Moving Tips


Welcome to the NOR-CAL Moving Services FAQ page. We’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions to help you learn more about our moving and storage services. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.

When is the best time to move?

Take all factors into consideration when deciding on the best time for you to move. Keep in mind, however, that the summer months (May to September) and the beginning and end of each month (regardless of the season) are particularly busy for moving companies and may require more flexibility and advanced scheduling.

How do I determine which moving companies to contact?

Ask your neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members if they can make recommendations. Investigate each of the professional movers you select with the Better Business Bureau. Good service is the best measure of a good mover.

When should I contact moving companies for estimates?

Try to provide moving companies with as much notice as possible, especially if you are moving during the summer months. We recommend at least four to six weeks before your desired moving date. This will increase your likelihood of securing the pickup and delivery dates you desire.

What happens when a relocation consultant comes to my home?

The relocation consultant will arrive at your home to perform a visual survey of your items. The consultant must be able to clearly see what is being moved in order to provide you with an accurate estimate. If you know of items that are out of view or will be eliminated, be certain to point them out to the consultant. Once the visual survey is completed, the consultant will calculate the weight, packing cost and any other charges related to your move.

What types of moving services does NOR-CAL Moving Services offer?

We offer a range of moving services, including residential and commercial moves, long-distance and local moves, packing and unpacking, and storage solutions.

How do I get a quote for my move?

You can request a free quote online by filling out our quote request form, or by calling our customer service team at 510-369-4905. We’ll ask for some basic information about your move, such as the location, size, and distance, to provide an accurate estimate.

Is NOR-CAL Moving Services licensed and insured?

Yes, we are fully licensed and insured to protect our customers and their belongings during the moving process.

Can I pack my own belongings, or do I need to use NOR-CAL’s packing services?

You can certainly pack your own belongings if you prefer, but we do offer professional packing services to ensure your items are properly packed and protected during the move.

How far in advance should I book my move with NOR-CAL Moving Services?

We recommend booking your move as early as possible, especially during peak moving seasons (spring and summer). Ideally, you should book your move at least 4-6 weeks in advance to ensure availability.

What payment methods does NOR-CAL Moving Services accept?

We accept several payment methods, including cash, checks, and major credit cards.

How will NOR-CAL Moving Services handle my valuable or fragile items?

We take extra care when handling valuable or fragile items, such as artwork, antiques, and electronics. We use high-quality packing materials and techniques to ensure your items are properly protected during the move.

What areas does NOR-CAL Moving Services serve?

We serve a wide range of areas in California, including Hayward, CA, San Jose, CA, and the Bay Area. Check out our areas served page for a full list of cities we serve.

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If you have any other questions, contact us today. Our movers are here to help you with anything you need during your relocation.

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