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Best Moving Companies in Alameda

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Alameda Moving Companies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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1760 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

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4.5 (754)
Google
5.0 (687)

Why choose this provider?

Jay's Small Moves is an Alameda-based moving company that provides relocation services to individuals and businesses in the area. The company's licensed and insured movers provide packing and unpacking services and furniture, electronics, and entertainment unit disassembly and assembly. Jay's Small Moves, which has more than a decade of experience in the industry, assists customers moving locally and with long-distance moves of up to 100 miles away. It operates seven days a week.

  • Long Distance
  • Inventory
  • Storage

745 85th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621

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4.7 (9)

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Movers East Bay is a moving company that has been serving Alameda and the surrounding areas for more than 15 years. This business provides local and statewide moving services for commercial and residential properties. Its moving trucks are fully equipped with ramps, dollies, shrink wraps, floor protection, and a GPS tracking system. Movers East Bay's packers are experienced in handling fragile items, such as televisions, antiques, artworks, and grandfather clocks.

  • Packing
  • Long Distance
  • Local

745 85th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621

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5.0 (321)
Google
4.7 (47)
Facebook
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

West Coast Moving Systems offer virtual walk-through estimation services which allow the client to walk crew members through private spaces via video chat. This ensures instant, accurate estimates for moving costs. The company is fully licensed, insured, and bonded. Crew members provide professional packing and crating services to residential and commercial clients. Clean, secure storage facilities protect clients' items, and pickups are arranged in the Greater Bay and Los Angeles areas with deliveries across California.

  • Local
  • Storage
  • Packing

1485 Bayshore Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94124

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4.5 (281)
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4.6 (26)
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4.4 (7)

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Big Leprechaun Moving & Storage is a fully licensed and insured, family-owned and operated business operating in the Alameda area. The company offers free use of moving supplies and materials, including furniture padding, wraps, and wardrobe boxes. The business also provides moving, packing, and storage services to residential and commercial clients, assisting with local moves and long-distance in-state moves. Experienced crew members provide packing and property transportation services to clients in need.

  • Local
  • Packing

3146 Corporate Place, Hayward, CA 94545

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4.3 (17)

Why choose this provider?

NC Moving and Storage Solutions (NCMSS) is a moving company in the San Francisco Bay area that offers relocation, packing, and storage solutions to clients in the Alameda metro. The company deals with any kind of residential and commercial moves and can transport items locally, across states, and internationally. The company was formed in 2006 and has since offered more specialized services including pet relocations, auto transport, and even warehousing solutions.

  • Long Distance
  • Packing
  • Local

963 61st Place, Oakland, CA 94608

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5.0 (205)
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4.9 (41)

Why choose this provider?

The professionals at Paradise Moving and Storage offer local and long-distance moves within California. From household, apartment, and internal moves to office and commercial moves, crew members are trained to pack and wrap clients' belongings, as well as assemble and disassemble furniture. Single and/or heavy items are moved and hoists are available. Old, unwanted furniture and household items are dumped or disposed of, and skilled movers load and unload trailers, rental trucks, and PODs. Temporary or long-term storage is available.

  • Long Distance
  • Packing
  • Local

1415 Broadway, Alameda, CA 94501
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Google
5.0 (8)

Why choose this provider?

Alameda Moving Systems is a family-owned company that has been providing Alameda and East Bay residents with local and statewide relocation services for over 38 years. The company offers fast and well-organized moving commercial and residential moving services, as well as professional packing services. Its services range from moving single pieces of furniture to full-scale home, townhouse, or apartment relocation. With most of its business built on referrals, Alameda Moving Systems puts emphasis on delivering excellent customer service.

  • Long Distance
  • Packing

1825 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607

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5.0 (540)
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5.0 (112)
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5.0 (22)

Why choose this provider?

The fully trained staff at Commander Moving Inc. provides local and long-distance moving, as well as flexible long-term and short-term storage services to residential and commercial clients. Crew members provide in-house moving services while offering a full range of packing and unpacking services. Precious valuables are stored in custom crates for protection and items are individually itemized for inventory purposes. The company is fully licensed and insured. Estimates are free.

  • Local
  • Inventory
  • Packing

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're moving locally, or at least within the same state, you'll want to hire a reputable local moving company to get the job done safely. Interstate movers are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but local moving companies often only have to comply with state regulations; it may be beneficial to learn the licensing process in your state in order to find a company you can trust. Another good way to ensure that your selected moving company is properly licensed is by looking through our top picks.

    If you're moving across state lines, you won't just have to verify that a company is licensed locally. They'll need to have the legal authority to operate in any of the states you'll be crossing. Many local moving companies partner with van lines to make sure they can pass regulatory hurdles and can facilitate your move smoothly, no matter the distance.
  • What is considered long-distance moving?

    Generally, if a move is over 400 miles, it's considered a long-distance move, but the definition varies between moving companies. Some consider a long-distance move to be one that takes the cargo across state or international borders. There are significant differences in cost and regulatory clearance between a long-distance move and a local move.

  • How far in advance should I hire movers?

    Hiring a mover at least four weeks in advance ensures that a variety of reputable options will be available. In some regions or during the summer when movers are busier, it's recommended that anyone looking for a licensed mover arrange the booking two to three months from the moving date.

  • Do you pay movers before or after?

    You may be asked to pay a small deposit before your move, but payment in full happens after the move is complete and your possessions are inside your new home. This ensures that the movers complete the job to your satisfaction before getting paid.

  • How much does a moving company cost?

    On average, the cost of a local move (intrastate or under 400 miles) is around $1,250. This includes labor, fuel, insurance, and several other factors. If a move is considered to be long-distance, it will likely be around $4,900, with a wider variance based on the specific demands involved.

  • How much do I tip movers?

    Based on the performance of the movers and the difficulty of the job, you should tip anywhere between 5% and 20% of the total cost of your move. Most people recommend tipping in cash at the end of the final day of the move.

  • How much is it to rent a moving van?

    The cost to rent a moving van without a crew to assist in the move depends on the size, the length of the rental, and the distance it is being driven. The average cost of renting a van ranges anywhere from $100 for a local move to $2,000 for long-distance.