The Best Professional Movers in Cleveland

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College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
college hunks hauling junk
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Junk removal
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
Leaders Moving & Storage Co.
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Office relocation
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
Bright Eyed Moving
Our Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Storage services
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves

The best long-distance movers in Cleveland

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of Ohio, we recommend these movers.
Best overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Full-service moves nationally & worldwide
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    One month of free storage
Best for up-front pricing
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Residential, corporate, & military relocation
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    Flat-rate pricing & price matching
Best for customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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    Personalized customer assistance
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    One of the largest moving networks
Best for customization
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    Great coverage and reliable claims process
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    Quality corporate relocation
Best moving containers
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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    1 container size
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    Long-distance service only

Local professional movers in Cleveland

If you’re moving to a new home in Cleveland or somewhere else in Ohio, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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college hunks hauling junkCollege Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Junk removal
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
216-278-0082
Leaders Moving & Storage Co.
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
800-481-6843
Bright Eyed Moving
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
440-361-9994
Move for Less LLC
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
216-678-0002
Berger Allied Moving & Storage
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- International moves
866-969-3475
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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.

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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.

What to know about moving in Cleveland

How much does it cost to hire movers in Ohio?

Moving costs more the farther you move. For a local move (100 miles or less), you should expect to pay between $550 and $2,000. For a long-distance move (100+ miles), the range jumps to $2,000–$12,000. These ranges are so wide because moving prices are influenced by more than just how far you move. These factors can also affect your price:

  • How much stuff you’re moving
  • What time of year you move
  • If you pay for packing services
  • If you book at the last minute
  • Which company you hire

What part of the country you’re moving from/to
Because each of these factors will be entirely unique to your circumstances, it’s basically impossible to predict how much your move will cost before getting a pricing estimate from a moving company.

And, since some movers are cheaper than others, you should actually get estimates from as many movers as you can. That way, you’ll know which mover near you is the cheapest. And don’t worry. Getting a moving estimate is completely free, so you won’t lose anything by shopping around.

Learn more by reading our guide to moving prices.

How much does it cost to live in Cleveland?

Cleveland residents pay an average of $1,332 every month for essentials like rent, food, and utilities.1 This total is more affordable than Columbus where living costs average $1,471, but it’s more expensive than Cincinnati where residents pay an average of $1,226 every month. In fact, Cincinnati has some of the lowest living costs in the country.

How much do homes cost in Cleveland?

The median home value in the Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Metro Area was $151,600 in 2021.2 This makes the city’s homes cheaper than those in Columbus and Cincinnati, though they’re among the most expensive in Ohio as a whole. Compared to country-wide home prices, though, median home values in all of Ohio’s cities are on the cheap side.

If you’re looking for an affordable city to buy a new home in, check out our list of the best cities for first-time homebuyers.

Should you hire a packing service?

Packing services are optional, but they can make your move much more convenient. On top of this, hiring professionals with tons of experience to pack your stuff helps ensure it all gets packed more securely than doing it yourself.

However, packing everything on your own can make your move a lot cheaper. Professional packing services usually add $300–$2,200 to your moving costs depending on how much stuff you have.

Luckily, you don’t have to go all or nothing on packing services. To get some convenience without breaking the bank, pack some of your stuff yourself and hire pros for the rest. For example, if you pack things like clothes and yard equipment yourself and hire the pros to box up everything else, it’ll be easier than doing it all on your own and cheaper than paying someone else to do it all.

To learn more about packing services and how much they cost, read our cost/benefit analysis of hiring pros to pack.

Movers in other Ohio cities

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed March 15, 2022.
  2. Joe Roberts, “The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. 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.