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

Rogers was the only company that gave me a reasonable time estimate and price for moving my 1-bedroom apartment. While my moving list wasn't long, they still sent a big truck and a great team. The three movers worked efficiently and quietly. They were friendly and respectful towards me and towards each other, which I really liked. They were careful with my furniture and did their best to avoid scratching the floor. I would absolutely hire them again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 657 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
Verified review

Johnny 's service was excellent. They were efficient, friendly and very reasonably priced when moving my daughter from one apartment to another. I highly recommend Johnny On The Move services to anyone in the Chicago area. They are the BEST! Sincerely, Andrea Shaw Markzon A Satisfied Customer

  • 9 years in business
  • 512 hires on Thumbtack
Salman A.
Verified review

We were moving from a 800sq. ft. condo in northside Chicago to a townhome in southwest suburban Chicago. I wrapped and packed all the boxes with bubblewrap & paper, tagged ones that were fragile. Items included in the move were: 1x Queen size bed & mattress 1x Armoire 1x 3 seater couch 1x dining table 4x chairs 1x 47" flatscreen TV 1x 9 cube organized 6x luggage bags 24x boxes Having moved multiple times I had an idea of how the move would be executed. Apex sent 3 guys & a truck with supplies. I offered to use some of my moving supplies. The move was well executed. The guys were very friendly & respectful and knew what they were doing. In order to be efficient, everything was wrapped, trips up/down the freight elevator was planned to carry as much as they can and not waste time or overload themselves. During the move, they were careful not to damage any property both in the condo as well as the townhome. A little planning & prep on my end as well as their experience & effort helped us complete our move in under 6hours. I would reach out to them again for any future needs or recommendations. Thank you!

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

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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 391 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler C.
Verified review

Had a GREAT moving experience! They loaded up the truck very quickly and unloaded it just as fast. Moving a 1BR apartment took about 2 hours. Would highly recommend.

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

Great experience with Ollie and Angelo from TLF - they came on relatively short notice on a Sunday, and helped us move some of our bigger items in less than the time quoted by other moving companies. They let us know when they were on their way and arrived a bit early, and immediately got to work quickly and efficiently. Would recommend to anyone looking for reasonable moving rates!

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

Everything went well with the move...the guys did a great job. Even in 90 degree heat. The only item that didnt make the move was a glass lamp shade (still trying to locate it). Other than that, all my items in my packed 2 bedroom apartment made it to my new house in a little over 3 hours (an hour less than i was expecting!) I was charged for some packing materials but overall the price was fair. Well worth the cost than moving everything ourselves.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lesley P.
Verified review

I wish there was an option to give a 10 star rating! Earlier this year, I had a horrible experience with M&M Movers who were late, ill-prepared, broke a beautiful piece of furniture because it wasn't wrapped, and then only wanted to give $200 to fix it when the cost to fix was over $3000...and the movers loved to tell us how terrible their day had been. It was a simply awful experience. So I was extremely nervous when I had to hire movers again. Now, I will have Chicagoland Moving & Storage on speed-dial for ANYONE looking to move. They were fantastic in every way. They contacted me quickly. They were able to work with my limited schedule. They came to assess what needed moving to plan accordingly. Their movers were 15 minutes early, simply delightful, were quick but completely thorough. It was the most amazing experience. Unless you have experienced the stress of moving, you would not completely understand how important this experience was for me and my family. Thank you, everyone, at Chicagoland Moving & Storage. Amazing in every way and I am forever grateful. - Lesley Picchietti, raving fan

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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
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

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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  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rohit B.
Verified review

I love this company for the work they did to ensure my move. I was moving my family and we needed to someone who was careful enough to do all the work without even lifting a finger. They do everythin from start to finish and gave me a very competitive quote by beating the other company's price. Their customer service and dispatched helped me through the whole time after I booked and reserved my space in their truck and then upon delivery I was pleased with the professionalism of the foremen

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

Travis and his team were EXCELLENT. Very responsive to communication before the move. Arrived 15 minutes early the day of the move. Evaluated the situation and began moving immediately. Came with their own materials and professionally wrapped and secured my items. They didn’t take any breaks or waste any time EVEN while moving to my 3rd floor walk up. I WILL be using them again for my next move. A++ service.

STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
4.6
from 58 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Seung J.
Verified review

They did a grear job with comparable cost for my moving to California.

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack W.
Verified review

Jay and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with. They had everything you look for in a moving service: Hard-working, accommodating, flexible (dissembled and assembled some furniture in order to get it through a narrow hallway), careful, resourceful, and worked quickly. The pricing is a phenomenal value too. Jay and his team are a great group of guys and would recommend them to anyone looking to move.

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H2H Movers Inc
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas P.
Verified review

Moving out of the top floor condo of a 3 story walk-up, I hired 3 movers from H2H. Initially, I was a little concerned because the weather called for heavy rain the entire moving day. H2H was consistently communicating with me to decide if we should delay the move a day. In the end, it made more sense to go through with the move in the rain. The movers they sent did an excellent job of moving some large items from the condo (dining room table, couches, beds). I purchased my own moving blankets and wraps, but they were able to do much of the wrapping to protect my items from the rain. Everything was moved efficiently into a storage unit and they packed and organized the storage unit to the brim. These workers knew exactly what they were doing and exactly how they should do it to maximize my storage space. Because of the rain, it took a little bit longer than expected but the rate for this move was great and very reasonable for the work they did.

  • 7 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Alysse Z.
Verified review

Nice movers, on time, efficient, worked there butts off on one of the hottest days of the summer, up and down multiple flights of stairs for 2.5 hours and never once complained and or asked for a break. I had to remind them to take a break. Highly recommend their services if you have to move fast one a budget. The only thing they didn't offer were moving supplies and a truck.

Moving Mountains Inc.
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Latia A.
Verified review

I highly recommend this moving company. No complaints at all. You guys were awesome...Thank you so much

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pay less moving inc.
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
Verified review

Payless moving inc staff was very professional and punctual. They did there work in a timely manner and were very courteous.

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

They were awesome. On time and great value. They finished early and I wouldn’t have been able to move if it weren’t for them.

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!👍🏾

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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