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Three Movers is a premier mover in the Knoxville, Tennessee, metropolitan area. Our Knoxville crews offer the highest level of service of local and long distance moving for residential and commercial moving needs. Call us for a free quote for our moving services.

Long distance moving companies in Knoxville, Tennessee

Long distance moves are generally those that involve a distance of 100 miles or more. Often, a long distance move is cross country, and in that case, the mover is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). If the move you are planning does not cross a state line, the mover may not need to follow the FMCSA rules but may do so regardless. Either way, it’s important for you to ask for a written estimate for the long distance movers cost and ensure that the quote is based on a visual inspection of what you are moving. This step will help verify the accuracy of the mover’s price. If you are hiring a moving company in Knoxville you haven’t worked with before (and most of us don’t move that often), you may want to ask for some references from recent customers. Spend some time talking with them to develop a comfort level that this mover is one you can trust with your household goods. Also, check the Better Business Bureau website. That’s a great place to find consumer reviews on local or long distance moving companies. High-quality companies like Three Movers will offer evidence of their motor carrier identification for your review and are glad to share contact information from past customers. We handle moves for both residential and commercial relocations over a long distance.

Knoxville, Tennessee local movers

Usually, professional movers can finish a local moving process in one day. If you have a huge home or you are managing a sizable commercial relocation, it may take longer, but the proximity of the origin and destination generally reduces the time and stress. Still, it’s a good idea to get estimates from several local Knoxville moving companies to compare the quotes for their moving services, find the most affordable moves options, and get to know the representative. Ask questions to Knoxville moving companies so that you feel comfortable with their approach, and it will help you choose a vendor for your move. Three Movers has professional, experienced local crews in Knoxville, and we are available at your convenience to provide estimates and schedule work.

Cost Of Moving In Knoxville, TN

It’s difficult to guess the cost of a move—each one is different, and the best way to find out the likely price is to get some estimates to compare. The average cost of a long distance move in the U.S. for a family is over $4000, while local jobs are often under $1,000. But it’s a good idea to call several affordable Knoxville movers and ask them to do a survey of what you are moving and submit their best estimate for the work.

Our Affordable Moving Services In Knoxville, TN

Three Movers offers these moving services in Knoxville, Tennessee:

Long Distance Movers In Knoxville and Tennessee

Types of Moves Offered in Knoxville, Tennessee

Residential Movers in Knoxville, Tennessee

Whether you are moving to a new house a few streets over, or to a different city, both of these would be considered residential moves. If the move is within 100 miles, it also falls under the local type of move, which is normally charged hourly. If it’s more than 100 miles, it would be a long-distance move, which is usually charged at a flat-rate instead based on the number of items you are looking to move.

The third type of residential move is the international move. Here you move your home to a different country, and many factors are involved in its cost calculation, such as the means of transport.

Office/Commercial Movers in Knoxville, Tennessee

Office moves require a lot of coordination and movers that are both efficient and careful. While mistakes can be costly during a normal residential move, these same issues can balloon in their potential consequence during an office move, possibly delaying the time you open your office once more.

The best way to avoid these potential issues is by working with a local moving company in Knoxville that knows the ins and outs of commercial moves, like Three Movers does. Our expertise in relocating commercial locations is widely known. You want a mover that is efficient, and that will ensure your operations are continuing smoothly with the minimum amount of delay. We are those movers.

Military Movers in Knoxville, Tennessee

At Three Movers, we are proud of assisting our valuable family in the military with their moving projects. If you decide to perform a DITY or do it yourself move, you can trust that we will be there for you to assist you with the process. These types of moves can be undertaken entirely on your own, or with the assistance of a third-partya mover, like us.

You could also opt to cooperate for the move with the government, in what is known as a government procured move. The downside with these is that you have little control over how the move is done.

Military Movers In Knoxville and Tennessee

International Movers in Knoxville, Tennessee

Three Movers is here to make your international shipping project far more simple. We will help you navigate all the steps involved in moving internationally, regardless of the destination.

From assisting you with the documentation to helping you choose the right container and method of transportation, and even helping you untangle the complicated customs process and taxes involved with shipping. Our best movers in Knoxville TN will help you every step of the way.

So, if you want to have a successful international shipping project, all you need to do to start is to get in touch with us.

Flat-Rate and Hourly Movers in Knoxville, Tennessee

Flat rate moves are excellent when you are thinking of long distance moving. With these type of moves your costs will boil down to one rate based on the number of items you are moving and the distance to travel. You won’t have to worry about the duration of the move itself. However, if you are moving a short distance they might not be as cost-efficient as an hourly move.

Hourly moves are much more affordable when you move small distances or in general when you know your move won’t take a lot of time. With these moves, you can find ways to reduce the amount of time loading and unloading, such as by packing less stuff and giving away what you don’t need anymore.

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Additional Moving/Shipping Services in Knoxville, Tennessee

Packing and Crating

One of the most tedious yet critically important parts of a move is the packaging process. If your belongings are not packed, you can’t move them into the truck. To pack is to move, but you must ensure that it is done right. Not packing properly can easily lead to items breaking during the move, and if you took care of the packaging yourself these would not be covered by insurance. That’s why Packing services are a must to be liable for insurance.

To make things easier on you, request our packing services. We also have crating service option. We will send our logistics experts to package your items with the utmost care to ensure their integrity during the journey.


There is a reason why basic insurance is mandated at the federal level. Even while taking all the precaution measures you can think of, sometimes accidents happen during a move. Even the vibrations of the truck on the road can cause some fragile items, such as jars of glass, to break if not packed properly.

The aforementioned basic insurance can help recoup some of these losses, but it won’t cover everything. To really be protected against these situations, you will need full insurance coverage. But don’t worry, Three Movers has excellent insurance options.

Full-Service Moves

Sometimes you don’t feel like going through all the hassle of a moving process. You just want to snap your fingers and be done with the entire move. What if we told you we can offer a service that’s very close to that? That’s how our full-service move option works.

Our best Knoxville movers will take care of all the steps involved in the shipping process, including furniture assembly and packaging. You won’t have to worry about anything.


Our storage solution includes short-term storage facilities that you can use to leave your belongings in if you find that you need more time to get your new place ready. The way that it works is that the moving company takes your items directly to this facility after loading them into the truck, and then once you are ready to receive them they travel to your place and unload them.

If you need more than just a few days or weeks, we can also get you in touch with a warehouse that we have worked with in the past to store your stuff for longer.

Same-Day moves

Need to move right now? That’s not a problem we can’t solve. Three Movers offers same day moves precisely for these types of situations. What we do is get you in touch with any moving crew we have available so your move can get started quickly. If no movers are available, we can still help you with other services. However, it could be the case that we are fully booked for the day. The best way to verify that is by contacting us.

Same Day Movers In Knoxville and Tennessee

Auto Transport

If you want to transport your car to a new location, either along with your items or as a separate shipping project, we can take care of that. Three Movers can ship your car all over the country at an affordable rate. Contact us to discuss our auto transport services.

Cost & Time Examples For Moving To Or From Knoxville

To / From Knoxville Distance 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR
Knoxville, TN to Vallejo, CA 2483 $4469.4 – $5462.6 $5959.2 – $6704.1 $7945.6 – $9187.1
Allentown, NJ to Knoxville, TN 659 $1186.2 – $1449.8 $1581.6 – $1779.3 $2108.8 – $2438.3
Knoxville, TN to Berkley, MI 522 $939.6 – $1148.4 $1252.8 – $1409.4 $1670.4 – $1931.4
Richardson, TX to Knoxville, TN 843 $1517.4 – $1854.6 $2023.2 – $2276.1 $2697.6 – $3119.1
Knoxville, TN to Arvada, CO 1336 $2404.8 – $2939.2 $3206.4 – $3607.2 $4275.2 – $4943.2
Ann Arbor, MI to Knoxville, TN 499 $898.2 – $1097.8 $1197.6 – $1347.3 $1596.8 – $1846.3
Knoxville, TN to Rochester, NY 752 $1353.6 – $1654.4 $1804.8 – $2030.4 $2406.4 – $2782.4
Cambridge, OH to Knoxville, TN 433 $779.4 – $952.6 $1039.2 – $1169.1 $1385.6 – $1602.1
Knoxville, TN to Sugar Land, TX 942 $1695.6 – $2072.4 $2260.8 – $2543.4 $3014.4 – $3485.4
Lansing, NC to Knoxville, TN 176 $316.8 – $387.2 $422.4 – $475.2 $563.2 – $651.2

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and other factors. Get a quote custom tailored to you.


Movers Neighborhoods Area

Knoxville, TN Neighborhood Areas We Serve

Our local moving services are proud to help with your move in any of the neighborhoods you see below. And if you don’t see your neighborhood listed here, don’t worry because we can most likely service it.

Blue Grass Lyons View Sequoyah Hills
W Gallaher Ferry Rd Frank Herron Rd Deane Hill
Westmoreland Heights Rocky Hill City Center
Shady Grove Choto Estates West Emory
Lovell Lovell Heights Fox Fire

Other Popular Cities In Tennessee that we serve:


Knoxville, Tennessee includes ZIP codes:
37901, 37902, 37909, 37912, 37914, 37915, 37916, 37917, 37918, 37919, 37920, 37921, 37922, 37923, 37924, 37927, 37928, 37929, 37930, 37931, 37932, 37933, 37934, 37938, 37939, 37940, 37950, 37995, 37996, 37997, 37998

Frequently Asked Questions About Moving Company

What Is a Final Estimate? 

A final estimate is an estimate given in writing, not over the phone or electronically. It is given to the client after an onsite inspection of the cargo that is to be moved. Any estimate gotten over the phone from us will be accurate but not final.

Who Regulates Moving Companies in Knoxville, Tennessee? How Can I Verify a Mover’s License?

Moving companies in Knoxville, like the rest of Tennessee, aren’t regulated at a state level. They aren’t required to get a special license of operations in the state. At a federal level, all moving companies that engage in interstate moving businesses are required to have a special number called a USDOT number. This number is issued by the United States Department of Transportation. It can be used to verify their license and file complaints.  

When is the Peak Moving Period in Knoxville, Tennessee? When Should I Give a Mover Notice?

If you plan on moving between July and September, you will be part of a crowd of movers in Knoxville. This is the peak period time for moving into the city. If you plan on moving during this period consider contacting a moving company at the beginning of the year as demand might prevent you from getting a mover. At other times of the year, give at least a month’s notice to the moving company. 

Is My Move Local or Long-distance?

Your move is local if it is less than 100 miles from the destination. If it is farther, it is a long-distance move.

I Want to Make Changes to The Services? Is that Possible?

Yes, it is possible to make changes to the services you initially requested. However, changes made last-minute are very difficult to carry out so, we advise clients to request such changes as quickly as possible.

Why Did the Moving Crew Reject Some of My Items?

If you submitted items like plants, animals, food, chemicals, firearms, the moving crew would reject them. This is to ensure the safety of your belongings as well as the safety of the crew and the company by extension. Just assume that a moving crew won’t accept anything perishable, explosive, and hazardous.

Where, In Knoxville, Tennessee, Can I Find Moving Boxes?

If your family and friends cannot help you with moving boxes, don’t fret. Check BringMeBoxes for moving boxes and other supplies. You can also check BoxCycle for moving boxes. If you still need help, don’t hesitate to contact Three Movers.  

What Documents Should I Have Near Me on The Day of the Move?

The following documents are important in kickstarting your move so they shouldn’t be packed into boxes like the rest of your stuff. They are:
★   Certificate of insurance
★   Estimates
★   Bills
★   Inventory list
★   ID card
★   Agreement/contract

I Need to Make a Last-minute move. Is that Possible?

If there are no clients lined up for the rest of the day, and there is no weather constraint, it will be possible to provide emergency services on short notice. Take note, however, that moving rates might be higher as the move isn’t pre-planned.

Where can I Get Storage Services in Knoxville?

Look no further than Three Movers. We will satisfy your storage needs with our variety of storage services tailored to every kind of situation.

How Can I File a Complaint Against a Moving Company in Knoxville, Tennessee?

There are two ways of doing this. The first is visiting the website of Tennessee’s Division of Consumer affairs and filing a complaint there. The second option is to visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and file a complaint. This second option is particularly useful for interstate moves.   

How can I save money when hiring a Knoxville moving company?

Saving money when hiring a Knoxville moving company (or any moving company) involves research, planning, and some practical strategies. Here’s a guide to help you cut costs during your move:

  1. Research and Compare Quotes:

    • Obtain multiple estimates to get an idea of the average costs. Ensure you understand what each quote includes.
  2. Move During Off-Peak Times:

    • Consider moving during off-peak seasons, such as fall or winter.
    • Weekdays might be less expensive than weekends, and mid-month moves might offer better rates than beginning or end-of-month moves.
  3. Declutter:

    • Sell, donate, or recycle items you no longer need. Fewer items can lead to a cheaper move.
  4. Pack Yourself:

    • While it requires more effort, packing your belongings can save you money compared to hiring professionals to do it.
    • Collect boxes from local businesses or friends to save on packing materials.
  5. Disassemble Furniture:

    • If you’re comfortable, disassemble larger furniture pieces yourself to save time and potential costs.
  6. Flexible Moving Date:

    • Some moving companies might offer discounts if you’re flexible with your moving date, allowing them to combine shipments or fit you in during a slower period.
  7. Understand Potential Extra Charges:

    • Be aware of potential additional fees, like charges for heavy items, long carry distances, or narrow street access. Discuss these in advance and see if any can be avoided.
  8. Use Your Own Packing Supplies:

    • Utilize blankets, towels, and clothing to protect fragile items instead of purchasing specialty packing materials.
  9. Look for Discounts:

    • Check if the moving company offers discounts for students, military personnel, or AAA members, for instance.
  10. Choose Partial Services:

  • Consider a hybrid move where you rent a truck and do the loading and unloading but hire professionals for the driving.
  1. Check Your Insurance:
  • Before purchasing additional insurance from the moving company, see if your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance covers items during a move.
  1. Tax Deductions:
  • If you’re moving for work-related reasons, some moving expenses might be tax-deductible. Consult with a tax professional or check IRS guidelines.
  1. Negotiate:
  • Moving quotes can sometimes be negotiable, especially if you’re comparing offers from multiple companies.
  1. Recommendations and Referrals:
  • Some companies offer referral discounts. If a friend referred you or vice versa, both might get a discount.
  1. Avoid Last-Minute Moves:
  • Planning in advance and avoiding rush fees can save you money.

By incorporating these strategies, you can make your move in or out of Knoxville more affordable. Remember to always ask questions and ensure there are no hidden fees or surprise charges.


Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at [email protected]

Customer Reviews

I want to take a moment to say thank you to the extremely hard working crew that handled my move. I admit I was skeptical of hiring a company to move my household stuff but I was so pleased with the services. These guys packed everything up and had it loaded and delivered in no time at all. Everything was taken care of from start to finish and my wife and I were able to take some much needed time to check out the new town without having to worry about getting things unpacked. Three Movers took care of everything and we really appreciate it!

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Prices Of Movers In Knoxville, Tennessee (TN)

The table below outlines very rough price estimates based on historical moving cost information:

1 bedroom 2-3 bedrooms 4-5 bedrooms
Less than 50 miles $240 – $675 $710 – $1,400 $1,100 – $4,900
250 miles $800 – $2,300 $1,400 – $3,950 $2,050 – $4,700
1000+ miles $950 – $2,900 $2,100 – $7,800 $4,900 – $8,100
2500+ miles $1,300 – $3,800 $3,400 – $7,900 $8,400+

Keep in mind that the actual cost of your individual move will vary. The best way to obtain the most accurate price for movers in Knoxville, Tennessee (TN) is to contact a professional moving company directly for a customized quote.