The Best Moving Companies in Scottsdale

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 Scottsdale. 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
Sterling Interstate
Our Rating
5 out of 5 stars
5
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 Scottsdale

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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    🔥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
4
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    Charitable donations
Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Scottsdale

If you’re moving to a new home in Scottsdale or somewhere else in Arizona, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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5 out of 5 stars
5
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
602-643-9022
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
480-213-0395
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
602-806-9335
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 Scottsdale

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 Scottsdale

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 Scottsdale

How much does a local move cost in Scottsdale?

On average, hiring professional movers for a local move costs anywhere in the range of
$550–$2,000. However, since local moves are usually billed by the hour, your exact price depends on a lot of factors unique to your move:

  • How much stuff you have
  • How many miles you’re moving
  • How big your new home is
  • If you’re paying the movers to pack your stuff
  • If you need special services like piano moving or junk removal

The variability of these factors makes it impossible to pinpoint the price of your move until you get an in-home estimate from a moving company. That estimate will list the exact price for every item you’re moving and every service your move will require.

And here’s a little industry secret: every moving company charges differently for the same services, so get quotes from more than one mover if you want to find your most affordable option.

Learn more about prices for moving services by reading our guide to moving costs.

How hot does it get in Scottsdale?

Scottsdale, Arizona can get as hot as 111°F, though highs usually stay below 106°F.1 You don’t have to come from the north pole to think that sounds too hot for a comfortable move. If you’re planning to move to or around Scottsdale and you have some control over your moving date, avoid moving between May and September to skip the worst of Scottsdale’s heat.

If you can't avoid moving during the hot season, try to do as much of the work as you can on the morning of your moving day so you aren’t working during the hottest hours. Also, keep plenty of cool drinks on hand for yourself and your moving crew to prevent dehydration and heat exhaustion.

How do I set up my utilities in Arizona?

While several hundred utility providers service Arizona, finding the company that will supply your water, power, and gas isn’t as complicated as it sounds. It mostly comes down to using a search engine to find the right provider for your city and neighborhood.

If your new home is in Scottsdale, your water will be provided by Scottsdale Water, your electricity will come from Arizona Public Service Company, and your gas will be supplied by Southwest Gas Corporation. To learn more, read our guide to setting up your utilities in Arizona.

Also, in case you were interested, the average Arizona resident pays $343.56 every month for their utilities.2 Want to see how this compares to other states? Check out our list of utility prices across the country.

Where can I donate household goods in Scottsdale?

Want to cut moving costs by downsizing before you move? Don’t throw any useful items away! Give them a second life in a new home by dropping them off at one of these Scottsdale donation centers instead:

Heads up: not all donation centers accept clothing, appliances, or furniture, and even those that do might temporarily pause accepting certain types of donations.

Before you load up your unwanted goods for drop off, be sure to check your chosen donation center’s guidelines to ensure the center will accept your donation. Otherwise, you may drive all that way and be unable to unload your old stuff.

Sources

  1. Weather Spark, “Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Scottsdale.” Accessed February 16, 2022.
  2. Joe Roberts, “Utility Bills 101: Utilities Tips, Average Costs, Fees, and More,” February 10, 2022. Accessed February 16, 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.