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Best Moving Companies in Berkeley

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Berkeley 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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Providers

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431 Lexington Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530

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4.5 (44)
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5.0 (24)

Why choose this provider?

Boutique Moving Services is a family-owned and family-operated moving company in Berkeley that provides local, residential, commercial, and student moving services. It offers additional services such as furniture delivery, furniture assembly, delivery of fragile items, packaging supplies, and junk removal services. The company takes care of all of your moving needs from start to finish. They make sure that every item is wrapped carefully and handles with care at every step of the moving process

  • Long Distance
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Packing

963 61st Place, Oakland, CA 94608

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5.0 (215)
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4.9 (46)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Paradise Moving and Storage provides moving services in Berkeley and the Greater Bay Area. The company handles local household moves, which even include internal moves within a building, and long-distance moves within the state. Services offered are packing and wrapping, disassembly and reassembly of furniture, and loading and unloading on moving trucks. The movers are equipped to relocate heavy items, such as pianos. Paradise Moving and Storage also offers disposal services for unwanted household items and storage solutions for either temporary or long-term needs.

  • Local

1829 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607

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5.0 (524)
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5.0 (22)
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4.9 (10)

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Commander Moving Inc. is a moving company serving in Berkeley and in other locations in nearby counties. It offers to take inventory, pack up, and transport the belongings of both residential and commercial customers. It also has a designated team for moving special items like artwork or antiques. Additionally, the company can move and organize items within a house or office. It meets with clients to set appointments and plan out the moving days. The company also offers storage with climate control.

  • Long Distance
  • Inventory
  • Storage

11 Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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5.0 (309)
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5.0 (7)

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The Handy Movers helps clients in Berkeley and the neighboring areas with relocations of their homes and businesses. The company is fully licensed and insured, and its owner is involved with every operation. Experienced and professional movers specialize in local relocations, customize services to the personal needs of every customer, and utilize a range of quality supplies, including moving equipment, shrink-wrap, and wardrobe boxes. Disposal services for unwanted items are also available.

  • Long Distance
  • Packing
  • Local

1597 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703

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5.0 (4)

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Headquartered in California, Tcwrc Moving Company Berkeley is a professional moving company servicing Berkeley and nearby areas. It provides residential and business relocations and caters to local, long-distance, interstate, and international moving jobs. Its moving services include wrapping, packing, and unpacking; loading and unloading; trucks and relocating gear rental assistance; storage and shipment assistance; furniture assembly and disassembly; and specialty crating for delicate objects. The company also provides pre-move surveys and documentation of relocation items to ensure accuracy and avoid damages.

  • Packing
  • Long Distance
  • Local

1072 Hubert Road, Oakland, CA 94610

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4.9 (15)

Why choose this provider?

Oakland Movers is a moving service company based in California. The company provides residential, furniture, and commercial moves in and around Oakland and can also provide long-distance moves beyond the city's boundaries. Oakland moving utilizes the necessary equipment required for every move and employs a team of experienced and well-trained professional movers to manage the relocation of items, regardless of size. The company also offers free moving insurance to ensure that all items arrive safely at their destination.

  • Local
  • Long Distance

Vía De Mercados, Concord, CA 94520

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4.5 (551)
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5.0 (49)
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4.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 2006, 680 Movers is a licensed and insured company that supports residents and business owners in the Berkeley metro area with their relocation and storage needs. It caters to customers who seek to move locally or across state lines. Furniture and other belongings are securely protected and handled with care. The company also offers temperature-controlled storage options with 24-hour surveillance. Packing, assembly, labor, loading, and unloading services are available.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Packing

301 Northeast 131st Place, Portland, OR 97230

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5.0 (340)
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4.5 (16)
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5.0 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Lulu's Hauling is a family-owned moving company that's been in business since 2006. It is fully insured and bonded and serves both residential and commercial customers of the Berkeley metro area. Its moving services include storage and local and long-distance transportation of customer items, including furniture and appliances. The company also handles mattress removal. In addition to basic moving, the hauling company handles cleanouts, waste removal, and packing, unpacking, and crating.

  • Local
  • Loading/Unloading
  • 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.