We are proud to present our top 2019 picks for full service moving companies. All the candidates below provide both basic and premium moving service packages depending on individual customers' needs.

Last updated: March 10, 2019

Our Highest Rated Mover
Federal Moving

✔ Moving consultations/on-site estimates
✔ Free 60-day storage
✔ Customized moving plans
✔ GPS live tracking
✔ Corporate and residential
✔ The full door to door service included

United Van Lines

✔ 350-agent long-distance moving network
✔ Customizable move plans
✔ Valuation coverage options
✔ Tradeshow and exhibit transportation solutions


✔ Full-service moving provider offering nationwide and international transportation
✔ Established in 1927
✔ Storage, packing and unpacking services
✔ Convenience add-ons (garbage removal, cleaning services)

Traditional Van Lines

✔ Self-sufficient nationwide relocation provider with a variety of services at affordable rates
✔ Free 60-day storage (no re-handling fees)
✔ GPS live tracking
✔ Corporate and residential insured relocation provided

Bekins van lines

✔ One of the oldest moving companies in the United States
✔ Accepting partnership with various relocation providers for broader network
✔ Ballpark estimate availability
✔ GSA government moving service provider



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Your move price is based on the volume/weight of items being moved. All estimates are binding and depend solely on the number of items (volume of actual items, not the stacked space)

For larger moves it is always best for a company to visit your home and determine the cost of your move, as it depends on numerous factors such as packing, building access, size of consignment, number of staff etc. With this information a precise quote based on your individual move can be provided faster.


Every moving experience is unique, so weighing your options before making a decision is highly recommended. Choosing a company is a perfect solution for those in need of loading/unloading assistance, moving interstate and/or time-saving. DIY is generally cheaper, but comes with additional challenges like labor, truck and driving to your destination. Moving providers’ convenience options (insurance, free storage etc.) are also a good fit in case of moving fragile items or needing a few weeks or months before you move into your new place.

(truck/storage unit/container space)

If you’re hiring a professional mover, the "space" question is a worry-free matter. Your belongings will be carefully estimated, weighed/analyzed for volume and loaded into a freight truck. For a DIY move, in most average cases you’ll need a 10-foot truck for a studio/1-bedroom apartment (400 cubic feet, 2800 lbs.), a 15–17-foot truck for a two-bedroom apartment (750-800 cubic feet, 5600 lbs.) or a 20–26-foot truck for a home with 3 to 4 bedrooms (1600-1700 cubic feet, 12000 lbs.)

Sizes slightly vary based on manufacturer/moving company/rental.