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If you're moving to, from, or within the city of Redwood City, California, consider using a professional moving company to help. Plus, Redwood City's sometimes uncomfortable temperatures can add more stress to your move. Below, we've compiled a list of the best local and long-distance moving companies in the city of Redwood City.

These are our picks for the top moving companies in Redwood City for local and long-distance relocations.

Top Pick
IVL logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Best Overall
  • Full-Service Mover
  • Worldwide Availability
Most Experienced Mover
American Van Lines logo
4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Experienced Crews
  • Binding Estimates
  • Price-Matching Policy
Most Customer-Oriented
Safeway Moving logo
4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • No-fuss estimates
  • Nationwide moves
  • Donates to St Jude Children's Research Hospital

10 Best Moving Companies in Redwood City

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

Top Rated Provider
ML Movers Logo
Top Rated

ML Movers

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 40 reviews


834 Willow St, Redwood City, CA 94063

(650) 780-9695

mlmovers.com
CEO Moving Logo

CEO Moving

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 75 reviews


645 Old County Rd Apt 113, Belmont, CA 94002

(650) 477-8736

www.ceomoving.com
FairPrice Movers Menlo Park Logo

FairPrice Movers Menlo Park

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 22 reviews


810 Coleman Ave #19, Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 398-0055

fairpricemovers.com/menlo-park-movers
The Flying House Moving Services Logo

The Flying House Moving Services

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 191 reviews


1015 Foster City Blvd apt D, Foster City, CA 94404

(415) 741-1777

www.tfhmoving.com
101 Bay Area Movers Logo

101 Bay Area Movers

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 29 reviews


754 Bounty Dr, Foster City, CA 94404

(415) 347-3266

101bayareamovers.com
IMOVING LLC Logo

IMOVING LLC

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 75 reviews


1160 Chess Dr STE 6, Foster City, CA 94404

(415) 678-8794

imovingllc.com
California Loyal Movers Logo

California Loyal Movers

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 63 reviews


999 Commercial St #206, Palo Alto, CA 94303

(888) 768-2224

www.google.com/maps/dir//California+L...
Nice Bay Movers Logo

Nice Bay Movers

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 89 reviews


533 Airport Blvd. #400, Burlingame, CA 94010

(650) 488-8555

nicebaymovers.com

Ian's Movers

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 51 reviews


827 El Camino Real #3, Burlingame, CA 94010

(415) 738-7701

iansmovers.com

Wally's Moving & Junk Removal Services

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 147 reviews


119 N Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 766-2811

www.movingcompanyinsanmateo.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Movee Me

    4.6/ 5

    338 Highland Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

    (415) 699-6883

  • Two Friends Movers

    4.5/ 5

    834 Willow St, North Fair Oaks, CA 94063

    (650) 561-5233

  • Aarons Moving | Packing & Moving Services

    4.5/ 5

    3551 Haven Ave Ste - V, Menlo Park, CA 94025

    (408) 400-3166

  • Metropolitan Van & Storage

    4.3/ 5

    2195 Leghorn St, Mountain View, CA 94043

    (650) 227-4515

Facts about Redwood City

  • Population:
    81,522
  • Median Age:
    39 years
  • Median Rent:
    $3,702
  • Median House Value:
    $3,396,049
  • Cost Of Living Percentile:
    100%
  • Median Income:
    $145,620

How to Choose the Best Local Mover in Redwood City

Consider each moving company's services, customer reviews, licensing, and cost before deciding.

Determine Your Budget

According to our research, Redwood City moving companies charge $122 per hour on average. The average cost overall is $4,520 for two-bedroom homes. Your home size, move date, move distance, and any additional services you need will determine your actual cost.

Consider getting quotes from a minimum of three movers in your area to make an informed choice. Written estimates are essential in this process. They should have a total cost breakdown, covering the hourly rate or flat fee. Comparing the estimate provided by your mover to the final cost after your move helps ensure fair pricing.

Read Customer Reviews

Solid customer feedback is essential for all moving companies. You can find moving companies that provide good customer service by reading reviews on platforms like social media, Google Reviews, Trustpilot, the Better Business Bureau, and Yelp.

Ensure Proper Licensing

Moving companies in Redwood City must follow different licensing requirements depending on their service area. If you are moving from one California city to another, choose a company that carries a California Bureau of Household Goods and Services license. You can verify a company's local license using the Transportation Carriers Lookup tool.

If you're moving to or from another state, the regulations are different. Choose a company licensed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It should also carry active United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Motor Carrier (MC) numbers, which you can use on the FMCSA’s mover registration search tool to check a mover’s registration status and complaint history.

Services

Assess whether the mover provides the services you need during the quote process. Take inventory of your belongings before getting quotes and document any additional services that you may need to ensure accurate pricing. Share any specific requirements or unique circumstances with your moving company representative in order to determine if the company can fulfill your particular needs.

Types of Moving Services

A full-service mover includes these services for standard moves:

  • Basic wrapping materials for furniture protection
  • Loading and unloading
  • Released liability coverage for loss or damage

If you need special services from your moving company, inform them of these during the quote process. Services that can lead to higher pricing are:

  • Crating for art or antiques
  • Extra flights of stairs
  • Long carries
  • Packing
  • Piano moving
  • Storage
  • Unpacking
  • Vehicle shipping

Tips To Consider When Moving in Redwood City, CA

Keep the following in mind before moving to, from, or within Redwood City.

Schedule an Early Move

Redwood City sees its fair share of traffic, and navigating this can be more difficult in a moving truck. Being stuck in traffic during your move can lead to delays and significantly impact your budget since local movers charge by the hour. Planning your move for the early morning ensures that your movers arrive before traffic peaks and head to your new home in the afternoon when traffic is limited.

Avoid Busy Season

The busiest time for movers—between May and September—coincides with Redwood City's hot weather. This can adversely affect your move if you start your search too late and can't find a moving company with availability. By planning and booking at least eight weeks before your move, you should be able to lock in your desired moving company. However, keep in mind the possibility that the hot weather could make the move more difficult for your movers.

Pack in Advance

You should begin packing around six weeks in advance. Pack a few boxes every day to avoid rushing on the day of your move. Your movers may have a few extra boxes with them for last-minute packing, but you shouldn’t count on it. Most moving companies won't move items that haven't been packed by the scheduled moving time.

How Much do Movers Cost in Redwood City, CA

Movers in Redwood City cost $2,737 on average for moves less than 250 miles. It can cost up to $8,378 to move a larger 4 bedroom house the same distance. See the chart below for more moving estimates, and contact a moving company for a more accurate quote specific to your situation.

DistanceStudio-1 Bedroom2-3 Bedroom4+ Bedroom
Less than 250 miles$2,737$3,643$8,378
250-999 miles$3,356$4,328$11,735
1,000-2,499 miles$3,409$4,909$12,617
2,500+ miles$3,413$6,002$14,814

Frequently Asked Questions about Moving in Redwood City

Moving Data Sources

CDC Wonder

U.S. Census

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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