Top 10 Moving Companies in Stratford, CT

Porch Pro Headshot Roadway Moving and Storage
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(1,086)
From cross-town to cross-country, and residential to commercial, Roadway has the best movers in New York. The best moving company NYC treats your things like they’re our things. When securing moving companies, NYC knows Roadway Moving is the best.
From cross-town to cross-country, and residential to commercial, Roadway has the best movers in New York. The best moving company NYC treats your things like they’re our things. When securing moving companies, NYC knows Roadway Moving is the best.
Porch Pro Headshot Capital City Movers NYC
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(421)
"Capital City Movers NYC packed and unpacked our belongings with efficiency and care. They handled fragile items with caution and made sure everything was properly secured for transport. Their attention to detail was commendable."
"Capital City Movers NYC packed and unpacked our belongings with efficiency and care. They handled fragile items with caution and made sure everything was properly secured for transport. Their attention to detail was commendable."
Porch Pro Headshot East Coast Moving Inc
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(358)
"We had a decent sized move, and it was a job perfectly executed. They did not hesitate even when we decided to take more items at the last minute. They were cordial with us. We did have a bit of an issue with the way a couple of the boxes came in when they were delivered to us. Nothing was damaged ...Read more about East Coast Moving Inc
"We had a decent sized move, and it was a job perfectly executed. They did not hesitate even when we decided to take more items at the last minute. They were cordial with us. We did have a bit of an issue with the way a couple of the boxes came in when they were delivered to us. Nothing was damaged ...Read more about East Coast Moving Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Noah's Ark Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(216)
Noah's Ark Moving is a full service moving company providing experienced and reliable local moving services to Connecticut residents & businesses including long distance moving, local Connecticut moving.
Noah's Ark Moving is a full service moving company providing experienced and reliable local moving services to Connecticut residents & businesses including long distance moving, local Connecticut moving.
Porch Pro Headshot Hudson Valley Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(35)
"Reliable company! Made moving a breeze!!! The owner made sure to go above and beyond to make sure my furniture was well protected and my needs were met. Will definitely keep using this company only for all future moves!!!"
"Reliable company! Made moving a breeze!!! The owner made sure to go above and beyond to make sure my furniture was well protected and my needs were met. Will definitely keep using this company only for all future moves!!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Northeastern Van Lines
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(50)
"Northeastern van lines undoubtedly has the best movers all snatched up. I was so impressed seeing them in action. They seemed friendly and reliable when we called them. The real proof came during the move. The movers were all very well trained and they wasted absolutely no time. Their packing skill...Read more about Northeastern Van Lines
"Northeastern van lines undoubtedly has the best movers all snatched up. I was so impressed seeing them in action. They seemed friendly and reliable when we called them. The real proof came during the move. The movers were all very well trained and they wasted absolutely no time. Their packing skill...Read more about Northeastern Van Lines
Porch Pro Headshot JBJZ Moving
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(1)
Hello! We are JBJZ Moving. We have been in the moving business for years now and are ready to provide you the best service you can find. We move everything and anything so do not be afraid to ask. BEST PRICE GUARANTEED!
Hello! We are JBJZ Moving. We have been in the moving business for years now and are ready to provide you the best service you can find. We move everything and anything so do not be afraid to ask. BEST PRICE GUARANTEED!
Porch Pro Headshot J.A.D.E Home Services
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
Here at J.A.D.E Home services we prioritize on our clients satisfaction. Our professionals have years of experience in the industry and tons of tips to help you save on your projects. We promise an excellent service on all our visits and we are available 24/7 for any emergency. J.A.D.E Home Services...Read more about J.A.D.E Home Services
Here at J.A.D.E Home services we prioritize on our clients satisfaction. Our professionals have years of experience in the industry and tons of tips to help you save on your projects. We promise an excellent service on all our visits and we are available 24/7 for any emergency. J.A.D.E Home Services...Read more about J.A.D.E Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot American Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
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 High Caliber Contracting
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(7)

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 Stratford Movers

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I have heard some pretty amazing things about Northeastern van lines and so I decided to give them the responsibility of conducting my move. I contacted them and they gave me a very good hourly quote. The men arrived right on time on the moving day. The 4...

- Felton Coppola
74994

The highlight of my experience with Northeastern van lines was how accommodating they were with my unending and very specific requests. The movers arrived on time and showed amazing skills and efficiency throughout. All my electronics, furniture and fragi...

- Lanny Mccloskey
74079

My wife and I couldn't maintain the big old house anymore and decided to downsize to a more manageable apartment. We hired Northeastern van lines to pack up all our belongings and transport them to our retirement home. They were very rational with their q...

- Winston Ortiz
74654

I wouldn’t hire any other company but Northeastern van lines given the way they operate. They’re always booked way ahead of time though. I was over the moon for being able to book a slot with. This company has been in the business for long enough to reall...

- Terry Davis
74581

I wanted to get a head start before the boys from Northeastern van lines showed up in the morning to move my belongings. It was a very sudden move. We packed all night long and got things ready for the movers. The crew arrived very early in the morning an...

- Nicholas Martin
74253

The movers I hired from Northeastern van lines were just too good. They managed their schedules perfectly. I do get annoyed with people who don't care much for punctuality so I was glad these guys did. The company itself is very well reputed and trains th...

- Louis Brown
74161

We hired Northeastern van lines to transport our valuables because they have an amazing reputation. They gave us a very reasonable quote. The movers arrived a little early for the appointment. The boys worked very fast and efficiently. They spared no deta...

- Paul Hill
74522

I had to move on a very short notice. I hired Northeastern van lines because I found a card of them in my wallet and I honestly didn’t really know much about them. They really delivered though. Their men were very well trained. They came on such a short n...

- Carlos Thompson
74719

All I was expecting from Northeastern van lines was to deliver my valuables without any damages caused to them. They not only did they do so but also they achieved much more than that. Their customer service seemed friendly enough to convince me. They quo...

- Patrick Morris
74516

After the fall of my old employer, it was time to move back home. I hired Northeastern van lines services as I had to move on such a short notice and I was quite stressed to do it all on my own. They really helped me through this process. Their quote was ...

- George Bell
75161

Our move went so well because of the very experienced movers from Northeastern van lines. They helped us move with ease. They showed up on time and finished the job quickly. The delivery was made on time. All our belongings were safely transported, unpack...

- Anibal Hughey
74403

I wasn't sure about hiring a company that had the lowest quote. But I was crunched for cash so I just went for Northeastern van lines. Despite their low estimates, they performed brilliantly. The movers arrived right on time to start moving our belongings...

- Bruce Adams

Everything You Need to Know About Stratford Moving Companies

Can I browse unscreened Movers in Stratford?

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

  • VIP Movers:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • John C Murphy Moving & Storage:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • CIVIL DESIGN ASSOC:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How do I know that I found the right Mover in Stratford for my moving services project?

Finding the right mover for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Moving Services in Stratford so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right mover in Stratford:

  • What do previous customers have to say? Check out ratings and reviews before choosing your mover. For instance, there are 1 5-Star Movers and movers companies in Stratford with 5 stars.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 1 pros in Stratford are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 2 are A-rated in Stratford.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the mover that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple movers pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

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

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 Stratford, CT

Porch Pro Headshot Chambers Mover
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
Chambers Mover is an experienced local moving company from the area of Jamaica, NY. Reach us today for fast and professional moving services. Reliable Moving Service, Reliable Movers, Experienced Local Moving Company Inwood, NY; Cedarhurst, NY; Woodmere, NY; Hewlett, NY; Bay Park, NY; Movers, Reloca...Read more about Chambers Mover
Chambers Mover is an experienced local moving company from the area of Jamaica, NY. Reach us today for fast and professional moving services. Reliable Moving Service, Reliable Movers, Experienced Local Moving Company Inwood, NY; Cedarhurst, NY; Woodmere, NY; Hewlett, NY; Bay Park, NY; Movers, Reloca...Read more about Chambers Mover
Porch Pro Headshot Big Monk Movers
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
Hi to whom it may concern we are up growing moving company provide professionalism and all services no job too big or too small that we cannot handle we guarantee I'm sorry no worries free zone they guarantee you a safe Passage for you and your belongings we make sure that we handle everything as i...Read more about Big Monk Movers
Hi to whom it may concern we are up growing moving company provide professionalism and all services no job too big or too small that we cannot handle we guarantee I'm sorry no worries free zone they guarantee you a safe Passage for you and your belongings we make sure that we handle everything as i...Read more about Big Monk Movers
Porch Pro Headshot Kenneth's Affordable Labor
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(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.
Porch Pro Headshot Movers In CT
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
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 Flamur
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
Porch Pro Headshot Mission Moving and Storage
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(7)
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
(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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bedroom set tv 2 tables cabinet pull out sleeper loveseat odds and ends. not much.
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