The Best Professional Movers in Chicago

Find local and long-distance movers near you
New City Moving
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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    Local moves
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    Interstate moves
H2H Movers
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    Packing services
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    Storage
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    Local moves
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    Interstate moves
Two Guys and a Van
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    Short-notice moves
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    Moving labor
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    Local moves

The best long-distance movers in Chicago

Move.org researched over a dozen long-distance moving companies nationwide. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re moving out of Illinois, we recommend these movers.
Best overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Moving labor included
Best for up-front prices
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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Best customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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Best for customizing
northamerican
North American Moving Services
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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Best bang for your buck
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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Local professional movers in Chicago

If you’re moving locally (whether staying in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois), these high-rated local movers can do the job.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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New City Moving
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Storage
- Local moves
- Interstate moves
212-812-5240
H2H Movers
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage
- Local moves
- Interstate moves
773-236-8797
Two Guys and a Van
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Short-notice moves
- Moving labor included
- Local moves
855-405-2282
Moovers Chicago INC
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Furniture assembly
- Moving labor included
- Local moves
212-651-7273
STI Moving and Storage
3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9
- Green packing supplies
- White glove services
- Local moves
- Interstate moves
888-449-1223
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Not sure what kind of moving company you need?

Learn more about options from professional movers to moving containers to moving truck rentals. You can check out our list of moving truck deals and discounts from across the industry.

What type of moving company is right for you?

Professional movers
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost.

Move truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot.

What to know about moving in Chicago

How can I make my move as easy as possible?

Planning can make your move much easier. If you’re moving into an apartment building or condo, ask the owner (or condo association) about any rules for moving in. Are there set hours or days for move-ins? Does the building require proof of insurance from your moving company? Gathering this info up front—and passing it along to your movers—will prevent a lot of headaches on moving day.

Where should I park my moving truck?

If you’re moving in the city, you’ll need to file for a parking permit for your moving truck. Some moving companies will handle this for you, but you can also work directly with the city to get a parking permit. If you have to double park your truck, find a nearby street wide enough to allow traffic to pass your moving truck. We also suggest leaving a note with your cell phone number in case someone needs you to move the truck.

How much does it cost to move out of Chicago?

Moving costs depend on your moving distance, time of year, home size, and what type of moving services you hire. Professional moves are the most expensive but also the most convenient: the movers load and unload your things and drive the moving truck to your new home for you. A professional move out of Chicago can cost anywhere from $2,000 and $12,000.1

If you need a more affordable option, look into a DIY moving truck rental (the cheapest option) or a moving container service. Just check with your local government to make sure you can park your moving container on the street (if you don’t have a driveway).

What is the cost of living in Chicago?

The cost of living in Chicago is lower than you might think—$1,635 per month on average.2 But that cost will vary based on your neighborhood, home size, and other factors. All in all, Chicago ranks 37th in our list of most expensive US cities.

Best local movers in Chicago

Sources

  1. Colin Holmes, “How Much Does It Cost to Move?” December 21, 2020. Accessed December 6, 2021.
  2. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in 2021,” September 30, 2021. Accessed December 20, 2021.