Call a Los Angeles moving company well in advance of the moving day because advanced planning leads to fewer headaches. The fact is that no matter how much one is prepared there will always be something that goes wrong on the day one moves. But as long as one prepares as much as possible the transition will go as smoothly as anyone can reasonably expect.
Call many companies and ask for quotes. Most movers will send out a representative to the residence who will determine the time and the number of workers that will be needed to complete the job. Most companies will offer a no obligation quote while some will charge to come out and give an estimate.
Have all of the items packed and in boxes ready to be loaded. If the movers have to pack they will charge for the packing materials and the time it takes to pack the items. Most movers will not take small items that are not boxed so make sure that everything that can fit into a box is in a box when the movers show up.
There are many factors that go into the fee such as time it takes to load the truck and distance to the new residence. Some movers will charge by distance while others charge by time on the road. If transport takes place during rush hour traffic conditions try to have the fee based on distance rather than on road time.
There are some ways to save money on the moving fee. For instance, if the move is across town, a rental truck can be used to haul all of the small items and boxed items while having the heavy items such as appliances and furniture moved by the professional movers. If the move is across the state or cross country then of course let the professionals handle all of the items large and small.
Contact the Los Angeles moving company as soon possible. The sooner plans are made the easier a move will be. Expect a few problems here and there during the move but the sooner the plans are made the smoother the transition will be.