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Best Moving Companies in Springfield, IL

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Springfield 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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1500 Knotts Street, Springfield, IL 62703

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4.6 (9)
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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Springfield Van and Storage Co. is a moving company based in Springfield that serves all of Central Illinois. The business offers residential and commercial moving services in the area, including packing, loading, transport, and unpacking. Clients will be assigned a dedicated move manager, who will handle every aspect of the relocation and customer service inquiries. The company can also provide a variety of short-term to long-term storage solutions, as well as assistance with long-distance, government, military, and international moves.

  • Long Distance
  • Local

550 Kennedy Ave., Springfield, IL 46375
WebsiteLicense: 72963

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4.6 (89)
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4.9 (62)

Why choose this provider?

Ferree Movers, Inc., caters to Springfield residents. The company has been helping families relocate since 1929. Its team handles local and long-distance moves, with experience in moving clients to and from condo buildings, apartment complexes, two-story homes, and assisted living communities. The movers prioritize the safety of customers' belongings, using padding or shrink wrapping to prevent them from being damaged. Prior to each move, the company's relocation consultants work closely with customers to assess their needs.

  • Packing
  • Storage
  • Long Distance

1802 Industrial Park Drive, Springfield, IL 61761
WebsiteLicense: 2332832

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4.5 (31)

Why choose this provider?

Bloomington Relocation Systems, Inc., serves families and businesses in Springfield and the surrounding communities. It offers a wide array of moving services, such as packing and custom crating, loading and unloading, assembly and disassembly, and sale of specialty packing materials. It also deals with clients who are looking to relocate internationally. The company also offers decluttering services. Bloomington Relocation Systems is a member of the American Moving & Storage Association and the Illinois Movers' and Warehousemen's Association.

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Compare our Top Moving Companies

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Springfield Van and Storage Co.
1500 Knotts Street, Springfield, IL 62703
Ferree Movers, Inc.
550 Kennedy Ave., Springfield, IL 46375
Bloomington Relocation Systems, Inc.
1802 Industrial Park Drive, Springfield, IL 61761

FAQs

  • 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.