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20 reviews
  • Serving: Chicago and surrounding area
  • Phone: (773) 715-3227
  • Site: move-tastic.com
  • Address: 3100 N Tripp Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
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Move-Tastic!

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LOOK. Nobody Likes Moving.  Nobody but us, that is.  Let Chicago's Premier Athletic Moving Company take the stress and strain out of your moving day with an efficient, positive experience. Our crews are more than just mule-strong, laser-fast moving virtuosos. They're the kind of personable, un-sketchy people you'll be happy to invite into your home.We've earned more 5-star Yelp reviews than any other moving company in Chicago. Book your next move with us and find out why! We offer:* Free, no-obligation estimates* Expert service 7 days a week to fit your schedule* Competitive pricing* Handsome, hard-working crews* Full licensing and insurance* Residential moves, business moves, loadingand unloading and packing services available

History

Established in 2005. The brainchild of two ambitious triathletes who sought to earn non-brand-specific-electrolyte-beverage money while maintaining an intensive training regimen, Move-tastic! represents the pinnacle in positive moving experiences. We truly believe (because we know) that moving can be a fun, fulfilling experience. And it is precisely that kind of experience we strive to provide each and every time we are given the opportunity.

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10 october 2017, 17:40

I looked up moving companies on yelp and after seeing all of the amazing rankings for movetastic I knew I had to at least contact them.I asked for an estimate and their friendly staff reached out to me very quickly. The estimate was lower than all of the other well rated companies I got estimates from so I signed them on for the move. Pre move day they had rapid responses and were very helpful if I had any questions. I liked their professional nature so much I signed them on to pack our place up as well. The packing team was in and out quickly and right at the quoted amount (which was not due to under packing boxes- everything was very full [but not overstuffed]). On move day they showed up on time, were cognizant of my elevator requirements and were very fast and efficient. I had Travis Budd lead the team with Evan Williams and Brandon Collier to help him out. They all did a great job and really functioned as a well organized machine. When we got to my new place the alley way in back was full of other trucks. The guys were patient with that and still found a way to park the truck close enough to unload. During the unload our time was limited by my new management company and they just flew to quickly (but still safely and carefully) unload everything. No scratches, dents, broken plates, or anything of that sort. I would definitely use this company again especially this team of movers!

review from yelp.com

10 october 2017, 17:40

You've done it again Move-Tastic! Thank you for making moving stress free! This is the second time we've used Move-tastic, and I can't wait to tell you how much it's worth it to hire movers. You simply fill out an online form to get an estimate on your move, and within a day, you'll get a general estimate of your move. They charge $120/hr with an additional $50 for packing supplies for 3 movers. (Yes, you will be charged regardless for the packing supplies even if you packed your own boxes.) Here's the best way to take advantage of your move and minimize your time: you MUST pack all of your stuff prior to their arrival. As in, everything should be packed in a box or wrapped in saran wrap. You are charged by the hour, so you better make most of your time. If you don't have boxes or saran wrap, head to your nearest home depot and buy it. My husband and I wrapped all of our furniture, boxed up all of our items, and bagged miscellaneous items the night before our movers came. If you don't have a bag for your mattress, purchase it on Amazon or at Home Depot. Trust me. It's worth it. This is our second time moving and we've reused these boxes, saran wrap and mattress bags for our move. Don't waste your time packing your stuff while your movers are here. You've hired movers, not packers! Plus, you'll never know if they packed your stuff properly and you'll regret it if you're stuff is broken. Also, don't forget to choose a morning start time. If you have an afternoon move, you're move time will be dependent on the morning move, so you might not be able to book your elevator time correctly. I can't tell you how efficient and fast Michael, Nathaniel and Jamell were. By the time they arrived at my apartment, they quickly analyzed the amount of stuff we had and started moving everything. They create these huge boxes to put all of our boxes and bags in making it easy to transport to the truck. I wouldn't say they were the gentlest with our stuff as they probably didn't know which boxes were fragile, but I'm glad that I bubble wrapped our dishes and picture frames. They were constantly working the entire time. I'd also like to mention that they were super strong! My building is super strict about property damages, and there was no damage during the move. My only concern about Move-Tastic was that they started charging us for the time, the moment they were backing up into the loading dock. Although I was scheduled for a 9 AM start time, they did not physically arrive into the apartment until 9:20 AM. Luckily for us, our new building was less than half a mile away. Even though we finished within 2 hours, I helped loaded the boxes in order to make up for the delayed time. FYI, you must account for this set up time when you plan your move. They also broke up one of our lamps, but in retrospect, we probably should have wrapped it more thoroughly. Overall, knowing how much extra time and effort is required to prepare for moving with Movetastic, I would still recommend using this company to move. It's definitely worth your money.

review from yelp.com

10 october 2017, 17:40

We used Move-tastic after a recommendation from a friend and reviewing the amazing reviews, so we figured, of course! After all, we have nice things and I wanted them moved by careful hands.The movers were polite and timely, however ultimately they were destructive and cost us more money in repairs and replacement that even the entire move cost us. All of our lamps were damaged and/or ruined. Here is a list of the items that were broken and/or ruined:- Couch (1 month old, $4000 leather couch broken frame/ruined, and Bloomingdale's couldn't even figure out how they managed to damage it so badly.)- Desk - Glass top broken, now has dangerous edge that needs to be replaced (ruined)- Solid wood dining chair - split in half, but as it is an entire set, We need to replace all four chairs and the matching table. - 4 lamps-  either inoperable or visually damaged. - Walls all over our new-construction house - nearly half of the house had to patched and repainted - Sliding patio door, the entire door and frame had to be replaced because they walked an entertainment center through it and it required a contractor - Elfa shelf - destroyed. Thy were trying to take it apart to make it easier to move, even thought it wasn't necessary, and I walked in on them kicking the pieces apart. Metal fram was bent and the entire thing now is crooked. $1000 shelf- Wood Floors - they were dropping the metal slats and headboards of my steel bed on brand new floors, and pieces of the floor came out and were terribly scratched. I had to have more floors replaced and re-stained/varnished.These are just the major things. There are more, but I wouldn't hire Move-tastic to move a totaled car, I was forced to replace so much of my furniture, some of which was brand new. If you literally don't care about your belongings, then Breaktastic is the way to go. I'm not in the business of writing really harsh reviews, but what happened in both of my homes and to my belongings is unacceptable.

review from yelp.com

10 october 2017, 17:40

My boyfriend and I had a very negative experience with Movetastic recently. It was very unexpected and disappointing, considering their high costs and extremely positive reviews. They did considerable damage to our old apartment (see pictures), including smashing off a light switch, busting a ceiling light, and leaving multiple substantial dents.  Whenever they would smash something, there were no apologies or acknowledgements -- they just could not have cared less.They did not move everything that we asked them to move, including my two year old, $1400 couch.  They spent over an hour trying to move it out, but ultimately failed, claiming it wasn't possible. This was largely due to them refusing to remove the feet for the first 45 minutes, despite being told to do so from the beginning.  I then had to sell the couch on Craigslist the next day at an extreme loss (because it needed to get out ASAP and I was afraid to spend additional money if it wasn't able to be moved).  Then, two men from Dolly (compared to 3 men from Movetastic) were able to get the couch out in under half an hour without doing any damage.In addition to the couch, they left random heavy items, such as my ironing board.  Since they left the old apartment without notifying us, we were not able to remind them to take these things.Overall, the movers were generally very careless and inefficient. I had some clothes in some of those vacuum sealed bags and for whatever reason, they put moving boxes on top of these bags in the truck, causing a number to bust open.  Also, at the new place, they falsely claimed to be locked out (by standing at the wrong door despite having been shown the right door), which resulted in them standing idly for half an hour or so.  When the movers were moving stuff, they seemed tired and were huffing and puffing a lot, which didn't exactly result in efficiency.Our bill for the above ended up being $890.  This was an exorbitant amount of money to move a 1 bedroom apartment a half mile in distance, especially considering that our one couch didn't get moved. Customer service initially offered a refund equal to 2 hours of labor. Considering the movers spent over an hour on their unsuccessful attempt to move the couch and over a half hour standing idly while falsely claiming to be locked out, this was really money that should have never been charged in the first place. Their final offer left us still paying almost $500 and now I have to buy a new couch.  Unacceptable. That is the total cost of what a more competent moving company would have cost. Use at your own risk.

review from yelp.com

10 october 2017, 17:40

Amazing!! Let me start by saying I've lived in only one place since I moved here 4 years ago so the thought of moving was terrifying. I reached out to 3 different companies and move-tastic has the lowest rate and the best reviews. From the second I reached out to move-tastic, the service was next level. They confirmed the appointment and stayed in close contact with me leading up to the move date. I felt very comfortable throughout my entire experience.The move: my team was Travis Budd, Kelvin Wadlington, and Fred Allen. They were incredible. I thought I had a lot of stuff and was moving out of a 3rd floor walk up- they wrapped and moved everything so efficiently, carefully, and quickly and never complained once. They then went to another location to pick up my roommates belongings, again she was very impressed with them. We then all met up at our final destination and they were just as careful and quick. They made our moving day so smooth and seamless and that meant everything given the stress that comes with moving.The best part of everything was that the price of our move was $200 less than what we had originally been estimated. I will forever recommend this company and use them for any of my future moves. Thank you!!

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