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Best Movers in Bakersfield, CA

July 19, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, the process is stressful and expensive. There are many factors to consider that will help protect your belongings while keeping your costs low. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best moving companies in Bakersfield to assist your preparations for moving day.

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Colonial Van Lines

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Colonial Van Lines
Colonial Van Lines
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  • Corporate movers
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Full service moving
  • Packing services
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Mile High Van Lines
Mile High Van Lines
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  • Residential and commercial moves
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Screened and approved by HomeAdvisor
  • Professional, fast, reliable movers
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American Van Lines
American Van Lines
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  • Corporate relocation and military moves
  • Movers certified to handle fine art, antiques, pianos
  • Best customer service award in Newsweek Magazine 2019 survey
  • State-to-state moves only
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MeatHead Movers
MeatHead Movers
Features
  • Senior moving
  • Clean-cut student athletes
  • Storage services
  • Long-distance moves
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Location
2905 Unicorn Rd., Ste. A
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 335-6191
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Smooth Move USA
Smooth Move USA
Features
  • Local & long distance moves
  • Offers real estate services
  • Offers warehousing storage
  • Residential & commercial moves
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Location
3101 Gilmore Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 325-6683
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Express Moving and Storage
Express Moving and Storage
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • bakersfieldmover.com
Location
3818 Buck Owens Blvd.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 325-0162
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Galbraith Van and Storage Co.
Galbraith Van and Storage Co.
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • galbraithvanandstorage.com
Location
241 S. Union Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 327-5151
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Hansen's Moving and Storage
Hansen's Moving and Storage
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • hansensmovingandstorage.com
Location
3501 N. Sillect Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 834-2411
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U-Pack
U-Pack
Features
  • Open 24 hours
  • upack.com/moving-companies/california/bakersfield
Location
3307 Gulf St.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(844) 641-4582
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How to choose movers in Bakersfield

Bakersfield skyline

Bakersfield has been growing constantly in recent years. The population of Bakersfield increased 40 percent between 2000 and 2010, and nearly 40,000 residents moved to the city between 2010 and 2016.

There are many reasons people are choosing to move to Bakersfield. While short-term trends have caused negative migration numbers, demographers forecast that Kern County will be the second- or third-fastest growing county in California in the coming years. Bakersfield is one of California’s most affordable housing markets, which will contribute to an expanding population.

Whether you’re moving to Bakersfield to take advantage of the growing opportunities or from Bakersfield for personal or professional reasons, the cost of the move will be one of your first considerations.

State-to-state moves average about $1,000 per room. In California, moving costs average from $556 to $1,342. Moving companies in Bakersfield charge an average rate of $25 to $50 per hour. Ask the moving company for an estimate, and be aware of extra fees for weight and other factors. The American Moving and Storage Association provides information and resources for consumers hiring movers.

When you’re shopping for moving quotes, factors that will affect the price include:

  • Will you be packing yourself or hiring the movers to do so?
  • How far will you be moving?
  • How many rooms are in your home?
  • Do you have any items that require special handling, such as a piano?
  • Do you live in an apartment building with multiple floors?
  • Does your home have stairs?
  • Do you want to add insurance?
  • What time of year will you be moving?

The summer is the busiest time for movers, so choosing to move during this time can increase your moving costs. Moving to Bakersfield in the winter months is less expensive but might pose a challenge due to rainstorms that can cause flooding in the city.

While some moving companies specialize in local moves, others provide interstate service. Interstate movers must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and display a Department of Transportation number. The State of California requires all movers to have a license, and the California Bureau of Electronic Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation gives tips on researching moving companies and allows customers to check licenses on their website.

Need a fast and easy way to move your vehicle, too? Car shipping companies specialize in auto transport. See the best auto transport companies in Bakersfield with this guide.

Colonial Van Lines

Colonial Van Lines

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When moving long distance and in need of temporary storage, Colonial Van Lines has you covered. Customers love their professionalism, customer service and that they are up-front about every step of the moving process so you know what to expect, when to expect it and at what cost.

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Mile High Van Lines

Mile High Van Lines

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Founded in Denver in 2008, Mile High Van Lines has expanded its service area for state-to-state moves. Interstate moving services can include packing and extra furniture protection. A consultant assigned to you will make your move less stressful. Customer reviews say Mile High movers are timely and hard working while customer service is attentive and professional.

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American Van Lines

American Van Lines

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For state-to-state moves, American Van Lines is a national company offering residential, corporate and military relocation. Last-minute moves are considered for no additional fee. Fragile items, such as pianos, fine arts and antiques are moved by trained and certified professionals. American Van Lines prides themselves on a fleet of modern trucks with air-ride suspension so your belongings arrive no worse for wear.

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MeatHead Movers

MeatHead Movers

MeatHead Movers employs student-athletes working their way through college and offers free moving services for victims of domestic violence. The company provides local and long distance moving services in the Western states. Customers in Bakersfield had mixed experiences: some reported efficient and courteous movers, while others encountered problems with follow-up customer service.

Smooth Move USA

Smooth Move USA

Smooth Move USA is a Bakersfield company that provides interstate moving services. The company’s furniture arranging service is helpful for homeowners who need an extra hand, and the company’s employees receive special training to help senior citizens move their belongings. Local reviewers recommend the company for its friendly and professional movers.

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