Anyone can throw boxes into a truck but our philosophy is to make sure that everything being moved stays in the same condition from start to finish. We practice proven techniques and our attention to detail will help make for a smooth transition. No matter what it is or how far it's being moved each item will be gently handled. We make sure to wrap your furniture for its protection when carried & traveling inside the truck.
Our services include office, apartment/condo, house, intra-complex moves to/from any type of storage unit &/or truck (i.e. PODS, Units, Pack Rats, Cool Boxes, U-boxes and other portable storage containers; U-hauls, Budget, Penske, Ryder trucks; and ABF trailers); packing &/or unpacking; and disassembly &/or reassembly of complex pieces (i.e. custom bedroom sets, glass furniture, dining tables, trampolines, etc. - just let us know what you have -- we can do it). We are also experienced with moves involving senior communities and have awareness of the need for extra care in those surroundings.
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Rates and Payment Options
Our rates are competitive and reasonable when you provide the truck and all you need is labor.
2 hour minimum with additional time calculated in quarter hour increments.
$80 / hr
$95 / hr
$110 / hr
Our movers provide their own hand and power tools. Free use of our moving blankets and tie-downs. (Excluded on one way moves.)
Rates for additional movers please contact us.
26' Truck and 2 movers
$299 1st 3 hrs & $99 / each additional hr
26' Truck and 3 movers
$390 1st 3 hrs & $130 each additional hr
26' truck an 4 movers
$450 1st 3 hrs & $150 each additional hr
Cash, Paypal, VenMo, Credit Cards
Our company is OSHA compliant. Safety first! Thank you for choosing our labor-only moving company.
Money & Time Saving Tips
As much as possible pre-plan where you would like your boxes and furniture placed in your new location before moving.
Pack and label on the top and all four sides of each box according to where it will be unpacked in your new home. Also boldly note "FRAGILE" on boxes with glass and other breakable items. Empty all contents of all furniture drawers into boxes. It is best to individually wrap dishes with packing paper before placing into boxes. Figurines, crystal, china and other extremely fragile items should be bubble wrapped individually. TIP -- start with the kitchen, it takes the longest to pack. Use up refrigerator/freezer contents well before moving.
Use small (1.5 cu. ft.) boxes for heavy smaller items such as books, dishes, DVDs, breakables, small appliances, canned goods and tools. TIP - 20 small boxes (rather than 10 large heavy boxes) are more efficient, less damaging and easier to handle.
Use medium (3.0 cu. ft.) boxes for small household items such as pots and pans, medium appliances, plastic organizer containers and toys.
Use large (4.5 cu. ft.) boxes for light weight items such as lamp shades, stereo speakers, board games, stuffed animals, pillows and clothing.
Use wardrobe boxes for hanging items still on the hangers. Can also be used for shoes, bedding, and miscellaneous light/bulky items.
Use mirror/picture cartons for protecting these glass items as well as glass tabletops and shelves. These special cartons can be customized to fit any sized piece.
Large furniture and appliances
Our movers will handle the wrapping of these items. (The movers will unhook washer/dryers and refrigerators but will not re-hook up at new locations for liability reasons.)
Prior to Move Day
Have all walkways/pathways clear of clutter or obstructions.
Clean out grills of oils and ashes.
Do not water plants.
Remove all light bulbs from lamps.
Optional: disassemble large furniture such as beds, desks and T.V., stereo and electronic connections with cords wound up securely.
Be fully packed, organized, and ready to go when your movers arrive.
Jewelry, prescriptions, light bulbs, flammables and paint should be transported by owner.
Have young children and pets off the premises for their safety and the most efficient move.
Before the moving truck leaves be sure to double check closets, cabinets, and drawers to ensure that nothing has been left behind.
We're Here to Help
Whether you want to have us to do the packing or do it yourself, these proven suggestions will help you in your move. Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for considering Movers by the Sea for your moving labor.
Service Area: Cities & Zipcodes
Allied Gardens, Alpine, Alta Vista
Balboa Park, Bankers Hill, Barrio Logan, Bay Ho, Bay Park, Bay Terrace, Birdland, Bird Rock, Black Mountain Ranch, Broadway HeightsBurlingame Carlsbad, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Carmel Valley, Centre City, Chollas View, Chula Vista, City Heights, Clairemont, College Area, Coronado, Columbia, Core, Cortez Hill Del Cerro, Del Mar, Del Mar Heights, Del Mar Mesa
Downtown San Diego, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Marina East Elliott, Egger Highlands, El Cajon, El Cerrito, Emerald City, Emerald Hills, Encanto, Encinitas, Escondido Fallbrook Gateway, Golden Hill. Grant Hill, Grantville Harbor Island, Harborview, Hillcrest, Horton Plaza
Jamacha-Lomita, Julian Kearny Mesa, Kensington La Jolla, La Jolla Village, Village of La Jolla, La Playa, Loma Portal, Lake Elsinore,
Lake Murray, Lincoln Park, Linda Vista, Logan Heights Marston Hills, Memorial, Midtown, Midway, Mira Mesa, Miramar, Miramar Ranch North, Mission Beach Mission Hills, Mission Valley, Mountain View, Mt. Hope,Morena, Murrieta Navajo, National City, Nestor, Normal Heights, North City, North Park, North Clairemont Oak Park, Ocean Beach, Ocean Crest, Ocean View Hills, Oceanside, Old Town, Otay Mesa, Otay Mesa West Pacific Beach, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Palm City, Paradise Hills, Point Loma, Point Loma Heights, PowayRamona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Encantada, Rancho Peñasquitos,
Redwood Village, Rolando, Rolando Park, Roseville-Fleetridge San Carlos, Sabre Springs, San Diego, San Pasqual Valley, Santee, San Ysidro, Scripps Ranch, Scripps Miramar Ranch, Serra Mesa, Shelter Island, Sherman Heights, Solana Beach, Sorrento Mesa, Sorrento Valley, South Park, Southeast San Diego, Sunset Cliffs, South Encanto,Shelltown, Skyline, Southcrest, Stockton Talmadge, Temecula, Tierrasanta, Tijuana River Valley, Torrey Highlands, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines University City, University Heights, Uptown Valencia Park, Vista Webster, Wildomar, Wooded Area