Dependable Houston Movers
Affordable Local Movers in Houston
When you're moving, it means trusting a moving company with your belongings, so working with a local Houston mover with a proven record of reliability and integrity is important. At Daryl Floyd, our experienced local movers have helped thousands of Houston residents move since 1982.
From the moment you get your accurate moving estimate to the day our trucks drive away from your new address, you can depend on Daryl Flood for professionalism and expertise every step of the way. You'll even have a personal move coordinator to help ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Let's Get Moving!
Our local moving advantages
Flexible local moving services in Houston
Daryl Flood is a full-service local mover offering everything you need for a move that’s as streamlined and stress-free as possible. Our complete range of moving services gives you everything you need for a hassle-free move. We offer these benefits to our Houston local moving customers and more:
- Packing and unpacking
- Secure, local storage space
- Wrapping to protect electronics, furniture, and other fragile items
- Door and floor home protection
- Carrier liability protection
- A dedicated move coordinator
- A moving day crew leader
Convenient local Houston storage
If you need to store some of your items while you're in the process of moving, Daryl Flood has the solution. Our moving experts will be happy to come to your home to pick up your belongings and take them to our warehouse.
We have more than 500,000 square feet of space in Texas for short- or long-term storage. Unlike other storage services, we store your items in a secure environment, and we're specialists in safely handling fragile or sensitive items and equipment. With 24/7 monitoring, Daryl Flood provides the safest environment for your goods, and is able to pick up and deliver your items whenever you’re ready for them.
The best local movers in Texas
Daryl Flood has been servicing Texas moves since 1982, and we are a well-established, high-quality local Houston moving company. Performing over 6,000 residential moves per year, we have the most experienced, tenured local moving crew and support staff in Houston.
We pair our professional crew with an expert move coordinator, who will be dedicated to ensuring you have an easy, well-planned local move. It starts with a detailed home survey where we can walk through your home with you to discuss your particular needs and budget. From there, our team will come up with a personalized plan to ensure you feel secure and confident in your local move.
To make the best choice from the many local moving companies in the Houston area, we recommend you take the time to vet the various movers you may be considering. Although saving money is always important for our customers, keep in mind that the lowest price may not come with the reliability and expertise you need for a safe move.
Houston local moving FAQs
Using an unlicensed moving company may be the cheapest option, but it can lead to costly problems if things go wrong. Such companies may use untrained movers without checking their backgrounds and unsafe trucks. They often use deceptive practices, quoting you a price to get your business, then refusing to deliver your belongings until you pay a higher price or unexpected fees. You may have no recourse, even through insurance, if your items are lost or damaged.
At Daryl Flood, our movers are licensed through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, as all local moving companies should be. You can find our current TxDMV and DOT number in the bottom left of this web page, or on the side of any of our moving trucks. Your move coordinator will also be happy to provide it to you.
Here are a couple of additional ways to ensure you'll have a well-established, high-quality local Texas moving company for your move:
1. Do your research
- Check with your friends and family to see if they've had any recent experiences with Houston moving companies. In addition to recommending a good company, they may also know which ones to avoid.
- Read the companies' online reviews. Look to see if and how they responded to any negative reviews they may have received. Prompt communication with customers and taking responsibility for issues are both positive signs.
- Visit consumer protection websites like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (MCSA) protectyourmove.gov.
2. Check Certifications
When you've narrowed your choices, look into the local moving companies' industry endorsements and certifications. At Daryl Flood, ours include recognition by the Southwest Movers Association as a "Pinnacle Mover" and ProMover certification from the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
No two local Houston movers are alike, so it can be challenging to compare them. Asking the following questions can help you further pare down your list of candidates:
- How do you calculate your moving quotes?
- Are there any costs not included in your quote?
- What do you do if a customer's items are damaged or lost?
- How do you handle fragile items?
- Do you offer secure storage services?
- Do you do background checks on your moving crews?
- Will I have a single point of contact if I have questions during the moving process?
The careful handling of your property is one of the things that sets Daryl Flood apart from other Houston moving companies. We train our crews to take excellent care of your possessions by protecting sensitive or fragile items, electronics, furniture, and more with stretch wrap.
As needed, we also protect floors and doors to prevent damage to your home and can even have custom crates made for particularly fragile items. You'll also have the advantage of our carrier liability protection and valuation coverage. However, we always recommend discussing the extent of valuation coverage (what it will and won’t cover) and if it would be best for you to upgrade from the basic coverage or explore full insurance options with a provider.
We recommend booking a moving company four to six weeks before your desired moving day. Should you need to move during the peak moving season from May to September, you may want to book your move even earlier.
If you're ready to schedule your move with our local moving experts, please call us toll-free at 1-844-350-4284 or complete the quote form on this page.
There's a lot at stake when you hire a mover, from the security of your belongings to your moving budget. You can minimize the risks of booking a disreputable or dishonest local moving company by keeping an eye out for these warning signs:
- You can't find a physical address or website for the company.
- The company isn't licensed by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
- The company refuses to give you a written or detailed estimate showing your total final costs.
- The company doesn't conduct an in-person or video survey to calculate its estimates accurately.
- The company won't provide references from past customers.
Storage is a smart option if your new home won't be ready when you need to move out of your current address, or if you’d like to take advantage of our Declutter and Store Program when staging your home. Our crew will pick up your belongings and move them to our warehouse, where you may store them for a few days or longer if needed.
Local moving blogs and resources
Relocating can be overwhelming. You’re juggling a variety of tasks and may feel like they’re quickly piling up. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure where to start. We’re here to help.