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DeKalb Movers

Browse these moving labor services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in DeKalb.

  • 3 years in business
  • 628 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

They were able to schedule me the same day I hired them! Showed up on time and moved my very furniture with no issues. Highly recommend hiring them for all your moving needs! Very easy and stress-free experience.

Keep It Up
4.8
from 239 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
Esther D.
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They were there within 30 minutes of my requested time and moved pretty efficiently! They were very mindful of our hardwood floors and kept up good spirits despite moving in 90+ degree weather! I also forgot to pick up a tv box and they offered to take it in their car so it would be safe! Would definitely hire again!

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 214 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
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I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Roy was so friendly and brought 2 other guys for our move. We did the move over Labor Day weekend and Roy was willing to wait for exact move date and time as I was trying to sort through my apartment complex not commuting to me yet from that end. He kept saying "I am here for you and I will take care of you". They also maintained their sense of humor while it was extremely hot. I felt they were really working hard and only stopped a short time (which I would have encouraged them since it was so hot that day). I moved 3 times over the last 3 years and paid more money to places where the movers were so careless and didn't really make me feel like they wanted my move to be as easy as possible. Definitely use this guy if you want great service. I wasn't sure what his service would be as his price was so reasonable....but totally beyond satisfied.

Illinois Valley Moving labor
4.6
from 145 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Hiran V.
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Hired IVM for moving some furniture inside the house. Was very happy with Chris and his team. They were on time and very careful with our furniture. Would highly recommend them.

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 121 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy W.
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Excellent communication and extremely flexible and professional. The entire team took highest level of care in ensuring my repairs were done correctly and quickly. They also helped with other items while they were at my home. Truly professional and skilled work is hard to find, and this team exceeded my expectations.

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 124 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
Maria P.
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These guys did an awesome job moving us. Would highly recommend. No complaints. They wrapped everything and did a very professional job. Thanks!

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Bacues Billiards
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
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Jason did a fantastic job moving my pool table! I highly recommend his service!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
KIMBERLY H.
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These movers were awesome! They arrived on time and worked in a team that allowed my move to go seamlessly. When we arrived to the final destination, the movers sorted the boxes and even double checked with me before they left that everything was sorted out properly. None of my things were broken (VERY important). This was one of my best moves, and I would highly recommend Chicagoland Moving and Storage to anyone looking for a professional and responsible mover.

  • 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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesto J.
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All perfect, timing, price, i saved 175 dollars compared to other moving companies, just call this company, my five stars for this company, 😀😀😀😀👌👌

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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Loren N.
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They were right on time, extremely careful with the piano as well as the House. They made moving a 375 lb piano look easy.

Granat Labor LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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They were knowledgeable about how to disassemble, move, and reassemble my treadmill. They were friendly and very efficient. They also kade sure the treadmill worked properly before leaving. I will have Granat Labor LLC handle my next move.

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2 Men Labor
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristy S.
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We were very pleased we chose 2 Men Labor for our move this week. Highly professional, hardworking, efficient, and patient college students. Excellent communication and planning prior to the move, they arrived on time, organized and ready to work. They helped us with a complex move with pieces going to two different cities. We were highly stressed about the process and 2 Men Labor instantly put us at ease with their confidence and abilities. We would highly recommend this team for any move.

In Demand Movers LLC
4.6
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Amynah P.
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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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Patrick Wyller
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Donna L.
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Though it’s was moving one sofa from my place to my kids apartment.They where on time keep in contact before arriving. They were pleasant and got the job done in no time. I would recommend them for any size moving job. Save the hassle of getting a rental and friends to help. When you want the job done right and fast and save your back. Call J.C MOVERS.

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University Movers
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 28 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
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Rob B.
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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 14 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff C.
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I had a great experience with Rob's Jobs. Due to some extenuating circumstances, I called on a Sat and wanted to move the next day. Most movers I talked to said it was impossible, but Rob said no problem. The moving duo of Keith and Victor were outstanding. It was a super hot summer Chicago day and they weren't phased by it one bit. They did a great job moving all of my stuff, everything arrived in great condition. Would highly recommend giving them a call.

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 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.

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.

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