Moving is stressful, but hiring professional movers can ease and simplify the process. Whether you are moving across town or to another state, it's important to read reviews and use a licensed and insured moving company. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs have done research for you to narrow down the best movers in Phoenix to get your belongings transferred safely.
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Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the U.S., making it the most populous state capital and a popular place to move. Two demographics are relocating to Arizona: retirees and millennials. Active adults look to move to places where they can retire. The Grand Canyon State was named #2 for retirees, with Phoenix suburb Mesa topping the overall list in one SmartAsset study. On the other end of the age spectrum, millennials want to balance financial stability with ease of living as they grow into adulthood.
The season and day of the week affect moving costs the most. In the moving industry, there are two main seasons:
Non-peak - fall and winter
Peak - spring and summer
Movers in Phoenix often increase rates between May and September as these are their busiest months.
Movers in Phoenix may also use activity-based pricing. If you can move on a slower day, you will receive better pricing. The last week of each month is always the busiest for moving companies, so timing your big move during the second or third week of the month will lower the cost of your Phoenix move.
To lock in the best moving rate:
Request an on-site estimate.
Provide movers with full and clear information. This should include square footage of where you are moving from or number of rooms, if stairs are at either location and when your items need to be at the new location.
Specify in advance anything that needs special handling, like a piano or pool table.
Note the need for any packing materials.
Discuss any extra services, such as wrapping furniture or large items.
If moving across state lines, national companies like Purple Heart Moving Group, Colonial Van Lines and Open Road Moving are good choices because they are specifically licensed for this. By contrast, local companies like Low Budget Movers help with in-state moves.
When moving long distance and in need of temporary storage, Colonial Van Lines has you covered. Customers love their professionalism, customer service and that they are up-front about every step of the moving process so you know what to expect, when to expect it and at what cost.
Mile High Van Lines
Founded in Denver in 2008, Mile High Van Lines has expanded its service area for state-to-state moves. Interstate moving services can include packing and extra furniture protection. A consultant assigned to you will make your move less stressful. Customer reviews say Mile High movers are timely and hard working while customer service is attentive and professional.
For state-to-state moves, American Van Lines is a national company offering residential, corporate and military relocation. Last-minute moves are considered for no additional fee. Fragile items, such as pianos, fine arts and antiques are moved by trained and certified professionals. American Van Lines prides themselves on a fleet of modern trucks with air-ride suspension so your belongings arrive no worse for wear.
Low Budget Movers
Low Budget Movers has locations across the Phoenix metro area and specializes in local moves. The company offers free online quotes and zero deductible, full-value deductible insurance in their contract. Customers in Phoenix said they liked their excellent customer service, which made their moving experience more enjoyable.
An independent moving company, Camelback Moving offers residential and commercial services for both local and interstate moves. Overnight storage and long-term warehousing is also available to ensure safe and easy access to your possessions. Camelback Moving earned “Best Movers” in Phoenix Magazine's 2017 Best of the Valley guide.
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