LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR MOVING BUDGET

MOVING OR LEAVING THE CITY? BAY HAUL OF FAME AND SHIP-N-LOAD CAN HELP HELP YOU WITH YOUR MOVING AND YOUR SHIPPING SMALL OR BIG ITEMS.

The Covid 19 pandemic had cost financial stress to many people. Many are moving out of San Francisco to find cheaper housing, more space, and an affordable cost of living. The cost of moving services, including shipping small or big items like furniture or appliances and even throwing out your junk or any unnecessary items should also be included in your budget. We will take a quick look at some specific moves, like moving from San Francisco to Sacramento, L.A and far as San Diego. 

THE DISTANCE,  THE TRUCK, THE HELPER & THE TIME AND MONEY 

  • What’s your budget?
  • Are you looking for contactless moving?
  • How much work are you willing and able to do yourself?
  • Do you need storage?
  • Are you moving out of an urban area that has parking restrictions?

Once you’ve done some thinking, you’re ready to explore which types of services best fit your needs.

WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS FOR MOVING IN SAN FRANCISCO?

There are many types of moving services you can use when moving in or out of San Francisco. Since you’ll be needing a moving truck you’ll probably need to get a permit with the SFMTA to park on the street while you unload or load your moving truck. Keep in mind that renting your own moving truck is particularly challenging in a street of San Francisco. You’ll have to deal with traffic, and tight turns, parking and crazy steep hills. 

That being said, you still have five main options for moving:

1. Partial and traditional full-service mover

2. Moving container service

3. Hybrid moving container service specialized for city moves

4. Rental truck

5. A combination of the above

Let’s take a look at moving costs.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR A LOCAL MOVE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA? BAY HAUL OF FAME WEBSITE OFFER MOVING COST ESTIMATOR.https://bayhauloffame.com/get-free-quote/

There’s going to be quite a bit of a price difference for relocating within the San Francisco Bay area, depending on which type of service you choose, how much stuff you move, the access moving heavy items, and the mileage from point to point.

Renting your own truck is usually the cheapest route, while using traditional full-service movers is the most expensive. A portable container falls somewhere in between.

Enterprise Rental whether you need a truck for a move or commercial purposes, our pickup trucks, cargo vans and straight trucks are available. 

While there’s no substitute for getting detailed estimates based on your specific move, here’s a general range on local San Francisco moving costs to help with early planning, based on current pricing moving cost calculator from Bay Haul Of Fame will give you an idea so you can properly plan your moving.

Depending on the amount of stuff you’re moving and the number of miles, and number of moving helper the local moving costs for a moderately furnished studio – 1 bedroom apartment home in San Francisco will range from $50* on the low side for rental trucks to $2,000* on the high end for a traditional mover.

SAN FRANCISCO MOVING COSTS: LOCAL MOVE ESTIMATES*

Household SizeFull-Service MoversPODSRental Truck
Studio – 1 bedroom  (400 sf to 1200 sf)$1,000-$2,150$349-$549 (1-month storage included)$63-$122 base fee (plus mileage, fuel and insurance costs)

*Based on estimates from PODS and Move.org, costs don’t include insurance or taxes. Prices will vary based on specific locations, dates, size of household to be moved, and available discounts. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MOVE FROM SAN FRAN TO OTHER CALIFORNIA CITIES?

Many people relocating out of San Francisco are moving within the state in search of cheaper pastures. Sacramento, San Diego, and Los Angeles all have lower costs of living and great job opportunities.

MOVING COSTS FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO SACRAMENTO, L.A, & SAN DIEGO

RouteMilesFull-Service Move 1 Bedroom – 3 Bedrooms Home (includes 2 movers, and a moving truck)PODS (includes 1-month storage)Rental Truck (plus fuel costs)
San Francisco to Sacramento100$1,620-$2,950$1,099-$1,349$142-$217
San Francisco to L.A.500$1,950-$3,200$1,100-$1,799$630-$972
San Francisco to San Diego650$2,300-$3,950$1,989-$2,849$630-$972

*Based on estimates from PODS and Move.org for a 2-3 bedroom household (800-1,200 sf), costs don’t include insurance or taxes. If you have a lot items consider hiring additional movers. Prices will vary based on specific locations, dates, number of movers, size of household to be moved, and available discounts.

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