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Des Moines Affordable Movers

Browse these affordable movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Des Moines.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
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Professional, efficient, quality work.

Elite Moving Services
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Mel T.
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They were nice, fast, affordable & didn’t need much direction. The least stressful part of my whole moving experience.

Iowa Moving 1
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Joe C.
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Eric was the only mover who didn't charge for travel time, and he negotiated rates so it could be affordable. We got a lot accomplished in my one-hour move.

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea R.
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Steve and his team painted the entire first floor of our house - kitchen cabinets, walls and trim. It was a huge job and it took a bit longer than anticipated, but Steve was dedicated and a hard worker. He cared about making us happy. Steve was very reasonably priced and we are satisfied with the finished job.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nola R.
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Haven't yet moved. But I'm overwhelmed by Jason's generosity and making it affordable for me. I do appreciate this? I'm single and on a tight budget.

Move 24/7
3.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Arnis J.
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Very fast service. High quality and trustable people. Will use again for moving, maybe delivery too.

  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bryce B.
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It was extremely easy to set everything up with Beau. The guys showed up on time and got right to work on clearing everything out of my apartment. They took the pain out of moving and I would hire them again, recommend you do too!

  • 5 years in business
Dane M.
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We highly recommend Petek Deliveries and Moving, they were very flexible with our schedule, fast and safe with the moving process. Friendly and courteous, will definitely be using them for any future moves.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda J.
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The guys were on time and efficient. Would use College Moving again.

Thompson floors an more
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
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Tim Thompson and his crew did an excellent job at doing all of our hard surface, carpet, and tile. He was very affordable. We would highly recommend him!

The Relocation Pros
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tammara P.
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Great movers very efficient and helpful! Got my move done with no scrapes or dings

Mack's Movers
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We take pride in making sure every customer on every move is completely satisfied with our work.

TnK Moving&Cleaning
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary C.
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The guys were great. Will use them again.

Edgardo
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Misty S.
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Edgardo was a great mover he packs everything up nice so nothing breaks. He is very efficient and a hard worker. Edgardo was very professional and very kind and went over and beyond to make sure our move was perfect. I'd recommend Edgardo to anyone looking for a fast efficient and nice mover. Sincerely M&M Hubbard 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃.

Mack's Movers
1.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

We are professionals that strive to satisfy every customer anyway we can. From setting up a time and date that fits the customer needs to making sure their move is stress free.

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RDJ Hauling & Delivery LLC is a licensed and insured moving and delivery business focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. We do everything we can to meet your expectations.

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I've been working in all types of wall coverings -- residential, commercial, interior and exterior. I have cleanup crews and also have good experience in moving homes nationwide.

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We provide full time professionally trained uniformed movers.

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Full service moving company in Des Moines, Iowa. Licensed & Insured

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We assist in household goods packing and moving, office relocation, local shifting, car transportation, corporate relocation, and door–to–door service.

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If you are looking for the best self storage Des Moines has to offer, you have come to the right place! Our self-service mini storage is conveniently located off of Hubbell and Euclid in the northeast quandrant of Des Moines. Our month-to-month storage units are perfect for both businesses and individuals alike! At some point in life, everyone finds themselves in need of a storage facility. Whether it be from dislocation (moving), downsizing, divorce, or a death in the family, our unique location will be there to provide you with climate controlled options for storing your valuables, safekeeping for your general home goods, or reliable storage for your boat or RV. Address: 3400 E 33rd Des Moines, IA 50317

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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