Research local movers and compare free moving quotes
Congratulations on your new move! With fun places to explore and a new home to make memories in, this is such an exciting time! But with the excitement of relocation comes the numerous decisions you’ll have to make before moving day. One of those big choices? Whether to hire movers or do it yourself.
To help you find the right course for your move, we’re here to connect you to the best local movers and help you budget with free moving quotes. Follow our tips on comparing moving companies, and you could save money and back pain on moving day.
Find the best moving companies in your area in 3 simple steps:
We’ve made it easy to contact moving companies and get free quotes. Follow the steps below to get started.
Enter your ZIP
Search for local and long-distance movers by entering the ZIP Codes of your old and new addresses, and the number of bedrooms you’ll be moving.
Compare top movers
We’ll find the best movers in your area. You can sort companies by price and rating, or filter your results based on the services you need.
Get free quotes
Contact companies for free moving estimates by clicking “Get a Quote.” We help you connect with the movers you want to hear from!
Should I hire movers or do a DIY move?
No move is the same. Circumstances like budget, time, and physical limitations dictate whether you should hire a moving company, do it yourself, or take a more hybrid approach.
While doing the move yourself will save you money, it’s also labor-intensive and time-consuming. You’ll bear the whole responsibility of moving your items safely.
If this prospect sounds too stressful, you could opt for a hybrid move. With this method, you can drive the truck while furniture movers load and unload your stuff. With this, you’ll save money while relying on movers to lug your heavier items.
Do you loathe packing? Then hire a company to pack your boxes for you. Are you running short on time? Then hire a moving company to do it all, from packing, to loading, to driving. Whatever service you want, you can find.
If hiring local or long-distance movers fits what you need, here are some things to keep in mind.
How do I find the best moving companies near me?
Researching moving companies one-by-one can be exhaustive. Typing “moving companies near me” or “best moving companies” into Google and filtering through the numerous options can be overwhelming — and even stressful.
There’s an easier way to receive accurate and free moving quotes from local moving companies. We at MYMOVE, with the help of our partners at Move Matcher, have done the legwork for you, so you can compare companies & moving estimates with ease.
What are moving quotes, & how do they work?
When you reach out to movers, they’ll provide you with a free moving quote. Having a moving estimate can help you ballpark your expenses if you choose to use that company. That said, there are several different kinds of moving quotes a company might use.
A non-binding quote means your costs are subject to change — even at the last minute. Meanwhile, with a binding quote, movers are obligated to keep estimates in line. However, expenses could fluctuate to a specified percentage if changes are made to your move, such as adding more boxes or another piece of furniture.
What factors impact my moving quote?
How long does my moving quote last?
The best moving companies will be happy to provide you with a free moving quote that tells you how long the estimate lasts. Make sure to ask for the timeframe when you get your initial quote, as each company differs in how long quotes last. In addition, be sure to ask if the quote is non-binding or binding. It’s better to receive binding quotes because they give you a more accurate idea of what your move costs.
Other frequently asked questions
When you receive a quote, it’ll include everything from labor to fuel to even truck rental costs (if applicable) for your move.
Your costs can vary wildly (from a few hundred to thousands of dollars) depending on the services you request and if your move is local or across the country.
We make it simple to compare the best local and long-distance movers with our free tool above.
Yes, you can. Furniture movers show up to load and unload your truck. They normally charge by the hour for services and require a minimum time commitment.
Peak moving season is in the summer because the weather is warm, and kids are out of school. Rates can go up during this time period, as more people are moving. If your budget is the main concern, consider moving during a different season, or booking your move for a weekday rather than a weekend.
To prevent yourself from falling prey to moving scams, you’ll want to search for registration with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for each mover you consider. Search for companies by name or by using their USDOT number. Check each company’s FMCSA profile for past violations and complaints.
It’s important to consider the size of the company when evaluating its complaint history. The FMCSA says larger companies tend to complete more moves and are more likely to have more complaints filed against them.
Also, check for each company’s total mileage on their FMCSA profile. The more moves a company executes, the higher its total mileage.
You can also look up a moving company’s reputation with the Better Business Bureau. On the BBB’s website, you can read real customer reviews and see how the company responds to complaints.
Most moving companies are operational during the coronavirus pandemic. If you have to move during this time, then it’s important to consult with your moving company about their safety measures.
Additionally, you’ll want to do things on your end to ensure safety for you and your movers. Before moving day, sanitize all areas your movers might touch, such as light switches, doorknobs, etc. You’ll want to wear a mask and gloves on moving day and maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from the movers.