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Planning Your Move

Picking up your entire life and moving to a new place comes with a lot of questions and worries, even if you hire a professional moving company. 

Now that you know where you’re relocating to, it’s time to plan your move. We’ll help you choose the right moving service for your budget and needs, guide you through packing and logistics, and help you save money along the way.

Two movers picking up a television surrounded by boxes and household items ready to move

Planning Your Move

Picking up your entire life and moving to a new place comes with a lot of questions and worries, even if you hire a professional moving company.

Now that you know where you’re relocating to, it’s time to plan your move. We’ll help you choose the right moving service for your budget and needs, guide you through packing and logistics, and help you save money along the way.

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To help simplify your move, we've gathered our best resources, including moving company recommendations, guides on what to expect, tips for saving money, and everything else you need to know for your move.

From DIY to a full-service moves, you’ve got lots of options. We’ll help you pick the right one for your needs and budget.

Learn how to cut costs and find deals for every type of move.

From free moving boxes to packing guides and tips, here’s what you need to pack up your stuff.

You’re not just moving your things—you’re moving your life. Here’s how to handle everything from utilities and mail forwarding to setting up your internet and home security.

Find the right moving service

When it comes to moving, there are lots of options. Finding the perfect moving service depends on how you want to balance time, effort, and money. Read on to compare your options and find the best moving service for you.
Professional move
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost.

Move truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot.

Still unsure?

These resources can help you decide whether to go DIY or hire a moving company, how to build a home inventory so you can get moving quotes, and how to vet potential movers.
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Hire a moving concierge

If you want a fast and easy way to move, look no further. Move.org’s free moving concierge service will plan every step of your relocation, from booking a mover to setting up utilities and forwarding your mail. Schedule a Call

Our top mover picks

After vetting more than 27 companies, Move.org has rounded up our top picks for every type of moving service.
Best professional mover
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
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    Full-service moves nationally & worldwide
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    One month of free storage
Best container mover
upack
U-Pack
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    One container size
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    Lowest container costs
Best moving truck rental
penske
Penske
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    Five truck sizes
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    Local and long-distance moves
Best hired moving help
Hire A Helper
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    $110 avg. hourly cost
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    Available in 1,000+ cities

Save money

No matter how you decide to move, there are ways to cut costs. Learn what to expect when it comes to moving costs—and how to negotiate your price and get discounts.

Start packing

Our guides will walk you through where to find affordable (or free!) moving boxes, tape, packing peanuts, dollies, and more. We’ll also walk you through how to pack different items for a smooth and damage-free move.

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Plan for every step of your move

There’s a lot to keep track of when you move. Our printable moving checklist will walk you through every step, from hiring a moving company, surviving moving day, and making your new house a home. Download A Moving Checklist

Handle all the details

Getting all your stuff from Point A to Point B is only one part of your move. Use our checklist and guides to ensure you don’t miss any essentials, from forwarding your mail to transferring your internet to setting up utilities.


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