The best moving companies in Phoenix

Whether you’re moving across town or cross country, we’ve found the best moving companies for you. We analyzed the services, customer reviews, and costs for more than 20 movers in Phoenix. These are our top picks.
Best long distance mover
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
Our Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for local moving
Dose Moving And Storage
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for container moving
pods
PODS
Our Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
pro Container moves
con Customer loads container
Best for truck rental
penske
Penske
Our Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
pro DIY truck-rental moves
con Customer loads and drives truck

What type of moving company is right for you?

Professional movers
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. Learn more.

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. Learn more.

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. Learn more.


The best long-distance movers in Phoenix

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re moving to a new home outside of Arizona, we recommend these movers.
Best long-distance moving company
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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    30 days free storage
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    🔥15% senior discount
Best premium services
Best for customizable services
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    A la carte services
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    GPS tracking
Best customer reviews
safeway
Safeway Moving System
4 out of 5 stars
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    Charitable donations
Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Phoenix

If you’re moving to a new home in Phoenix or somewhere else in Arizona, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
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4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
602-643-9022
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
602-595-7300
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
855-918-2142
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
602-564-6683
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
- Packing services
- Junk removal
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
602-923-6400

Best moving container companies in Phoenix

Move.org analyzed approximately 8,000 customer reviews and 300 quotes over 3 years to find the best moving container companies in the US.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
$1,370$4,300866-229-4120
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$1,940$4,240800-722-5728
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
$1,500$3,880888-947-7974
4 out of 5 stars
4
$1,870$5,030844-362-5303
3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9
$1,730$4,100800-468-4285

Best truck rental companies in Phoenix

Move.org researched services, gathered over 100 quotes, and interviewed customers to find the 5 best moving truck rental companies in the country.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$328$1,944844-847-9577
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$28$2,080800-462-8343
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$39$1,946800-468-4285
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$130N/A888-736-8387
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$324$2,337N/A
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What to know about moving in Phoenix

What’s the cost of living in Phoenix?

The average Phoenix resident pays $1,569 every month for various necessities like rent, utilities, and food.1 And while this puts Phoenix in the cheaper half of our living cost rankings, it also makes it the most expensive city in Arizona.

For comparison, living costs in Mesa average $1,565, and Tucson residents only pay $1,330 on average.1 In fact, Tucson is one of the cheapest cities in the country. Unfortunately, Tucson is almost two hours from Phoenix, so you probably couldn’t work in the big city while enjoying Tucson’s relative affordability.

How much do movers cost in Phoenix?

Moving costs vary widely depending on how far you’re moving, what time of year you move, how big your home is (i.e. how much stuff you have), and which company you hire. That said, you should expect to pay somewhere between $550–$2,000 for a local move (100 miles or less) and $2,000–$12,000 for a long-distance move (100 miles or more).

These wide ranges make it imperative that you get a moving estimate from a moving company as soon as you can. This is the only way to really know how much you should budget for your move. Fortunately, getting an estimate is almost always free, so if the first estimate you get is higher than you can afford, you can back out and look for a cheaper moving company.

Learn more about moving prices and how to save money on your move by reading our guide to moving costs.

How hot does it get in Phoenix?

Phoenix sees its hottest temperatures in June, July, and August when highs can get as scorching as 112°F.2 Unfortunately, most people move in the summer, so Phoenix’s hottest season is also the peak of moving season.

Unless lifting furniture and heavy boxes in temps over 100°F sounds fun to you, you should avoid moving during the Arizona summer if you can help it. Spring and fall are both much more temperate and mild, so try to plan your move date in one of those two seasons if you can.

Of course, your move date might be dependent on a job offer or the end of your current lease, so it might not be up to you. If you simply must move to or around Phoenix in the summer, keep yourself and your moving crew well-hydrated and stay out of the sun as much as possible to prevent heat exhaustion or worse.

How do I set up my utilities in Phoenix?

If you’re moving to a new home or apartment in Phoenix, these are the providers you’ll need to contact to start your utility services:

Also, if you’ve never paid for utilities in Arizona before, you might be interested to learn that the average resident of the state pays $343.56 every month for their water, gas, electricity, internet, and streaming services. Check out our guide to Arizona utilities to learn more.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed March 15, 2022.
  2. Weather Spark, “Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Phoenix.” Accessed March 15, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, “Utility Bills 101: Utilities Tips, Average Costs, Fees, and More,” February 10, 2022. Accessed March 15, 2022.
Joe Roberts
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Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over four years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.