Los Angeles or LA or the City of Angels, call what you may, but the charm of the city will not fade in the dark cloud oblivion. Everyone moving to the city knows that and so do Los Angeles movers. It is because of this pull of the city that so many Los Angeles Moving companies are mushrooming. Some of them are good and some of them are not so good, and the process of separating wheat (a right LA mover) from chaff (an agglomeration of crappy LA movers) is so daunting that it leaves most of gasping.
Well, after reading this article, it won’t be so.
Let’s begin to understand why more and more people are coming to the City of Angles, which on its own will explain the reason behind the surging demand for LA moving companies.
Why LA of all the cities?
In the United States, indeed, there are many more cities with all the world-class amenities, but none of them is LA. Yeah, it’s about Hollywood, but not only about Hollywood. LA has many more things to offer than that.
Colleges and university
The city has 3 public universities (California State University, Northridge [CSUN] and University of California, LA [UCLA], and California State University, LA [CSULA]), 21 private colleges, and 9 community colleges.
LA’s subway system is the ninth busiest subway in the United States, and its light rail is the third busiest light rail system in the United States. Total combined ridership of bus lines, subway, and light rail across LA County is 1.7 million, which is handled remarkably well by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and various supporting agencies.
Crime and safety
In the last couple of years there has been a significant decline in crime rate in LA. Unlike early ’90s when LA was a hot favorite destination for crooks and criminals, crime has dropped in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, crime has reached 37-year low (recorded just 392 homicide), and in 2008, homicide rate dipped lower to reach 9.6 (per 100,000 population), which was 21.1 (per 100,000 population) in 1993.
Entertainment sector (movies, television, music, and games) is a major driver of the city’s economy. Other contributing sectors are petroleum, international trade, technology, aerospace, tourism, fashion, and apparel.
Finding a right LA moving company
Now you know why this City of Angels is so hot, it is time to talk about finding a right LA mover.
Search, research, and re-research
I have emphasized on research this much just to tell you how extremely important research is in the process of finding a relocation company for you. Moving to another city is not a small thing. You will have to move everything from knickers to sneakers, from books to goods, from carpets to computers, from DVDs to music system. And an unreliable relocation company will simply jeopardize your mental well-being by breaking things up, at least one. One breakage may cost you more than the time you need to invest in finding a right moving guy to relocate you to LA.
Inquire. No, grill!
By deciding to relocate to some other city, you are shifting your entire life with you, so will you take a chance in that? Put each and every relocation company through tough sessions of questioning about their prices, quality of their fleet, knowhow of the locality, responsiveness, security, insurance, and damage control, etc. Let them face the heat, so that you don’t during the process of relocation. Either of you has to. Let them be the one.
Get it written
Words come cheaper, and spoken words doubly so. Do not rely on the words. You are not there to make friends out of every LA movers. Be professional. Get everything in written and duly signed. This way you can take them to the court of law, if things don’t go as expected. These steps will filter out many fake and second-rate Los Angeles movers, and after this what remain will be the companies you would like to deal with. This is how I suggest you to choose a Los Angeles moving company.