Local Moving Services 2018-02-06T00:14:13+00:00


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Moving is well-known as one of life’s most stressful necessities. While most people associate the difficulties of this process with long-distance or interstate moves, local moves can prove just as much of a challenge. That’s true, in part, because most of the logistical requirements of a longer move also apply to short-distance transportation of your valuable belongings. Some homeowners and renters try to handle the many details of a local move on their own. However, in the vast majority of cases, a qualified, experienced moving service makes sense as a superior alternative.

In Long Beach, Torrance and neighboring communities, the trusted source for trouble-free, professional moving assistance is Walsh Moving & Storage. Since the 1960s, we’ve offered high-quality local services for households throughout the area. From planning and packing supplies to safe transport on the region’s busy roads, we provide everything you need to minimize the stress of moving and maximize your convenience and peace of mind. And a straightforward pricing system makes it easy to determine your bottom-line expenditures in advance.


lms image 01aLocal moves are short moves that take place within an area or region. In most cases, these moves are intrastate and do not involve the crossing of state lines. However, for someone who lives near a state border, a relocation of just a few miles can fall into the interstate category. In California, state laws regulate the conditions for an intrastate move. Separate federal guidelines regulate the conditions for all interstate moves.

At Walsh Moving, we offer local moving services for homeowners and renters living in Long Beach, Torrance, Rancho Palos Verdes and surrounding areas. Our zone of destinations covers much of greater Los Angeles and Orange County, from Alhambra to Huntington Beach. In addition, we offer in-home services that make it safe and easy to move heavy or oversized items from room to room within your residence.


lms image 02aSome renters and homeowners choose to undertake local moves on their own. On the surface, this may seem like a good idea, given the short amount of distance involved. However, anyone who moves without the help of trained professionals takes certain safety risks. First and foremost of these risks is the possibility of damaging valuable items when moving on your own. Professional movers have the training and experience necessary to avoid any mishaps. On the other hand, untrained movers can easily make costly mistakes that lead to the need for property repair or replacement.

In California, the intrastate moving industry is regulated by the State’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). All reputable movers register with this agency and receive official authorization to operate. The CPUC also keeps a record of all complaints filed against moving companies. At Walsh Moving, we’re proud of our long history of safe, reliable intrastate service. We invite anyone seeking to arrange a local move to review our record and confirm our standing as a top-quality provider.


lms image 03aThere are lots of details to consider when planning a local move. In addition to confirming the safety record of your chosen provider, a short list of these details includes:

· Determining the exact services offered by your chosen moving company
· Making sure those services match up with your specific needs
· Getting an accurate estimate for the cost of your needed services
· Obtaining the supplies (e.g., packing boxes, tape, moving blankets) needed to carry out a move

The experts at Walsh Moving can help you with every phase of the planning process. Our slate of available services covers all areas of need for large and small moves. With our free, online local calculator, you can easily make a rough estimate of the cost of your move. (For a more comprehensive quote, contact us directly or fill in our simple request form.) In addition, at our Long Beach location you can purchase all of the supplies needed to pack and protect your belongings during transit.

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In-Home Moves

Most people use our in-home services to move furniture from one floor of a residence to another. However, you can also call on us to move other heavy items. You can also use our in-home services to move lighter items that you may not be able to carry on your own.

Apartment Moves

Most apartment renters need help moving from one location to another. However, some renters need help moving from apartment to apartment at a single location. In either case, our moving professionals have the expertise needed to safely transport your belongings.

House-to-House Moves

In most cases, home-to-home moves involve the transport of more belongings than apartment moves. This is especially true for larger homes with multiple bedrooms. Over the years, we’ve handled thousands of moves for area homeowners. Our trucks have the capacity to carry all property from any home that contains up to five bedrooms.

Antiques and Pianos

When transported even a short distance, valuable antiques require special treatment if damage is to be successfully avoided. The same precautions apply to the transportation of pianos, which are both large and delicate. At Walsh, we take the utmost care when moving these expensive, beloved items. Every step of the way, out detailed process ensures that antiques and pianos reach their destination unharmed.


lms image 04aTransparent pricing is critical to the moving process. With this in mind, Walsh Moving features a flat, all-inclusive hourly rate for all local moves. The baseline cost is $95 an hour, which includes two movers and a truck large enough to carry your belongings. If required, you can also add another mover for just $35 an hour.


wms inner imageFor nearly three generations, the professionals at Walsh Moving & Storage have simplified the moving process for area residents from all walks of life. We measure our success in decades of satisfied customers and an ongoing reputation for excellence. Whether you need in-home assistance or help moving from location to location, you’ll find us standing by with helpful advice and hands-on help for every aspect of your local undertaking. Our goal is to make one of life’s most stressful endeavors as safe, painless and worry-free as possible.


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I’m on a tight budget so it was important to get an estimate that was as accurate as possible with quality movers. Thomas at Walsh Moving took a detailed account of what I needed moved and explained their pricing and estimate well. They were extremely efficient and got the job done right. Competitively priced, detailed & accurate estimate, professional, and efficient. The final cost was $165 less than the estimate!

jessica b image   Jessica B – San Pedro, CA