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Texans Movers
4.7
from 780 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1621 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monica M.
Verified review

Texans Movers moved my daughter with short notice. They arrived on time and were extremely professional. Furniture was moved with care, wrapped when needed as were tv sets. The movers actually beat us to the moving site but did not start the "clock" until we were in the house and they were ready to start moving. There were 3 men and these guys were moving! No taking their time trying to stretch the time out. Granted, moving into the new apartment, things slowed down a bit but it was 98 degrees and my daughter was moving into an apartment on the 3rd floor! The men were very polite and my daughter and I felt very comfortable around them. The move took 2 hours and 15 minutes. She was charged for only the 15 minutes, not another full hour. I would highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again. Check Yelp for reviews too before you choose...great ratings for this company on Yelp as well.

CRDR HANDYMAN SERVICES
4.1
from 712 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1056 hires on Thumbtack
Zana S.
Verified review

The best movers I have EVER come across! Fast, speedy & in a hurry!

1st Choice Moving & Storage
4.5
from 480 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 899 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

Overall, very good experience. One of the movers didn't speak English so I couldn't tell him where things needed to go. Hence, it all ended up in one room. The screws to attach our mirror to the dresser are gone. No one knows what happened to them and we haven't found them. Not sure how we're going to accomplish this. The crew leader was very good. Positive and prompt. He made sure everything was done correctly and took care to ensure our goods were moved carefully. Thankfully nothing was broken.

Graceful Moves Moving Co. LLC
4.7
from 383 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 706 hires on Thumbtack
Sanam L.
Verified review

We were very happy with our overall experience with Graceful movers. The crew were very professional and had a very good attitude, particularly one of the movers, UK. Everything arrived at the destination safe and sound without any damages to any of my items.I was in touch with Gregory and Shawna, who contacted me a few times about the details of the move, they were very responsive and extremely professional. I'll definitely be doing business with them again if I ever need to move again.

  • 11 years in business
  • 354 hires on Thumbtack
Molly J.
Verified review

These movers are great! Saved me last minute when a company I found on Craigslist cancelled. If it wasn't for them I would've had to pay an extra night for my apt and miss work. Great service, movers were poliet, respectful. Overall great experience

RPG Moving Solutions
4.8
from 268 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 464 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
Verified review

The movers were on time and very friendly. They went above and beyond with my move wrapping everything properly and putting things together when they didn't have to.

A&C Movers Houston
4.3
from 287 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 645 hires on Thumbtack
Nelda B.
Verified review

everything was awesome I want to hire jonathan april 1 2016 contact me Nelda billups I need to set up time and address 8328809108 movers was real fast and never broke anything.they took my bed down also and other extra stuff call me I need yall to move me again.dont want any other movers

4 My Kidz Movers
4.2
from 250 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 467 hires on Thumbtack
Jt J.
Verified review

They took good care of my antique items, everything was wrapped. Awesome and on-time movers. (Highly recommend). Thanks Veronica

Galactic Movers LLC
4.7
from 190 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 351 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
Verified review

I shopped around for movers that I could afford and that also did not have a lot of negative reviews. I was only moving a short distance, from one apartment to another, so I was not expecting it to take long even though movers in the past have taken way too long, broken things and even stolen from me.. so I was nervous and skeptical about hiring movers at all. I was given a time window of 3-5 and two movers arrived just a little after 3. They were quick, wrapped up any furniture that could possibly be scratched or damaged and extremely professional. By 4:45 I was completely moved. Nothing was broken, damaged or missing either! Extremely satisfied and would definitely use them again.

A-Star Movers
4.8
from 179 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 303 hires on Thumbtack
Anne P.
Verified review

They were very responsive and and punctual. Their pricing was fair compared to so many other movers that were so overpriced.

Emanuel Movers,Inc.
4.6
from 115 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Jennie L.
Verified review

Emanuel movers did a fantastic job moving my piano and food storage boxes! They did it all with a smile on their face, even in the Texas heat! I highly recommend them!

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Continental Services
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raghu D.
Verified review

I had a hanging ceiling light fixture and in thumbtack found Brady. He was here on time the very next day, thoroughly checked the problem, brought the part from lowes and fixed the issue. The rate Brady quoted is little bit less than others.

AllStar Moving
4.5
from 80 reviews
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
MD R.
Verified review

They were incredible! Very professional. We called at last minute, and they gave us a great price and they worked so hard! I would highly recommend this group of gentlemen. They are wonderful movers! Do not doubt in giving them business. They deserve it!

Uriel Movers Services
4.4
from 81 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia P.
Verified review

I was very pleasantly surprised with Uriel Movers. I was a little nervous at first booking a company with no reviews, no website, etc, but it turned out really great. They were very punctual, responsive to a few time changes I requested, and very nice guys that helped me. I would highly recommend.

  • 10 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Cessna P.
Verified review

Mr. Shields came to my rescue when my previous movers cancelled after 7pm the day before my move! He was reasonably priced, on time, and helpful the entire time. He reassured me that he would take care of my move and he did flawlessly! They were even kind when my girls decided to help (and were in the way). I cannot tell you how blessed I feel to have found this company. I will NEVER use anyone else again. Honest, kind, trustworthy, and dedicated! God bless you and your company for coming to my rescue! This is a company that provides perfection in moving services!

  • 7 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn R.
Verified review

These are the best movers I’ve ever had and I’ve moved quite a few times in my life. Very fast, professional, and highly recommended

Better Deal Movers
4.6
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Ashleigh G.
Verified review

Most efficient movers i have ever used! I highly recommend!

Precise Moving
4.5
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Travis R.
Verified review

These guys are absolute machines. They moved me from a second story unit to a third story in 90 degree weather in about 4 hours, transit time included. I got them lunch on the way and they barely stopped working to eat. Not a single scratch or dent on any of the furniture, they took a lot of care wrapping everything well. Did not find any other movers that even came close on the price. Definitely will keep Victor's number for any future moves and would recommend Precise Moving to anyone looking to move.

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My Moving Pal
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dominique B.
Verified review

My movers cancelled on me last minute and they came moved me same day. Great customer service, would definitely recommend.

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Vzl Installation Services
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vipra O.
Verified review

Felt very comfortable with the movers, Diego and Antonio. They were careful and efficient. I'll be using them again and have already referred them to friends.

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Teresa M.
Verified review

The movers at AmerApex Moving could not have done a better job moving our belongings over 2,000 miles away. The crew was on time, polite, very careful, and kept the move fun and in good spirits. Nothing was damaged and the price did not budge a penny. Thank you again for making my move across country stress free. I will be recommending AmerApex Moving to all my friends and family!

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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