5 of the Best Memphis Moving Companies

by Bridgette Redman  |  Published November 27, 2023

Memphis beckons as an enticing destination for those seeking a city where history, music and community converge in a welcoming atmosphere.

Memphis Mud Island Park/Courtesy of Alex Shansky via Visit Memphis

Memphis, nestled along the  Mississippi River, draws newcomers with its soulful allure—home to the birthplace of blues and rock ‘n’ roll. The city’s diverse music scene, iconic barbecue, and historical landmarks attract those seeking a lively cultural experience. However, challenges like crime rates and economic disparities have prompted some to seek other pastures. Despite this, Memphis remains a dynamic city, continually evolving and offering a distinctive blend of Southern charm and urban excitement that keeps people both coming and going. If you are one of those people planning to move to, away from or within Memphis, you’ll likely be calling upon the services of a moving company. We’ve taken a look at Yelp reviews and are sharing with you some of the best Memphis moving companies.

Absolute Moving Services

Their name comes from the fact that Absolute Moving Services promises to move your goods absolutely anywhere and absolutely any time. A company that offers residential, corporate and long-distance moves, Absolute Moving Services says that if it is not nailed down, they can move it. They are eager to listen to their clients and create a custom moving plan that meets any needs. Challenges, they say on their website, are an opportunity to exceed expectations and even severe weather won’t stop them from carrying out their duties. They were recently hailed for helping victims of domestic abuse be able to leave their abusers.

Primetime Movers

Primetime Movers is a locally owned Memphis moving company with 57+ years of experience. They’ve had decades to refine their ability to do all sorts of moves. Not only do they handle residential, commercial and long-distance moves, but they’ll even help with in-home moves for people preparing for the holidays, wanting to stage a home for sale, move a piano or set up for a less-stressful renovation experience. They’re ready to pack, load, move and unload no matter where you want to go. With each move, their team has a comprehensive approach in which they work with the client for pre-move planning, packing strategies, transportation logistics and post-move support.

Country Club Moving and Packing

Since 1994, these Memphis movers have been seeking to provide a country club experience to anyone who needs to move to, from or within Memphis. The slogan of Country Club Moving and Packing is “Gentleman movers; blue-collar prices” with a motto of “We pad everything but the price.” Great Guys Moving ranked them  one of the top three moving companies in Memphis. They do apartment, whole house, office and commercial moving. They help to pack, plan, load and unload. If you are a student or senior citizen, they have a team that helps to cater to your unique, special moving needs. Recently, they added warehouse storage to their list of services.

Smiley’s Professional Moving Company

A highly ranked company over multiple platforms, Smiley’s customers have described them as the “epitome of professionalism and expertise.” One customer went so far as to say that out of the 20 times he has moved, Smiley’s provided the smoothest move ever. Established in 2009, they provide commercial and residential moving services with licensed and insured movers. The hourly rate depends on how many movers you have doing your move and they offer specials to help make moves more cost-effective. In addition to the standard packing, loading, moving and unloading, they also sell boxes and packing materials in multiple sizes.

Black Tie Moving

Black Tie Moving has been around for only ten years, but in that time they’ve become one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. according to Inc. 100. Now in 10 states around the country, they are one of Memphis’ top moving companies. Their goal is to provide luxury moving services at an affordable price, services that they market to celebrities, musicians, athletes and homeowners. From Google to Yelp to BBB, they get top rankings for their local, long-distance and commercial moves. They have specialty knowledge in moving fine arts, appliances, electronics and retail goods. As a corporate citizen, they support Move for Hunger and the American Cancer Society.