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Moving is an experience that is both exciting and stressful. There’s a lot to consider when hiring movers, from deciding the right time to move to finding the right company. We researched the best moving companies in Detroit so you can get an accurate quote, reduce stress and transition smoothly to your new home.

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American Van Lines
Overall satisfaction rating
  • Corporate relocation and military moves
  • Movers certified to handle fine art, antiques, pianos
  • Best customer service award in Newsweek Magazine 2019 survey
  • State-to-state moves only

Offers long-distance, military, commercial and corporate moving services. No extra charges for last-minute moves. Requires a significant deposit to reserve a move. Cross-country moves typically cost from $2,000 to $5,000.

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United Nation Van Lines
Overall satisfaction rating
  • Long-distance and corporate moves
  • Packing, unpacking and storage
  • Employs certified corporate relocation specialists
  • Available in Detroit and select states
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Colonial Van Lines
Overall satisfaction rating
  • Corporate movers
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Full service moving
  • Packing services

Long-distance moves and storage. Includes packing and assembly/disassembly in quote. Charges between $1,550 and $3,100 for a three-bedroom move from Chicago to Houston. Has Colonial Cubes moving container option.

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Cross Country Moving
  • Secure climate control facilities
  • Military or senior moving services,
  • Offer expedited & efficient services
  • Available in Detroit
Mile High Van Lines
  • Residential and commercial moves
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Screened and approved by HomeAdvisor
  • Professional, fast, reliable movers

Offers local moves within, to and from Seattle and Denver. Charges $170 an hour for three movers and a truck for local moves. Charges between $1,500 and $5,000 for long-distance relocations.

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Frisbie Moving & Storage
  • Apartment moves
  • International moves
  • Specialized moving
  • Senior relocation
14225 Schaefer Hwy.
Detroit, MI 48227
(855) 982-9341
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Men on the Move
  • Free wardrobe usage
  • Insured movers
  • College moves
  • Intrastate moves
12400 Merriman Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 744-9547
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Palmer Moving Services
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • palmermoving.com
24660 Dequindre Rd.
Warren, MI 48091
(586) 834-3400
Stevens Moving & Storage of Detroit
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • stevensdetroit.com
1528 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(844) 849-6567
Professional Movers
  • M-Sun: 7am - 7pm
  • professionalmovers.com
1001 Woodward Ave., Ste. 500
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-4444
Five Pointe Moving
  • M-Sun: 8am - 7pm
  • fivepointemoving.com
7007 Metro Pkwy., Ste. 635
Sterling Heights, MI 48311
(313) 884-1555
A. Mack Moving & Storage
  • M-Sat: 7am - 7pm
  • Sun: 9am - 5pm
  • mackmoving.com
24209 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 918-6094
Anytime Moving
  • M-Sun: 8:30am - 8pm
  • anytimemoving247.com
25213 Gratiot Ave., Unit B
Roseville, MI 48066
(586) 557-8842
Corrigan Moving Systems
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • corriganmoving.com
2000 Westwood St.
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 274-4101

How to choose movers in Detroit

detroit skyline

For the first time in more than 60 years, Detroit's population and density are increasing. In 2018, singles and young families are moving to Detroit and home values are on the rise in many neighborhoods.

Millennials are moving into the lofts and condos in the Lafayette Park and Midtown areas. Neighborhoods with detached single family homes, such as East English Village, Brush Park, Boston Edison and Sherwood Forest, are seeing an influx of first-time home buyers and young families.

If you're thinking of relocating to Detroit, the best time to do so is in the fall. Spring and summer are peak moving seasons and that's reflected in the rates of Detroit moving companies. While some companies offer discounts during the winter months, Michigan's unpredictable weather might cost more in headaches than it saves in dollars to relocate during the winter.

Weekends are busier moving days than weekdays. If your schedule is flexible, inquire about reduced rates for mid-week services, especially in the middle of the month.

Rates depend on multiple factors, such as pick-up and drop-off locations and the size of the load. If you're moving locally and pack yourself, you could spend only a few hundred dollars. Most Detroit movers charge between $25 and $100 per worker per hour, but that doesn't include additional fees.

Ask your company how much extra it costs for:
  • Packing supplies
  • Packing labor
  • Travel to pick-up location
  • Moving bulky items
  • Stair navigation
  • Elevator fees
  • Furniture assembly

When hiring a Detroit moving company, inquire about all potential fees before signing a contract to avoid any surprises when the bill comes.

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If moving between states, make sure the company you hire is licensed for interstate moving. Some Detroit movers only do in-state moves. The Michigan Movers Association is a great resource for general moving tips and filing a complaint if something goes awry.

Finally, if you're moving to Michigan, check out Michigan SOS for information about changing your driver's license, vehicle and voter registration. The state tourism organization Pure Michigan has a roundup of inspiring places around The Great Lakes State to get you excited about moving here.

Detroit Movers Reviews

American Van Lines

For state-to-state moves, American Van Lines is a national company offering residential, corporate and military relocation. Last-minute moves are considered for no additional fee. Fragile items, such as pianos, fine arts and antiques are moved by trained and certified professionals. American Van Lines prides themselves on a fleet of modern trucks with air-ride suspension so your belongings arrive no worse for wear.

American Van Lines

United Nation Van Lines

United Nation Van Lines is a national moving company moves 3,500 families per year in the U.S. It offers full-service packing and storage services, but you can save 50% by opting to unpack your own boxes once they’re delivered. All of its movers are licensed and insured.

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Colonial Van Lines

When moving long distance and in need of temporary storage, Colonial Van Lines has you covered. Customers love their professionalism, customer service and that they are up-front about every step of the moving process so you know what to expect, when to expect it and at what cost.

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Mile High Van Lines

Founded in Denver in 2008, Mile High Van Lines has expanded its service area for state-to-state moves. Interstate moving services can include packing and extra furniture protection. A consultant assigned to you will make your move less stressful. Customer reviews say Mile High movers are timely and hard working while customer service is attentive and professional.

Mile High Van Lines

Frisbie Moving & Storage

This local Ann Arbor and Detroit based company has staff trained to ensure your belongings arrive on time and in good condition. Customers love Frisbie Moving & Storage for their low prices, friendly attitude and high standards. Many reviewers comment on how well-wrapped and secured their belongings were upon arrival.

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Men on the Move

Also known as Michigan Movers, this company offers some of the best deals with senior discounts, free wardrobe usage, no minimums and a slew of other incentives and specials. Although their rates are low, their quality of service is high. Reviews detail many repeat customers with pledges to patronize Men on the Move for future moves.

Men on the Move