a very professional and positive moving experience with Gabriel and his crew. The moving crew was very careful with our belongings throughout the move and went above and beyond to make the move go as smoothly as possible, working tirlessly for over 8 hours!

K.J. Junk removal
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Cara E.
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We were moving from out of state to Rhode Island and I found K.J. Junk and Hauling here. Tony responded right away, was professional and prompt. It was a challenge to wrangle movers to unload a POD while I was still out of state and Tony just simply got the job done right which I really appreciate. Would def hire them again!

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Loiselle Piano Services
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel S.
Verified review

Tony & Carter did a great job moving my piano and were meticulous! I look forward to having Tony come in a few weeks to tune it as well in its new home!

Round The Clock Moving
4.4
from 79 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry E.
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Round The Clock Moving is the BEST and most affordable moving company!!! The three young men were professional, friendly, and fast! The estimated moving time and price quote turned out to be spot on! I highly recommend using Round The Clock Moving.

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Cloud 9 Billiards
4.6
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim C.
Verified review

John was fantastic. When another company didnt show two days before we were moving, John rode into the rescue and saved the day.

A A Aable Moving & Storage
4.6
from 40 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie K.
Verified review

John Roberts and AA Able Moving and Storage did a great job for me. I needed just a sleeper sofa, (queen size), moved quite a distance. There was no way I could do it or even friends and I. It was too big and heavy, and it was coming from a second floor. Furthermore, my own sleeper sofa had to be removed from my house! John and one other man did the job and did it well. Not a scratch, rip or other damage done to my beautiful new sofa! And they took out my old one without extra charge, to boot! John was available each time I had to call, to set up dates and times, in order to coordinate the move with the other people. He was friendly and flexible. I would recommend John Roberts and AA Able Moving and Storage without hesitation! And, as I told him, I will be moving shortly after living in my home for 32 years. I will be calling John for help during this move!

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Move and Care moving company
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ayosike A.
Verified review

Great communication and service! I highly recommend working with this moving company.

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Flash Moving Company
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Apoorva S.
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After researching various movers, we went out on a limb and picked Flash Moving Company for our move. These guys are great - Fast, Focused and very Professional. They wrapped all furniture and fragile packages like television, etc. carefully. During loading as well as unloading, they were mindful of walls and corners. All furniture was disassembled & re-assembled correctly. Everything - every furniture piece, every box - was put where we asked. We had incredible experience with this company. If you are looking for a reliable, cost effective and hassle-free move, I would highly recommend Flash Moving company.

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Cloud 9 Billiards
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin H.
Verified review

Cloud 9 did a great job of moving a slate pool table for us. It's perfectly level and was well worth the investment.

  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa H.
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Very happy with this moving crew! They were very nice and accommodating. They worked quickly and even stopped at the storage place for us, as well as our new home. A lot of money, but they worked fast and got the job done! Highly recommended!

wr moving
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Yumi S.
Verified review

WR moving helped with my 1bedroom apartment move into a POD. Pros: 1. They were very courteous and pleasant to work with 2. They very responsive to direction and re-arrangement requests to make maximum use of space (I don’t think they had loaded a POD before). 3. They worked hard and consistently - no dawdling or trying to run out the clock 4. They didn’t try to nickel and dime me or charge extra for helping to remove the base stand from my TV or my floor to ceiling shelves from each other and the wall 5. We had negotiated a flat fee for up to three hours and they left it to my discretion to top off since the job took three and a half Cons: will need close supervision 1. I wish they had been a bit more careful with my stuff (especially the assistant) - While I was upstairs with one, the other stacked my shelves on top of each other downstairs on its narrowest side, such that the wind pushed over and threw one on top of the stack down, breaking it - I found a dent in my expensive stainless steel bin the next morning from when they didn’t move it out of the way when carrying my couch - They tried to brute force my 55in flat screen Sony TV into its box when it wasn’t properly aligned with the cutouts in the foam seats inside - I had to tell them to take the TV out and turn it around - and they were squeezing the TV’s screen during the process to the point that I’m worried about if it will be damaged when I open it up and turn it on - They didn’t wrap my couch or the arm chair properly, even though I provided wrap. The chair literally looked like it had a belt on it not a wrap 2. For some reason, they didn’t show up with any doilies or moving carts, even though they had my list of items before hand, including 40 boxes. I don’t know what we would have done if my building hadn’t had a couple of hotel carts we could use. All said, I would recommend them because they did listen and adjust when I stepped in and gave directions. But supervise closely.

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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