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Wilmette Professional Movers

Browse these professional movers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Wilmette.

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

Great job! I got exactly as advertised, professional movers with excellent customer service skills. I had other important things planned for the day so I wasn't sure if it was a good idea to move with a company that I was trying out for the first time. They told me three hours and they kept their word. I'm completely satisfied with their services and I would highly recommend RMS to anyone who's look for a smooth move for a reasonable price!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 628 hires on Thumbtack
Rose E.
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Extreme movers were professional and efficient. Everything was moved quickly and safely!!! We really felt they did a great job!

  • 9 years in business
  • 494 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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The team of movers were very professional. They even allowed my 92 year old father to instruct them where to place his person tools. Your patience was amazing and appreciated! Thank you for that guys!

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

Very professional movers! Arrived 5 minutes before the scheduled time and worked hard to make sure everything was right. They had to move my couch down a narrow set of stairs and bends. They were very patient and professional the entire time. I would hire them again if I need to.

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 214 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert O.
Verified review

Motion Transports provided excellent service. They finished quickly and did so with great care to not damage any furniture. Having used many movers, this is the first time I give a top review.

  • 7 years in business
  • 355 hires on Thumbtack
Toni R.
Verified review

I cannot say enough positive things about SafeHands Movers! I have used multiple cross country, and I believe most of the local movers in my area; absolutely NONE of them compare to the level of expertise, professionalism, superior customer service, extreme care w/all of my items, and "can do attitude" that Melvin and the entire team at SafeHands Movers provides. In addition to being very reasonably priced, efficient, offering multiple days/times to accommodate a move, etc., when I was told by Melvin (and the team the day of my move) that I was "not to worry at all or lift a finger to help", THEY MEAN IT!! I was used to jumping in to keep "professional movers" moving in every move I've ever had so that items weren't ruined and I could ensure I didn't have to pay more. SafeHands Movers stuck to the flat rate quote I was given, never even took 5 minutes for a break, were SO pleasant and trustworthy, that I haven't stopped telling everyone I know to utilize this company, and tell everyone they know about the unbelievable quality service I enjoyed. Let's face it - moving is not pleasant in the best of circumstances. SafeHands Movers IS A PLEASURE to have been fortunate enough to find and hire! You will not be disappointed in any way with this company! Absolutely the best - 10 stars for sure!!

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TLF Services
4.9
from 174 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Excellent work! The movers were efficient & very helpful! They handled my items with care and made sure to get my things unloaded within the 2 hour time frame that my complex allowed me to borrow the elevator! Very professional. Would definitely hire them again

King David Moving & Storage
4.6
from 151 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 395 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia H.
Verified review

My wife and I just used King David Moving Company for the second time now and we can't say enough good things about them. The movers are always super sweet and do a fantastic job. They work quickly and both times we have used them nothing was broken or damaged. Their prices are the best. They were very professional, as the movers were very careful with each and every item. The truck was clean, and the movers handled special packing. Thank you King David Moving, if we are moving again we will be using you for sure!

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.7
from 124 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
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Movers were very professional and extremely quick and efficient.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam D.
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They did a nice job. A little slow, but wrapped everything, nice and professional movers, took care of my furniture and my new home!

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We Got You
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

These movers were the best part of moving day! Very professional, communicative, fast, and helpful. Thank you for partnering with us in this new chapter!

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Quality Piano, LLC
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
Verified review

Movers were professional, came prepared with appropriate moving equipment, and moved our upright efficiently and safely without damage to piano or surroundings. The price was a little higher than we expected for such a quick/short move from front hallway to garage. However, we would recommend this company to anyone who desires experienced professionals.

Liberty Moving & Storage Inc
4.4
from 66 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 116 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.

STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
4.6
from 58 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Feusha P.
Verified review

I must admit I was scared and even skeptical. I often think with so many good reviews it’s a possibility that it could be fake. Well, I’m real and so is this review. I had a small one bedroom move from San Diego, CA to Round Lake, IL. There are A LOT of scam movers and I even experienced one with charter van lines. I would recommend to not do brokers because you get what you pay for! I decided against moving with Charter and chose STI. I’m glad I did. They were a bit more expensive but I decided my things were worth it. On the day of arrival they did come earlier than expected on the second day of the 3 day window which was fine with me. My mover was Jimmy and Mondo. They did an excellent job with securing everything and packing it up into the truck perfectly. No damage was done to the furniture or home on the way out and I was very impressed. The dispatcher said they had a 14 business days window for delivery since it was such a long move. That was to be expected and every moving company pretty much said the same. However, they had my things to me within 4 business days (6 days total) which is amazing. They arrived Thursday afternoon on time as scheduled and allowed me to do a complete inventory as they move my things into my new home. I examined everything closely as they moved it inside. Not a box damaged!!! I can’t believe it. Everything was accounted for. Jimmy was at the drop off with a young man that I didn’t get a chance to get his name but both were great! This move was nothing less than perfect. I have not started unpacking and I will update as soon as I do!

Granat Labor LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Robert W.
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Derek @ Granant Movers is excellent to work with & look forward to using his services again .

the athletic movers
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Sheena V.
Verified review

I am very satisfied with athletic movers. I had movers cancel on me via email at midnight the morning before they were to help with a move. I found athletic movers on thumbtack the morning of my move and they responded in a timely fashion and were able to come out that afternoon and quickly finish what we needed done! They were very careful and offered advice on placement of our furniture. Travis and his associate are professionals and I would use them again without hesitation.

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Victory1painting Inc
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 46 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
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Alysse Z.
Verified review

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.

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Smoove Moves LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clyde J.
Verified review

I manage 3 properties and middle man movers are great.They where on time and worked in a very professional manner to get the job done.Look forward to doing business with them in the near future and highly recommend middle man movers.

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

Moving day is always stressful but the movers made it an absolute breeze. Absolute professionals, wrapped every little item up for safety and were so incredibly fast. I’m so happy I went with pay less moving and so glad they sent me three of the best movers! Thank you for your great work!

Pirsha 2000
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tyra M.
Verified review

Very professional movers . I’ll work with him anytime .

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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