Top 3 Moving Companies in Richmond, VA

Porch Pro Headshot My Guys Moving & Storage
MY GUYS Moving & Storage is a full-service moving company, employing both local movers & long distance movers who are background-checked and professionally trained in the latest packing techniques and moving services for home and business. <br /> Licensed, bonded and insured - MY GUYS Moving & Stor...Read more about My Guys Moving & Storage
401 Dabbs House Rd, Richmond, VA
757-463-3001
Porch Pro Headshot Stewart Moving & Storage
Stewart Moving & Storage company is located in Midlothian VA offering fast moving and storage services for Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh and Jacksonville
200 Wylderose Ct, Midlothian, VA
888-566-9737
Porch Pro Headshot Movers Choice
(369)
"Movers choice charged me very reasonably for the excellent service they provided. The packing skills of the movers were awesome and they carried everything with ease. They were fast and efficient. It was really nice to see how polite and helpful the movers were. They made the delivery the next day...Read more about Movers Choice
1711 Moore St, Richmond, VA
561-501-8449

More Moving Companies in Richmond, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Dunmar Moving Systems
Movers
Serves Richmond, Virginia
(199)
Dunmar Moving Systems originally opened its doors to the public in May 1970 in Petersburg, Virginia. The company now has locations throughout the state of Virginia. The corporate headquarters moved in May 1999 from Deepwater Terminal Road in Richmond to its present location on Whitepine Road. With n...Read more about Dunmar Moving Systems
Dunmar Moving Systems originally opened its doors to the public in May 1970 in Petersburg, Virginia. The company now has locations throughout the state of Virginia. The corporate headquarters moved in May 1999 from Deepwater Terminal Road in Richmond to its present location on Whitepine Road. With n...Read more about Dunmar Moving Systems
Porch Pro Headshot Estes SureMove
Movers
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Estes SureMove is a moving business located in Richmond. They provide appliance moving, piano moving, and furniture moving as well as other services.
Estes SureMove is a moving business located in Richmond. They provide appliance moving, piano moving, and furniture moving as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Richmond, Virginia
(1)
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 All In One Daytime Moving Service LLC
Movers
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Let us take the stress and worry out of your move! At Daytime movers Of Richmond, Va , our customers always come first. We’ve been in business for 15 years and have over 15 yrs of experience in the moving industry. We can handle any of your moving needs. No job is too big or too small. We have be...Read more about All In One Daytime Moving Service LLC
Let us take the stress and worry out of your move! At Daytime movers Of Richmond, Va , our customers always come first. We’ve been in business for 15 years and have over 15 yrs of experience in the moving industry. We can handle any of your moving needs. No job is too big or too small. We have be...Read more about All In One Daytime Moving Service LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Triple Express Services, Inc
Movers
Serves Richmond, Virginia
(5)
Our company goals are to provide quality work for home owners with affordable prices for our work. To be successful with many customers that appreciate our work.
Our company goals are to provide quality work for home owners with affordable prices for our work. To be successful with many customers that appreciate our work.
Porch Pro Headshot American Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Richmond, Virginia
At American Moving & Storage, we understand that big moves follow important decisions. Whether you’re moving to another state or relocating around the world, a residential or corporate move brings big changes for you and your family. But those changes don’t have to be overwhelming, especially when y...Read more about American Moving & Storage
At American Moving & Storage, we understand that big moves follow important decisions. Whether you’re moving to another state or relocating around the world, a residential or corporate move brings big changes for you and your family. But those changes don’t have to be overwhelming, especially when y...Read more about American Moving & Storage
Porch Pro Headshot Bust-A-Move, LLC - Moving, Storage and Junk Removal
We started out just a dream. A twinkle in our founders' eyes. Our founder wanted to form a moving company that actually kept its word. A moving company dedicated to making a difference in the lives of its clients, team members and the community. A moving company that won't stop moving until you are ...Read more about Bust-A-Move, LLC - Moving, Storage and Junk Removal
We started out just a dream. A twinkle in our founders' eyes. Our founder wanted to form a moving company that actually kept its word. A moving company dedicated to making a difference in the lives of its clients, team members and the community. A moving company that won't stop moving until you are ...Read more about Bust-A-Move, LLC - Moving, Storage and Junk Removal

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 Richmond 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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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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Moving home can be stressful but my experience was great with Movers choice. At first I was little bit nervous but they were very professional and were very caring with my furniture. I didn’t think they could improve But they turned out to be great. Their...

- Grace Gibson
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I have hired movers who were inefficient, rude and just completely novice. So I held my breath when I was trying out Movers choice. I have to say, they were totally different from others. They moved my possessions with great care and precision. They did a...

- Wilbur Bridges
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I’m not always very punctual. But the movers sent from Movers choice taught me a very valuable lesson about efficiency. They were supposed to arrive at my house at 10:30 am. I would have been a little flexible had they been late since I always run late fo...

- Stephen Flowers
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I was trying to help my daughter move so I researched some moving companies online. Movers choice seemed to be the best on all counts - reasonable, easy to communicate with. Their sales rep was wonderful and always ready to answer my questions/concerns. ...

- Jan Steele
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Due to the fact that we were crunched for cash, my husband and I only hired Movers choice to handle the big belongings while we handle the smaller ones. But, the manner in which they handled the big belongings at record time made up to think that we shoul...

- Anthony Brown

Everything You Need to Know About Richmond Moving Companies

How many movers does Richmond have?

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

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

What zip codes in Richmond have the best Movers?

Below we've listed Richmond zip codes that have great selections of movers:

  • 23219: 1 Movers.
  • How does invoicing/payment work for most Mover projects in Richmond?

    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 Richmond, VA

    Porch Pro Headshot Not Just Junk Removal LLC
    Movers
    Serves Richmond, Virginia
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    Not Just Junk Removal is a moving business from Richmond. They offer hauling and piano moving as well as other services.
    Not Just Junk Removal is a moving business from Richmond. They offer hauling and piano moving as well as other services.
    Porch Pro Headshot Starving Students Inc.
    Movers
    Serves Richmond, Virginia
    (45)
    Porch Pro Headshot A Breath of Fresh Organizing
    Movers
    Serves Richmond, Virginia
    We enjoy helping people! Making someone smile and feel at ease melts our hearts. You should enjoy life experiences and not stress about the mess. We take our time when need be to ensure a smooth transition to an organized lifestyle. For those of you not scared of the plunge, we can jump right in and...Read more about A Breath of Fresh Organizing
    We enjoy helping people! Making someone smile and feel at ease melts our hearts. You should enjoy life experiences and not stress about the mess. We take our time when need be to ensure a smooth transition to an organized lifestyle. For those of you not scared of the plunge, we can jump right in and...Read more about A Breath of Fresh Organizing
    Porch Pro Headshot carltonalewis77@yahoo.com
    Movers
    Serves Richmond, Virginia
    Provide Professional Moving Services, load, unload, pack, unpack and assembly. Contact by phone or text.
    Provide Professional Moving Services, load, unload, pack, unpack and assembly. Contact by phone or text.
    Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
    Movers
    Serves Richmond, Virginia
    (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.

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