The Best Moving Companies in Plano

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 Plano. 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
King Moving Company
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
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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.

Moving 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 Plano

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 Texas, 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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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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safeway
Safeway Moving System
4 out of 5 stars
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Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Plano

If you’re moving to a new home in Plano or somewhere else in Texas, 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
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
972-672-1800
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
214-704-8763
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
469-200-6699
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Junk removal
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
972-810-7500
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
214-377-7326

Best moving container companies in Plano

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 Plano

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 Plano

What is the cost of living in Plano?

Plano is among the top 20 US cities with the highest living costs, and it’s the most expensive city in Texas by a mile. The average Plano resident pays $2,007 every month for their rent, utilities, food, and vehicle gas.1 In Austin—Texas’s second most expensive city—residents only pay an average of $1,759 for these same necessities.1

How much is rent in Plano?

In 2021, the average rent for a single bedroom apartment in Plano was $1,300.2 This represents a 9.07% increase over the city’s 2020 rental rates, which isn’t surprising considering that many Texas cities saw rental price increases in the same period.

That said, Plano’s increase was the steepest one in Texas and its average rent was already higher than almost any other city in the state.

Can you live on minimum wage in Plano?

After how much we’ve discussed Plano’s soaring rent and other costs, it should be no surprise that the city is one of the least livable for minimum-wage earners. This isn’t solely due to Plano’s high living costs, though. The city’s minimum wage of $7.25 is as low as it’s legally allowed to be—much too low to comfortably live on in such an expensive city.

While making minimum wage, you’d have to work 182.28 hours every month just to afford Plano’s average rent, let alone afford food or other necessities.3 For comparison, New York and San Francisco both have much higher rent than Plano, but they’re more livable for minimum wage earners simply because their minimum wages are well above the federal minimum.

Where can I donate used items in Plano?

Moving costs are partially determined by how much stuff you’re moving, so donating clothes, furniture, and appliances you no longer need is one of the best ways to make your move cheaper. To help you unload these unwanted belongings, here are a few of Plano’s donation centers:

Only donate things someone else might want. Otherwise, you’re just making old, useless clutter someone else’s problem. Instead of donating dead appliances and busted furniture, you can hire one of our favorite junk removal companies to dispose of them for you.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed March 15, 2022.
  2. Trevor Wheelwright, “Where Did Rental Prices Increase and Decrease the Most in 2021?” December 2, 2021. Accessed March 15, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, “The Least and Most Affordable Big Cities for Minimum Wage Earners,” March 15, 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.