Top 10 Moving Companies in Oakland, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Garcia Drywall
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
"Came on a Weekend and was very professional, finished same day great experience, if you are looking for a drywall patched, stop looking Juan is the guy for the job, I wouldnt hesitate in rehiring him for other patches."
"Came on a Weekend and was very professional, finished same day great experience, if you are looking for a drywall patched, stop looking Juan is the guy for the job, I wouldnt hesitate in rehiring him for other patches."
Porch Pro Headshot Commander Moving
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(718)
Oakland, Bay Area and San Francisco Residential and Commercial Moving services/ Oakland Movers ,relocation,statewide, free on site consultation / estimate, packing and unpacking, crating , storage.Our trained team is reliable, careful and friendly. Our quality moving services are unmatched! Fully i...Read more about Commander Moving
Oakland, Bay Area and San Francisco Residential and Commercial Moving services/ Oakland Movers ,relocation,statewide, free on site consultation / estimate, packing and unpacking, crating , storage.Our trained team is reliable, careful and friendly. Our quality moving services are unmatched! Fully i...Read more about Commander Moving
Porch Pro Headshot Commander Moving Inc.
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(685)
Moving Company and Storage Oakland, CA. Commander Moving Inc. is a local based moving company providing moving services and movers in Oakland, CA. If you are looking for experienced, professional and affordable movers in Oakland East Bay, California, Commander Moving and Storage is your best choice ...Read more about Commander Moving Inc.
Moving Company and Storage Oakland, CA. Commander Moving Inc. is a local based moving company providing moving services and movers in Oakland, CA. If you are looking for experienced, professional and affordable movers in Oakland East Bay, California, Commander Moving and Storage is your best choice ...Read more about Commander Moving Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Sweet Lemon Moving Services
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(579)
Sweet Lemon Moving Services is a professional, licensed, and insured moving company that provides moving services locally to the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as to the Western U.S. Our number one priority is safety. Our movers will move all of your belongings and provide you with a stress-...Read more about Sweet Lemon Moving Services
Sweet Lemon Moving Services is a professional, licensed, and insured moving company that provides moving services locally to the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as to the Western U.S. Our number one priority is safety. Our movers will move all of your belongings and provide you with a stress-...Read more about Sweet Lemon Moving Services
Porch Pro Headshot Road runner Moving
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(559)
"I had to move out of my childhood home, and into an apartment and from the moment I called Roadrunner Moving, I was treated so well. The crew on the phone were so fantastic! I cannot praise them enough. They were prompt, polite, careful, considerate. I had antique furniture and a ton of boxes. I wo...Read more about Road runner Moving
"I had to move out of my childhood home, and into an apartment and from the moment I called Roadrunner Moving, I was treated so well. The crew on the phone were so fantastic! I cannot praise them enough. They were prompt, polite, careful, considerate. I had antique furniture and a ton of boxes. I wo...Read more about Road runner Moving
Porch Pro Headshot Albion Moving and Storage
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(411)
We have served the entire Bay Area and beyond since 1986. We are fully licensed and insured, Cal-T-180-901. Our moving trucks are fully equipped with the best up to date equipment. Steven and Joe were very prompt and know their stuff! Loading went very well and nothing was treated roughly. After ...Read more about Albion Moving and Storage
We have served the entire Bay Area and beyond since 1986. We are fully licensed and insured, Cal-T-180-901. Our moving trucks are fully equipped with the best up to date equipment. Steven and Joe were very prompt and know their stuff! Loading went very well and nothing was treated roughly. After ...Read more about Albion Moving and Storage
Porch Pro Headshot Desi Movers
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(260)
Desi Movers provides professional and affordable moving services in Dublin, CA! Do not hesitate to call us now! Mover, Appliance Moving, Piano Moving, Residential Moving, Commercial Moving Fairview, CA; Diablo, CA; Alamo, CA; Moraga, CA; Orinda, CA Moving Company, Moving Service, Residential Moving ...Read more about Desi Movers
Desi Movers provides professional and affordable moving services in Dublin, CA! Do not hesitate to call us now! Mover, Appliance Moving, Piano Moving, Residential Moving, Commercial Moving Fairview, CA; Diablo, CA; Alamo, CA; Moraga, CA; Orinda, CA Moving Company, Moving Service, Residential Moving ...Read more about Desi Movers
Porch Pro Headshot RoadRunner moving
Movers
Serves Oakland, 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 Oakland, California
(132)
"The crew of four worked very hard and moved everything in one day with very minimal issues. They were friendly and the price was very reasonable and they delivered what they said they would. I would highly recommend BLVD Moving for a move."
"The crew of four worked very hard and moved everything in one day with very minimal issues. They were friendly and the price was very reasonable and they delivered what they said they would. I would highly recommend BLVD Moving for a move."
Porch Pro Headshot white red moving & storage
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(97)
White Red Moving is committed to making your next moving experience a great one.With great customer service.We are a family owned and operated company whose principal owner have combined 11 years of experience in the moving industry.We pride ourselves on exceptional service at affordable rates. Emai...Read more about white red moving & storage
White Red Moving is committed to making your next moving experience a great one.With great customer service.We are a family owned and operated company whose principal owner have combined 11 years of experience in the moving industry.We pride ourselves on exceptional service at affordable rates. Emai...Read more about white red moving & storage

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 Oakland Movers

221880

Jerry was very professional, took high-quality pictures of my property and delivered the pictures relatively fast. I would certainly recommend his service.

- Ahsan S
221876

Jerry has a good eye and is easy to work with. Made my apartment look like the Taj Mahal!

- Dave K
221884

Really great service, and loved the attention to detail. Was also open to feedback, and was a pleasure to work with.

- Sam Fang
552403

Commander Moving provided transparent pricing with no hidden fees or surprises. Their quote was accurate, and they stuck to it throughout the entire process. I appreciated their honesty and integrity, which made budgeting for the move much easier.

- Gerard Olson
12714

I highly recommend this company!! Commander Moving rocks ! I just used their service to move in to my new house. From customer service to moving crew, everyone I had contact was polite yet friendly and professional. The moving crew were very efficient ...

- jimmy hogan
43615

Jose is warm, hardworking and very professional. He's been doing this for a very long time and it shows in the quality of his work.

- Jose Ventura
552409

Albion Moving and Storage maintained excellent communication throughout the entire process. They kept us informed about the status of our move and were always available to answer any questions we had. Their responsiveness was much appreciated.

- Mary Sheets
146064

We decided to hire packers and movers to make our move less stressful. We got several quotes and Blvd Moving was the best one. The packers arrived on time and carefully and efficiently packed all our belongings. These guys didn't break anything and did an...

- Merlin Manson
148472

Wonderful move by these guys. This company was recommended to me by friends who had used them personally in the past, and I could not have been more pleased with their professional care and service. The three guys took care of my possessions and not a sin...

- Sandra Nelson
153317

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...

- Joe Redd
151796

I'm recommending BLVD Moving because they did a great job moving me. Reliable, on time, courteous, super hard-working, care for furniture while moving and very reasonably priced. Really made the day run smoothly!

- Gavin Smith
152029

This crew was super helpful, efficient and kind throughout my move-in process. His patience was stellar, and they were very quick with the handiwork. I was very happy I went with BLVD Moving. If you're looking for an easy relaxed moving, hire them!!!

- Gavin Watson

Everything You Need to Know About Oakland Moving Companies

Moving Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to movers available in Oakland?

If you’ve determined that moving services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to moving services, we can still help you find the right professional in Oakland.

Oakland has 50 mover professionals that can help you with your moving services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific movers-pros in Oakland.

How do I know that I found the right Mover in Oakland for my moving services project?

Finding the right mover for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Moving Services in Oakland so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right mover in Oakland:

  • Are they BBB accredited? 8 pros in Oakland are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 9 are A-rated in Oakland.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the mover that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple movers pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

How does invoicing/payment work for most Mover projects in Oakland?

Every project differs, but you should ask any mover for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any moving services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for movers to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your mover project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the mover to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All Moving Companies in Oakland, CA

Porch Pro Headshot C & A Moving
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(36)
"We offer a full range of professional moving services to help you receive the best move for the best price". "Our highly regarded professional moving services can help you address a wide variety of moving challenges. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you move"
"We offer a full range of professional moving services to help you receive the best move for the best price". "Our highly regarded professional moving services can help you address a wide variety of moving challenges. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you move"
Porch Pro Headshot San Yuan Moving
Movers
Serves Oakland, 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 Oakland, 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 Macy Movers, Inc.
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(144)
Porch Pro Headshot Samuel's Moving
Movers
Serves Oakland, 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 Jackson Construction
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(11)
Jackson Construction wishes to extend to you an invitation to do business with us. With so many companies out there, it may be difficult to choose a company you can rely on. We are here to create a solution for that problem. From a simple repair, to a complex project, we work with you every step of ...Read more about Jackson Construction
Jackson Construction wishes to extend to you an invitation to do business with us. With so many companies out there, it may be difficult to choose a company you can rely on. We are here to create a solution for that problem. From a simple repair, to a complex project, we work with you every step of ...Read more about Jackson Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Bharat Movers
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(17)
When it comes to Moving Company, Home Moves and Residential Moving, no one compares to Bharat Movers. With years of combined experience, Bharat Movers has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Fremont, Cupertino and San Jose and beyond. Visit our website to learn more. Or better yet, clic...Read more about Bharat Movers
When it comes to Moving Company, Home Moves and Residential Moving, no one compares to Bharat Movers. With years of combined experience, Bharat Movers has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Fremont, Cupertino and San Jose and beyond. Visit our website to learn more. Or better yet, clic...Read more about Bharat Movers
Porch Pro Headshot Tomcat Moving & Hauling
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
This is a small residential and commercial moving company. Right now I am only accepting one bedroom and smaller moves, all my helpers are experienced and speak English, I am on every move and am very demanding, everything is handled with the utmost care. Our service area is from Vallejo to Oaklan...Read more about Tomcat Moving & Hauling
This is a small residential and commercial moving company. Right now I am only accepting one bedroom and smaller moves, all my helpers are experienced and speak English, I am on every move and am very demanding, everything is handled with the utmost care. Our service area is from Vallejo to Oaklan...Read more about Tomcat Moving & Hauling
Porch Pro Headshot Gio and Jr's Moving Company
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
After working many years as a crew leader for a large moving company, owner, Gilbert Loza decided to start a company of his own. Gilbert realized he could bring the overhead down by keeping the operation small in order to give the client the best prices. Although we are a small family owned busine...Read more about Gio and Jr's Moving Company
After working many years as a crew leader for a large moving company, owner, Gilbert Loza decided to start a company of his own. Gilbert realized he could bring the overhead down by keeping the operation small in order to give the client the best prices. Although we are a small family owned busine...Read more about Gio and Jr's Moving Company
Porch Pro Headshot Burden Free Moving Company
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(79)
Porch Pro Headshot Jerry Bai's Real Estate Photography
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(3)
Porch Pro Headshot San Mateo Movers
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
(54)
Porch Pro Headshot Helpmovingtocalifornia.com
Movers
Serves Oakland, California
Need Help Moving Your Car Or Your Household Goods To California? California has it all - from beautiful beaches and surfing, to mountains and skiing, big cities, small towns and just about everything in between. There's countless reasons somebody might move to California from out of state, and if y...Read more about Helpmovingtocalifornia.com
Need Help Moving Your Car Or Your Household Goods To California? California has it all - from beautiful beaches and surfing, to mountains and skiing, big cities, small towns and just about everything in between. There's countless reasons somebody might move to California from out of state, and if y...Read more about Helpmovingtocalifornia.com
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Oakland, 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.

Latest projects near Oakland

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Oakland 94612
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Emeryville 94608
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small move
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Move from address
8 Captain Drive, E253, Emervyville, CA 94608
Move out date
Sun, Apr. 21, 2019
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4 Admiral Dr, Emeryville, CA 94608
Move in date
Sun, Apr. 28, 2019
Number of bedrooms
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Home square footage
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Castro Valley 94546
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2 bedroom house(in castro valley) and 1 bedroom apartment (in hayward) relocate in castro valley to 3 bedroom house
Oakland 94603
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Leaving an upstairs unit. Need boxes and large furniture moved.
Oakland 94603
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moving a 2bedroom house there will be no appliances
Oakland 94619
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Moving a Baldwin Upright piano from Oakland ( 1 flight up) to Foster City (1 flight up). May need some blankets to cover.
Oakland 94610
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