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Buffalo Grove Local Movers

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RMS MOVERS of Chicago
4.2
from 472 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1036 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica W.
Verified review

Fantastic moving company! They were incredibly helpful and communicative from the moment I booked until the move. They were aggressively priced, prompt, professional, fast, careful with everything and even took initiative to take the fire escape with larger items without hesitation. I can't say enough positive things about Robert, Johnny and Zachary at Rogers Moving! Top movers in Chicagoland!

  • 3 years in business
  • 664 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

Extremely pleased. The two man crew (Antonio and Ray) were very professional and impressively quick. I will definitely use them again and would strongly recommend them to anyone who needs local movers.

  • 9 years in business
  • 517 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
Verified review

This company was wonderful from the beginning through the end! The movers were very curteous and gentle with my fragile belongings. I'll definitely call this company again for my next move.

Keep It Up
4.8
from 255 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 361 hires on Thumbtack
Varun K.
Verified review

The best movers one can get!! Arthur and his team are extremely professional and active when it comes to moving your home. They get the work done quicker than you would have estimated and very courteous and careful about your stuff. Did I mention the most reasobable in town as well A++++++

  • 7 years in business
  • 402 hires on Thumbtack
Toni R.
Verified review

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 212 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 139 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 261 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy R.
Verified review

I had some challenges with this company before during and after. I told myself I wouldnt write a review because they sent someone out and tried to resolve the issues but I found the screws to my six month old's crib laying in the bed with the baby and I'm pissed. Some of my other issues: 1. Movers left packing materials all over my old place. 2. They changed my moving time the day before. I'm schedule for 1pm, I get s call the pay before saying my move is at 9. We comprise and settle for 12. Movers show up at 11. 3. Despite getting an estimate and hiring 3 movers.. only 2 show up and I'm way over the estimate. 4. My daughters crib was installed backwards. They dissembled it so you'd figure they put it back properly. I recently found a screw from the crib in my daughters bed!! Oh and the side panels are so loose. My guess is they were broken during the move because the crib was new. My bed was also dissembled by them and not put back together property. -guy comes out to fit it leaves out a screw. Overall I wouldn't hired them for anything.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
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Thomas V.
Verified review

The purpose of this review is to inform you that you should without a doubt trust Chicagoland Moving and Storage for your move. Want the details? Read on fellow buyer: Like a prudent buyer, I researched all the moving companies I could find- Yelp, Angie's List, Home Depot, Thumbtack, you name the impartial review site, and I read it. Chicagoland's price was a little high of the middle of the majority of companies that I saw. I called and was greeted immediately by the owner, Mr. Erez Ron, who did what they all do. He asked for the inventory to be moved, and made a similar prediction in terms of manpower and time estimate as the other companies I spoke to. But then he asked, "How can I secure your business?" Basically the entire time I dealt with this company, every member was realistic and went out of their way to work as hard as they could to ensure this move went over without a hitch. He made a me an excellent deal, and we waited for the scheduled move day. Erez's team, led by Eric and accompanied by Reuben, Tio, and Vincente, arrived punctually as specified, and we reviewed the work- and immediately the expertise of the team stated that this would take longer than they'd quoted. This was expected, and ought to be factored into every move. The team got right to it though. Enter the elements: we got record rain in Cook County that day, and you know what? The team didn't bat an eyelash, and given a break here and there when it was raining buckets, they charged in and out of the rain to load and unload the truck. It DID take longer that we'd expected, but considering how hard it was, I've never seen any moving company work harder, faster, or more efficiently. They were polite, exact, and made sure that what needed to be done was done in the best manner to avoid damage and issues with neighbors etc. I couldn't have been happier with the result! I'd heard horror stories of some companies rescheduling or quitting because the job was too big, or traffic was abominable, or because the weather was too harsh. Friends of mine had incidents with other companies that dawdled on the job, or broke things, damaged the floors/walls of the house, or some objects just disappeared. I've also heard the shock from family members who had entire rooms of furniture moved that never had to simply because communication was poor with the movers. You will NOT have any of these issues with Chicagoland Movers. My research couldn't have been more accurate about it. My overall experience with the genuine, hardworking, and diligent nature of the people I met with Chicagoland Moving and Storage ensured that the move went as smoothly as it rationally ever could have transpired.

  • 2 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
Verified review

Movers were great. Wrapped everything meticulously and nothing broke in the move. They even disassembled and reassembled our furniture. Movers were on time and worked quickly to get us moved.

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We Got You
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Kate T.
Verified review

Excellent experience! The crew was friendly, on time, careful with our belongings AND got it done in a jiffy! This was my first time hiring movers to help and I’m so glad we did!

Granat Labor LLC
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Robert W.
Verified review

Derek @ Granant Movers is excellent to work with & look forward to using his services again .

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 71 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia H.
Verified review

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.

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clyde J.
Verified review

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.

STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
4.5
from 62 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Feusha P.
Verified review

I must admit I was scared and even skeptical. I often think with so many good reviews it’s a possibility that it could be fake. Well, I’m real and so is this review. I had a small one bedroom move from San Diego, CA to Round Lake, IL. There are A LOT of scam movers and I even experienced one with charter van lines. I would recommend to not do brokers because you get what you pay for! I decided against moving with Charter and chose STI. I’m glad I did. They were a bit more expensive but I decided my things were worth it. On the day of arrival they did come earlier than expected on the second day of the 3 day window which was fine with me. My mover was Jimmy and Mondo. They did an excellent job with securing everything and packing it up into the truck perfectly. No damage was done to the furniture or home on the way out and I was very impressed. The dispatcher said they had a 14 business days window for delivery since it was such a long move. That was to be expected and every moving company pretty much said the same. However, they had my things to me within 4 business days (6 days total) which is amazing. They arrived Thursday afternoon on time as scheduled and allowed me to do a complete inventory as they move my things into my new home. I examined everything closely as they moved it inside. Not a box damaged!!! I can’t believe it. Everything was accounted for. Jimmy was at the drop off with a young man that I didn’t get a chance to get his name but both were great! This move was nothing less than perfect. I have not started unpacking and I will update as soon as I do!

the athletic movers
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Sheena V.
Verified review

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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2 Men Labor
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly W.
Verified review

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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Alysse Z.
Verified review

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.

Moving Mountains Inc.
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
Verified review

Great movers! The work was done quickly and done well. Thank you for doing such a nice job!

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Move Mania
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert M.
Verified review

Best moving experience ive had. I liked the way the movers communicated with each other to not damage anything. Great job!

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pay less moving inc.
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Elinor K.
Verified review

Fabian and Moses were wonderful. They arrived right on time, worked super hard and efficiently, and were just generally kind and lovely people. I needed my stuff moved from a shipping pod in Des Plaines to a storage unit in Avondale. The movers who had loaded my stuff in Philadelphia hadn't done a great job and some of the furniture was scratched upon arrival. Fabian and Moses rewrapped my furniture so it wouldn't get damaged any further. They also asked me what my plans were and then arranged everything in my storage unit so it would be easily accessible. All of this was completed in a little over two hours, which was just a hair over the original estimate. I highly recommend these folks!

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University Movers
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia G.
Verified review

Respectful, very pleasant, great experience. Thank you University Movers! Cindie

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.

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