Los Angeles Movers collects a $100 deposit on the day of the reservation (via creditt card, No America Express, or if there is time mail a check).
On the day of the move the customer will pay balance by cash, or money orders. Those customers that want ot pay for a move with credit card (NoAmEX) they will be charged additional 5% rate. This fee is not charged on the deposit amount. Our advertised rates are for cash payments. Therefore, the credit card rate is 5% more.
If a customer is unable to make a full payment, we can take a few items of value such as (TV or other), and hold it in our warehouse until the payment is made in full.
A person whose card is used to make a payment must be present with the card and a photo id (such as driver licence) and sign a slip and a form stating that they understand the charges.
Here is a page of California regulations:
Los Angeles Movers collects $250 deposit at the time of the reservation.
On the day of the move, driver will collect 50% of estimated cost of the move. The payment may be made in cash, money orders or by credit card in the amount of up to $1,000.00 for larger amount driver will need to get permission from management and merchant bank.
At the delivery customer will know the balance ahead of time. Our company will accept payments by Postal Money Order, or cash, no other exceptions.
They tag each item, describe it in the inventory report and describe its condition.
In this example:
At the time movers deliver your belongings make sure to go over every item off loaded of the truck.
It's good to make notes on the invetory form (long distance moves), take pictures, etc.
Here is a page from PUC booklet regarding losses and damages.
Don't make a mistake of thinking that if you told the driver about some damages to your articles that it constitutes a claim.
- IT DOES NOT.
Here is how to properly file a claim:
Our warehouse is secure and climate controlled.
Most of our customers know ahead of time if they may need to use storage. However, we are able to help if we have extra space available. If not, we can assist in finding a local public storage facility for our client.
Each move is different, so to get exact information you need to get an onsite estimate.
For a general idea - check this chart:
Type of Dwelling
What it Normally Holds
5 X 5
Boxes, Small Furniture and/or Items
5 X 10
Studio Apartment or Small 1 Bedroom Apartment
10 X 10 or 5 X 15
1 or 2 Bedroom Apartment
10 X 15 or 5 X 20
2 or 3 Bedroom House
10 X 20 or 5 X 25
3 or 4 Bedroom House
10 X 25 or 5 X 30
4 or 5 Bedroom House
10 X 30 or 5 X 35
Over 5 Bedroom House
In the hills: winy narrow roads, treas with low untrimmed branches, etc.
Some of these moves will require a long carry to new residence - if the truck can be parked with in 75 to 150 feet from the front door.
However, if the truck has to be left farther than that movers will be required to rent a smaller truck, this service is called shuttle service.
Shuttle Service - A use of smaller truck to provide service to a residence not accessible by mover's regular truck.
Mover will send a smaller truck that can safely get to client's residence then load it drive it to the regular size truck and then reload items into regular truck.
For long distance relocation. If the pick up or delivery is not in Los Angeles or another city which has our location, our movers will have to:
schedule a rental of a smaller truck,
pick up from renter,
pay for it,
labor for reloading shipment from regular to smaller truck,
return it to renter and add shuttle fee to bill of lading (contract).
Abviously, the shuttle charge will apply to the contract.
Small Size truck - 14' to 16'.
Regular Size truck - 24' to 28'.
Hoisting may be necessary for bulky articles that don't fit through regular doors. However, the article can fit through a balcony or a large window. Old buildings had narrow stairways and small elevators, therefore they had hoisting mechanisms installed on the roofs and were able to lift items as large as grand pianos.
Nowadays, most items get through the doorways with out any problems.
There are many different ways to hoist the article up/down window or balcony.
A light but bulky item can be easily hoisted up/down by a couple of strong movers. A heavy item will require a help of hoisting mechanism. These mechanisms are commonly used by builders and can be rented in case there is a need for a customer. The reservation may require a few days notice.
Here are some of them:
Hoisting Sofa on to the Balcony Hoisting lifts Furniture up on to Balcony.
Hoist swiveling to a balcony Hoist with gas engine
|Hoist Straps Electric Hoist||Hoist hand rachet|
Here is a list of most important and commonly used packing materials:
-- SMALL MOVING BOXES - 1.5 cubic feet,
(20 or 25) Boxes Per Bundle - size range of (15"x 12"x 9").
Great for packing books, collectibles and small/light manufactured items.
--FILE (BANKER) MOVING BOXES - 1.5 cubic feet,
20 Boxes Per Bundle - size range of (15" x 12" x 10").
Great for packing files
-- MEDIUM MOVING BOXES - 3.0 cubic feet,
20 Boxes per bundle - size range of (18"x 15"x 12").
Great for packing larger books, files, collectibles, almost all non-breakable kitchenware. Do not over pack.
-- LARGE MOVING BOXES - 4.5 cubic feet,
15 Boxes per bundle - size (24"x 16"x 17").
Great for shipping, storing linens, pillows, collectibles, larger plastic dishes, metal serving platters, plants, and lamps.
-- TV MOVING BOXES - 3 sizes
Box Fits TV up to 29" (30" x 8" x 22")LCD, LED. BoxFitsTVupto55"(56 Box Fits TV up to 70"
-- EXTRA LARGE MOVING BOXES - 5.2 cubic feet,
10 Boxes Per Bundle (24"x 24"x 16").
Great for shipping, storing larger household items such as comforters, blankets, clothes, lamps, pillows and any large / lighter items - Be careful to keep the weight manageable.
-- DISH PACK BOX - 6.2 cubic feet,
5 Boxes Per Bundle (24" x 18" x 24").
Great for shipping fragile articles: china, glasses, dishes, bottles, etc.
Double Strength Carton. Specifically made for transportation of fragile, expansive articles.
-- PICTURE BOX - Larg picture box,
4 Boxes per pack - (40" x 60" x 4") (uboxes.com has no affilications with our company, we used it just as an example of one company that provides delivery and reasonably priced).
Excellent box for protection of wall art, mirrors and pictures.
-- LAMP BOXES - Tall and short
3 Sets of Boxes a small and a larger one - (12" x 12" x 60")
Lamp needs to be disassembled and top and bottom packed separately.
-- WARDROBE BOX - 11.00 cubic feet,
5 Boxes Per Bundle - (20" x 20" x 48").
Double Strength Carton. Can be used over and over again - Great for storing winter & summer clothes too! Our Heavy Duty Boxes ensure your clothes won't sag before you do on your next move. Each Wardrobe Box comes with a sturdy metal hanger bar.
-- WOODEN CRATES - made for specific articles, our estimators will take measurements and crate will be assembles in a short amount of time.
-- PACKING TAPE - clear tape,
6 roll bundle - Provides 650 yards of tape. Seals about 100 medium boxes. Very strong and durable product.
-- SHRINK/STRETCH WRAP
Roll - (18"x 1000' long).
Protects against scratches, dirt, dust, and holds items tight, keeps the integrity of the construction if properly wrapped. Excellent for sofas, tables, dressers, file cabinets and a lot more.
-- PACKING PAPER,
Bundle - (30 lbs of 24"x 36") ink-less paper roll.
Great for protection of fragile items and filling in empty space when your packing boxes.
-- BUBBLE WRAP,
Roll - (12" wide x 100')
Excellent for moving and protecting glass and other fragile articles: electronics, expansive china, glass furniture, antiques, etc.
-- MATTRESS COVERS,
Great protection from dirt, scratches, dust, and stains.
Available for any size mattress or box spring and possibly other large items. It comes sealed on three sides - seal the top with tape.
King Mattress Cover - (78" x 8" x 90"),
Queen Mattress Cover - (60" x 8" x 90"),
Full Size Mattress Cover - (54" x 8" x 90").