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      If you’re one of the many military members, retirees or college students moving to San Diego every year, it’s essential to find a licensed and insured moving company you trust. This list of the best moving companies in San Diego provides a great starting point if you’re moving to, from or within the city.

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        How to find the best San Diego moving company

        When looking for a moving company in San Diego, start by considering the distance of your move — businesses that handle out-of-state relocations operate under different regulations than local movers. Other factors that weigh into the decision are your home size, the amount of belongings you’re moving, the type of items you’re moving and your budget.

        Before making a final decision on a San Diego moving company, check its license number with the California Public Utilities Commission. The U.S. Department of Transportation regulates interstate movers, and you can check a business’s registration on the department’s website.

        Moving services in San Diego

        Labor-only moves: If you’re working with a limited moving budget, hiring a company for a labor-only move is a smart option. You pack and unpack your belongs, and the movers load and unload the truck. Labor-only moves are less expensive than paying movers to drive the truck to your destination. Some labor-only movers also rent a truck and driver, which is less expensive than conventional or full-service moving services.

        Full-service moves: If you want the least amount of moving hassle, a full-service move is your best choice. Movers pack your belongings, wrap furniture and prepare items for loading. Moving companies typically offer packing supplies, such as boxes, tape and padding, when they provide packing services.

        Large and specialty item moves: If you have antiques, art, pool tables, pianos or other items that are bulky or fragile, hire a company that focuses on specialty moves. Some moving companies charge extra fees for this service, and not every company is equipped to handle all items. Having companies perform on-site estimates ensures the mover you hire is prepared to meet your needs.

        San Diego moving costs

        Companies that specialize in local moves typically charge an average hourly rate of $120 to $200. The average cost to move a three-bedroom, 1,500-square-foot home in San Diego is around $1,420 to $1,850.

        Long-distance moves are typically charged based on the distance of the move and the volume of the items being moved. Long-distance moves from San Diego to cities in the northern part of the state typically start at over $1,000, while large moves across the country can cost up to $20,000.

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        What affects moving costs in San Diego?

        Moving companies typically charge a travel fee, which is the time it takes for the truck to get from the company's location to your home. This increases the cost of moving for residents of San Diego’s more remote desert and mountain communities, such as Borrego Springs or Julian.

        Companies also charge shuttle fees if they’re unable to park their trucks near your home, which can raise the cost of moving to or from urban areas like North Park or neighborhoods with narrow streets, such as Point Loma. Additional stair fees or long-carry charges could apply for beachside homes with stairs or steep driveways, like Del Mar.

        What is the best time of year to move in San Diego?

        Summer is the busiest time for movers in the U.S., and May and August are especially busy in San Diego business as college students move to and from the area’s three major campuses: San Diego State, the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego. The most affordable months to move in San Diego are November and December.

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          San Diego moving company information

          Best Fit Movers

          Best Fit Movers provides local and long-distance moving for residential and commercial customers in San Diego. The company has experience moving military families and works with family members and caregivers to help relocate elderly loved ones. Best Fit Movers also offers short- and long-term storage solutions and provides discounted rates if you use its storage facilities.

          • Website: bestfitmovers.com
          • Service areas: San Diego County, including Chula Vista, Oceanside, Alpine and Ramona
          • Address: 8400 Miramar Road, #202A, San Diego, CA 92126
          • Phone Number: (858) 503-0003
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Sun: 8am - 6pm
          QShark Moving Company

          QShark Moving Company offers residential and commercial moving services in several California cities. The company also handles college student moving and furniture moving (including pianos). QShark Moving Company provides storage solutions and has home packing options. The business has no hidden fees or charges, and customers pay after the job is complete.

          • Website: qshark-moving.com/san-diego-movers
          • Service areas: San Diego, Irvine, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Orange County, Rancho Cucamonga, San Francisco and Sacramento with San Diego destination
          • Address: 5230 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121
          • Phone Number: (844) 642-6257
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Sun: 8am - 8pm
          Vector Moving and Storage

          Vector Moving offers three different choices for packing services: kitchen and furniture, furniture only or full packing. The company also provides a labor-only move option. For long-distance moves, customers can choose to have their possessions loaded in a trailer, container or a truck dedicated to their items.

          • Website: vectormoving.com
          • Service areas: San Diego, Temecula and Los Angeles
          • Address: 6920 Miramar Road, #305, San Diego, CA 92121
          • Phone Number: (844) 468-6683
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Sat: 7am - 7pm; Sun: 6am - 5pm
          Top Shelf Delivery

          Top Shelf Delivery specializes in moving high-value items, designer furniture, antiques and lighting fixtures. The company also provides local moving services for households. Additional services include box delivery, furniture disassembly and art delivery. Top Shelf’s movers always use protective materials to wrap furniture. The company provides a free in-home estimate.

          • Website: topshelfdeliveryandmoving.com
          • Service areas: Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe and San Diego County
          • Address: 1236 Activity Drive, Ste. C, Vista, CA 92081
          • Phone Number: (760) 758-0965
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 6am - 5pm
          Cube Moving and Storage

          Cube Moving and Storage provides full-service local and long-distance moving for residential and commercial San Diego customers. The company has no hidden fees and offers ongoing discounts and monthly specials. It doesn’t charge extra for last-minute moves or furniture disassembly and reassembly.

          • Website: cube-moving.com
          • Address: 8045 Raytheon Road, San Diego, CA 92111
          • Phone Number: (619) 366-9806
          • Hours of operation: 24/7
          Finch Moving

          Finch Movers provides full-service residential and commercial moving. Its employees can pack some or all of your belongings, and it handles both local and long-distance moving. The company provides a 5% discount for seniors, military personnel and college students. Pricing starts at $119 per hour for two movers and a truck with a three-hour minimum charge.

          • Website: finchmovingservices.com
          • Service areas: Greater San Diego
          • Address: 1080 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
          • Phone Number: (855) 969-6683
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Sun: 8am - 7pm
          Globe Moving Group

          Globe Moving Group offers moving services for homes, businesses and government buildings, including schools. It provides same-day or next-day pickup and delivery if you’re moving within a 500-mile radius. The company also handles specialty moving for large items.

          • Website: globe-moving.com
          • Address: 826 Glendale Ave., San Diego, CA 92102
          • Phone Number: (844) 734-5623
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Sun: 8am - 8pm
          Happy Home Movers

          Happy Home Movers provides local San Diego moves and long-distance moving services anywhere in the continental U.S. It offers free basic liability insurance for your belongings. The company handles pianos, pool tables and antiques. Special rates start at $89 per hour for two movers and services package. The services package includes packing and unpacking, disassembly/reassembly and use of wardrobe boxes and furniture blankets. No extra fees for stairs and elevators.

          • Website: happyhomemoving.com
          • Service areas: San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County
          • Address: 11185 Lee Way, Apt. 35208, San Diego, CA 92126
          • Phone Number: (888) 778-0805
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Sun: 8am - 9pm
          S & D Moving Company

          S & D Moving Company provides local moving services for residential and commercial San Diego customers. It offers free general liability insurance for all moves. Movers help disassemble and reassemble furniture or equipment. Prices start at $65 per hour for two movers.

          • Website: sdmovingcompany.com
          • Service areas: San Diego
          • Address: 3617 Bancroft Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977
          • Phone Number: (888) 684-0741
          We Like to Move It

          We Like to Move It provides local and long-distance moving services for San Diego customers. The company charges no mileage fee if the move is within a 20-mile radius of 92117. Packing services are also available.

          • Website: weliketomoveitsd.com
          • Service areas: San Diego
          • Address: 4901 Morena Blvd., Ste. 1102, San Diego, CA 92117
          • Phone Number: (619) 483-1505
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Sun: 7am - 10pm
          Gorilla Movers

          Gorilla Movers handles local moves for residential and commercial customers. The company offers free shrink wrap, wardrobe boxes and furniture pads. It also provides free basic valuation coverage and no extra charges for stairs and long carry.

          • Website: gorillamovers.com
          • Address: 7692 Trade St., San Diego, CA 92121
          • Phone Number: (619) 600-5000
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm
          24/7 Moving and Storage

          24/7 Moving and Storage provides local and long-distance moving services, packing and unpacking services and furniture assembly. The company also moves pianos and other bulky items. It offers free furniture padding and gives discounts for students, military personnel and seniors.

          • Website: www.wemove247.com
          • Address: 2622 Piantino Circle, San Diego, 92108
          • Phone Number: (619) 202-6777
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Sun: 8am - 8pm
          Rhino Moving

          Rhino Moving offers local and long-distance moving for corporate and residential customers in San Diego. Its full-service moves include packing and supplies. The company specializes in California relocations from San Diego to Los Angeles, Sacramento or San Francisco. It provides moving services for fragile or unusual items such as aquariums, plants and industrial equipment.

          • Website: rhinomovesyou.com
          • Service areas: Greater San Diego, Ramona, Temecula, Oceanside and Alpine
          • Address: 6160 Fairmount Ave., Ste. B, San Diego, CA 92120
          • Phone Number: (619) 867-0399
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Sat: 8am - 8pm; Sun: 8am - 5pm
          Move Central

          Move Central offers local and long-distance moving along with packing and storage services. Corporate clients can order custom boxes for office equipment, and movers help with workstation installation. The company provides free floor, door and furniture protection and has no overtime fees, stair fees or long carry charges.

          • Website: move-central.com
          • Address: 8963 Carroll Way, B1, San Diego, CA 92121
          • Phone Number: (858) 230-8281
          • Hours of operation: Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 4pm

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