Top 10 Moving Companies in Oceanside, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Michaelson Moving Company
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
(437)
We are a local Family owned and operated Moving Business. We specialize in small local moves of 1 item to a truckload, Within same building moves, POD and Moving Truck loading and unloading, Heavy Item moves, Storage unit consolidation and expansion and even junk removals. No minimum and we will n...Read more about Michaelson Moving Company
We are a local Family owned and operated Moving Business. We specialize in small local moves of 1 item to a truckload, Within same building moves, POD and Moving Truck loading and unloading, Heavy Item moves, Storage unit consolidation and expansion and even junk removals. No minimum and we will n...Read more about Michaelson Moving Company
Porch Pro Headshot GT Locksmith
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
(353)
24/7 lockout and car keys make, lock change and rekey
24/7 lockout and car keys make, lock change and rekey
Porch Pro Headshot Dude I need a Truck
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
(84)
Moving stuff sucks! Yet all of us has had to move something too big to fit into our car at some point throughout our busy lives! We call this a "micro-move". Solution? We borrow a friend’s truck, but that’s a nuisance. We go to u-Haul, but that's expensive and frustrating. DUDE is a mobile app ...Read more about Dude I need a Truck
Moving stuff sucks! Yet all of us has had to move something too big to fit into our car at some point throughout our busy lives! We call this a "micro-move". Solution? We borrow a friend’s truck, but that’s a nuisance. We go to u-Haul, but that's expensive and frustrating. DUDE is a mobile app ...Read more about Dude I need a Truck
Porch Pro Headshot UpLoad Moving Systems
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
(122)
"Use Upload Moving Systems to move from Downtown San Diego to Carlsbad, We had 2 movers one was Miguel and don't remember the name of another guy, they were there polite, fast and professional , i wold not hesitate to recommend this Moving Company to all my friends and relatives. Outstanding Moving ...Read more about UpLoad Moving Systems
"Use Upload Moving Systems to move from Downtown San Diego to Carlsbad, We had 2 movers one was Miguel and don't remember the name of another guy, they were there polite, fast and professional , i wold not hesitate to recommend this Moving Company to all my friends and relatives. Outstanding Moving ...Read more about UpLoad Moving Systems
Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
We are professional movers dedicated to improving the moving industry. We are based in Minnesota providing local moving, long distance moving, and professional moving labor. Need Moving Labor Help In Another State? We cover 48 states when it comes to loading and unloading your truck rental, portab...Read more about New Home Casa Nueva Movers
We are professional movers dedicated to improving the moving industry. We are based in Minnesota providing local moving, long distance moving, and professional moving labor. Need Moving Labor Help In Another State? We cover 48 states when it comes to loading and unloading your truck rental, portab...Read more about New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Porch Pro Headshot San Diego Strong Hauling.
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
(4)
If you need local moving services near San Diego, CA, 92126, do not hesitate to call My Local Moving San Diego at (858) 360-0694. Make the right move by choosing our professionals. We are a family owned and operated moving business in San Diego, CA. "Let our family take care of your family!!". Our s...Read more about San Diego Strong Hauling.
If you need local moving services near San Diego, CA, 92126, do not hesitate to call My Local Moving San Diego at (858) 360-0694. Make the right move by choosing our professionals. We are a family owned and operated moving business in San Diego, CA. "Let our family take care of your family!!". Our s...Read more about San Diego Strong Hauling.
Porch Pro Headshot KC REMOVAL SERVICES
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
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Kc Removal Services Tel-424-652-0896 Email-Kcfaber2012@gmail.com Hi my name is Mr Faber owner of Kc Removal Services , we are a friendly neighborhood business I maintain a small moving company, my company provides moving/haul away anything you can think of, around Los Angeles County and ot...Read more about KC REMOVAL SERVICES
Kc Removal Services Tel-424-652-0896 Email-Kcfaber2012@gmail.com Hi my name is Mr Faber owner of Kc Removal Services , we are a friendly neighborhood business I maintain a small moving company, my company provides moving/haul away anything you can think of, around Los Angeles County and ot...Read more about KC REMOVAL SERVICES
Porch Pro Headshot Moving Movers Riverside
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
(57)
Moving Movers Riverside is a full service relocation specialist. From packing your first box to unloading your last, Moving Movers Riverside gets it done fast. Family owned and operated. Licensed and insured. Short notice specialists. Give us a call, you will be happy you did.
Moving Movers Riverside is a full service relocation specialist. From packing your first box to unloading your last, Moving Movers Riverside gets it done fast. Family owned and operated. Licensed and insured. Short notice specialists. Give us a call, you will be happy you did.
Porch Pro Headshot Austyn's Construction and Handyman Services
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
Hello, My name is Austyn. Austyn's Construction and Handyman Services provides but is not limited to the services as follows; Carpentry (including ground up framing, fascia repair, termite repair water damage repair, deck building and room additions). Drywall, metal/masonry work, general labor, f...Read more about Austyn's Construction and Handyman Services
Hello, My name is Austyn. Austyn's Construction and Handyman Services provides but is not limited to the services as follows; Carpentry (including ground up framing, fascia repair, termite repair water damage repair, deck building and room additions). Drywall, metal/masonry work, general labor, f...Read more about Austyn's Construction and Handyman Services
Porch Pro Headshot Priority Moving Temecula
Movers
Serves Oceanside, California
Priority Moving Temecula is a moving company in Temecula, California that offers a variety of moving services to those who are moving in and out of Temecula. Services include Local Moving, International Moving, Corporate Relocation, and Long Distance Moving. Priority Moving Temecula also offers Smal...Read more about Priority Moving Temecula
Priority Moving Temecula is a moving company in Temecula, California that offers a variety of moving services to those who are moving in and out of Temecula. Services include Local Moving, International Moving, Corporate Relocation, and Long Distance Moving. Priority Moving Temecula also offers Smal...Read more about Priority Moving Temecula

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 Oceanside Movers

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I very satisfied with GT Locksmith after been waiting to another locksmith 2 hours i called this company and the response was extremely fast ! Open my home in 10 minutes thanks GT

- Jesus Herera
95655

Great customer service! Best locksmith in town

- Davin Winters
93605

Made me a key to my pickup truck 89' Toyota decoding the lock an d cut new key very impressive and professional

- Steve Mendez
120839

Outstanding customer service and offering a real 24/7 Locksmith was able to come at midnight to unlock my home thanks GT Locksmith

- Steve Mendez
93585

Called at midnight I've got locked out of my home since I lost my keys . They arrived fast open the home and replaced the locks thanks GT!

- Mike Muler
93587

outstanding customer service! very polite and get the job right on time

- jhoni shaab
93552

Best locksmith ever ! They made me a key to my car Nissan Sentra 12' for reasonable price!! I'll use them again

- Steve Mendez
93551

Great customer service I called last week for service to open my office the locksmith came fast and the job done right in 20 minutes very recommended

- Lisa Shabo
94476

this company save my day ! after wait t another locksmith 2 hours i called GT Locksmith after 25 minutes of waiting they came and open my office in a minute thanks highly recommended !!

- terisha tyler
101237

KC Removal Services did a fantastic job of moving my dad into his new home. In addition to moving his household, they even haul away the old stuff he didn't need in the new apartment. I highly recommend them.

- Tanya Williams
86894

Kevin and his assistant were amazing! They had our queen bed frame and mattress moved to another room in our apartment in less than 15 minutes. They are friendly, professional and I highly recommend them! Thanks guys!

- Susan Feldman
186133

You could not ask for better movers! Jonathan and Amir were friendly, fast, professional, and caring with all of our belongings. I cannot give Michael and his son enough thanks for taking care of me and my families belongings for the last TWO YEARS. They...

- Nicole Crosby

Everything You Need to Know About Oceanside Moving Companies

Who are the best Movers in Oceanside?

We've found 50 mover providers that are available to you in Oceanside. On average, these have a 1.00 star rating, based on 1 customer reviews.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some mover professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your moving services work than others. Talk to multiple movers before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for moving services work in Oceanside, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Coast Movers
    • Location: Oceanside
  • Truck Easy
    • Location: Oceanside
  • Einstein Movers
    • Location: Oceanside

How many movers does Oceanside have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Oceanside to help you with your next moving services job.

  • 6 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.
  • mover companies in Oceanside have an average rating of 1.00/5.

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

    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 Oceanside, CA

    Porch Pro Headshot Helping Hands
    Movers
    Serves Oceanside, California
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    Porch Pro Headshot PRO&NICE MOVING AND STORAGE
    Movers
    Serves Oceanside, California
    Pro&nice Moving & storage. Always working to move the world.
    Pro&nice Moving & storage. Always working to move the world.
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    Serves Oceanside, California
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    Movers
    Serves Oceanside, California
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    Serves Oceanside, California
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    Porch Pro Headshot Giant Monkey Movers
    Movers
    Serves Oceanside, California
    Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
    Movers
    Serves Oceanside, California
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    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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