Our top movers in Los Angeles

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Pure Moving Company
5 out of 5 stars
5
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Responsible Moving Company
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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Affordable Moving - SoCal
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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The best long-distance movers in Los Angeles

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of California, we recommend these movers.
Best overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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Best for up-front prices
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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Best customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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Best for customizing
northamerican
North American Moving Services
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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Best bang for your buck
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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Local professional movers in Los Angeles

If you’re moving to a new home in LA or somewhere else in California, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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Pure Moving Company
5 out of 5 stars
5
- Packing services
- All-inclusive rates
- In-state moves
-Out-of-state moves
(888) 614-0871
Responsible Moving Company
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Smaller moves
- In-state moves
- Out-of-state moves
(424) 500-2221
Affordable Moving - SoCal
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Moving labor
- In-state moves
- Out-of-state moves
(323) 794-6475
Prodigy Moving & Storage
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
- In-state moves
- Packing services
- Storage services
(866) 991-6683
Simple Moving Company
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
- In-state moves
- Out of state moves
- Packing services
(888) 588-4118

What is professional moving?

A professional move is when an experienced moving company coordinates the hardest parts of your move. It's the most convenient moving option because it requires the least work from you. Unfortunately, it's also the most costly way to move. See if it's the best option for you.
Professional movers
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost.

Move truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot.

What to know about moving in Los Angeles

How far ahead should I book a moving company?

You should book your move at least one month before your moving date—and earlier, if possible. That’s because moving is a supply-and-demand industry, and in California, the demand is high: One in four California voters have thought about leaving the state.1 So the later you book, the more likely you are to pay higher costs.

How much should I budget for a local move in Los Angeles?

If you’re moving within the same zip code, you’ll spend anywhere from $500 to $5,000. The total cost of your move depends on your home size, time of year, the kind of moving services you hire, and how far you’re moving. Professional full-service movers—the companies who send a moving truck and loading crew to your home—are the most expensive option.

If your number one goal is to cut costs, rent a moving truck from Budget or U-Haul and bribe your friends to help you pack and load. Moving with a storage container is your Goldilocks option: You load the container yourself, but you pay the moving company to transport it to your new home, where—you guessed it—you’re still on the hook for unloading. You’ll pay more than a renting a moving truck but a lot less than for professional movers.

How much does it cost to move out of California?

Long-distance moves can cost thousands of dollars, especially if you hire a professional full-service mover. Maybe you’re in search of more affordable housing (LA’s average monthly rent is a hefty $15002)—in that case, we recommend a more budget-friendly moving option, like renting and driving your own moving truck, or reserving a moving and storage container. Or maybe you’re ready to sell that home cash in on rising house prices (if our house value went up 15% in one calendar year, we’d think about selling too3). If you’ve got the budget for it, professional moving is the way to go: one company handles everything from loading to transportation to unloading at your new home. The average long-distance professional move costs between $2,000 and $7,500 depending on your home size and moving distance.4

Where can I donate household goods I don't want to move?

Downsizing before you move? There are plenty of charities in Los Angeles that will accept your gently used household items—and some will even pick up your donations for free. For everything else, you can haul it to your local recycling center or public landfill.

And if you’ve got a lot of stuff to offload (think home renovations or extreme downsizing), a junk removal company can haul it all off for you.

Sources

  1. Thad Kousser and Cassidy Reller, UC San Diego, “Do Californians See their State Moving in the Right Direction, Or Do they See Themselves Moving out of California?” July 7, 2021. Accessed November 16, 2021.
  2. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in 2021,” September 30, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2021.
  3. Trevor Wheelwright, “Here’s Where Home Prices Increased the Most in the Last Year,” August 2, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2021.
  4. Colin Holmes, “How Much Does It Cost to Move?” December 21, 2021. Accessed December 6, 2021.