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Best Moving Companies in Cleveland, OH

Dec. 13, 2019, 12:13 a.m.

Moving to a new home is a big and potentially expensive event. Some factors influencing the cost include your volume of belongings, timing of the move and market pricing. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best movers in Cleveland to identify excellent moving companies to help you transition to your new home.

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#1
Colonial Van Lines

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Colonial Van Lines
Colonial Van Lines
Features
  • Corporate movers
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Full service moving
  • Packing services
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#2
Empire Moving Group
Empire Moving Group
Features
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Negotiates affordable price based on your moving needs
  • Full service for long-distance residential, commercial and corporate moves
  • Packing, boxing and loading services
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#3
American Van Lines
American Van Lines
Features
  • Corporate relocation and military moves
  • Movers certified to handle fine art, antiques, pianos
  • Best customer service award in Newsweek Magazine 2019 survey
  • State-to-state moves only
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Mile High Van Lines
Mile High Van Lines
Features
  • Residential and commercial moves
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Screened and approved by HomeAdvisor
  • Professional, fast, reliable movers
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Cross Country Moving
Cross Country Moving
Features
  • Secure climate control facilities
  • Military and senior moving services
  • Offer expedited & efficient services
  • Available in Cleveland
Two Men and a Truck
Two Men and a Truck
Features
  • Local & long distance
  • Onsite storage units
  • Full-service packing
  • Business moving services
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Location
1420 Lloyd Rd.
Wickliffe, OH 44092
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The Hard Body Haulers Corporation
The Hard Body Haulers Corporation
Features
  • Local moves only
  • Fixed, straightforward quotes
  • No cancellation fee if more than 24 hours notice
  • Packing for single items, kitchen, full house
All My Sons Moving & Storage
All My Sons Moving & Storage
Features
  • Local & long distance
  • White glove service
  • Packing services
  • Auto movers
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Location
15224 Neo Pkwy.
Garfield Heights, OH 44128
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Sparks Moving and Storage
Sparks Moving and Storage
Features
  • M-Sat: 8am - 6pm
  • Closed Sun
  • sparksmoving.com
Location
19620 Nottingham Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44110
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Leaders Moving
Leaders Moving
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 6pm
  • Sat: 8am - 4pm
  • Closed Sun
  • leadersmoving.com
Location
4521 Industrial Pkwy.
Cleveland, OH 44135
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Fridrich Moving & Storage
Fridrich Moving & Storage
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • fridrichmoving.com
Location
14800 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44135
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Parma Movers
Parma Movers
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • parmamovers.com
Location
8686 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44129
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Move 4 Less
Move 4 Less
Features
  • Hours may vary
  • move4lessllc.com
Location
24202 Aurora Rd., Unit C
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
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Kash Movers
Kash Movers
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 6pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 9am - 5pm
  • kashmoving.com
Location
3115 Berea Rd., Bldg. B.
Cleveland, OH 44111
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Summit Moving and Storage
Summit Moving and Storage
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 12pm
  • Closed Sun
  • corlettmovers.com
Location
3101 E. 55th St.
Cleveland, OH 44127
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The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co.
The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co.
Features
  • M-F: 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • movingclevelandoh.com
Location
8688 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44129
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A to Z Moving and Driving
A to Z Moving and Driving
Features
  • M-Sat: 8am - 9pm
  • Sun: 9am - 5pm
Location
P.O. Box 29566
Cleveland, OH 44129
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Business On The Move
Business On The Move
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • businessonthemovellc.com
Location
18200 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44135
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Berman Moving And Storage
Berman Moving And Storage
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • bermanmovers.com
Location
23800 Corbin Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44128
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Roadrunner Moving & Storage
Roadrunner Moving & Storage
Features
  • M-Sun: 8am - 6pm
  • roadrunnermoverscleveland.com
Location
735 Kenbridge Dr.
Highland Heights, OH 44143
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College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
Features
  • M-Sat: 8am - 9pm
  • Closed Sun
  • collegehunkshaulingjunk.com
Location
4500 Lee Rd., Ste. 224
Cleveland, OH 44128
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Corrigan Moving Systems
Corrigan Moving Systems
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • corriganmoving.com
Location
12875 Corporate Dr.
Parma, OH 44135
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How to choose movers in Cleveland

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Cleveland is the seat of Cuyahoga County, which lost almost 5,000 of its 1.2 million residents from 2016 to 2017, the third largest county loss nationwide. However, certain areas in Cleveland are attracting newcomers, including Downtown, Tremont and the eastern neighborhoods bordering Lake Erie.

Six counties border Cuyahoga: Medina, Lorain, Lake, Summit, Geauga and Portage. All six gained residents in 2017 while Ohio’s overall population grew by a modest 0.3 percent.

Timing impacts moving prices. The busiest home-buying season in Cleveland is spring. Cleveland’s peak moving seasons are spring and summer. The last week of the month and the later days of the week are also busiest for moving companies. With Cleveland's icy and snowy winters, residents avoid moving during the cold. Booking your move far in advance may also save you money.

Local and out-of-state moving in Cleveland

Prices for local (intrastate) movers are typically charged per hour, yet guaranteed price estimates are possible. The average cost per mover is $25 to $50 per hour. Cleveland averages about $95 per hour for two movers and a truck and $165 with four movers.

To avoid unexpected costs, tell your moving company if its truck won’t be able to park near the door and if there are stairs. Older apartment buildings in areas like Old Brooklyn and Euclid were built as “walk-ups” of up to four floors.

If moving out-of-state, you’ll need an interstate mover that meets certain regulatory requirements. Here are types of quotes that interstate movers offer:

  • Binding estimate gives a definite final price.
  • Non-binding estimate gives an approximate price with an understanding that the final price will not exceed the estimate by a reasonable amount, such as 10 percent.
  • Not-to-exceed estimate is one where the final price will be the lower amount of either a binding estimate or the actual cost.

Cleveland has some emerging areas that are worth a home investment. Read the City of Cleveland's Strategy for Development & Revitalization plan for more information.

Price range for interstate moves to Cleveland

Origin Median Range
Indianapolis, IN $3,246 $2,731 - $3,762
Grand Rapids, MI $3,175 $2,672 - $3,679
Memphis, TN $4,040 $3,380 - $4,701
Charlotte, NC $3,582 $3,006 - $4,161

Note: Estimates based on a 2 to 3 bedroom home with partial packing assistance service in August.

Colonial Van Lines

Colonial Van Lines

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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.

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American Van Lines

American Van Lines

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.

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Mile High Van Lines

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.

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Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck have grown into a national moving company with franchised locations. They offer full-service moving with compassion, marketing themselves as treating everyone “as they would their own grandma.” Local customer reviews are quite positive and many applaud their punctuality.

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All My Sons Moving & Storage

All My Sons Moving & Storage

All My Sons Moving & Storage operates in 15 states, but is largely focused on local moves. Cleveland customer reviews were generally positive. Many stated that the movers were professional and fast. A few customers cited concerns related to scheduling errors and other miscommunications.

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