It’s no secret – moving can get expensive. That’s particularly true when you’re moving in California.
That’s where we come in. In this post, we’ll explore 3 different ways to move locally within Roseville so you can compare options and save some cash.
Your Three Moving Options:
Hiring a Moving Company (most convenient & most expensive)
Rent a moving truck (most work, but least expensive)
Rent a portable container (ideal for storing items between move dates)
Note: Prices and options covered here only apply to local moves. Are you moving from out of state? In that case, check out the guide we’ve put together on relocating to Roseville. You’ll also probably want to look at the moving cost calculator for budgeting your move.
Alright, let’s get into moving options and prices.
Average price to hire a moving company in Roseville
Obviously, for the easiest option, you’ll want to hire a moving company. Remember though, this option costs the most money.
Let’s go over the average cost of hiring a moving company in Roseville.
|Home Size||# of Movers||Base Cost (2hrs)||Cost/Hour||# Hours||Avg. Total|
|Studio||2 movers||$280||$75/hr||3 hours||$355|
|1 Bedroom||2 movers||$280||$75/hr||4 hours||$430|
|2 Bedroom||3 movers||$350||$96/hr||6 hours||$734|
|3 Bedroom||4 movers||$438||$123/hr||7 hours||$1052|
|4 Bedroom||4 movers||$438||$123/hr||9 hours||$1298|
|5 Bedroom+||5 movers||$547||$157/hr||12 hours||$2120|
I have to emphasize here – these are just averages. Factors like move distance and load size, bulk, and shape can heavily impact the final costs.
For example, let’s say you need your movers to drag heavy boxes or furniture up multiple flights of stairs. In that case, be prepared to pay a little extra.
Also note, some landlords like to ask for copies of your mover’s insurance. Generally, this applies to buildings like high-rises and some managed apartment properties.
Be proactive here. If this even might apply to you, get the mover’s insurance ahead of time so you aren’t held up on move day.
For an alternative, if hiring a moving team feels too pricey, you could always handle the move yourself by renting a moving truck.
Average price to rent a moving truck in Roseville
Here’s where your potential for saving money really shines through. That is, if you don’t mind doing all the lifting.
Now, we’ll check out typical moving truck costs:
- Base Cost: $15 – $75 per day
- Mileage Fee: $0.59 – $0.1.15 per mile
- Fuel Cost: Dependent on driving distance.
- Truck Coverage: $15 – $70 based on coverage level
- Parking Permit (if necessary): $25 per day
- Equipment Costs (optional): Dolly, straps, blankets
For short, small moves: for example, a 15 mile or less move transporting the contents of a 1 bedroom apartment, plan on spending $40 – $75 to rent a moving truck.
For further, large moves: for example, a 4-5 bedroom’s worth of belongings, expect the price to run closer to $145 – $180.
Places to Rent a Truck in Roseville
- Budget Truck Rental Roseville
- Uhaul Roseville Market
- Penske Truck Rental Roseville
- Enterprise Truck Rental Sacramento
Finally, your last option: renting a moving container.
Average price to rent a moving container in Roseville
Heads up: These double as portable storage units during your move!
Don’t get too excited just yet, though. Due to issues parking containers in the street in Roseville, if you need longer than 3 days, plan to keep it parked in your driveway or stored at a facility.
You can find parking info for Roseville here.
Moving containers simplify moving. You order it, the company delivers the container, and you load it. After that, it’s stored until you’re ready and then it gets delivered for you!
Storage is obviously a major plus with this option. Containers come in handy if any unexpected delays pop up around move day.
Let’s dig into the average price of a moving container:
- Storage Fee: $110 – $399 per 30 days
- Initial Delivery: $75 – $165
- Final Delivery Fee: $75 – $165
- Damage Coverage: $10 – $495 based on coverage level
- Parking Permit (if necessary): $35 per day
- Door Lock (if necessary): $0 – $20
- Equipment Costs (if necessary: Dolly, straps, blankets (optional)
Storing in a container sized for a 1 bedroom apartment will cost you about $300 door-to-door. Note: labor’s not included.
A single large container stores about 3 room’s worth of stuff. Each additional container you need basically doubles the price.
Options for renting a moving container in Roseville
- PODS Roseville
- 1-800-PACK-RAT Sacramento
- UHaul UBox Roseville
- SmartBox of Sacramento
- Units Sacramento
More info on storage containers.