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Best Moving Companies in New Haven, CT

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored New Haven Moving Companies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.



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157 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510 Rating

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4.6 (132)
5.0 (91)
4.5 (68)

Why choose this provider?

Hands On Moving, LLC, is a New Haven-based moving and storage company offering local and long-distance moving services. The company has extensive experience in residential moves, of varying scopes and intensities. It accommodates jobs that involve custom crating in addition to packing. Its team of movers also provides specialty moving services for appliances and pianos. Additionally, Hands On Moving, LLC, handles moves for seniors relocations and college moves. It has a climate-controlled facility for clients who need secure storage during moves.

  • Local
  • Storage
  • Packing

158 Commerce Street, East Haven, CT 06512 Rating

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4.3 (12)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Anthony Augliera Moving, Storage, & Theatrical Transfer is a family-owned and -operated moving company that was established in 1910. It serves different areas, including New Haven. It provides moving, trucking, and storage services. Its moving service covers local, long-distance, commercial, or theatrical relocations and includes the hauling and disposal of furniture, as well as piano-moving when needed. Commercial moving includes relocating businesses. The company's storage service has secure facilities to store personal, professional, or theatrical items.

  • Long Distance
  • Local

346 Quinnipiac Street, Wallingford, CT 06492 Rating

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4.0 (363)
4.5 (153)

Why choose this provider?

Father & Son Moving & Storage has been offering customized moving options in New Haven since 1908. The family business has completed over 100,000 moves since it was established. It learns about clients' individual moving needs and assists them in relocating their households and businesses. The company performs local and long-distance moves. Its movers are equipped to relocate fragile possessions such as antiques, fine art, and piano. Father & Son Moving & Storage has in its staff experienced last-minute moving crews on board.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Local

Compare our Top Moving Companies

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Hands On Moving
157 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Anthony Augliera Moving, Storage, & Theatrical Transfer
158 Commerce Street, East Haven, CT 06512
Father & Son Moving & Storage
346 Quinnipiac Street, Wallingford, CT 06492


  • Introduction

    If you're moving locally, or at least within the same state, you'll want to hire a reputable local moving company to get the job done safely. Interstate movers are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but local moving companies often only have to comply with state regulations; it may be beneficial to learn the licensing process in your state in order to find a company you can trust. Another good way to ensure that your selected moving company is properly licensed is by looking through our top picks.

    If you're moving across state lines, you won't just have to verify that a company is licensed locally. They'll need to have the legal authority to operate in any of the states you'll be crossing. Many local moving companies partner with van lines to make sure they can pass regulatory hurdles and can facilitate your move smoothly, no matter the distance.
  • What is considered long-distance moving?

    Generally, if a move is over 400 miles, it's considered a long-distance move, but the definition varies between moving companies. Some consider a long-distance move to be one that takes the cargo across state or international borders. There are significant differences in cost and regulatory clearance between a long-distance move and a local move.

  • How far in advance should I hire movers?

    Hiring a mover at least four weeks in advance ensures that a variety of reputable options will be available. In some regions or during the summer when movers are busier, it's recommended that anyone looking for a licensed mover arrange the booking two to three months from the moving date.

  • Do you pay movers before or after?

    You may be asked to pay a small deposit before your move, but payment in full happens after the move is complete and your possessions are inside your new home. This ensures that the movers complete the job to your satisfaction before getting paid.

  • How much does a moving company cost?

    On average, the cost of a local move (intrastate or under 400 miles) is around $1,250. This includes labor, fuel, insurance, and several other factors. If a move is considered to be long-distance, it will likely be around $4,900, with a wider variance based on the specific demands involved.

  • How much do I tip movers?

    Based on the performance of the movers and the difficulty of the job, you should tip anywhere between 5% and 20% of the total cost of your move. Most people recommend tipping in cash at the end of the final day of the move.

  • How much is it to rent a moving van?

    The cost to rent a moving van without a crew to assist in the move depends on the size, the length of the rental, and the distance it is being driven. The average cost of renting a van ranges anywhere from $100 for a local move to $2,000 for long-distance.