Move Safely with a Fully Background Checked Crew

As a resident of Los Angeles preparing for a local move, know that Suddath® is a partner with experience you can trust.

Suddath has been in the moving and storage business for 100 years, and we have been serving customers in L.A. County since 1991. We are dedicated to our community, and recently even received a commendation from the City of La Mirada for it.

Because of our local moving experience, the training our crew members complete is unparalleled in the moving industry and it shows. Our customers consistently give us 5-star reviews on Google and through our website, making us one of the highest rated local movers in Los Angeles.

Suddath local moving crew members are part of an elite class of moving professionals who have passed extensive background checks, graduated from our own training program, Suddath University, and completed hundreds of hours of on-the-job mentored training. We make every effort to give you peace of mind during your move, even if you’re just moving a few miles.

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Our goal is to be the easiest moving company to work with. To get started, select one of three methods to obtain a moving quote that fits within your schedule and level of effort.



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A single point of contact for a less-stressful move

Every day, we put our customers’ peace of mind first. That’s why every one of our customers has a single point of contact for their move, even locally. It’s important for us to provide our customers with a familiar face to be there for every mile and milestone of your move, and one person to call if you have any questions or concerns. Your local move coordinator is there to be proactive on your behalf, and to address your needs head-on.

Your local move coordinator will help you choose which of our variety of services will best suit your needs and budget. From creating a checklist of things to do before moving day to scheduling packing and unpacking (if needed), we can help you fully organize your schedule of services to fit your unique needs.

Your move coordinator can talk you through a variety of services offered to our Los Angeles local moving customers such as:

  • The careful handling of art collections, vehicles, pianos, antiques, and more
  • The Suddath Declutter Program for home staging
  • Arrange storage of your items until your new home is ready
  • Coordinate any of our other local moving services

Flexible local moving services for any budget

When our customers entrust us with their belongings, we know that we are holding your memories, the results of your hard work, and the things that make your house a home.

These things are priceless to you, but you still need to move them on a certain budget. Suddath’s high-quality local moving services are both affordable and personalized. We have created scalable local moving services that can be adjusted to fit any need and budget.

For example, our packing services:

  • Full-service packing: your goods fully packed by our team, using only the best materials and time-tested techniques
  • Partial packing: if you’re uncomfortable packing some of your more delicate items, or simply need an extra set of hands, we can step in
  • DIY packing: the most budget-friendly option, for those who prefer to pack themselves. We give you packing tips to get started, and show up on moving day to move the boxes you’ve packed and furniture

We also have unpacking services to help you settle into your new home, although no matter what level of service you need, our crew will protect your furniture and homes with our protective materials, which include padding for furniture, as well as door, wall and floor protections.

Secure, high-quality storage options

A home in L.A. will often sell before the residents have closed on their new home. When this happens, you may need to store your belongings for a few weeks or even a few months. This is often a source of unwanted and unpredicted stress, but at Suddath, we are fully prepared and always ready to store your items in our warehouse for as long or as briefly as necessary.

If your local moving plan has a wrinkle in it due to mortgage closing dates, job changes, or weather event, we are able to quickly adjust. Just reach out to your move coordinator, and then will work to set everything up so you don’t have to worry or stress over it. Suddath has over 3 million square feet of storage facilities with 24/7 monitoring and climate control options for your most sensitive items. Whether it’s a fine art collection, furniture, or L.A.’s largest collection of movie memorabilia, we have the storage facility to keep it all safe until you’re ready to move it into your new home.

Local Moving FAQs

1. What is valuation coverage?

The most important thing to highlight up front is that valuation coverage is not insurance. Local moving customers who want insurance for their move will need to work through a licensed insurance company. Moving companies are required to offer you valuation coverage. If a moving company fails to do so, it may be a sign that they are a disreputable, fly-by-night or “rogue” mover.

Valuation coverage is what local moving customers get through their moving company. Simply put, valuation coverage is an agreement that is completed before your move begins. In this agreement, you and your moving company detail liability for claims of damaged or lost items. If the moving company is at fault for the loss or damage of your items, the valuation coverage guarantees that the moving company pays for those items. For example, Suddath offers standard Released Value Protection (RVP) valuation coverage at $0.60 per pound of your shipment.

When preparing for your local move here in L.A., make sure you evaluate whether or not you want to insure your items through an insurance company. If you have more specific questions about insurance and valuation coverage, your local moving coordinator will be happy to help.

Learn more about your valuation coverage options in our blog post on the subject.

2. How far in advance should I start my local move?

In an ideal situation, we recommend beginning the move process no later than two months before your desired move date. This will give you plenty of time to evaluate which items you’d like to take with you and which items you’ll sell with your home or donate, as well as time to vet the best local moving companies. It also gives you a slight buffer of time to accommodate any unexpected changes in your moving plans.

Have less time than that before you need to move? You’re in the right place. Suddath has over 100 years of experience helping families move long distances. We can help you navigate your timeline with an optimized move plan.

3. What if you break something, what is the claims process like?

It is our goal to make sure that the belongings we move for you always make it to their destination safely. It is quite rare that a Suddath local moving customer experiences any lost or damaged property issues. In the rare case that one of your items is damaged, your Suddath local move coordinator will provide a claim form and walk you through each step of documenting your broken items. Once the form is completed, your coordinator will have a claims representative will reach out to you within 24 hours.

4. What do you do to ensure quality and customer satisfaction during my local move?

Our crews also must complete our own a separate program at Suddath University where local and long-distance drivers spend a week in intensive training at our location in Jacksonville, FL.

At Suddath University, there are multiple training rooms with different labs for technology, process training, and soft skills training. There is even a pre-fab apartment built into the warehouse where drivers must utilize their training for packing and loading containerized shipments. The program helps our Los Angeles local movers excel at customer service while they’re executing your move.

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