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Moving in or out of the state of California is a highly regulated and licensed industry. The Bureau of Household Goods and Services is responsible for licensing all movers.


Licensed movers must go through an extensive application process, carry multiple insurances, follow ethical guidelines and pass various background checks.

We work with these licensed companies and will help you choose a mover that's right for you.

We are not permitted (by law) to broker a moving company for you. We will help you choose a qualified mover from our list of movers that our clients have used in the past.

We will also make sure that the services and the protections you need are in place and will work directly with the mover to make sure that your move goes safely and that your cargo is protected.


We will get everything ready for your mover and they will move your property to your new address. Once they have placed your belongings in your new home we will unpack and get your new home ready for you to live in.

Professional moving companies have gone through a rigorous examination process and are qualified and insured properly to protect your belongings during shipment. 


For a list of actively licensed members of the Bureau of Household Goods and Services (BHGS) in Santa Barbara County please click here: MOVERS

  • Packing and Unpacking: We will carefully box and label on one end and we then send our team to your new residence to set everything up again.

  • Out of State Moves: If needed, we can fly out and manage the set-up on the other end or have one of our national NASMM partners from that state pick it up from there.

From the Bureau of Household Goods and Movers


Here is an article that depicts some common moving scams

More information about moves and tips for hiring movers can be found on the Bureau's website and Facebook page.


Craigslist and Thumbtack do have a lot of moving companies, however they are not vetted and a good portion of them are unlicensed. These unlicensed companies often end up costing the consumer thousands of dollars more than originally estimated and their goods are often missing and damaged. A lot of these companies will often 'disappear' and resurface as a new company, which makes locating these companies hard to find especially if they still have a consumer's property.


Further information about the Bureau can be found at the link below.

Typical Licensed Movers
  • Hourly Fee
  • 3 hour min
  • Team of two professional movers.
  • Has PUC (Utility Certifications).
  • Workers Comp
  • Liability Insurance
  • Vehicle Insurance.
  • .60/pound Load Insurance
  • Offers full value coverage through third party insurer's
  • Has New and Used Boxes
  • Pre-delivery of boxes 
  • Has Storage Facility
  • Eco Friendly
  • Free use of wardrobe boxes
  • Free shrink wrapping
  • Free first month storage
  • 50% off Box Delivery