Find a local mover in New York, NY

Find local movers in New York, NY

Find local movers in New York, NY

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Top 10 local moving companies in New York, NY

Homeowners agree: these New York local movers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The People's CHAMP Moving & Delivery Service

The People's CHAMP Moving & Delivery Service

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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
Al Smith MC James Smith LLC

Al Smith MC James Smith LLC

New on HomeGuide
109+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Excellent Giving my customers successful relocation
Sharp Van Lines

Sharp Van Lines

5.0Exceptional(124)
24+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Carl F. says, "Not only were the movers from Sharp van lines were efficient and professional, they were also extremely friendly. I might have just found the perfect moving company who really shows a lot of care for my valuables. They handled my move very smoothly. The movers were so strong; they carried my heavy mattress with such ease. I really can’t praise these guys enough. Lastly, a special mention is needed for their pricing. They quoted quite low to begin with. The final bill was even lower than that. All the packing materials were provided for free. I just couldn’t believe my eyes." Read more
Castillo De Leon LLC

Castillo De Leon LLC

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Company dedicated to the construction and remodeling of homes, painting, plumbing, electricity, flooring, installation of appliances and assembly.
All Around Moving Services Company, Inc.

All Around Moving Services Company, Inc.

5.0(1)
21+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Rebeca C. says, "We used All Around moving company for local moving services and storage for 2 months and all went well with the guys, papers, office personel and overall positive experience." Read more
Certified Relocation Solutions LLC

Certified Relocation Solutions LLC

5.0(2)
10+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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
Tri-State One Rate Movers

Tri-State One Rate Movers

5.0(1)
Serves New York, NY
Carolyn S. says, "Tri-State One Rate Movers did an amazing job for us! We moved our family of 5 from NYC to CT, including a storage unit in Brooklyn. Although their quote came in slightly above other companies their clear concise quote let us know how they came to the Flat Rate Quoted. At the end of the day they were worth every penny! The team of movers we were given were outstanding...efficient, careful, kind, respectful...and by the end of the day as we looked in each room all the furniture was where it should be and the boxes for each room was stack neatly with all the content writing facing outward. The little things that inevitably made a big difference. I cannot recall the team leader's name, but he was awesome. Avi (Mgmt) recommended and assured us that we would not be disappointed and he was correct! Definitely use these guys...they might seem higher at first, but you will not see any extra costs or damages so well worth it! " Read more
B&R Can Do It All

B&R Can Do It All

5.0Exceptional(15)
2 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Bruce S. says, "Had some "unexpected" Company showing up. Called B & R on short notice, who showed up On Time _ Did a Good Job _ Was very Professional _ Followed Up _ and who we are _ Now Using on a Regular Basis _ because of their _ Good Work and Great Attitude. I'm Happy to recommend them. Cheers ~" Read more
ABL Trucking

ABL Trucking

New on HomeGuide
Serves New York, NY
Our passion for our clients is our driving force . Honest,loyal and dedicated. That’s how we live by
CRS Corporate Relocation Systems Inc.

CRS Corporate Relocation Systems Inc.

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
We offer commercial moving, storage and warehousing options throughout New York so that you can utilize your new office space more efficiently. Whether you need storage, warehousing, or help to receive your shipments, CRS has the expertise and capabilities to help you get the job done.

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 New York local moving companies

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
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
Damon B.
I know for a fact that many no-frills moving companies hire part time movers who really lack experience. I was expecting the same from Sharp van lines. To my surprise, these guys really did the job excellently. I gathered that they were doing this job for a very long time. They were very creative while they packed all my belongings and used correct packing materials for different things. The loading process went very smoothly as well. They delivered my goods on time in great condition. The experience factor alone is a good enough reason to hire these guys!
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
Laura B.
Very happy with B&R’s cleaning services. Needed a deep clean for my 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home and I was given a reasonable rate. 2 professional cleaners came and worked their magic. Super pleased and will have them clean every 2 weeks to maintain it. Thank you to the crew, they did an amazing job!
B&R Can Do It All
Keith N.
Friendly, courteous, professional and fast. That describes my entire experience with the movers from Bluebell Relocation Services. From the time I submitted information for an on-line quote, through on-line scheduling, and on to the moving day, all was seamless and perfect. The movers themselves did all possible to make the move a pleasant one. They were thorough and professional in their work, and finished the work well within the time promised. I am totally satisfied with this moving service and would recommend them to all.
Bluebell Relocation Services
Naima D.
Dry satisfying/outstanding customer service, Thank you
The RDF Group
Tatsiana R.
Professional movers
Athletic Movers
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