Our Best Movers in Washington, DC

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A-Anytime Movers
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Loading services
Pro Bullet Local moves
Con Bullet Interstate moves
Bookstore Movers
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Office relocation
Pro Bullet Local moves
Con Bullet Interstate moves
Mic's Moving Company
Our Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Office relocation
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves

The best long-distance movers in Washington, DC

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of Washington, DC, 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 Washington, DC

If you’re moving to a new home in Washington, DC, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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A-Anytime Movers
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
-Packing services
-Loading and unloading help
-Local moves
202-483-9109
Bookstore Movers
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
-Packing services
-Office relocation
-Local moves
202-570-4697
Mic's Moving Company
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
-Packing services
-Office relocation
-In-state moves
-Interstate moves
301-257-0111
District Relocators
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
-Packing services
-Office relocation
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
800-267-4548
A Few Good College Men
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
-Packing services
-Junk removal
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
202-557-4000
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What to know about moving in Washington, DC

Does Washington, DC have a good job market?

In November of 2020, Glassdoor reported that Washington, DC’s number of open jobs had shrunk by 13.7% year over year.1 The shrinkage in many industries was much larger than this city-wide average though. Some industries saw declines in job availability as high as 70%. In fact, almost no industry saw an increase in open positions in DC.

One notable exception was the health care and hospitals industry which had 17.6% more open jobs in 2020 than in 2019. This trend likely had something to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the decline of open positions in Washington, DC, the city’s median base pay actually went up to around $65,000 the same year.1 So while it may be harder to find a job in DC than it was in 2019, many of the jobs you can find will pay more than they used to.

What is the cost of living in Washington, DC?

With a monthly total of $2,217 for costs like rent, food, and utilities,2 the average Washington, DC resident pays more for living costs than most other Americans do.

In fact, the nation’s capital takes 11th place on our list of cities with the highest living costs. It even outranks notoriously expensive metros like New York City and Los Angeles.

Where can I donate household goods in Washington, DC?

If you’re moving around the DC area and you have some lightly used—or heavily used but still useful—household items to get rid of, consider taking them to one of these donation centers instead of throwing them away:

Keep in mind that not all charities and donation centers can accept everything you give. For example, some charities accept furniture but not appliances, while others can't accept clothing. Before loading your car to deliver your donation, check the donation center’s website to ensure it can take it.

If you’d rather donate to a charity that will come to you and pick up your stuff, check out our list of charities that pick up donations.

Does Washington, DC have good public transportation?

Yes, Washington, DC has both a bus system and rail system that services over 600,000 commuters every day.3 In fact, DC has the best public transit in the US, according to the Washington Post.4

This is fortunate because DC’s traffic is almost as bad as its transit system is good. The average Washington, DC driver spends roughly 102 hours in traffic annually, making it the third-worst traffic city in the country.5

If you live in DC or you plan to move there soon, consider taking public transit to save time you’d otherwise lose to congestion. You could even try biking to work. We’ve found that Washington, DC is one of the best cities for cyclists.

Best local movers in Washington, DC

Sources

  1. Glassdoor, “Washington D.C.,” November 2020. Accessed January 31, 2022.
  2. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed January 31, 2022.
  3. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, “Metrorail.” Accessed January 31, 2022.
  4. Fredrick Kunkle, “D.C.’s Metro is the No. 1 transit system in the nation. Yes, you read that right,” February 24, 2016. Accessed January 31, 2022.
  5. Dana Hedgpeth, “‘It’s a waste of time’: Washington is No. 3 in traffic congestion, study says,” August 22, 2019. Accessed January 31, 2022.