Des Moines Movers
Moving to or from the Des Moines, Iowa area?
Top-rated movers on a mission to make things go smoothly
- A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
- Over 120 five-star reviews on Googleand counting
- We’re a locally-managed business (Clive) with Iowa City roots
- We’re fully insured, licensed, and bonded
- We’re a green company (we even use 100% biodiesel in our trucks!)
Professional moving services you can count on:
- Local moves in Des Moines and the surrounding area
- Long distance, interstate moves to and from Des Moines
- Climate controlled storage
- Packing, boxing, and loading of your possessions
- Custom crating of valuables and special items
- Free moving quotes and on-site estimates
How much do you charge for moving services?
If you’re moving to the Greater Des Moines area, we’ll calculate a flat travel fee based on the crew size and distance between our location and the job sites. We then charge by the hour for the loading and unloading. We strive to make this quote fair and easy to understand. We’ll follow up by email or phone after receiving your information in the quote form.
If you’re looking for a long distance quote, head here for more information.
Why Spine Moving over other moving companies?
When you hire Spine Moving to perform your move, you know that the same experienced, full-time crew who load your possessions in Des Moines will unload your stuff in, say, Phoenix. You know that once your precious cargo is loaded onto our truck it will stay safe and secure for the whole trip. And you know that should you have any questions, or something isn’t quite right, you’ll be working with one of the most honest and ethical small local companies in Iowa, instead of navigating several departments in different corporations spread across the United States.
Note: The “big-box” movers may not know who the crew will be on your move, whether or not your things will get transferred during the move, or even when they’ll make delivery until a couple days before they arrive.
Our movers and drivers use professional packing and delivery methods to make even the most stressful move near or far seem simple and easy. But what people say makes us truly unique is the local business, boutique touch we bring to every move. We’re a rare thing in the moving world: a homegrown, locally owned, independent, award-winning Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines-based moving company that also performs long distance jobs all across the country.
Will you help with packing and storage?
When we say full-service moves, we mean it. We offer full packing, crating, and storage services. We’ve got the experience, training, and top-notch materials to keep your irreplaceable and extraordinary value possessions safe and sound on their journey to and from Des Moines. We can help with as much packing as you would prefer, from just the precious art work hanging on the walls to every knick-knack in the house.
If you’ve got an especially valuable piece of furniture or art, we’re happy to custom crate it for you to make sure it’s extra protected. The rates are based on overall crate dimensions.
And if you’ve got some extra time between your moving dates, we’ll gladly store your belongings in our climate controlled warehouse. Storage charges and associated labor costs are based on shipment weight, and we can pro-rate your charges down to the day.
Our Des Moines location
Our Des Moines history
High school friends and Des Moines natives Cliff, Kyle, and Emily have always loved the Des Moines metro. They’ve been through a lot together, including a deployment to Iraq with the army, college at the University of Iowa, traveling around South America, and working at Adamantine Spine. After Cliff and Emily got married – with Kyle as the best man – the three amigos were ready to get back to their roots.
Though they love the Iowa City area, they decided it was time to start a new adventure back in their hometown. But of course, not without The Spine! With that, we set our sights on central Iowa and the Des Moines location was born.
I’m moving to Des Moines, what next?
Well first, it’s important to note that Des Moines spreads across multiple suburbs that don’t all share the same zip code. Areas like Clive, Johnston, Waukee, Ankeny, etc. are all considered to be part of the Greater Des Moines area. So, if you’re planning to move to any of the nearby areas, we’re here to make that process as seamless as possible. We’ll handle the boxes, but here are a few other steps that you’ll need to take to settle your family into your new home. Also, be sure to check out our moving checklist!
Before you move into your Des Moines home, you’ll want to make sure that your utilities are set up. Visit the Keller Williams website to find the correct contact to start your utilities in your new home.
In Iowa’s unpredictable weather, you’ll want to have your electricity in place to have your air conditioning and heating available when you need it. The Des Moines area’s most popular energy company is MidAmerican Energy.
You can go about getting Internet and cable set up in Des Moines through many providers. Some of the more popular Internet and Cable providers in the Des Moines area include:
Local School Districts
Whether you’ve already committed to a new home in the Des Moines area or you’re just starting to look, knowing that your kids will be getting a great education is important. To help you make heads or tails of the various Des Moines area school districts’ boundaries, we’ve included some helpful resources below:
Popular Things To Do
Des Moines is a beautiful and exciting community that always has activities and events for you and your family to attend. The city is full of great things to do, whether you’re looking to check out one of the top restaurants or attend one of many events in downtown Des Moines. Here are a few resources that will help you get started:
Additional Moving Resources
Servicing Des Moines And the Surrounding Area
We’ll move you to or from the Des Moines area whether you’re coming from somewhere else in Iowa or the other side of the country. We service the Greater Des Moines area, including: Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights.
I’m moving from Des Moines, now what?
If you’re ready to move away from Des Moines, there are a few things that you’re going to want to take into consideration before the big move.
Changing Mailing Address
You’re going to want to officially change your address with the US Postal Service before changing it across the web. You can all set a forwarding address for any mail that might still come to your Des Moines address.
Once your mailing address has been changed with the post office, you’re going to want to update your address with your bank and any institutions who send you monthly bills or statements.
Updating Drivers License/License Plate
You’ll want to make sure that your driver’s license is up to date before you start driving in your new town. Find out how to update your driver’s license and license plates with your new address on the DMV website.
Turning Off Or Transferring Utilities
Turning off your utilities in your Des Moines home is as easy as going on the Des Moines Water Works website or visiting your suburb’s website. If you’re interested in turning off or transferring your electricity, you’ll have to contact your service provider which is most likely MidAmerican Energy.
Whether you’re with Mediacom, CenturyLink, DIRECTV + CenturyLink, DISH, or ViaSat, you’ll want to make sure that your service gets turned off in your Des Moines home before you move. Check with your service provider to see if they can continue service in your new location, or if you will have to get set up with a new service provider in your new town.
We’re movers by chance, but also by choice.