Top 10 Moving Companies in Kingston, NY

Porch Pro Headshot Moving Pro
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
(415)
We love helping people! This industry is so awesome and rewarding. We recognize that we are coming into people's lives at a very stressful and hectic time. We are able to step in, facilitate the move, ease the customer's mind, while simultaneously being part of something great! Basically, we have th...Read more about Moving Pro
We love helping people! This industry is so awesome and rewarding. We recognize that we are coming into people's lives at a very stressful and hectic time. We are able to step in, facilitate the move, ease the customer's mind, while simultaneously being part of something great! Basically, we have th...Read more about Moving Pro
Porch Pro Headshot Your Hometown Mover - Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
(217)
Looking for a local mover for your home or business? At Your Hometown Mover, we don't over complicate the moving process: we keep it simple. Unlike some other movers, we don't do things just to prolong your local move. That means we won't over box, disassemble unnecessary items and we always send y...Read more about Your Hometown Mover - Moving & Storage
Looking for a local mover for your home or business? At Your Hometown Mover, we don't over complicate the moving process: we keep it simple. Unlike some other movers, we don't do things just to prolong your local move. That means we won't over box, disassemble unnecessary items and we always send y...Read more about Your Hometown Mover - Moving & Storage
Porch Pro Headshot Spark Moving
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
(93)
"The Movers from Spark Moving were very professional and punctual to deal with. On the day of the move, they came and padded and wrapped my furniture so well that all those were in perfect condition without any scratches or dents. They knew what I wanted and helped me to set up all the things in th...Read more about Spark Moving
"The Movers from Spark Moving were very professional and punctual to deal with. On the day of the move, they came and padded and wrapped my furniture so well that all those were in perfect condition without any scratches or dents. They knew what I wanted and helped me to set up all the things in th...Read more about Spark Moving
Porch Pro Headshot Hudson Valley Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
(35)
"I had moved couple of times in the past 12 years , but I must say that I did not get the job done the way Hudson Valley Movers did it .no surprises, quality doesn't have to be expensive .!! Everything went smoothly and, the way they did it was great . I recommend this company to everyone ."
"I had moved couple of times in the past 12 years , but I must say that I did not get the job done the way Hudson Valley Movers did it .no surprises, quality doesn't have to be expensive .!! Everything went smoothly and, the way they did it was great . I recommend this company to everyone ."
Porch Pro Headshot Nationwide Mover Inc
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
(4)
"Great company from start to finish. The rep i spoke to was very informative and the process was very convenient for being such a large move from New York to California. I'd give them 6 stars for making my move less stressful!"
"Great company from start to finish. The rep i spoke to was very informative and the process was very convenient for being such a large move from New York to California. I'd give them 6 stars for making my move less stressful!"
Porch Pro Headshot Royalty Moving Systems
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
(125)
Royalty Moving Systems -NC
Royalty Moving Systems -NC
Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
We are professional movers dedicated to improving the moving industry. We are based in Minnesota providing local moving, long distance moving, and professional moving labor. Need Moving Labor Help In Another State? We cover 48 states when it comes to loading and unloading your truck rental, portab...Read more about New Home Casa Nueva Movers
We are professional movers dedicated to improving the moving industry. We are based in Minnesota providing local moving, long distance moving, and professional moving labor. Need Moving Labor Help In Another State? We cover 48 states when it comes to loading and unloading your truck rental, portab...Read more about New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Porch Pro Headshot Camel Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
*** See our reviews on ANGIE'S LIST *** ~ Testimonials on Website ---> ALL verifiable, numbers provided upon request ~ Camel Moving & Storage is a full-service, owner-operated, referral-based moving company with 30 years of experience. Centrally located in Berkshire County, we provide both loc...Read more about Camel Moving & Storage
*** See our reviews on ANGIE'S LIST *** ~ Testimonials on Website ---> ALL verifiable, numbers provided upon request ~ Camel Moving & Storage is a full-service, owner-operated, referral-based moving company with 30 years of experience. Centrally located in Berkshire County, we provide both loc...Read more about Camel Moving & Storage
Porch Pro Headshot MoveArtDesign
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
MoveArtDesign® teams are not only experts in the care and transportation of art and antiques; they are also trained in exhibition and gallery installations, including contemporary art and interior design. MoveArtDesign® technicians are highly trained individuals, carefully selected for their wealth...Read more about MoveArtDesign
MoveArtDesign® teams are not only experts in the care and transportation of art and antiques; they are also trained in exhibition and gallery installations, including contemporary art and interior design. MoveArtDesign® technicians are highly trained individuals, carefully selected for their wealth...Read more about MoveArtDesign
Porch Pro Headshot Kenneth's Affordable Labor
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
(54)
If your looking for strong and affordable. We are here to make your moving process less stressful.
If your looking for strong and affordable. We are here to make your moving process less stressful.

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 Kingston Movers

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Check out Your Hometown Mover - Moving & Storage at www.yourhometownmover.com or call 845-419-3808 for more info!!

- Jake Freedman
153068

This was my first time hiring a moving company, having always done the rental truck and friends. I can't rave enough about Spark Moving. Everyone was professional and courteous. From the spot on estimate to the heavy lifting everything was perfect. They d...

- Carl Morgan
148880

Team arrived on time and they were very hard workers, friendly, efficient. Some of my furniture were quite heavy but they didn’t moan, like the other movers I have used before, and very careful and gentle with my stuff. All of our things arrived in pristi...

- Clint Moeller
147900

We had a great experience with Spark Moving. The three movers that came and moved us were professional and amiable. We moved from a third floor apartment to a house that had two floors. They moved everything quickly and the vast amount of stairs didn't se...

- Marcel Finch
153278

Spark Moving made this the easiest move I've ever had. The movers were professional, nice and funny. They were on time, confirmed appointment, called to check in and did more than I asked to help me get the job done. I would recommend them to anybody need...

- Andrew Skiba
148637

Searching for a reliable moving company was hard, but I came across Spark Moving and they were great. They were very professional and greeted me warmly. They were there every step of the way and assisted with my every need. They handled everything with ca...

- Scott Carranza
153202

The movers we had were amazing. They were very efficient, courteous, and exceeded our expectations. They did excellent work, and did not slowdown, they moved in the last 30 minutes the same as the first 30 minutes. It did not seem like they were stretchin...

- Russell Crozier
152989

I hired Spark Moving again for another move and could not have been more pleased. They were professional and listened to my requests for what to take from the apartment and where items should go in the new location. Price was very affordable and movers di...

- Ken Custis
147600

I hired Spark Moving because a friend who had hired them before spoke very highly of their skills. I did my research though and found out that they have an amazing reputation in the market. The quote they provided helped making the decision even easier. T...

- Everett Hudson
153468

Spark Moving have done it again. This is the second time I have used this company to move and they did not disappoint. The sales reps were super fast and very friendly. We moved from a house to a second story apartment. They had all the equipment needed t...

- Marshall Daughtry
152987

Amazing, fast, efficient, professional, and great customer service. We had a terrific move. I first want to start with how kind and welcoming your staff was on the phone, setting up the date and time for our big move. And all of your movers were so over a...

- Marvin Salzman
150022

We were more than pleased with their services. The movers did such a great job taking care of my items and understood any request I had regarding the move. The ability with which the movers seemed to effortlessly move all the items big or small was amazin...

- Dana Glover

Everything You Need to Know About Kingston Moving Companies

Can I browse unscreened Movers in Kingston?

We do our best to screen all of our movers. However, there are still some mover professionals in Kingston that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Kingston or NY. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering moving services:

  • Arnoff Moving Storage Inc:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Roadway Moving:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Nationwide Mover Inc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How many movers does Kingston have?

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

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

How does invoicing/payment work for most Mover projects in Kingston?

Every project differs, but you should ask any mover for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any moving services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for movers to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your mover project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the mover to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All Moving Companies in Kingston, NY

Porch Pro Headshot Movers In CT
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
Local moving company in CT located in Waterbury CT we make working with us a breeze fast customer service and great rstes. Number 1 pros in moving CT
Local moving company in CT located in Waterbury CT we make working with us a breeze fast customer service and great rstes. Number 1 pros in moving CT
Porch Pro Headshot AC Movers
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
AC Movers is the best!
AC Movers is the best!
Porch Pro Headshot Top Shelf Moving And Storage Inc
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Kingston, New York
(26)
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 Kingston

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Rhinebeck 12572
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MOVING PACKED BOXES AND FURNITURE FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE
Port Ewen 12466
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2 complete bed sets 1 48table & 4 chairs 1 chest of drawers & nite stand Small one hand pieces. Boxes Outdoor chairs
Rhinebeck 12572
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Moving residence from Rhinebeck to Marlboro N.Y. Light furnishings and some boxes.
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17 Cambridge Drive, Red Hook, NY 12571
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272-274 Washington Ave, Kingston, NY 12401
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Number of bedrooms
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Home square footage
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Kingston 12401
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Kingston 12401
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Moving a one bedroom apartment from Kingston NY to Albany NY
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Moving from Kingston to Troy ny 2-3 bedroom we are not taking all our stuff to the new apartment
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I will be moving a few miles from where I am now. I have a living room set dinning room set and kingsize bedroom set with all the furniture in it and boxes.
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1 Bedroom Room Move- Bed 2 Side Tables Wire Mesh Bed Frame 10 Boxes 50 Inch Flat Screen 1 Small Bookshelf 1 Corner Shelf