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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do movers cost in San Francisco?

You might pay between approximately $80 to $140 for the top movers in San Francisco. However, your actual costs might be more (or less), depending on a few factors: where you’re moving to, how much stuff you need to move, how many movers you need to hire and the time of year.

How do I choose the best moving company in San Francisco?

Always read moving company reviews, and collect estimates to find the best movers in San Francisco. Moving companies in California are required to be licensed. According to the Office of the Attorney General, moving companies are required to be registered with either the California Public Utilities Commission or the U.S. Department of Transportation. You can find more tips on how to hire movers in Thumbtack’s smart hiring guide and look for the Top Pro badge to identify the best professionals near you.

Where can I rent a moving truck in San Francisco?

There are several moving truck rental companies located in the San Francisco area. But if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of renting your own truck, keep in mind that many moving companies in San Francisco provide their own trucks when helping you move. Depending on your situation, it might save you time (and money) to hire movers rather than move everything by yourself. 

Where can I get moving boxes in San Francisco?

Many businesses have moving boxes available for free pickup as long as you phone ahead. Check with your local pharmacy, grocery store, liquor store and bars for free moving boxes in San Francisco. Some people post their boxes for free on online bulletin boards once they’re done with the move. Of course, you can always shop at hardware stores for quality boxes or ask movers in San Francisco if they have boxes for sale. 

Do I need a parking permit for my moving truck in San Francisco?

Because of the limited amount of parking on the city’s steep and twisting streets, it’s highly recommended that you consider getting a parking permit for your move. A San Francisco parking permit can provide you with temporary no-parking signs to reserve space on the street for your truck. Contact your moving company beforehand to find out the size of the moving truck and how many spaces you will need.

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Reviews for San Francisco movers
Jack L.
DDT Moving was perfect for my move. They were prompt, friendly, and moved very fast. We got my entire move down in 2.5 hrs. I would use DDT again for my next move.
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Thumbtack Customer
Two friends movers were responsive leading up to move; movers arrived early and worked carefully and efficiently.
Thumbtack Customer
JP Moving quickly and professionally moved my furniture and additional boxes. The movers were friendly and responsive throughout the process.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Terran L.
Larro's moving service was a great experience! They arrived in the early part of the moving window and finish our move-out within an hour and a half. After my move-in had a problem with insurance (of my fault for having incorrect paperwork) Larro's office fixed it on-the-fly and within 30 minutes we were back to moving in again. I would highly recommend Larro's moving service to anyone moving!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Miles C.
Ddt delivery and moving services was responsive before and during the move. They arrived 15 minutes prior to their start time and were swift & professional throughout the move. Highly recommend using them for moving!
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Daphne S.
He was polite, helpful, and moved the items carefully that needed to be moved.
Jonathan W.
Califast made a 3 bedroom move as stress free as possible. The two movers were extremely professional and prepared to move furniture and loose items. Much appreciated, would hire for my next move!
Sushil K.
They moved for my move to the new apartment. Was really smooth. Can't complain.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Alyssa M.
I've hired Two Friends Movers for 2 moves — great service!
Yi Y.
The movers were very friendly and moves my things s expected.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Jacqueline W.
Great moving experience. Movers were polite and worked very efficiently.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Melissa M.
They arrived early, moved things quickly, and finished in the time expected. Great movers!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
By far the best moving experience I have ever had!! Santos and his team treated everything with great care-as if it was there own move. They were fast, courteous, on time and just great!! 5 stars isn't enough! If I have to move again, it is Two Friends Movers. Your move will be stress free with them!
Olivia P.
The movers were careful to wrap up and move fragile items. They worked efficiently.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Alex P.
Larro's Moving Services did a fantastic job with my move. The three movers who showed up were friendly, professional, efficient, and communicative. They really made my move easy and I would definitely hire them again!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Dylan J.
The movers showed up on time, and moved everything carefully and efficiently within the afternoon.
Thumbtack Customer
Great company overall! Santos was very responsive before moving day on when they would be arriving. My movers were amazing! I was impressed at their strength and how speedy they moved. Would definitely recommend if you are doing a short distance move!
Riley A.
Jose and Miguel were amazing!! And they worked their butt off getting our move done as quick as they can! Absolutely, recommend! We move a lot and have always had terrible experiences with movers, but this move was by far the easiest, stress free, and fastest!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Poojitha P.
Traust moving scheduled a time for me after my initial plans with another mover fell through. Traust movers called me promptly 30 mins before the scheduled time. They moved all my furniture. They are responsive, efficient, and quick. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning to hire movers.
Traust Moving Local & Long Distance MovesTraust Moving Local & Long Distance Moves
Eric F.
Daniel and Uber handled my move with utmost professionalism and care for my apartment and belongings, all while completing both the move-out and move-in in record time, despite the fact that the move-in was up several flights of stairs. I will be hiring them again for any future moving needs. I recommend anyone reading this do the same.
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Jonathan L.
Really fast and efficient movers. Easy to coordinate with and schedule, and super friendly during the move.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Darvish K.
The movers showed up on time and were extremely efficient. They navigated the whole move between two apartments with no elevators with ease, and got us moved in sooner than expected!
Tony's moversTony's movers
Gwen R.
I’ve worked with a few moving companies and this was by far my best experience moving. The movers treated all my belongings with care (not a single thing was damaged) and moved them from a third floor apartment to another third floor apartment quickly and efficiently. They were professional and communicative all along the way. I highly recommend Larro’s Moving Service!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Mike R.
Larro's did a great move for me. There were some last minute asks on my side to move the time of the move, and I really appreciated Larro's flexibility. Thank you!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Melissa C.
Wonderful moving experience! This was my first time moving and I was very nervous about the move, especially since I didn't manage to get a parking permit in time to secure a parking spot in front of my building. The movers were extremely professional: found valid parking, worked efficiently, took ample care to make sure not to scratch the furniture / walls while moving, and assembled my furniture with ease at my new apartment. I would recommend Larro's moving services to anyone who's looking to move in the SF area.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
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