The Best Movers in Oakland 2022

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Jay's Small Moves Get A Quote      
4.34 overall rating

Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed a rigorous review process to identify the absolute best moving companies. We look at:

Customer satisfaction (40%): The company consistently delivers services in a timely matter with good communication and within the estimated cost.

Dispute resolution (20%): Mistakes cannot be avoided in the moving industry. We look for companies that own their mistakes and make genuine efforts to fix any issues that arise during a move.

Industry reputation (15%): The company is well regarded within the moving industry and participates in industry conferences and organizations.

Online reputation (15%): The company maintains a professional website with accurate information. The company promptly and professionally responds to online customer inquiries.

Service options (10%): We look for companies with a deep breadth of services including full packing, storage, specialty item handling, expedited delivery, and more.


Jay's Small Moves

moveBuddha Score 4.34      

Years in Business:  15

2525 Mandela Parkway,
Oakland, CA 94607,
Visit Website (510) 501-5800

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by credit card

Alternative Business Names

  • Jays Small Moves

Average moving company cost in Oakland

The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within the Oakland area and its surrounding suburbs. Or check out our post on the cost to move in Oakland for more pricing info.

Keep in mind the price ranges listed are only averages. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the specific requirements of your move.

You can also check out our moving cost calculator for more accurate moving cost estimates.

Home Size Avg. Total Cost Cost/hour # of Movers # Hours
Studio $487 $206 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $693 $206 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $1,145 $288 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $2,699 $403 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $3,102 $403 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $4,801 $565 5 movers 10 hours

Things to keep in mind for your Oakland move

  • Parking Permits: Visitor Permits (1-day and 2-week temporary permits for visitors) Residents may purchase temporary permits for visitors. Visitor permits are hanging permits valid for one day or two weeks. A resident may purchase up to five of both on any calendar day.
  • State Licensing: When contacting a local moving company for an estimate in California, make sure each has a “T Number” issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CAPUC). Moving companies with valid T Numbers have met state requirements for insurance, safety, and financial stability and have passed criminal clearance checks conducted by the California Department of Justice.

FAQs for Oakland movers

How do I find a reputable Oakland mover?

There are many things you should look for in a mover to ensure they’re reputable such as:

  • A good reputation: Whether they’re a new family-owned business or a large van lines company with years of experience, a good reputation is absolutely essential.
  • Dispute resolution: If the mover has many unresolved customer complaints, steer clear. All movers will eventually have some mishaps, but it’s the handling of these moments that show the company’s true colors.
  • Experience for your move: Even a professional mover with amazing reviews for local moves may struggle to handle a cross-country move. Make sure the company has adequate experience for your particular needs.

Fortunately, the Oakland movers on this list all pass this checklist with flying colors and have been hand selected by our experts at moveBuddha.

What is the cheapest day to hire a mover?

If you’ve asked yourself this question, congratulations. You’re asking the right questions to save money on your move. Typically, the earlier you book your move the better.
Avoiding weekends, holidays, and the summer will typically give you the best price on your move.

Shopping for the lowest quote is typically a bad idea since many companies will take your move for the lowest cost only for the price to end up doubling on the actual move day!

Do Oakland movers offer storage?

Yes, depending on your storage needs most moving companies in Oakland do offer both short and long-term storage units.

However, while some have their own storage facilities, others don’t, in which case they may store your items at a third-party warehouse. It’s always worth asking about storage facilities and getting quotes when screening prospective movers early on in the moving process.

Should you use your mover's storage solutions?

What is there to do in Oakland?

Some popular attractions in Oakland include:

  • Oracle Arena
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • Redwood Regional Park
  • Oakland Zoo
  • San Francisco Bay Ferry
  • Lake Merritt
  • Jack London Square
  • The Cathedral of Christ the Light
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Chabot Space & Science Center
  • Children's Fairyland
  • Fox Theater

How’s the job market in Oakland?

Oakland’s unemployment rate is at 8.0%. Looking for a job in “Bright Side of the Bay”? Let us help you start looking, here’s a list of the top employers from this California city:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Dreyer's
  • The Clorox Company
  • Alameda County
  • Globetouch
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • Pandora
  • Alameda Health System
  • Sierra Club
  • Aspire Public Schools
  • Ijot Development
  • Mills College
  • Dasan Zhone Solutions
  • Integral Group
  • CallSocket
  • Marqeta
  • A F Evans Co
  • Holy Names University

Helpful Oakland Resources

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