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Looking to move locally but still need the help of an expert team of movers? Having a team to help during your local move is essential to make sure you stay organized, get your belongings there safely, save you money, and keep you on schedule. Whether you want packing services, loading services, unloading services, unpacking services, or all of the above, The Moving & Storage Pros will make moving a breeze. 

The Moving & Storage Pros provides expert moving and storage service to the Los Angeles area. They can offer you the best price guarantee plus a free in-home or virtual quote to see how much a full-service local move will cost you. You may be surprised at how affordable and stress-free a moving service can be. 

Local Moving Tips

When thinking of a local move, people compare it to long-distance or state to state moving, but a local move can be just as stress-full. The Moving & Storage Pros have had years of experience with local moving and have collected many essential tips along the way. 

Tip #1: Plan Ahead

Planning is the single most crucial part of any move, local or not. Planning out a time-line, planning out your organization, and planning out your expenses will only make your moving experiences better. Planning can also lead to saving money, which is our next tip. 

Tip #2: Compare Moving Companies & Self-Moving Costs

Tip #1 & #2 go hand in hand because they are about planning ahead. Breaking this tip down, even more, we want to make sure you know that most moving companies offer free, no-obligation quotes. You tell them what you are looking for, and they can provide you with a quote that includes all costs! Compare 3 to 4 moving companies and what it would cost to move without a professional team. You may find that hiring a team is cost-effective. 

Tip #3: Donate, Sell, & Throw Away Items Before You Move

When you start packing, you’ll realize you have a lot more than what you initially thought. You may come across things you didn’t even know you owned. Moving into a new place has a magical sense of a fresh start, and bringing your clutter to a new home doesn’t help you inspire change. If you have gently used clothes, appliances, or items, you could donate them to a local non-profit or have a moving garage sale to make extra cash. It’s time to look through all those papers you’ve been storing and finally make decisions to through them out or file them away. No one wants a drawer full of old mail in their new home. 

Tip #4: Stay Safe

The most overlooked scenario is moving is the risk of getting hurt. Most people throw their items in a box, lift heavy furniture, and load up a moving van without a second thought. This way of moving could turn a stressful move into a possibly painful and expensive one. Making sure you fill boxes appropriately so boxes will not break open, buying straps to help move heavy, awkward items, and storing your moving boxes and items securely in the moving van can save you pain during your move.

Tip #5: Pack A First Day Box

When you’re packing up for your move, it is crucial to your sanity to pack a “moving day essentials” box. This box should be full of things like: 

  • Bathroom essentials (toilet paper, toothpaste, soap) 
  • Sheets & Pillows
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • A Pot or Pan if you plan to cook

This box of first day essentials will save you from digging through every box you’ve packed trying to find your toilet paper. 

Tip #6: Create A Timeline & Stick To It!

If you’re looking at this three months before you move, great! You’re on the path to a hassle-free move. Try to plan out a timeline that involves deadlines of when to:

  • Research moving companies
  • When to hire a moving company or reserve a moving van
  • When To Switch Utilities or Turn Off
  • When to put in your official notice of your move (If you’re renting)
  • When to begin packing 
  • Your moving day plan

Building out this timeline and sticking to it will help you organize all your ‘must do’s.’ You don’t want to end up paying for an extra month of rent or water services.

Packing Services for Local Moving

Packing can be overwhelming, especially when you move from a place that you’ve called home for more than ten years. Our team of packing experts can make sure your belongings are packed properly to ensure minimal damage is done to any of your items. Packing can also become the longest part of the packing process since oftentimes, people have more than what they thought, and they stop and reminisce on their memories of what they are packing. If you’re on a strict timeline, you may need to kick up the pace and get packing quickly. The team of expert packers at Moving & Storage Pros can offer a few helping hands to get your belongings secured and ready for your local move.

Loading & Unloading Services for Local Moving

Do you already have the packing covered? The Moving & Storage Pros can provide you with loading and unloading services. Leave securing your belongings and lifting the heavy items to our experts. Driving in Los Angeles can be tricky with a large moving van full of heavy things, but we’ve been doing this for years. Please stay safe and leave picking up and loading heavy boxes to us.

Full-Service Local Moving

Want to sit back and relax during your move? Leave everything to us! We can get you a free, no obligation quote for a full-service local move. You won’t have to worry about packing supplies, packing, loading, unloading, driving a moving truck, or extra costs. You let us know all the details about your local move and let us give you the best price guarantee quote. Leave moving to us and keep it stress-free and hassle free.

Get Help With Your Local Move

When it’s time to move, call The Moving & Storage Pros and get your completely free, obligation free quote! We can provide packing, unpacking, loading, unloading, or full-service moving for your local move. Call us today at 213-267-5585 or fill out our form on our contact page, and we will contact you as soon as possible! Don’t move without a plan! 

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