A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a mover near Harrisburg, PA

Find a mover near Harrisburg, PA

29 near you

Find a mover near Harrisburg, PA

29 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Movers near Harrisburg, PA

Movers Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

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. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

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.



How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Harrisburg movers
Thumbtack Customer
I recently used Moyers Moving Services to move from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. The movers were professional and were willing to be flexible to meet our moving time line. We originally signed a quote for 3 movers but only 2 arrived due to third having car issues. Emily from Moyers was quick to adjust the quote and only charge us for 2 movers. Overall it was a fairly stress free move and we are happy with the service.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
They moved all of my stuff in a timely matter n very professional I definitely would recommend Keystone moving company to anyone who needs movers
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Our move was a little bigger than perhaps expected and they sent out an extra mover to quicken the process. Very nice and made good time with our move.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Andrew G.
We hired Reliable Moving and Labor to move a few pieces of furniture between towns. They were very helpful in making sure the move was as seamless and simple as possible.
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Moving Made Awesome took the stress out of moving. They were very professional- and affordable!
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The work that was done this past weekend was outstanding! I was moved out and moved into my new location in less than five hours. The movers was pleasant, gave great laughs, and were knowledgeable on how to move things out of my apartment and into my new home. Highly recommended
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Sean C.
Movers were knowledgeable and willing to get the move done. Obviously had experience which was reassuring. One caveat: bid price was increased due to Sat. move (extra busy, I was told) but movers were done after me. Watch initial bid increases as they are, and should be, covered in the contract
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
The two men were organized, experienced and competent. The loading and unloading proceeded swiftly, without delays, but with caution and attention to safety. Darrell and Justin were courteous, responsive and diligent. I had moved several times before using different moving services. The current move with Reliable Moving was the most hassle free I have ever had. Thank You Reliable Moving and Labor LLC!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This company is really good! Some may even say "awesome". The owner called me within a few hours of me posting my moving needs on Thumbtack. Over the phone, we made the preliminary plans for the move and finalized the contract that evening. I needed the move to be made within the next 7 days, and Jay made that happen. In fact, the move happened 2 days after he and I first talked. The movers names were Tony and Joe. These guys were the nicest and most personable people you could meet. And, they are damn good movers as well! The best recommendation I can give is this: If I ever need to hire movers again, the first call I make will be to "Moving Made Awesome".
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We used Keystone Moving & Junk Removal for our move from a 6th floor apartment to a two story townhouse. Both Chris and Joey were very professional and did a great job with the move. They worked well with us and made moving day easier than it would have been without them :)
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Moving made awesome did a great job with the move and even accommodated a difficult schedule due to the blizzard of 2016.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tony and Matt did a great job. They were friendly and professional. Moving Made Awesome provided us with moving services when we were in a crunch to move quickly and other moving plans had changed. All items were secured well and nothing damaged upon unloading. I would highly recommend.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The guys from Mode Made Awesome - Tony and Jay were very friendly and made the move quick for our business needs. They had the most cost efficient pricing. We had alot of heavy items and the two of them moved everything great. We if ever have another move, we would definitely hire them again. Great Moving Company for a Commercial or Personal Move! 8/3/15 SSM.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Andrew S.
Very good move.
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great! They moved quickly and were very friendly. I'd highly recommend them to anyone looking for help moving.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This was the best moving experience I've had thus far! My movers were very nice and helpful and also very prepared. It only took them an hour to pack up my apt and load up my storage. Definitely worth every penny! Moving is already a stressful process, but this time around, Tony and Joey made this move a stress free experience! Thanks guys, your help was greatly appreciated! I'll be using this company again, when I make my permanent move in about 6mnths-1 yr.. I highly recommend The Affordable Moving Company! :)
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Raymond M.
Keystone movers are outstanding! Chris is totally above board and honest. His crew worked hard and took great care moving my furniture being very careful not to scratch any walls. I highly recommend Keystone movers!
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Prakash C.
They are nice and great professionals! They made our move so easy than I thought of. I have worked with several other movers and reliable moving and labors is best I have ever hired. Thank you so much for help!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tony and crew worked fast and efficient. They were careful with moving the furniture and placement. I would highly recommend Moving Made Awesome.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Nawaz M.
The move was less cumbersome.Experience was great.
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Brandon G.
Bob was very professional, reasonably priced, and provided a great service by moving a piano to our home and tuning after the move. He clearly knows his pianos and is very experienced. I would recommend him to anyone looking for piano moving or tuning services.
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't have asked for better movers! They were great with communication, moved everything quickly and efficiently, and were very friendly throughout the process. Their pricing was very reasonable and I couldn't find a better deal. Genuinely the nicest and hardest working people I could've asked for to help me with my move! If you're moving, I would only recommend them for the job - you won't be disappointed!
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Tim T.
The movers where extremely helpful and professional.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The guys showed up on time and were very efficient with my move. They showed care about my items and moved them safely. This is the 5th moving company I've hired over the years and was by far the most courteous & professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone I know.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Donald D.
The movers from Moving Made Awesome, LLC, were truly "Awesome." Tony and Anthony were very professional , curtious, friendly and very knowledable. They made our move painless and worry free. They wrapped all the furniture, lamps and tables and made sure nothing was broken, cracked or chipped! I highly recommend their services and would use their services again if I find myself in the need for movers again. Thank you, guys.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.