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Johnny 's service was excellent. They were efficient, friendly and very reasonably priced when moving my daughter from one apartment to another. I highly recommend Johnny On The Move services to anyone in the Chicago area. They are the BEST! Sincerely, Andrea Shaw Markzon A Satisfied Customer
The 2 men did a nice job moving furniture. I needed to adjust the time when project started. Please improve on responsiveness/communication once hired. It's stressful enough moving and also worrying whether you can find a mutually agreeable time for the move.
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.
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: email@example.com
They were on time, incredibly fast and really nice guys. They even helped move some furniture out of the place we were moving into before moving our stuff in. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for movers!
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!
Martin and King David Moving were an absolute delight! The whole crew was pleasant, professional and remarkably efficient: they packed up and moved everything out in record time, even with my jerky neighbor calling the cops because their truck was partially obstructing the alley (Martin was perfectly polite to the neighbor about moving the truck, he was just a mean dude). They were all smiling and cheerful all day, even after moving my oversized living room furniture to a 4th floor walk up. I finished unpacking yesterday and not a single thing was broken or damaged! I found the company through a bid on Thumbtack and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
Everything went well with the move...the guys did a great job. Even in 90 degree heat. The only item that didnt make the move was a glass lamp shade (still trying to locate it). Other than that, all my items in my packed 2 bedroom apartment made it to my new house in a little over 3 hours (an hour less than i was expecting!) I was charged for some packing materials but overall the price was fair. Well worth the cost than moving everything ourselves.
The Specialtists Moving Services were excellent. They were professional and prompt and provided great service. I highly recommend them and will use them again.
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
They were courteous, quick and careful. They easily figured out how to get everything into fit into our basement with space for us to walk, nothing got scratched, and they were finished within a couple of hours. They made it look easy, even moving a king bed down 3 floors!
I'm not kidding when I say that Liberty Moving is the absolute best! They were timely, highly efficient, tentative, and just all around incredible!!! I called the company and scheduled my move with a young man named Jason. He was super friendly and helpful and walked me through the entire process. This company made moving so much smoother/easier than it had to be!!! Will be using them again in the future, but hopefully won't need to move anytime soon! Thank you guys so much!
As stressful as moving into a new state is, the movers and the communication I received from the employees were truly great and eased a lot of my stress. They were quick, clean and efficient in moving my items and no damage was caused overall. Overall I had a great experience with ASAP Movers and would definitely suggest them to friends and family for their quality and fast service.
This move has been a changeling from the start. And to moving across country in the middle of winter is just crazy. But the last part of the move was the most pleasant. JD and his staff were a light at the end of this journey. They were fast, Professional and just all around great people. If want you want a job done and are tired of all the drama that go's with moving just call JD Moving and let them take the drama and worries away!!! I would recommend this company to EVERYONE. And their pricing was real reasonable on top of everything else. Larry & Gloria
Great moving company!
Nice movers, on time, efficient, worked there butts off on one of the hottest days of the summer, up and down multiple flights of stairs for 2.5 hours and never once complained and or asked for a break. I had to remind them to take a break. Highly recommend their services if you have to move fast one a budget. The only thing they didn't offer were moving supplies and a truck.
Great people and excellent service and experience! I recently changed jobs and needed to move with my wife. I chose this company based on the level of professionalism, a hassle-free process and what seemed to be a genuine care on their behalf for our belongings. We have a 3 bedroom house, expensive and heavy furniture including dressers, bookshelves and a piano in the living room, 2 queen size beds and 1 king size bed, and valuable jewelry belonging to my wife, etc. and everything was moved safely. Both of us were very pleased with this company from start to finish. I really liked the personal agent that took care of the process from the get-go until we were safely moved to out new place. I would recommend anyone who is looking for the right people to USE THESE MOVERS. We felt that their prices are very fair considering how much we had in our house, but most importantly the security these movers took to assure our stuff was safe. It was definitely worth paying a little more than others but they stayed true to the price we were quoted. If you are on a budget or want cheap service, maybe these guys are not a right fit for you, as they may be a little more than the some but we certainly did not feel that way. However, if you're looking for the right people to handle you property and belongings this is the right people to help move! I guess you pay what you get for. I can't emphasize enough an overall amazing experience, which is crazy to expect from movers or a moving company.. but we they seem to assign you with someone that's actually on call for you from start to finish. These people know what they are doing!
I was very happy with the service. I was moving a lot of heavy items into a house and the two guys really worked hard to get the job done. They had a strong work ethic and helped organize the move. Their help was a real lifesaver and a very good value. I would recommend.
Moving company did a great job! I highly recommend them if you want to avoid the Uhaul nightmare.
My experience was extremely pleasant, as both individuals were professional and kind. In fact, he’s also moving my rooomate and picking up some furniture I purchased. Would highly recommend his services and keep him in mind for the near future. Blessings, Cristina
Payless moving inc staff was very professional and punctual. They did there work in a timely manner and were very courteous.