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

The moving crew was very friendly and did a great job moving me out of my home. When it was time to drop my belongings in my storage space, I later found that everything was piled in an unmanageable mess, with tables stacked on my leather couch, which left permanent marks on it. Decent service overall, but I would choose an alternate moving company in the future.

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

The service: Moving out of my 22nd floor condo building apartment in downtown (Streeterville) Chicago to the far north suburbs of Illinois (Winthrop Harbor), with the estimated distance of just under 60 miles, thanks to a little basic research using Google Maps. Details of the Moving (items, boxes, etc.): -8 fully-loaded boxes containing clothes, linens, important books/documents, securely-wrapped kitchen ware (eg, glasses, plates) and small household appliances. The average size of the box was either 20x20x20 or 22x22x22. -3 different sized tables including. I didn't get a chance to disassemble one of them thinking i'd just leave it behind. As for the other two, I took the time to disassemble the legs which I then tucked away underneath the table tops and taped securely in place, thinking I could try to make things easier for the movers by making the process as efficient as possible. -4 pairs of neatly stacked chairs (total of 8 chairs, altogether). -1 antique two-person sofa with a heavy-set wood frame that you simply can't take apart. -1 queen-sized bed including mattress, box spring and frame (which I thought I'd also leave behind). -2 blue storage bins loaded with cook ware and smaller electronics/portables -some accessory items including a tall, long-standing light fixture and a vacuum which I thought about leaving behind as well. -2 overly-filled open-top boxes with trash and garbage -a wine rack and dresser which I actually donated to one of the building maintenance people instead of trashing it Why I chose Apex over four top-rated professional moving companies that I researched about on yelp, google and from word of mouth: Because I was a little pressed with time, I used Thumbtack for the first time and saw a few moving companies reach out to me with pretty reasoable offers. For someone who has moved around quite often, I've learned to do whatever you can to make it easier for the movers from the time of pick-up to the actual drop-off. With that said, I don't always believe in hourly-paid services regardless of industry. There are those who milk the system, providing little service but know how to turn a profit. As a customer, I just wanted to keep it straightforward and honest. I called around, asked for quotes and questioned exactly where each of my hard-earned dollar goes towards. I noticed most places charging hourly rates, sometimes sending over 2 or 3 people to do the job. I also noticed most places charging for 2 or 3-hour minimums. Expecting to pay at the very least, $250-375, I certainly couldn't see myself forking up anything over $650. That's just how it goes. So, I tried my best to make the process very efficient, for my sake as a customer. I kept everything straightforward. I explained exactly in detail what I was moving, how many people I felt could get the job done effectively and what my price point was set at. With that said, I also knew that it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes in driving distance from downtown Chicago to Winthrop Harbor on a good day. To get the most value, I looked at ways to save time on the loading. I had the building manager assist by reserving the elevator to facilitate moving efforts. From the way I looked at it, I couldn't see this taking any longer than 4 hours at most including the driving itself. So I reached out to Adam from Apex, explained my situation and asked about the $100 flat-fee for travel, which included the truck and the distance. I wanted to take advantage of that especially after other places were trying to mark up their prices by playing into the "well, there could be traffic..." and suggesting that it could take up to 5-7 hours, which I thought was a bit ridiculous. When I called Apex, Adam realized that I wasn't messing around. I told him that I really didn't want to spend more than $500 or so. I also told him I didn't think 3 people would be necessary for the job. Realistically, I knew this would take probably 3.5-4 hours altogether so I wanted to be fair and said I'd be willing to pay $450 to get the job done. He was more than receptive to the idea especially even after I reminded him that I'd be fine with paying a little more if needed. So I just finished up with the move-out today, which went better than I even expected. The two gentlemen had arrived at the loading dock, at least 15 minutes ahead, called me to inform me and even communicated with the building manager directly to coordinate the use of the elevator. These guys were very professional and even down-to-earth. We probably could've chatted for hours but we both realized how important it was not to waste each other's valuable time. I felt awful for jam-packing boxes to full-capacity and asking if they could be kind enough to help with the last minute request in throwing the trash out. Even when I hesitated about taking the bed, the sofa and table, they were so encouraging and helpful, making it all work out. They even disassembled the bed frame and treated each and every item with care, which I appreciated. The move itself took just about 4 hours. For the service they provided, it was definitely worth the $450. Everyone has been accommodating with any of my needs and requests. They're very professional and respectful. Most importantly, they were very open and honest, not worrying about getting the run-around that others would easily take advantage of. Thank you again to everyone at Apex for all your help, making it such a painless move. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy, hardworking moving company. And if anyone truly wants to know that I am not fabricating my story, you can certainly reach out to me by email. Ed Mangubat email: closetchef@secretsofaclosetchef.com

Keep It Up
4.8
from 239 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
Varun K.
Verified review

The best movers one can get!! Arthur and his team are extremely professional and active when it comes to moving your home. They get the work done quicker than you would have estimated and very courteous and careful about your stuff. Did I mention the most reasobable in town as well A++++++

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

Good Bye Angies List Ollie and his partner were super heroes. I had 2 rooms of over size and heavy and awkward furniture to store in the garage while the carpeting in my home was getting replaced. They arrived at the promised time, keeping in touch all the while-I only found them on thumbtack late last night. They worked so hard and so quickly i was amazed. What a happy surprise. I hope they will come back when the carpet is finished to help me put all the stuff back!

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 227 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
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monique L.
Verified review

Erez and his team are very efficient, professional and organized. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to move a home or an office. They dis-assembled a huge desk unit from one location, re-assembled it at the other in no time. Prices were very reasonable and they have excellent communication throughout the entire process.

  • 2 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Chris L.
Verified review

Joel is great person to deal with. Very honest and prompt with any questions through the phone or messages. Having a great customer service is big plus for me. Initially hired 4 Men crew for moving but came with 3 Men crew due to their internal issue. However, speed of work felt like if there were 4 men. They are very careful with moving, packing. They wanted to make sure to do the moving in safe and right way. Also price was very competitive with others. I would recommend and will hire them soon for in-house moving as well.

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We Got You
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 163 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.

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

Travis and his partner were amazing. I needed help moving a lot of heavy and awkward furniture upstairs and they were extremely fast, careful, and considerate. They were pleasant, positive, and professional. I absolutely recommend their services!!

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2 Men Labor
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kendra A.
Verified review

These men did a fantastic job! They were very accommodating (I needed the truck to come early in the morning and make multiple stops) and they were the only people willing to do so! Moving from the suburbs to the city, they were able to lift all of our heavy objects, and move SO QUICKLY into the new Chicago apartment. We had a time crunch and they were able to work within it. I would highly recommend these 2 men for your next move. They are also very kind!

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Victory1painting Inc
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna M.
Verified review

I’m glad I hired Will and Rob. The communication and coordination were great. They helped me bring a piece of furniture from storage to my home, and it worked out smoothly. Highly recommend them!

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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
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy L.
Verified review

J. C. Movers helped us twice. The first time was for moving across the country, they loaded our U-Haul truck and drove it to our new home about 1200 miles away. We trusted the driver with a key to the back of the truck just in case some items shifted during the trip. They did a wonderful job, everything was loaded properly, everything arrived safely, nothing was damaged. We were kept informed of the location of the truck by cell phone. The second time was to remove all items our basement and garage from our old house that was unoccupied. Once again we trusted them with the keys to the house. There was 8 years of clutter, old furniture and plan old junk. They did the job promptly, the day after I called which exceeded my expectations. They kept me informed via text messages, phone calls and photos sent via Smart Phone. It was just like I was there but I didn't need to be. Nothing was damaged, the house and garage were left broom clean as I requested. The whole process was so easy and not stressful at all. I worked in customer service 32 years and I highly recommend them.

  • 7 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Paul H.
Verified review

I hired two Bellhops for two hours to help me move out of my storage unit onto the moving truck. Having the extra hands helped to alleviate any stress of moving and they did all the heavy lifting. The entire process was expedited because of their assistance.

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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
Ameena S.
Verified review

Moving day is always stressful but the movers made it an absolute breeze. Absolute professionals, wrapped every little item up for safety and were so incredibly fast. I’m so happy I went with pay less moving and so glad they sent me three of the best movers! Thank you for your great work!

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Move Mania
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Sara N.
Verified review

Good price, quick, and very personable and professional! Rob is leaps and bounds better than other major moving companies I’ve hired. He’s affordable and extremely professional. They make sure all your stuff is moved carefully and nothing gets damaged. They go above and beyond to give the best service. They finished moving me in early and offered to help us move into our storage unit as well. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Moving Mountains Inc.
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Troy M.
Verified review

Kelly & crew did an excellent job! The move was smooth & done in a timely manner. Best movers I ever worked with! I will definitely tell friends & family to use Moving Mountains. Will definitely use again in the future

AmerApex Moving
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa M.
Verified review

The crew did an exceptional job from start to finish. They packed our home and moved us cross country stress free. Nothing was damaged or scratched and was in constant communication throughout the entire process. Thank you AmerApex Moving!

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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