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DeKalb Budget Movers

Browse these budget movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in DeKalb.

  • 3 years in business
  • 655 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin B.
Verified review

Julio and Ray were awesome. I had a difficult situation with other movers after they did not show up on time. and they were great at helping me out at the last minute. They were super hardworking and fast and I was impressed by how quickly they were able to move everything down my stairs. They also had a difficult situation with the freight elevator because my building I was moving into was going to close the freight elevator before they were done, but they improvised and got everything up super quickly. They were very kind and super efficient. I don't know what I would have done without their help!!!!! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

Keep It Up
4.8
from 254 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 358 hires on Thumbtack
Renee C.
Verified review

We hired this service to move a large sectional sofa and a very heavy coffee table from one house to another. The 2 men were professional, courteous, and completed the job without any damage to the furniture and within the 2 hours they proposed, so they came in on-budget. I would definitely hire this service again.

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 232 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 341 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle W.
Verified review

They were on time, incredibly fast and really nice guys. They even helped move some furniture out of the place we were moving into before moving our stuff in. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for movers!

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 135 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne K.
Verified review

Alliance was the best moving experience, from the first phone call to the final handshake. I found them using Thumbtack, and within the first hour of submitting my request, I was contacted by Phyllis to schedule an on-site estimation. We scheduled a date and time that worked, and on that date, right on time, they showed up and gave me a very thorough in-person review of everything I'd need packed and shipped. They were the only moving company who came out for an in-person estimate (others either just wanted a list of things, or did a "virtual" estimate, but Alliance went that extra miles to really see for themselves what we needed to move, helping us feel confident we were on the same page for the quote.) We had a special situation that would spread our move out over several days, requiring us to store items on their truck (essentially locking up one of their trucks for a couple nights, preventing them from using it) and they offered me a very reasonable quote for all the services, including storage. We called no fewer than 6 other moving companies, and despite other companies having more "word of mouth" recommendations from friends, nobody was able to meet or beat Alliance's service and quote - and this was even BEFORE any actual moving started. We just felt the most comfortable and cared for with Alliance, so we went with them. Absolutely no regrets - they made what was a stressful move into a breeze. The team came in, packed up everything that was odd-shaped like lamps and mirrors, and were very careful with my already-packed delicate items and breakable kitchen stuff. They had our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (3rd floor WALKUP) condo cleared out within 4 hours, and with smiles on all of their faces. They even were so sweet to our two dogs; I even loved the shirts they wore that said "If your dog doesn't like someone, maybe you shouldn't either" or something like that - well, our dogs were very comfortable with them despite the stressful situation of strangers taking away all of their stuff! That's how you know they're good guys :) Two days later, they rolled up again, and had our new house moved in within 3 hours again. The final bill came in under-budget and 100% perfect - nothing scratched, broken, or damaged. I would recommend Alliance to anyone looking for movers who care, who really focus on customer service from start to finish, and who really go that extra mile to make your move less stressful. Let's face it, moving sucks, but Alliance is the best at making it an actually pleasant experience. Thank you Alliance!

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 128 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Russ W.
Verified review

Chano and work team are top notch! Chano was very detail oriented and took the time to explain each part of the work plan. He was open and honest about the cost of materials, and made sure we agreed to any additional work needed. A-Plus is a team that is genuinely interested in creating a quality product, but will try to keep the costs as low as possible. I think we all learned quite a bit about Benjamin Moore's new Natura Paint which was a little harder to apply, but looks great. We're very happy with the work performed by Chano and A-Plus!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
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LeeAnn C.
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What an absolutely treat! This is my 11th move since 2003 and this crew were the best I have ever used. They were running a few minutes late because of traffic and quickly gave me a call to let me know . It was a rainy day move, and they had big smiles on their faces and we enjoyed some quitting back and forth banter. I won’t be moving any time soon but I can recommend them without hesitation. They also finished ahead of schedule and under budget 👍🏻👍🏻

  • 2 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

The Specialtists Moving Services were excellent. They were professional and prompt and provided great service. I highly recommend them and will use them again.

Granat Labor LLC
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Steve B.
Verified review

Derek and his crew were great. Punctual and very hard working. They were very careful with all items and overall did a fantastic job. Would highly recommend them for your moving needs!

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

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Patrick Wyller
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Jill G.
Verified review

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!

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

Two Men Labor met all my moving needs and it was a large job! They were on time and completed it efficiently. I will be using their service again!

M.S. Property Management
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Christa C.
Verified review

Don’t even consider any other movers! I was skeptical being this was my first time moving but they made it SO easy. They were right on time, super quick, saved me money, AND everything is in perfect condition. So happy.

  • 9 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Emogene W.
Verified review

Very helpful, courteous, professional, efficient and made a very stressful day less stressful and relieved a lot of anxiety in moving out of state. I truly appreciated all of the cooperation and suggestions in getting the job done.

In Demand Movers LLC
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Amynah P.
Verified review

This company did a great job. They showed up on time, did an excellent job of moving everything quickly and carefully. I would recommend them highly.

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M&L Moving
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary G.
Verified review

Everything about M&L was just wonderful. From the prompt and friendly service when I first called for a quote to the time they left after moving me I can't think of a single complaint. They arrived on time, completely wrapped everything, placed the items where they needed to be then unwrapped everything. The three men on my crew were polite and a lot of fun to work with. I believe that one of them was the owner himself. I don't plan on moving again any time soon but sure do recommend M&L to anyone!

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Dr Duct Cleaners LLC
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim L.
Verified review

Frank and his partner did nothing short of an amazing job with Cleaning our Air Ducts! Very thorough and extremely professional! Rest assured that they treat your house like their own.. if something is moved it is put back exactly how it was before! I highly recommend using them!

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University Movers
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina F.
Verified review

I received a quote from a well known company and was discouraged to fine out it would be just a hair under $1500 to move 45 minutes away to a new house. I als contacted Vicki at University Movers the king they would come in about the same price. They offered to come to my place and give me a quote. They came within my budget for less than half the price. The three young men that moved me were very professional, quick and responsible. I have already recommended this business to other friends and family that are moving and will continue to do so. I’d certainly would give them an A+ in my book.

Jay’s Ministry Of Magic
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 51 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.

Rob's Jobs
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie M.
Verified review

I have never hired movers before and I have to say that I was VERY pleased with Rob’s Jobs. The movers were on time, early even. They took great care to make sure every piece of furniture was wrapped and properly cared for. I had a lot of mirrored furniture that was moved and every single piece arrived unbroken and unscratched. I definitely recommend them and will recommend them to anyone that I know is moving anytime soon. The job took longer than expected, however it was well worth it in the end. They made my move 1000x easier for me. They unassembled and reassembled several pieces of furniture when they arrived at my house. The movers were professional and courteous. I had been quoted outrageous prices by other moving companies, and even with the “overage” Rob’s Jobs was competitive. If I was planning on moving again anytime soon, I would definitely hire them again. I wish I could give them more stars. I am astounded by what a great job they did. Thank you!!!!!!

Simple Shipping
3.8
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy D.
Verified review

The did a great job. Will hire them next time if I need to move. Thank you guys

EkoMovers of Chicago
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy H.
Verified review

Charlie and Evan were delightful, hardworking and so very careful with my furniture. They treated it as if the items were their own. I recommend this company highly. They are the best I have ever seen. Randy, who scheduled my move was friendly, efficient and very prompt when I had a question. Not many companies like this one!

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 should you tip furniture movers?

Moving furniture is hard work and potentially dangerous unless you’re properly equipped. For anyone not ready to handle their heavy oak armoire alone, professional furniture movers can safely and efficiently move your items to another room in your house or across town as needed. The national average cost to hire heavy furniture movers is $150-$200 per hour. This rate could include multiple furniture movers working as a team to move items such as beds, armoires, billiards tables, pianos, shelves, tables, entertainment centers and more. Hourly rates can vary by region. If your furniture movers have arrived on time, done a great job, kept your home and belongings protected from scratches and dings, and completed the move as planned, a tip will be greatly appreciated. Moving companies suggest approximately 10 percent of the total bill as gratuity for those doing local moving jobs, which is also a good guideline for tipping heavy furniture movers. If the total bill for heavy moving was $100 and two workers were onsite, consider giving them $10 total, or $5 each for a job well done.

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