- Our Take: Best Overall Self-Service Mover
- State Availability: 30
If you are looking to save money and handle everything other than transportation for your move, we recommend 1-800-PACK-RAT as the best overall self-service mover. 1-800-PACK-RAT provides portable storage container moves which add flexibility to your schedule and budget. If you desire assistance with loading or unloading, 1-800-PACK-RAT’s partnership with HireAHelper helps provide moving labor to its moves.
Be sure to check that PACK-RAT services your area, they currently only provide services in the following states, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin.
Pros & Cons
✔ Provides $10,000 in contents protection for long-distance moves
✔ Has a wide range of online resources and tools
✔ Offers a price-matching policy with PODS
✘ Only has branches in 30 states
✘ Requires that bookings be completed over the phone