Find a local mover in Allentown, PA

Find local movers in Allentown, PA

Find local movers in Allentown, PA

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Find local movers in Allentown, PA

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Top 10 local moving companies in Allentown, PA

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

Sharp Van Lines

5.0Exceptional(126)
24+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
Jorge S. says, "My wife and I had never relocated before. So we just had to hire Sharp van lines. I have to say, it was the most stress-free experience of my life. This company is so professional. They sent their movers sharp on time and every man was very efficient. They took no time to pack up all our belongings and then started carrying them down to the vans. The whole process took just under 2 hours. They used a lot of packing materials though. None of my furniture or other belongings suffered any damages on the way and the delivery was made on time. It was a great first relocation." Read more
APEX HOME PRO

APEX HOME PRO

5.0(3)
Top Pro
Offers online services
7 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
James R. says, "first off this is your supposedly job in Exeter and this review sounds exactly the same as what happened here too. They came fed us a dream that our kitchen was gonna look amazing and after time went by he kept missing days only coming for a few hours or so and that was it. our kitchen is unfinished and they took all of our insurance money. now we are an elderly couple in our 60s and they took great advantage of us. These people Mike and Diane are nothing but liars and crooks. What a disgrace they make themselves out to be. Its sad that they prey on older peoples money. They claim to have a buisness but what they are is nothing but crooks and manipulators. In the long run it will all come crashing down on them because karma will get them and i truly believe they will soon fall " Read more
Dotterer Home Services

Dotterer Home Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
Quality! Our goal is to know your expectations and from there meet or exceed them. We enjoy making our customers happy. It is as simple as that we want to make YOU HAPPY!
Riddick Does It All

Riddick Does It All

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
Hello my name is Rodney Riddick and I love doing lawn care and to help others with what they might not have the time to do
Optima Transportation, LLC

Optima Transportation, LLC

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
We are a Professional furniture delivery & assembly business
Eastern Connection Movers

Eastern Connection Movers

5.0(1)
37+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
Mr. R. says, "All I can say is that I would certainly use their services again as my move was done on budget and on time without any seams. " Read more
Eric's Moving

Eric's Moving

New on HomeGuide
31+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
We are a local, family-owned and operated moving and storage company. We have been offering honest, dependible, and quality service at a reasonable price for over 20 years. We offer local and long-distance moving options. Our estimates are free as well! We enjoy making the moving process as stress-free as possible for all of our customers. We also enjoy offering top of the line service at an affordable price for both residential and corporate moves....
NEW LEVEL EXPRESS SERVICES LLC

NEW LEVEL EXPRESS SERVICES LLC

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
We take pride in making your tasks stress free with the use of our exprerience and ability to strategize on the go. No job too difficult Helping others
APP Trucking , Moving And Delivires

APP Trucking , Moving And Delivires

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
Well Experienced, lifetime in this buissness
Jersey Moving Pro

Jersey Moving Pro

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Allentown, PA
Whether it be a residential, Commercial, cross state or cross country move, we know first-hand that moving is both exciting and stressful. Our main goal is to take the stress out of the experience and let you enjoy this exciting time! We truly enjoy working with our customers and knowing that we are making this very exciting time, exciting and not stressfull.. makes it all that much more enjoyable!

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 Allentown local moving companies

Recent success stories from people in the Allentown area.
Sheldon C.
Moving companies have a reputation of overestimating themselves. I hired Sharp van lines for my move simply because I thought their quote was low and I could save some money. But they really delivered on the promise. Their men were very well trained. I do own some very expensive pieces of furniture and I was worried how they were going to handle them. But I was so relieved to find them taking extra care with my key pieces. I received the delivery on time and my belongings were in very good condition. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Sharp Van Lines
Kevin G.
He was amazing. Did not leave until the job was done. He is great
APEX HOME PRO
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