Our top movers in Houston

Find local and long-distance movers near you
Optimus Moving Services
5 out of 5 stars
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Einstein Moving Company
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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H-Town Movers Houston
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    In-state moves

The best long-distance movers in Houston

If you’re moving out of Texas, these professional moving companies can handle your interstate move.
Best overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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Best for up-front prices
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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Best customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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Best for customizing
northamerican
North American Moving Services
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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Best bang for your buck
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Local professional movers in Houston

If you’re moving locally (whether staying in Houston or staying in Texas), these high-rated local movers can do the job.
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Optimus Moving Services
5 out of 5 stars
5
- Moving labor
- Piano transport
- In-state moves
- Out-of-state moves
(281) 859-0909
Einstein Moving Company
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Moving labor
- Packing services
- In-state moves
(281) 962-3973
H-Town Movers Houston
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- All-inclusive rates
- Packing services
- In-state moves
(832) 426-0231
3 Men Movers
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Storage
- In-state moves
(713) 909-7896

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.

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.

What to know about moving in Houston

How much does it cost to move out of Texas?
Interstate moves can be pricey, ranging from $2,000 for shorter moves to $12,000 or more for longer moves.1 It all depends on your home size, moving distance, and time of year. While professional full-service moves are the easiest option, they’ll also cost you the most. If you need to save money on your move, look into a container moving company or a DIY moving truck rental.
How long does an interstate move take?
If you’re moving out of state, the average moving timeline is between 10 and 14 days. But it all depends on time of year and moving distance. Shorter moves can arrive within three days, but longer routes can take up to three weeks—especially during the peak moving season of late spring and summer. Plan ahead by asking for a moving timeline when you get quotes from different moving companies.
Where can I donate households good I don’t want to move with me?

If you’re looking to donate household goods, Houston’s Salvation Army will take your gently used items off your hands. If you’d like to donate furniture, local organizations like the Houston Furniture Bank and Out of the Closet Thrift Stores will pick up your furniture from your home (though they may charge a small fee).

How much do utilities cost in Texas?

On average, monthly utilities in Texas cost $356.53 (for electricity, gas, water, TV streaming services, and broadband internet).2

What is the cost of living in Houston?

Houston’s cost of living averages out to $1502, making it the 51st most expensive city in the United States.3

Sources

  1. Colin Holmes, “How Much Does It Cost to Move?” December 21, 2020. Accessed December 6, 2021.
  2. Joe Roberts, “Utility Bills 101: Utilities Tips, Average Costs, Fees, and More,” November 12, 2021. Accessed December 6, 2021.
  3. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in 2021,” September 30, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2021.