Moving can be quite hectic, particularly when it involves busy urban areas like New York City and its surroundings. You need an ally for the task ahead of you – and who better than a reliable moving company?

To help you select a moving company that’s up to the task and that truly suits all your needs, we looked at more than 100 companies that are operating in New York City and throughout the entire state. We evaluated the companies based on their Google rating, Yelp stars, and the variety of services offered to customers, including whether they provide special packages such as luxury moving, small moves, recycling or upcycling of certain items, eco-friendly supplies, and disposal of unwanted stuff.

We also took into account the availability of other services related to moving, such as furniture assembly and disassembly, TV and audio installation, carpentry, or furniture restoration. Another important aspect we factored in was the companies’ online accessibility – the existence of apps or website pages where customers can get a free quote and contact the company directly, by messaging, phone or email.

After sorting through all the companies based on the criteria described above, we came up with the top 10 best companies for same-state moving in New York. Choose the one that’s the most convenient for you and, hopefully, you’ll enjoy a comfortable, stress-free moving process.

1. FlatRate Moving

New-York headquartered FlatRate Moving excels in terms of service variety provided to customers. You can opt for the standard moving packages, be it local, long distance or even international. Things like packing and wrapping of all furniture are included at no extra cost.

You can also tap into specialized services such as “white glove” moving. This luxury package includes a discreet black moving truck and a specialized team of movers that will do all the work with as little noise as possible. Top-of-the-line packing and protection materials will protect expensive furniture, delicate antiques or art collections.

The company also offers commercial and office moving packages, as well as military relocation services. Their app will help you schedule your move, create an inventory of your belongings and keep track of them during the move, and communicate with the movers in real-time.

Additional services include TV & audio installation, carpentry, box delivery and the possibility to upcycle the stuff you no longer need. The company will bring free upcycling boxes, where you can store clothes, toys, books and other household items that will be donated to charity organizations.

2. Roadway Moving

Roadway Moving guarantees you’ll enjoy a satisfactory moving experience… in writing. The “Roadway Nice Move Guarantee” assures you that their customer service department will solve any issue that might occur during your move.

The company provides residential local, long-distance and international moves, as well as commercial moving. Their luxury moving package is curated for customers with special requirements, such as transporting delicate and valuable items.

3. Oz Moving and Storage

Oz Moving took inspiration for its name from the Wizard of Oz story and they describe themselves as “The Wizards of Moving.” The company has been in business since 1993, growing from a single truck and a few employees to a company operating with 50 trucks and 200 employees, and managing about 15,000 moves per year. 80% of their clients are repeat clients, which says a lot about the quality of their services.

Beside residential local and long-distance moving, the company also offers commercial moving, mini moving – when you only need help with a couple of items – plus a wide range of additional services: relocation consultants, on-site estimators, carpenters and furniture restorers.

4. Divine Moving and Storage

Divine Moving and Storage provides relocation packages tailored to a customer’s needs, from packing, moving and unpacking all the belongings in an entire home to moving only a handful of items. The company is also using a flat rate pricing structure, and not an hourly one, thus taking stress out of the moving equation.

Divine Moving draws detailed moving plans for customers, that include dates and times of moving, prices, recommendations and fees clearly spelled out, to avoid any unwanted surprises. The company is not only in the local moving business but is also dealing with long-distance and international moves.

5. Shleppers Moving and Storage

Shleppers Moving and Storage have been in the business for over 40 years – they started in 1978 and pride themselves on having moved a host of celebrities along the way, including John Lennon, Richard Gere and John McEnroe.

The company manages local, long-distance and international moves, and also offers the so-called local ‘mini shleps’ – that’s when you have under 175 cubic feet of stuff to move between certain neighborhoods in New York City.

Shleppers Moving also provides a DIY Moving package, where you’ll have your moving quote in minutes after submitting a request on their website. All you need to do is schedule a time, input your inventory, check your summary and then book your move. Other special services include junk removal, home staging, estate moving and medical office moving.

6. Dumbo Moving + Storage

Dumbo Moving gets its name from the neighborhood where they started – Dumbo, Brooklyn. Founded in 2007, it now has over 55 trucks. The company charges a flat rate per item, which can save customers money.

This moving company provides customizable services, depending on your needs, and supplies all the boxes and accessories needed for moving, including reusable storage bins if you’re not comfortable with single-use boxes. Dumbo Moving is capable of handling oversized, valuable or delicate items, such as pianos, antiques, art and museum pieces, and they also have a variety of insurance options to choose from.

7. Rabbit Movers

This quite unique moving company in Brooklyn exclusively employs artists, musicians, writers and other creators who need cash to pay their bills. Many of the company’s trucks turn into pop art galleries after hours, and an artistic community called the Rabbithole Projects sprung out of it.

The company provides residential and commercial moving, and their services include relocation consultants, trucks featuring pads and other moving equipment, packing and unpacking, boxes and supplies, and free estimates. Rabbit Movers promote reusable bins for moving, as a way of protecting the environment.

Obviously, the company excels in art handling, and uses custom wood crates that they prepare ahead of time, thus ensuring the safest way of transportation for fine art, glass or marble pieces, and other delicate items.

8. JP Urban Moving

JP Urban Moving was founded in 2011, and it came a long way in a relatively short space of time, becoming one of the highest-rated moving companies in New York. Their services include residential local and long-distance moves, but also business and office moves. Packing and unpacking, as well as furniture assembly and disassembly, are available.

The company offers piano and fine arts moving services, and their eco-friendly approach translates into the availability of reusable moving bins and of furniture disposal services.

9. Simply Moving

Simply Moving deals with local and long-distance moves, both residential and commercial. Contacting the company to schedule an in-home estimate and to get a price quote is made very easy – you can do all that simply by clicking dedicated buttons on the website.

10. Seamen’s Moving

With 20 years of experience under its belt, Seamen’s Moving provides the entire array of moving services: residential and commercial, local, long-distance and international. The company has a Saving Center on their website, which offers frequent discounts to customers, so make sure to check it before booking your move.

Here at StorageCafe we know that moving and self-storage are intricately linked together, and that New York City and its surroundings remain one of the country’s most dynamic areas, with people moving around, switching neighborhoods and cities, always on the hunt for the perfect abode. Hopefully, this list of the top 10 best companies for same-state moving and our New York self-storage listings will help New Yorkers to make their next move a lot easier.


Maria Gatea is a real estate and lifestyle editor for Yardi with a background in Journalism and Communication. After covering business and finance-related topics as a freelance writer for 15 years, she is now focusing on researching and writing about the real estate industry. You may contact Maria via email.

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