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Best Moving Companies in Bend

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Bend 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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Providers

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63323 Britta Street, Bend, OR 97701
WebsiteLicense: 251532

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Google
5.0 (28)
Facebook
5.0 (3)
Yelp
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Bend Brothers Moving is a local moving company that provides local residential relocation services. It has a team of movers and a 26-ft moving truck for its moving packages. The team of expert movers handles the packing and unpacking of clients' belongings. They also take charge of loading the boxes to the moving truck and transporting them into the new location. Bend Brothers Moving services the whole of Central Oregon, including Redmond, Madras, and Sunriver.

  • Local
  • Packing
  • Loading/Unloading

20580 Painters Court, Bend, OR 97701

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5.0 (174)
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5.0 (28)
Yelp
4.5 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Higher Ground Moving is a professional moving business based in Bend. It specializes in household moves and can help clients relocate their residential property, households, or storage items within 50 miles. The company also offers local intrastate moving services. Customers who have acquired their own modes of transport and moving gear but who need extra hands for the move may avail of labor-only services, which include assistance in loading, unloading, disassembling, and reassembling of items as necessary.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Packing

63177 Northeast Jamison Street, Bend, OR 97701

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4.5 (107)
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5.0 (14)

Why choose this provider?

American Moving & Storage is a locally-owned moving company that has been servicing clients in Bend and nearby areas for over 12 years. It aims to give clients a smooth moving experience by doing most of the heavy lifting. The company handles the packing, loading, transportation, and unloading of all household items. It can assist with local or long-distance moving for any type of home. American Moving & Storage also offers same-day service and can adjust its services to the client's plans.

  • Long Distance
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Packing

19660 Baker Road, Bend, OR 97702

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4.0 (10)
Google
4.5 (8)
Facebook
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Professional Moving Services, Inc. is a locally-owned and -operated moving company that has been serving Bend and all of Central Oregon since 1980. The company handles home-to-home, home-to-storage, and storage-to-home moves for residential clients in the area. It offers similar services for commercial and office relocations, as well as packing and temporary storage services. The company is experienced and fully equipped to handle heavy and fragile items like pianos.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Loading/Unloading

1006 Southwest Emkay Drive, Bend, OR 97702

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4.5 (52)
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5.0 (18)
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2.5 (18)

Why choose this provider?

Since 1961, Prestige Moving and Storage has been offering its services to individuals and businesses in Bend and the nearby areas. Its team of movers accommodates household, commercial, and international relocations. They transport vehicles and boats locally and overseas and assist customers seeking custom clearance of goods. The company also provides logistics services, which include warehousing and distribution of items, as well as local delivery, packing, and storage services. It is an agent for Allied Van Lines and can handle moving services anywhere in the world.

  • Long Distance
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Debris pickup / cleaning

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.