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South Elgin Residential Movers

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

My job consisted only of packing and moving some heavy furniture within my home - not moving between homes. RMS came on time, did an excellent job, and communicated with me in a very professional manner. Marcus was an example of what I would look for in a vendor.

  • 3 years in business
  • 629 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin B.
Verified review

Julio and Ray were awesome. I had a difficult situation with other movers after they did not show up on time. and they were great at helping me out at the last minute. They were super hardworking and fast and I was impressed by how quickly they were able to move everything down my stairs. They also had a difficult situation with the freight elevator because my building I was moving into was going to close the freight elevator before they were done, but they improvised and got everything up super quickly. They were very kind and super efficient. I don't know what I would have done without their help!!!!! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 495 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie S.
Verified review

I would strongly recommend Apex Pinnacle Moving & Construction. Adam is professional, attentive and knowledgeable. I am a repeat customer (construction) and have always been satisfied with the results.

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

Used their services in our main office building in Chicago. Did really great job. U could see the difference right away, they are also reasonably priced, fast and nice. Can recommend them to any office building or even residential, cause I don't think anybody ever cleaned or washed windows in my apartment even we do have cleaning service every week)

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

Ollie was fast to respond, had open communication on what it would take to assemble, arrived on time and took care of the assembly of furniture. He also took care of disposing off the boxes and even helped us with moving some furniture around (not part of request). That was very nice of him.

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

The crew was absolutely amazing. The apartments I was moving from and to were by no means easy due to various factors but the guys exceeded my expectations and more. I'll admit, I was a little worried about something breaking, being damaged, etc. but seeing how careful the crew was with items that were far from fragile I knew I made the correct choice. Whenever I move in the future I know who I'll be using and I highly recommend others use King David as well!

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

We found Alliane on Thumbtack and within the hour I had a response from Phyllis. She was extremely helpful in getting our in home moving estimate scheduled with Onnesimo. He came to our home, which was super helpful and was able to look at everything to give us an accurate quote. No other company offered this and other companies just had you fill out online forms (waste of time)!!!! He suggested the right amount of men and 2 trucks since we also had items in a storage unit about 15 mins away. Their price beat all the other companies. They followed up on the move several times and arrived on time for moving day. Our team of 5 men was amazing!!! They were quick, efficient and polite. We were moving with a 6 month old and had lots of items we wanted packed in a specific way. We also had 3 big wine fridges filled with wine to move. They moved it all so carefully. They were so wonderful. Everything arrived in one piece and put into the rooms we desired. They made the moving process so easy from beginning to end. So glad I found them...Highly recommend them!!!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
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Corey T.
Verified review

Chicagoland Moving and Storage was beyond what I could have asked for with my move. They were attentive, polite, responsive, and fast. The move was a breeze and had no issues. The price was very fair for a great team of movers. They even brought me the boxes for my move asap and made my packing process easy and painless. I will definitely use them again in the future and recommend them to anyone I know who is moving and needs help. Thank you!

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We Got You
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nyshadam M.
Verified review

They were great. We had a hicup in moving on a weekend and had to reschedule and Joe was completely accommodating. On the day of moving Joe and another mover were on time and even helped pick up the u-haul. We had about 15 medium and heavy duty boxes along with some basic furniture and they helped load everything in 45 mins and was done very carefully. I would definitely recommend these guys for accommodating us even 1 day before we moved and being super easy to work with.

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 66 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne M.
Verified review

Excellent service, I definitely recommend them to anyone needing moving services

Granat Labor LLC
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 66 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.

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

Great company. I needed a moving company last minute and they were able to accommodate me. I definitely recommend them.

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2 Men Labor
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Kendra A.
Verified review

These men did a fantastic job! They were very accommodating (I needed the truck to come early in the morning and make multiple stops) and they were the only people willing to do so! Moving from the suburbs to the city, they were able to lift all of our heavy objects, and move SO QUICKLY into the new Chicago apartment. We had a time crunch and they were able to work within it. I would highly recommend these 2 men for your next move. They are also very kind!

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Patrick Wyller
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill G.
Verified review

Patrick was great, quick to respond and got the job done quick and gave me some tips moving forward. Polite, punctual, kind and positive attitude!

  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Gayle T.
Verified review

After a disappointing experience with a previous mover, I am pleased to state the experience with J C Movers was exceptional. My item was outside the metro Chicago area but the moving company agreed to my request. They were punctual, professional, and contacted me throughout the process. Highly recommend and would use again.

  • 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
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon W.
Verified review

Fast, hard workers. Would recommend to all friends and family. If I wasn't moving out of the state I would use these guys for all my moving needs. Thanks.

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

I received a quote from a well known company and was discouraged to fine out it would be just a hair under $1500 to move 45 minutes away to a new house. I als contacted Vicki at University Movers the king they would come in about the same price. They offered to come to my place and give me a quote. They came within my budget for less than half the price. The three young men that moved me were very professional, quick and responsible. I have already recommended this business to other friends and family that are moving and will continue to do so. I’d certainly would give them an A+ in my book.

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pay less moving inc.
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ivy Q.
Verified review

They are very professional and also the cheapest quote. I will definitely recommend them to anyone need move apartments.

Falcon Moving, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

I was referred to Jason by my leasing consultant when I was planning a move to my current apartment back in June. Jason is very friendly and detail-oriented. He came to my old apartment and did an estimate, he clearly explained the breakdown of the estimate. I must say he and his team went above and beyond. The one and only elevator at my new place was under maintenance during my move, Jason did not charge me extra for that. He did most of the leg work moving my furnitures and boxes up 4 levels! I bet he lost couple lbs after that day hehe! Without him and his team, my move would not have been that smooth and efficient. That was why I referred him to my friend in July, and I am sure they took great care of her! Thank you once again for all the hard work, Jason! You guys are more than amazing! I will definitely recommend you to my friends, and if I move again, you are definitely my go-to person!

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 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.

How much does it cost to move across the country?

The national average cost for hiring cross-country movers is $1,490-$2,220. A number of factors can affect the cost. One factor is the distance you want to move. For example, an East Coast-based moving 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. Another factor is how many belongings you have. Most cross-country movers charge by the cubic foot.

The type of move you want is another consideration in cost. You can have your belongings moved exclusively and delivered on a set day, or you can opt for a consolidated move, which is less expensive. In a consolidated move your belongings are stored and transported with the goods of other customers who are moving to your general vicinity during the same general time frame as you. Your belongings should arrive within a one- to two-week window, rather than on a set day. If you want the cross-country movers to pack your belongings for you, the cost will also increase.

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