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Your Friends with a Truck
4.6
from 945 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1612 hires on Thumbtack
Greg S.
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Overall, these guys were great. Fast movers at a good price that packed everything up safely, including a large flat screen and a bike. It took 3.5 hours to move a very full 1br/1ba from Ballston to Falls Church, so the totla charge was 4.5 hours to account for travel to the location. The reasons for giving 4 and not 5 stars were that they were 30 minutes late (somewhat understandable, given a 10AM weekday start and DC traffic) and the workers spoke a minimal amount of english, which led to a few communication issues. Nothing major, though. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a local move.

Name Your Price Movers
4.5
from 532 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1131 hires on Thumbtack
Emily H.
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Name Your Price Movers were efficient and professional. All my stuff got here in one piece. The communication was also great during the process, making sure that I knew what rooms they would be in next and confirming what was going and what was staying. There were two things that were possibly in the fine print with the mover before hand, but in the chaos of the move I didn't realize. The first was make sure you have plenty of your own tape and bubble wrap for glass/mirrors. They did bring furniture pads and equipment galore, but they charged for the disposable material (tape, bubblewrap, etc.). In hindsight, this makes sense. I just wish I had purchased the materials before hand at a lower rate. Also, there was a 5% up-charge for credit and a 5% discount for cash. Since they didn't take check for the actual amount, it was either pay a cash price or another 10% for credit. Again, I just wish I knew this upfront or else I would not have been scrambling to get the cash necessary. All and all I would definitely hire these guys again for my next move. Just be more prepared.

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Baku Moving
4.8
from 403 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 501 hires on Thumbtack
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Travis E.
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I used Baku Moving to move my home. I was totally blown away by this company, especially for the price. The movers were on time, nice and handled my things with care. They were clean cut and very respectful of all my stuff. The estimate was very close to what I was told. The moving team was experienced and wrapped my things so nothing was damaged. I will recommend this company to all of my friends.

  • 11 years in business
  • 604 hires on Thumbtack
Roslyn P.
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The move itself was good - efficient and courteous movers. The price was good, as well. Despite my requesting morning for the move, repeatedly from the beginning, the time was set for noon - two. I didn't receive this information until 4:46 p.m., the day before, after I left 2 messages asking for a window of time. It made me have to scramble, last minute, to rearrange my obligations that were scheduled for the afternoon.

A-1 Moving Company
4.6
from 387 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 639 hires on Thumbtack
Emma B.
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Man I had trouble finding a mover. Everyone was quick to respond to my initial inquiry, but wouldn’t follow up when I contacted them again. A-1 was the exception. They called me to get a more accurate quote, and it turned out, the quote they gave was spot on. No surprise additional costs. The movers themselves were fantastic! They really listened to my concerns and worked very efficiently. We were so pleased with our move!

Zebna Group
4.5
from 383 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 649 hires on Thumbtack
Arika O.
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I chose them for their high reviews and low price. The movers were efficient and punctual. Would use again.

Great Nation Moving
4.7
from 341 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 480 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
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Overall experience was fantastic. Crew was professional and planned well.The leader of the crew was exceptional and clearly outlined the move process by explaining my responsibilities (Which was to basically sign, sit back, watch, answer questions when needed) as well as his and his team's, and the day could not have gone smoother! Rose is a pleasure to work with and takes enormous pride in her business. GNVL are not the least expensive of all of the movers you may quote, but there is a reason why. I'd pay a reasonable premium for professionals like this any day!

PROAH MOVERS
4.8
from 328 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 445 hires on Thumbtack
Yi Z.
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Great experience with Proah Movers. Good price and great guys. Def recommend and would use again.

  • 13 years in business
  • 410 hires on Thumbtack
Katy H.
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Had an amazing experience with Eastbay Movers - they were efficient, courteous, and careful while loading and moving our boxes and furniture.

SKYRIDE MOVERS
4.5
from 327 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 862 hires on Thumbtack
Rodney W.
Verified review

These movers had more heart and stamina than anyone I've ever meet. They worked from 11:30AM until 12:30AM nonstop with a short meal break which they took. I would not hesitate to tell someone who needs movers that the price was fair, the job got done and my furniture was not damaged, even though this move involved a lot of carrying up and down stairs!!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 367 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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The movers were on time, efficient, polite, and very professional. We're definitely using them again!

NK MOVERS & RENTALS
3.8
from 177 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 266 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
Verified review

The job went well and the movers were very quick in taking boxes to and from each location. My furniture was wrapped in shrink wrap plus blankets to ensure it was not harmed in the process. The movers did arrive later than expected and I had to call the owner to find out where they were. Other than the early setback the move went smoothly with no issues. Would use again. Highly recommended movers at an affordable cost.

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Relocation Solutions, Inc.
4.9
from 113 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
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Pia U.
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We used Relocation Solutions, Inc. for our office move, and they were absolutely amazing! From the first site visit to working around problems leading up to the move, to dealing with people, and to mastering difficult situations (like blocked loading ramps) - Greg and his team provided stellar service! Estimates were spot-on, planning and communications were superb, and the team's invaluable can-do attitude turned this move into a great experience (and who can say that about a move!?). The moving crew was experienced, professional, courteous, careful, efficient, and FAST. Relocation Solutions left everybody impressed, including our landlord. We are very happy to have chosen Relocation Solutions. Even if you can find cheaper movers: a good mover makes all the difference- and that is what you get with Greg. Five stars for Relocation Solutions.

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Moving With US
4.9
from 104 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 354 hires on Thumbtack
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Annie A.
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I had a wonderful experience with Moving With US. They were on time, very professional, and easy to work with. I really appreciated their flexibility - we ran into some snags with the loading dock and elevator at our destination, and they took it in stride and made it work. They were very timely and things got done quicker than we expected. The cost is slightly higher than other movers in the area (still nowhere near the highest end of the quotes I got), but it is more than worth it for the excellent quality of the work. We will definitely be contacting Moving With US for our next move.

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Ground Force One Services LLC
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
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Sandy B.
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I used Ground Force One to move our piano - My questions were answered almost immediately, it was the best price, the movers were on time, friendly, polite and efficient. The movers were concerned about tracking in wet feet and asked to have something to wipe their feet on. I would use them again, and highly recommend Ground Force One.

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Komplete Trucking, LLC
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah Q.
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Movers were efficient, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. I'll definitely hire them again for future tasks.

VKH Movers LLC
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Warren D.
Verified review

We were sold on VKH Movers right after they provided me an estimate. Their quote was very low. The movers arrived on time and were properly equipped. I couldn’t believe how easily they carried my furniture. They didn't seem fazed by the stairs or the amount of work involved. Everything went smoothly and they were done within a very short time. They gave me my belongings back right on time. Nothing was broken or damaged. This company really employs the professional and skillful movers.

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  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Lacy R.
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Very easy to work with and the movers were friendly and experienced - would definitely recommend!

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Pick Up Movers LLC MD
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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James Y.
Verified review

Pick Up Movers handled my move very professionally. This move meant going back home to me. All my stuffs were neatly packed by the strong and efficient movers sent from the company. They were properly equipped and knew their job very well. All my stuffs arrived right on time and everything was in good condition. The storage facilities haven’t done any damage to them. I am very pleased to be able to write this recommendation for them and I hope to hire them again if need be in the future.

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M&M Moving & Hauling
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna B.
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M&M were on time as scheduled. They went right to work and the job was done with excellence. The movers were respectful and they also aimed to provide outstanding customer satisfaction . My Mother is elderly and I was very pleased how patient they were with her . Great JOB!!!!!!

Bellhops Moving (Washington)
4.3
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Carly I.
Verified review

The Bellhops movers were super nice. Two college students who were hard working and very pleasant. I will definitely recommend Bellhops to family and friends.

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 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.

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.

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