Moving companies help alleviate the stress associated with packing up and moving to a new home. With an average of 100 people moving to Music City each day, moving services are in high demand. ConsumerAffairs researched the best moving companies in Nashville to help you select the right professionals for your move.
Nashville's population grew by 45 percent from 2000 to 2017, resulting in an economic boom and thriving music, healthcare and tech industries. After experiencing a 10.6 percent increase in residents from 2010 to 2017, Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Residents moving in and around the city rely on moving companies to safely transport their belongings across the city.
The months of June, July and August are traditionally the busiest times for moving companies. As such, rates are typically higher. In Nashville, students also move into area colleges such as Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University. Due to this seasonal increase in residents, moving companies tend to be booked for the majority of the summer.
Moving quotes in Nashville are dependent on a variety of factors, including the seasonal demand. To provide customers with a quote, moving companies consider factors such as:
The number of movers necessary to complete the move.
The total number of hours the job will take.
How many rooms need to be moved.
The average total weight of all objects being packed and moved.
Some Nashville moving companies offer quotes based on a flat rate. This rate is calculated by multiplying the estimated number of hours for the move by the company's hourly rate. The American Moving and Storage Association notes the average cost of a local move is $2,300. This estimate is based on four movers at $200 per hour based with an average total weight of 7,400 pounds.
It is possible to lock in a low moving rate or quote. Here are some tips for finding the best moving rate:
Provide moving companies with clear and accurate information. This information should include your home's floor plan, square footage and additional features.
Be flexible with your moving timetable. If possible, schedule your move during an off-peak season or around the lowest rates.
Donate, recycle or toss unnecessary items. This will reduce the total weight movers will need to pack and haul.
Ask for a written, in-home estimate for an accurate quote.
Compare estimates from at least three different Nashville moving companies.
In addition to finding the lowest rates, it is important to partner with a moving company you trust with your belongings.
When moving long distance and in need of temporary storage, Colonial Van Lines has you covered. Customers love their professionalism, customer service and that they are up-front about every step of the moving process so you know what to expect, when to expect it and at what cost.
American Van Lines
For state-to-state moves, American Van Lines is a national company offering residential, corporate and military relocation. Last-minute moves are considered for no additional fee. Fragile items, such as pianos, fine arts and antiques are moved by trained and certified professionals. American Van Lines prides themselves on a fleet of modern trucks with air-ride suspension so your belongings arrive no worse for wear.
Mile High Van Lines
Founded in Denver in 2008, Mile High Van Lines has expanded its service area for state-to-state moves. Interstate moving services can include packing and extra furniture protection. A consultant assigned to you will make your move less stressful. Customer reviews say Mile High movers are timely and hard working while customer service is attentive and professional.
6th Man Movers
6th Man Movers boasts an “A” rating with the BBB. The 6th Man Movers team is made up of moving professionals who must pass a rigorous hiring process. Quotes include a flat service fee based on location and an hourly rate based on the number of movers necessary. Online reviewers are pleased with 6th Man Movers’ work ethic, customer service and professionalism.
The Green Truck Moving & Storage
The Green Truck Moving & Storage is a local Nashville moving company with eco-friendly practices. Potential customers can view videos demonstrating every aspect of the moving process on the Green Truck Moving & Storage’s website. Customers state they appreciate Green Truck Moving & Storage’s responsiveness to moving concerns or problems.