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The vibrant city of Central Islip, New York has residents who count on the services of a mover when relocating. A professional moving company can help you handle moving during Central Islip's sometimes uncomfortable temperatures, ensuring that your move is smooth and stress-free. Below, we've put together a list of the best moving companies in the city of Central Islip.

Here are the top moving companies for local and long-distance relocations within and outside Central Islip.

Top Pick
IVL logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Best Overall
  • Full-Service Mover
  • Worldwide Availability
Most Experienced Mover
American Van Lines logo
4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Experienced Crews
  • Binding Estimates
  • Price-Matching Policy
Most Customer-Oriented
Safeway Moving logo
4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • No-fuss estimates
  • Nationwide moves
  • Donates to St Jude Children's Research Hospital

10 Best Moving Companies in Central Islip

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

Top Rated Provider
Top Rated

College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving Long Island

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,655 reviews


800 Prime Pl, Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 706-3131

www.collegehunkshaulingjunk.com/long-...
Hall Lane Moving And Storage Logo

Hall Lane Moving And Storage

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 424 reviews


67 Mall Dr, Commack, NY 11725

(631) 734-0212

www.hall-lane.com

All Terrain Moving and Junk Removal

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 60 reviews


170 Bridge Rd, Islandia, NY 11749

(631) 601-7176

allterrainmoving.com

Zippboxx

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 218 reviews


923B Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 503-0706

zippboxx.com
Freedom Moving & Storage Logo

Freedom Moving & Storage

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 17 reviews


350 Moreland Rd, Commack, NY 11725

(855) 343-4700

www.freedommoving.com
Relocators - Moving & Storage Logo

Relocators - Moving & Storage

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 57 reviews


365 Central Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716

(516) 595-7420

usrelocators.com
Plycon Transportation Group Logo

Plycon Transportation Group

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 371 reviews


280 Indian Head Rd, Kings Park, NY 11754

(631) 269-7000

plycongroup.com
GRAY Moving & Hauling Logo

GRAY Moving & Hauling

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 49 reviews


110 Knickerbocker Ave unit b, Bohemia, NY 11716

(631) 672-0457

graymovingandhauling.com
Low Price Junk Removal Logo

Low Price Junk Removal

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 177 reviews


1330-3 Lincoln Ave, Holbrook, NY 11741

(631) 413-7399

lowpricejunkremoval.net
Dunbar Moving Logo

Dunbar Moving

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 56 reviews


8 Meadow Dr, Stony Brook, NY 11790

(631) 979-5258

www.dunbarmoving.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Stow Away Storage

    4.6/ 5

    116 West Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772

    (631) 382-0528

  • North American Van Lines

    4.6/ 5

    67 Mall Dr #200, Commack, NY 11725

    (631) 343-2260

  • Gorilla Delivery

    4.5/ 5

    Southern Blvd, Nesconset, NY 11767

    (631) 813-0000

  • The Piano Mover

    4.2/ 5

    1371 Smithtown Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716

    (516) 381-2328

Facts about Central Islip

  • Population:
    36,519
  • Median Age:
    38 years
  • Median Rent:
    $2,926
  • Median House Value:
    $469,023
  • Cost Of Living Percentile:
    98%
  • Median Income:
    $100,459

How to Choose the Best Local Mover in Central Islip

Consider each moving company's services, licensing, customer reviews, and cost before choosing.

Determine Your Budget

Based on our findings, the average cost of a local mover in Central Islip is $98 per hour. The overall cost amounts to $4,421 for a two-bedroom move. Factors that affect your actual cost include your home size, the season, move distance, and any additional tasks you need done.

We suggest obtaining quotes from at least three reputable movers in your area. Be sure to request written estimates. These should detail the total cost, including the flat fee or hourly rate. Keep the estimate from your mover and compare it to the final invoice to ensure fair pricing.

Read Customer Reviews

Customer reviews are valuable when looking into moving companies. Check websites like social media, Trustpilot, the Better Business Bureau, Google Reviews, and Yelp to gain insights into the typical customer experience with that moving company.

Ensure Proper Licensing

Moving companies in Central Islip must follow different licensing requirements depending on their service area. If you are moving from one New York city to another, make sure your mover holds a New York Department of Transportation license.

If you're moving to or from another state, the regulations are different. Choose a company licensed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It should also carry active United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Motor Carrier (MC) numbers, which you can use on the FMCSA’s mover registration search tool to look up a mover’s registration status and complaint history.

Services

Assess whether your chosen mover provides the services you need during the quote process. Take a full inventory of your home before requesting quotes and write down any basic or add-on services you might require. Inform the moving company about any specific conditions or needs to evaluate if the company is a fit.

Types of Moving Services

For basic moves, full-service movers often include the following services in the base price:

  • Basic wrapping materials for furniture protection
  • Loading and unloading
  • Released liability coverage for loss or damage

If you need special services from your moving company, share these during the quote process. Services that can lead to higher pricing are:

  • Crating for art or antiques
  • Extra flights of stairs
  • Long carries
  • Packing
  • Piano moving
  • Storage
  • Unpacking
  • Vehicle shipping

Tips To Consider When Moving in Central Islip, NY

Keep the following in mind before moving to, from, or within Central Islip.

Schedule an Early Move

Central Islip traffic during the morning and evening rush hours is notoriously congested. Navigating gridlock with a moving truck is even more difficult than with a standard personal-use vehicle. Movers getting stuck in traffic during your local move typically leads to higher costs since they’ll still be on the clock while in their trucks. We advise arranging before morning rush hour, which ensures the movers avoid heavy traffic and wrap up the move before evening.

Avoid Busy Season

May to September marks the busiest moving season and Central Islip's hottest time of the year. Moving during this time can slow or worsen your moving process, especially if you begin your search for a moving company too late. The increased demand could reduce your chances of securing your desired mover. If you plan in advance, you should be able to schedule with the mover you desire regardless of the season. However, the movers may be hindered by the heat.

Pack in Advance

We suggest you begin packing around six weeks in advance to avoid rushing to pack when moving day comes. Packing some items each day can make the process less overwhelming. Most moving companies won't handle items that haven't been packed by your scheduled moving time.

How Much do Movers Cost in Central Islip, NY

Movers in Central Islip cost $2,703 on average for moves less than 250 miles. It can cost up to $7,958 to move a larger 4 bedroom house the same distance. See the chart below for more moving estimates, and contact a moving company for a more accurate quote specific to your situation.

DistanceStudio-1 Bedroom2-3 Bedroom4+ Bedroom
Less than 250 miles$2,703$3,456$7,958
250-999 miles$3,319$4,120$11,356
1,000-2,499 miles$3,368$4,690$12,059
2,500+ miles$3,341$5,774$14,236

Frequently Asked Questions about Moving in Central Islip

Moving Data Sources

CDC Wonder

U.S. Census

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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