The Best Professional Movers in Sacramento

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SC Movers
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Piano moving
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Con Bullet Interstate moves
916 Movers Inc
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Office relocation
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
A Simple Way to Move
Our Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Furniture assembly
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Con Bullet Interstate moves

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 outside of California, we recommend these movers.
Best overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Full-service moves nationally & worldwide
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    One month of free storage
Best for up-front pricing
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Residential, corporate, & military relocation
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    Flat-rate pricing & price matching
Best for customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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    Personalized customer assistance
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    One of the largest moving networks
Best for customization
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    Great coverage and reliable claims process
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    Quality corporate relocation
Best moving containers
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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    1 container size
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    Long-distance service only

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.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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SC Movers
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Piano moving
- In-state moves
916-640-7193
916 Movers Inc
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
916-529-2409
A Simple Way to Move
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Furniture assembly
- In-state moves
916-218-9540
Sacramento Movers
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
916-550-9544
California Moving Systems
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- International moves
916-362-1515
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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

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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.