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

The entire moving process was very simple and efficent. The movers were on time and pleasant to work with. The got my job in two hours under the quoted time and I would def use them again!

  • 3 years in business
  • 629 hires on Thumbtack
Skylar M.
Verified review

They showed up early, we're very polite, and overall it was a positive experience. Nothing was scratched or damaged and they had all the necessary equipment with them. My only feedback is that they took much longer to load stuff from a one-bedroom apartment than I would have thought, so in the end it was a bit pricier than I had anticipated. Since I've never hired movers before, though, I didn't know quite what to expect. Overall good job, though!

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

Team of two movers helped me to clear the first floor of my house so that we could have our floors refinished. They were quick about their work and gentle with our furniture. Very helpful, and priced well. Truly, could not (or would not) have been able to do it without them. Up in the Air has figured it out - I didn't need a team of three movers running the clock for half a day, just two strong guys to help me shuffle some furniture around my house for an hour or two.

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 215 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 313 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rochelle H.
Verified review

Motion transports moved a piano. They were very quick to respond to each message on thumbtack, very easy to work with. They were careful and professional on both ends. I highly recommend.

  • 7 years in business
  • 355 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
Verified review

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 177 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harsh P.
Verified review

They showed up on time and they were able to fit my furniture in without having to take it apart as I had originally planned to. They even did it a day earlier than originally scheduled! Best movers out there

King David Moving & Storage
4.6
from 152 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 397 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
Verified review

The movers arrived within the scheduled hour. They were extremely hard workers and moved me into a 4th floor walk-up with no elevator. They tackled those three flights of stairs with smiles on their faces and a great attitude. Nothing was damaged and they were done very quickly! Thank you!!

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 227 hires on Thumbtack
William E.
Verified review

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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  • 5 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fonda G.
Verified review

I thought the move would take longer because there were only 2 movers, but they were quick. They were also very careful with all of my boxes that were marked as fragile. I would definitely hire these movers again!

  • 2 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Zelda H.
Verified review

The Specialists Moving Services, Inc. was fantastic from beginning to end. We asked for an in-person estimate for our move out of a 3-bedroom condo into a single family home. The agent, Joel, was professional and gave us a very fair price even though we were on a short time frame for the move. The four movers came on 12/28 (three days after Christmas in the snow in Chicago) on time and ready to go! Our movers were experts, friendly and gentle with our many belongings. They worked tirelessly through difficult winter moving conditions and never once complained. Our move was a very positive experience. We recommend this company highly. Ask for Jesus and Sergio!

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We Got You
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie Z.
Verified review

My boss needed a large china cabinet moved from one apartment building to another with very short notice. I got a quick reply from We Got You and was able to book a move for a couple days later for a good price. My boss said the move went fine, movers did a good job, friendly, etc. She said it made her nervous that the cabinet wasn't covered with blankets during the move, which I had requested during booking. Would use again, especially given quick reply and short notice move.

Coffey Bros. Moving
4.5
from 79 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Brendan F.
Verified review

The movers actually showed up 90 minutes early, which was not expected but was great because the move was completed ahead of schedule.

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 66 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia H.
Verified review

The responsiveness from Liberty from the quoting to the scheduling was very good. We specifically waited for the weekend until they could make us the first move of the day. Unfortunately, the day before, I received a call asking if we could push the time to noon instead of 8am. I agreed; but never again. The house before ours gave a 2 hour estimate that actually resulted in 6 hours; not Liberty's fault. I received a call from one of the movers at 2pm stating they were just starting to unload the previous house. By 5:30, I called him back asking when they would be there only to be told that another crew had been called in to help and was assigned to our move; they showed up at 5:40. So our day was wasted waiting for the movers to come with almost no communication on the status. But the crew that did show up more than made up for the late arrival/communication issues. They were nothing short of amazing. Because of them, we would use Liberty again. They were 3 of the hardest working guys I've met. We had an over-sized couch that was too big to fit through the door; they brainstormed, tried different ideas, communicated well with each other to figure out how to get this done without ruining our door or couch. They should have been cursing by this point, but they remained so pleasant and determined. They wrapped all our furniture even though we hadn't requested it. And they didn't waste time; they powered through quickly and got us done in 2 hours. We will be calling them again when we move into a new house, but I will insist on being the first move of the day this time. To Liberty's defense, they are at the mercy of homeowners being honest about the scope of the move, so I understand how things run long; I just wish there had been better communication about it on that day so that we were able to get things done rather than waiting all day not knowing. Despite that, excellent customer service and excellent quality of work.

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

Travis and his crew were great — They moved all of my stuff within 2 hours and I was pleasantly surprised at how careful they were with my belongings and how efficient the entire process was. They’re also really fun to talk to. I will definitely be using Athletic Movers for my next move and would recommend them to anyone.

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

We had a great experience working with Will and his team at V1Painting. From the start we were very impressed with Will's professionalism and responsiveness. We messaged briefly through the app and Will was able to come over that same day to provide a quote. We used V1Painting to paint the entirety, (walls, trim, ceilings) of our 2 bedroom condo and they did a great job. They ensured all the surfaces were prepped properly prior to painting and covered all of our floors and belongings from damage. At the end of the day and project they made sure to clean up after themselves and put everything back where it was originally. My husband and I were in a time crunch as we wanted to get all the painting done before we had the movers deliver our furniture. The whole process, from submitting the project to finish, took less than a week. Will was very flexible with the timing and our work schedules. He was always on time. The team did a great job. I would 100% use them again for any painting I needed done and would recommend them to others as well. I have zero complaints.

  • 7 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Noni W.
Verified review

Professional, efficient, and friendly movers.

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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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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pay less moving inc.
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicolas J.
Verified review

Price for move was great, indeed cheapest movers in town. Thanks guys!

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

Olatunde was excellent! I had a large Ethan Allen brown armoire that weighed about 600 lbs that needed to be carried down 1 flight of stairs and up 3 flights of stairs. Olatunde and his helper devised a great plan to carry this large, expensive piece, and they did not even need my help (previously 4 people tried to move this piece). I was extremely pleased with this service, and their price was hard to beat. I would recommend this 10/10 to anyone I know, and their professionalism is deeply rooted in experience (very polite, willing to go the extra mile).

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

Our experience with Gabriel & Jeff of Move Mania was excellent. The crew was punctual, professional, respectful & accommodating to our needs. This is our first experience with a moving company. In two previous years, we moved ourselves. This is by far a great experience. Move Mania will now be our preferred movers. Thank you Gabriel & Jeff.

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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