Top 10 Moving Companies in Manchester, MO

Porch Pro Headshot Bellhops Moving Service
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(5,077)
How does your service stand out? Bellhops combines the muscle of a moving company with the efficiency of a tech company. From an instant booking process and simple pricing structure to a talented workforce and attentive customer service team, everything we do is focused on bringing you the best mov...Read more about Bellhops Moving Service
How does your service stand out? Bellhops combines the muscle of a moving company with the efficiency of a tech company. From an instant booking process and simple pricing structure to a talented workforce and attentive customer service team, everything we do is focused on bringing you the best mov...Read more about Bellhops Moving Service
Porch Pro Headshot All My Sons Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(2,348)
It's been two decades since our founders serviced their first customers, and we want you to join our family of clients. Trust when we say no movers St. Louis has can match our quality and experience. In order to move you quickly and easily, a St. Louis moving coordinator will gather information abou...Read more about All My Sons Moving & Storage
It's been two decades since our founders serviced their first customers, and we want you to join our family of clients. Trust when we say no movers St. Louis has can match our quality and experience. In order to move you quickly and easily, a St. Louis moving coordinator will gather information abou...Read more about All My Sons Moving & Storage
Porch Pro Headshot Gateway Moving and Storage
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(464)
"It was such a pleasure to use the best mover in New York –Gateway Moving and Storage. These guys were so awesome taking care of my things and delivering on time without losing any of my valuables. I recommend them and I will use them again. I collaborated with very smart guys from Gateway Moving an...Read more about Gateway Moving and Storage
"It was such a pleasure to use the best mover in New York –Gateway Moving and Storage. These guys were so awesome taking care of my things and delivering on time without losing any of my valuables. I recommend them and I will use them again. I collaborated with very smart guys from Gateway Moving an...Read more about Gateway Moving and Storage
Porch Pro Headshot Ready Movers
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(11)
We are known for our Moving and clean out services but we offer a wide range of services. Our qualified and experienced employees can handle just about anything you need done. Below is a list of most of the things we do. For a complete list feel free to contact us. Residential Moving Comme...Read more about Ready Movers
We are known for our Moving and clean out services but we offer a wide range of services. Our qualified and experienced employees can handle just about anything you need done. Below is a list of most of the things we do. For a complete list feel free to contact us. Residential Moving Comme...Read more about Ready Movers
Porch Pro Headshot A Storage Inn
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
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Porch Pro Headshot MOVERS4U
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
with over 20 years in the moving industry we supply everything needed for a successful moving experience, moving trucks, tools, moving pads, shrink wrap, floor protection and professional experienced movers, or let us help with your do it yourself projects such as loading/unloading your rental truck...Read more about MOVERS4U
with over 20 years in the moving industry we supply everything needed for a successful moving experience, moving trucks, tools, moving pads, shrink wrap, floor protection and professional experienced movers, or let us help with your do it yourself projects such as loading/unloading your rental truck...Read more about MOVERS4U
Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
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 Crider's Hauling and Deliveries
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(6)
"We had Eugene and the team out to build a swingset. They were able to get us in quickly and stayed late on Friday to get the job completed within the timeframe quoted. They didn't cut any corners and made sure everything was perfect. Even followed up to remind me about maintenance. My boys love th...Read more about Crider's Hauling and Deliveries
"We had Eugene and the team out to build a swingset. They were able to get us in quickly and stayed late on Friday to get the job completed within the timeframe quoted. They didn't cut any corners and made sure everything was perfect. Even followed up to remind me about maintenance. My boys love th...Read more about Crider's Hauling and Deliveries
Porch Pro Headshot Brefford's Moving
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(4)
Porch Pro Headshot A1 Service technician
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
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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.

Recent reviews for Manchester Movers

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Labor Pimp - He asked for pictures for lawn leaf raking/bagging/haul off. Quoted price and time for service after we were in agreement. Some clueless guy shows up late and only just before dard......(A1 says 3 hours were spent on job - liar) laborer ...

- William Doerr
161207

We've used Gateway Moving three times to move between houses in Los Angeles. They are always reliable, friendly, fast, safe, and dependable. Best of all, we find their moving fee to be very reasonable, and well within the budget of anyone moving that ha...

- Dina Calhoun
168459

Never ever better when this move is compared to my last 4 moves. Everything was horrible during my last few experiences but this time Gateway made sure that we were completely satisfied when the move was taking place. Thank you so much for all you guys di...

- Marcus Boudreau
178461

Absolutely outstanding!! Very efficient and dedicated to making my move 100% easy going. Everything was packed and delivered with no breaks or scratches. Great staff too! I definitely recommend!!

- Debra Koupa
173384

I have never kept my hopes and believe in cheap and quality services until I came across Gateway. It is common with all service providers that quality services come along with higher chargers. With them, this charging was not their priority, and I even fe...

- Allison Schaefer
166015

I contacted Gateway to help move some very special items, including a Grandfather's clock, from my parents' home to my own. The office staff was terrific in scheduling and following up and making sure we had everything we would need. The movers were so pr...

- Norma Nelson
162860

I would definitely recommend Gateway Resale to someone in need of movers. They were very considerate in moving about my home, and carefully packed my items in preparation for the move. I was most impressed by how quickly they got the job done!

- Dianna Young
162031

I am a very happy returning customer of Gateway Moving and Storage. For the 3rd time now they have given me outstanding moving service. Their movers are always there to help and this time, they offered to carry some additional items, and they didn’t charg...

- Evelyn Smith
163482

I will forever remain indebted to them. The kind of sacrifice you offered me is something I would not take for granted. The relocation notice was short yet you managed to deliver perfect services. What moved me is the fact that I was not charged extra mon...

- Tracey Kohler
177810

Gateway Moving are very cool guys. I had no problems with the guys at all even though I paid a little more than the quote because of the extra packing materials for my TV that I was not comfortable covering it with only blankets. Also, I had planned to se...

- Kerstin Harding
173237

These guys gave it all they had on this move. I am thrilled to have chosen them to relocate my Husband and I to our new home to start a new company. The work, effort, and price were 100% perfect. We made a risky choice to move but it worked out because of...

- Catrina Chapman
165813

They arrived at both locations when they said they were going to. Even before they got to my houses the called me the day before to make sure I was home when they got there. I never felt alone during my move at all. I always had someone to call and answer...

- Curtis Threadgill

All Moving Companies in Manchester, MO

Porch Pro Headshot A-1 service technician
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
Providing affordable and reliable junk removal, furniture delivery, interior and exterior painting and more.
Providing affordable and reliable junk removal, furniture delivery, interior and exterior painting and more.
Porch Pro Headshot HighPriorityMoving,LLC
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
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"I got their information from a neighbor of mine because she said they were excellent movers. That's exactly what they we're and much more. The way2move packed our whole entire house and wrapped all of our furniture. They took us from Missouri to Las Vegas Nv very fair with the pricing and understan...Read more about HighPriorityMoving,LLC
"I got their information from a neighbor of mine because she said they were excellent movers. That's exactly what they we're and much more. The way2move packed our whole entire house and wrapped all of our furniture. They took us from Missouri to Las Vegas Nv very fair with the pricing and understan...Read more about HighPriorityMoving,LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Lastar
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(17)
Porch Pro Headshot Ricky s handyman
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(1)
Considered one of the best carpet installers in the January 2018 area, Ricky s handyman offers a variety of carpet flooring options that are perfect for your home or business.
Considered one of the best carpet installers in the January 2018 area, Ricky s handyman offers a variety of carpet flooring options that are perfect for your home or business.
Porch Pro Headshot Midwest Moving, Assembly, & Handyman Services LLC
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Manchester, Missouri
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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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