The Best Professional Movers in Columbus

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MVM Moving & Storage
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
College Hunks Hauling Junk
collegehunks
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Junk removal
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
American Moving & Storage Solutions
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 Columbus

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 Columbus

If you’re moving to a new home in Columbus or somewhere else in Ohio, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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MVM Moving & Storage
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
844-424-6683
college hunks hauling junkCollege Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Junk removal
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
614-385-1005
American Moving & Storage Solutions
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
614-436-8080
Leaders Moving & Storage Co.
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
800-481-6843
Bellhop Moving
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3
- Moving labor
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
614-705-0516
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What to know about moving in Columbus

What is the cost of living in Columbus?

On average, a resident of Columbus, Ohio, spends $1,471 every month on their rent, utilities, food, and gas. And while this is in the cheaper half of our rankings of cities with the lowest living costs, it’s not as affordable as Cincinnati which landed in our top 10 most affordable cities with a monthly total of $1,226. Cleveland—where the average cost of living totals $1,332 each month—is also cheaper than Columbus.1

How much does it cost to hire movers in Columbus?

Moving prices are largely determined by how far you’re moving. If you’re moving locally (100 miles or less), you should expect to pay $550–$2,000 to hire professional movers. If you’re moving long-distance (100 miles or more), your move will be somewhere in the range of $2,000–$7,500. Your prices will go up from there if you hire your movers for packing or special add-ons like piano moving and cleanout services.

In addition to distance and add-on services, here are a few other factors that can affect the price of your move:

  • How much stuff you’re moving
  • How far ahead of time you book
  • The time of year you move
  • How many stairs your movers have to climb
  • How close your movers can park to your old and new homes

These various factors make it virtually impossible to determine your exact price without getting a professional estimate from a moving consultant. When you hire a moving company, your movers will send a consultant to inspect everything you’re moving and give you a pricing estimate. Only then will you know what your price will be.

Luckily, this process is usually free, so if the price is too high, you can back out at that point without losing more than a few hours of your time. Learn more about in-home estimates and moving prices by checking out our guide to moving costs.

How large is Columbus?

Columbus is both the capital of Ohio as well as its largest city. According to the 2020 census, Columbus’ population sat at 905,748.2 This means that the city grew roughly 14% since the 2010 census when its population was 787,033.2 For comparison, the United States as a whole grew by only 7.4% in the same period.3

How much do utilities cost in Ohio?

The average Ohioan pays $353.41 every month for utilities.4 This total includes the average costs for electricity, natural gas, water, streaming services, and broadband internet in the state. To see how these utility bills compare to those in other states and to get some tips on how to make your own utilities a little cheaper, check out our guide to utility bills.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed March 2, 2022.
  2. United States Census Bureau, “Columbus city, Ohio.” Accessed March 2, 2022.
  3. The World Economic Forum, “How has the population of each American state evolved over the last decade?” Accessed March 2, 2022.
  4. Joe Roberts, “Utility Bills 101: Utilities Tips, Average Costs, Fees, and More,” February 10, 2022. Accessed March 2, 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.