Iowa Moving Services

Des Moines, Iowa

Local Movers in Des Moines

River of Monks. French for Des Moines. A staple of Iowa and a city for hard workers, we are proud to service Des Moines and all of its surrounding areas. If you see us around the city please don't hesitate to say hi. As ninja movers, we pride ourselves in not only providing you our best services but also our movers. We do that because when your people are happy it shows through their work.

Levi, David P and Terrance did a great job with our move! They were efficient, friendly and on time. They took great care with our stuff. Appreciate it! Scott
Scott Hansen
Scott Hansen
20:54 07 Dec 18
Black Belt Movers is amazing. I have used this company many times and will continue to use them for future moves. The customer service that you receive is by far the best in my opinion from other moving companies. The staff has always done great work for me and I will continue to recommend them to friends and family. Keep up the great work!
Dave Dadura
Dave Dadura
03:22 30 Nov 18
This was my second time using the “ninjas”. Ricky and Shim were wonderful to work with. So polite and efficient. Will never use another moving company. Love this company!
Ginny Dignoti
Ginny Dignoti
21:59 27 Nov 18
Zach and Austyn overall did a great job. Very courteous, worked smart and generally did what was expected in a move. It was obvious they knew the most efficient way to get a move going, and how to get pieces of furniture where you needed them. If I had an issue that needs to be mentioned, it would be the glass shelves that were broken while loading the truck up. While they were part of a piece of furniture that had seen better days, it wasn't the breaking that bothered me so much, as noticing when I went back to the old condo later in the day, that the broken glass from the shelves was still there on the grass near the street. I mean, seriously, breaking something, and letting me know, fine- they did do that. But leaving it for me to clean up. Have to say, that's not acceptable. Things happen. But take some ownership when something breaks and clean it up. Aside from that, they were good. It appears that Black Belt has a good reputation, its why I decided to try them out. K
Victor Hahn
Victor Hahn
05:44 27 Nov 18
Shim, Ricky and Pete were absolutely fabulous. They arrived on time and prepared to move my daughter from a house to a third floor apartment. They were polite and efficient. They followed instructions to a T and I never heard a negative comment or saw an eye roll at this old lady. Every item was handled like it belonged to them. They were careful to pack the truck so nothing moved during transport. Every item was placed where we requested in the new location. I was impressed with the speed of carrying heavy furniture up three flights of stairs with landings and twists maneuvered with ease. I was not sure about hiring and trusting them as we didn’t call them until the day before the move but, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I have talked about them almost every day since meeting them on the day of the move, October 27, 2018. They are the best. Great job guys and thank you so much for being there to make my daughter’s move less stressful.
Darlene Golden
Darlene Golden
13:55 25 Nov 18
We had Austyn and Zack move our daughter's belongings to her new apartment on a very cold & windy November morning recently. They did an awesome job!! Both of them were very professional, friendly and conscientious. I cant say enough about how they made sure they put things exactly where we asked. Good job, we really appreciated it!
Alicia Mutke
Alicia Mutke
20:51 18 Nov 18
I had the pleasure of having the excellent ninja services of Shim and Ace at my home yesterday. I was purging some big items from the basement and garage into a dumpster. They were on time, professional, fast and friendly. I will use them again in a minute if the occasion merits it! Great job guys and Thanks so much!!
Roslyn Leitz
Roslyn Leitz
16:19 01 Nov 18
I was really impressed by the professionalism, swiftness, and kindness that I received today from Wyatt, Matt, and Brandon! All 3 of them made my move very smooth and stress free.... and they arrived on time!!! I would highly recommend Black Belt Movers over any other moving company in Omaha.
Lena Cowell
Lena Cowell
04:45 31 Oct 18
Have had these guys move my stuff 3x over the past 4 years and they never disappoint! Always on time, fast, efficient, and pleasant. Highly recommend for all your moving needs in the Des Moines area.
Denise W
Denise W
04:49 30 Oct 18
Excellent group to work with loading and unloading. Very efficient and attentive to the detail. Could move big things around small spaces. Would recommend and already have to others.
Debbie Sesker
Debbie Sesker
14:25 26 Oct 18
Shim and Ricky arrived early at the storage unit and began working quickly. We had a 10x15 unit filled with furniture but they made it look too easy. The way they packed the truck so that everything was tight actually was impressive. That only took about an hour which was under my estimate I was thinking it would take.Once we got to the new apartment they worked every bit as fast and efficiently as they were at the storage unit. I was kind of dreading moving the washer and dryer that couldn't be used into the downstairs storage unit. But they moved them down there without complaint like clockwork. These guys are zero fuss, zero slack and all work. Call Black Belt Movers if you want some no-nonsense moving to get done.
fatalframeman
fatalframeman
00:57 20 Oct 18
I have been fortunate enough to have black belt movers move my house 3 times. They have always been professional and never damaged anything. Thank you for the attention to detail!
Thomas Cross
Thomas Cross
03:02 19 Oct 18
Guys killed it! At our first home on time and never stopped moving until the truck was full. Promptly arrived at our new home the following day and again didn’t stop until the move was complete. Props to our moving team: Austyn, Zack, Shim, and Ricky - all professional and run a tight ship. Thanks again, Gents!
Kimberly Piepmeier
Kimberly Piepmeier
00:55 16 Oct 18
Our two movers, Ricky and Shim were great. They helped us move out of a third floor apartment. They were quick, efficient, and patient with us as we disassembled the furniture and boxed up some more while they were loading what we had.They also picked up on our interests and chatted with us about the video games we play, etc.
Robert Thayer
Robert Thayer
01:56 09 Oct 18
Zach and Austin are AMAZING!!!! Super fast and so professional. I couldn't have asked for better movers. I would recommend this company to anyone.
Natalie Davis
Natalie Davis
14:46 08 Oct 18
I would definitely recommend Black Belt Movers. Justin, Wyatt and Remsey were awesome! They called when they were on the way (a 65 mile one-way distance) and arrived right on time. They were efficient, professional and very courteous. I was apprehensive because the quote was so much cheaper than other movers I had contacted. I didn't need to worry at all. My furniture and belongings were treated with the utmost care and nothing was damaged in transit. Moving is a stressful experience - this crew definitely helped ease my stress. Thank you so much!
Jolene Hookie
Jolene Hookie
15:54 30 Sep 18
Superb service! Friendly and very hard-working gentlemen. They never slowed down the whole time. Very professional and everything arrived in perfect condition! I'll recommend this team to anyone. Thanks for making my move a lot less stressful.
Denice Mitchell
Denice Mitchell
21:01 22 Sep 18
Wonderful experience!!! Movers were on time, so friendly, and very efficient! The cost was super affordable compared to other local moving companies. Made my move seem like a breeze!Highly recommend and will definitely use them in the future!!!!!!
Brooke Martin
Brooke Martin
14:56 15 Sep 18
The move from Nebraska to Illinois was made easier with the help of these guys! They took great care in loading all our stuff and unloaded everything in the room I wanted it in. I would definitely call them again, but really hoping I don't have to move for a very long time! Thanks for all your help!!
Stacey McConnell
Stacey McConnell
19:11 12 Sep 18
We had Shim and Ricky as our moving crew, and these guys were AWESOME! They were extremely fast and finished the moving just before we could noticed. They were also pretty careful with out furniture. The moving was quite smooth and took only half the time we expected. I have already recommend Black Belt Movers to my friends and would highly recommend to whoever is reading this review. I could not find a better crew. Thanks, Shim and Ricky.
Shuwei Xie
Shuwei Xie
19:28 27 Aug 18
Mike, Roberto, and third mover were the kindest of gentlemen. Your experience is only as good as the crew. Black Belt should be very fond of these fellows, and know that their business will be kept with guys like this out in the field. Never missing a beat with their ability as well as demeanor as workers. Mike is a easy going, hardworking foreman, and was much appreciated.
Jeremy Becker
Jeremy Becker
14:56 07 Aug 18
We had Leo and Logan from Black Belt Movers move my elderly father's belongings and furniture into his new assisted living apartment. These guys were AWESOME! They were both extremely polite and friendly and went above and beyond in helping my father out. It was truly a pleasure to work with them. Highly recommend!
Shari Keller
Shari Keller
13:38 27 Jul 18
Thanks to the moving crew of Ben, David and Telly! Also Matt for helping us out of a scheduling conflict. The crew did not stop and took the utmost care with our things. We took the advice of Black Belt Movers as to how to pack and mark the boxes and that helped all concerned. The crew were polite and if they were not sure where something was to be placed they asked.The cost was under estimate. We will always call them first.Very professional.....all of them.
Karen Driggins
Karen Driggins
16:36 26 Jul 18
Best moving company ever! We used their services twice in 3 weeks and simply couldn’t be more impressed and satisfied. Ours was not an easy move, lots of tight stairwells and large furniture, but they made it look easy. We highly recommend Black Belt Movers. A+++
Julie Wright
Julie Wright
19:15 25 Jul 18
I lost my card with the movers names but they were INCREDIBLE. So fast, but so careful and extremely polite and respectful of our things. These guys were SPRINTING into our house from the truck. Do you guys only hire Olympic athletes? There’s not a better moving company. Period. End of story. Quit reading reviews now and hire these guys.
Scott Pufahl
Scott Pufahl
21:18 24 Jul 18
Mike and Roberto are excellent! They were super efficient and moved everything in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Black Belt Movers and will use them again in the future.
Lindsay Belmont
Lindsay Belmont
21:49 17 Jul 18
I had Black Belt move one small load for me and then they came back and move all of the remaining items from a very large home. The 2nd crew they sent (Mike, Isaac, Julio, Santana, and Tim) worked so incredibly hard and diligently. In this heat I expected a slow down as they got tired but that NEVER happened! I watched them handle every item with care. Every crew member was respectful and cheerful with me even though I know they were hot and tired. I expected a lunch break and it never happened. They spent hours loading my household up and immediately drove to the drop off and unloaded. I am making another move long distance in a month and have personally asked for the same exact crew. THESE GUYS ARE THE BEST!!
Annette Smith
Annette Smith
15:49 11 Jul 18
This is the second time I have used Black Belt, and they have once again proved that they are second to none in great service, careful moving, and really great value. Mike and Roberto arrived on time and were more than ready to get the job done right. They didn't hesitate at any of the challenges we threw at them, and the inclement weather didn't slow them down. I highly recommend Black Belt and especially Mike and Roberto for any moving job, and will not consider calling any other company in the future. They have earned my business.
Michael Schomburg
Michael Schomburg
02:01 29 Jun 18
Nick and Matt W. were AMAZING!!! But really, everything from setting up the move date (Eddie was friendly and efficient!) to the guys calling when they were close, to the actual move itself was perfect. These guys navigated taking doors off frames, many flights of stairs, and a rainy morning flawlessly. HIGHLY recommend Black Belt Movers!! Thank you for taking away all the stress of moving!!
Tara Loether
Tara Loether
16:01 21 Jun 18
I loved choosing Black Belt movers since everyone was very polite and they were a great rate compared to other moving companies. If you are looking for a great reliable company then please choose them. Nick was great to work with in the main office for my bid. But then I was lucky enough to have him be one of my movers and his knowledge is so valuable on what Black Belt or even himself could do to make my move easier for me. I decided to move from Omaha all the way to North Platte over 4 hours away and with Black Belt it felt like just going across town.
Mindi Miles
Mindi Miles
23:40 21 May 18
Sven, Wyatt and Blake moved us this morning. All I can say is wow! These young guys were very efficient, polite and FAST! Couldn’t believe how fast they moved us! Fantastic guys! I will be using them in the future! Very impressed with their service!
Jeff Raker
Jeff Raker
15:17 16 May 18
I would highly recommend Black Belt Movers. We moved on probably the worst weather day of 2018 - rain, sleet, hail and snow all in one day. The team from Black Belt Movers was incredible. Not a single complaint about weather, incredible professionalism, great attitudes and amazing care given to our possessions and house. We moved an entire household of furniture on three different floors, including a large refrigerator and a heavy safe, and not a single scratch was on the walls and no damage to any items moved -that is almost unheard of in even the best of moves. The team was on time, clean cut and incredibly polite. We consider this to be our best moving experience ever. Great job!
Michelle Andahl
Michelle Andahl
18:53 06 Apr 18

MOVING & PACKING RATES:

*Our rates vary by region. Please see our current rates below for Des Moines:

2 Movers Labor Only

$76/hr
$114/hr Fri-Sat
  • > 1-Hour Minimum

2 Movers + 1 Truck

$114/hr
  • > No Minimums
  • > No Weekend Rates

2 Packers

$76/hr*
$114/hr* Fri-Sat
  • > 1-Hour Minimum *Plus the cost of supplies

3 Movers Labor Only

$114/hr
$152/hr Fri-Sat
  • > 1-Hour Minimum

3 Movers + 1 Truck

$152/hr
  • > No Minimums
  • > No Weekend Rates

3 Packers

$114/hr*
$114/hr* Fri-Sat
  • > 1-Hour Minimum *Plus the cost of supplies

Rent additional ninjas or trucks for $38/hr