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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Moving to, around or out of Memphis is an exciting time, but choosing the right moving company isn't always easy. Residents or future residents of the city can often be overwhelmed by the many available options. This list of the best moving companies in Memphis makes relocating a breeze.

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      There are many reasons people choose Memphis as their home. It has a low cost of living — housing in the area is 35% cheaper than the national average. Also, it is home to top job providers like FedEx, which employs more than 30,000 people in the area. Memphis is home to Graceland and Sun Studio, which are music landmarks. Regardless of the reason, you need quality movers to get you settled. We created this guide to help you choose the best moving companies in Memphis.

      How much do movers cost in Memphis?

      The average cost to move in Memphis with two movers and a truck is about $90 an hour. However, the pricing structure varies on whether you're moving locally or long-distance and the type of moving services you require.

      In Memphis, the
      least expensive time
      to move is late December to March

      Local moving cost in Memphis, TN

      The average cost to move a one-bedroom residence locally is about $600 in Memphis. However, pricing depends on whether the company charges hourly or by the number of workers and equipment used. There may also be added fees for things like climbing flights of stairs or dealing with difficult parking, two things found around the high-rises in Winchester Park and Downtown Memphis. When speaking to a moving company representative, always ask how the company prices a move and if it charges additional fees for conditions that apply to you.

      Long-distance moving cost to Memphis, TN

      The average cost to move long-distance to Memphis is $3,102, with pricing generally based on weight or by mileage. As the weight and distance of your long-distance move can fluctuate wildly, you must determine how the moving company prices their relocations before signing a contract. To help you get an idea of the costs involved in a long-distance move, we have a few examples for a one-bedroom move in February.

      Average cost to move to Memphis

      Starting cityDistanceAverage cost
      San Francisco, CA2,093 miles$3,116 - $4,296
      Helena, MT1,708 miles$2,724 - $3,715
      Milwaukee, WI622 miles$2,049 - $2,713

      Moving services in Memphis

      There are many different moving services offered by Memphis movers, and costs vary from company to company. Some of these moving services include:

      • Storage services: If you’re leaving one location but do not have another permanent residence yet, you may want the moving company to store your items. With storage services, a moving company moves you out and keeps your possessions at a secure facility until you're ready. The cost for this service is generally determined by weight.
      • Pod-based moving services: You may wish to box and load your items on your own. With pod-based moving services, you can do just that. Just load the pod and let the moving company know you’re ready, and they pick it up and transport it for you. The size pod that you need affects the pricing of this service.
      • Packing services: If you’re looking for the professionals to take over your move entirely, you may be interested in packing services. Not only does the moving company handle your relocation, but its employees pack and wrap your items. The cost of this service varies — companies can charge per room, per box or by weight.

      How to choose a moving company in Memphis

      Take the time to research the companies available when you're looking for a mover, especially if you're moving long distance. First, carefully read online reviews and ask friends and family members about their experiences. Focus on customer service, punctuality and how well the movers treated the items moved.

      After you settle on a few companies and before getting a quote, contact each mover and ask as many questions as possible, including:

      • How does the company price its services — do they charge by weight or by the hour?
      • Does it have extra fees that may apply to you, such as charges for difficult parking or climbing stairs?
      • Is the company adequately insured?
      • How does the company deal with damages? Most movers have a value that they pay based on weight.

      Consider purchasing additional insurance if the company's coverage is inadequate.

      Memphis protection from moving scams

      The State of Tennessee doesn’t regulate in-state moves in any way, which means local moving companies don’t have to be licensed or registered. They also don’t have to provide any written documents. Because of these limited requirements, it is critical to take the necessary time to research a company to avoid scams.

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        Memphis moving company information

        Primetime Movers

        Primetime Movers has more than 57 years of experience providing local and long-distance moving services. It is locally owned and operated and has experience loading and unloading items of all sizes. The company also provides crating and packing services.

        • Address: 1691 N. Shelby Oaks Drive, Ste. 5, Memphis, TN 38134
        • Phone: (901) 406-6510
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 2pm; Sun: 10am- 2pm
        • Website: primetimemovers.net
        Black Tie Moving Memphis

        Black Tie Moving has completed countless moves in and around Memphis since 2012. It offers free home concierge services with every move. The company’s pricing starts at $110 an hour, and it gives free no-obligation moving quotes. Black Tie provides 24/7 personal concierge services and delivers moving supplies directly to your door.

        • Address: 2095 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138
        • Phone: (901) 310-1294
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 8pm; Sat: 8am - 12pm
        • Website: blacktiemoving.com/memphis
        Smiley's Professional Moving Company

        Smiley’s Professional Moving Company has served Memphis and North Mississippi since 2009. It is locally owned and operated and provides weekend services when needed. The company can pack, load and unload all items for commercial or residential moves. Smiley’s also accommodates specialty items.

        • Address: 901 Mississippi Blvd., Memphis, TN 38126
        • Phone: (901) 650-8241
        • Hours: M - Sun: 8am - 6pm
        • Website: smileysprofessionalmoving.net
        Cooper Moving

        Cooper Moving is a full-service moving company for the Mid-south and the Memphis area. It is licensed to provide local and long-distance moves as well as relocation services. Cooper Moving also offers packing services and temporary or long-term climate-controlled storage.

        • Address: 5161 Wilfong Road, Memphis, TN 38134
        • Phone: (901) 382-2083
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 8pm; Sat: 8am - 6pm
        • Website: coopermoving.com
        Guardian Moving Systems

        Guardian Moving Systems is a local and long-distance professional moving company for Memphis and Nashville residents. It offers residential and commercial moving services as well as total relocation moves. The company gives free quotes and can facilitate either full-service or basic moving options.

        • Address: 4226 Clarke Road, Memphis, TN 38140
        • Phone: (901) 386-5400
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm
        • Website: guardianmoving.com
        Mighty Movers Memphis

        Mighty Movers offers local and long-distance moves for residential and commercial consumers. It services Memphis and North Mississippi. Mighty Movers offers furniture and appliance placement and furniture disassembly and assembly. It also provides packing services and packing supplies. The company gives free in-home estimates for all services.

        • Address: 5856 Ridgeway Center Parkway, Ste. 372, Memphis, TN 38120
        • Phone: (901) 618-3221
        • Hours: 24/7
        • Website: memphismightymovers.com
        Country Club Moving and Packing Inc.

        Country Club Moving and Packing Inc. has been providing moving services to Memphis residents since 1994. It offers commercial, whole house, apartment and piano moving. The company also assists seniors who may be moving on their own. With this service, it loads and unloads the senior's personal vehicle to keep costs down.

        • Address: 6105 Apple Tree Drive, Memphis, TN 38115
        • Phone: (901) 751-9611
        • Hours: M - Sun: 7am - 7pm
        • Website: countryclubmoving.com
        Allstar Moving & Delivery

        Allstar Moving & Delivery is family owned and operated and offers specialty loading, packing and bubble wrapping without any hidden fees. The company is available seven days a week and prides itself on its satisfaction guarantee. Allstar Moving & Delivery trains all of its employees and never hires temp workers.

        • Address: 5100 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38117
        • Phone: (901) 304-7863
        • Hours: M - Sat: 9am - 5pm
        • Website: allstar-delivery.com
        Big League Movers

        Big League Movers' expert in-home estimators inventory every item and make notes of hazards such as doorways or sharp corners to streamline the moving process. It uses a process for every move that includes a manager that reaches out to ensure satisfaction and file any necessary breakage claims.

        • Address: 2833 Farrisview Blvd., Memphis, TN 38118
        • Phone: (901) 486-6897
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm; Sat: 9:30am - 4:30pm
        • Website: bigleaguemovers.com
        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.

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