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North Chicago Small Moving Professionals

Browse these small moving companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in North Chicago.

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

The guys at Rogers were fantastic. We were in communication before, during, and after we completed our move. The movers themselves were professional and courteous, wrapped all of our fragile items like glass, TVs, etc... professionally with care. Nothing was damaged - property nor belongings. They moved us in under four hours, and were great to work with. Their hourly rates are also far less than other popular Chicagoland moving companies', so we were happy to tip the guys generously for their hard work. We will 100% be recommending them to our city-friends and family who might be looking for a move.

  • 3 years in business
  • 628 hires on Thumbtack
Dustin S.
Verified review

Forget Two Men and a Truck... hire these guys instead. I got a quote from Two Men and a Truck to move only the large furniture from my 2 bedroom condo less than 3 miles away to my new house, and they quoted me nearly $800! I searched Thumbtack and found Extreme Movers. I got a much more reasonable quote that was under half of what Two Men were going to charge me. Antonio and Fernando who came and did the move were very nice, fast and efficient. Most importantly, they handle your belongings with great care as if they were moving their own stuff. I cannot praise this moving company enough. Make sure to check them out before you think about hiring Two Men and a Truck. You will not be disappointed.

  • 9 years in business
  • 495 hires on Thumbtack
Zheralyn Z.
Verified review

Apex crew was really great to work with. I called about 6 different moving companies to get a quote and Apex was the best deal. They do not charge for accessories they use to wrap your furniture, unlike other moving companies. The crew that we worked with on moving day was great too. They were friendly and did not stop working all day! Thank you so much Apex for your great service, especially Christopher, Antonio, and Richard who went above and beyond. To Sandra and the gentleman I booked with, thank u!!

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

These guys are true PROS at what they do. Their level of communication is second to none, I always received a response in minutes to any questions I had prior to move. The fees were explained in detail and there truly were no hidden fees like I’ve had in the past with other moving companies. I can’t speak enough to their level of professionalism and kindness. They moved my second floor apartment to a 3rd floor- 2 flights of stairs per floor, apartment, in 90+ degrees and didn’t seem to be bothered by the heat. These guys are the best and I will be a return customer anytime I need something moved!! Thanks again for your excellent work. It was greatly appreciated and I wish you guys the best in growing your business! -Lilly

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 214 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 310 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cary W.
Verified review

Roy and his team at Motion Transports are amazing. I had a scheduling issue come up last minute with another moving company and Roy was quick to step in and help get my dresser moved the same day. “Why put off tomorrow what could be done today”. Not many moving companies stand by this value!

  • 7 years in business
  • 355 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 175 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 218 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!

King David Moving & Storage
4.6
from 151 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 396 hires on Thumbtack
Jill S.
Verified review

I booked King David for my move from the city our to Barrington. I did 4 movers. They were very speedy and careful with my things. They got the job done in the expected time frame. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a good moving company.

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 122 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Bernadette S.
Verified review

Very happy with the service. Completed multiple small jobs around the house (install 3 light fixtures, secured furniture, install curtain rods and blinds). Price reasonable. Very professional, easy to reach for communication and always on time.

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 124 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne K.
Verified review

Alliance was the best moving experience, from the first phone call to the final handshake. I found them using Thumbtack, and within the first hour of submitting my request, I was contacted by Phyllis to schedule an on-site estimation. We scheduled a date and time that worked, and on that date, right on time, they showed up and gave me a very thorough in-person review of everything I'd need packed and shipped. They were the only moving company who came out for an in-person estimate (others either just wanted a list of things, or did a "virtual" estimate, but Alliance went that extra miles to really see for themselves what we needed to move, helping us feel confident we were on the same page for the quote.) We had a special situation that would spread our move out over several days, requiring us to store items on their truck (essentially locking up one of their trucks for a couple nights, preventing them from using it) and they offered me a very reasonable quote for all the services, including storage. We called no fewer than 6 other moving companies, and despite other companies having more "word of mouth" recommendations from friends, nobody was able to meet or beat Alliance's service and quote - and this was even BEFORE any actual moving started. We just felt the most comfortable and cared for with Alliance, so we went with them. Absolutely no regrets - they made what was a stressful move into a breeze. The team came in, packed up everything that was odd-shaped like lamps and mirrors, and were very careful with my already-packed delicate items and breakable kitchen stuff. They had our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (3rd floor WALKUP) condo cleared out within 4 hours, and with smiles on all of their faces. They even were so sweet to our two dogs; I even loved the shirts they wore that said "If your dog doesn't like someone, maybe you shouldn't either" or something like that - well, our dogs were very comfortable with them despite the stressful situation of strangers taking away all of their stuff! That's how you know they're good guys :) Two days later, they rolled up again, and had our new house moved in within 3 hours again. The final bill came in under-budget and 100% perfect - nothing scratched, broken, or damaged. I would recommend Alliance to anyone looking for movers who care, who really focus on customer service from start to finish, and who really go that extra mile to make your move less stressful. Let's face it, moving sucks, but Alliance is the best at making it an actually pleasant experience. Thank you Alliance!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew T.
Verified review

Ron and his team are absolutely fantastic. We had a big move into a large apartment, with a stop at a storage unit in between. I requested quotes from five different companies and Chicagoland Moving and Storage was the only one to actually come out and meet us in person before quoting the job. On the day of the move the team was professional, friendly, and super efficient. They arrived right on time and worked hard. We have quite a few delicate furniture pieces as well as nicely framed artwork. They took great care with everything, wrapped the things we couldn't, and moved them safely from place to place. Ron and his company are honest, they give you a straightforward estimate with no surprises. They professionalism from start to finish really inspired confidence which is why for our next move I will be calling them again. I would HIGHLY recommend them.

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We Got You
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eduardo C.
Verified review

My fiancee and I just moved to Evanston. We had a 10 feet U-Haul with furniture and boxes for a studio. From all the offers I received, We Got You gave me the best deal both in price and commitment. Unlike all the other moving companies, We Got You did not force us to commit to 2 hours of service. This was impoetant because my fiancew and I knew the unloading to the apartment would take an hour max. They in fact finished in one hour and thats all they charged us for. Best part is that the 2 members that came to do the unloading were friendly and even did even more by helping us set up the big furniture where we wanted it and putting together things like the bed and frame together. They were also very accommodating because we changed our arrival time 3 times on them due to eoad delays and they did not mind. Overall, excellent Moving Company and most likely if I have to move again within the city, I will reach out to them directly

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 66 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 116 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.

Granat Labor LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 64 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.

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Victory1painting Inc
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam R.
Verified review

Will, who I dealt with was very helpful with quick response and quote. My job wasn't a huge job but many small repairs to drywall corners, bubbling and 1 major crack from floor to ceiling that he installed a pvc expansion joint , all done in 1 day with excellent results. I live in a high rise and would definetly use him and his men again and highly recommend Vivtory1painting as a reliable, respectful and trustworthy company .

  • 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
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wanchen Y.
Verified review

They arrived slightly later than expected, so I had to scramble a bit and make sure both apartment elevators would still be available for use. That being said, the service was great, the movers were efficient, and I got what I needed. I compared between moving companies and this was the most financially feasible, which I appreciated. Thanks for your help!

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Tilly Davis
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelley R.
Verified review

She was terrific..! Super fast, super logical. Helped me organize the chaos of a post-decorating storage unit move.

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University Movers
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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
Carolina J.
Verified review

I'm very pleased with the staff and how well they got there job done. Happy how everything turned out. Indeed one of the best moving companies I've hired. Cheap too! Thanks for the great work guys.

Pirsha 2000
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
Verified review

From beginning to end this was a very pleasant and easy experience. Price was excellent, response was quick and both movers were extremely careful with my daughters belongings. They were punctual and very hard workers. I would recommend them for any move big or small. I will definitely call on them again!! Thanks so much!!

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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