Moving to Los Angeles

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Are you moving to Los Angeles, California, and need someone to take care of your belongings? Don’t worry, CCM has got your back. We will gladly and professionally pack and ship your entire household and car, and even offer you a month of free storage. If you want to find out more, feel free to check out some of the frequently asked questions about moving and living in LA.

We Are a Nation-Wide Cross Country Movers Company

CCM is a reputable nation-wide cross country moving company that will gladly help you relocate to Los Angeles, California, and start a new life in the famous City of Angels. Whether you are coming all the way from New York or Chicago, just give us a call, and our sales representatives will provide you with all the information and details. You can also fill out the quote request form on our website.

We strive to stand out from the rest of the competition by putting our clients’ needs first. Therefore, if you have any unusual requests or you’re located in some of the few states we usually don’t serve, contact us, and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. If you want to move with us, the process is pretty straightforward, and it’s all done electronically or over the phone. We will send you documentation that needs to be signed to minimize the necessary effort on your behalf. If you still don’t know your delivery address, you can send it later.

Our services include open and enclosed car shipping, full packing service and consolidated shipping, insurance, and free use of storage for one month without the obligation to rent it for longer. The best part is the pricing. We will charge you according to the inventory list you provide us with, meaning that our prices are not based on the volume or weight of the shipment, and there are no hidden costs and monkey business. It sounds like there is no room for surprises when it comes to paying, right? We will explain all this and more in further sections.

How Do We Charge for Shipping?

Certain companies in our industry tend to earn an extra buck by “cheating” and resorting to what we call “low balling.” They provide a client with a lower shipping quote, and once the items are loaded, the price suddenly goes up. Of course, people have no other option than to pay if they wish to get their things back.

CCM stays away from these blackmailing methods. We have a unique approach to forming our prices, so there are no surprises once the client receives the bill. We base the price on the client’s inventory list, which is the best and the only transparent way of charging for moving services. So the amount does not depend on the weight or volume, but solely on the list. That means that we offer a guaranteed price.

How to Create an Inventory List

Since we charge according to the inventory list, you’ll have to provide us with a detailed catalog of items you want us to move. The best course of action is to include rough measurements of some delicate objects like mirrors, paintings, statues, electronic devices, TVs, as well as bulky items. Items like pianos, hot tubs, gun safes, and grandfather clocks often require custom crating, so our agents need to get information that is as precise as possible.

If you have a lot of stuff, we will send a representative to perform a free in-home estimate and create a precise inventory list with you. If you remove something from the list, the price goes down, and vice versa. As long as the list is accurate, there will be no surprises price-wise. You can change the list anytime until one day before the pickup.

Of course, you can schedule an in-home estimate without sending us an inventory list first, but in case you don’t have a lot of stuff, it’s much faster just to send us a list, and we will send you back the price. We offer in-home estimate services in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. For other cities, we use video estimates that are very easy to perform; all you need is a smartphone or a laptop.

Things You Need to Know About Our Full-Packing Service

If you don’t have the time or simply don’t want to be bothered with packing, it is good to know that you don’t have to. Our team of professionals will come to your door, bring all the necessary packing supplies, and pack everything as carefully and quickly as possible.

How does this work? In short, we will disassemble any furniture, wrap all the electronic devices, fragile items, everything you listed on your inventory list. We also provide mattress covers, paddings, boxes, custom crates, and other high-quality materials. We use barcode stickers to label every item and scan them electronically once they are loaded. Upon delivery, we will assemble furniture and arrange it into the belonging rooms and bring in all the boxes. The unpacking service upon delivery is not included, but you can talk with your agent and make a special request. As we’ve said, our ultimate goal is a satisfied client, and we’ll go out of our way to achieve that.

30 Days of Free Storage

It’s not a trick or a scam. We offer free storage during the first month to our clients. An offer for a job often comes out of the blue, and people don’t even have the time to organize everything – you just have to pack your bags and go. But where are you going to move everything if you don’t have a place to live? To a hotel? Better take advantage of our 30 days of free storage until you settle and find the right home. When the time is right, we will deliver it all to the front door of your new home.

Car Shipping

Our goal is to provide the best services to our clients and make their relocation as stress-free as possible. Since all roads lead to LA, we offer door-to-door car shipping (as long as our truck can access your location; otherwise, we meet the client on the nearest parking lot) and other convenient services. Let’s see what we can do to help you get your vehicle to your new address as quickly as possible.

Open Trailer Car Transport

Whether you have one or several vehicles you wish to transport, we offer to pick them up within three days, except for Sundays and holidays. We offer both types of transport, but here we would like to discuss the open trailer first. It is by far the most common and affordable way of car shipping, and most of our clients opt for this service.

Open transport trailers can move faster, carry more vehicles at once, and come at a lower price. Depending on the size and weight, our open trailers can carry up to nine vehicles at once. Cars are secured with straps, and our drivers will do everything in our power to ensure a smooth and safe ride for your favorite four-wheeler.

Enclosed Trailer Car Transport

Enclosed transport is a service preferred by owners of classic, rare, and luxurious cars because it offers the maximum protection from bad weather and road debris.

This service comes at a higher cost, but these trailers have a lift gate, wheel straps, and overall provide more secure transport for your precious four-wheeler. However, keep in mind that large SUVs and pickup trucks cannot fit in these trailers if they are too wide.

Insurance

Insurance is another thing our clients don’t have to worry about because, as long as we handle their belongings, they are all covered. We would like to briefly list the amount of insurance coverage when using particular services:

  • When using an open trailer, your vehicle is covered for any kind of external damage, like scratches and dents, up to $100,000.
  • When using an enclosed trailer transport, your vehicle is covered for any kind of external damage like scratches and dents, up to $500,000.
  • We have mandatory basic liability insurance amounting to 60 cents per pound. But for household items, we offer optional full replacement value insurance coverage at an additional cost. We’re not able to insure things that were not packed by our team of movers, though. The same goes for boxes and packing supplies that were not provided by us.

Things to Know Before Moving to Los Angeles

LA is so much more than a coastal beach city, and although many things happen around the beach, you might not have the time to see it as much as you expect. It is a very diverse and welcoming city with a lot to offer, so it is no wonder why many are looking to settle down here. As the economic, financial, and tourist center of southern California, Los Angeles has everything you’re looking for in terms of fun in the sun and living life to the fullest. So, we prepared a brief guide that tackles some essential things you should consider before coming here.

Finding a Job in Los Angeles

Many people decide to relocate when they get a new job offer they can’t say no to. If your employment offer takes you to LA, take every advantage of it, and ask your employer to help you find a home close to work. In case you are doing this on your own, moving to Los Angeles is a right decision because it is a city full of opportunities, whether you are looking for a new workplace through Linkedin, Facebook, or through the many websites specialized for job-hunting. One thing you have to be aware of is that the market in LA is vast and competitive. Finding a new job in LA is far from impossible, but finding the right one can take some time. So if you are ready to take chances and learn along, you’ll be just fine.

First-Hand Advice: Find an Apartment Close to Your Job

Moving and finding an apartment in LA is an adventure that can take some time. On top of that, having to drive to work every day can turn into a struggle considering traffic jams in LA. To avoid a long commute, make an effort to find an apartment in the area where you work. The monthly metro pass is $100, but in case your workplace and home are not connected via a metro line, you’ll probably have to drive. Bear in mind the traffic and the fact that finding a place to park your car is a never-ending game.

The Cost of Living in LA

If you’re looking to settle under the palm trees in LA, keep in mind that the cost of living in LA is relatively high. On average, the monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment goes from $1,700 for locations outside of the city center. For a three-bedroom apartment, prices start from roughly $1,000 more. Although these things are expensive, people in LA have ample opportunities to find well-paid jobs, so the costs are quite bearable.

Is Los Angeles a Pet-Friendly City?

Absolutely. Although some landlords still refuse to rent an apartment if you have a pet, generally speaking, LA is a community that welcomes pets with open arms. So if you’re looking to take your four-legged friend with you, don’t be afraid to do it. Living in LA with a pet is the best because there are so many outdoor areas for walking and hanging around with pets. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, parks, and even beach areas where dogs are allowed.

Our Customer Stories

Thousands of people move with Cross Country Movers every year, and these are just some of their stories.

Morgan O.
  • Morgan O.

    I have plenty of antique furniture, and I was surprised to see how they handled it all. I was observing carefully, and from what I’ve seen, they seem to know what they’re doing, so it was definitely worth every cent.

    Izzy J.
  • Izzy J.

    As someone who moves frequently, I have worked with numerous companies. But now, I am pretty sure I finally found the one I will gladly hire again. Well done, Cross Country Movers!

    Michael P.
  • Michael P.

    Thank you for professional and timely service, my family couldn’t have done this without the best crew in the moving industry. Just keep rocking, I mean, moving!

    Julia K.
  • Julia K.

    I had loads of stuff, and these guys packed it all in no time! Don’t know how they did it. I wish they were there to unpack though, seriously, you need to include that service ASAP!

    Jennifer S.
  • Jennifer S.

    They were very careful with everything, especially with glassware and other fragile items, I am impressed by how they wrapped and packed everything so promptly. I will certainly consider hiring them again for my next relocation.

    David M.
  • David M.

    I just moved out of my parents’ place with these guys. They are the best, special thanks to them. I just wish I could tip them more.

    Dereck T.
  • Dereck T.

    Everything was fine, although I expected that they would be able to deliver a bit earlier than arranged, but ok, it was still a pleasant experience.

    Meghan R.
  • Meghan R.

    Absolutely exceeded my expectations, stellar service. Everything was as agreed and on time, easily one of my best moving experiences so far. I highly recommend Cross Country Movers to anyone who’s tired of unprofessional scammers.

    Chuck P.
  • Chuck P.

    I am very happy with how they managed everything, even my wife was impressed, which says a lot. We are a big family with a lot of children, so we have a lot of unnecessary stuff, but we like to drag them wherever we move, so special thanks to these guys for sticking through, packing it all, and shipping to our new home.

    Joan M.
  • Joan M.

    I like to think that I have finally been rewarded for years of dealing with scamming moving companies and that God sent me to Cross Country Movers. I could write a book about all the bad experiences I have, so it is safe to say that I was a bit skeptical. But these guys proved me wrong. There are trustworthy companies, after all!

    Mickey L.
  • Mickey L.

    My friends warned me that I should not move during the summer, but I still wanted to do it. Luckily, Cross Country Movers managed to find some time for me and help me move closer to the beach and have the best summer ever. Warm regards from the sunny West Coast.

    Tim B.
  • Tim B.

    I can’t believe I hit the jackpot on the moving lottery from the first shot! It all happened so quickly. I got a job offer on Monday and decided to leave everything and book my relocation on Wednesday. Cross Country Movers were there for me and guided me through the entire process since I never really moved out of my hometown, nor did I have the time to do the research. I am more than grateful to them.

    FAQ

    Our moving services

    Phoenix Movers are happy to help you with your cross country move from Phoenix by offering some excellent moving services. You will get to pick and choose the ones you need. If you need professional moving advice, contact Phoenix Movers, and our representatives will be happy to help you. In order to assist you properly, we will need some information about your move, such as your requirements and budget. In the end, we want you to be satisfied with our moving company. That is why we will try to meet all your needs regarding your long distance relocation. When we have enough information about you want, we will devise a moving plan together with you.

    Most of our customers opt for our packing service. Packing is a tedious task that can easily become chaotic if you are not experienced. If you’ve never done it before or don’t know how to protect your items from damage, hire Phoenix Movers. We will take great care of your belongings, no matter how fragile or bulky they are. Using only the best moving equipment and moving supplies, Phoenix Movers will protect, pack, and load all of your belongings into our moving truck.

    Our transport

    If you would like to ship your car with you to your new home, we can assist you by handling the whole car shipping process for you. In fact, we can transport pretty much any type of vehicle. Tell us your desired destination and pick the auto transport services you need. Would you like to know the auto transport price in advance? You can easily find out by requesting a free shipping estimate. All that is left to do now is to choose between an open carrier and an enclosed one, as well as between door to door and terminal to terminal delivery. For additional information, contact our Phoenix Movers.

    If you need additional information or instructions to organize your long distance relocation, click here. And if you are ready for your cross country move, get in touch with Phoenix Movers today to set the date!

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