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The service: Moving out of my 22nd floor condo building apartment in downtown (Streeterville) Chicago to the far north suburbs of Illinois (Winthrop Harbor), with the estimated distance of just under 60 miles, thanks to a little basic research using Google Maps. Details of the Moving (items, boxes, etc.): -8 fully-loaded boxes containing clothes, linens, important books/documents, securely-wrapped kitchen ware (eg, glasses, plates) and small household appliances. The average size of the box was either 20x20x20 or 22x22x22. -3 different sized tables including. I didn't get a chance to disassemble one of them thinking i'd just leave it behind. As for the other two, I took the time to disassemble the legs which I then tucked away underneath the table tops and taped securely in place, thinking I could try to make things easier for the movers by making the process as efficient as possible. -4 pairs of neatly stacked chairs (total of 8 chairs, altogether). -1 antique two-person sofa with a heavy-set wood frame that you simply can't take apart. -1 queen-sized bed including mattress, box spring and frame (which I thought I'd also leave behind). -2 blue storage bins loaded with cook ware and smaller electronics/portables -some accessory items including a tall, long-standing light fixture and a vacuum which I thought about leaving behind as well. -2 overly-filled open-top boxes with trash and garbage -a wine rack and dresser which I actually donated to one of the building maintenance people instead of trashing it Why I chose Apex over four top-rated professional moving companies that I researched about on yelp, google and from word of mouth: Because I was a little pressed with time, I used Thumbtack for the first time and saw a few moving companies reach out to me with pretty reasoable offers. For someone who has moved around quite often, I've learned to do whatever you can to make it easier for the movers from the time of pick-up to the actual drop-off. With that said, I don't always believe in hourly-paid services regardless of industry. There are those who milk the system, providing little service but know how to turn a profit. As a customer, I just wanted to keep it straightforward and honest. I called around, asked for quotes and questioned exactly where each of my hard-earned dollar goes towards. I noticed most places charging hourly rates, sometimes sending over 2 or 3 people to do the job. I also noticed most places charging for 2 or 3-hour minimums. Expecting to pay at the very least, $250-375, I certainly couldn't see myself forking up anything over $650. That's just how it goes. So, I tried my best to make the process very efficient, for my sake as a customer. I kept everything straightforward. I explained exactly in detail what I was moving, how many people I felt could get the job done effectively and what my price point was set at. With that said, I also knew that it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes in driving distance from downtown Chicago to Winthrop Harbor on a good day. To get the most value, I looked at ways to save time on the loading. I had the building manager assist by reserving the elevator to facilitate moving efforts. From the way I looked at it, I couldn't see this taking any longer than 4 hours at most including the driving itself. So I reached out to Adam from Apex, explained my situation and asked about the $100 flat-fee for travel, which included the truck and the distance. I wanted to take advantage of that especially after other places were trying to mark up their prices by playing into the "well, there could be traffic..." and suggesting that it could take up to 5-7 hours, which I thought was a bit ridiculous. When I called Apex, Adam realized that I wasn't messing around. I told him that I really didn't want to spend more than $500 or so. I also told him I didn't think 3 people would be necessary for the job. Realistically, I knew this would take probably 3.5-4 hours altogether so I wanted to be fair and said I'd be willing to pay $450 to get the job done. He was more than receptive to the idea especially even after I reminded him that I'd be fine with paying a little more if needed. So I just finished up with the move-out today, which went better than I even expected. The two gentlemen had arrived at the loading dock, at least 15 minutes ahead, called me to inform me and even communicated with the building manager directly to coordinate the use of the elevator. These guys were very professional and even down-to-earth. We probably could've chatted for hours but we both realized how important it was not to waste each other's valuable time. I felt awful for jam-packing boxes to full-capacity and asking if they could be kind enough to help with the last minute request in throwing the trash out. Even when I hesitated about taking the bed, the sofa and table, they were so encouraging and helpful, making it all work out. They even disassembled the bed frame and treated each and every item with care, which I appreciated. The move itself took just about 4 hours. For the service they provided, it was definitely worth the $450. Everyone has been accommodating with any of my needs and requests. They're very professional and respectful. Most importantly, they were very open and honest, not worrying about getting the run-around that others would easily take advantage of. Thank you again to everyone at Apex for all your help, making it such a painless move. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy, hardworking moving company. And if anyone truly wants to know that I am not fabricating my story, you can certainly reach out to me by email. Ed Mangubat email: email@example.com
Great experience with Ollie and Angelo from TLF - they came on relatively short notice on a Sunday, and helped us move some of our bigger items in less than the time quoted by other moving companies. They let us know when they were on their way and arrived a bit early, and immediately got to work quickly and efficiently. Would recommend to anyone looking for reasonable moving rates!
Excellent service, respect, and extremely fast and efficient. I was happy and amazed at the work in moving out of our house, as well as into our new house. Only thing i was concerned about was there was a couple car loads of things that were left behind during the move out. The two trucks wet full though. But all in all i would definitely use New Beginnings again. They are a fairly brew company and i think they give the more popular moving companies a run for their money!!! Hands down the best...really. i wish them many years of success.
I hired this company to move a washer and dryer from one location to another. They completed the job without any issues for a great price. I would use them again.
I have used many different moving companies and they all seem to be similar when it comes to rates, number of movers provided and liability policies. I found these guys from Thumbtack and decided to give them a try since their rate was slightly lower but the most important factor for me was they had 3 movers coming over when all other companies only provided 2 for an 1 bed move. That equates to getting the job done faster so that not only I save money but also save my time! And oh yeah, I was right of course. They finished up my move more than 1 hour earlier than my previous moves and nothing was damaged. Nothing was scratched. They wrapped just about everything with either shrink wraps or blankets real fast. I mean really really fast. These guys are terminators.. They were really good at following my instructions and everything was executed nicely. I bought them a dozen pack of Tecate for job well done on top of my more than usual tip and they gave 2 bottles back to us to enjoy. Super friendly people. Give them a shot on your next move!
I have had some horrible experiences with moving companies in the past. Pick Up Movers definitely provided a different experience for me. These guys are really as efficient as they claim to be. Honestly, I hired them because they quoted low. But the services they provided were outstanding. Everything was like clockwork with these guys. The movers arrived exactly on the clock. They were so experienced and it showed in the way they worked. They finished packing and loading all my things in such a small fraction of time. They made the delivery on time. All my valuables were intact and nothing suffered even the slightest of damage. It really never happened to me before.
Provided great service. Was friendly, on time and completed job quickly and efficiently. Had resonable rates compared to other companies. Worked around my schedule to get job done.
This is by far the best moving company and there employees are very knowledgeable about there jobs and go above and beyond to make people happy!!! I would recommend them to anyone!!!
I definitely would recommend J. C. Movers to anyone who needs a moving company, and especially to anyone who needs to have a large, solid, piece of furniture (Armoire) moved as I did. They arrived on time and were prepared to begin the job. J.C. Movers were respectful and very professional.
Great movers! Fast,polite and very professional.They came early, wrapped everything carefully and even provided services to take apart my bed that had stripped screws on the lats.no extra charge.Moving in was even faster.Nothing damaged or scratched.Grear family company.
Joey saved me from my nightmare of moving. I got stood up by 2 different moving companies and he saved my me. I called him after i got stood up and he said he couldnt help me move same day so i said that thanks. He actually called me back later that day to make sure i was ok and came out the next day and help me. He was awesome!!!!! Definitely would recommend his company to anyone thats moving :)
These guys were amazing! They showed up right on time, were extremely nice and professional, and did amazing job moving my piano (which turned out to be a lot heavier than expected). I would definitely recommend using these guys and will be using them again if/when I need to move my piano again for sure!
Patrick was great, quick to respond and got the job done quick and gave me some tips moving forward. Polite, punctual, kind and positive attitude!
Jay and Will did a great job of helping out with two separate jobs, both moving furniture. Jay was flexible to how we setup the move and was experienced enough to know the best way to approach moving the different pieces. Would definitely work with him again.
I have had HomeFree work on several jobs around my house and each time I have been very happy with their work. They have been very professional, quick and courteous. I have had jobs like lawn care, painting, siding repair and general maintenance such as moving furniture and a garage and basement clean out. I will definitely hire them again in the future.
An office staff called the day before to confirm and I also got a call that morning when they were on the way with the GPS9 time. They arrived on time and got the job done. I was very satisfied. Will be calling Move Mani again.
The movers were on time. Worked consistently and effectively, utilizing every inch of space needed. I would definately recommend these movers to others in the area.
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We provide skilled movers to handle all your moving needs. We also put blankets down on rails, so that we don't put holes in walls. We handle your move with care; we treat your move as if it was our own. We once moved someone wherein they wanted only three hours of furniture moved, but it took 4 hours, and they didn't have enough money to pay for the extra hour. So, they said they will mail the extra hour to me. Even though it took two months to reach me, but the customer kept their promise, which was appreciated. Our experience will move you
I perform all duties related to cleaning in and around buildings. I will do light moving jobs and repairs. I am available in case of emergency.
All My Sons Moving & Storage is more than a moving company. We have been in business for decades in that time we have moved families and business over millions of miles. We are well-equipped to handle any move of any kind and our Chicago moving offices are ready to move your memories and your important information anywhere in the country! We can move your family to that new home, or your office to its new location. Wherever the move, we treat all of our customers with the same level of respect and care as we expect from our own family. Want a hassle free moving experience? Ask about our packing services in Chicago. We’ll bring all of the packing supplies and do all the packing, wrapping and boxing for you. You don't have to worry about a thing, leave the packing and unpacking to the pros! Your furniture and belongings will be ready when you arrive. Our team of highly trained moving professionals can move anything safely to any location: - Business moving - Family home moving - Full service business moving - Packing and moving supplies - Clean moving trucks - Piano moving - Car moving - Antique moving List of Moving Services Offered by All My Sons Moving & Storage of Chicago: - Local Moving - Full Service Moving - Specialty Moving - Packing Services - Packing Supplies - Long Distance Moving - Auto Moving - Residential Moving - Corporate Moving - Commercial Moving