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McHenry Movers

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RMS MOVERS of Chicago
4.2
from 466 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1033 hires on Thumbtack
Maurice L.
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This company and its movers were OUTSTANDING. On time, courteous, and always professional. Highly skilled at what they do, and an absolute pleasure to work with.

  • 3 years in business
  • 628 hires on Thumbtack
Roger V.
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Jonatan arrived on time with a contract as promised. He and a helper then proceeded to load my stuff. No issues with mis-handling or damage. Mine was a small move with a couple of heavy items. He worked out the mechanics of getting the heavy file cabinet upstairs. I found him to be friendly and efficient and easy to communicate with. He finished up in the expected amount of time. Overall I was very pleased with the job, the price, and happy to work with a small business owner.

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

Like most people I tend to stress out when it comes to a move. I've read horror stories in the past about movers damaging or losing things, hiding fees in their quotes, etc. This has lead me to do my own moves in the past. However, I just finished my move with Keep It Up and now I am questioning why I was ever worried. The guys were absolutely fantastic! Consummate professionals and efficient to boot. They were extremely careful and took the time to make sure everything was just how we wanted it before leaving. I would definitely recommend this company for anyone looking to make a move!

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 214 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 310 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joyce V.
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Roy and his crewed called to say they were 10 minutes away and arrived earlier than our designated time which was so nice!!! The movers shook my hand & introduced themselves and were extremely polite & curteous throughout the move. I will definitely use them again and highly recommend Motion Transports to anyone in need of moving / lifting help.

  • 7 years in business
  • 355 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
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Great for people looking for cheap movers. They got everything here safely and quickly. However, they do not provide wardrobe boxes, do not plastic wrap or blanket wrap furniture or use mattress bags. It was more like a college move, just throw everything on a truck. Be specific with them ahead of time if you want these protective things or spend more on movers if you have nice things.

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TLF Services
4.9
from 175 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abdul I.
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Great movers, excellent service!

King David Moving & Storage
4.6
from 151 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 397 hires on Thumbtack
Elisa C.
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They started off on a good foot...they came on time!The team did an excellent job on wrapping my items that they were putting in a storage pod. They were quick and efficient. None off them were using their cell phones nor did they stand around talking as I have experienced with other movers.They only moved my furniture. They did not have any boxes to move which I thought would make the move faster, but it still took them the same amount of time that I was quoted had they needed to move my boxes.Two things that I was not happy about. One, even though I was quoted a price for the full move(including 40 boxes) it ended up costing me an additional 230 dollars which they said was for the "extra" attention to securely wrap everything. Second. I was not happy with how they handled my upright piano.

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
William E.
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I could not be more pleased than I am with Alliance Movers! I had to call to ask for a bigger truck and an additional person for the move due to the fact that there was more items than I had realized! The 3-Movers arrived about an hour early for the move on Saturday, they looked at the job in the 3-areas involved and really got into it! They started in the Basement and were flying up the stairs with all of the box's and began loading into the truck! They even moved additional items out of the Basement for me and placed them into the Driveway! Next they went into the Garage and emptied all of the items involved including additional items! Lastly, they went back into the House and very carefully wrapped all of the Furniture and moved it into the truck! I could not believe it, they got everything into this 25' Truck all very neatly and carefully and without damage! Unbelievable! They drove to the new House and immediately began to unload the Truck! They were directed by my Wife and Sister were to put all of the items as they came off of the Truck without question! Everything was unwrapped and placed without damage! They totally cleaned up the job site and had the entire job done in 5-hours! They were then going to another job-site for another move that afternoon! I was totally impressed with the 3-men from Alliance! They were extremely courteous and very professional! They worked very well together and were a Great team! The Move went a lot better that I initially thought and it all went well and largely due to Alliance Movers!! It was a pleasing experience and I would highly recommend Alliance Movers to anyone who is looking for a Great Company to work with!!!!! Thank You!

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Bacues Billiards
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin D.
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They had the table taken down, moved, and reassembled in about 4 hours. Very knowledgeable and professional movers. I would reccomend to friends and family.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia L.
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Chicagoland staff from owners to staff made my move so easy. I needed a short but quick turnaround and they delivered. On moving day the crew called ahead and sowed up on time. Erick and Carlos were fast, efficient and really careful with my belongs. The furniture was covered with blankets and wrapped for protection. Nothing broken or damaged in the move. Chicagoland Moving and Storage will get my business again for future moving needs - near or far.

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We Got You
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
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Louise M.
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Joey was very professional. He arrived promptly. He was very patient with us even though a lot of what we needed moved wasn't exactly ready. He worked with us and got the job done on time. They helped us get through a stressful Moving Day without a huge headache. I cannot say enough good things about these Movers.

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Quality Piano, LLC
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gina C.
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Friendly and professional movers! The entire process was super quick.

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 66 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret N.
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The team that move us was on time. Moved bigger things first. It started off as any other move that I wasn't ready for, than these men noticed that I was overwhelmed and they told me to relax they would handle everything. Instead of getting impatient with me (which 3 other movers have) these men treated me with kindness and humor. It was fun.

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Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna R.
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I would highly recommend Tom and Pinhead Piano Movers for a piano move. Tom is very professional. The move was scheduled quickly and was discounted as we utilized Tom to tune the piano as well. He and his crew arrived on time, quickly moved the piano without any issues. He assessed the piano for tuning after the move and advised us as to what needed to be done. I had no idea there was so much involved with tuning a piano but Tom explained it all extremely well to my non-musician's ears. The tuning was scheduled and completed on time as promised. Tom also discounted the tuning since we had utilized him for the move. I would hire Pinhead Piano movers again without hesitation.

Granat Labor LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Diane C.
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Super prepared, thoughtful movers. Everything went well and communication was great. They were very organized and effective. Great attention to detail.

the athletic movers
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Salman A.
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We were very fortunate to have chosen athletic movers for a recent move into our new home, after having a bad experience with other movers. They were AMAZING. Friendly, punctual, easy to work with, professional and fairly priced. We also appreciated how carefully they handled our bulky furniture up the stairs without a scratch on the walls. We’d higjly recommend them, and we look forward to doing buisness with them again.

  • 7 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Noni W.
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Professional, efficient, and friendly movers.

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Clyde J.
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I manage 3 properties and middle man movers are great.They where on time and worked in a very professional manner to get the job done.Look forward to doing business with them in the near future and highly recommend middle man movers.

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University Movers
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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My experience with University Movers could not have been better. They were flexible with their scheduling, showed up right on time, worked steadily and efficiently and were careful with everything that had to be moved. Nothing was harmed in the move and everything ended up in the correct locations throughout the house that was being moved into. Their pricing was very affordable (which was great since I was on a tight budget) and in comparison to other moving companies, you cannot find a better value for your money. I don't have a single complaint and would highly suggest using them for your future moving needs!

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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!

Pirsha 2000
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tyra M.
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Very professional movers . I’ll work with him anytime .

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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