Your renter’s application was just approved and you’re officially moving in a few weeks. You’re dreaming about your new apartment, and you can’t wait to get the keys. Thing is, there’s just one thing making you a little nervous. You look around your current apartment and take stock of everything you have: the bed frame, the book shelf with all your favorite classics on it, the Playstation and that 1970s kitchen table you got from your parents…
How the heck are you going to move it all? “This is going to be a lot of hard work,” you think. Trust us, it doesn’t have to be. We know that a good moving company can make or break your experience when it comes to moving.
In fact, we get hit with this question a lot: what are the best moving companies in Columbus? How much can I expect to pay for movers? And what considerations do you need to make before hiring a moving company?
Before you decide to cram all your belongings in the back of your friend’s SUV, consider this: there are trustworthy moving companies in Columbus that can make moving 100% easier. Here are some of Columbus’ favorites.
Integrity Moving and Storage: Making Moving Affordable
Integrity Moving and Storage has been moving pianos for over 30 years, which means they’re well equipped to move your most precious, delicate items that need that extra level of care. Locally owned and operated, they prefer to keep pricing low to accomodate students, young professionals, and pretty much anyone who doesn’t want to spend too much on a move. (Because let’s face it, moving is expensive enough already.)
“When you allow us to move you to or from campus, we will charge you based on the number of items you’re moving, not the size of truck we use to transport them,” they say on their website, “That way, you’re only paying for exactly what you need. Additionally, your things will all be insured at no extra cost.”
Big sigh of relief! They even offer packing supplies so you don’t even have to think about it.
Black Tie Moving Company: The Friendliest of Crews
Black Tie Moving Company is a Columbus favorite for being quick, efficient, and of course, friendly. They pride themselves on making it as easy as possible for you to move, whether you have tons of items to move or if you’re more of the minimal type. When you’re in transition, you want to make sure you choose the crew that makes it as easy as possible, and trust us, these guys can lift anything.
Starting at $100 an hour, you can get a personalized quote by going to their website. But based on our research, it generally only takes them an hour, which means you could get all moved in for a fantastic price.
What we love the most about Black Tie Moving Company? They treat your belongings like their own. With careful precision, they wrap each piece of furniture before putting it in the truck, ensuring that your belongings get to its destination in the same excellent condition.
O-Neill Moving and Storage: 3 Generations of Moving Experience
O-Neill Moving and Storage prides themselves on transparency. Upfront pricing, quick response times, and long-distance moves are their bread and butter. That said, if you’re moving to Columbus from another city or state, O-Neill Moving and Storage is the choice for you. Serving every single state east of the Mississippi River, they make long-distance moving easy.
According to their website, they also specialize in fast, efficient delivery. “We specialize in fast turnover rates on long distance moves,” they say, “This means you spend less time waiting at your destination for your goods at no extra cost!”
That means no more sleeping on the floor waiting for the movers to arrive.
I Don’t Have That Much Stuff. Can I get Away With Not Hiring A Moving Company?
You’re going to need to grab some strong friends and a Uhaul, but if you don’t have many belgonings to transport, there’s no reason you can’t save money by moving yourself. With U-Haul Locations dotted around Columbus, you can rent a moving truck and get all the moving supplies you need from your Neighborhood U-Haul Dealer.
Choose from a 10’ truck, suitable for studio and 1-bedroom apartments, or a 15’ truck, great for larger apartments. You’ll need a driver’s license and you have to be at least 18, but at $40 per day, these prices are hard to beat.
That said, what you save on moving, you might have to pay in pizza and beers for saying “Thank you” to all your friends who helped you move!
One more thing to keep in mind: we want you to stay safe. Be sure to be careful when you pick up heavy items, and take care to not scuff your beautiful new apartment walls during the move.
Bottom line, there are plenty of options when it comes to moving – whether you’re thinking of a DIY move or trusting Columbus’ favorite moving companies to make moving easier.
Now, a bit about Lykens Companies…
With 20 years (and counting) of experience, we believe that Lykens Companies is just getting started on its mission to offer Columbus hundreds of premier apartments, rentals, and renovations. Each day, we are driving toward constantly expanding and improving our business and bettering Columbus, the city we love. For our renters, that means that they are connected to a proven business that is always striving to be the best. Our success isn’t an accident. We are constantly striving to improve our quality, both in the buildings that we renovate, reimagine, and rent out; moreover, we are striving to improve in the way that our business operates. For you, that means the best units and the best service in the best locations.
As we invest our time, money, and energy into the Short North, Victorian Village, Italian Village, and other parts of Columbus’s urban core, it’s nothing short of amazing to step back and see how much we’re able to impact our city, whether that looks like renovating apartments, houses, or even factories like the Wonder Bread Lofts and the forthcoming Budd Dairy project: a full scale reimagining of an old dairy factory into a Cameron Mitchell food hall and state-of-the-art coworking space.
If you’re looking to rent in Columbus, Ohio’s urban core, you’ve come to the right place. We’re confident that it doesn’t get better than us when it comes to finding the absolute best apartments and rentals in Columbus.
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Whether you’re looking for an apartment in the Short North, a rental in Victorian Village, a studio in Italian Village, or a loft in Wonder Bread, our Available Rentalspage will feature all that (and more). We’re constantly adding our newest properties and highlighting that month’s leasing specials. Bookmark it and check often! What if you took two minutes to browse it right now? And don’t forget about our awesome Instagram for updates, new leases, and beautiful photos.
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