The Best Moving Companies in Sacramento

Whether you’re moving across town or cross country, we’ve found the best moving companies for you. We analyzed the services, customer reviews, and costs for more than 20 movers in Sacramento. These are our top picks.
Best long distance mover
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
Our Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for local moving
SC Movers
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for container moving
pods
PODS
Our Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
pro Container moves
con Customer loads container
Best for truck rental
penske
Penske
Our Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
pro DIY truck-rental moves
con Customer loads and drives truck

What type of moving company is right for you?

Professional movers
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option. Learn more.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost. Learn more.

Move truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot. Learn more.


The best long-distance movers in Sacramento

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re moving to a new home outside of California, we recommend these movers.
Best long-distance moving company
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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    30 days free storage
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    🔥15% senior discount
Best premium services
Best for customizable services
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    A la carte services
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    GPS tracking
Best customer reviews
safeway
Safeway Moving System
4 out of 5 stars
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    Charitable donations
Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Sacramento

If you’re moving to a new home in Sacramento or somewhere else in California, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
Learn More
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Piano moving
- In-state moves
916-640-7193
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
916-529-2409
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Furniture assembly
- In-state moves
916-218-9540
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
916-550-9544
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- International moves
916-362-1515

Best moving container companies in Sacramento

Move.org analyzed approximately 8,000 customer reviews and 300 quotes over 3 years to find the best moving container companies in the US.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
$1,370$4,300866-229-4120
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$1,940$4,240800-722-5728
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
$1,500$3,880888-947-7974
4 out of 5 stars
4
$1,870$5,030844-362-5303
3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9
$1,730$4,100800-468-4285

Best truck rental companies in Sacramento

Move.org researched services, gathered over 100 quotes, and interviewed customers to find the 5 best moving truck rental companies in the country.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$328$1,944844-847-9577
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$28$2,080800-462-8343
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$39$1,946800-468-4285
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$130N/A888-736-8387
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$324$2,337N/A
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What to know about moving in Sacramento

How much does it cost to live in Sacramento?

The average monthly living costs in Sacramento total $1,960,1 so Sacramento lands in the country’s top 20 cities with high living costs. This figure includes Sacramento’s median rent and the per-person costs for food, utilities, and vehicle fuel.

Though Sacramento’s living costs are so high compared to most of the country, they’re actually hundreds of dollars cheaper than living costs in other California cities like Irvine, San Francisco, and San Diego.

How much is rent in Sacramento?

In 2021, the average monthly rent for a single-bedroom apartment in Sacramento was $1,250.11.2 This is an 8.85% increase over the city’s 2020 rent average of $1,148.44. Even after this pricing spike, rent is still far cheaper in Sacramento than in notoriously expensive California cities like San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.

However, rent actually decreased by several percentage points in all three of those cities in the same period that Sacramento saw increases. So while rent is still more affordable in Sacramento at the moment, it could outpace those historically unaffordable cities at some point.

Learn more about these pricing trends by reading our report on rent increases across the country.

How much does it cost to hire local movers in Sacramento?

Hiring professional movers for a local move (a move of 100 miles or less) usually costs somewhere in the range of $550–$2,000, and it can actually cost more if you pay the movers to pack for you as well. If you want to hire professional movers but you also want to keep your moving costs down, here are a few tips for making your local move cheaper:

  • Do all the packing yourself.
  • Book your moving services as far in advance as possible.
  • Sell, throw away, or donate some household goods before getting a moving estimate.
  • Get estimates from multiple moving companies to find the cheapest movers near you.

To learn more about moving prices and saving money on your move, refer to our moving costs guide as well as our guide to how moving companies set prices.

Where can I donate household goods in Sacramento?

Like we said, donating some household goods before you move can help you save money. If you’ve got some stuff you no longer need that might be useful to someone else, consider taking it to one of these Sacramento donation centers:

When you donate, be sure to request a donation receipt to use on your taxes. That way, you’ll save money when you move and when you file your taxes next year!

Best local movers in Sacramento

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed March 8, 2022.
  2. Trevor Wheelright, “Where Did Rental Prices Increase and Decrease the Most in 2021?” December 2, 2021. Accessed March 8, 2022.
Joe Roberts
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Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over four years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.