Time to pack up and move! Hearing those words fills some people with excitement and others with dread. While moving into a new home is typically exciting, figuring out how to safely and quickly pack up all of your belongings and transport them to a different location can be daunting, to say the least. 

But when you hire a trustworthy and reliable moving company, that company can help ease some of your moving woes and allow you to focus on the joy of settling into your new home. Whether you’re looking to buy a ranch style home or design a customized two-story house, a great local moving company can help you safely transport all of your belongings. Here are some of our favorite local businesses that can help you with your move.


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MicroShip is the largest moving company within the Midwest that specializes in small moves. Based in Villa Park, MicroShip offers its customers full-service moving with no minimum weight requirements. This company will pick up and pack your items inside your home and can deliver them to any of the 48 contiguous states. MicroShip also provides its clients with specialized packing materials, such as for mattresses or mirrors, to ensure that your belongings arrive safely at your new home. With over 25 years of experience and more than a decade as an accredited BBB company, clients can rest assured that they’re in expert hands with MicroShip.

We HaulL Movers Direct

We HaulL Movers Direct is a family-owned business that serves the Fox Valley area. This company provides prospective clients with free estimations on the potential cost of their move and free consultations about what types of moving services might be most beneficial to them. Although a small business, We HaulL Movers Direct has developed a reputation for providing reliable, efficient and friendly moving services. 

Ray’s Movers & Storage Inc.

Based in Merrillville, Ray’s Movers & Storage Inc. has been in business for over 42 years. Professionals at this company help customers with both local and long-distance moves. This company’s moving options include same- or next-day service, unpacking or packing assistance, and furniture assembling or disassembling. And there’s also good news for new residents searching for efficient storage spaces, because Ray’s Movers & Storage Inc. offers that too. Contact this BBB-accredited company to get a free quote on your upcoming or potential move. 


VIAVault is a regional portable storage and moving company with locations throughout Indiana and Illinois. VIAVault prides itself on providing its customers who are moving locally with highly durable and spacious containers to pack their belongings inside. Customers pack up their own belongings while VIAVault handles the delivery, pick up, and unloading of their containers. For clients who need to move their belongings before their new home is entirely ready, VIAVault will securely store their belongings in its warehouse until they’re ready to have them delivered. 

VIAVault also provides its customers with a lower price guarantee. If a client makes a reservation through the VIAVault website and within the next 24 hours discover a similar service offered by a competitor at a lower price, VIAVault promises to match the competitor’s price and give the customer an additional 10% off.

Immediate Movers

Immediate Movers provides both load/unload and full moving services to several regions in Indiana, including Chesterton, Mishawaka, and Westville. With their load/unload service, you get to pack up your own belongings as you prefer. Immediate Movers then picks up, transports, and unloads your boxes at your new home. With their full-service option, Immediate Movers handles your moving process from beginning to end. Locally owned and operated since 2015, Immediate Movers only charges its customers for the time it actually spend helping them move, with no additional charges for mileage or equipment. 

Herder Brother Movers

Herder Brother Movers offers a range of moving services to the Chicagoland area, including full-service packing, truck loading and unloading, piano moving, and small moving jobs. With over 95 years of experience, this family-owned and operated business continues to provide trusted services to its customers. Whether you’re looking for a local or long-distance move, Herder Brother Movers may be able to help you simplify the moving process. Prospective clients interested in learning more can contact Herder Brother Movers during their business hours seven days a week. 

Bill’s Movers & U-Lock Storage

Since 1958, Bill’s Movers & U-Lock Storage has helped customers in the Highland area with both local and long-distance moves. Clients can choose from a range of moving services and features, including full or partial packing services, portable storage containers, furniture padding, and on-time pickup and delivery. Bill’s Movers & U-Lock Storage also has specialists on staff who can help with transporting unique belongings safely, such as guns or pianos. Clients may also want to take advantage of this company’s secure storage facilities. 

Ferree Movers & Storage Inc.

For over 30 years, Ferree Movers & Storage Inc. has assisted clients in the Chicagoland and Crown Point areas with both local and long-distance moves. Whether you’re looking for full-service packing, storage moving, or provided packing materials, Ferree Movers & Storage can provide you with a free quote before you make your decision. Previous and current customers appreciate this local company’s trustworthiness and reliability. 

Thompson Moving & Storage, Inc.

Thompson Moving & Storage, Inc. is a company that provides both local and long-distance moving services to clients in the Orlando Park and Chicagoland areas. Prospective customers looking for a local move can view their current pricing options on the Thompson Moving & Storage, Inc. website, while those searching for long-distance moving services can contact the company directly for a free quote. In 2016, Thompson Moving & Storage, Inc. received an award from Expertise for being the most preferred moving company in the Chicagoland region. 

Northwest Movers, Inc.

Northwest Movers, Inc. is a family-owned and operated moving and portable storage company. For over 45 years and counting, they’ve served clients throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland region. Northwest Movers, Inc. provides customers in the process of moving with durable containers and offers next-day delivery of your belongings. This company also offers multiple storage options, both on-site at its secure warehouse and mobile storage that you can choose the location for. 

Have you worked with or heard about other fantastic local moving companies that aren’t included on this list? Let us know here if so. We’re proud to be part of a community with so many great businesses that can help you securely and efficiently move into the new home of your dreams.