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Des Moines Movers

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Elite Moving Services
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Randall W.
Verified review

They showed up on time, listened to what I was wanting and worked hard to get our move done. They loaded the truck well so nothing would shift in transit. Our movers worked hard for 4 hours and barely took a break. They were like robots that never tired. They were careful with our belongings and were considerate of our wishes. Very nice guys. I was shocked when they told us the price because I was expecting to pay a lot more, but instead we saved a TON of money over the last movers we hired. Elite movers provides an amazing value and I would call them again in a heartbeat for my next move. If I had only one complaint, it would be that the initial contact was not good. My emails to their coordinator were not answered promptly, and I had to ask to make sure my appointment was actually set. If they get that communication down better, this would be a perfect experience.

Iowa Moving 1
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
Verified review

Helped move a large piece from neighbor's home to 2nd floor of my home. Great customer service - very respectful movers and excellent fast processes!

Top Pro
The relocation pros
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
Verified review

Best experience I've ever had with a mover. I recommend them wholeheartedly.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz B.
Verified review

Jason and Dan are more than professional movers. They are interior decorators too! My husband and I can't say enough. We will recommend them to everyone!

Move 24/7
3.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

Had Move 247 move my 2 bedroom apartment and it was amazing. Great service from the get go and very courtrous and professional movers. Best part was the price as I paid about half of what the big moving companies charge. I'll be using Move 247 again when I need anything moved or delivered.

Ensured Hauling & Moving
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy G.
Verified review

Your movers did an excellent job on our move friday. I was quite impressed to see how well they packed the storage unit as well. Thanks again for your help.

  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan M.
Verified review

CML was extremely professional and careful when moving all my belongs. The most important part for me though was their timely arrive and work around the property, I will always pay more for service like this. Steal of a deal!

  • 5 years in business
Francisco Y.
Verified review

I relocated from Iowa to Indiana and the movers from Pick Up Movers got my things moved within 5 days. Thanks to my sister who recommended them to me. This is a company with great experience and affordable prices. I am recommending them as professional movers with good deals.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

We have hired Dustin Petek and his crew on a couple of occasions. We did have him deliver some small furniture and disassemble some workout equipment, which he and his staff did a great job, but where they really shined was when we moved from one house to another. They came and assessed the needs to determine how many crew members to have. They showed up bright and early, as promised and did not disappoint. The first thing they did was put on different shoes so they would not damage our floors. Then they got right to work. They started around 7 a.m. and were still working at 8 p.m. They hustled the entire time, they were cognizant of disassembling furniture, keeping track of nuts and bolts, protecting items with padding, and genuinely showed care about our furniture. When they started to put the beds back together at our new house (which I never expected them to do, they made sure they were exactly where we wanted them and that they were centered under lights/fans, etc. They just truly showed their professionalism and that quality matters in all that they do. I will hire Dustin and his crew for any job, large or small, at any time. Their pricing was extremely reasonable and I felt like he cared more about our furnishings than any other movers we have ever used. A+++++++

  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Erin R.
Verified review

Drew and his team did work on our master bath, tiling the shower, floor, paint and other miscellaneous work. They did a great job and were very accommodating to what we wanted, even when we added more work to the job!

The Relocation Pros
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tammara P.
Verified review

Great movers very efficient and helpful! Got my move done with no scrapes or dings

  • 4 years in business
Kris M.
Verified review

The guys were great, friendly and helpful.

IA Pro Movers
5.0
from 1 review
    Amy W.
    Verified review

    The guys were really professional and they showed up on time. They put everything where I wanted it and didn't even take a break. I would defiantly use them again.

    Edgardo
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Misty S.
    Verified review

    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
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We take pride in making sure every customer on every move is completely satisfied with our work.

    Friendly Help Movers
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Allison J.
    Verified review

    Efficient, friendly, professional. Continually asked how we'd like them to do things - what to put where, etc. Just really great guys. *Note - both days we used these guys, they added a "travel charge" -- which would have been fine but it was NOT indicated ahead of time. (We could've actually saved money w/another company had we known there was the extra charge.) But overall, they were great and we'd use them again.

    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.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    First I grew up leaving and happening people moving. One day I thought of having a business of moving stuff. Then I understand that every home and every customer is different, I listen to what you have to say and work with you to find a solution that’s quick and affordable

    About

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

    About

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

    About

    You can be assured that we are a safe, friendly, secure and professional moving service. We are here to help you with all your moving needs, from the packing and cleaning to driving and loading. Our goal is to go the extra mile to give you piece of mind about your move.

    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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    Need a Mover for Loading and Unloading

    Des Moines, IA

    • Move type
      Other (moving from 1 bedroom apt. Not much furniture)
    • Assistance type
      Movers (loading), Movers (unloading)
    • Move distance
      10-25 miles
    • Details
      I am moving from a 1 bedroom apt in WDSM to a house in Beaverdale. I do not have much furniture.
    • $225
      Average price

    Need Moving Services

    Waterloo, IA

    • Move type
      Other (1 bedroom apartment)
    • Assistance type
      Movers (loading), Movers (unloading)
    • Move distance
      10-25 miles
    • Details
      loading from a storage unit - unloading at an apartment bldg. Elevator
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