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Des Moines Small Moving Professionals

Browse these small moving companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Des Moines.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy G.
Verified review

These guys were great. Two brothers doing their apprenticeship in carpentry who were such hard workers. Hired them to pressure wash my house, garage, deck and gutters, as well as tar around my chimney. They did a great job, showed up when they said they would. They knew I had a small window to get my jobs completed, fit me in around their existing accounts and got them done with time to spare. I highly recommend these gentlemen to anyone who values a dependable company that offers quality service.

Elite Moving Services
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Nate P.
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We have heard horror stories about moving companies, but this experience was the exact opposite. Elite Moving Services was wonderful! They arrived right on time and jumped right to work. They were quick and careful with our items and got our things loaded into the truck well within the time we had anticipated. It may have been the best packing job I have seen (and I have loaded 30+ moving trucks throughout my years helping families move within our church). Their crew was attentive, polite, and worked the entire time without breaks. We had a different moving service help us unload our stuff at our destination in a different state. This other services was fine, but they arrived a little late, took several smoking breaks, and didn't seem nearly as experienced as the crew from Elite Moving Services. I would highly recommend Elite to anyone!

Impact Delivery & Assembly
from 36 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine J.
Verified review

They not only moved the piano with no issues but they also were kind enough to assist us in moving another antique instrument onto our moving truck without any additional charge. Very responsive to messages and willing to be flexible when we needed. Would hire again.

Welander Enterprises
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Chad S.
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Brandon and his team did a grest job for me. They took on a large project in shott noticed and did it well. I wold use tem again.

Iowa Moving 1
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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okay expierience but the workers were small and not so strong

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
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I'm not good expressing words. They came over for a few small projects (some will be done shortly when I can) and was in and out very quickly. They put a new in new light and switched out a ceiling fan. I was very excited and happy. Will be calling them very soon for the remainder of projects and encourage everyone else to do the same.

Turnage Solutions
from 14 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kareen M.
Verified review

Leslie cleaned our house for a while before moving to Iowa. She was super thorough, did everything we asked and some that we didn't that we were happy she noticed. My favorite part of her service is her preference for using non-toxic household cleaning agents like vinegar whenever possible. I was so sad when Leslie moved because I was pretty sure we'd never find anyone that did as good of a job as her. Sadly, I was right. Our home is 1776 sqft, and we have two small dogs who are light and medium shredders. Our house was spotless after Leslie visited.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

I have just had my free estimate and know this is the company I will be working with. Jason, the owner, was easy to talk to, understood and explained how he would pack and transport my belonging, offered wardrobe boxes at no charge. I could go on! truly looking forward to my move!

Move 24/7
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.

McConnell Hauling Services
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tom F.
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Small load of construction debris - Ron kept me informed of his timing via text. He and his assistant were polite and efficient. Ron negotiated the price down when he saw how small the load was. I would definitely use his services again.

  • 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
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+++++++

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

The Relocation Pros
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

B&B Moving, Inc.
from 1 review
    Lindsay J.
    Verified review

    He did a wonderful job and was very professional! I would most definitely use B&B Moving again and recommend there services!

    Mack's Movers
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

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

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

    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.


    I am an independent contractor who works out of his home. I make house calls if it's not too far away. I do cleaning and general cleanup work like cutting grass, trimming hedges, moving furniture, etc.


    We provide full time professionally trained uniformed movers.


    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.


    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.

    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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