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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do movers cost in Dallas?

The top movers Dallas will cost you around $45 to $99 per hour. Keep in mind this is only an estimated cost that can fluctuate. Your personal cost to move will depend on several factors, including the size of your home, the specific moving services you need, where you’re moving to and more. 

How do I choose the best moving company in Dallas?

It’s easy to compare Dallas’s best moving companies online. Read the movers’ profiles and reviews to find a company that’s right for you. Here’s a hint: Look for Thumbtack’s Top Pro badge to select among the top 4% of all companies listed on Thumbtack.

Also, make sure the moving company you choose is licensed. If it’s unclear whether your mover has the appropriate credentials, visit the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles website.

Where can I rent a moving truck in Dallas?

To rent a moving truck, visit moving truck rental companies in the Dallas metropolitan area. You’ll likely find various box trucks and moving trailers you can rent. However, many moving companies already include a moving truck in their costs. Before renting a moving truck, reach out to Dallas movers to see their prices -- you might end up saving yourself time and money.

Where can I get moving boxes in Dallas?

There are plenty of places to pick up moving boxes in Dallas. Hardware stores tend to offer brand-new moving boxes that are sturdy. And, you can usually pick up other moving supplies such as packing paper and moving blankets at these stores. If you’re looking to grab free moving boxes in Dallas, try grocery stores and recycling centers in your neighborhood.

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.

What do full-service moving companies provide?

Full-service moving companies can help take the stress out of moving by supplying a moving truck and handling your entire move from start to finish. These professional movers can also provide packing services, materials and supplies. Full-service movers also load your belongings into the truck, drive it to your new home, unload the truck and (in some cases) offer to help you unpack your belongings.

What is the cheapest way to move?

Scheduling your move during the off-season is typically the cheapest way to move. Avoid moving in May, June, July, August or September, when moving company rates are typically much higher. If you’re moving across the country, research how the moving companies in your city charge. You might save money if you hire flat-rate movers instead of hourly movers.  

Of course, you can save money moving if you DIY  by renting a moving truck or moving pods. However, be sure to weigh the pros and cons of moving all of your belongings and valuables by yourself. Factor in the cost of a moving truck (including fuel), the cost of moving equipment, the labor involved and the time it will take to complete your move by yourself. 

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

How do I choose the best moving company for my move?

To find the best moving companies, research the best movers in your area and ask yourself a series of questions, such as:

  • Does the company show up on time or are they late?
  • Does the moving company charge by the hour or is it a flat rate?
  • What are people saying about their movers?
  • Does the moving company offer insurance?
  • Does the company provide specific moving services, like packing or storage?
  • How does the moving company charge for long-distance moves?

On Thumbtack, you can easily spot the best moving companies by looking for the blue Top Pro badge. You can find more tips on how to hire the best movers with Thumbtack’s Smart Hiring Guide

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