Top 3 Moving Companies in Austin, TX

Porch Pro Headshot Every Step of the Way
(1,673)
Every Step of the Way Round Rock, TX, 78664 (512) 992-5073 Every Step of the Way provides professional moving and delivery services in Round Rock, TX. Give us a call. Movers, Packing Out Service, Moving Contractor, Moving Expert, Furniture Moving, Furniture Movers, Furniture Delivery, Packing Out ...Read more about Every Step of the Way
Serves Austin, Texas
512-992-5073
Porch Pro Headshot Blue Whale Moving Company
(746)
100% response rate
Blue Whale is a full-service family-owned and operated moving company in Austin Texas, catering to all of your moving needs. In addition to of course moving services, we also provided packing, packing supplies, storage, and unpacking. Whether your move is large or small, near or far, Blue Whale is k...Read more about Blue Whale Moving Company
8291 Springdale Rd Ste 100, Austin, TX
512-328-6688
Porch Pro Headshot Texas Elite Moving
(479)
Texas Elite Moving is a full-service moving company committed to making your relocation to, from and around Central Texas easier. Located in Dripping Springs, TX, just west of Austin, we use high-quality tools and equipment to provide our clients with the best relocation experience at an affordable ...Read more about Texas Elite Moving
2194 Harmon Hills Rd, Dripping Springs, TX
512-690-3275

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Porch Pro Headshot Infinity Moving Company
Movers
Serves Austin, Texas
(351)
Infinity Moving is a 5 star rated Yelp moving company with over 165 reviews from customers that agree- we have your satisfaction in mind! Since 2005 we've been serving the Austin area and beyond with professional movers that work quickly and efficiently while also providing quality customer service....Read more about Infinity Moving Company
Infinity Moving is a 5 star rated Yelp moving company with over 165 reviews from customers that agree- we have your satisfaction in mind! Since 2005 we've been serving the Austin area and beyond with professional movers that work quickly and efficiently while also providing quality customer service....Read more about Infinity Moving Company
Porch Pro Headshot Greater Austin Moving
Movers
Serves Austin, Texas
(327)
Every move is a new beginning filled with new possibilities. Let us make your move a GREATER one! Greater Austin Moving has been serving the Austin area since 2001. We are proud to serve our community by providing high-quality, full-service, stress-free moving options in an effort to reinvent the ...Read more about Greater Austin Moving
Every move is a new beginning filled with new possibilities. Let us make your move a GREATER one! Greater Austin Moving has been serving the Austin area since 2001. We are proud to serve our community by providing high-quality, full-service, stress-free moving options in an effort to reinvent the ...Read more about Greater Austin Moving
Porch Pro Headshot Groovy Movers
Movers
Serves Austin, Texas
(163)
Groovy Movers is a full-service moving company based out of Austin, Texas. We help with all things related to moving, from residential to commercial, and smalls jobs to big jobs, we do it all! Our desire is to be the best moving company in Texas, and we seek to do this through our customer service...Read more about Groovy Movers
Groovy Movers is a full-service moving company based out of Austin, Texas. We help with all things related to moving, from residential to commercial, and smalls jobs to big jobs, we do it all! Our desire is to be the best moving company in Texas, and we seek to do this through our customer service...Read more about Groovy Movers
Porch Pro Headshot Burro
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Serves Austin, Texas
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Porch Pro Headshot A1 Freeman Moving Group Inc
Movers
Serves Austin, Texas
A company is only as strong as its roots, and the A-1 Freeman Moving Group's roots are firmly planted in a culture of honesty, integrity, and hard work. In 1974, Jim Freeman founded A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City, OK on a belief that he could build an organization that would provide bette...Read more about A1 Freeman Moving Group Inc
A company is only as strong as its roots, and the A-1 Freeman Moving Group's roots are firmly planted in a culture of honesty, integrity, and hard work. In 1974, Jim Freeman founded A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City, OK on a belief that he could build an organization that would provide bette...Read more about A1 Freeman Moving Group Inc
Porch Pro Headshot TNT MOVERS
Movers
Serves Austin, Texas
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Providing professional assistance during your move is our number one priority, and we guarantee your 100 percent satisfaction before, during, and after the move. We have all the necessary equipment, training, and experience to ensure that your move runs smoothly. Calling our team means that your it...Read more about TNT MOVERS
Providing professional assistance during your move is our number one priority, and we guarantee your 100 percent satisfaction before, during, and after the move. We have all the necessary equipment, training, and experience to ensure that your move runs smoothly. Calling our team means that your it...Read more about TNT MOVERS
Porch Pro Headshot NextView Moving
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Frequently asked questions about moving companies

There are a lot of great moving companies out there, but a moving business can also be a guise for a scam meant to extort money from innocent people by holding their belongings hostage. There are some tried and true ways to avoid having this happen to you. To keep your move stress-free and honest, keep an eye out for the following red flags when you’re vetting movers:

  • Read online reviews. When you type in a search term like “Moving companies near me,” you’ll get many results. This initial search is your first chance to browse and shortlist companies with good reviews. Chances are, if there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews, the company is either a scam or has poor business practices that you don’t want to experience first-hand. A small number of poor reviews (depending on the issue) is common, and if you’re looking for a mover with only 5-star reviews, you might be looking for a while.Another tool for vetting movers is to search for complaints filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If your mover has held or currently holds a license, any complaints registered against them will be logged for transparency.
  • Assess websites and social media. The quality and amount of information on a company’s website can tell you much about its legitimacy. Questionable businesses often won’t publish an address, making it difficult for you to follow up in person when there are issues. Likewise, you should expect to see an outline of available services, testimonials, and links to any social media profiles.
  • Don’t trust a company that gives you a quote without an on-site visit. Some movers will give you an enticingly low quote to reel you in. While this might seem tempting, it often indicates a company that isn’t upfront about how they bill, at best — or is an outright scam.
  • Sign (and read) an agreement. Make sure you read the fine print and never trust a mover that tries to move forward without having you sign an agreement that protects both of you.
  • Call or visit a storefront before signing an agreement. Once you have a list of two or three potential professional movers, take the time to call or visit a storefront. That call or visit can tell you a couple of important things. First, they have public premises and are a legitimate business. Second, they answer the phone with the company's name and not a generic greeting, which can be a red flag.
  • Investigate third-party insurance. Be wary of movers who tell you their insurance will cover all your things. This explanation often isn’t the case, and you should ensure you have the right coverage from a third-party insurance agency.

If you're hiring a mover for an interstate move, they’ll need a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) license. For local movers, requirements will vary based on your state. Some states still require movers to hold a valid license from the USDOT, but not all do. Check with your local or county consumer affairs office or your state attorney general’s office to know the rules in your area.

Once you know if your state requires movers to have a USDOT license, you can check for a list of registered movers to ensure your chosen moving company complies.

If you’re moving internationally, be sure to ask if the company is registered with an international movers’ federation. If they are registered with a federation, ask to see proof of that membership as well as the company’s Federal Maritime Commission number.

Long-distance moves can be within the same state, but often this term is used to mean a move that crosses state lines. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need to take extra steps to ensure your moving company has the licenses needed to transport your things from one state to another. Local moving companies may need licenses but have fewer requirements than long-distance movers.

It’s okay to be overly skeptical if you ask a mover if they handle long-distance or interstate moves and you get an answer like “We can” or “That should be fine.” There are specific rules around interstate moves, and your mover should be confident in their answer, indicating that they’ve done this before and have the required certifications and licenses.

Smaller moving companies can be great to work with when you hire movers. However, you may want peace of mind with a recognizable, big-name company for long-distance moves.

Be sure to research long-distance move insurance options. Be clear that your goods must be insured from the start to the end of the journey. Be sure to ask your moving company for a free moving valuation. Finally, always ask for three different cost estimates. An in-person estimate not only provides you with financial considerations, but allows you to evaluate the professionalism of the company. Once you choose a moving company, you have made a commitment. It makes sense to do research up front to make the move safe and efficient.

The worst-case scenario when you hire movers is paying a large upfront deposit and then your belongings disappear. Calls and emails go unreturned for days or weeks, and finding an address for the company is difficult or impossible. Some scams demand more money for the safe return of your property, which could be damaged if you even get it back.

Taking the precautions we’ve outlined will help you avoid this situation. Still, suppose you have a bad experience with your moving company. In that case, you can take steps to help others avoid having the same experience as you:

  • Submit a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB is a resource for consumers when vetting a potential business and filing a complaint if they encounter misleading advertising, poor business practices, or scams.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The USDOT and FMCSA are the regulating bodies responsible for licensing moving companies in the US. If you run into trouble with your mover, file a complaint here and with the BBB.
  • Post an online review. Google Reviews is becoming a more powerful tool for consumers, requiring businesses to be accountable for their irresponsible or illegal actions by potentially losing business. Trolls aside, posting a review online is a great way to let others know what to expect if they choose to work with the same company, or at least — what your experience was.
  • Take to social media. Social platforms have influence, and using that to let others know about a scam — or just a negative experience — can help the business improve its practices and future customers to sidestep the same situation you encountered.

Below is a handy list of times to get in touch with moving companies to have the smoothest moving experience.

  • If you’re moving all of your property long-distance. Unless you have independent access to a moving truck and several days to drive, you’ll likely want to hire professional movers for bigger jobs. Another option is to hire furniture movers for more oversized items like your sofa, sitting chairs, dining room table, etc., and take the smaller or more fragile items yourself.
  • With as much lead time as possible. Leaving plenty of time is particularly important for long-distance and interstate moves. The logistics for these types of moves take time to coordinate, and the further the distance, the more time your mover will want to get plans in place. It’s possible that you can schedule a long-distance move at the last minute, but you’ll likely pay a premium that you could’ve avoided by booking in advance.
  • Before choosing a moving company. Once you do your initial online search for “movers near me,” read reviews, and shortlist a few companies, it’s time to get in touch. This step will let you verify the legitimacy of the moving company you chose so you can avoid any potential headaches from scams.
  • When you’re ready to schedule an on-site walk-through. Good moving companies will require a walk-through of most homes. Some exceptions are if you live in a smaller space, like a one or two-bedroom apartment, and can give your mover a reasonably accurate list of how much you have to move.

As you’re planning a long-distance move, consider all the options available.

Hire professional movers for everything.

This is the easiest option. Having pros move your things frees you to travel to your new location on your timeline. Maybe you take a vacation on your way or visit family or friends!

However, having professional movers take on an end-to-end job is the most expensive option. Your property will be out of your sight and control during the move and you’ll need to pay for third-party insurance.

Rent a moving truck and pack it yourself.

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move long distances, this is it! You get to keep your things with you during your whole move and if you plan your route well, you can make some fun road trip stops.

While this is the least expensive option, you’ll need to invest the time to load your moving truck, which is a labor-intensive job. Plus, someone needs to drive the truck, which can be an experience if you’ve never driven a large vehicle before.

Rent a moving truck, but hire movers to help load and unload.

This option allows you to leave the heavy lifting to the pros and since movers charge by the hour, if you’re well-organized, you can have them in and out in a few hours for a reasonable price. Movers also come prepped with plastic wrap and will disassemble furniture like your bedframe or dining room table if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

If you choose this option, make sure you label all boxes by room so you can avoid a chaotic unpacking experience. Remember, you’ll still need to have someone onboard used to driving a large moving truck and you won’t have the same flexibility to travel on your schedule since you’ll be paying by the day for your rental truck.

Hire furniture movers and drive the smaller items in your vehicle.

This option allows you to hire out moving the cumbersome things, saving your time (and your back) and if you coordinate with your moving company, you can have all your furniture delivered when you arrive, making the move-in process more pleasant.

Be aware that long-distance furniture movers charge by weight, so if you have lots of heavy wood furniture, it can get costly. Also, fragile items, like glassware, need lots of packing material, so they don’t break during travel. You might end up with more boxes than you can fit in your vehicle.

Everything You Need to Know About Austin Moving Companies

Does the mover I want to hire need to be licensed in Austin?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Mover need to have. There are 0 movers in Austin that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Movers need to have to work on Moving Services jobs in TX:

    My Moving Services project in Austin is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

    The lowest price we could find for moving services work in Austin is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

    Mover work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Mover you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

    How do I know I am getting a fair price for Moving Services work in Austin?

    Every Moving Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Austin work from Moversbelow:

    • Talk to a few different Movers and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Austin for you to compare.
    • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Movers took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

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    Porch Pro Headshot Conveyance Moving & Storage
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    Porch Pro Headshot Ace Delivery
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    We have been in business for close to 20 years, and our services have always been provided in a professional and loyal manner. We offer courier delivery service to residential and commercial clients in the area.
    We have been in business for close to 20 years, and our services have always been provided in a professional and loyal manner. We offer courier delivery service to residential and commercial clients in the area.
    Porch Pro Headshot DTB
    Movers
    Serves Austin, Texas
    Our expert movers are committed to your satisfaction and move, understanding that each move is unique and demands a unique combination of services. We work with you to ensure a stress-free moving process, giving you freedom to focus on your relocation rather than deal with the headaches that come ...Read more about DTB
    Our expert movers are committed to your satisfaction and move, understanding that each move is unique and demands a unique combination of services. We work with you to ensure a stress-free moving process, giving you freedom to focus on your relocation rather than deal with the headaches that come ...Read more about DTB
    Porch Pro Headshot Every Step of  the Way 123
    Movers
    Serves Austin, Texas
    Every Step of the Way is a moving company, located in Round Rock, TX. If you need professional and reliable moving services or furniture moving and delivery services, hurry up and call us now! Movers, Packing Out Service, Moving Contractor, Moving Expert, Furniture Moving, Furniture Movers, Furnitur...Read more about Every Step of the Way 123
    Every Step of the Way is a moving company, located in Round Rock, TX. If you need professional and reliable moving services or furniture moving and delivery services, hurry up and call us now! Movers, Packing Out Service, Moving Contractor, Moving Expert, Furniture Moving, Furniture Movers, Furnitur...Read more about Every Step of the Way 123
    Porch Pro Headshot Ironman Moving
    Movers
    Serves Austin, Texas
    When it comes to Moving Services, Piano Moving and Packing Services, no one compares to Ironman Moving. With years of combined experience, Ironman Moving has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock and beyond. Visit our website to learn more. Or better yet, ...Read more about Ironman Moving
    When it comes to Moving Services, Piano Moving and Packing Services, no one compares to Ironman Moving. With years of combined experience, Ironman Moving has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock and beyond. Visit our website to learn more. Or better yet, ...Read more about Ironman Moving
    Porch Pro Headshot Randy’s painting
    Movers
    Serves Austin, Texas
    Hello my name is Randy rodgers I have been painting and doing sheet rock repairs for past 8 years I can make the ugliest holes /paint colors disappear
    Hello my name is Randy rodgers I have been painting and doing sheet rock repairs for past 8 years I can make the ugliest holes /paint colors disappear
    Porch Pro Headshot C. Leigh
    Movers
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    Porch Pro Headshot Mighty Cleaning Crew, LLC
    Movers
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    Porch Pro Headshot 512 Moving Company LLC
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    Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
    Movers
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    We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week.
    We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week. Learn more at HireAHelper.com.

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