Whether you’re upping sticks to another part of the country or a mile down the road, when it comes to the arduous task of moving your stuff, it’s a job best left to the professionals.
Moving home is often cited as one of life’s most stressful events – and for good reason. The requirement to relocate all of your possessions can leave you unsure even where to begin. Luckily, in cities around the US there are reputable companies that specialise in home moves and all that they entail. Here are 5 of the best in Philadelphia, based on their range of services, value for money, and customer reviews.
Bellhop bring excellent service, transparency, and affordability to the home moving industry, and have executed hundreds of thousands of moves nationwide. Their online booking platform makes it easy to receive an estimate (guaranteed in 15 minutes or less) and book your move from the comfort of your couch, with last-minute bookings also available. Whether you require local, long-distance, or labour-only services, their technology matches you with movers and professional drivers who are best suited for your job. And you can manage every aspect of your move online from your customer dashboard, including scheduling, communication with your move-day team, and even tipping. Pro-rated labour also means you only pay for time actually used on your move.
Gentle Giant Moving Company
This acclaimed moving company with over four decades of experience have twenty locations across the country, including in Philly where they serve the entire Metro Area of Philadelphia. Over the years they have earned widespread recognition – including multiple awards – for their dedicated moving services. Indeed, such is their popularity that they claim that direct referrals account for 80% of their business. Whether it’s a local or long-distance move, their team of specialists promise a stress-free transition from old home to new. As well as modes of transportation, they also offer piano-moving, storage facilities, and packing/unpacking services.
Having begun as a no-frills service for helping out neighbours, Philadelphia Moving has grown to become one of the best local moving companies around, paving the road for thousands to move into their new home with a smile on their faces. They have their own fleet of vehicles in all possible sizes, meaning they’ll usually be able to fit your entire load of items inside the truck in one go. Their rates are all-inclusive, meaning no hidden charges or fine print to throw you off. Different arrival windows are guaranteed, so when you decide to book they’ll find the best date and time and allow free changes up to 48 hours prior to your move. All bookings include free use of moving blankets, tools for furniture disassembly and reassembly, wardrobe boxes for your hanging clothes, and unlimited shrink wrap.
Whether you’re relocating out of the Philly area or to another city neighbourhood, Stellar Movers’ team is dedicated to making your moving experience stress-free. They offer meticulously maintained equipment and fully-equipped trucks to help with moving items of various shapes and sizes. And as unexpected events may happen during the actual moving day, they apply creative contingency plans to deal with any circumstance. When you give them a call asking for an estimate, they’ll send a representative to your home to conduct a thorough assessment of your requirements and give you a comprehensive and accurate price for the job within 24 hours. Additional services include packing and the provision of supplies such as boxes, tape, and bubble wrap.
If you’re seeking a DIY option for moving, Penske could be the company for you. Popular with those wanting to save money on labour and transportation costs, you rent the truck and then handle all the loading and driving yourself. Their rates are highly affordable, and they are renowned for exceptional customer service, an environmentally friendly fleet of trucks, and a full menu of moving services to choose from. Another major perk is that while most companies calculate how many miles you’ll need to drive, then charge you extra fees if you put additional mileage on the truck, Penske gives customers free, unlimited mileage with every rental.