Short-Distance Movers in Chicago

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Moving Size Movers and Trucks Rate approximate time
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studio or less 2 guys and 1 truck $140/hr 3 hours $420
small 1 bedroom 2 guys and 1 truck $140/hr 3 – 4 hours $420 – $560
large 1 bedroom 2 guys and 1 truck $140/hr 3 – 5 hours $420 – $700
small 2 bedroom 2 guys and 1 truck $140/hr 3 – 5 hours $420 – $700
large 2 bedroom 3 guys and 1 truck $190/hr 4 – 6 hours $760 – $1140
3 bedroom apt 3 guys and 1 truck $190/hr 5 – 7 hours $950 – $1330
2 bedroom townhouse/house 3 guys and 1 truck $190/hr 5 – 7 hours $950 – $1330
3 bedroom townhouse/house 4 guys and 1 truck $240/hr 6 – 8 hours $1440 – $1920
4 bedroom townhouse/house 4 guys and 1 truck $240/hr 7 – 10 hours $1680 – $2400
5+ bedroom townhouse/house 5 guys and 2 truck $340/hr up to 12 hours up to $4080


Once you decide to move close to Chicago and are looking for short-distance movers near you, please know that our moving company has all the capabilities to move you quickly, efficiently, and over short distances. Only professional short-distance movers can compare to the big moving companies in Chicago. Born to Move, although a small company, always provides great customer service. You can check out testimonials online and decide who is better.


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How much do short-distance movers charge?

In Chicago, the price is the same as it is across the country: $140 per hour for two professional movers, including a truck. Movers swiftly wrap your furniture with moving blankets and then use shrink wrap and tape for better protection. All the materials are charged according to the prices, which are $2 for tape, $3 for a small box, and $20 for a big one, such as a TV box.

Short-distance moving companies in Chicago have a three-hour minimum charge policy, so no matter how big or small the job is, we still have a three-hour minimum charge that will be applied to your move. We do this because we have to pay our employees for a minimum of three hours to come and do the job.

What is travel time?

Travel time will be added for getting to your location and from your location back to the parking lot, so it’s very important to do your research about where the moving company is located. Contact moving companies near you for a quote so you don’t have to pay any extra charges for travel time.

How Will the Movers Do the Job for You?

Born to Move will bring a truck based on the list of items you have. Also, the movers will bring all the packing supplies for better protection, including blankets, shrink wrap, and commercial bin boxes. Everything that we need to use will be applied to your job. We don’t provide a flat price; only an hourly rate will be applied. Born to Move will have an incremental policy of 15 minutes after the first three hours.

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Born to Move will come to your apartment or house for a short-distance move. We will wrap the furniture, disassemble your couch, and load it onto the truck.

Please note that all boxes must be packed up well before the movers arrive. When the truck reaches your new destination, our guys will swiftly bring the furniture inside the apartment and unload the boxes. All you have to do is pay.

You can pay with a credit card, a certified check, or cash.

Our moving company starts at 9 a.m., or we can start in the afternoon between 1 and 3 p.m. We can also start between 3 and 5 p.m., based on your preferences. Just let us know when you need to move.

What Will Be Included in Your Short-Distance Move in Chicago?

Absolutely everything will be included except for the packing materials. Prices for the packing materials can be found here. (Insert a link.)

Deposit and Cancellation

No deposit will be required from you in case you need to change the date or cancel your reservation. There is no obligation, and no cancellation or rescheduling policy will be applied. Just please give us some reasonable notice so we can cancel your reservation or reschedule it.

Please don’t hesitate to contact professional short-distance movers in Chicago, and we will not disappoint you.

Short-Distance Movers in Chicago
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