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Algonquin Professional Movers

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RMS MOVERS of Chicago
4.2
from 470 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1034 hires on Thumbtack
Teddy W.
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The guys at Rogers were fantastic. We were in communication before, during, and after we completed our move. The movers themselves were professional and courteous, wrapped all of our fragile items like glass, TVs, etc... professionally with care. Nothing was damaged - property nor belongings. They moved us in under four hours, and were great to work with. Their hourly rates are also far less than other popular Chicagoland moving companies', so we were happy to tip the guys generously for their hard work. We will 100% be recommending them to our city-friends and family who might be looking for a move.

  • 3 years in business
  • 640 hires on Thumbtack
Kelo P.
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The movers were very professional and did a great job.

  • 9 years in business
  • 506 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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The team of movers were very professional. They even allowed my 92 year old father to instruct them where to place his person tools. Your patience was amazing and appreciated! Thank you for that guys!

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 224 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Staci A.
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Best movers I ever used ! They were on time , super polite , moved pieces other movers wouldn’t touch and were very cautious of my walls ! Highly recommend them !

  • 7 years in business
  • 372 hires on Thumbtack
Toni R.
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I cannot say enough positive things about SafeHands Movers! I have used multiple cross country, and I believe most of the local movers in my area; absolutely NONE of them compare to the level of expertise, professionalism, superior customer service, extreme care w/all of my items, and "can do attitude" that Melvin and the entire team at SafeHands Movers provides. In addition to being very reasonably priced, efficient, offering multiple days/times to accommodate a move, etc., when I was told by Melvin (and the team the day of my move) that I was "not to worry at all or lift a finger to help", THEY MEAN IT!! I was used to jumping in to keep "professional movers" moving in every move I've ever had so that items weren't ruined and I could ensure I didn't have to pay more. SafeHands Movers stuck to the flat rate quote I was given, never even took 5 minutes for a break, were SO pleasant and trustworthy, that I haven't stopped telling everyone I know to utilize this company, and tell everyone they know about the unbelievable quality service I enjoyed. Let's face it - moving is not pleasant in the best of circumstances. SafeHands Movers IS A PLEASURE to have been fortunate enough to find and hire! You will not be disappointed in any way with this company! Absolutely the best - 10 stars for sure!!

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TLF Services
4.9
from 196 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Excellent work! The movers were efficient & very helpful! They handled my items with care and made sure to get my things unloaded within the 2 hour time frame that my complex allowed me to borrow the elevator! Very professional. Would definitely hire them again

King David Moving & Storage
4.6
from 154 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 400 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia H.
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My wife and I just used King David Moving Company for the second time now and we can't say enough good things about them. The movers are always super sweet and do a fantastic job. They work quickly and both times we have used them nothing was broken or damaged. Their prices are the best. They were very professional, as the movers were very careful with each and every item. The truck was clean, and the movers handled special packing. Thank you King David Moving, if we are moving again we will be using you for sure!

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 131 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
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Movers were very professional and extremely quick and efficient.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris R.
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I hired Chicagoland Moving and Storage. They were very accommodating with moving me on a weekend with very short notice. They returned my phone calls in a timely manner. The movers were professional and took great care with my furniture. I would definitely hire them again. -Chris R.

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We Got You
4.8
from 83 reviews
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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These movers were the best part of moving day! Very professional, communicative, fast, and helpful. Thank you for partnering with us in this new chapter!

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Quality Piano, LLC
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy S.
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Movers were professional, came prepared with appropriate moving equipment, and moved our upright efficiently and safely without damage to piano or surroundings. The price was a little higher than we expected for such a quick/short move from front hallway to garage. However, we would recommend this company to anyone who desires experienced professionals.

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 70 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia H.
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The responsiveness from Liberty from the quoting to the scheduling was very good. We specifically waited for the weekend until they could make us the first move of the day. Unfortunately, the day before, I received a call asking if we could push the time to noon instead of 8am. I agreed; but never again. The house before ours gave a 2 hour estimate that actually resulted in 6 hours; not Liberty's fault. I received a call from one of the movers at 2pm stating they were just starting to unload the previous house. By 5:30, I called him back asking when they would be there only to be told that another crew had been called in to help and was assigned to our move; they showed up at 5:40. So our day was wasted waiting for the movers to come with almost no communication on the status. But the crew that did show up more than made up for the late arrival/communication issues. They were nothing short of amazing. Because of them, we would use Liberty again. They were 3 of the hardest working guys I've met. We had an over-sized couch that was too big to fit through the door; they brainstormed, tried different ideas, communicated well with each other to figure out how to get this done without ruining our door or couch. They should have been cursing by this point, but they remained so pleasant and determined. They wrapped all our furniture even though we hadn't requested it. And they didn't waste time; they powered through quickly and got us done in 2 hours. We will be calling them again when we move into a new house, but I will insist on being the first move of the day this time. To Liberty's defense, they are at the mercy of homeowners being honest about the scope of the move, so I understand how things run long; I just wish there had been better communication about it on that day so that we were able to get things done rather than waiting all day not knowing. Despite that, excellent customer service and excellent quality of work.

Granat Labor LLC
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Robert W.
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Derek @ Granant Movers is excellent to work with & look forward to using his services again .

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Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna R.
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I would highly recommend Tom and Pinhead Piano Movers for a piano move. Tom is very professional. The move was scheduled quickly and was discounted as we utilized Tom to tune the piano as well. He and his crew arrived on time, quickly moved the piano without any issues. He assessed the piano for tuning after the move and advised us as to what needed to be done. I had no idea there was so much involved with tuning a piano but Tom explained it all extremely well to my non-musician's ears. The tuning was scheduled and completed on time as promised. Tom also discounted the tuning since we had utilized him for the move. I would hire Pinhead Piano movers again without hesitation.

the athletic movers
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Sheena V.
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I am very satisfied with athletic movers. I had movers cancel on me via email at midnight the morning before they were to help with a move. I found athletic movers on thumbtack the morning of my move and they responded in a timely fashion and were able to come out that afternoon and quickly finish what we needed done! They were very careful and offered advice on placement of our furniture. Travis and his associate are professionals and I would use them again without hesitation.

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Patrick Wyller
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Debra D.
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Patrick is an extremely professional, knowledgeable, honest and fair business person. I will definitely use his services again and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs this type of service.

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2 Men Labor
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly W.
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2 Men Labor were great! They showed up on time (actually a few minutes early which was great!). I showed them what needed to be done; they got right to work. They were courteous and professional I highly recommend them to anyone needing movers. Thanks guys!

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clyde J.
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I manage 3 properties and middle man movers are great.They where on time and worked in a very professional manner to get the job done.Look forward to doing business with them in the near future and highly recommend middle man movers.

  • 7 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Alysse Z.
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Nice movers, on time, efficient, worked there butts off on one of the hottest days of the summer, up and down multiple flights of stairs for 2.5 hours and never once complained and or asked for a break. I had to remind them to take a break. Highly recommend their services if you have to move fast one a budget. The only thing they didn't offer were moving supplies and a truck.

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University Movers
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia G.
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Respectful, very pleasant, great experience. Thank you University Movers! Cindie

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pay less moving inc.
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ameena S.
Verified review

Moving day is always stressful but the movers made it an absolute breeze. Absolute professionals, wrapped every little item up for safety and were so incredibly fast. I’m so happy I went with pay less moving and so glad they sent me three of the best movers! Thank you for your great work!

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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