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Palatine Last Minute Movers

Browse these last minute movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palatine.

RMS MOVERS of Chicago
4.2
from 470 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1034 hires on Thumbtack
Pathmini R.
Verified review

I have been calling movers a week or so prior to my move date. I got in touch with Rogers Moving Services two days before my move.I was a nervous wreck already about my move.Thank god I called Rogers.They gave me the BEST quote from everyone I contacted. They responded to my email immediately with a quote and called to clarify my questions and book the move. I spoke with Alex who was just AMAZING. He was super friendly, explained everything in detail and asked if I had any questions then I can call them anytime. My move went great. They came on time and called me to keep me posted that they are on the way and will reach shortly. They did an awesome job. Very efficient, friendly,punctual and quick movers.I gave them an accurate list of my furniture,boxes, and all the items so I can get an accurate time range. I am glad I did because they finished my move as they had quoted me. I would recommend them and definitely started talking about them to my family and friends who are moving because I was super happy with my move. Best decision ever!

  • 3 years in business
  • 640 hires on Thumbtack
Denee J.
Verified review

I used extreme movers for the first time. They had the best hourly rates. The crew arrived on time and hustled to get the job done. I would use them again and recommend them.

Keep It Up
4.8
from 247 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 349 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
Verified review

Excellent help. We approximated our job taking the movers two hours, but they were so efficient that the project took only a little over one. Very professional and courteous. Highly recommend.

  • 7 years in business
  • 373 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
Verified review

They were on time and prepared with all the moving materials. They went out of their way to ask about certain items and were very efficient. The move was really flawless with everything delivered without a scratch and not a thing missing. If you are looking for reliable and honest movers. Safehands Movers is the one to go to!

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TLF Services
4.9
from 196 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
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Stacey O.
Verified review

These guys were great. First off, they were super accommodating when I had to change the move time the very day of the scheduled move. Two guys moved our apartment in 2 hours, including disassembling and reassembling our bed. They helped us figure out the best way to configure our living room which was a little nutty I must admit. And, this is a big one, they managed to get our big couch out of the old apartment and into the new apartment without any damage to the couch or the building, which the previous movers couldn't pull off (and there were 3 of them). Friendly, communicative, helpful, accommodating. I totally recommend these guys. I think, though, that they should get a dolly just to make things a little easier on themselves. :)

King David Moving & Storage
4.6
from 154 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 400 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah P.
Verified review

I am very pleased with the professionalism of King David Movers which was demonstrated from my very first contact. The movers came on time and were prepared with all necessary equipment and tools. It truly took them less time than what I had anticipated originally! They were careful, neat and efficient. They explain and walk you through the process of everything, so there is no surprises! Plus, on the top of everything they quoted me with reasonable price. You have made my day, Thanks for all your help! I highly recommend them to my family and friends.

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 133 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
Becky S.
Verified review

These three movers got the job done so efficiently and quickly! Very friendly to work with. Would definitely use your service again if needed!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 161 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 83 reviews
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John W.
Verified review

Everything about our moving experience with We Got You was great. From the start, Joseph was quick to respond, cordial, and professional. We settled the details of the job, and he followed up a couple of days before the job just to confirm. Of course, the afternoon before the move we found out that our truck "reservation" through another, unnamed company (u-can probably guess it) hadn't actually reserved us anything, throwing a huge wrench in our schedule. We Got You immediately accommodated the time adjustments we had to make (that's with like, 12 hours notice) and got our move plans back on track. Day of the move was great. Joseph and David showed up on time and didn't waste any time getting started. They were both competent, confident, and strong movers, and in a couple hours easily emptied an apartment that probably took a day to move into (when we did it ourselves with just friends helping). They were also very careful, both with our things and with the apartment walls. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing moving help, and for what you'll get--courteous, efficient, and quality movers--you can't beat their price. Thanks guys!

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Quality Piano, LLC
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James W.
Verified review

I never hire movers, which makes moving the worst and always stressful. I have a very old upright piano that has been in my family for 50 years, and while I moved it 20 years ago with some family, I hired QPM this time. All the other movers I spoke with would not give me a quote only a per hour charge and a minimum of 2 hours. QPM gave me an exact figure and worked so well with my schedule. QPM was very professional and knew what they were doing. They loaded and unloaded my upright piano with no damage to either home or the piano. They were quick, courteous, and top notch all the way. They offered to price match but no need as they were the most affordable. I really hope that I never have to move the piano again, but if I do I will reach out to QPM first.

Mobile Services Moving Labor
4.6
from 67 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Terrin R.
Verified review

My initial movers canceled the day off the move. After countless Google searches and Yelp reviews, not to mention the hassle of actually moving on the 1st. I was so thankful for Mobile Moving. My fiancé and I rented a truck and we're going to move everything by ourselves. After long hours we were able to move everything into the Uhaul but we're quit tired and wanted professionals to help us move everything into the new condo from the Uhaul. During my last desperation to find a movers on the day of thumtack sent me contact information for Mobile Moving and before I could send my question, Mr. Derrick had already contacted me. This company is professional, reliable, timely and incredibly affordable. Definitely will use on my next move and the array of payment options was wonderful. (Chase QuickPay, Cash, Paypal) Thank you

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 70 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Linda F.
Verified review

We were very happy with the movers. They were on time, early actually, professional, friendly, and took care with the furniture. They were fast packing and unloading and placed the furniture were we wanted it. Jason, the sales rep., was very easy and nice to work with.

Granat Labor LLC
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Diane C.
Verified review

Super prepared, thoughtful movers. Everything went well and communication was great. They were very organized and effective. Great attention to detail.

STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
4.6
from 58 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon F.
Verified review

I had two very difficult apartments to move out of and into - a 2nd floor walk up in Chicago with a very narrow, spiral staircase, and a 4th floor walk up in NYC with very little street parking available. The movers never blamed me for the challenge either apartment presented, but conducted their work swiftly and professionally. My furniture and boxes were out of the first apartment in an hour, and made it to my new apartment in just three days despite terrible weather across the entire Northeast. During the move-in, the movers could not find any street parking within 75 feet (poor guys!), which only meant I had to pay an extra 75$ fee, which I was already made aware of as a possibility in the estimate, and the foreman handled the situation courteously and professionally. Because of the massive distance the guys had to cover from truck to apartment on this end, the move took a little over two hours, but it was no less impressive! All of my furniture was completely undamaged and the only broken thing was a bowl that I personally had failed to pack securely. I paid exactly what the estimate predicted (minus the 75 feet distance fee) and was overall pleased with the communication and process. My moving coordinator went through the estimate with me in detail beforehand, explaining certain fees that applied to my situation (in my case, both cities required shuttles (rather than large semis) on city streets so there was a fee to transfer my stuff off of/onto smaller vehicles, there was also a small fee for the flights of stairs at each location, but this was minimal). I had to add a few items of furniture three days before the move, and my coordinator drafted a new estimate for me painlessly and easily despite the last minute notice (I believe you're allowed up to 2 business days before the move to make changes). This company provided me with one of the most decently priced estimates after I had been dealing with other, larger companies that were asking for $8000 for a move that STI did for just over $2000. I highly, highly recommend their service.

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JDog Lake Zurich
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl P.
Verified review

I had 3 movers in sub-zero weather. They did an awesome job, fast, efficient, no wasted time, very friendly. I would highly recommend this company.

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  • 118 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt C.
Verified review

Movers were on time. They had the table packed up in less than an hour. Setup at the new place was about an hour and half. Caused no disturbance and left no mess behind. Highly recommended.

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2 Men Labor
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly W.
Verified review

2 Men Labor were great! They showed up on time (actually a few minutes early which was great!). I showed them what needed to be done; they got right to work. They were courteous and professional I highly recommend them to anyone needing movers. Thanks guys!

In Demand Movers LLC
4.6
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina R.
Verified review

Am so so so thankful that i found these guys!!! I was sent 3 movers.. And a truck..they were amazing!! These guys went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect.. My couch didnt fit through the front door and they actually had to take it out of my second story balcony!! They took such good care of my belongings... Wrapped everything up. They even helped pack boxes!! They didnt complain or get upset.. One of the movers actually ended up quitting his job after working for 10 hours and they only charged me for 2 men... They were so great.. I cannot cannot say enough good things about this company!! Would recommend and hire again!!

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karrie T.
Verified review

These guys are the real deal! Called for a last minute move and they accommodated me with no problem! Day of move they arrived on time and needed no assistance to get working. They were fast and efficient! All of my things arrived in perfect condition and all I needed to do was point to where the boxes should go. Above all, they were so kind and hardworking. The easiest move I’ve ever had! A++++

  • 7 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian J.
Verified review

Movers were right on time and were very polite.

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University Movers
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Craig S.
Verified review

used University Movers a month ago and couldn't be more pleased. From the first email to the last piece of furniture moved off the truck and into my new home, they were professional, courteous, and worked their tails off. I would use them again for sure!!

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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