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1. Detroit Steady Movers

139 W Fort StDetroit, MI 48226

(248) 256-1151
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2. Stevens Worldwide Van Lines

1548 Woodward Ave Suite 975Detroit, MI 48226

(800) 677-4410
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4. Porta Vault

2030 Howard StDetroit, MI 48216

(313) 963-1738
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5. Air Ocean Intl Shipping To Mi

1403 14th StDetroit, MI 48216

(810) 395-5068
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6. Moving Axis Software

227 Iron StDetroit, MI 48207

(313) 948-1100
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7. Moving Help - Comfort And Care MovingServices

1432 Field StDetroit, MI 48214

(313) 499-0508
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8. Moving HelpServices

3702 W Warren AveDetroit, MI 48208

(313) 202-9425
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9. 1st Choice Moving and Hauling

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1923 E Larned StDetroit, MI 48207

(313) 740-0761

I had to have my garage demo hauled away recently and I hire 1st Chice to do the job. They were very fast, efficient, and reasonably priced. I would…

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10. Chase Moving Company

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Detroit, 48278Detroit, MI 48278

(313) 551-1478

I was unsure of how I was going to be able to move my office from Ann Arbor to Birmingham however when I contacted Chase the receptionist was very p…

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11. Detroit Maximum Movers

168 W Lafayette BlvdDetroit, MI 48226

(248) 381-1566
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12. Moving Help - Right Time Movers

1214 Griswold StDetroit, MI 48226

(313) 202-9426
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13. Moving Help

1434 Gratiot Ave #3Detroit, MI 48207

(313) 202-9424
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14. Available Movers

5472 Grand River AveDetroit, MI 48208

(313) 576-6259
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All My Sons Moving & Storage

15. All My Sons Moving & Storage

(800) 719-6242

From Business: All My Sons Moving & Storage is a full service Moving and Storage company with over four generations of moving experience. We have been a member of the Better Busin…

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Colonial Van Lines - Nationwide Movers

17. Colonial Van Lines - Nationwide Movers

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Serving the Detroit Area.

(888) 988-7536

I would recommend Colonial Van Lines to anyone contemplating an across-country move. Colonial Van Lines were extremely helpful with our move, which…

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18. O'Sullivan Moving & StorageServices

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Serving the Detroit Area.

(888) 738-6072

i've used o'sullivan in past and just used them again...dave and his team were terrific..they had a "can do" attitude and completed the move in reco…

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Assurance Van Line Services

19. Assurance Van Line Services

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BBB Rating: A

Serving the Detroit Area.

(800) 951-0502

The move came too suddenly. I wasn’t really prepared to move on my own. So I hired Assurance van lines to help me out. They were such great supports…

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Wheaton World Wide Moving

27. Wheaton World Wide Moving

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(866) 375-4131

From Business: Wheaton World Wide Moving understands that moving is about much more than an address change - it's a life change. Wheaton offers you and your family the peace-of-mi…

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Bekins Van Lines

28. Bekins Van Lines

(877) 235-2436

From Business: When you think of Bekins, you think, "This is moving." For more than 120 years, families like yours have trusted Bekins Van Lines to move them across the street, ac…

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Metro Movers

29. Metro Movers

Roseville, MI 48066

(586) 933-5886

From Business: Moving Specialist - Professional & Courteous Staff *RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL - PIANOS * POOL * TABLES * HOT TUBS * LARGE SAFES - FREE ESTIMATES Across the Steet Or …

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Helpful Reviews 
Me And My Truck Moving Company
pneill1 rated
Great Movers!

For my recent move from place to place in the greater Detroit area, I actually had scheduled a different moving company but they failed to call me the day before to confirm and the phone number was disconnected when I tried to call to confirm with them. To say I was panicke...mored is an understatement!! So I called and left a message for Me and My Truck, hoping I could get a moving date set up for within a week since everything I owned was packed up and living was going to be uncomfortable until I could be moved. Julius called me back within a half-hour of my leaving a message and we scheduled the move for two days away. On the moving day, he called around 9am to confirm he was on the way as promised (he was scheduled to arrive between 10am and 11am), and showed up at my door closer to 10am than 11am. They listened to a few instructions I had about some of the boxes/furniture, were extremely careful about moving my possessions, and the whole move was accomplished quickly and without any incidents. As we know, the weather for late January in Michigan can be horrible, but we didn't have to contend with any snow. However, the temperature was "Artic" on the moving day...one of those days with a temperature in the low teens and a wind chill making it feel like -10 below zero! But Julius and his co-worker remained cheerful and careful throughout the freezing cold hours. I cannot recommend Me and My Truck highly enough. I believe I will be moving again within the year, and I will definitely be calling Julius and his company again!view less

Chase Moving Company
kahliljakir rated

I was unsure of how I was going to be able to move my office from Ann Arbor to Birmingham however when I contacted Chase the receptionist was very professional and she gave me accurate information. I chose to hire a three man crew which saved me both time and money. I really...more liked their rates and that they were willing to beat the price of other moving companies. I was most impressed by how they accommodated my move in a professional and efficient manner. I appreciated that the movers handled all of my office materials with care. This was a phenomenal experience. Thanks again Chase for the outstanding job! view less

Chase Moving Company
rachaelbrooks rated

This moving company did such a wonderful job, I was more than satisfied with their service. The emails I received were very helpful and contained a lot of useful information. The movers were very pleasant and hardworking. The receptionist was very professional and made me fe...moreel extremely comfortable. I would recommend this company to anyone who was in need of a GREAT moving service!!!view less

Did You Know?

The Different Types of Moves

Every move is different, so it's vital to choose a moving company that's right for you. The first consideration you should make when hiring these professionals is how far you're moving.

Local Moves
Depending on the moving company, local moves are typically anywhere between one and 100 miles within the same state. Local moves are less complicated to plan, both for you and the movers you decide to hire. They're typically priced based on how much you need to move, how many movers the company plans to provide and how long the job is estimated to take.

Long-Distance and Interstate Moves
Even if you're staying in the same state, you may still technically be planning a long-distance move - though the exact mileage varies by moving company, these are typically moves that are more than 50 to 100 miles long or across state or country lines. In fact, even if you're moving within the same state but you have to go through another state or country first, it's likely considered an interstate move, rather than a local one. That's because the movers are technically transferring items between state lines, which means they'll be responsible for having the correct licensing and insurance in place.

Long-distance moves are much more complicated to plan, typically requiring you to pay numerous extra expenses for everything from shipping items to renting storage space.

What's the Cost? A Breakdown of How Movers Charge

Are you making a big move and trying to figure out exactly how much you should plan to spend? Or are you on a tight budget and looking to hire a mover who can keep costs low? Either way, it's important to understand how exactly moving companies charge their customers.

The Move
As mentioned above, for local moves, companies will charge based on the number of movers they provide and the amount of time they'll need to spend on the project. Generally, the more rooms in your apartment or house, the more movers and time you can expect to be charged for. The price of long-distance or interstate moves, on the other hand, will be based on the amount of belongings you have - and more specifically the weight of those belongings. The heavier the boxes or items you're shipping across state or country lines, the more expensive your move will be.

Moving costs will vary greatly, depending on where you are. Local moves in a small town in the Midwest will be much less expensive than comparable moves in New York City. For that reason, it's best to do some research about the going rates in your area.

The Estimate
No matter what type of move you're making, you can reach out to prospective moving companies for estimates - this is the best way to determine how expensive your move will be based on where you live and what services you're looking for. Typically, the moving company will send someone to your home who will do a walk through of each room, making note of the furniture, valuables and other belongings in each one. Then, he or she will provide an estimate. The exact amount you pay may, however, be different from the amount declared in the estimate. That's where the type of contract comes in.

Nonbinding vs. Binding Contracts
For any move, a company will ask you to sign a contract. It's crucial to know exactly what type of contract you're signing, though, to understand how much you can expect to pay. In basic terms, there are two types of moving contracts: binding and nonbinding. Binding, as well as binding not-to-exceed, contracts are the most preferable for people hiring movers. These list an estimated price the moving company cannot charge more than. So, even if your local move takes an hour longer or your belongings are heavier than expected for an interstate move, you're still only responsible for paying a fixed amount.

Nonbinding contracts, on the other hand, have no fixed final number. Instead, they list a rate - by the hour or by the pound/kilo - and you're responsible for paying exactly how much your move costs in those terms.

Extra Costs
Keep in mind that movers provide a variety of services, many of which you may not require. These can affect how expensive your move will be. For example, a full-service move that includes packing and unpacking will be pricier than a local move that only includes loading the truck, driving it to the new home and unloading it.

For any move, there may be extra costs beyond the typical services offered. If you're asking your movers to transport large, hard-to-move items, like pianos, for instance, you'll likely pay an extra fee. Likewise, if your apartment building doesn't have an elevator or the truck has to be parked far from your home, you may be charged extra. Ask about these potential expenses when signing your contract.

How to Hire a Reputable Moving Company

Don't rush through the process of hiring a moving company. Make sure the movers you hire are dependable, reputable and the right fit for your needs.

Look for Reviews and Recommendations
When hiring movers, it's a good idea to both look at reviews online and ask your friends and family members for recommendations. Personal endorsements will go a long way toward helping you determine whether you can expect the company to do a quick and professional job.

Choose Top Candidates
As you're vetting candidates through reviews and recommendations, narrow your selection to three or four top options. Make sure the companies offer the type of move you're looking for, whether it's interstate or local. These three or four companies are who you'll contact for estimates.

Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions
After receiving estimates, you'll have a better idea which companies are within your budget. However, this isn't the only factor you should use when choosing movers, especially for more complicated jobs. In fact, you may be willing to pay a little more to hire quality movers who can ensure the safety of your belongings. Don't be afraid to call these companies and ask questions.

Questions to Ask Movers Before Hiring Them

During the hiring process, you want to make sure of three things: First, that the moving company is reputable and has the proper licensing and insurance. Second, that the movers are dependable, professional and committed to doing the job correctly. Finally, that the estimate provided is binding and that you're aware of any potential excess costs. With these factors in mind, here are some of the most important questions to ask a moving company:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • Can you provide letters of recommendation?
  • How do your movers safely transport furniture without damaging it?
  • What are the next steps in the event that something is lost or damaged in transit?
  • Is the quote binding or nonbinding? Can you offer a binding estimate?
  • Are there any extra costs, fees or fines I should be aware of?
  • Do you require a deposit?

How to Avoid Scams

As with any service profession, there are certain moving companies - though they are few and far between - that aren't reputable or that will try to take advantage of you. It's important to be able to recognize a scam if you come across one.

Call the FMCSA
For long-distance or interstate moves, you can easily check that companies have the proper licensing and insurance, which is a clear indication that they're legitimate. All interstate moving companies must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, so call 888-368-7238 to confirm the licenses, insurance and credentials of the movers you're considering. The FMCSA can also tell you if any complaints have been filed against a particular moving company.

Check with the American Moving and Storage Association
For both local and long-distance moving companies, AMSA is another good place to check out a company's legitimacy. Moving companies aren't required to be an AMSA member, but the ones that are have committed to the association's rules and regulations, which protect both the companies and the consumers hiring them. If a company isn't an AMSA member, that doesn't mean it isn't reputable, but an AMSA membership is a clear indication of legitimacy.

Damage Prevention Tips

One of the most common fears people face when moving to a new home is that something they own will be lost or damaged in the process. While no company will be able to guarantee everything arrives safely, there are steps you can take to make damage less likely.

Pack and Transport Your Valuables
If you have items that are emotionally or financially valuable to you, do your best to pack and move them yourself. Keep jewelry, expensive artwork, inherited valuables and even costly electronics in your own car - that way you'll have complete control over their safety at all times.

Choose a Moving Company That Plans Ahead
Moving companies can better keep your belongings safe when the movers plan ahead. What does this mean? Many companies take extra time to measure doorways, halls and stairways to find the safest route in and out of your home. They should also provide furniture blankets, covers and moving pads to keep both your home and your belongings free of scratches or other damage.

Keep the Moving Area Safe
There are some things you can control on moving day and some things you simply can't, such as the weather. If you're moving on a snowy, icy or rainy day, keeping all of your paths, stairways and walkways clear and dry is crucial. This can help protect both the movers and the large items they're carrying to and from the truck.

Should You Tip Movers?

The subject of tipping is relatively unclear when it comes to movers. However, there is a general rule of thumb that most people in the industry agree on: Tip your movers if they've done a good job and you think a tip is warranted.

Generally, a 5 percent tip is considered appropriate, though some people recommend paying $20 per day, per mover for basic, local moves. However, almost everyone agrees you should first do a quick walk-through of your home to check for any damage to your furniture or belongings and to make sure everything is where you'd like it to be.

If you do decide to give a tip, divide it evenly and give money to each individual, rather than giving the entire sum to the head mover and expecting it to be doled out equally. One type of tip to avoid: alcohol. It's usually illegal for movers to have bottles of alcohol in the truck or van, so tipping a bottle of wine or liquor could get them into trouble.

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