Moves Within California

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We do not offer intrastate moves unless in California.

Sterling Van Lines has been helping our customers move locally and nationwide for over 30 years. Proudly based in Southern California, we know LA and the great state of California. If your move is happening anywhere in the Golden State, we can offer customized and experienced-based service.

While we specialize in small moves at Sterling, we can also help you with medium to larger moves within California. If a move in California requires more than 90 miles, it is considered a long-distance move and is charged by the pound or the piece. The more pounds you have, the better your rate per pound is. If you only need a small move taken care of within California, we have a low minimum weight limit of only 400 pounds.

Areas We Serve

At Sterling Van Lines, we realized years ago that there was a major need for intra-California movers.

Sterling Van Lines makes weekly trips to Northern California, San Diego, Palm Springs, and beyond. We service all areas of central California, including moves to and from Santa Barbara, Montecito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Nipomo, points north of Redding, beyond Healdsburg, and more.

Whether it’s the bay, the coast, or the desert, we’ve got you covered. These types of moves within California usually require two to five days from pick-up to delivery.


What We Move

We have an extensive range of experience, from moving pianos and antiques from Southern California to the Bay Area, to apartment-sized moves from Palo Alto or Sunnyvale to Southern California, all the way up to larger-scale or full-home moves between Southern and Northern California. Have a college student leaving? An older relative coming to live with you? Need to move a room or storage unit to a vacation or rental property? We can do it all and customize our service to your particular situation.

Our minimum is 400 pounds, which is far less than the 2000-pound-plus limit of most other moving companies. This means that we can move an item or two, a room or two, or an entire household within California. We have extensive experience moving art, antiques, pianos, and other irreplaceable and delicate items. We will also pack and crate everyday household items as part of our full service moving packages. Our versatility means that we can handle everything from the most fragile glass goods in your kitchen to the fluffiest towels in your linen closet and anything in between.


Benefits of Using California Movers

Hiring a dependable company like Sterling instead of trying to do all the work yourself has numerous benefits. We have experience packing belongings and fragile items in an efficient and safe way.

Here are a few of the benefits of letting Sterling organize and plan your California move:

  • Expertise of our trained and skilled staff with 30 years of California moving experience
  • Save time and stress by not worrying whether everything is packed and loaded properly
  • Avoid costly mistakes that can be made with DIY moving
  • No heavy lifting
  • Moving can be stressful, especially paired with the other life changes that often accompany it; professional movers can give you peace of mind.
  • Don’t waste time trying to determine specifics like the type of vehicle you need and whether you need to drive it yourself; let us do the planning for you.
  • Your precious belongings are safe and secure.

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Why Sterling Van Lines?

We’ve been doing this for 30 years; we can make your move happen. Here are the top reasons to choose Sterling to take care of your move in California:

  • We will give you a guaranteed price (for the items listed) for your move that includes all the fine details. No surprises on the delivery end.
  • We are experts at both small and large moves, including one and two rooms, single items, antique moving, piano moving, and motorcycles, as well as packing, protecting, crating, and loading an entire house’s worth of items. At Sterling Van Lines, each and every move is custom planned and tailored for efficiency, ease, and the safety of your belongings.
  • Some moving companies contract out, but not at Sterling. We have our own trucks with uniformed movers to take care of each detail. Those same top-quality movers also blanket-wrap and pad your valuables with the utmost care. In the case of most small moves, we send a skilled two-man crew to make your move go as smoothly as possible.
  • Our management team is meticulous about proper licensing from the Department of Transportation as well as being up to par with specialized moving valuation coverage. Laws and regulations sometimes change rapidly- we are always on top of the requirements we need in order to provide you with great moving service.

Our Signature Service

At Sterling, we customize every delivery around the way you need to get it done. We often deliver to places that other companies won’t, and we are usually the only source available to ship fragile items like a piano within California. That makes us unique in what we do and what we offer to our customers. There is a personal touch with Sterling because we respect your items and understand their importance to you.

We pack and ship items properly and safely. How? By getting all the details from you. We will ask questions about both the pick-up and delivery locations to ensure that we handle your property with the care and finesse it deserves. We’ll ask questions like: Are there any stairs? What kind of stairs? How wide? Can we fit the item through interior and exterior doorways? We care about your items, your property, and your satisfaction.

Sterling is the best choice to take care of your personal belongings no matter where you need to have them delivered in California (or to another state). Our friendly and trained staff have been assisting our customers for 30 years with top-quality service. We can do the same for you and your family.

See what some of our happy customers have to say

As a moving company, we are proud of the work we do in helping people to move- and thought we would share a few words from our customers.

Small Move Testimonial
Nothing but excellent things to say about Sterling Van Lines! Moving is stressful enough -- Sterling Van Lines definitely made the process easier for us!B.P. Small Move
Piano Move Testimonial
They moved a very old 1886 Steinway Baby Grand across the country and they did a wonderful job. Sterling had the best price as well. Tim D. Piano Move
Antique Move Testimonial
Sterling moved some antiques from PA to NV for my family. My main concern was that the pieces arrive intact and in good shape, and they certainly did.Shani C. Antique Move
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