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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I choose the best moving company in Denver?

To find the right movers for your upcoming move, compare the best moving companies in Denver. Pay special attention to costs, ratings and customer reviews. Some other factors to consider include the moving services offered, long-distance availability and overall ratings of movers. Lastly, look for Thumbtack’s Top Pro badge. Movers with this badge are considered the highest-rated and most popular professionals on Thumbtack.

How much do movers cost in Denver?

In Denver, the top movers cost approximately $70 to $120 per hour. However, this cost can change and vary depending on how large your home is, how many hours you need the movers for and whether you’re hiring full-service or standard movers. 

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.



What is considered a local move in Denver?

A local move in Denver might include moves Aurora, Littleton or Thornton. Local movers can likely conduct your move if you’re planning a move to Westminster or Lakewood. Local moving companies that specialize in short moves may save you valuable time and money. Short-distance movers are familiar with the areas within a small radius and can use that knowledge to your benefit.

If you’re planning a local move, talk to the best movers in Denver to see if they can handle your move at a price that works for you.

What is considered a long-distance move in Denver?

A move that’s 100 miles or more is usually considered a long-distance move, while shorter moves are considered local, according to some companies. Some also may consider a move of at least 400 miles as a long-distance move.

 Some specific examples of long-distance moves for Denver residents include:

  • Moving from Denver to Seattle 
  • Moving from Denver to Houston 
  • Moving from Denver to Las Vegas 
  • Moving from Denver to Phoenix 
  • Moving from Denver to Seattle

If you need help planning and executing your upcoming move, contact the best movers in Denver.

How much does it cost to move across the country from Denver?

The cost of moving across the country from Denver depends on several factors, including the distance to your new home, how much stuff you need to move and the time of year. 

Long-distance moving companies tend to charge according to the distance and the number (and size) of truckloads. Generally speaking, the shorter the move, the less you are probably going to pay. Moving from Denver to Seattle will probably come with a different price tag than moving from Denver to Houston. The same could be said for moving from Denver to Las Vegas. Also, if you’re able to fit your things into one truck, your Denver interstate move will likely cost less.

Contact the top movers in Denver to get a personalized estimate for your cross-country move.

How do I choose the best long-distance moving company in Denver?

The best long-distance moving companies in Denver will have the following criteria: 

  • High customer ratings
  • Mostly positive reviews
  • Fair, competitive pricing

When reading ratings and reviews of movers in your area, look for signs that the movers completed the move quickly, showed up on time and exhibited professionalism when completing the job. You should also check to make sure the movers you’re considering are licensed by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Once you’ve found a few movers who fit your criteria, ask all of them to send you estimates of how much your long-distance move will cost to ensure you get a competitive yet reasonable price.

Do I need a parking permit for my moving truck in Denver?

If you’re planning on parking a moving truck or moving storage containers in a public right-of-way in Denver, you might need a permit. If you do not have a permit, you may be subject to a ticket or fine. For more information, visit DenverGov.org. Or, reach out to local movers in Denver who may be familiar with parking permit requirements in the city.

Where can I get moving boxes in Denver?

Denver has plenty of spots to get high-quality moving boxes. Hardware stores sell boxes that are brand new, rigid and strong for reliable support. You can also find other moving supplies such as moving blankets and packing tape at these types of stores. You might be able to find free moving boxes at liquor, grocery and department stores. You can also ask your Denver movers if they can supply moving boxes and supplies when helping with your move.

Reviews for Denver movers
Thumbtack Customer
There was a misunderstanding concerning moving boxes; the movers thought I had boxes and I thought that the movers would provide boxes. This was taken care of--the movers went and obtained boxes. Other than that, I was extremely satisfied with the move and the movers.
Fast Friends Moving Company, LLCFast Friends Moving Company, LLC
Dorian B.
Move went perfectly! Two movers were attentive and careful when moving everything, wrapping large items prior to moving. They were prompt, fast, and efficient!
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Andy W.
Get more detail before the move so the move doesn't take 9 hours like ours did. There was no plan to the move, the movers were all over the place and got furniture stuck (for at least 45 minutes) in the backdoor because they had moved the truck before getting all of the big furniture out through the front door. I have moved 10+ times with movers in Chicago where the moves were multi level each way and this was by far the worst moving experience I have ever had.
Elite MovingElite Moving
Ryan E.
We had a great experience with 1Stop Movers. They were really professional and fast movers. Overall it was a really easy move.
Howard A.
EZ Moving has to be the greatest moving companies in Denver. The movers were fast, reliable, punctual, and professional; not to mention, superior customer service. I highly recommend! When it comes time for me to move again I will only use EZ Moving.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Don S.
The best movers I have ever had. Conscious Movers LLC is an amazing moving company whom I would recommend to any of my friends or family. They wrapped all furniture in moving blankets with bands tightly securing the blankets. Our 3bd 2bath house easily fit into their moving truck with tons of room to spare (saved us having to 2 trips, huge cost savings!!) They are an Environmentally minded moving company that uses sustainable packing: Moving blankets, reusable bands, reusable boxes, etc. Overall if you need a move in the Denver area Conscious Movers LLC / James (the owner) and his team is the best company you can pick to make the moving of your move the easiest thing about your move!! Thank you so much - Don!
Conscious MoversConscious Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The move with Sayers Citywide Movers went well we had a lot of stuff and they brought out extra people and an extra truck so that the move could go smoothly. The movers were very hard working and did an excellent job moving our things.
Sayers Citywide MoversSayers Citywide Movers
Rebeccah M.
Proper form movers were wonderful to work with. The movers were punctual, thorough, respectful of my belongings and very organized. They were friendly movers who made my moving process a breeze!
Proper Form Moving LLCProper Form Moving LLC
Tasha C.
Excellent Movers!! Will definitely use them for any future moves!!
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
Jacob S.
Great moving experience. Very happy with hiring EZ Moving.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Mo J.
Fast moving, thorough, careful. These guys did the move quickly.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Amy M.
Super quick, easy move! Very friendly movers as well.
Technique Moving LLCTechnique Moving LLC
Kyle B.
Skinny Guy Moving saved me! My previous movers cancelled at the start of my move in! I reached out to Skinny Guy Moving and their movers were here within 30 minutes! They quickly and efficiently moved my belongings into my apartment. I appreciated how they were still careful even though it was a last minute move, we were under a time crunch, and they coming from a move earlier in the day. Cannot recommend enough! The best part is they were cheaper than the movers who cancelled so I just gave the difference to them as a tip. :) They deserve it.
Skinny Guy MovingSkinny Guy Moving
Jess C.
Movers were great and got my move done in under 3 others! Communicated slight delay in arrival and movers were polite!
All Around Moving ServicesAll Around Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
The movers did a great job. Fast and efficient. Very happy with the move.
Thumbtack Customer
Quickest, least painful move of my life! If you hate moving and don't want a headache - hire these guys and they will move you quickly for an affordable price.
Sayers Citywide MoversSayers Citywide Movers
Klair S.
Perfect Moves moved everything from our UPack into our 4th floor apartment. We plan to use them again we move out!
Perfect Moves LLCPerfect Moves LLC
Sean M.
Amazingly fast and friendly. Took charge and tackled my move with ease. It's hard.to find movers who actually care about the stuff they are moving. My guys were careful, cautious, well communicative and handled the move no problem. Would recommend to anyone looking for fast and reliable movers. Thanks y'all.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Adrienne L.
Amazingly easy moving experience with Honest Movers. Will definitely use them again.
Honest MoversHonest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
This was such an amazing move. The movers were friendly and efficient. No hidden fees. Great job!
Hannah H.
Had two great guys help me move! They made moving fun!
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Tom W.
Fantastic Movers delivered on their promise. Eli called me in advance to let me know the movers would arrive in 30 minutes. Very punctual — 9 am on the dot. Eli, Del and Julius were extremely professional, moving things efficiently — no time wasted. I give this team an A+ on their work quality — nothing was broken in the move. This company is FANTASTIC and I recommend Fantastic Movers for your next move.
Fantastic Movers LLC.Fantastic Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Fast Friends Moving did an amazing job with our move. The movers were fast, hard working and very professional. We had a challenging move with some very heavy and awkward furniture pieces and they did a great job with an additional flight of steps to the front door. I highly recommend Fast Friends Moving!
Fast Friends Moving Company, LLCFast Friends Moving Company, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great movers and a job well done. They moved me out of a 2 bedroom apartment about 5 miles to a storage space in a house. The 2 movers were very professional and I look forward to hiring them for next move.
Fast Friends Moving Company, LLCFast Friends Moving Company, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This company was prompt and very professional. The move was very smooth and I was happy with the move. I would highly recommend them to anyone that needs to hire a moving company.
Sayers Citywide MoversSayers Citywide Movers
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Everything you need to know about Denver movers.

How much do movers cost in Denver?

Denver movers cost anywhere from $95 -$165 per hour. However, this is just an estimated cost. Moving companies in Denver set their prices using multiple factors, such as distance, how many trucks you need and any additional services you want (for example, packing or unpacking services).

As you evaluate your options for moving companies in Denver, get quotes from several pros to ensure you pay a fair price. 

How much do movers cost in Colorado?

Your moving costs in other parts of Colorado may not be the same as they are in Denver. For example, if you live in a remote area, you may have to pay a bit extra to help defray mileage costs for your move to Denver. 

Also, some Denver moving services may only work with clients in a certain area, so be sure to let your movers know exactly where you live or are moving to so you can verify that they service the area and you can get an exact quote. As always, get quotes from several moving companies before you hire a mover.

Can you negotiate with moving companies?

Many moving companies in Denver are actively managed by the owner, making it easy for you to discuss price with the decision-maker. While larger companies often have strict rules about their rates, smaller operations may be more flexible. If you have questions about rates, bring them up with the company. They may be able to reduce certain costs. 

Questions to ask Denver moving companies.

Before you select a moving company, ask plenty of questions upfront. For example, you can ask movers:

  • Is your moving company insured and licensed through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)?
  • What services related to moving do you provide?
  • What insurance coverage options are offered by your company?
  • Does your moving company provide a binding estimate or offer a guarantee that your estimate will come close to the final price?
  • How does your moving company calculate prices?
  • Do your employees have to pass background checks?
  • How does your moving company handle damage or loss claims?
  • Does your company provide guaranteed delivery dates?

How to choose the best movers in Denver.

Moving into a new home can be disruptive, time-consuming and nerve-wracking. Ease a little bit of that stress by hiring a top-rated moving company and letting them handle the most difficult parts of the process. 

Choosing a moving company can be difficult. Start by checking their online reputation. Read reviews and ratings on Thumbtack, and check to see if they’re on the Better Business Bureau website. Choose three to five movers who have mostly positive reviews, high ratings and few complaints. It’s also worth getting a few price estimates so you can see who’s offering a great deal and who may be overcharging for their services.

Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a few companies, ask for their moving company USDOT number and enter it into the FMCSA's online search tool. You'll see updated details about the company, including their insurance and safety information, compliance history and whether they are currently licensed.

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