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Iowa City Moving And Storage Professionals

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  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zac D.
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The service was excellent. I am in the process of moving and needed someone to mow the yard for me. Ruben not only agreed to taking on the mow, he also provided me with an update when rain prevented him from mowing, a text letting me know he arrived along with a picture, and then pictures to show the completed project. I can't speak highly enough of Ruben. Thanks so much!

  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin J.
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Fantastic experience moving us to our condo while our new house is being built. Will hire them again to move once it is complete.

Bell Movers
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
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We called them on a Sunday & they were available the very next day. They showed up right on time & were very careful moving our items. Would definitely hire them again!

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Milena W.
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Travis did an excellent job fixing my door casing! The light switch had to be moved as well which he did. Highly recommend Travis for all your home repair needs! I’m using him again for my other projects! High quality craftsmanship at a very reasonable price! Very nice and professional! Glad I found him through thumbtack.

hawkeye Movers
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Peter V.
    Verified review

    Hawkeye Movers moved us out of our house, stored our belongings for a year, and moved us into another house with great care and expertise. Polite, friendly service and nothing missing or broken. We recommend them highly!

    Landscapers Etc.
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lori B.
    Verified review

    Work was done well and efficiently. Good quality for the price. Easy to work with.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Amy B.
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    The two men that came to help me move did an outstanding job. They emptied an entire garage full of furniture, boxes, and odds and ends and moved them into my apartment. They were very careful with my prize possessions, which I really appreciated. They arrived on time and were extremely personable. Caleb and Abraham did an awesome job!! I would highly recommend this company!!

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    a little bit expensive with $125 for two sofars in 5 miles and no stairs moving.

    • 23 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kathleen L.
    Verified review

    The movers were very careful with the piano and knew what they were doing. Greatly appreciated. They were an hour late -- they did call to let me know. Very nice gentlemen.

    About

    Free estimates, free box package with every move, Climate Control storage

    About

    We are residential movers servicing the Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha areas. We also offer hauling services. If your city is in question, give us a call. We are flexible.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    We can do demolition of small homes, cleaning inside of homes, when people are moving out, taking carpet out, steaming wallpaper off walls and painting inside and outside. We will help people clean their basements, garages, homes with unwanted items, do seasonal work outside: yard work, cleaning brush piles. We are also helping putting items in dumpster when people are doing their Spring cleaning. We are also helping people load and unload there trucks, trailers. We also do hauls when getting ready to move out or in a home. We do any unwanted odd jobs needing the extra hands there and we are willing to do anything you need help with around your home. We are always willing to do your jobs reasonable and get them done in timely manner.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    Two Guys, Two Trucks Moving is a locally Iowa City owned professional moving company. We have a small core of well trained, responsible, and motivated movers who provide fast, safe, and reliable service. Our movers know what they are doing and do it right. We furnish all necessary moving equipment, including blankets/pads, stretch film, furniture dollies, plastic mattress covers, ratchet straps, and basic tools. Our local service area includes Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and the surrounding area (50+ mile radius). We are available seven days a week from 7am-9pm. HOURLY MINIMUMS With the exception of small deliveries we have a TWO HOUR MINIMUM for all moves. Our services are billed in half-hour increments. TRAVEL FEES No travel charge for moves less than 15 miles from the Iowa City or Cedar Rapids area. $2.00/mile one way travel fee for all moves located at a distance greater than 15 miles. LOCAL DELIVERIES $40 to $100 depending on item specifics, location details, and labor required. Location must be in Iowa City, Coralville, or North Liberty. We have access to two small open bed pickup trucks and a 16' box truck (based on availability). We can deliver items from thrift stores, antique shops, consignment stores, big box retail outlets, and for Craigslist furniture buyers/sellers. Delivery rates are limited to THREE items; hourly rates and minimums will apply for more than three items. LABOR ONLY MOVING $40/hour (1 guy), $60/hour (2 guys), $90/hour (3 guys), or $120/hour (4 guys). You provide the rental truck, trailer, or mobile storage container and we provide all necessary moving equipment. PACKING SERVICES We have a packing service available at our hourly labor only rates + box fees (only pay for the boxes you use-includes packing paper, bubble wrap, and tape) at $4.00/small box, $5.00/medium box, and $6.00/large box. You may always opt to provide your own boxes and packing supplies as well. FULL SERVICE MOVING $50/hour (1 guy), $80/hour (2 guys), $110/hour (3 guys), or $140/hour (4 guys) + use of our trucks for the duration of your move-$0/truck fee (pickup trucks-single bedroom or studio apartment only), $100/truck fee (16' box truck), or $125/truck fee (26' box truck). We provide the labor, the truck, and all necessary moving equipment. LONG DISTANCE MOVING Intrastate and Interstate moves are charged $4.00/per loaded mile in addition to the rates specified above. Walk through estimates are required (free of charge) for larger households and for most long distance moves. TEMPORARY STORAGE Store your items in our clean, safe, and secure storage facility. $40/month (single bedroom), $60/month (one bedroom apt), or $80/month (two bedroom apt). We have a one month minimum and you must hire our moving services in conjunction with your storage options. As always, we offer free friendly moving advice even if you are planning to complete your next move on your own. We have the experience and knowledge to help you plan your next move. Unfortunately, we DO NOT move pianos, pool tables, hot tubs, gun safes, heavy equipment/machinery, or vehicles.

    • 56 years in business
    About

    We are a full service moving company. We can load/transport/unload items. We handle moves anywhere in the state of Iowa. We also can unload or load rental moving trucks.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We are Professional Attitude Movers with 5 star ratings for years! We Pac load deliver local and long distance. We move Pianos, safes and Pool tables. 14 yes experience and Insured!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Always Moving Forward is a veteran owned and operated moving company specializing in local moves across Eastern Iowa including Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, Dubuque and the Quad Cities. I'll apply the same dedication and professionalism that I learned while serving in the military to ensuring your memories are moved with care. Find out how we can ease the burden of relocating and take the stress out of moving.

    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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