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  • 3 years in business
  • 628 hires on Thumbtack
Laura L.
Verified review

5 stars all the way around. Very friendly staff. I called them for help with moving a very heavy mattress and even heavier adjustable bed frame. Very expensive items,they showed up when they said they would and delivered it with no issues. I would definitely recommend them and use their service again.

Keep It Up
4.8
from 239 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel K.
Verified review

Arthur & his moving partner arrived on time, worked efficiently, accommodated my need for some furniture dissasembly and reassembly, completed the job under 2 hours (for my local move from one Northside neighborhood to another) — I read reviews before booking Keep It Up and found the details really helpful, so I’m providing lots of my own! I’d recommend these guys to anybody in Chicago for a friendly experience at a great value. Thanks Keep It Up!

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 214 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 310 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle W.
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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!

Illinois Valley Moving labor
4.6
from 145 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Renee H.
Verified review

Under the direction of Chris Vesely, we had the best moving experience we can think of. Chris and his crew was here on time and ready to work! The move was a local approximately 6 hour job. No time was wasted as they carefully handled our antiques, large items and fragile boxes (approx 120). They were courteous, non intrusive and professional. I highly recommend these movers hands down! Oh did I say the price is great for the budget minded?

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
Dale W.
Verified review

Alliance was on time and relentless with their work ethic. I mean, there were four guys moving as a one unit at all times. In all honesty, I believe the move should have taken 7-8 hours, as they initially suggested. However, they did it in 5.5. And they actually cared about the property the moved it out of, the property they moved it into, and the furniture itself. Best moving experience yet.

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Bacues Billiards
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Mitral S.
Verified review

From the time the pick up was scheduled, Jason kept in touch. Kept me updated when he will come pick up the table. Moving was very professional and they took care that none of my walls were scratched in the move. He also refelted the table making it look like new. Highly recommended

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  • 5 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia L.
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Chicagoland staff from owners to staff made my move so easy. I needed a short but quick turnaround and they delivered. On moving day the crew called ahead and sowed up on time. Erick and Carlos were fast, efficient and really careful with my belongs. The furniture was covered with blankets and wrapped for protection. Nothing broken or damaged in the move. Chicagoland Moving and Storage will get my business again for future moving needs - near or far.

  • 2 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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The Specialtists Moving Services were excellent. They were professional and prompt and provided great service. I highly recommend them and will use them again.

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Quality Piano, LLC
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy S.
Verified review

Movers were professional, came prepared with appropriate moving equipment, and moved our upright efficiently and safely without damage to piano or surroundings. The price was a little higher than we expected for such a quick/short move from front hallway to garage. However, we would recommend this company to anyone who desires experienced professionals.

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.

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Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Brian C.
Verified review

Excellent, fast work. Contacted Tom on a Monday he's was able to complete our piano move on Tuesday (local move). We will be using him to tune after the month he suggested so the piano has time to acclimate to environment in our house.

Granat Labor LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Larry W.
Verified review

This move has been a changeling from the start. And to moving across country in the middle of winter is just crazy. But the last part of the move was the most pleasant. JD and his staff were a light at the end of this journey. They were fast, Professional and just all around great people. If want you want a job done and are tired of all the drama that go's with moving just call JD Moving and let them take the drama and worries away!!! I would recommend this company to EVERYONE. And their pricing was real reasonable on top of everything else. Larry & Gloria

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2 Men Labor
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe N.
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I definitely recommend Jacob and his crew for moving. They have a great attitude and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure a smooth transition from point A to B. I plan on using them again for additional services (rehab/organization/property clean up).

In Demand Movers LLC
4.6
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Anna M.
Verified review

We were moving a two bedroom from one third-floor apartment to another third-floor apartment, and these guys were incredible. Efficient and quick but also VERY careful and clearly conscious of the fact that they were holding important pieces of our lives in their hands. 10/10 will recommend to everyone I meet for the next several weeks.

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Patrick Wyller
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Jill G.
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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!

  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Gayle T.
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After a disappointing experience with a previous mover, I am pleased to state the experience with J C Movers was exceptional. My item was outside the metro Chicago area but the moving company agreed to my request. They were punctual, professional, and contacted me throughout the process. Highly recommend and would use again.

M.S. Property Management
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis E.
Verified review

I have used many moving companies over the last 20 years. The last time was in August of 2016, not M.S. Property Mgt then. M.S. Property Management was at our home right as scheduled, very polite and professional and the move was done as scheduled and without and problems. Mark and his two co-workers were excellent. It was the best experience I have ever had with a moving company. I highly recommend using them. Thanks, Dennis Eisenhauer

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University Movers
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Tina F.
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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
4.5
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.

Rob's Jobs
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen M.
Verified review

They were on time, followed instructions, asked questions, were listening and offered assistance. Super team and polite. Where else can you find all that? Hire them if you have a local move.

Falcon Moving, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

I was referred to Jason by my leasing consultant when I was planning a move to my current apartment back in June. Jason is very friendly and detail-oriented. He came to my old apartment and did an estimate, he clearly explained the breakdown of the estimate. I must say he and his team went above and beyond. The one and only elevator at my new place was under maintenance during my move, Jason did not charge me extra for that. He did most of the leg work moving my furnitures and boxes up 4 levels! I bet he lost couple lbs after that day hehe! Without him and his team, my move would not have been that smooth and efficient. That was why I referred him to my friend in July, and I am sure they took great care of her! Thank you once again for all the hard work, Jason! You guys are more than amazing! I will definitely recommend you to my friends, and if I move again, you are definitely my go-to person!

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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