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9. Movegreen
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Local Moving (under 50 miles), Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting, Long Distance Moving

  • Serves Santa Barbara, CA
Movegreen is a professional moving and storage company that has been serving Southern California residents for over a decade. From our humble roots as a small start-up to the award-winning enterprise we’ve become today, Movegreen continues to innovate the moving and storage industry. With locations in Santa Barbara, Ventura County, and Orange County we provide local and Long distance relocation service to our clients throughout Southern California. At Movegreen, our mission is clear: to become your exclusive mover of choice. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, so we are committed to providing you with unbeatable customer service and a process that is customized to meet every detail of your move. Whether you have a large-scale commercial project, a move across town, or your moving long distance, Movegreen offers a variety of helpful options to make the entire experience less stressful for you. Movegreen believes the grass is greener on our side and we proudly utilize eco-conscious practices and sustainable materials. We’re committed to being an environmentally responsible company. As one of the few eco-friendly moving companies in the nation, Movegreen keeps sustainability at the forefront by taking a greener approach to everything we do. From hybrid company cars to paperless receipts and even planting trees for every move, we are committed to conserving our environment. In short, we are a company invested in leaving the world a better place for future generations just as much as we are invested in our customers. That’s why we’re the proud recipients of over 30 awards recognizing our environmental efforts and top-notch customer service.See more
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Movegreen is a professional moving and storage company that has been serving Southern California residents for over a decade. From our humble roots as a small start-up to the award-winning enterprise we’ve become today, Movegreen continues to innovate the moving and storage industry. With locations in Santa Barbara, Ventura County, and Orange County we provide local and Long distance relocation service to our clients throughout Southern California. At Movegreen, our mission is clear: to become your exclusive mover of choice. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, so we are committed to providing you with unbeatable customer service and a process that is customized to meet every detail of your move. Whether you have a large-scale commercial project, a move across town, or your moving long distance, Movegreen offers a variety of helpful options to make the entire experience less stressful for you. Movegreen believes the grass is greener on our side and we proudly utilize eco-conscious practices and sustainable materials. We’re committed to being an environmentally responsible company. As one of the few eco-friendly moving companies in the nation, Movegreen keeps sustainability at the forefront by taking a greener approach to everything we do. From hybrid company cars to paperless receipts and even planting trees for every move, we are committed to conserving our environment. In short, we are a company invested in leaving the world a better place for future generations just as much as we are invested in our customers. That’s why we’re the proud recipients of over 30 awards recognizing our environmental efforts and top-notch customer service.

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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

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 is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.

 

 

How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for Santa Barbara movers
Marvin M.
I Need To Be Moved (also know as Mike & Shaw Packing & Moving) moved me from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas. They were prompt, professional, helpful and very reasonably priced. I would gladly use them again if I need to move and I highly recommend them.
I Need To Be Moved™I Need To Be Moved™
Michelle B.
Moving was quick and easy, but our sofa was broken in the moving process and the legs are missing! We suspect they were taken by one of the movers as all legs were on when they went into the truck and the truck was not tampered with in transit nor was anything else broken or missing.
Matt’s movingMatt’s moving
Johanna D.
Hiring these guys made my moving experience so much easier than it would have been if I did it myself. They were quick and very nice to work with. I will definitely hire these again the next time I’m moving!
Matt’s movingMatt’s moving
Amy H.
West Coast Movers were great. JC and His crew were always in touch with me before the big day. Letting me know when they would arrive. Very professional when they came to move my stuff and so quickly. These guys knew what they were doing and didn't waste my time. Good and trusting guys to hire for a move and terrific rates! Thanks JC. I would hire you again, hopefully not very soon but i will refer you to any friends or anyone looking for a trustworthy moving company.Thanks again. Amy
LOPEZ HOME REMODELING&REPAIRSLOPEZ HOME REMODELING&REPAIRS
Melody H.
Conrad runs a tight ship. The moving crew both days worked efficiently. They were friendly, but professional.
Conrad's Hauling, Delivery & Moving ServiceConrad's Hauling, Delivery & Moving Service
Ryan H.
Reached out to Man and a Van the night before my move, and they responded within a half hour saying they would be able to help out. The start time of the move changed a few times because of travel, but they were super accommodating. Showed up right on time and got right to business! Highly recommend.
MAN AND A VAN  Moving HelpMAN AND A VAN Moving Help
Sierra S.
Great job! Helped me move my whole apartment in 2 hours. Very friendly and sweet and professional.
MAN AND A VAN  Moving HelpMAN AND A VAN Moving Help
Katherine S.
Efficient and professional. The best move I have ever had! Thank you! Performed to estimate. Extremely professional.
Aussie Moving IncAussie Moving Inc
Augustin K.
JC is really nice guy. The customer service was great. The first mover I contacted showed up with a pick up truck and said he couldn't do the job. Therefore I was left a terrible pickle. So I went back to Thumbtack and called JC. Luckily he was coming back from LA and agreed to meet me in Goleta. The move was very efficient. I wish everything got into the truck but all the big and heavy furniture items were moved. JC and his guys took great care of our stuff. They also unloaded each item in the room that we requested. Overall we were very happy with our experience with West Coast Movers. That is why I give them five stars and would recommend them to my friends.
LOPEZ HOME REMODELING&REPAIRSLOPEZ HOME REMODELING&REPAIRS
Marina T.
Received outreach from Man and a Van very quickly after posting that I needed help moving out of my apartment. The team was punctual and were able to get two couches out of a our front door and carry it through a tiny hallway in just 10 minutes. Super worth it and highly recommend if you need help moving!
MAN AND A VAN  Moving HelpMAN AND A VAN Moving Help
Julie N.
Do not use this company. They showed up 90 minutes late, walked in my house and asked to use my supplies to pack my TV and paintings, did not provide me the required documentation (per law) but asked me to sign that I was provided the documentation, and started moving items before I signed any paperwork. Absolute nightmare experience. Now I can’t move on my only day off work and it’s going to cost me a tremendous amount of money. I asked for extra insurance and was told by the owner that the company was closed and he would see if he could look up some tables. Owner offered to move me alone 4-5 hours later, which would be in the middle of LA traffic. Find someone else. UPDATE: I am updating my review from one star to three stars. The owner of the company and his business partner contacted me and were extremely apologetic and tried to make it right. They came and did my move themselves. Yes, it was 6 hours later than I had scheduled and it was a pretty unpleasant experience in the morning, but I have to give the owners credit for trying to make it right. And, they completed my move and everything was in great condition. While I can’t recommend the original moving men, I can say if you book the owners, they were pretty great.
Top Notch Transportation LLCTop Notch Transportation LLC
Joy O.
Ivan and the team worked very hard to get my local move done as quickly as possibly, even working late to fit in two trips
Matt’s movingMatt’s moving
Kara G.
They did a great job moving our belongings. Took great care of our expensive pieces. I would definitely hire them again in the future. Thank you!
Haze Moving &HaulingHaze Moving &Hauling
Gary O.
Arrived on time to move Mobile Home furniture into a U-Haul truck. Prompt - Careful - Efficient - Followed my directions - what else can I say - except I " Would" hire them again. Excellent service!!
Matt’s movingMatt’s moving
Susan B.
Conrad & Doug did an OUTSTANDING job for me! I would highly recommend Conrad's Hauling, Delivery & Moving Service! From the initial contact, to the delivery of my items at my storage unit, Conrad was professional and efficient. My experience was wonderful, and I won't hesitate to use Conrad again!!!
Conrad's Hauling, Delivery & Moving ServiceConrad's Hauling, Delivery & Moving Service
Scott F.
Mario and team came in on very short notice and helped us move our way overloaded 2b/2b/2 garage unit - without a single item damaged. The care they showed to packing and storing our belongings was unreal, and it couldn't have gone more smoothly - thank you so much!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Mary M.
West Coast Movers were an excellent find! They arrived on time, in professional attire, with GREAT attitudes. They really hustled to get all of my items on the U-Haul truck that I rented (which I was afraid was too small!), and they managed to neatly and carefully place all of the items in the truck. They even wrapped some of the more fragile pieces, something that I didn't expect them to do! They were an absolute Godsend to help me on my way! I would recommend them to anyone!
LOPEZ HOME REMODELING&REPAIRSLOPEZ HOME REMODELING&REPAIRS
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