What is a large item?
Large items moving takes a big part of our routine – almost every move in LA includes work with bulky objects and heavy cargo. If you’re wondering what falls into that category – it could be absolutely everything – from big furniture, equipment, appliances or a vehicle.
- Sofas, benches
- Beds and mattresses
- Armchairs and rocking chairs
- Kitchen cabinets and cupboards
- Household appliances
- Massive tables and desks
- TVs, screens and TV stands
- Patio furniture
- Art pieces, statues, heavy decorations
- Fish tanks
- Pool tables
- Motor Sleds or snowmobiles
- Yachts without sails
- Jet Ski/personal watercrafts
Equipment and tools:
- Machine tools
- Water tanks
- Vending machines
- Car engines
- Doors or windows
- Metal containers
- Large tires
- Air conditioners
- Laundry appliances
- Pianos and big musical equipment
- Large medical devices
Please take note: a moving company can’t transport hazardous materials (e.g. gasoline, ammunition, explosives) as it’s not allowed by law.
How to move large items?
If your large items can be disassembled you can make big things easier to move by removing attached parts. For example, don’t move a wardrobe with contents still inside. You could remove furniture’s legs and knobs if possible. Disassembling of bulky furniture or equipment also helps if doorways are particularly small in your building. Make yourself a favour and label everything you remove so you won’t lose it or make a mess during the move.
One of the most important things in a moving process is packaging. We suggest you use furniture blankets, pads or bubble wrap. Be sure the protective covering is secured to your heavy objects with tape so it doesn’t slip during the move.
Wooden crates for moving your stuff is a simple and very affordable way to get your bulky goods moved across Los Angeles or California. We can offer a quick solution for crate setup and packing when you need your stuff to be shipped safely.
Some fragile items might also be heavy. They can not only get damaged but also cause damage to other objects during the move. This might be a factor in your decision to crate. Cardboard boxes and tape can’t guarantee you the safest transportation when it comes to large items. Wooden crates are stronger and better equipped to handle heavy items.
Here, at MuraWay we use trucks for transportation of heavy and large items in LA. This is a very comfortable vehicle for moving big objects and our movers have great experience in driving that kind of car. We know our ways around Los Angeles so we can make you sure we won’t spend any extra time on the route and your property will be delivered at the requested date and hour.
What do I need to know before moving large items?
If your cargo is larger than standard-sized items, you have to prepare for possible difficulties. Don’t worry – there is nothing impossible for our experienced LA movers.
Movers from MuraWay company have the skills, experience and knowledge of Los Angeles routes. Each type of cargo must be transported in its own way. For example, you shouldn’t put down objects that break quickly. The items that are too light-weighted should not be placed on top, as they can fly off during transportation. Our professional movers know how to load the car correctly so that there is no overload and the vehicle does not break down at the wrong moment.
We are always ready to help you to prepare for your large items moving in LA. The movers can measure the size of your bulky item, and build a crate with raw materials.
Who should I hire to do large item moving in Los Angeles?
When it comes to large items it’s better to delegate the moving process to professional Los Angeles movers. If you trust MuraWay moving company to handle your large items for you, you can be sure that your property will be delivered smoothly without any harm to the item.
We adapt to the needs of the client. We cooperate with both individuals and commercial clients from LA. For the latter, we prepare all the necessary documents, sign up an agreement, offer the opportunity to pay by non-cash payment.
How much does it cost to move large items in LA?
It’s not worth it – trying to cut costs on the movers’ services and perform the move by yourself. Moving heavy items is very hard work. If the company has established itself as a fine and efficient contractor, then specialists will take a proper amount of money for their services. But in this case, the customers can be sure that they will pay for the services exclusively in order with the contract.
For example, our company employees will not take additional payment as a reward for unforeseen circumstances. All conditions, terms, complexity of work are discussed in advance. Using the specialists of the moving company, the customer will be satisfied with the result. You don’t need to involve friends or family and you don’t need to use your own strength. We advise you to give preference to trusted and respected LA movers.
MuraWay company offers affordable prices for heavy items moving services in LA and California. You can pre-calculate the cost of your move by calling our Los Angeles office and discussing the details with our managers or by filling out a special form (click the ‘GET A FREE QUOTE’ button at the top right corner of the page). A balanced pricing policy allows us to offer different solutions, helping customers to save money and quickly solve their problems. You will be assigned with the manager who will select the most comfortable option, optimize the workflow and will ensure that all work is completed in a quality manner in accordance with your requirements and wishes.
Our competitive rates include different options depending on how many movers your order requires. Instead of charging by the weight, we charge by the hour. Our pricing starts from $89/hour (two men and a truck). You can always hire an additional worker for another $30/hour.
You don’t have to worry about the additional charges as our standard rates already include free shrink wrap, assembly and reassembly, free use tools such as blankets, straps and dollies and also free use of wardrobe boxes. We always prepare basic insurance and tax.
Please be aware of the Double Drive Time from loading to unloading locations. The Double Drive Time Law (DDT), passed by the California Public Utilities Commission, requires California based moving companies to double the amount of time it takes to get from the origin point to the destination point at the agreed-upon hourly rate. For example, if it takes 15 minutes to drive from the loading location to the unloading location, you will be charged for 30 minutes of the drive time. This law applies to all moving companies in the state of California, including MuraWay moving company.
How to secure my belongings and finances during the move?
Los Angeles moving companies must be licensed prior to operating in California by the Bureau of Household Goods and Services. Make sure the movers you select are authorized to operate in state by BHGS. If you choose MuraWay company for relocating your heavy and large items they will be transported by fully licensed and trained movers.
Keep in mind that the movers of your choice must provide you with an estimate in writing only after they conduct an inspection of the items you need to be moved.
Consider paying the additional rate for a higher level of reimbursement coverage. Yes, California intrastate movers include basic coverage at no additional charge, but moving heavy objects can be dangerous. If one of the moving company employees is injured while moving your property it’s better to be assured that the employer has good liability protection and they won’t seek redress from you. When you choose MuraWay company for your move in LA you can be sure your property will be delivered in the safest and efficient way possible.
What should I do during and after the move?
You should be present during both – the load and unload. To ensure all of your belongings are properly protected, please let your movers know about any items that require special care.
If you are not able to be there when the movers transport your properties, you should have someone you trust to watch over the process and assist the movers with directions. It’s better if you would stay at the front entrance and direct the movers so they know where exactly to place your items. The right placement will save you time and energy in the future. We advise you to check if your furniture ended up where you would like it and that everything is reassembled correctly.
If you’re moving and you happen to have small children, you may want to hire some help on a moving day. Keeping an eye on a baby and your stuff at the same time (no matter how big your items are) is extremely difficult. If you are able to get a babysitter for the time of the move, it could be a great thing not only for you and the movers but also for your kids because children’s daily schedule would not be interrupted.
Please don’t forget about your pets. They also need your extra care on the day of the move. It’s better if you get a plan for your animal friends – get them away for a day or make sure they are in a secure place. The movers are trained to work with difficulties so they are not afraid to meet any pets, but in order to do their work quickly and safely, they have to move large items without any obstacles on their way. It’s not safe for your pet to run around when movers are carrying bulky and heavy objects. Another problem is that the movers have to keep your doorways open while moving and it’s not safe for the pets that can run away through the open doors.
At the end of your move, it’s better if you walk through with your movers. Our company will make sure that you’re satisfied with the result but it doesn’t hurt to check everything twice. You can also inspect the truck to make sure nothing was left behind. If you choose MuraWay team for your heavy items moving in Los Angeles – please do not hesitate to communicate with us, as we are there to help you and make sure you are comfortable with the way we work.
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Nick and Ivan are super helpful! Everything is done quick and beautifully with very reasonable price. Will definitely recommend to a friend. Thank you for all of your help and for making my move easy and painless. If I move again I'll definitely be coming back to you!
The team called me upon arriving with exact ETA and were right on time. I am so sorry it was hottest day, but you guys were amazing. fast, professional and courteous. I reallu appreciate your help. I would not done it without you. Thank you for all of your help and for making my move easy and painless. If I move again I'll definitely be coming back to you!
This was probably one of my best successful moves! Nick was extremely responsive from requesting a quote to the actual move date. He was extremely flexible which is difficult to find with other moving companies. Thank you for all of your help and for making my move easy and painless. If I move again I'll definitely be coming back to you!