Whether you’re moving across town or across state lines, the process of moving isn’t fun. Hiring movers to help you relocate can save you headaches and make your move easier. We spent 41 hours researching Tulsa moving companies and discovered that American Van Lines and Colonial Van Lines are the most popular movers among Tulsans when it comes to pricing, efficiency and services.
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How we chose the best
We thoroughly researched Tulsa moving statistics, pricing information, service options and consumer reviews.
Local moves happen more frequently than interstate moves, according to recent data from the Census Bureau. In Tulsa, that's no exception. In fact, of the over 36,000 people who moved into the Tulsa metro area between 2011 and 2015, the majority were residents moving from one county in Green Country to another.
How to choose a Tulsa moving company
If you're moving to another home in the Tulsa metro area, look for a local Tulsa mover to keep your costs down and give you peace of mind that you're working with a reputable company. Local movers generally charge on an hourly basis, and they may charge an additional fee to cover the cost of getting the movers from their office to your location. Make sure to ask about additional fees upfront so you aren't surprised. Plan on your Tulsa moving company to take anywhere from 2-10 hours to complete your move, depending on how many things you're moving and the distance between your current home and your new home.
Best time for a Tulsa move
The moving business functions seasonally, with the summer months being the most popular times to move and the winter months getting the least action. If you're moving with kids and switching schools, then it might make sense to make your Tulsa move in the summer.
If, however, you're like the majority of households and are moving to a new home within the same ZIP code, consider making the move during the fall or winter months. You'll save money, since that's the offseason for every moving company and prices are lower. You'll also get a better experience, since the movers are less likely to be overworked and exhausted during the winter months than when they're pulling double shifts in the summer. In Tulsa, a winter move is also a good idea so you don't have to deal with the sweltering heat of the summer.
Tulsa moving trends
While some cities and counties are seeing a decrease in population, overall the population in Green Country continues to grow. Here's a look at which counties are seeing an increase in population, along with what the median household income and average commute times are.
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.
Whether you’re relocating a household or business, United Nation Van Lines can help with long-distance moving to or from Tulsa. The company assigns each client a personal moving coordinator and offers full-service packing, loading, unloading, furniture and appliance assembly and climate-controlled storage options. All United Nation Van Lines movers go through an in-house certification process. Contact the company for a free quote.
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.
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.
This national moving company is an agent for United Van Lines with offices in 17 states, including Oklahoma. They provide services for long-distance, local and international residential and commercial moves. Their international move coordinators can help you get acclimated to your new location, including finding a home and school and completing paperwork.
On the Spot Delivery
This Tulsa moving company provides moving, delivery and courier services if you need a package, piece of furniture or other item picked up or delivered. Apartment moves start at $199. Reviewers appreciate the company's quick response and ability to respond to last-minute requests. One reviewer calls the company “extremely trustworthy.”
Two Men and a Truck
The Tulsa office of this franchised company handles long-distance and local moves and has positive reviews about the professionalism of the movers. The company has an A+ rating from the BBB and a 96% referral rate. Their prices are all-inclusive, so you won’t pay an additional fuel charge or surcharge.
You Move Me
This international company has a veteran-owned franchise in Broken Arrow that services the Tulsa metropolitan area. Many reviewers appreciate the fair price and the quality of service, including the movers bringing coffee on moving day. The company has an A+ rating from the BBB.
In addition to local and long-distance moving services, this Tulsa moving company offers pre- and post-move cleaning services. Moving prices are $109/hour for 2 men, $139/hour for 3 men and $169/hour for 4 men.The amount of men needed depends on the size of the home you're moving.
First Choice Relocation
This Tulsa moving company provides free boxes for local moves. They specialize in senior moving and relocation. You can hire two movers for $99/hour, or up to four movers for $198/hour. Reviewers highlight the company's customer service and efficiency. The company has an A+ rating from the BBB.
All My Sons Moving and Storage
All My Sons Moving and Storage is a Tulsa moving company that provides packing services, auto transport, corporate relocation and services for long-distance, local and business moves. Reviewers comment that the movers are professional and efficient. The company has an A rating from the BBB.
2Fellas Moving Company
This company is a franchise with locations in Tulsa, Dallas and Oklahoma City. They are the preferred movers of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Reviewers are impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of their moving crews. The company has an A+ rating from the BBB.
This Tulsa moving company handles local and long-distance residential and commercial moves. They have flexible service, including same-day service in some cases. Reviewers comment that the movers are efficient and courteous.
Great Day Moving
This moving company has franchises in Tulsa and Kansas City. They provide long-distance and local moving services for residential and commercial customers. Reviewers like their customer service. The company has an A rating with the BBB.
This Tulsa mover offers local and long-distance commercial and residential moving services in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Jenks and Bixby. They have an A+ rating from the BBB and are fully licensed to move your items to any location in the United States.
Oil Capitol Relocation
This is an agent for Allied Van Lines, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Tulsa moving company offers services for office and residential local and long-distance moves as well as corporate relocation. Reviewers say the crew arrives on time, and the company's pricing is fair. They have an A+ rating from the BBB.
Page Storage and Van Lines
These Tulsa movers handle local and long-distance moves, along with storage services. The company also features full and partial packing and unpacking services. Partial packing generally includes packaging very delicate items, like fine china or crystal. They have an A+ rating from the BBB.
Accent Moving and Storage
This Tulsa-based agent for Mayflower Transit is a full service moving company that offers local, long-distance and international moving services for residents and businesses in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. They specialize in household moves. Reviewers call them reliable, professional, courteous and friendly.
This Tulsa moving company offers services for local and long-distance moves, including packing services. They have an A+ rating with the BBB. Check availability from their website. Their customers say the movers were helpful, efficient and careful with their belongings. They also say the price was very reasonable.
Two Scots Moving and Storage
This Tulsa moving company offers commercial and residential moving services along with packing, unpacking and storage services. They will bring packing supplies to you if you want to do your own packing. Reviewers recommend this company for their ability to work quickly and their customer service.
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