Professional movers are more than extra help on moving day. Cincinnati moving companies are trusted to safely load and transport valuable possessions, some of which are large, fragile or both. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best movers in Cincinnati to reduce your stress when it’s time to relocate.
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The average person moves 12 times in their lifetime. It’s a stressful experience that doesn’t become any easier with each move. As we age and accumulate more belongings, doing all the heavy lifting becomes more and more difficult, while narrow, low-visibility streets in fast-growing neighborhoods like Mount Adams and Clifton can be nerve-racking to navigate in rental trucks.
Professional movers can help by reducing your workload and handling the difficult parts of your move. A professional moving company has extensive experience packing and transporting large items and can ensure your belongings get from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Moving costs vary depending on how many items you’re moving, the distance you’re moving and other factors. The price for movers ranges from $194 to $6,426, and the average cost in Cincinnati is $1,600. Your final price will depend on a few different things, including:
Date and Time: Moving in winter is more affordable due to low demand. For the lowest costs, plan to move mid-month on a weekday morning if possible.
Stairs: If you’re moving to or from the second floor or higher, your mover may charge a “stairs fee.” Discuss this with the mover ahead of time, especially if you’re moving to highrises in Downtown Cincinnati or Walnut Hills.
Distance: Keep in mind that travel time and fuel costs will be included in your final price. If you’re moving out-of-state, look for interstate moving companies, which charge by distance, rather than local movers, which usually charge hourly rates.
Large Items: Large items like pianos or appliances may require specialty movers. Ask your mover if they provide these services directly or if they can make arrangements with a third-party company to move the item.
Add-Ons: If you need packing services, moving supplies or furniture assembly, these may come with an additional cost.
Another consideration for Cincinnati residents is the trustworthiness of the moving company. There have been cases of moving company scams in Cincinnati, so some consumers are understandably hesitant to trust others with their belongings.
Fortunately, there are ways to alleviate concerns about moving companies. You can confirm that a local mover is registered with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio or look up their registration with the U.S. Department of Transportation. You can also pay close attention to consumer reviews and complaints to lend further legitimacy to your chosen mover.
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.
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.
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.
You Move Me Cincinnati
You Move Me Cincinnati puts a personal touch on every move with small tokens of customer appreciation, such as a coffee on moving day and a housewarming gift once you’ve arrived. They charge an hourly rate but can provide a flat rate for larger moves. Many Cincinnati reviewers rate the company highly for its emphasis on customer service and professionalism.
All My Sons Moving & Storage
All My Sons is one of the most well-known moving companies in the tri-state area and offers local and long-distance moves. The company also provides corporate relocation, commercial moves and storage facilities. Some Cincinnati customers had issues with movers arriving on time, but most say they experienced timely, professional service.
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