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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Great experience, Jamal and his entire crew were very professional, fast moving, friendly, prompt and delivered expertise. I would definitely recommend them and use their services again.
Great moving experience! They were professional, efficient, friendly and took care of extra things we needed to get done. We highly recommend them.
The Specialtists Moving Services were excellent. They were professional and prompt and provided great service. I highly recommend them and will use them again.
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!
Great guys. Made moving easy.
My initial movers canceled the day off the move. After countless Google searches and Yelp reviews, not to mention the hassle of actually moving on the 1st. I was so thankful for Mobile Moving. My fiancé and I rented a truck and we're going to move everything by ourselves. After long hours we were able to move everything into the Uhaul but we're quit tired and wanted professionals to help us move everything into the new condo from the Uhaul. During my last desperation to find a movers on the day of thumtack sent me contact information for Mobile Moving and before I could send my question, Mr. Derrick had already contacted me. This company is professional, reliable, timely and incredibly affordable. Definitely will use on my next move and the array of payment options was wonderful. (Chase QuickPay, Cash, Paypal) Thank you
Great moving company, professional and very easy to work with.
Wii Move 4 U is great! Loaded my truck in an hour less than I expected, even with 3 flights of stairs. The truck is loaded efficiently and safely. Communication was good. Moving large furniture through a slightly below width door was handled with ease. As a bonus, the team was also very friendly as easy to get along with. Highly recommended! A quick side note: cash only.
Great moving company!
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.
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.
Home Matters did a GREAT job on our move in clean as well as carpets! The house was empty, but the cleaning was thorough and looked great. The carpet cleaner however was the icing on the cake- Aaron was our guy and he worked very hard, he was there for a longer than expected time and did a tremendous job, we were very satisfied, we have recommended them already to our parents who will be in the process of moving in the next couple years.
The guys showed up ahead of time. Since there were more stuffs to be moved than I anticipated, Antonio and his staff worked with us to give us an updated quote. They completed the work very quickly and efficiently!! If I were to use moving services again, would surely choose these guys. They were very careful with the stuffs as well.
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
What we thought was an easy move turned out to take hours. They did a great job in taking apart a difficult bed and putting it back together. I'm sure it took extra time out of their day, but they never complained.
Great movers! Fast,polite and very professional.They came early, wrapped everything carefully and even provided services to take apart my bed that had stripped screws on the lats.no extra charge.Moving in was even faster.Nothing damaged or scratched.Grear family company.
Joey saved me from my nightmare of moving. I got stood up by 2 different moving companies and he saved my me. I called him after i got stood up and he said he couldnt help me move same day so i said that thanks. He actually called me back later that day to make sure i was ok and came out the next day and help me. He was awesome!!!!! Definitely would recommend his company to anyone thats moving :)
Moving company did a great job! I highly recommend them if you want to avoid the Uhaul nightmare.
Ace Moving company was a great price for quality moving services. They were prompt in giving me an estimate for their services and when moving day came they moved me quickly with the best of care. I will definitely use them again the next time I move.