Top 3 Moving Companies in Birmingham, AL

Porch Pro Headshot Easy Moves Moving & Storage
Whatever your moving needs may be, Easy Moves has got you covered. Whether it's a home, storage unit, apartment or office, Easy Moves Moving & Storage are the professionals you can trust. We pride ourselves on superior customer service, and a proven quality of work. Give us a call today at (205) 434...Read more about Easy Moves Moving & Storage
321 Applegate Pkwy Ste D, Pelham, AL
205-434-1615
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272 Horton Loop, Calera, AL
205-283-9184
Porch Pro Headshot Door 2 Door Moving Solution
"I did take the right path by choosing Door 2 door moving solution for my cross country move. It turned out to be a wise decision. They are a very professional and efficient moving company! They moved me very quickly and smoothly! They moved all my household items with care and did not damage a sing...Read more about Door 2 Door Moving Solution
6544 Warren Dr, Norcross, GA
866-977-5969

More Moving Companies in Birmingham, AL

Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
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"New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze."
"New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze."
Porch Pro Headshot Zippy Shell Birmingham
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
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Why Choose Zippy Shell? When it comes to portable moving and storage containers, there's no reason to sacrifice quality. Your belongings deserve a mobile self storage space that is safe and spacious, whether you're looking to store large furniture pieces or numerous small collectibles. St...Read more about Zippy Shell Birmingham
Why Choose Zippy Shell? When it comes to portable moving and storage containers, there's no reason to sacrifice quality. Your belongings deserve a mobile self storage space that is safe and spacious, whether you're looking to store large furniture pieces or numerous small collectibles. St...Read more about Zippy Shell Birmingham
Porch Pro Headshot PODS Moving and Storage
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
PODS Moving and Storage is a moving specialist from Birmingham. They have been providing move out cleaning and appliance moving as well as other services for over 1 decade.
PODS Moving and Storage is a moving specialist from Birmingham. They have been providing move out cleaning and appliance moving as well as other services for over 1 decade.
Porch Pro Headshot Dynamic Painting & Renovations
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
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"Dynamic Painting & Renovations did a wonderful job on my new deck. Craig L. and his crew were polite and respectful at all times during the course of this build. I give them an excellent rating and recommend them whole-heartedly for any porch or deck build or renovation."
"Dynamic Painting & Renovations did a wonderful job on my new deck. Craig L. and his crew were polite and respectful at all times during the course of this build. I give them an excellent rating and recommend them whole-heartedly for any porch or deck build or renovation."
Porch Pro Headshot A Faithful Move!
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
A Faithful Move, where we thrive on a stress free reliable moving experience. We will ensure that the job is done efficiently and professionally. A Faithful move provides an expeditious service with the best prices around. Our company dose not provide a truck at this time. If you require us to book ...Read more about A Faithful Move!
A Faithful Move, where we thrive on a stress free reliable moving experience. We will ensure that the job is done efficiently and professionally. A Faithful move provides an expeditious service with the best prices around. Our company dose not provide a truck at this time. If you require us to book ...Read more about A Faithful Move!
Porch Pro Headshot Residential Movers LLC
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
We started in Atlanta, Georgia and now have expanded to being a national van line movers in the Birmingham area with five employees in January 2000 and over twenty-five highly trained employees. We are on the rise with locations throughout the southeast area, and are growing fast in this industry an...Read more about Residential Movers LLC
We started in Atlanta, Georgia and now have expanded to being a national van line movers in the Birmingham area with five employees in January 2000 and over twenty-five highly trained employees. We are on the rise with locations throughout the southeast area, and are growing fast in this industry an...Read more about Residential Movers LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Emerald Green Landscapes LLC
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Based in Columbiana, Emerald Green Landscapes provides unbeatable service for fertilization, weed control, mosquito, tree & shrub, insect & disease, and aeration. Our longest costumer has been Samford University, we apply the same professional products that we use to make Samford so beautiful and a...Read more about Emerald Green Landscapes LLC
Based in Columbiana, Emerald Green Landscapes provides unbeatable service for fertilization, weed control, mosquito, tree & shrub, insect & disease, and aeration. Our longest costumer has been Samford University, we apply the same professional products that we use to make Samford so beautiful and a...Read more about Emerald Green Landscapes LLC

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.

Recent reviews for Birmingham Movers

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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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Door 2 door moving solution gets all the credit for my move. They moved me recently and everything was perfect! They moved me in record time and they did not damage a thing! The moving boys were efficient, caring, professional and hardworking. They took v...

- Justin Morris
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This moving company has the best rates ever! They do not charge like the others! They have very reasonable rates and they do give an excellent service! I hired them last month for my long distance move and it went really well. All my furniture, glassware,...

- Stephen Thomas
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Door 2 door moving solution is the one that moved us cross country last month and we had a very smooth experience. It was quick and easy and it did not involve any damages. The moving team came on time on the day of the move and packed and loaded our thin...

- Steven Miller
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This moving company definitely gets two thumbs up from me. They are a fantastic moving company! They moved me recently without any kinds of problems. Their manager was very nice to me and he gave me a very good deal. The moving team was also very nice but...

- Chris Jackson
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My family has been moving with this company for a very long time. We have now come to expect stress free, flawless relocation. That credit goes to Door 2 door moving solution. They have always been punctual, reliable and honest during all our moves. They ...

- Steve Martin
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I recently had the best relocation ever! It was done by door 2 door moving solution! They have done a superb job! The moved my big and heavy furniture very smoothly and nicely! They did not damage a single item! In fact, before moving an item they showed ...

- Kenneth Jones

Everything You Need to Know About Birmingham Moving Companies

Moving Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to movers available in Birmingham?

If you’ve determined that moving services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to moving services, we can still help you find the right professional in Birmingham.

Birmingham has 50 mover professionals that can help you with your moving services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific movers-pros in Birmingham.

Will Moving Services work in Birmingham require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re mover job is in Birmingham or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring movers. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the mover performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the moving services folks that everything is in order.

How many movers does Birmingham have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Birmingham to help you with your next moving services job.

  • 10 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

All Moving Companies in Birmingham, AL

Porch Pro Headshot Covan World-Wide Moving
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
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Covan World-Wide Moving is a moving specialist in Birmingham. They offer furniture moving, appliance moving and other services.
Covan World-Wide Moving is a moving specialist in Birmingham. They offer furniture moving, appliance moving and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot ABF U-Pack
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
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Located in Birmingham, ABF U-Pack is a moving specialist. They provide move out cleaning and appliance moving as well as other services.
Located in Birmingham, ABF U-Pack is a moving specialist. They provide move out cleaning and appliance moving as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot A Faithful Move
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(21)
Porch Pro Headshot Delaney's Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Delaney's Moving & Storage, located in Birmingham, is a moving contractor that offers appliance moving, piano moving and other services.
Delaney's Moving & Storage, located in Birmingham, is a moving contractor that offers appliance moving, piano moving and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Mars Moving
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
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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.

Latest projects near Birmingham

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Birmingham 35226
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Mountain Brk 35243
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167 Pratt Ln, West Chester, PA 19382
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111, Mar. 1, 2021
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3501 Altabrook Drive, Birmingham, AL 35243
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555, Mar. 5, 2021
Number of bedrooms
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Home square footage
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300 Beech Circle, Apt 7301, Birmingham, AL 35213
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Fri, Oct. 25, 2019
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1904 Vestavia Ct, vesavia hills, AL 35216
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Fri, Oct. 25, 2019
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Birmingham 35214
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I have a 3 bedroom home. I need people to load the truck.
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923 Pine Crest Loop, Leeds, AL 35094
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555, Apr. 5, 2022
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1042 Fairbank Lane, Chelsea, AL 35043
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555, Apr. 5, 2022
Number of bedrooms
3
Home square footage
1100
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2413 Eastern Valley Road, Leeds, AL 35094
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333, Dec. 3, 2023
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2651 Laurel Creek Drive, Bessemer, AL 35022
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333, Dec. 3, 2023
Number of bedrooms
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Home square footage
393