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    by Jessica Render ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Whether you're moving down the street or across the country, relocating is stressful. Hiring the right moving company in Indianapolis makes the process smoother and speedier and creates a positive experience. We’ve created a list of the best movers in the Indianapolis area so you can select the right professional.

    Top 12 Indianapolis Moving Companies

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      Colonial Van Lines Read 1,664 Reviews

      Long-distance moves and storage. Includes packing and assembly/disassembly in quote. Charges between $1,550 and $3,100 for a three-bedroom move from Chicago to Houston. Has Colonial Cubes moving container option.

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        United Nation Van Lines Read 53 Reviews

        Offers long-distance moving and corporate relocation services. Packing services and storage available. Serves the continental U.S. Charges between $2,500 and $5,000 for a two-bedroom move from Philadelphia to Kansas City.

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          American Van Lines Read 2,206 Reviews

          Offers long-distance, military, commercial and corporate moving services. No extra charges for last-minute moves. Requires a significant deposit to reserve a move. Cross-country moves typically cost from $2,000 to $5,000.

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          Bellhops Indianapolis Read Author Review

          Handles local moves and long-distance relocations. Provides instant quotes and online booking. Handles last-minute moves. Offers labor-only options and moving equipment with services.

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          College Hunks Hauling Junk Indianapolis Read Author Review

          Handles local, long-distance, student and storage moves. Charges an hourly rate for services. Provides packing and moving materials like dollies, bungee cords, pads and more.

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          Colt Moving Read Author Review

          Charges $90 to $120 an hour. Additional movers available for $30 an hour. Carries full commercial insurance that includes actual value replacement.

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          J Lopez Moving Read Author Review

          Provides full-service local, residential moves. Average cost ranges from $120 to $160 an hour. Offers packing/unpacking, wrapping and cleaning services.

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          John Mitchell Moving (Two Guys & A Truck) Read Author Review

          Completes local and long-distance moves. Carefully wraps and packages personal belongings during full-service moves. Sells a full line of moving boxes and materials.

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          Leaders Moving & Storage Indianapolis Read Author Review

          Handles local and long-distance moves, plus storage, packing and delivery services. Offers full-service moves, custom moves or packed-and-ready moves.

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          My Movers Read Author Review

          Moves belongings locally or long-distance. Offers hourly packing services. Sells and delivers boxes before your move date. Rents out 26-foot trucks that fit the belongings of a three-bedroom house.

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          Sherman Moving & Storage Read Author Review

          Provides local and long-distance moves, loading/unloading and packing/unpacking services. Rents climate-controlled warehouse space for $4 per 100 pounds a month.

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          U-Pack Indianapolis Read Author Review

          Moves your possessions anywhere in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. Provides budget moves for customers who handle their own packing and loading. Offers instant online quotes.

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            Hiring the right moving company in Indianapolis takes the stress out of relocating. Whether you need a little help or a lot of help, there’s a mover out there for you. Finding the right one requires considering the level of service you need, your budget, how far you’re moving and the company’s overall reputation.

            Indianapolis moving costs

            Most companies charge an hourly rate for local moves within Greater Indianapolis. Moving a three-bedroom residence costs an average of $1,850. Expect prices to increase if you want a full-service move where movers pack your belongings or if you have a specialty move with items like antiques or grand pianos.

            Additional factors that make for a more costly move include:

            • Stair fees: Elevators and stairs, such as those in Old Northside’s Victorian mansions, increase moving time. Some companies charge fees for the extra work.
            • Long-carry fees: Movers may charge extra when its employees can’t park directly in front of your home. This might happen in crowded areas with limited parking, such as Downtown Indianapolis.
            • Home size: Larger homes, such as those in Meridian Kessler and Fountain Square, typically have more items, which increases the total move time and drives up the cost for pay-by-the-hour movers.

            Cost to move long distance from Indianapolis

            Unlike local moves, long-distance and interstate moving companies typically charge based on the distance of the move and amount of possessions being moved. Here are a few scenarios that should help give you an idea of the average long-distance moving costs:

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            Indianapolis moving FAQ

            Can I hire labor-only movers in Indianapolis?
            Yes, labor-only movers are available in Indianapolis and are growing in popularity. Hiring a company that provides labor-only services saves a significant amount of money when moving, especially when compared to full-service relocations. Depending on the number of crew members, you can pay as little as $50 an hour to have labor-only movers load items into your truck, car or portable container. You’re responsible for providing all moving equipment and transporting your belongings to their destination.
            What is the best time of year to move in Indianapolis?
            The most comfortable times to move in Indianapolis are spring and summer — unfortunately, those are also peak moving times, which means moving companies charge higher rates.

            Those looking to save some money should consider moving between mid-September and April. Relocating during the beginning of fall or mid-spring helps prevent freezing temperatures and cold, windy days from putting a damper on your moving plans.

            Are there any moving laws and regulations in Indianapolis?
            Indiana movers must have an Indiana business license and Intrastate Household Goods certificate number. Long-distance movers must have a USDOT number. Movers must also be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

            Carriers are only required to have basic liability insurance that covers $0.60 per pound per article. This means you only receive $24 in damages if your 40-pound flat-screen television is damaged unless you purchase additional coverage.

            You can download a free guide of your rights and responsibilities when you move to ensure a moving company isn’t taking advantage of you. It’s also useful to check the FMCSA’s website for complaints filed against movers before hiring them.

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              Indianapolis moving company information

              J Lopez Moving

              J Lopez Moving takes care of relocation, packing, unpacking, wrapping and cleaning needs with rates starting at $120 an hour for two movers. The company is fully insured and licensed.

              • Service areas: Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Geist, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Lawrence, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville
              • Address: 6815 E. 106th St., Fishers, IN 46038
              • Phone: (317) 656-1758
              • Hours: M - F: 9am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm
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              John Mitchell Moving (Two Guys & A Truck)

              John Mitchell Moving’s team of coordinators is careful with your possessions while providing fast and efficient packing and unpacking services. The company is fully licensed and bonded.

              • Service areas: Indianapolis and surrounding states
              • Address: 5702 Martin Luther King Blvd., Anderson, IN 46013
              • Phone: (317) 776-1447
              • Hours: M - Sat: 8am - 5pm
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              My Movers

              My Movers has completed more than 1,700 moves with an average of 151 boxes moved per day. When moving long-distance with My Movers, you won't have to share your truck with others. The company offers short-term storage on their vehicles.

              • Service areas: Indianapolis, South Bend, Carmel, Fishers, Granger, Noblesville, Westfield, Brownsburg, Zionsville, Elkhart, Avon, Fortville, Mishawaka, Greenwood, Whiteland, South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart and Goshen
              • Address: 8070 Castleton Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250
              • Phone: (317) 578-8200
              • Hours: M - Sat: 8am - 5pm
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              Sherman Moving & Storage

              Sherman Moving & Storage is a certified ProMover with the American Moving & Storage Association. The company’s team handles local, long-distance and commercial moves and provides packing and storage services. You can get a quick moving estimate by requesting a quote.

              • Service areas: Greater Indianapolis area
              • Address: 990 E. National Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227
              • Phone: (317) 784-5462
              • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm
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              Bellhops Indianapolis

              Bellhops offers features such as flexible scheduling, hourly labor services and free cancellations up to 48 hours before you move. All company employees undergo a background check and an extensive interview process to ensure you receive only the best customer service.

              • Service areas: Indianapolis, Carmel, Greenwood, Fishers, Noblesville, Brownsburg and Zionsville
              • Address: Serves Indianapolis residents
              • Phone: (317) 218-9538
              • Hours: M - Sun: 8am - 9pm
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              Leaders Moving & Storage Indianapolis

              Leaders Moving & Storage promises no surprises or hidden fees on your bill, and the company provides an exact moving quote. You can select from three types of relocation packages for a move that's as hands-free or hands-on as you want. Custom crating and box loan options are also available.

              • Service areas: Indianapolis area
              • Address: 9900 Westpoint Drive, #120, Indianapolis, IN 46256
              • Phone: (317) 280-3385
              • Hours: M - F: 8am - 6pm; Sat: 8am - 4pm
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              College Hunks Hauling Junk Indianapolis

              College Hunks Hauling Junk uses trained, licensed and insured moving experts to get your belongings safely to their destination. The company provides a customized moving experience with 12 add-on services to choose from, including junk removal, hourly labor, storage solutions and long-distance moving.

              • Service areas: Arcadia, Atlanta, Carmel, Charlottesville, Cicero, Fishers, Fortville, Greenfield, Indianapolis, Maxwell, Mccordsville, New Palestine, Noblesville, Sheridan, Westfield, Wilkinson and Zionsville
              • Address: 8070 Castleton Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250
              • Phone: (317) 516-0569
              • Hours: M - Sat: 8am - 9pm; Sun: 9am - 6pm
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              U-Pack Indianapolis

              U-Pack Moving lets you hire long-distance drivers to get your moving truck from point A to point B. You handle the loading, unloading and packing, and the U-Pack team gets your belongings to their destination. The company has performed more than 1 million moves.

              • Service areas: 1260 Terminal Road, Indianapolis, IN 46217
              • Address: 3522 Perry Blvd., Whitestown, IN 46075
              • Phone: (317) 788-1591
              • Hours: M - F: 7am - 8pm; Sat: 9am - 4pm
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              Colt Moving

              Colt Moving's flat hourly rate starts at $90 an hour. The company’s 26-foot trucks are large enough to move the belongings in almost every home, and its free dollies, hand trucks, furniture pads and professional equipment ensures everything gets on and off the vehicle safely. Colt Moving also offers piano and safe deliveries.

              • Service areas: Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Castleton, Cumberland, Fishers, Geist, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Lawrence, McCordsville, Noblesville, Speedway, Westfield, Zionsville and surrounding communities
              • Address: Serves Indianapolis residents
              • Phone: (317) 476-3762
              • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm
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              Rooter Town Plumbing

              All My Sons Moving & Storage manages relocations of any size with its reliable, certified moving consultants. The company provides individualized care and includes all packing materials to make your full-service move the easiest part of your relocation process.

              • Service areas: Beech Grove, Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, Indianapolis, McCordsville, Mooresville, Noblesville, Westfield and Wholesale District
              • Address: 11771 Technology Lane, #100, Fishers, IN 46038
              • Phone: (317) 483-7688
              • Hours: M - Sat: 7am - 9pm; Sun: 9am - 7pm
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              by Jessica Render ConsumerAffairs Research Team

              As a member of the ConsumerAffairs research team, Jessica Render is dedicated to providing well-researched, valuable content designed to help consumers make informed purchase decisions they can feel confident making. She holds a degree in journalism from Oral Roberts University.