The Best Iowa Moving Companies

Company Quote Rating
Two Men and a Truck Get A Quote      
4.8 overall rating
Iowa Moving 1 Get A Quote      
4.58 overall rating
Adamantine Spine Moving Get A Quote      
4.58 overall rating
Black Belt Movers Get A Quote      
4.42 overall rating
Maher Bros. Transfer and Storage Get A Quote      
4.42 overall rating

Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed a rigorous review process to identify the absolute best moving companies. We look at:

Customer satisfaction (40%): The company consistently delivers services in a timely matter with good communication and within the estimated cost.

Dispute resolution (20%): Mistakes cannot be avoided in the moving industry. We look for companies that own their mistakes and make genuine efforts to fix any issues that arise during a move.

Industry reputation (15%): The company is well regarded within the moving industry and participates in industry conferences and organizations.

Online reputation (15%): The company maintains a professional website with accurate information. The company promptly and professionally responds to online customer inquiries.

Service options (10%): We look for companies with a deep breadth of services including full packing, storage, specialty item handling, expedited delivery, and more.

Licenced
Insured

Two Men and a Truck

moveBuddha Score 4.8      

Years in Business:  25

DOT #:  1209512

2601 104th St #400,
Urbandale, IA 50322,
Visit Website (515) 216-3654

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Pianos
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

Iowa Moving 1

moveBuddha Score 4.58      

Years in Business:  13

2958 99th St., Ste. 5,
Des Moines, IA 50322,
Visit Website (515) 975-2840

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Offices
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

Adamantine Spine Moving

moveBuddha Score 4.58      

Years in Business:  23

DOT #:  1471037

4701 NW Urbandale Dr.,
Des Moines, IA 50322,
Visit Website (319) 519-0154

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 1471037
  • State license #: 1471037
Licenced
Insured

Black Belt Movers

moveBuddha Score 4.42      

Years in Business:  15

DOT #:  3527158

1209 SW ORDNANCE RD STE B,
ANKENY, IA 50023,
Visit Website (515) 393-4253

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing
  • Safes

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Flat Rate Movers, LLC
Licenced
Insured

Maher Bros. Transfer and Storage

moveBuddha Score 4.42      

Years in Business:  33

DOT #:  087390

370 50th Ave Dr. SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404,
Visit Website (319) 229-2418

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Storage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Maher Bros Transfer & Storage
Licenced
Insured

Hemmen Moving and Storage

moveBuddha Score 4.38      

Years in Business:  33

DOT #:  608245

1293 West St,,
Des Moines, IA 50315,
Visit Website (515) 226-1210

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Full-valuation coverage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Delivered Storage Trailer
  • State 2 State Pro Movers
Licenced
Insured

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

moveBuddha Score 4.34      

Years in Business:  5

DOT #:  2378173

10500 Hickman Rd Suite H,
Clive, IA 50325,
Visit Website (515) 207-2003

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

All Mighty Movers LLC

moveBuddha Score 4.28      

Years in Business:  8

DOT #:  2468266

59 Clark St.,
Des Moines, IA 50314,
Visit Website (515) 313-1395

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Safes

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

AAA Movers Minneapolis MN

moveBuddha Score 4.2      

DOT #:  1140502

1817 SE 36th St,,
Des Moines, IA 50317,
Visit Website (515) 497-7649

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

A-1 Movers

moveBuddha Score 4.2      

Years in Business:  22

DOT #:  944610

100 E Euclid Ave,
Des Moines, IA 50313,
Visit Website (515) 288-4433

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Fragile-only packing
  • Safes

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 944610
  • State license #: 944610

Average moving company cost in Iowa

The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within Iowa. Or check out our post on the cost to move in Iowa for more pricing info.

Keep in mind the price ranges listed are only averages. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the specific requirements of your move.

You can also check out our moving cost calculator for more accurate moving cost estimates.

Home Size Avg. Total Cost Cost/hour # of Movers # Hours
Studio $935 $198 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $1,133 $198 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $1,571 $278 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $3,071 $389 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $3,460 $389 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $5,097 $545 5 movers 10 hours
  • A Iowa mover will cost about $935 to move a studio locally.
  • If you’re moving a 1 bedroom, a moving company in Iowa will charge about $1,133.
  • A 2 bedroom move in Iowa will cost about $1,571.
  • A 3 bedroom move costs $3,071 on average in Iowa.
  • To move a 4 bedroom house in Iowa, you should expect to pay $3,460.
  • For a house that’s 5 bedrooms or larger, your move will cost $5,097 in Iowa.

Other ways to move in Iowa

Although a professional mover will offer the most convenience and expertise, a rental truck or a moving container company may be a better choice for you.

Rental truck: You may be familiar with U-Haul, these are the cheapest options but require you to handle the entire moving process yourself.
Moving containers: These are companies like PODS, more expensive than truck rentals but cheaper than professional movers. With these companies, you load the containers and they drive them to your new home.

Best Interstate Moving Companies

We’ve researched over 500 interstate moving companies, cross-referencing verified customer reviews, license data, insurance data, and federal complaint records to find you the best long distance moving companies in the industry.

Company Quote Rating Price
Best Overall Value
Get A Quote
     
4.5 overall rating
Best industry reputation
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4.5 overall rating
Best customer service
Get A Quote
     
4.45 overall rating

Considerations for moving to Iowa

Iowa is a state with low cost of living, ample economic opportunity, high quality of education, no traffic, and beautiful outdoors so it makes sense to want to move there. These are some of the things to keep in mind to help your move to the Hawkeye State go smoothly:

Weather: Iowa has a humid continental climate throughout the state. Snowfall is common in Iowa. Spring brings in severe weather season. Iowa has about 50 thunderstorm days per year and has a tornado season. Iowa is known for hot and humid summers. Be sure to check the weather before your move, especially during the springtime.
HOA Rules: Many neighborhoods and communities have rules about moving, have a smooth transition to your new home by checking ahead of time.
Elevator Reservation: If you’re moving to a building with an elevator, there may be things you need to know ahead of time such as using a service elevator, time restrictions, or reservations.
Parking Permits: Some cities have rules about parking large vehicles. Check with your new city ahead of time to ensure you have everything in order.
State Licensing: When moving within Iowa, make sure to hire a company that is licensed by the Iowa Department of Transportation. Each household goods mover in the state should have an Iowa Motor Carrier (IOWAMC) Number, which means they’ve met minimum insurance and highway safety requirements. All of the movers on our list are fully licensed.
State Regulator: You can verify a Iowa moving license and its status on the state regulator's official website.
Change of Address: You should submit your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forward to Iowa.
Mover's Insurance: Every state has its own requirements when it comes to insurance. Released Value Protection is the most economical option because it doesn’t cost anything. It is offered by movers at no additional charge, but the protection is minimal. Under this option, the mover is responsible for no more than 60 cents per pound per article. For example, if your mover lost or damaged a 50 inch TV weighing 25 pounds, you would only receive $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). If you need for the full value of your items to be covered, please consult with the moving company you're hiring for other options or a third-party insurance provider.

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