Moving is not just one event, but a series of decisions and events over a period of time, and it can get stressful if you let it. The logistical and financial decisions can pile on top of each other all while you're also handling your home sale, find a new apartment, working, and handling all of life's other obligations. Your time is valuable in this transitional period, and Moving.com wants to save you from getting physically and mentally drained during this time by helping you find great moving companies.
On the side of this page is our Get Free Quotes Now tool. We'll go through what each feature covers, and you can create a checklist to help you during your move. We also invite you to view our explore neighborhoods section to prepare for your new home.
Types of Moving Companies
There are three main types of moves you can choose from: professional full service moving companies, , and truck rental. A full service move leaves nearly all of the work to the moving company. They'll bring their truck to your current home, and they will pack up and load your belongings (if you want to pack any fragile items yourself, they'll often let you do so). Self-service moving companies will bring a driver and truck to your home while you do the packing and loading. Once that's complete they'll hit the road with your belongings to your new home.
A truck rental is arranged with either one of our partner companies or a local truck rental company of your choice. You pick up the truck from the rental agency, load it up, drive it to your new home, and then return it to a specified lot nearby. Note that truck rentals will often have some extra charges added if you are moving to a new city versus just in-town.
National or Local Moving Companies Near me?
Every move is classified in one of three ways: a local move, , or an international move. A local move is any move that is completed within the same state lines as your old home. Even if you've traveled to another city in the opposite corner of your current state, that's still a local move. On the other hand, a long distance move is any move that crosses state lines, even if that means you're only moving an hour away across the state border.