How many movers should I hire?

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Ballin’…on a budget!

It’s no sebudgetcret that, in addition to moving being one of the most stressful life events, it is also one of the more costly life events. Moving doesn’t necessarily need to break the bank. Your friendly Cheap Movers in Los Angeles are here to help! Here are some tips about the optimal number of movers you need to hire when planning your move.

Please take a moment to consider the following…

Less is more…literally.

“I don’t have a lot of stuff.”

Literally, we hear this sentence every single day from many of our prospective, well-intending customers. It is entirely all-too-easy to misjudge the amount of things you actually have, especially when small items have still yet to be packed. It is all the more difficult to judge the amount of things you have if you haven’t moved in a while and have, inevitably, accumulated more stuff.

If you need help packing those last-minute items, we are more than happy to do so but this does take extra labor time and materials. Please let your Relocation Coordinator know this when you are calling to schedule your move.

Unforeseen circumstances…

There are many incidences that make moving a little more tricky and require extra help. In these circumstances, you will always win and pay less in the end by hiring more movers.

Some common examples of these circumstances are as follows:

  • Stairs vs. Elevator access
  • Dismounting television(s) and fixtures anchored to the wall(s)
  • Disconnecting appliances
  • Truck access to your house/building entrance (Is parking tricky?)
  • 2+ beds and/or large furniture pieces (disassembly/assembly)
  • Narrow hallways and doorways
  • Pianos, Heavy Armoires, and Specialized Solid Furniture Pieces (i.e.: Pool Tables)

The Best Professional Movers in Los Angeles

In conclusion, it all boils down to trusting the professionals, as every good relationship of any kind should be based on trust. From speaking with your Relocation Coordinator to arrange your move to meeting your experienced moving team, our common goal is to take care of you and make your move stress-free. That being said, we expect nothing less than a 5-star move for each and every customer. in fact, 33% of our customers come as referrals from previous valued customers.

Call or Click today to get your 5-star move planned!

Let’s get you home,

-Cheap Movers Los Angeles Customer Care Team-

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What items can’t be moved?

what items can't be moved?

Do you have these common household items?


Check with your friendly Relocation Coordinator to ensure your safety!

Whether you’re planning a brief, local move, or a long-distance move, chances are you probably have some hazardous materials at home. Of course, we all understand that the garage generally houses a lot of materials that we don’t want inside of our homes but did you know that even nail polish remover is considered a hazardous material not suitable for transport?

Licensed and insured for your peace-of-mind.

In order to obtain our California Public Utilities permit, we had to demonstrate a higher-than-average understanding of many laws. One such law restricts motor carriers without a hazardous materials endorsement from transporting hazardous materials. As mentioned above, even nail polish remover is unsuitable for transport in your moving truck! This is where having a licensed and insured moving company, like Cheap Movers Los Angeles, really becomes of great value and safety.

Please read below for a list from the CPUC of the most common residential hazardous materials that are unsafe for transport on Moving Day:

  • Combustible Liquids:
    • Alcohol (Rubbing)
    • Lubricants (Motor oils)
    • Anti-Freeze Compounds
  • Corrosives:
    • Acids
    • Drain Cleaner
    • Photographic acids used in developing film bleach
    • Water Purifying Agents, such as used for swimming pool cleaning and maintenance
  • Explosives:
    • Fireworks
    • Small Arms Ammunition
    • Flash Bulbs
  • Flammables:
    • Lighter Fluid
    • Matches
    • Wood Oil Stains
    • Petrol-Chemical-Based Garden Sprays
    • Paint/Varnish
    • Paint/Varnish Removers
    • Butane/Propane/Gasoline (Garden Equipment)
    • Signal Flares
    • Charcoal Briquettes
  • Compressed Gasses:
    • Aerosol Cans
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Scuba Diving Tanks

We’re here for you 24/7.

Cheap Movers Los Angeles is the only locally-grown companies that can actually claim 24/7, local customer service. Please call, email, or text us anytime if you have any questions about your move or if you are planning a move in the future. We are always happy to accommodate last-minute moves when possible. We thank you, in advance, for making Cheap Movers Los Angeles the best movers in Los Angeles and Southern California. Come see why our customers love us on Yelp!.

Let’s get you home,

-Cheap Movers Los Angeles 24/7 Customer Care Team-



How much do I tip my movers?

“How much do I tip my movers?”

In our culture, there is a certain stigma about talking in depth about money matters and announcing one’s personal income. Nobody wants to be labelled “cheap” or “broke” but nobody wants to grossly overpay for something either. However service industries can be a tricky place to navigate, especially as tips are quietly expected.

Contrary to popular urban myth, the word “tips” does not mean “Tips Insure Prompt Service” or anything of the like for that matter. (Which totally makes sense,  for how could you insure prompt service unless you pay tips ahead of time?) Although it has many connotations, both as a verb and as a noun, the use of the term as it applies to monetary rewards to servants and dates back to the 1700’s in Europe. It first appeared in this context as a verb (“Then I, Sir, tips me the Verger with half a Crown” from the 1706 George Farquhar play The Beaux Stratagem) and was first recorded as a noun in 1755. Today, we tend to follow suit with this long-standing habit of monetarily rewarding those who provide a service.

A common question we are asked, day in and day out, is: “How much do I tip my movers?” Generally, at restaurants, a good waiter or waitress can be appropriately rewarded for a 5-star job with at least a 20% tip. However, moving is a bit more expensive than just your Grand Slam at Denny’s…and we realize this. According to Lauri Ward at, “I prefer a flat fee over a percentage when tipping movers,” she begins. “As a minimum, the crew usually gets $20-$30 per mover. For more complex moves, tip $40 per mover. The foreman usually receives $50 for less complicated moves and $75-$100 for bigger jobs.”

While everyone’s budget does vary greatly, especially in the Los Angeles Metro Area, even just a few dollars tipped to help your movers buy a meal-on-the-go is greatly appreciated.

-Cheap Movers Los Angeles Customer Care Team

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