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Ready To Move
from 340 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 598 hires on Thumbtack
Naeem Q.
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Excellent service. We moved from Charleston SC to Cary NC. Our move was hassle free due to good service provided by professional and courtious staff. We highly recommend ready to move movers. Their price was the best too.

Elite Movers
from 283 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 794 hires on Thumbtack
Candy D.
Verified review

I was pleased with Elite Movers from the beginning of my move to the end of my move. My first point of contact; Jamol Green, Owner, gave me a sense of relief for the journey that I was about to embark upon. He was most professional and knowledgeable answering all of my questions and concerns. Mr. Green was always prompt in answering my phone calls prior to the move anytime that I had further inquiries. My movers arrived enthusiastic, motivated, professional, courtesy and fast-paced working diligently to meet my moving needs. Kevin and Colvin are the BEST! These men demonstrated much expertise in their ability to complete the task on hand. They handled my valuables as if they were their own; wrapping, protecting and packing the truck to perfection. Kevin and Colvin completed the mission in a very timely manner without a glitch. Elite Movers are reasonably priced; no other companies that I contacted came close to this company. Elite Movers are the BOMB!!!! I highly recommend them to anyone making a move no matter the distance. Candy Duke Manning, SC

  • 47 years in business
  • 318 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany M.
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We had a great experience with Riley and Sons! They were very efficient, professional, and definitely fairly (and competitively) priced. Our movers worked quickly but still took the time needed to ensure our furniture was wrapped up and well taken care. We move often since we are a military family and I would definitely use them again. We would highly recommend this company to all of our friends.

AJ & Sons Moving Pros
from 90 reviews
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Sunny B.
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AJ and Sons Moving was great! They went above and beyond my expectations to ensure my move was on time and efficient. All of the movers were great! I highly recommend them to anyone looking to move. They provided everything I needed for the my move and it all went very smoothly.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Missy D.
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These were the most professional movers I have ever used. On time, careful, real gentlemen. Best price too. They are not only top notch movers, they also clear out the junk and rubbish you do not want. A 'two for one' service. They do not leave until the job is done. Do not use anyone else! - from a very satisfied customer.

Carolina RoadRunner Movers
from 39 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia G.
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Had a team of great movers who were efficient and effective! They were very friendly and worked hard until the job was done! They took great care with my things and I would recommend them to anyone who is moving whether it's locally or across the country! Thanks again guys!

3D Movers LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Josh R.
Verified review

Showed up on time, made the effort to get everything into one storage unit, which was difficult, and saved me the cost of renting a second unit. Great guys for big jobs!

Port City Moving Services
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Zola M.
Verified review

Port City Movers eased my anxiety right away with their professional kind mannered attitudes. I have a lot of antiques and fragiles I was worried about something happening to on the move. They followed through with every moving safety procedure in the book, and got straight to work. Very professional and efficient. They say you get what you pay for, but I feel I got better than what I payed for. Thank you sincerely Port City Movers. God bless y'all'

from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grace M.
Verified review

Top notch movers! Professional, polite, and efficient! Only wish I knew they could have done the entire move for less than the others. Highly recommended! Excellent experience!


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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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