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Des Plaines Residential Movers

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RMS MOVERS of Chicago
4.2
from 472 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1036 hires on Thumbtack
Dean C.
Verified review

My job consisted only of packing and moving some heavy furniture within my home - not moving between homes. RMS came on time, did an excellent job, and communicated with me in a very professional manner. Marcus was an example of what I would look for in a vendor.

  • 3 years in business
  • 657 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!!!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 512 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie S.
Verified review

I would strongly recommend Apex Pinnacle Moving & Construction. Adam is professional, attentive and knowledgeable. I am a repeat customer (construction) and have always been satisfied with the results.

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

Used their services in our main office building in Chicago. Did really great job. U could see the difference right away, they are also reasonably priced, fast and nice. Can recommend them to any office building or even residential, cause I don't think anybody ever cleaned or washed windows in my apartment even we do have cleaning service every week)

  • 7 years in business
  • 391 hires on Thumbtack
Sara O.
Verified review

I wish that we could give SafeHands more than 5 starts! We requested quotes a little late (middle May) for an early June move. Melvin responded right away and was willing to work with our budget to make sure that we were completely satisfied. He even said they are customer-focused and are willing to do what they can to make the customer happy. This is so rare for moving companies, and even in the initial process, we did not have a similar experience. We knew if the move went as well as the initial conversation, we would be extremely satisfied. We had to push our move back one week due to a family situation, and Melvin was very flexible in allowing us to reschedule our move and was so kind and understanding when I told him about our situation. On moving day, the movers called to check if they would be able to come a bit earlier than scheduled. Once we said that it was fine, they arrived about an hour before the scheduled window and got to work right away! They were so polite and professional and kept asking us what else they could move for us (even just small boxes and things we were capable of moving ourselves). They were extremely careful with all of our furniture and spent so much time to make sure that they placed it exactly where we wanted it in our new home. We have a complicated bedframe and they took a lot of time to make sure that it was put together correctly. Prior to moving, we heard so many horror stories with moving companies rushing through the job, not showing up on time, or just being a bad experience overall. Our moving team was certainly not rushed and spent over five hours with us to move a 1BR apartment downtown Chicago to a more residential area in North Center. Moving is not fun, but SafeHands certainly made the experience more pleasant. We would HIGHLY recommend SafeHands movers for any of your moving needs, and SafeHands has earned a new customer for life. Thank you Melvin and team! We cannot thank you enough.

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TLF Services
4.9
from 208 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jue H.
Verified review

Ollie and his guy were super efficient, helping us moving from the south building to the north building. We had a pretty tight schedule, with only one morning for moving, but everything was done much more quickly than I expected. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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

We found Alliane on Thumbtack and within the hour I had a response from Phyllis. She was extremely helpful in getting our in home moving estimate scheduled with Onnesimo. He came to our home, which was super helpful and was able to look at everything to give us an accurate quote. No other company offered this and other companies just had you fill out online forms (waste of time)!!!! He suggested the right amount of men and 2 trucks since we also had items in a storage unit about 15 mins away. Their price beat all the other companies. They followed up on the move several times and arrived on time for moving day. Our team of 5 men was amazing!!! They were quick, efficient and polite. We were moving with a 6 month old and had lots of items we wanted packed in a specific way. We also had 3 big wine fridges filled with wine to move. They moved it all so carefully. They were so wonderful. Everything arrived in one piece and put into the rooms we desired. They made the moving process so easy from beginning to end. So glad I found them...Highly recommend them!!!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin F.
Verified review

After hearing several estimates I chose Chicagoland Moving and Storage, Inc. for my move from Chicago to Pittsburgh. I am happy to report that I was completely satisfied with every aspect of their service and can give them my highest recommendation. First Contact - I spoke with Kristen over the phone who was cheerful and helpful in scheduling an estimate. Throughout the move she would serve as my primary contact and was extremely helpful and responsive. Estimate - The estimator was on time and very thorough, asking thoughtful questions as I guided him through my apartment. He made a competitive offer and made it clear that there was room to negotiate if necessary. He was very flexible with storage costs. Pick Up - Tito and his crew were on time and quickly got to work. He was extremely thorough in inventorying and packing my larger items personally before having them sent down to the truck. I was very pleased with how my things were handled. Delivery - Kristen was extremely flexible in scheduling a delivery date and the crew was on time and very efficient despite driving over eight hours. All of my things arrived in good condition and I haven't yet detected any damages or lost articles.

  • 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.

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We Got You
4.8
from 84 reviews
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nyshadam M.
Verified review

They were great. We had a hicup in moving on a weekend and had to reschedule and Joe was completely accommodating. On the day of moving Joe and another mover were on time and even helped pick up the u-haul. We had about 15 medium and heavy duty boxes along with some basic furniture and they helped load everything in 45 mins and was done very carefully. I would definitely recommend these guys for accommodating us even 1 day before we moved and being super easy to work with.

Granat Labor LLC
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl R.
Verified review

I enjoyed working with Granat LLC -- they were on time, professional, and handled my furniture with great care. I would recommend them for any moving job that you may have. I used them for "micro-moving" services (only a couch and loveseat), but I would trust them to do a moving job of any size. Great value for my $$ too.

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 70 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne M.
Verified review

Excellent service, I definitely recommend them to anyone needing moving services

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  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William D.
Verified review

I would recommend Pick Up Movers to anyone intending to move and working on a budget. From a personal experience, these guys are the best the market can offer. My experience with them was positive right from when I first contacted them asking for a quote for moving my house stuff from Illinois to Tennessee. There were no hidden costs and Frank, the customer assistant was so open to any further queries. This made me feel needed as a client and more assured that I was dealing with the right company.

the athletic movers
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Josh W.
Verified review

Travis and his crew were professional and engaged, walked us through the whole way, and just made the whole moving experience really easy. They showed up right on cue and made short work of our move, while also paying attention to every detail. I’ll definitely reach out to these guys again if I need a move in the area.

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Airlia Y.
Verified review

They were efficient, polite and very reasonably priced. I would recommend them to anyone for moving services.

  • 7 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Karen F.
Verified review

Everyone I dealt with was delightful. I had to make a lot of changes and their customer service was ultra available and considerate. This is the first moving company I've used that was super awesome in every way.

Moving Mountains Inc.
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Clare B.
Verified review

Service was ideal and highly recommended. Quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value and punctuality were all excellent. I will request moving services from Moving Mountains Inc. again if I have future moving projects. Thank you.

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pay less moving inc.
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ivy Q.
Verified review

They are very professional and also the cheapest quote. I will definitely recommend them to anyone need move apartments.

RTO Express
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Robin A.
Verified review

I appreciate the in house move RTO Express provided me today. My china cabinet was properly wrapped and the glass safely secured. Also, the china cabinet never touched the outdoors wet pavement during the move. Most importantly my free estimate of the job turned out to be a same day COMPLETED job. RTO Express Job Well Done!!! I highly recommend them for your next move.

David R.
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Julian B.
Verified review

Dave is the man, He is a colleague of mine that has supreme knowledge for moving any type of furniture. I actually refer to him as an aide who can do the job big or small when it comes to moving professionally or heavy lifting. Appreciate him at all times!👍🏾

Simple Shipping
3.8
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 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

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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  • Move type
    Studio or 1 bedroom apartment
  • Move distance
    Under 10 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    Yes
  • Additional services needed
    Large furniture moving (e.g. piano, safe, pool table)
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    1-10
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    Please insert number of flights here (3 flights of stairs), The location has an elevator
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    Please insert number of flights here (Two flights of stairs)
  • Details
    There are two locations to pick up furniture
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