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Find the Best Moving Companies in Sioux City, IA

Many Sioux City residents hire moving companies for local moves and moves to Nebraska, South Dakota and other states. The Sioux City Journal has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing moving services, website ease of use and ratings and reviews of 15 businesses and choosing seven favorites from the top moving companies in Sioux City.

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How to choose a moving company in Sioux City

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You want to trust that your moving company will fulfill the needs of your move safely, efficiently and on time. Verify a company’s track record by requesting and calling a list of references. If a moving company in Sioux City does intrastate moves, it needs a motor carrier permit from the Iowa Department of Transportation. If it performs moves across state lines — even to North Sioux City — it must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and have a USDOT Number.

Ask friends and family for recommendations of companies they’ve used. You may consider using a smaller company if you’re just moving from a loft in downtown Sioux City to a one-bedroom apartment in Indian Hills, but you may need to find a company with more capacity if you’re moving to a five-bedroom home near Whispering Creek Golf Club.

Make sure to ask for a clear, detailed price quote and go over the bill of lading contract on moving day. The bill of lading must have these inclusions:

  • Mover company’s contact information
  • Binding or nonbinding estimate
  • Cost information and types of payment accepted upon delivery
  • The date of pickup
  • Evidence of insurance coverage

Cost of movers in Sioux City

Factors that can affect the cost of moving to, from or within Sioux City include transport distance, weight of belongings, packing and packaging services, number of large or specialty items and amount of insurance coverage.

Expect to pay about $450 for a local move of a one-bedroom apartment within Sioux City. Movers in the area often set a minimum number of hours per move, charging from $120 to $180 per hour. This includes two movers and one truck.

Large, cross-country moves depend on the amount and weight of items, as well as the distance of the move. Generally, you can plan to pay roughly 50 to 70 cents per pound per 1,000 miles for cross-country moves from Sioux City. For example, moving a three-bedroom home, which averages about 10,000 pounds, from Sioux City to Houston (a distance of about 1,000 miles) generally costs around $5,000 to $7,000.

The cheapest moving services involve movers showing up and loading a truck with already packed items and moving them locally within Sioux Falls, then unpacking these items into the new home.

Sioux City moving FAQ

How much does a local move cost in Sioux City?

A local move for a small apartment in Sioux City costs $450, on average. A three-bedroom house costs around $800 to move within the city. Costs vary depending on the weight and type of belongings, distance and the number of movers.

How much do you tip movers for a local move in Sioux City?

Plan on tipping 5% to 10% for a local move in Sioux City. You can add more if your move was particularly difficult, with a lot of stairs, heavy belongings or difficult maneuvering.

How much does it cost to move a studio apartment in Sioux City?

Moving a studio apartment should only require the minimum three hours with two movers and a truck, so expect to pay around $300 to $400.

What types of moving services are available in Sioux City?

Moving services in Sioux City cover almost everything, from moving between floors in a building to transferring large offices with furniture and equipment to a new location. Sioux City movers can handle small, in-town moves, massive cross-country moves or international moves. They also offer a full range of services, like packing, unpacking, loading, unloading and furniture assembly and disassembly.

Where can I get boxes for packing in Sioux City?

Most moving companies and truck rental companies in Sioux City sell moving supplies. Shipping stores and retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s also sell moving boxes. You can also check on local message boards for boxes other movers are discarding.

Sioux City moving company information

American Van Lines

American Van Lines conducts business nationwide, including moves into and out of Sioux City. The company has experience with military moves and transport of fragile items. Reviews mention diligent work crews, fast quotes and helpful moving coordinators. Contact American Van Lines for a no-obligation, free quote.

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United Nation Van Lines

Sioux City residents can hire United Nation Van Lines for long-term, business and military moves. The company offers full-service packing, partial packing, loading, unloading, furniture and appliance assembly and short- and long-term storage in secure, climate-controlled facilities. Each customer is assigned a personal moving coordinator to answer questions and help with each stage of a move. Contact United Nation Van Lines for a free moving quote.

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Colonial Van Lines

Colonial Van Lines performs long-distance moves into and out of Sioux City and around the United States. The company’s Colonial Cubes container option is good for customers open to a partially do-it-yourself move. Colonial Van Lines has climate-controlled storage for customers whose move-in and move-out dates don’t line up perfectly. Packing ranges from DIY to partial to full. Contact Colonial Van Lines for a free quote.

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Safebound Moving & Storage

Safebound Moving & Storage is a nationwide moving company with service into and out of Sioux City. Safebound movers are trained to safely transport fragile and high-value items. Additional services include auto transport and short-term or long-term storage. Military members receive discounts. Get a quote online or over the phone.

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Black Belt Movers

Black Belt Movers offer commercial and residential moving services as well as specialty and piano moving. The company moves your items locally or long-distance and packs, unpacks, loads and unloads household possessions. Prices start at $80 an hour, with a three-hour minimum. Friday and Saturday rates start at $120 per hour. Contact Black Belt Movers for more information.

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Action Moving & Storage

Action Moving & Storage provides local, long-distance and international moving services. The company has on-site storage facilities in Sioux City. It is a member of the American Moving and Storage Association and an interstate agent for Atlas Van Lines, a nationwide moving company. Action Moving & Storage is located at 514 Clark St., Sioux City, IA 51101.

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Claeys Brothers Moving & Storage

Claeys Brothers Moving & Storage offers moving and storage options for homes and offices. The company specializes in local and interstate moves, from small apartments to large businesses. Free quotes are available over the phone. Check the website for coupons. Claeys Brothers Moving & Storage’s address is 5600 Harbor Drive, Sioux City, IA 51111.

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