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Des Moines State To State Movers

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

  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Lita N.
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Awesome! We initially hired them to clean our gutters and quickly realized they could do a lot more. They helped us get a house ready to sell - they could handle anything and worked fast. When we moved to our new house they power washed it for us - such great work we've had neighbor's stop & say how nice it looks!! Professional, reliable and driven to customer satisfaction.

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!

Iowa Moving 1
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Ylonda G.
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I was extremely pleased with the service from Iowa Moving 1. They were quick and efficient. I will call them again when needed. Thank you!

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Craig K.
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Needed help putting in a new sink faucet. Steve was great. Showed up on time, price was right, output was high quality, and was an overall good experience. Would highly recommend.

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

They helped me with my move from out of state for my move back

KR Property Management
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle A.
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I downsized my home recently and as such had quite a bit of "stuff" that needed hauled a way. I had hired a different pro from this site. The day of the move I called him and asked what time he would be there. That pro responded "oh, was that today? I can't come today." Needless to say I had an urgent situation on my hands. I pulled open the subsequent bids I received and found KR Property Management. Though it was very last minute, Travis accepted the job and came the same day. He was extremely hard working, professional and completed the job for me in time. I would absolutely hire him again for any of the services he provides. One of the best hires I have found through Thumbtack, without a doubt!

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

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  • 10 years in business
  • 17 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.

Ensured Hauling & Moving
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Maryrose L.
Verified review

My mother passed away and left a complete house of over 50 years of furniture and belongings. My sisters and I all live out of state and relied upon Cody and crew to clear and clean the house. We were astounded by the service as well as the kindness and consideration given to our family. Thank you a million times over, we could not be more pleased!

  • 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.

  • 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
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy M.
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Adam was very easy to work with, got in touch with me promptly, and was so kind. He went out of his way to make our move work, and was great about getting in touch with me to give ETA. I was quite pleased.

Capitol City Movers - Iowa
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rod S.
Verified review

Capital City Movers is the best deal I had found. Very simple concept of offering moving labor at low prices instead of paying an arm and a leg for full service movers. I rented a haul and two movers arrived with moving gear and immediately got to work loading the truck. They were friendly and really knew how to move and load. Capitol City saved me over $400. Yep $400 cheaper than 2 men and a trucks quote. Ha! Capitol City Movers Rocks!

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 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃.

Black Belt Movers
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Sharon C.
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I felt that Josh H & Dan F from the Bellevue Shop made my moving experience so much easier by the wonderful job that they did. They seemed very skilled & hard working. I would like to use them the next time I move. Thanks Sharon

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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