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RMS MOVERS of Chicago
4.2
from 470 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1034 hires on Thumbtack
OMAR O.
Verified review

Rogers Moving was the first of the companies to call me and their estimate of time was pretty accurate. We went over a little on time but that was because I didn't have the correct total amount of boxes/totes we were moving. This may have irritated the movers a little but overall they were very efficient and helpful.

  • 3 years in business
  • 640 hires on Thumbtack
Skylar M.
Verified review

They showed up early, we're very polite, and overall it was a positive experience. Nothing was scratched or damaged and they had all the necessary equipment with them. My only feedback is that they took much longer to load stuff from a one-bedroom apartment than I would have thought, so in the end it was a bit pricier than I had anticipated. Since I've never hired movers before, though, I didn't know quite what to expect. Overall good job, though!

  • 9 years in business
  • 506 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.

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 223 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda M.
Verified review

Movers were a little late but we’re in touch as soon as they knew and kept up to date as to Schedule. Movers were very careful of flooring and furniture and moved our vintage generation piano from our home to our sons with Care. We were refer motion transports to others and will be using their services in the future.

  • 7 years in business
  • 371 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
Verified review

They were on time and prepared with all the moving materials. They went out of their way to ask about certain items and were very efficient. The move was really flawless with everything delivered without a scratch and not a thing missing. If you are looking for reliable and honest movers. Safehands Movers is the one to go to!

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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
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

King David Moving & Storage
4.6
from 154 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 400 hires on Thumbtack
Nina M.
Verified review

The movers were coutesious helpful and really knew what they were doing.

Sutton Services
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Arika C.
Verified review

Thank you for your hard work. Very polite movers who worked very hard. They were willing to accommodate a very last minute request! Thanks again.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corey T.
Verified review

Chicagoland Moving and Storage was beyond what I could have asked for with my move. They were attentive, polite, responsive, and fast. The move was a breeze and had no issues. The price was very fair for a great team of movers. They even brought me the boxes for my move asap and made my packing process easy and painless. I will definitely use them again in the future and recommend them to anyone I know who is moving and needs help. Thank you!

Get It Done
4.6
from 98 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
Verified review

The TV was expertly mounted and in a minimal amount of time. Highly recommended.

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We Got You
4.8
from 83 reviews
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Louise M.
Verified review

Joey was very professional. He arrived promptly. He was very patient with us even though a lot of what we needed moved wasn't exactly ready. He worked with us and got the job done on time. They helped us get through a stressful Moving Day without a huge headache. I cannot say enough good things about these Movers.

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 70 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 123 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.

the athletic movers
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 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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Patrick Wyller
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann B.
Verified review

Patrick knew what our mower's problem was and fixed it less than 30 minutes at our home! The only thing I was disappointed in is that he didn't clean the outside of the mower. There was still grass all over the mower.

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2 Men Labor
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wanchen Y.
Verified review

They arrived slightly later than expected, so I had to scramble a bit and make sure both apartment elevators would still be available for use. That being said, the service was great, the movers were efficient, and I got what I needed. I compared between moving companies and this was the most financially feasible, which I appreciated. Thanks for your help!

  • 7 years in business
  • 99 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.

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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!

Quality Control Homecare
4.1
from 24 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Elias E.
Verified review

Super helpful guys. Came prepared with pads and knew what to do to move a very heavy pullout couch upstairs. Also gave lowest quote out of all movers on a 95 degree day, they work hard. I would recommend to my friends or family

F.I.I.M.B LLC
4.4
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Angie P.
Verified review

The movers were professional and did a great job at moving. They handled my belongings with extreme caution as they moved from place to place. I highly recommend this company for anyone seeking help moving.

Clutter - Chicago
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Linda W.
Verified review

WOW... What a professional fantastic company to work with. Not only were the movers friendly, they were extremely knowledgeable about moving very cautious of making sure nothing got damaged and they have such a great variety of services to offer at the best prices in town. I give them a total five star thumbs up and if I could give them a 10 star I would…

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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