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Chicago Home Movers

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RMS MOVERS of Chicago
4.2
from 466 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1033 hires on Thumbtack
Dean C.
Verified review

My job consisted only of packing and moving some heavy furniture within my home - not moving between homes. RMS came on time, did an excellent job, and communicated with me in a very professional manner. Marcus was an example of what I would look for in a vendor.

  • 3 years in business
  • 628 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
Verified review

The moving crew was very friendly and did a great job moving me out of my home. When it was time to drop my belongings in my storage space, I later found that everything was piled in an unmanageable mess, with tables stacked on my leather couch, which left permanent marks on it. Decent service overall, but I would choose an alternate moving company in the future.

  • 9 years in business
  • 494 hires on Thumbtack
Syed M.
Verified review

They were actually early which would have been great but we were at a different location and not at home. However, they waited patiently and started charging us at the previous stated start time. They were very professional. They reviewed all the furniture to be moved, wrapped all of it, and then moved them without damaging anything. The movers were great and didn't waste time. The only parts that we didn't like was that when paying for the final charge, we were charged an extra $100 and when moving the old fridge to the curb some hinges and shelving were left out. However, after talking to Sandra, the extra charge was reversed back.

Keep It Up
4.8
from 239 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 339 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++++++

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TLF Services
4.9
from 174 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn K.
Verified review

Good Bye Angies List Ollie and his partner were super heroes. I had 2 rooms of over size and heavy and awkward furniture to store in the garage while the carpeting in my home was getting replaced. They arrived at the promised time, keeping in touch all the while-I only found them on thumbtack late last night. They worked so hard and so quickly i was amazed. What a happy surprise. I hope they will come back when the carpet is finished to help me put all the stuff back!

King David Moving & Storage
4.6
from 151 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 395 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia H.
Verified review

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 124 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
Emily A.
Verified review

We found Alliane on Thumbtack and within the hour I had a response from Phyllis. She was extremely helpful in getting our in home moving estimate scheduled with Onnesimo. He came to our home, which was super helpful and was able to look at everything to give us an accurate quote. No other company offered this and other companies just had you fill out online forms (waste of time)!!!! He suggested the right amount of men and 2 trucks since we also had items in a storage unit about 15 mins away. Their price beat all the other companies. They followed up on the move several times and arrived on time for moving day. Our team of 5 men was amazing!!! They were quick, efficient and polite. We were moving with a 6 month old and had lots of items we wanted packed in a specific way. We also had 3 big wine fridges filled with wine to move. They moved it all so carefully. They were so wonderful. Everything arrived in one piece and put into the rooms we desired. They made the moving process so easy from beginning to end. So glad I found them...Highly recommend them!!!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monique L.
Verified review

Erez and his team are very efficient, professional and organized. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to move a home or an office. They dis-assembled a huge desk unit from one location, re-assembled it at the other in no time. Prices were very reasonable and they have excellent communication throughout the entire process.

  • 2 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Chris L.
Verified review

Joel is great person to deal with. Very honest and prompt with any questions through the phone or messages. Having a great customer service is big plus for me. Initially hired 4 Men crew for moving but came with 3 Men crew due to their internal issue. However, speed of work felt like if there were 4 men. They are very careful with moving, packing. They wanted to make sure to do the moving in safe and right way. Also price was very competitive with others. I would recommend and will hire them soon for in-house moving as well.

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We Got You
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nyshadam M.
Verified review

They were great. We had a hicup in moving on a weekend and had to reschedule and Joe was completely accommodating. On the day of moving Joe and another mover were on time and even helped pick up the u-haul. We had about 15 medium and heavy duty boxes along with some basic furniture and they helped load everything in 45 mins and was done very carefully. I would definitely recommend these guys for accommodating us even 1 day before we moved and being super easy to work with.

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 66 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen P.
Verified review

They handled all of or pre-packed boxes and all our furniture with care. We have some exspensive pieces and had a negative experience with a previous move/moving company, so it was refreshing to have a good experience. There was great communication throughout, and did an excellent job fitting everything into our storage unit. The only problem, was we planned to pay by credit card. We were told by the office that was fine a few days in advance, and that there would be a 3% charge, which we were ok with. The head mover told us this was fine when he arrived, then proceeded to have us fill out the paperwork. At the end of the move he then came to us and said he couldn't get ahold of the office and we'd have to pay by cash. He said if we didn't pay by cash we'd have to wait endlessly to hear back from the office. We didn't believe what he was saying, but obliged because we were on a time constraint. We felt a little scammed and are now unsure if we will use them again when we complete the second part of our move this summer. We'd probably require written communication from them, that we will exclusively pay by card and there will not be any other options the day of.

the athletic movers
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Julie J.
Verified review

Travis and his partner were amazing. I needed help moving a lot of heavy and awkward furniture upstairs and they were extremely fast, careful, and considerate. They were pleasant, positive, and professional. I absolutely recommend their services!!

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Victory1painting Inc
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna M.
Verified review

I’m glad I hired Will and Rob. The communication and coordination were great. They helped me bring a piece of furniture from storage to my home, and it worked out smoothly. Highly recommend them!

  • 7 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Paul H.
Verified review

I hired two Bellhops for two hours to help me move out of my storage unit onto the moving truck. Having the extra hands helped to alleviate any stress of moving and they did all the heavy lifting. The entire process was expedited because of their assistance.

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon W.
Verified review

Fast, hard workers. Would recommend to all friends and family. If I wasn't moving out of the state I would use these guys for all my moving needs. Thanks.

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pay less moving inc.
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 15 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!

Jay’s Ministry Of Magic
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Rob B.
Verified review

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.

Pirsha 2000
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina S.
Verified review

My experience was extremely pleasant, as both individuals were professional and kind. In fact, he’s also moving my rooomate and picking up some furniture I purchased. Would highly recommend his services and keep him in mind for the near future. Blessings, Cristina

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Move Mania
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara S.
Verified review

They showed up on time (early, actually) and were very thorough and helpful with everything I needed. The rates are probably some of the lowest in Chicago. My only advice is when you are given a quote for 2-3 hours, unless you are moving VERY close and have almost no belongings, definitely expect it to go an extra hour.

Quality Control Homecare
4.2
from 21 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Takiera S.
Verified review

They have a friendly hard working Moving service and They also Have a Great Cleaning service they really do a excellent Job and They Get the Job done I will recommend all of my close friends and family Thank you so much Quality Controlers Great Job!!

Moving Mountains Inc.
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Troy M.
Verified review

Kelly & crew did an excellent job! The move was smooth & done in a timely manner. Best movers I ever worked with! I will definitely tell friends & family to use Moving Mountains. Will definitely use again in the future

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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Need Mover

Chicago, IL

  • Move type
    Studio or 1 bedroom apartment
  • Move distance
    Under 10 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    No, I need movers to supply transportation
  • Additional services needed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    11-20
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    11-20
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    The location has an elevator
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    There are no flights of stairs
  • Details
    Must move 6/30 time 2 start time. Only move out window in my building is 2-4
  • $325
    Average price

Need Mover

Chicago, IL

  • Move type
    Studio or 1 bedroom apartment
  • Move distance
    10-25 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    No, I need movers to supply transportation
  • Additional services needed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    21-40
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    The location has an elevator
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    The location has an elevator
  • Details
    irregular boxes and bags
  • $325
    Average price
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