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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00:00 18 May 23
It's my second time using this moving company. It was definitely worth it and will recommend to do it for my family. Andrew and Peter were so amazing and extremely efficient and hardworking! They were so focused and friendly. I'm glad that they helped me out as they disassemble and assemble my bedframe, dressers, and drawers. I am glad I packed everything in boxes in advance. I would definitely recommend this company to my family and friends! I would use them again in the future!
Malia TimsitMalia Timsit
00:45 11 May 23
Alex, Max, Gabi and Ara were our movers and I can’t say enough good things about them! They are so professional and you can tell they know what they are doing. They worked hard and fast and I would definitely use them again. Highly recommend!
Walter MoralesWalter Morales
19:54 21 May 22
This was our first time using a moving company and I WOW! I couldn't be more impressed. LA moving star was nothing short of professional, fast and helpful. Highly recommend them if you're moving and look forward to using them for our next move
Alana LoveAlana Love
21:51 18 May 22
I highly recommend LA star moving company! They did a fabulous job, they were on time, extremely professional and all-around an amazing job. I’ve been numerous times and this is the best most smoothest move I’ve had. I cannot thank LA Star moving company enough!Alex and his crew are amazing!
Melanie UllmannMelanie Ullmann
07:05 29 Mar 22
From booking my movers, to the end of the move, everything was perfect. I highly recommend LA Moving Star. I booked them once before a while back, and was happy. And once again, even with 2 new movers, everything was just as great! Roman and Ivan showed up on time, they were caring, kind, efficient, hard working, and got the job done with ease. Will definitely be booking this company whenever I move.
Ahmed ElgoharyAhmed Elgohary
21:01 16 Feb 22
Great company for moving, Roman and Ivan were very professional and friendly. They wrapped all my furniture very well and did a great job with the whole move. Also Sarah was great when I called in asking for a quote. I definitely recommend this business for your move.
Jason PhegleyJason Phegley
00:04 30 Sep 21
We had A LOT off stuff in our large 2 bedroom home in Mid City. These guys were awesome! Smoothest easiest moving experience I’ve ever had. They were in constant communication. Arrived right on time. They were true professionals and very nice guys. They were so quick it blew my mind we were in our new place FULLY in under 3 hours. Hard to believe. The great and fair pricing coupled with 5 star service makes them a no brainer for movers in LA. Highly recommended! Thank you Roman and Ivan!