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Clutter Moving & Storage - Chicago
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Local Moving (under 50 miles), Office Moving

  • Serves Des Plaines, IL
Clutter is your one-stop-shop, providing the most affordable, flexible, and reliable moving and storage services nationally. Moving: Clutter’s professional moving experts provide high-quality local moving and packing services to you. They help you disassemble furniture, pack, and load your items safely into a Clutter moving truck. With Clutter’s account portal, you can track the progress of your move, get to know your movers, and see when they have finished your move. They offer flexible moving options, so you can also choose to pack your items yourself. Smart Storage: Our on-demand storage service means our professional moving experts come to you, pack and store your belongings, and return them whenever you want. Clutter photographs and categorizes each item in your catalog, so you always know what you have in storage. You can request any items back with the click of a button, and Clutter’s professional team comes to you. With a variety of storage options from 5’x5’ to 10’x50’, you can pick the size that best fits your needs.See more

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$104/hour

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Clutter is your one-stop-shop, providing the most affordable, flexible, and reliable moving and storage services nationally. Moving: Clutter’s professional moving experts provide high-quality local moving and packing services to you. They help you disassemble furniture, pack, and load your items safely into a Clutter moving truck. With Clutter’s account portal, you can track the progress of your move, get to know your movers, and see when they have finished your move. They offer flexible moving options, so you can also choose to pack your items yourself. Smart Storage: Our on-demand storage service means our professional moving experts come to you, pack and store your belongings, and return them whenever you want. Clutter photographs and categorizes each item in your catalog, so you always know what you have in storage. You can request any items back with the click of a button, and Clutter’s professional team comes to you. With a variety of storage options from 5’x5’ to 10’x50’, you can pick the size that best fits your needs.

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.

 

 

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.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Des Plaines movers
Sue M.
NOT LICENSED MOVERS. PLEASE CONTACT ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION ABOUT THIS ILLEGAL MOVER.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Rosemary B.
I started looking for movers about 2 months ago, I wanted these movers to be top notch, I choice a company for its name and some of its positive reviews, my first mistake. Then, because these movers were so bad I let them go before I was completely moved out. So, I had to find movers again, I chose Athletic Movers we hit it off so well. These 2 young, super strong men Travis and Xavier were the best movers I have ever hired, very professional, very courtesy, punctual and super fast. I hope everyone out there that is looking for great, honest movers this is the company for you. Thank you both for making my life easier!! Rosemary a happy camper!!because of you.
The Athletic MoversThe Athletic Movers
Abhinandan s.
David and his partner went above and beyond for my move. They just made the move a very hassle free experience for me. Strongly recommend!!
Galindo Moving & DeliveryGalindo Moving & Delivery
Ira S.
Great experience except for the delay in starting the move.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Alvin L.
Dimitry was very helpful and responsive in our questions regarding the move. Three movers and a truck equipped with a lift gate came by our office and the process was very smooth. No issues at all. Thank you!
Chicago Master Movers LLCChicago Master Movers LLC
Joy B.
He was very careful. The furniture was moved into my house in the same condition he moved it out of the other one. I would definitely hire him again when I need work done.
Pirsha 2000Pirsha 2000
Maria D.
Moving is always an unpleasant situation for me . Packing and unpacking is a real pain . Today my moving experience was nothing but great . 2 guys showed up today to handle my move . They took a great care of all my furniture . Travis and Ryan really made look easy . They Worked really hard and I’m nothing but More than satisfied. Hope I don’t have to move anytime soon :-) but for sure I will recommend this company and I will use this service in the future if need it. Thank you guys !!!!
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Audrey S.
Moved a piano safely and on short notice. Would definitely use them again.
Quality Piano, LLCQuality Piano, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Professional, hard working, and respectful movers. Great experience and I would use again!
RMS MOVING COMPANYRMS MOVING COMPANY
Terry E.
These two were INCREDIBLE!!! They were willing to work on short notice. Very affordable and punctual. They had me done and moved in about 3 hours. Phenomenal work and I plan to use them again. I highly recommend them for your next move!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Mike L.
NOMADS Helper was very straight forward to book. Alex and one other guy arrived punctually and was very efficient with getting my items safely unloaded off my moving truck into my new place. Overall, I would highly recommend NOMADS Helper for all of your moving needs!
NOMADS HelperNOMADS Helper
Jamil A.
Look no further RTO Express is first class. I got stiffed last minute by another moving vendor that bailed on me literally an hour before scheduled arrival. Reached out to RTO late afternoon and they were able to take care of me. They have all the tools ready to move any and everything.
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Vanessa S.
He confirmed the job for our move and that Venmo/PayPal or were viable payment options. The night before the morning move, he said it had to be a cash payment now. I scrambled to make that happen even though I asked about different payment options and he was unresponsive. I told him nevermind, I'd make a cash payment happen. Less than 2 hours before the move was scheduled, he completely cancelled the whole thing. Terrible communication and non existent professionalism. Go with someone else.
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Thomas V.
The purpose of this review is to inform you that you should without a doubt trust Chicagoland Moving and Storage for your move. Want the details? Read on fellow buyer: Like a prudent buyer, I researched all the moving companies I could find- Yelp, Angie's List, Home Depot, Thumbtack, you name the impartial review site, and I read it. Chicagoland's price was a little high of the middle of the majority of companies that I saw. I called and was greeted immediately by the owner, Mr. Erez Ron, who did what they all do. He asked for the inventory to be moved, and made a similar prediction in terms of manpower and time estimate as the other companies I spoke to. But then he asked, "How can I secure your business?" Basically the entire time I dealt with this company, every member was realistic and went out of their way to work as hard as they could to ensure this move went over without a hitch. He made a me an excellent deal, and we waited for the scheduled move day. Erez's team, led by Eric and accompanied by Reuben, Tio, and Vincente, arrived punctually as specified, and we reviewed the work- and immediately the expertise of the team stated that this would take longer than they'd quoted. This was expected, and ought to be factored into every move. The team got right to it though. Enter the elements: we got record rain in Cook County that day, and you know what? The team didn't bat an eyelash, and given a break here and there when it was raining buckets, they charged in and out of the rain to load and unload the truck. It DID take longer that we'd expected, but considering how hard it was, I've never seen any moving company work harder, faster, or more efficiently. They were polite, exact, and made sure that what needed to be done was done in the best manner to avoid damage and issues with neighbors etc. I couldn't have been happier with the result! I'd heard horror stories of some companies rescheduling or quitting because the job was too big, or traffic was abominable, or because the weather was too harsh. Friends of mine had incidents with other companies that dawdled on the job, or broke things, damaged the floors/walls of the house, or some objects just disappeared. I've also heard the shock from family members who had entire rooms of furniture moved that never had to simply because communication was poor with the movers. You will NOT have any of these issues with Chicagoland Movers. My research couldn't have been more accurate about it. My overall experience with the genuine, hardworking, and diligent nature of the people I met with Chicagoland Moving and Storage ensured that the move went as smoothly as it rationally ever could have transpired.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Geraldine L.
I am so impressed by the excellent responsiveness and service I received! I will definitely recommend these movers to my friends and family!
Door 2 Door Moving ServicesDoor 2 Door Moving Services
Abhishek S.
Mike was very responsive and flexible to accommodate my request at the very last minute. Would definitely work with Mike for any future move
Junk $aver LLC : Junk Removal / Estate cleanupsJunk $aver LLC : Junk Removal / Estate cleanups
Jason S.
Great experience! They came same day and moved a hot tub for me. It was quick and just what I requested. 5 stars for sure.
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Ioana V.
Packed helped my parents move a heavy granite table from the house to garage. There were three guys who showed up and did a fantastic work. They are experienced and know what they are doing. The moment they saw the table they knew how to handle it and move so that there was no damage whatsoever. We'll definitely use them again and refer them around. Great team work!!!
Packed Moving SolutionsPacked Moving Solutions
Nicholas y.
Cancels night before he is suppose to help me move. Now scrambling to find someone with 2 days left in month. Complete unreliable.
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Raymond M.
It was a great experience. Dominguez was efficient and fast and highly professional. I have no complaints and plan on using them again the next time I move!
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Adam and his team are FANTASTIC! They worked hard on a Friday night in below freezing temps unloading my 1-bedroom apartment that was packed into a freight truck from a long-distance move originating in Atlanta. The guys from Apex very thoughtfully loaded up a truck (which they provided!) and drove from Des Plaines to Wicker Park where they quickly unpacked and brought everything into to my second floor unit. I've moved a lot in my life and while this was one of my most complex moves, Adam and his team went out of their way to make sure this leg of it was as easy as possible. 5 start rating all around, would definitely recommend!
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Rochelle H.
Motion transports moved a piano. They were very quick to respond to each message on thumbtack, very easy to work with. They were careful and professional on both ends. I highly recommend.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Megha D.
They were ready to be flexible depending on our needs. We only had 1 hour job of moving. And, they were nice enough to charge only for one hour. Every other movers we called in the area were charging minimum 3 hours even for 1 hour job. They were also available to do the work right away in an hour. They worked perfect for us, since our need was urgent. I would recommend them.
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Marc S.
The good: - David is extremely professional. He’s very communicative, his prices are reasonable, and he’s flexible. - The movers are indeed strong and quick. - One of the movers was friendly and polite. The “wish was better”: - The two movers dragged our items and lifted them manually instead of using their dollies/hand truck. As a result, several of our items got dirty because the plastic wrap ripped. We had to pull out splinters from our mattress and clean / re-staple the corner cloth of our couch. They had a long day clearly and were rushing to go home. - Seeing as how I packed the trailer that traveled across the country personally, the packing of their box truck was average. Wrap your items well with bubble wrap and identify bottom-stack boxes and top-stack boxes. Other: - The two movers he sent showed up 2.5 hours later than the discussed time. Understanding the last job went way over which is not their fault, and David did say he’d call an hour in advance, but it was still unfortunate. Recommend future customers to block off the whole day and be flexible otherwise get the first shift of the day. All in all I would say I had a good experience and recommend David and SHM to other individuals. 👍🏼
Sweet Home Movers Chicago.Sweet Home Movers Chicago.
Alyssa O.
They arrived on time! Amazingly fast, careful, and professional. They managed to moved my big heavy furniture to the second floor with out damaging any walls or pieces of furniture. Especially happy since they were the lowest price I could find in the area. Highly recommend!
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
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