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RMS MOVERS of Chicago
4.2
from 472 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1036 hires on Thumbtack
Jason S.
Verified review

I would recommend Rogers Moving Services, to anyone who is moving in the Chicagoland area they're very affordable. Not only are that they're very affordable they are very conscious of your time. The job took less time than I expected their staff are very professional and kind. If you are looking for a moving company this is one that I will highly recommend.

  • 3 years in business
  • 655 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

They were able to schedule me the same day I hired them! Showed up on time and moved my very furniture with no issues. Highly recommend hiring them for all your moving needs! Very easy and stress-free experience.

  • 9 years in business
  • 511 hires on Thumbtack
Syed M.
Verified review

They were actually early which would have been great but we were at a different location and not at home. However, they waited patiently and started charging us at the previous stated start time. They were very professional. They reviewed all the furniture to be moved, wrapped all of it, and then moved them without damaging anything. The movers were great and didn't waste time. The only parts that we didn't like was that when paying for the final charge, we were charged an extra $100 and when moving the old fridge to the curb some hinges and shelving were left out. However, after talking to Sandra, the extra charge was reversed back.

Keep It Up
4.8
from 254 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 358 hires on Thumbtack
Esther D.
Verified review

They were there within 30 minutes of my requested time and moved pretty efficiently! They were very mindful of our hardwood floors and kept up good spirits despite moving in 90+ degree weather! I also forgot to pick up a tv box and they offered to take it in their car so it would be safe! Would definitely hire again!

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 232 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 341 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Roy was so friendly and brought 2 other guys for our move. We did the move over Labor Day weekend and Roy was willing to wait for exact move date and time as I was trying to sort through my apartment complex not commuting to me yet from that end. He kept saying "I am here for you and I will take care of you". They also maintained their sense of humor while it was extremely hot. I felt they were really working hard and only stopped a short time (which I would have encouraged them since it was so hot that day). I moved 3 times over the last 3 years and paid more money to places where the movers were so careless and didn't really make me feel like they wanted my move to be as easy as possible. Definitely use this guy if you want great service. I wasn't sure what his service would be as his price was so reasonable....but totally beyond satisfied.

  • 7 years in business
  • 391 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler C.
Verified review

Had a GREAT moving experience! They loaded up the truck very quickly and unloaded it just as fast. Moving a 1BR apartment took about 2 hours. Would highly recommend.

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TLF Services
4.9
from 208 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

Ollie and his helper Michael were so friendly, careful and accommodating. I would definitely recommend hiring them for any of your moving needs. I will be saving their contact information if I need help moving again in the future. They moved two very strong pieces up three flights of stairs.

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 135 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
Maria P.
Verified review

These guys did an awesome job moving us. Would highly recommend. No complaints. They wrapped everything and did a very professional job. Thanks!

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 128 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy W.
Verified review

Excellent communication and extremely flexible and professional. The entire team took highest level of care in ensuring my repairs were done correctly and quickly. They also helped with other items while they were at my home. Truly professional and skilled work is hard to find, and this team exceeded my expectations.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 84 reviews
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie W.
Verified review

They got back to me quickly once I selected them. Asked appropriate questions to best determine time and labor required. They showed up promptly, calling just before they arrived. Was pleased to see these two big burly fellows!! I had them move a boxed treadmill from my patio, through my bungalow, and down the twisty stairs to the basement. That sucker was huge! 73" long and @ 340 lbs. They got it done in 15 minutes! Only recommendation I have is these young guys should wear moving belts to save their backs in the long run. Sadly, we're not young forever.

Granat Labor LLC
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Virag D.
Verified review

Hands down the best movers in town, we’ve worked with Two men and a truck as well as E-Z Movers and I have to say choosing Granat Labor was the best decision, him and his team made sure they were on time, very responsive and no hidden fees and no catches, they reassembled when needed and made sure we were happy!

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Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
5.0
from 58 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Loren N.
Verified review

They were right on time, extremely careful with the piano as well as the House. They made moving a 375 lb piano look easy.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard E.
Verified review

We have tried moving on our own and hiring professional moving companies. None seemed any better than the other. Then a friend suggested that we should hire Pick Up Movers. I called them for a quote and the number blew my mind. I didn’t quite know what to expect but what they delivered was amazing. Everything was professional about the movers. They arrived on time, worked efficiently around the house and delivered everything in intact condition. I couldn’t believe how easy they made our move. I would definitely recommend them for moving purposes.

the athletic movers
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jason C.
Verified review

Travis and his team were EXCELLENT. Very responsive to communication before the move. Arrived 15 minutes early the day of the move. Evaluated the situation and began moving immediately. Came with their own materials and professionally wrapped and secured my items. They didn’t take any breaks or waste any time EVEN while moving to my 3rd floor walk up. I WILL be using them again for my next move. A++ service.

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
Verified review

I absolutely loved working with Smoove Moves! I chose to go with them because of their stellar reviews and they did not disappoint! Jay was super fast to respond to messages and I loved their straightforward, honest pricing. They arrived early on my moving day (so awesome!) and Jay, Israel and Dakka were fantastic. They were friendly, organized and I’m grateful for all of their hard work. I HIGHLY recommend them. Smoove Moves is worth every penny and more!!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie G.
Verified review

Overall it was a good experience. I appreciate the model but would encourage some training of the moving crews. Some were better than others.

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Dr Duct Cleaners LLC
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim L.
Verified review

Frank and his partner did nothing short of an amazing job with Cleaning our Air Ducts! Very thorough and extremely professional! Rest assured that they treat your house like their own.. if something is moved it is put back exactly how it was before! I highly recommend using them!

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pay less moving inc.
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
Verified review

Payless moving inc staff was very professional and punctual. They did there work in a timely manner and were very courteous.

F.I.I.M.B LLC
4.4
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Angie P.
Verified review

The movers were professional and did a great job at moving. They handled my belongings with extreme caution as they moved from place to place. I highly recommend this company for anyone seeking help moving.

Moverz
4.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen K.
Verified review

These guys kept me updated,did a fast, excellent and careful job moving my sofa. Great experience and would use them again!

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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