5 of the Best Moving & Storage Companies in the U.S.

by Davina van Buren  |  Published August 9, 2022

Packing,  transport, unpacking, getting resettled—moving can be a colossal hassle. But there’s no need to do it alone: these trusted national movers can get you and your belongings (almost) anywhere in the United Sates. These reputable companies also offer a variety of short-term and long-term sotrage options, leaving you to focus on more important tasks—like making your new house feel like a home.

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Allied Van Lines 

With more than 750,000 moves under their belt in the last 15 years, Allied is the number one provider of corporate moving services in the U.S. Long before the first item is moved, Allied works with clients to create a detailed moving plan. This includes determining exactly which services you need. Whether you need someone to do everything from packing and disassembling furniture to simply loading and driving the truck, everyone will be on the same page. Allied also offers storage options for customers who need flexibility during the moving process: Storage-in-transit (temporary storage until items are delivered to the final location) is available for up to 90 days. After that, goods are transferred to permanent storage. Allied has excellent reviews and several awards, including an A+ from Consumer Affairs and four stars from the Better Business Bureau. Bonus: No deposit is required and as long as the movers haven’t started yet, you can cancel free of penalties.

Atlas Van Lines

Like others on the list, Atlas has been around quite some time (70 years) and has several notable accreditations and affiliations. What sets them apart is their tech-forward approach to moving services. The Atlas Customer Portal acts as a one-stop dashboard to keep your move organized, allowing customers to “meet” their movers, access documents, file claims, and track the move. Atlas can also help with additional moving services such as packing and unpacking, storage, and vehicle relocation. They offer both storage-in-transit and short and long-term storage plans, and can also store automobiles, boats, and RVs. In addition to working with large corporate and government contracts, they are experts in small, fast moves. 


Whether you are moving across town, across the country, or even to another country, these veteran movers can get the job done. In business for more than 90 years, they offer personal, corporate, and military relocations. Each client has a moving coordinator that works with your timeline, budget, and specific needs to ensures the entire experience is a cohesive one. Mayflower has a convenient online portal that helps customers keep track of the moving process including checking the status of their move, updating moving checklists, and keeping track of moving contacts. They also offer a variety of ancillary servies such as packing and unpacking, storage, and debris removal. If you are planning a move and are still looking for your new home or it will not be ready when you arrive, Mayflower can help with both short and long-term storage services. Mayflower’s Full Value Protection plan means customers can rest easy knowing that is any of their valued possessions are lost or damaged during the move, they’ll be fully reimbursed up to the total amount of the selected protection.

International Van Lines 

This company may not have the same long, storied history as others on the list—they’ve only been in business since 2000—but what they lack in time, they make up for in stellar service and an impressive list of consumer awards. International Van Lines specializes in household moves (including packing and unpacking), corporate relocations, freight, and full container shipping. They can also do car shipping, warehousing and short and long-term storage. They perform more than 20,000 moves each year and are consistently awarded top ratings by consumer-focused agencies such as the BBB, HomeAdvisor and Consumers 

American Van Lines

Offering local, long-distance, interstate and international moving, American Van Lines specialty services are among the best in the business. In addition to residential moves, AVL are corporation relocation experts who can get your business moved with as little interruption as possible. They also excel at moving antiques, fine art, pianos and other specialty items. AVL movers are full-time employees with an average of 10 years of experience, a detail that matters since many companies hire contractual labor who are not invested in the success of the company. Deposits are required, but customers have three days after signing the contract to cancel without penalties. Binding estimates and an up-front, flat-rate pricing model means customers have a transparent experience from start to finish. In addition to moving services, AVL offers storage options including personal storage vaults, climate-controlled units, and 24-hour security surveillance cameras