Top 10 Moving Companies in Los Altos, CA

Porch Pro Headshot The One Move
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(577)
The One Move is a local company located at the heart of Silicon Valley with years of experience serving the moving needs of residents around the bay. We offer moving and packing services. Equipped with state of the art trucks and moving supplies, The One Move is the one stop shop for all your moving...Read more about The One Move
The One Move is a local company located at the heart of Silicon Valley with years of experience serving the moving needs of residents around the bay. We offer moving and packing services. Equipped with state of the art trucks and moving supplies, The One Move is the one stop shop for all your moving...Read more about The One Move
Porch Pro Headshot West Coast Moving Systems
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(444)
Located in Oakland, West Coast Moving Systems is a moving company that provides full service moving, packing services, piano moving, storage, and more. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with a 5 star rating on yelp.com.
Located in Oakland, West Coast Moving Systems is a moving company that provides full service moving, packing services, piano moving, storage, and more. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with a 5 star rating on yelp.com.
Porch Pro Headshot Pete's Moving Services LLC
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(476)
Pete’s Moving Services is a full-service moving company, based in Modesto and serving all of Stanislaus County and beyond. Their team specializes in both local and long-distance moves, as well as corporate relocations and moves involving delicate items, such as medical equipment. They are proud to p...Read more about Pete's Moving Services LLC
Pete’s Moving Services is a full-service moving company, based in Modesto and serving all of Stanislaus County and beyond. Their team specializes in both local and long-distance moves, as well as corporate relocations and moves involving delicate items, such as medical equipment. They are proud to p...Read more about Pete's Moving Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Got2Move
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(353)
Got2Move is a professional moving company specializing in residential and office moves in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. California License: T191707. San Francisco to Los Angeles movers. Los Angeles to San Francisco movers. Movers and Packers.
Got2Move is a professional moving company specializing in residential and office moves in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. California License: T191707. San Francisco to Los Angeles movers. Los Angeles to San Francisco movers. Movers and Packers.
Porch Pro Headshot Need A Hand Movers
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(309)
Need A Hand Movers Is a full service moving company located in Santa Rosa Calif. We also offer both Large and small scale debris removal.
Need A Hand Movers Is a full service moving company located in Santa Rosa Calif. We also offer both Large and small scale debris removal.
Porch Pro Headshot Move Quick Inc
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(224)
"These guys packed our apartment and moved us last week. Extremely responsive office with clear communication throughout the process. The crews showed up on time, worked really efficiently, handled everything with care, and were nice guys. Great experience and I'd trust them again to move us!"
"These guys packed our apartment and moved us last week. Extremely responsive office with clear communication throughout the process. The crews showed up on time, worked really efficiently, handled everything with care, and were nice guys. Great experience and I'd trust them again to move us!"
Porch Pro Headshot U-Move
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(298)
Best quality service for the most competitive rates!
Best quality service for the most competitive rates!
Porch Pro Headshot RoadRunner moving
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(300)
With extensive experience and an emphasis on providing first-class customer service, we have emerged as a leader in the moving industry.
With extensive experience and an emphasis on providing first-class customer service, we have emerged as a leader in the moving industry.
Porch Pro Headshot BLVD Moving
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(132)
"Fast and cordial responses for quotes/date/time from the management team. The moving team was pretty awesome they were fast, efficient and personable. These guys made my move completely seamless, painless and even enjoyable, which is a real achievement. I would Definitely recommend Blvd Moving!!!"
"Fast and cordial responses for quotes/date/time from the management team. The moving team was pretty awesome they were fast, efficient and personable. These guys made my move completely seamless, painless and even enjoyable, which is a real achievement. I would Definitely recommend Blvd Moving!!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Trans-One Moving & Delivery
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(192)
When it comes to Residential Moving, Commercial Moving and Long Distance Moving, no one compares to Trans-One Moving & Delivery. With years of combined experience, Trans-One Moving & Delivery has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Mateo and beyond. Visit ou...Read more about Trans-One Moving & Delivery
When it comes to Residential Moving, Commercial Moving and Long Distance Moving, no one compares to Trans-One Moving & Delivery. With years of combined experience, Trans-One Moving & Delivery has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Mateo and beyond. Visit ou...Read more about Trans-One Moving & Delivery

Frequently asked questions about moving companies

There are a lot of great moving companies out there, but a moving business can also be a guise for a scam meant to extort money from innocent people by holding their belongings hostage. There are some tried and true ways to avoid having this happen to you. To keep your move stress-free and honest, keep an eye out for the following red flags when you’re vetting movers:

  • Read online reviews. When you type in a search term like “Moving companies near me,” you’ll get many results. This initial search is your first chance to browse and shortlist companies with good reviews. Chances are, if there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews, the company is either a scam or has poor business practices that you don’t want to experience first-hand. A small number of poor reviews (depending on the issue) is common, and if you’re looking for a mover with only 5-star reviews, you might be looking for a while.Another tool for vetting movers is to search for complaints filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If your mover has held or currently holds a license, any complaints registered against them will be logged for transparency.
  • Assess websites and social media. The quality and amount of information on a company’s website can tell you much about its legitimacy. Questionable businesses often won’t publish an address, making it difficult for you to follow up in person when there are issues. Likewise, you should expect to see an outline of available services, testimonials, and links to any social media profiles.
  • Don’t trust a company that gives you a quote without an on-site visit. Some movers will give you an enticingly low quote to reel you in. While this might seem tempting, it often indicates a company that isn’t upfront about how they bill, at best — or is an outright scam.
  • Sign (and read) an agreement. Make sure you read the fine print and never trust a mover that tries to move forward without having you sign an agreement that protects both of you.
  • Call or visit a storefront before signing an agreement. Once you have a list of two or three potential professional movers, take the time to call or visit a storefront. That call or visit can tell you a couple of important things. First, they have public premises and are a legitimate business. Second, they answer the phone with the company's name and not a generic greeting, which can be a red flag.
  • Investigate third-party insurance. Be wary of movers who tell you their insurance will cover all your things. This explanation often isn’t the case, and you should ensure you have the right coverage from a third-party insurance agency.

If you're hiring a mover for an interstate move, they’ll need a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) license. For local movers, requirements will vary based on your state. Some states still require movers to hold a valid license from the USDOT, but not all do. Check with your local or county consumer affairs office or your state attorney general’s office to know the rules in your area.

Once you know if your state requires movers to have a USDOT license, you can check for a list of registered movers to ensure your chosen moving company complies.

If you’re moving internationally, be sure to ask if the company is registered with an international movers’ federation. If they are registered with a federation, ask to see proof of that membership as well as the company’s Federal Maritime Commission number.

Long-distance moves can be within the same state, but often this term is used to mean a move that crosses state lines. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need to take extra steps to ensure your moving company has the licenses needed to transport your things from one state to another. Local moving companies may need licenses but have fewer requirements than long-distance movers.

It’s okay to be overly skeptical if you ask a mover if they handle long-distance or interstate moves and you get an answer like “We can” or “That should be fine.” There are specific rules around interstate moves, and your mover should be confident in their answer, indicating that they’ve done this before and have the required certifications and licenses.

Smaller moving companies can be great to work with when you hire movers. However, you may want peace of mind with a recognizable, big-name company for long-distance moves.

Be sure to research long-distance move insurance options. Be clear that your goods must be insured from the start to the end of the journey. Be sure to ask your moving company for a free moving valuation. Finally, always ask for three different cost estimates. An in-person estimate not only provides you with financial considerations, but allows you to evaluate the professionalism of the company. Once you choose a moving company, you have made a commitment. It makes sense to do research up front to make the move safe and efficient.

The worst-case scenario when you hire movers is paying a large upfront deposit and then your belongings disappear. Calls and emails go unreturned for days or weeks, and finding an address for the company is difficult or impossible. Some scams demand more money for the safe return of your property, which could be damaged if you even get it back.

Taking the precautions we’ve outlined will help you avoid this situation. Still, suppose you have a bad experience with your moving company. In that case, you can take steps to help others avoid having the same experience as you:

  • Submit a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB is a resource for consumers when vetting a potential business and filing a complaint if they encounter misleading advertising, poor business practices, or scams.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The USDOT and FMCSA are the regulating bodies responsible for licensing moving companies in the US. If you run into trouble with your mover, file a complaint here and with the BBB.
  • Post an online review. Google Reviews is becoming a more powerful tool for consumers, requiring businesses to be accountable for their irresponsible or illegal actions by potentially losing business. Trolls aside, posting a review online is a great way to let others know what to expect if they choose to work with the same company, or at least — what your experience was.
  • Take to social media. Social platforms have influence, and using that to let others know about a scam — or just a negative experience — can help the business improve its practices and future customers to sidestep the same situation you encountered.

Below is a handy list of times to get in touch with moving companies to have the smoothest moving experience.

  • If you’re moving all of your property long-distance. Unless you have independent access to a moving truck and several days to drive, you’ll likely want to hire professional movers for bigger jobs. Another option is to hire furniture movers for more oversized items like your sofa, sitting chairs, dining room table, etc., and take the smaller or more fragile items yourself.
  • With as much lead time as possible. Leaving plenty of time is particularly important for long-distance and interstate moves. The logistics for these types of moves take time to coordinate, and the further the distance, the more time your mover will want to get plans in place. It’s possible that you can schedule a long-distance move at the last minute, but you’ll likely pay a premium that you could’ve avoided by booking in advance.
  • Before choosing a moving company. Once you do your initial online search for “movers near me,” read reviews, and shortlist a few companies, it’s time to get in touch. This step will let you verify the legitimacy of the moving company you chose so you can avoid any potential headaches from scams.
  • When you’re ready to schedule an on-site walk-through. Good moving companies will require a walk-through of most homes. Some exceptions are if you live in a smaller space, like a one or two-bedroom apartment, and can give your mover a reasonably accurate list of how much you have to move.

As you’re planning a long-distance move, consider all the options available.

Hire professional movers for everything.

This is the easiest option. Having pros move your things frees you to travel to your new location on your timeline. Maybe you take a vacation on your way or visit family or friends!

However, having professional movers take on an end-to-end job is the most expensive option. Your property will be out of your sight and control during the move and you’ll need to pay for third-party insurance.

Rent a moving truck and pack it yourself.

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move long distances, this is it! You get to keep your things with you during your whole move and if you plan your route well, you can make some fun road trip stops.

While this is the least expensive option, you’ll need to invest the time to load your moving truck, which is a labor-intensive job. Plus, someone needs to drive the truck, which can be an experience if you’ve never driven a large vehicle before.

Rent a moving truck, but hire movers to help load and unload.

This option allows you to leave the heavy lifting to the pros and since movers charge by the hour, if you’re well-organized, you can have them in and out in a few hours for a reasonable price. Movers also come prepped with plastic wrap and will disassemble furniture like your bedframe or dining room table if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

If you choose this option, make sure you label all boxes by room so you can avoid a chaotic unpacking experience. Remember, you’ll still need to have someone onboard used to driving a large moving truck and you won’t have the same flexibility to travel on your schedule since you’ll be paying by the day for your rental truck.

Hire furniture movers and drive the smaller items in your vehicle.

This option allows you to hire out moving the cumbersome things, saving your time (and your back) and if you coordinate with your moving company, you can have all your furniture delivered when you arrive, making the move-in process more pleasant.

Be aware that long-distance furniture movers charge by weight, so if you have lots of heavy wood furniture, it can get costly. Also, fragile items, like glassware, need lots of packing material, so they don’t break during travel. You might end up with more boxes than you can fit in your vehicle.

Recent reviews for Los Altos Movers

20718

1st rate moving company.

- Michael Guzzo
22193

Thanks to Roger and the company, we were able to get the best consultation, planning, preparations, and the actual moving. His kindness includes providing starting -off materials which we were happy about. He and his team performed excellent move on such ...

- Nobi Fuchigami
20541

I've had Powell Express do several small, local moving jobs for me (in Palo Alto). They were exactly what I hoped for: friendly, careful, prompt, efficient, and easy to work with. I would definitely call them first for future moves.

- Sharon Perl
20497

I have used Powell Express Moving on two different occasions. Both time were exceptional. The team was timely, professional, fast/efficient and a reasonable rate. They protected our stairs/walls/ floors with padding and runners; took care around corners ...

- Dave Gabrielson
20486

Reliable. Can always count on him.

- Steve Yamaguma
21654

I've used Powell many times in the past and have never been disappointed. Great rates, quick to pack and unload, never had anything damaged during the move either. Roger and his crew are very accommodating and awesome to work with. I don't want to move ag...

- Seth Holliday
25356

Great guys, and they get the job done.

- Andy Toulouse
20522

I have used Powell Express Moving few times and I was never disappointed. The services are great, they are always on time, every item of my household including furniture, art, glass, etc were moved perfectly without any damages. The personnel is very fri...

- Vera Romanov
20588

I have used Powell Express as my delivery service for almost 10 years. My business, interior design, requires the utmost care and handling for my clients furnishings and I can rely on Powell Express to do their best job for every installation. Not...

- Joan Tesauro
20487

I used Roger's service the last time I moved, and his team was extremely professional. They got the move done quickly and efficiently, and there were no damages. I've recommended this service to many friends who have asked for movers, and have no hesitati...

- Sanketh Shetty

All Moving Companies in Los Altos, CA

Porch Pro Headshot B2 MOVING COMPANY
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(90)
"Amazing moving company! I worked with Bek and Andrei, and they were great! They gave me updates and all with when they were going to meet me and how much longer they needed to move things. They are experts at this. They saran-wrapped the hard furniture, such as wooden dressers. And they did not ta...Read more about B2 MOVING COMPANY
"Amazing moving company! I worked with Bek and Andrei, and they were great! They gave me updates and all with when they were going to meet me and how much longer they needed to move things. They are experts at this. They saran-wrapped the hard furniture, such as wooden dressers. And they did not ta...Read more about B2 MOVING COMPANY
Porch Pro Headshot Powell Express Moving /Delivery
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(44)
"A Local Professional mover, hands on owner, Roger works hard along side his crew. Prompt, polite, *non smokers* can handle all of your moving needs. This is my third move with Powell Express as I value honest, fair priced efficiency."
"A Local Professional mover, hands on owner, Roger works hard along side his crew. Prompt, polite, *non smokers* can handle all of your moving needs. This is my third move with Powell Express as I value honest, fair priced efficiency."
Porch Pro Headshot San Yuan Moving
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(66)
We are a licensed and insured moving company serving at San Francisco Bay Area over 10 years. Our local moving services include residential,warehouse, office and any size moves. We also help people long-distance moves throughout whole California.
We are a licensed and insured moving company serving at San Francisco Bay Area over 10 years. Our local moving services include residential,warehouse, office and any size moves. We also help people long-distance moves throughout whole California.
Porch Pro Headshot TC Family Movers LLC
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(61)
TC Family Movers LLC is a professional and insured Moving Company out of San Leandro, Ca. TC provides a full moving service that includes packing, moving, and loading/unloading. We provide our own trucks 16ft-26ft. If unloading or loading is needed for a container we also do that!
TC Family Movers LLC is a professional and insured Moving Company out of San Leandro, Ca. TC provides a full moving service that includes packing, moving, and loading/unloading. We provide our own trucks 16ft-26ft. If unloading or loading is needed for a container we also do that!
Porch Pro Headshot Samuel's Moving
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(16)
Household goods relocation company that aids residential & commercial moves, effectively turning the arduous task of relocation into a simple and swift exercise. Striving to make a difference, with a promise to provide customers with high-quality moving services at a great price.
Household goods relocation company that aids residential & commercial moves, effectively turning the arduous task of relocation into a simple and swift exercise. Striving to make a difference, with a promise to provide customers with high-quality moving services at a great price.
Porch Pro Headshot Califast-mover
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(25)
Porch Pro Headshot Burden Free Moving Company
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(79)
Porch Pro Headshot San Mateo Movers
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(54)
Porch Pro Headshot Champions Movers
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(48)
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Los Altos, California
(26)
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week.
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week. Learn more at HireAHelper.com.

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Los Altos 94022
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Moving from a 2-bedroom condo on the first floor to a second floor apt (elevator available)
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this move involves one full size washer and stand and one full size dryer and stand.
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Moving Residence including furniture from single family one level home to a condo in the 2nd floor .( one level from ground)
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2147 Newhall street, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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1389 Jefferson St, Oakland, CA 94612
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Home square footage
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We have 2 storage beds with 2 night stands each dining 3+2 sofa 3 seater recliner three storage racks dresser study desk and a TV unit. Rest will fit in 20-30 boxes.
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