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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Professional Knoxville movers allow you to move your belongings effortlessly and free from scams or theft. To help you choose the perfect movers, we created this list of our choices for the best moving companies in Knoxville.

    Top 15 Knoxville Moving Companies

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      Colonial Van Lines
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      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
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        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
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          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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            Empire Moving Group
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            Offers nationwide and in-state moving services for residential and commercial customers. Packing and auto transport available. Works with different moving companies to guarantee the easiest and most affordable move possible.

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              Safebound Moving & Storage
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              Specializes in long-distance moves. Charges around $2,500 for a cross-country move. Full packing and unpacking services. Short- and long-term storage options available. Provides a dedicated moving coordinator. Military discounts.

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              Two Men And a Truck
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              Offers everything from small local moves to full-service cross-country moves. Prices are set by individual franchise locations, but most charge hourly rates with one- or two-hour minimums. Charges between $80 and $100 an hour.

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              American Holiday Van Lines Read Author Review

              Handles local, long-distance and international moves. Offers local storage solutions. Provides economical, pod-type storage options with full value insurance available.

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              College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving Read Author Review

              Offers online quotes and booking for junk removal or moving. Provides same-day and next-day appointments. Lowest damage claim rate in the business.

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              Fox Moving and Storage Read Author Review

              Provides local and long-distance moves throughout Eastern Tennessee. Offers moving services with as little as one-hour notice. Gives free in-home estimates in writing.

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              Gouffon Moving & Storage Read Author Review

              Provides free estimates. Meets or beats other Knoxville competitors’ estimates. Accommodates any size move. Gives firm moving dates. Offers short-term and long-term storage options.

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              Moretz Moving Read Author Review

              Locally owned and operated. Provides packing service for fragile items. Offers free local estimates.

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              Move 4 Less Knoxville Read Author Review

              Locally owned and operated. Provides free quotes for its moving services. Requires all employees to undergo background checks and proper training.

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              Moving Time Read Author Review

              Handles moves of all sizes, from single-item moves to full households or businesses. Offers hourly labor or truck fees for any budget. Provides local moves within a 40-mile radius.

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              Peroulas Moving & Storage Read Author Review

              Provides short-term and long-term storage. Handles international moves. Offers full-service moving options.

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              Volunteer Moving and Storage Read Author Review

              Provides superior customer service and affordable rates for local and long-distance moves. Offers storage options with many unit sizes and 24-hour access. Provides climate- and non-climate-controlled units.

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                knoxville skyline

                There are many reasons why someone would move to Knoxville — from its affordability to its family-friendly attractions like the Museum of East Tennessee History. Knoxville is also an excellent place for retirees on a fixed budget who want to live in an area with cultural attractions and a low cost of living. Regardless of your reasons for moving, you can find a dependable moving company with our helpful list of the best moving companies in Knoxville.

                How much do movers cost in Knoxville?

                The average cost of moving locally or long-distance to Knoxville ranges from $700 to $3,000. Most companies base the price on distance, individual demands and the size of the required workforce.

                It’s not uncommon for pricing to go down during times of low demand, which is typically from January to March.

                Local moving cost in Knoxville, TN

                The average cost for a local move in Knoxville is about $500, but moving companies may charge you either a flat or hourly rate as well as truck fees. Because of the different pricing structures, it’s essential to get the specifics of your moving costs before signing a contract. Since popular Knoxville neighborhoods like Old City and Fort Sanders are suburban areas, additional fees for things like maneuvering small alleys or double parking aren't common issues.

                Long-distance moving cost to Knoxville, TN

                The average cost for long-distance moves to or from Knoxville is $2,835, with prices usually determined by mileage and weight. Here are a few examples of what to expect when estimating the cost of a long-distance move for a one-bedroom residence:

                Starting cityDistanceAverage cost
                San Diego, CA2,200 miles$3,100 - $4,272
                Portland, ME1,025 miles$2,310 - $3,102
                Richmond, VA435 miles$1,833 - $2,394

                Moving services in Knoxville

                There are several services offered by Knoxville moving companies. The level of service you pick — whether it's a local or long-distance move — affects the price. Some relocation services to choose from include:

                • Pod-based moving services: The moving company delivers a storage pod to your home. You pack your items in boxes and load the pod, and the company is responsible for moving it to your destination.
                • Packing service: The moving company packs all of your items. Packing service is typically added to basic moving jobs and costs anywhere from $300 for a studio upwards of $1,000 for a large home.
                • Specialty moving service: Specialty moving services are usually charged by the item or weight and used for items like pianos, antiques or fine art.

                How to pick a moving company in Knoxville

                When you’re picking a Knoxville moving company, it’s crucial to understand what moving services you require. Some moving companies specialize in services that others may not provide. Before requesting a quote, ask yourself questions like:

                • Do I only need a few people to help me move, or do I need a full-service provider?
                • Do I have any specialty items, such as a piano or expensive art?
                • Do I need to store my items before moving into my new residence?

                Next, do some research before hiring any moving company. By looking at customer reviews and speaking with friends and family about their experiences, you increase your chance of finding a company with excellent customer service. Researching companies is especially important for long-distance relocations or specialty services where the company is moving something of value.

                Protection from moving scams in Knoxville

                Tennessee does not regulate intrastate moves, and local movers are not required to be licensed and registered. Because of this, it is crucial to research any company you are thinking of hiring to avoid scams. Also, be sure the company has the proper insurance to protect your belongings.

                If you're moving to another state, check that the company is licensed through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You can also file a complaint if you experience safety, service or discrimination issues with an interstate moving company.

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                  Knoxville moving company information

                  Move 4 Less Knoxville

                  Move 4 Less offers local moving services in and around Knoxville. It moves people to and from apartments, condos, homes, townhouses and offices. Its professional team has more than 10 years of experience and prides itself on always satisfying the customer. Move 4 Less offers lower rates than other local competitors.

                  • Address: 508 Dutch Valley Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918
                  • Phone: (865) 765-9999
                  • Hours: M - Sun: 9am - 7pm
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                  Gouffon Moving & Storage

                  Gouffon Moving & Storage has provided moving services for more than 130 years. It offers a meet-or-beat price guarantee on estimates. Gouffon Moving & Storage provides moving services for any size move. The company provides firm booking dates for all relocations.

                  • Address: 1520 Amherst Road, Knoxville, TN 37909
                  • Phone: (865) 584-8545
                  • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm
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                  Fox Moving and Storage

                  Fox Moving and Storage is locally owned and operated. It offers residential and commercial relocations, and the company handles short notice moves. The company requires employees to undergo drug tests and background checks as a part of its screening process. Its employees all complete the American Moving & Storage Association’s Pro Mover Certification Program.

                  • Address: 2403 Dutch Valley Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918
                  • Phone: (865) 437-5555
                  • Hours: 24/7
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                  Moretz Moving

                  Moretz Moving has more than 30 years of experience moving customers locally and statewide. It is licensed, bonded and insured. Moretz Moving also provides a white-glove delivery service for items that need special handling. It can disassemble and reassemble items for customers.

                  • Address: 1909 Old Callahan Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912
                  • Phone: (865) 938-5810
                  • Hours: M - F: 7:30am - 4:30pm
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                  College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving

                  College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving has more than a decade of experience providing local and long-distance moves. College H.U.N.K.S. offers flexible scheduling seven days a week. It is a proud partner of Feeding Children Everywhere — with every service it completes, it provides a child with two meals.

                  • Address: 1400 N. Sixth Ave., Ste. D3, Knoxville, TN 37917
                  • Phone: (865) 413-7653
                  • Hours: M - Sat: 8am - 9pm; Sun: 9am - 6pm
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                  Volunteer Moving and Storage

                  Volunteer Moving and Storage is locally owned and operated. It provides local and residential moves throughout Knoxville. The company also has secure self-storage facilities with 24/7 access and security. Volunteer Moving and Storage also provides large vehicle parking for campers, boats and RVs. Its team provides packing, unpacking and moving supplies.

                  • Address: 10510 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922
                  • Phone: (865) 851-7569
                  • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm
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                  Peroulas Moving & Storage

                  Peroulas Moving & Storage offers local, long-distance and international moving services. It provides free written estimates for all relocation services. The company uses satellite tracking technology that allows customers to see the progress of shipments every step of the way. Peroulas Moving & Storage serves Knoxville, Oakridge, Loudon, Sevierville, Maryville, Greeneville, Athens, La Folette and other surrounding communities.

                  • Address: 10652 Dutchtown Road, Knoxville, TN 37932
                  • Phone: (865) 264-3113
                  • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm
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                  American Holiday Van Lines

                  American Holiday Van Lines was established in 1912 and specializes in packing and moving those in and around Knoxville. It offers quick quotes online and performs free in-home estimates. The company provides storage services that are inspected monthly. Additional full value insurance is available. It offers discounts for AAA members, military members and seniors.

                  • Address: 1500 Ninth Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
                  • Phone: (865) 523-1121
                  • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm; Sat: 8am - 10am
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                  Moving Time

                  Moving Time offers local residential and commercial moving services. It provides flexible pricing options and hourly labor or truck fees to fit every budget. Moving Time’s entire staff is background checked, friendly and fully insured.

                  • Address: 1605 Legacy Park Road, Knoxville, TN 37922
                  • Phone: (865) 801-0021
                  • Hours: M - Sat: 8am - 8pm
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                  by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

                  Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.