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Last updated: October 19, 2020

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  • Background checks all staff
  • Offers flat-rate pricing
  • Includes attentive customer service
  • Offers price matching
  • Background checks all staff
  • Offers flat-rate pricing
  • Includes attentive customer service
  • Offers price matching
  • Background checks all staff
  • Offers flat-rate pricing
  • Includes attentive customer service
  • Offers price matching

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  • Background checks all staff
  • Offers flat-rate pricing
  • Includes attentive customer service
  • Offers price matching
  • Has one of the largest moving networks in the world
  • Handles local and international moves
  • Offers a variety of services—even unpacking
  • Has one of the largest moving networks in the world
  • Handles local and international moves
  • Offers a variety of services—even unpacking
  • Has one of the largest moving networks in the world
  • Handles local and international moves
  • Offers a variety of services—even unpacking

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  • Has one of the largest moving networks in the world
  • Handles local and international moves
  • Offers a variety of services—even unpacking
  • Moving brokerage company with over 25 years of experience
  • Employs a dedicated customer service staff
  • Specializes in long-distance and military moves and auto transportation
  • Prescreens all moving companies to match you with the right mover for your needs
  • Moving brokerage company with over 25 years of experience
  • Employs a dedicated customer service staff
  • Specializes in long-distance and military moves and auto transportation
  • Prescreens all moving companies to match you with the right mover for your needs
  • Moving brokerage company with over 25 years of experience
  • Employs a dedicated customer service staff
  • Specializes in long-distance and military moves and auto transportation
  • Prescreens all moving companies to match you with the right mover for your needs

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  • Moving brokerage company with over 25 years of experience
  • Employs a dedicated customer service staff
  • Specializes in long-distance and military moves and auto transportation
  • Prescreens all moving companies to match you with the right mover for your needs
  • Huge national network of movers
  • Great coverage of your goods and a reliable claims process
  • Emphasis on quality corporate relocation
  • Huge national network of movers
  • Great coverage of your goods and a reliable claims process
  • Emphasis on quality corporate relocation
  • Huge national network of movers
  • Great coverage of your goods and a reliable claims process
  • Emphasis on quality corporate relocation

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  • Huge national network of movers
  • Great coverage of your goods and a reliable claims process
  • Emphasis on quality corporate relocation
  • Nationwide availability for local and long-distance moves
  • Offers price matching
  • Offers long- and short-term storage
  • Donates a portion of every move’s cost to a charitable cause
  • Nationwide availability for local and long-distance moves
  • Offers price matching
  • Offers long- and short-term storage
  • Donates a portion of every move’s cost to a charitable cause
  • Nationwide availability for local and long-distance moves
  • Offers price matching
  • Offers long- and short-term storage
  • Donates a portion of every move’s cost to a charitable cause

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  • Nationwide availability for local and long-distance moves
  • Offers price matching
  • Offers long- and short-term storage
  • Donates a portion of every move’s cost to a charitable cause

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FAQ

Should I use a full-service company or do it myself?

Every move is different, so we recommend you compare your options before deciding whether to hire professional movers or do it yourself. Full-service companies are a great option if you’re moving internationally or if you want loading and unloading assistance. If you’re doing it yourself, keep in mind that in addition to loading and unloading your own truck, you will also have to drive to your destination. Portable storage containers are good middle ground for small to medium moves that don’t require additional services such as car transportation, professional packing, or help with loading and unloading. Portable storage also doubles as just regular storage if you need a few weeks or months before you move into your new place.

Do professional moves include packing?

Yes and no. The majority of professional movers will offer to pack your belongings if you wish. Foregoing this service will lower your quote but also add to your own tasks. Furniture disassembly and assembly is different from packing, so find out from your mover of choice if it’s included with your quote.

How much truck/container space do I need?

If you’re hiring a professional mover, then you won’t need to worry about space. Your belongings will be weighed and loaded into a freight truck. For a do-it-yourself move, on average you’ll need at least a 10-foot truck for a studio apartment, a 15–17-foot truck for a two-bedroom apartment, or a 20–26-foot truck for a home with 3 to 4 bedrooms. Sizes vary by truck companies.