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Working with a professional moving company makes moving less stressful and keeps your possessions safe. The Baltimore Sun has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing reviews and local availability of 52 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the top moving companies in Baltimore.

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How to choose a moving company in Baltimore

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Moving to a new home in the Greater Baltimore area makes for an exciting and stressful time. Whether you’re moving into a place in Federal Hill or Hampden, you need to weigh a few factors before choosing a moving company in Baltimore. When reviewing different moving companies, consider:

  • Legitimacy: Look into the qualifications of each moving company you receive quotes from. Ask for proof of insurance and licensing, along with referrals from previous customers.
  • Available services: Inquire about what moving services each company has. Many companies also pack belongings and provide packaging materials to make the experience as easy as possible.
  • Online reviews: Check out consumer reviews about the company on third-party sites. These provide insights into the company’s quality of service and moving process.

You can look up licenses for interstate movers with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Ask the company if it is familiar with your area. Has it moved residents into or out of your neighborhood before? Can it provide referrals from previous customers in the area?

Baltimore moving company costs

Expect to spend at least $25 to $50 per hour per mover for local moves in Baltimore. Hourly minimums and additional fees increase these costs. An average studio move costs about $350, while a four-bedroom house costs about $1,500 to move locally.

Long-distance moves usually cost more, but specific prices depend on how much stuff you’re moving and how far your move is. If you’re moving internationally, expect to spend even more.

When receiving quotes, ask each company to tour your home and prepare an estimate based on the square footage and weight of items to be transported. Be prepared to pay extra for packing supplies and moving insurance, too.

Baltimore moving FAQ

How much does it cost to store furniture with a moving company in Baltimore?

The average monthly cost to store the furniture from a two-bedroom house ranges from $200 to $250. The total cost of storage varies based on the number of items and how long you need to store them.

Where can I get boxes for packing in Baltimore?

Many moving companies offer packing supplies either with their moving services or for an additional fee. Several companies also provide packing services for consumers who want their belongings packed properly and organized.

When should I book a mover in Baltimore?

To give yourself proper time to organize your belongings and nail down the logistics of the move, book Baltimore movers at least a month in advance. This allows time to find a mover that meets your budget and plan accordingly. Generally speaking, the more time available to plan and budget, the better the move should be.

How much does a local move cost in Baltimore?

The average cost for moving a three-bedroom house in Baltimore is approximately $1,200. This amount changes based on your selected moving services, home size and distance moved.

How much does a full-service move cost in Baltimore?

Expect to pay an average of $3,000 to $4,000 for a full-service move with packing, organizing, loading, transporting and unpacking.

Baltimore moving company information

American Van Lines

American Van Lines is a moving company with a national presence that offers service into and out of Baltimore, including long-distance moves. It has its own fleet of moving trucks, and movers have experience handling fragile items. Every move with American Van Lines has a dedicated moving coordinator.

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United Nation Van Lines

United Nation Van Lines schedules and completes hundreds of moves per month all over the country, including residential, corporate and military relocations. Baltimore customers can customize their move to include full-service or fragile-only packing, loading and unloading, short- or long-term storage and installation and assembly of furniture and appliances. A personal moving coordinator helps guide you through each step of the moving process. Contact United Nation Van Lines for a free quote.

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Colonial Van Lines

Colonial Van Lines is a nationwide moving company with service available in and around Baltimore. The company focuses on long-distance residential moves, but it also has experience in corporate relocations. Colonial Cubes are a modular packing option where customers fill up a storage container and Colonial Van Lines movers transport the container to its new home.

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Safebound Moving & Storage

Safebound Moving & Storage specializes in long-distance moves across the U.S., including into and out of Baltimore. The company also has commercial moving services and container moving options. Its climate-controlled storage keeps household items safe if you need a bit more time before moving into your new home.

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Bold Moving and Storage

Bold Moving and Storage specializes in long-distance moves to and from the Baltimore area. The company has experience moving both homes and businesses. Bold Moving and Storage guarantees to beat any competitor’s rate by $500. Auto transport and storage are also available.

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Bellhop is a nationwide moving company with service in Baltimore. The company’s app sends images and bios of the movers the day before a move and lets customers schedule every aspect of their move. Bellhop allows free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance, and it background checks its movers before hiring them.

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Doyle Moving Services

Doyle Moving Services specializes in local moves for homes in Greater Baltimore. Its full-service moving option includes packing, transport, unpacking and debris cleanup. This company also offers container moving options and storage. It is located at 8306 Patuxent Range Road, Ste. 113, Jessup, MD 20794.

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Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck is a nationwide moving company with a location in Baltimore. This company prices local moves by the hour, and its movers must pass a background check and drug test before joining the team. Storage is also available. The company is located at 2709 N. Rolling Road, Ste. 122, Baltimore, MD 21244.

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