The Best Professional Movers in Walnut Creek

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Quantum Moving
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Office relocation
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Con Bullet Interstate moves
Fairprice Movers Martinez
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Storage services
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
JC Express Movers, Inc.
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Storage services
Pro Bullet Office moves
Pro Bullet In-state moves

The best long-distance movers in Walnut Creek

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 Walnut Creek

If you’re moving to a new home in Walnut Creek or somewhere else in California, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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Quantum Moving
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
877-987-7333
Fairprice Movers Martinez
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
877-576-8882
JC Express Movers, Inc.
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- Office moves
- In-state moves
925-400-5886
Red Carpet Moving & Storage, Inc.
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
877-727-1399
680 Movers
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
925-639-9336
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What type of moving company is right for you?

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They handle it all.

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You load, they ship.

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What to know about moving in Walnut Creek

How much does a local mover cost in Walnut Creek?

Local moves—defined as moves under 100 miles—typically cost somewhere in the range of $550 to $2,000. The precise price for your local move will depend on several factors:

  • Distance
  • How much stuff you’re moving
  • Stairs to your old and new homes/apartments
  • How many hours your move takes
  • Any specialty services (packing, piano transport, etc.)

Because each of these factors will be totally unique to your situation, you should get a moving estimate before you start budgeting. That’s the only way to really know how much your move will cost ahead of time.

Check out our guide to moving costs to learn all you need to know about moving prices and how to make your move cheaper.

Should I tip my movers?

Tipping your moving crew is never required, but it is always appreciated. If the crew does a great job safely and quickly delivering all of your belongings, its polite to reward them for that excellent service like you would a great waiter or hairdresser.

Of course, exactly how much you should tip is a different question. The typical 20% rule for food service workers doesn’t always apply here since moves can cost thousands of dollars. Instead, tips along these lines would suffice:

  • $20 per crewmember for moves of 6 hours or less
  • $40 per crewmember for moves that take all day
  • $50–$60 per crewmember for especially long moves

Moving is already very expensive, though, so it’s understandable if you don’t have room in your budget for a monetary tip. If this is the case, you can also just tip your movers with pizza, sandwiches, drinks, or snacks.

Our guide to tipping your movers can help you determine exactly how much to tip and walk you through other non-monetary tipping options.

How much do homes cost in Walnut Creek?

Walnut Creek is part of the Oakland metro area where the median home value was $840,600 in 2021.1 This is one of the highest median home values in the country, and it makes this metro area one of the worst in the country for first-time homebuyers.

Unfortunately, home prices in California are only increasing. Between 2020 and 2021, the state’s average price for a single-family home increased by a staggering 15.4%.2 This makes California one of the states where home prices increased the most.

Where can you donate used items in Walnut Creek?

Taking your old furniture, clothes, and appliances to a donation center instead of paying your movers to transport them is one of the best ways to make your move cheaper. Here are a few of Walnut Creek’s donation centers:

Be aware that not all donation centers accept all donations. Before loading up your donation, check your chosen donation center’s website to ensure they’ll take what you’re getting rid of.

If you want to donate stuff without leaving your home, check out our list of charities that pick up donations.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. Accessed March 16, 2022.
  2. Trevor Wheelwright, “Here’s Where Home Prices Increased the Most in the Last Year,” August 2, 2021. Accessed March 16, 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.