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Joliet Movers

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RMS MOVERS of Chicago
4.2
from 466 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1033 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
Verified review

Fantastic experience with Rogers Moving. Daryen, Chris and Dontrell, we quick, careful and courteous. They arrived exactly on time and worked very well as a team. I would highly recommend them and Rogers Moving Service to anyone looking to make a move. Matt

  • 3 years in business
  • 629 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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 495 hires on Thumbtack
Syed M.
Verified review

They were actually early which would have been great but we were at a different location and not at home. However, they waited patiently and started charging us at the previous stated start time. They were very professional. They reviewed all the furniture to be moved, wrapped all of it, and then moved them without damaging anything. The movers were great and didn't waste time. The only parts that we didn't like was that when paying for the final charge, we were charged an extra $100 and when moving the old fridge to the curb some hinges and shelving were left out. However, after talking to Sandra, the extra charge was reversed back.

Keep It Up
4.8
from 239 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 339 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!

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 214 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 311 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer G.
Verified review

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.

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TLF Services
4.9
from 177 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

Ollie and his helper Michael were so friendly, careful and accommodating. I would definitely recommend hiring them for any of your moving needs. I will be saving their contact information if I need help moving again in the future. They moved two very strong pieces up three flights of stairs.

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

Great experience, they did an excellent job moving the table and setting it up again. Would definitely recommend them to anyone needing pool table services.

  • 2 years in business
  • 123 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 80 reviews
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie W.
Verified review

They got back to me quickly once I selected them. Asked appropriate questions to best determine time and labor required. They showed up promptly, calling just before they arrived. Was pleased to see these two big burly fellows!! I had them move a boxed treadmill from my patio, through my bungalow, and down the twisty stairs to the basement. That sucker was huge! 73" long and @ 340 lbs. They got it done in 15 minutes! Only recommendation I have is these young guys should wear moving belts to save their backs in the long run. Sadly, we're not young forever.

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Quality Piano, LLC
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesto J.
Verified review

All perfect, timing, price, i saved 175 dollars compared to other moving companies, just call this company, my five stars for this company, 😀😀😀😀👌👌

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Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Loren N.
Verified review

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

the athletic movers
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Megha D.
Verified review

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.

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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.
Verified review

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.

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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.
Verified review

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
Donna L.
Verified review

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie G.
Verified review

Overall it was a good experience. I appreciate the model but would encourage some training of the moving crews. Some were better than others.

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon W.
Verified review

Fast, hard workers. Would recommend to all friends and family. If I wasn't moving out of the state I would use these guys for all my moving needs. Thanks.

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pay less moving inc.
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 15 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.

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Move Mania
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Sara S.
Verified review

They showed up on time (early, actually) and were very thorough and helpful with everything I needed. The rates are probably some of the lowest in Chicago. My only advice is when you are given a quote for 2-3 hours, unless you are moving VERY close and have almost no belongings, definitely expect it to go an extra hour.

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

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.

Moving Mountains Inc.
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos A.
Verified review

I did a 2 person moving crew with John and Kelly. They were very punctual and ready to go as soon as I arrived. They both did a great job accommodating the presence of my 2 young sons as they moved. They were fast, efficient workers and very polite. They fit all of my items in one trip with a truck and caused no damage to the numerous fragile items I had. If you're looking for a hard working and accommodating crew of movers at a great price I strongly recommend Moving Mountains Inc.

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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