Find a local mover in Elizabeth, NJ

Find local movers in Elizabeth, NJ

Find local movers in Elizabeth, NJ

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Find local movers in Elizabeth, NJ

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Top 10 local moving companies in Elizabeth, NJ

Homeowners agree: these Elizabeth local movers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sharp Van Lines

Sharp Van Lines

23+ years in business
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
Alfonso N. says, "My problem is that I worry too much. So naturally, I was scared to death during my last move. But to be honest, when I had Sharp van lines handling it, I really had nothing to worry about. They were amazing throughout the way. They showed up on time, packed everything quickly and then loaded them to the van. They were extra careful while packing my breakables. The delivery was made on time. Absolutely every piece was unharmed. It happens quite rarely that a moving company doesn’t break anything! Then again, this company has an amazing reputation. I certainly have one of my worries stolen from me for good." Read more
Certified Relocation Solutions LLC

Certified Relocation Solutions LLC

9+ years in business
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
Lola S. says, "If you want a reliable, professional, and efficient company THIS IS THE ONE! I was stressed out about moving but this company made me feel at ease. From start to finish the whole thing went smooth. I highly recommend these guys, they know what they’re doing and their work ethic is impeccable. Save yourself the headache look no further, this is the company you need." Read more
The People's CHAMP Moving & Delivery Service

The People's CHAMP Moving & Delivery Service

2 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
Grace W. says, "Amazing group of men! From start to finish. Arrival time was punctual, they wrapped all of our items and moved through our home professionally, skilled and efficient. The service that was provided to us without having compromise affordability for professionalism was and is unheard of. This company and it's employees are definitely worth recomm and hiring again. Great job The People's CHAMP Moving & Delivery Service." Read more

Your Local Moving (under 50 miles) questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do movers cost for a local move?

Professional local movers cost $300 to $1,500 on average, depending on the home's size. Local moving companies charge $50 to $200 per hour, depending on the number of movers, if it includes packing, unpacking, or reassembly, and if there are specialty items such as a pool table.

What is the cheapest way to move?

The cheapest way to move is renting a U-Haul truck or a PODS moving container, then hiring movers by the hour to help. Save by packing all your belongings yourself. Full-service movers are the cheapest when scheduling during the off-season in late fall, winter, or early spring.

What do full-service moving companies provide?

Full-service moving companies include equipment and supplies, packing and loading boxes, furniture disassembly and loading, transportation, unloading the truck, reassembling the furniture, and unpacking boxes. Full-service movers may also provide storage and offer specialty moves for pool tables, safes, and pianos.

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

A local move is less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. A long-distance move is typically 100 to 400 miles or more or crosses over state boundaries. Local moves are charged at an hourly or flat rate, while longer interstate moves are priced by weight.

How much should you tip local movers?

Local movers should be tipped $20 per person for a half-day move or $40 per person for a full 8-hour day. Another option is to tip 5% to 10% of the total moving cost to split among the crew.

Are moving expenses tax deductible?

Moving expenses are no longer tax-deductible on federal tax returns due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. However, active US armed forces members with a permanent change of station can still write-off moving expenses. Also, some states still allow moving expense deductions on state tax returns.

Are moving companies essential services during COVID-19?

Yes, moving companies are considered essential services and are still operating during COVID-19.

How long do moving companies take?

Local moves take 4 to 8 hours on average, depending on the house's size and the number of movers. Long-distance interstate moves are delivered in 10 to 14 days on average, depending on the distance away.

Where can I find someone to help me move?

Start by searching our list of moving helpers, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential candidates:

  • Get at least three estimates from local movers to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their license, insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA).
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best movers near you.

What questions to ask a moving company?

When hiring a local mover, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • Do you take inventory of all my items?
  • What insurance coverage is available? Do you offer full-replacement value protection?
  • How do you calculate moving fees?
  • Are there any extra fees or surcharges I should be aware of?
  • Do you background check your employees?
  • How long moving take?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • How do you handle loss and damage claims?
  • Can you provide me a written binding estimate or contract?
  • What’s your payment schedule? And what payment methods are accepted?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Elizabeth local moving companies

Recent success stories from people in the Elizabeth area.
Forrest J.
I checked with 4 other companies before hiring one. All of them quoted pretty much the same number really. So I just went for Sharp van lines. I have absolutely no issues with the movers. They were punctual, efficient and reliable. My valuables were in safe hands. They delivered all my belongings in great condition. I’m not totally sold on the price but then again hiring moving companies is never cheap!
Sharp Van Lines
Gina M.
Can't say enough about the experience I had with Certified Movers. I recently moved from Basking Ridge to the Jersey Shore. It was a stressful process to begin with, between getting all the calls, estimates, and appointments. However, that stress was greatly relieved after I met the team at Certified. They were thorough, honest, and above all, amazing workers. My move went off without a hitch, and I fully recommend Certified Movers to anyone looking for a great service at a reasonable price.
Certified Relocation Solutions LLC
Ruby S.
From the initial call their team has been incredible, sales to the movers. We had a lot of priceless family emblems, along with big heavy and expensive furniture. They took the time to wrap every single item that we needed to move. Their moves were professional, skilled and efficient. I would highly recommend this company to friends, family and my colleagues. Thank you Sales Rep., Wayne for such a great moving experience!
The People's CHAMP Moving & Delivery Service
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