Having a few flights of stairs is a common problem for the people that live in big cosmopolitan cities and especially older condo buildings.

With the complexity of navigating through the flights of stairs, there are also additional costs that might be added extra to your moving invoice.

BUT, if you’re working with a professional moving company LA Moving Star we always want to assure that you have a clear picture around all possible extra charges before the first box makes it down to the first floor of your building.

There are a lot of variables that should be taken into consideration and may affect the complexity of your move and stairs would be one of those critical ones. The more you know everything ahead of time the more you understand the “why” behind any additional cost to your moving invoice.



These are 4 main factors:

  • Access to freight elevator: Let’s suggest you have both stairs and access to an elevator in your current location. What if your elevator stopped working per our mover’s arrival or you could not reserve a freight elevator that could have been used during your move, in that case if movers using the stairs during your move first 2 flights there’s no charge for all the items less than 200lbs, if over 2 flights of stairs and some items should go through the stairs then there’s a flat fee of $100 Fee for every extra flight. Our movers always appreciate a lot if you can have that freight elevator reserved in case you have one in your building as the regular passenger elevator might not work the best for the moving needs due to it is size and weight it carries.
  • Location: As we all know in Los Angeles Metropolitan area you can see all kinds of hills and extremely steep roads. If movers would have to take stairs in order to get to your apartment entry location it may result in a higher cost than a location that has no or very few stairs. Moreover, in case you’re relocating from or to a multi-family home that has a second floor or maybe stairs to the basement, you may incur an additional charge if and only if there are any items over 250lbs per piece that requires going down or upstairs to move. If you reside on a 5th-floor walk-up apartment, that would definitely be a reason for additional fees simply because there are more than 2flights over stairs involved.
  • Type of items: Fragile furniture items such as antiques may require more movers to safely get them down or up stairs to move them, which would often add up an extra fee.
  • Required equipment: If you have anything like a piano, gun safe, or regular overweight safe that would require special equipment in order to move it to your next location in that case you might be looking at extra fees added to your final bill. For example, when moving a piano the movers you hire would have to use a special piano board in order to lift the piano items or lower items down flights of stairs. And also you would need at least 5-6 movers depending on the piano weight.

We truly believe that moving should be one of those processes that needs to be planned thoroughly and especially when it comes to calculating the cost involved with the flights of stairs involved in your relocation, at LA Moving Star we will break it down for you in order to assure that you understand how those steps would impact your moving budget’s bottom line.

With thousands of happy clients and extensive experience going down and all the way up the stairs LA Moving Star can help you one step at a time and making the right move every step of the way.

Choose LA Moving Star now and do not waste your time looking any further. Because Better Move Starts Here with us.

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Jay LoganJay Logan
21:39 24 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did a fantastic job and were very careful with all the furniture and boxes.
Elvira GendlerElvira Gendler
02:22 21 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did an amazing job. Such a professional team. Moved me and my husband in a super friendly and smooth way. We moved 3-4 times but this is was the best experience I have ever had. Thank you guys!!!! Impressive!!!!
Zhiyuan XuZhiyuan Xu
18:57 19 Oct 23
Alex and Sergei is very responsible and helpful
Brandon ShahnianiBrandon Shahniani
18:40 18 Oct 23
HOLY MOLY! Where do I even begin. First of all, in the last 6 years, I've moved probably 3-4 times. I've hired through task rabbit, asked for recs through friends, and have even hired those amazing parking lot patrons you see at every Home Depot. Long story short, it's always been a nightmare. Half of my things end up broken, my walls get scuffed, I end up needing to help lift things and spend hours afterwards cleaning up what the movers messed up. When planning my current move, I knew I had some really tricky pieces that were going to be an absolute beast to move to my new condo. I decided to dish out a couple extra bucks and work with an actual moving company this time after my best friend Lauren raved about LA Moving Star for months.When I tell you I'm astonished. First of all, the price was very reasonable and the movers that showed up were actual professionals. I would call them moving artists to say the least. They strategically have so many tricks up their sleeves in getting massive items through very cramped and small spaces. Everything was wrapped beautifully and not a single thing was damaged. Not only that but they were SO efficient. They were hustling, moving fast, and getting it all done in a timely manner. Usually when companies charge by the hour, I tend to notice workers taking their sweet time in certain areas... But this company values integrity and you can tell. They actually care about their customers and it's SO apparent. My specific movers were Alex, Max, and Serg and the 3 boys were spectacular. This move was definitely not an easy one and they even had to completely disassemble and rebuild my three massive closet pieces by hand.I cannot reccomend this company enough and will be reffering everybody I know to use them. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Víctor MendezVíctor Mendez
20:44 14 Oct 23
Guys did an amazing job. Moved my heavy furniture. I’d like to recommend them. Thank you Andrew and Mike!
Otiniel RibeiroOtiniel Ribeiro
18:34 12 Oct 23
Extremely professional and customer service second to none. Highly recommend!
Andres Holguin-FloresAndres Holguin-Flores
00:53 12 Oct 23
Two great workers helped with moving my entire apartment. It was a big move with a fridge, desk, tv and bed. Fast, friendly, and would absolutely hire again. They handled the move up a flight of stairs as well
Sar HossepianSar Hossepian
23:22 11 Oct 23
Androo Ara and mike are the best you can get to move your stuff 5 star from me
Mark Stephen FructuosoMark Stephen Fructuoso
19:43 11 Oct 23
Alex and Serg were extremely professional, quick, and efficient with my move. Would definitely recommend this company for friends and family!
Al RosalesAl Rosales
23:57 08 Oct 23
Alex, Peter, and Serg were excellent. They did the move in a timely matter and were all very nice. Not disappointed at all.
22:00 06 Oct 23
Max and Serge have been very helpful for my move out. Both are very strong, quick, and concise. Absolutely a great moving experience and I highly recommend! A++++
18:40 06 Oct 23
Max and Serg were excellent Movers, extremely helpful, going above and beyond. They were the best.