2020 College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving Review

Bottom line: College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving offers beginning-to-end convenience for junk removal, local moves, and even some long-distance moves. The word “Hunks” in the name is actually an acronym for “honest, uniformed, nice, knowledgeable, service,” and customer reviews frequently mention that every one of the company’s representatives and movers reflects these values.

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3 days of research
47 customer reviews read
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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

See where College Hunks ranks on our Best Local Moving Companies list.

College Hunks excels at local moves, but its limited nationwide availability isn’t ideal for most interstate trips. The company makes up for this shortcoming with a long list of additional services you can tack onto your move or utilize even if you aren’t moving.

One of the key extras College Hunks provides is full-service junk removal. Whether you’re clearing out after a renovation, doing some spring cleaning, or just tossing a few old appliances, College Hunks can help you with your next junk removal project.

With everything College Hunks offers, we think it lives up to its name. The company works like a group of friendly and helpful college students that can assist you with just about any labor-intensive project around your house.

Keep reading to see if the Hunks can help you chuck your junk or move.

Pros

  • Estimates without obligation
  • Full-service moving packages
  • Diverse assortment of additional services

Cons

College Hunks Hauling Junk features

College Hunks provides many services standard to large moving companies, but a handful of its offerings are actually pretty unique.

What makes College Hunks unique?

  1. Its full-service junk removal
  2. Its secure storage options
  3. Its demolition and other hourly labor services

What else does College Hunks offer?

  • Local and interstate moves
  • Donation pickups
  • Storage solutions
  • College student moving
  • Office moving and corporate relocation
  • Estate cleanout
  • Carpet and flooring removal
  • Mattress and furniture disposal
  • Cleanup services
  • Home staging
  • Junk donation and recycling
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Loading and unloading
  • Basic liability coverage
  • Additional coverage options

College Hunks Hauling Junk pricing

Full-service moving prices

College Hunks doesn’t list base prices for its moving services on its website—and pricing varies from location to location—so getting a clear idea of what your move will cost is tricky. However, there is plenty of information about what factors go into College Hunks’ prices, and these can give you a general sense of how your move will add up.

These factors can be broken down into two main categories:

  • Truck and travel fees
  • An hourly rate

Truck and travel fees

College Hunks’ truck and travel fees account for your truck rental, time spent driving, and the price of gas used up during the drive. These fees also include charges for any equipment (dollies, straps, etc.) that the moving crew uses to pack and move your stuff.

The hourly rate

College Hunks’ hourly rate for its services varies between franchises. In other words, your rate is based on where you are. It generally will include a two- or three-hour minimum, and once you hit that amount of time, your rate gets prorated in either 15- or 30-minute increments.

Your time doesn’t start running until the Hunks arrive and begin loading your truck. Since the truck price includes time spent driving for local moves, drive time from your old home to your new one doesn’t count toward your hourly rate. Once the Hunks get the truck to your new home and start unloading, the clock resumes.

Time spent navigating elevators and stairs can also increase your price, so be sure to account for them when you’re budgeting.

Junk removal prices

College Hunks’ prices vary depending on service and location, just like any other moving company. We can help you get a rough idea of what moving or junk removal with College Hunks might cost you, but you’ll need to request a quote to get an accurate estimate.

Load sizeAverage*
Full truck$590
Half truck$372
Sofa$155
Fridge$113
Load size
Full truck
Half truck
Sofa
Fridge
Average*
$590
$372
$155
$113

*Averages provided by College Hunks.

Junk removal pricing is determined by how much space your junk takes up in a College Hunks truck. Like moving prices, junk removal prices vary based on location, so the total cost for your junk removal project will probably be a little bit different from the averages we obtained.

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After you get the estimate for your junk removal project, you can compare it to prices from other companies by reading our guide to average junk removal prices.

Getting a quote

College Hunks won’t do moving estimates online or over the phone if your home is larger than 1,500 square feet. Instead, you have to do an in-home evaluation with a College Hunks employee. While it’s a bit of a hassle, this policy protects you as much as it protects the company.

Here’s why: with an in-home estimate, you get accurate pricing info, and you can ask questions specific to your situation. This prevents any unexpected fees from coming up on moving day. After the evaluation, your College Hunks representative will give you a quote that breaks down the price for your move and any additional services you request.

Getting a quote for junk removal with College Hunks works the exact same way as getting a quote for a move.

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For smaller moves

For smaller moves

If you’re moving out of anything smaller than a two-bedroom apartment or a 1,500-sq.-ft. home, College Hunks can take care of your estimate over the phone rather than doing an in-home evaluation.

College Hunks Hauling Junk services

College Hunks’ junk removal

College Hunks’ junk removal services are what really make it stand out from other moving companies. According to the College Hunks blog, it’s the only company that offers both full-service moves and full-service junk removal.1 This service is so important that the company includes it in its name.

With College Hunks’ full-service junk removal, you can bid farewell to renovation debris, old mattresses, disintegrating furniture, and other clutter without lifting a finger. Simply point out what you want removed, then sit back and relax while the Hunks load it into their truck.

Here are some of the most common junk removal jobs that College Hunks can help you with:

  • Garage, attic, and basement cleanup
  • Appliance removal
  • Furniture removal
  • Hot tub removal
  • Mattress disposal and removal

The company can also help you donate any useful items (like a working fridge or a box of clothes) that you don’t need anymore. When you meet with your College Hunks representative, be sure to ask them about donation.

That’s one less thing you have to think about in the middle of your move, renovation, or spring clean.

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Fun fact

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Up to 70% of the junk that College Hunks collects gets recycled or donated, so you can rest easy knowing that at least some of your old stuff will be put to good use instead of rusting away in a landfill.

College Hunks’ secure storage

If you need a place to store your furniture while you finish settling into your new home—or if you just want to stow your record collection out of sight for a while—College Hunks will keep your stuff safe and sound.

College Hunks’ indoor storage facilities are climate controlled to prevent heat and weather damage to any of your furniture, documents, or collectibles. This can be a bit more expensive than renting a storage container and keeping it on your property, but it comes with all the perks of a secure facility—including guards, gates, alarms, and cameras.

The average industry price for a climate-controlled storage unit can range between $75 and $225 per month. Like all of College Hunks’ other services, the exact price for storage will vary depending on your location. Contact your local College Hunks representative to get an accurate idea of what storage will cost you.

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Looking for other storage options?

Looking for other storage options?

If you like the sound of College Hunks’ storage services but want to see what else is available, you can browse our list of the best climate-controlled self-storage companies. If you think regular self-storage is better for your situation, you can also check out our list of the best self-storage companies.

College Hunks’ demolition and labor services

When someone mentions demolition, do you think of a wrecking ball destroying a skyscraper? Us too. It’s very fun to watch, but probably not something you want to see happen to your home.

But if you’re remodeling your kitchen, renovating your master bedroom, or turning your den into an open-concept living room, then small-scale demolition with hammers, crowbars, and saws is an important first step you might want some help with.

College Hunks can start your project off on the right foot by demolishing and clearing out different parts of your home:

  • Decks and patios
  • Walls
  • Kitchens
  • Cabinets
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Bathrooms
  • Sheds
  • Playsets

College Hunks charges an hourly rate for these services, and the prices change from one location to another. If you need to demolish something we haven’t listed, ask your College Hunks representative if the Hunks can still help you out.

Other hourly labor

College Hunks can also help you with nearly any hard project you’re doing around your home, including packing and unpacking before your move, carrying heavy boxes upstairs, rearranging your furniture, and staging your living space. You’ll pay an hourly rate for any work the Hunks do.

What we think

College Hunks is a convenient resource for decluttering your home, planning a big move, or undertaking a renovation. Since College Hunks doesn’t list prices on its website, a little legwork and coordination with the company is required—but you’re rewarded with relief that comes from knowing exactly what your project will cost.

Like we’ve said, College Hunks might not be your best option for a long-distance move, but you can find the right company for the job by reading about our favorite interstate movers.

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If any of these College Hunks services sound perfect for your situation, hop over to their site to schedule your appointment.

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Sources

1. College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving, “8 Reasons Why Everyone Is Loving College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving

About Joe Roberts

Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over three years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.
  • Cuddied69

    Hi my name is Shawna and this the first time I have used college hunks. They set up a last minute estimate appointment with Susan. She is so knowledgeable and friendly, it was really easy to speak with here.
    On the day of the move, Adam and Andrew were so awesome. Thdy got right to it. Friendly crew. Great person alities.
    I would recomend them 110%.

  • Katie D

    Recommend to anyone looking for a great moving company! Dan and Tony were wonderful. They took care of all my items, moved everything in a timely manner, super friendly, and made my move so much easier! Along with that, it was really easy to set up the move. They gave me a accurate time/cost estimate and were very helpful and friendly. Justin called me about a week before to confirm everything, which I also found helpful. I will never use another company for moving company again after having such great luck with them, thank you College Hunks!

  • Jen Fekete

    We hired them to move 6 pieces of furniture. They wrapped all of it in blankets and proceeded to drop everything. Now all of our furniture is damaged. The corners have been crushed, scratched, chipped or dented. Tape was appied to hold the blanket which stripped off the finish of the furniture. They broke the leg off our table. In an effort to be quick they were careless. When it came time to pay they even expected a tip! We filed for insurance but after sending photos they still have not responded. This has been the worst moving company experience. We have moved over 10 times and not had a problem with other movers. Do not hire College Hunks you will end up spending more to replace the stuff they will inevitably destroy.

  • Vamp Cherie’ Sullivan

    DO NOT USE!! I give this moving company ZERO stars!! I had a sales associate, Gage a manager scheduled to come to my home on Aug 15, 2019 between 12 – 2 pm. He calls to reschedule for the next day, August 16, 2019 at 10 am. I actually had to squeeze him into my schedule. GAGE…. HE IS A MANAGER… NEVER SHOWED UP, NOR DID HE EVEN CALL. I called this company at 11 am, 1 hr after my appt., mind u I had another appt at 11:30 am. Called this company, their records didn’t reflect the day and time change. The sales associate, Gage calls me to once again reschedule same day at 1 pm. I don’t know about other people but we sold our home, we don’t have time to go after someone wondering and finding out, where are you! EXTREMELY BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE. Does this company actually think I would trust them after this? No way… I called and canceled this second rescheduled appt.

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