Local Moves

Are you moving across town or around the corner and require experienced LA movers? Looking for local piano movers? Need apartment movers to handle the big items? Do you have a large home and need residential movers to move all or some items? Of all the Los Angeles movers, we are the premier local moving company everyone talking about because of our ability to provide a quality moving experience at competitive rates. From our friendly office staff, to the crews performing the relocation, you will find experienced professionals that can handle any size relocation. As a full service mover, we can handle any packing or crating services that might be required. We can also provide short or long term storage at our local warehouse.

California moves 100 miles or less from origin to destination are considered a local move. Typically, these moves are priced at competitive hourly rates, depending on the number of trucks, men and equipment to complete the relocation. Packing, unpacking, crating, storage, and hoisting services are also available.

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Long Distance Moves (State-to-State Moving)

We are an agent for Mayflower Transit, the most recognized name in household moving services. We understand that moving can be one of the most stressful periods in life. After all, we have been moving families for generations. We have highly trained professionals who can help you every step of the way. From carefully packing your belongings, cautiously loading our trucks, to setting up your furniture in your new home, we are here to assist you. Choose Mayflower- The Name You Know.

Moves that cross state lines traveling from origin to destination are considered an interstate move.  For example, California moves to Florida or Texas moves to New York would fall under this classification.  These moves are typically priced at competitive rates calculated on weight of the shipment and subject to minimums.  Packing, unpacking, crating, storage and hoisting services are also available.  Online tracking options are available on all Mayflower Transit shipments.

We also have a Small Shipment Move Program especially designed for Los Angeles interstate moves between 500-1500 pounds, the perfect solution for student moving, senior moving or moving items to family members in other states.  In addition, we have Portable Storage Containers that a do-it-yourself mover can use to ship belongings to selected cities throughout the country. It’s that simple…

Contact us today for information and a price quote.


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Local Storage

Blue Chip Moving & Storage can assist in the storage of your belongings, whether it is extra furniture, household goods, office furniture, business records, or any other item. Whether you need short-term storage or long-term storage, our South Bay Los Angeles warehouse located in Hawthorne, CA is here to safely store your goods. With our huge network of Mayflower family offices, we can also provide storage throughout the country. Our local warehouse facility is gated, has 24-hour fire and security, and is military approved.

We also offer commercial storage with a wide array of solutions including storage of hotel furnishings, hospital equipment, pallets, general freight, and retail fixtures. We can transport your storage items upon request. In addition, we offer self storage for those who require storage space or need a storage unit.

Contact us today for information and a price quote.

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Long Distance Moves (California Moving)

Need a Los Angeles mover for a long distance California move?  Are you moving to Los Angeles from Northern California, Central Coast or Central Valley?  Moving from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Palm Springs or San Diego?  We have a fleet of trucks dedicated just for long distance California moving that makes scheduling easy and convenient.

California moves over 100 miles from origin to destination, within the state, are considered an intrastate move.  These moves are typically priced at competitive rates based on weight of the shipment and subject to minimums.  Packing, unpacking, crating, storage, and hoisting services are also available.

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Corporate Relocations

For a smooth, cost efficient Los Angeles corporate relocation, there is only one choice – Blue Chip Moving & Storage. We have been providing expert corporate relocation management since 1963. Regardless of the size or location, our move specialist will have the knowledge and experience to manage you relocation needs, giving you a single point of contact that will provide clear communication. Corporate storage and shipment tracking is available, along with many other services that sets us apart from other moving companies. We also provide international moving services using our vast network of agents around the world. We can work with most move policies including percentage, lump sum, and full service packages. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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Business and Commercial Moving

Office & Industrial Relocations

Blue Chip Moving & Storage can handle your complete office or industrial relocation. We understand that these moves need to be performed when it is convenient for your business. For this reason, we offer after-hours and weekend moving services designed to prevent disruption of your employees during crucial business time. Our moving consultant will work closely with you to ensure your facility is relocated to your exact specifications.

Our goal is to assist our customer in accomplishing a trouble free move while at the same time maintaining maximum customer service and staying within a budget.  We are able to achieve these goals by working with you to establish a plan of action and then implementing the plan through clear communication and expert management.  Blue Chip Moving & Storage should be considered your relocation resource and we stand ready to assist you and your staff from the planning stages of the move through final setup.

Trade Show / Electronics Relocations

Mayflower is a leader in the special transportation industry. Our Special Transportation Systems (STS) division is dedicated to trade show/electronic moves. On every STS move, Mayflower provides expert packing services, satellite tracking, scheduled pick-up and delivery times, and on-site representatives to perform unloading and setup. If you need to transport sensitive electronic equipment, Mayflower has a fleet of vans specially designed to protect high-value products.

Please contact us today to learn more about our services.


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International Moves

Moving overseas?  Need international movers to provide door-to-door service?  We are among the top international moving companies with a large network of quality agents around the world that can manage and safely transport your belongings across international waters.  Our international movers and staff are experienced with preparing a shipment for air or sea transport.  The international shipping services we offer includes freight forwarding to your new home and final delivery services.

Moves that travel from one country to another are considered an international move.  These moves are typically priced at competitive rates calculated on a combination of weight and space of the shipment.  Packing and crating services are typically included.  International storage and hoisting services are also available upon request.

Contact us today for information and a price quote.


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Self Storage

Blue Chip Moving & Storage is a full service mover that also provides self storage units at our Hawthorne, CA facility. We have both small and large storage units. Some units can be delivered directly to your residence or business. These self storage units can placed next to your vehicle, avoiding long hallways, elevators or flights of stairs. Orders for packing materials, including delivery, can be placed online. Short term storage and long term self storage units are available. We can provide packing or labor assistance upon request.

Call our storage manager today to discuss our options and pricing.


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Portable Storage Containers

Storing your belongings just got easier! Blue Chip Moving & Storage will now deliver waterproof Portable Storage Containers to your location. Think of a mini storage unit, with a roll up door, delivered to your front door. Take your time to pack and load your belongings without renting a truck, plus you can secure it with your own lock. Blue Chip Moving will pick it up the container or you can store it at your location. Orders can be placed online or over the phone. These storage containers are ideal for de-cluttering a home so it can sell faster or a remodeling project. Each container is approximately 16’ long, 8’ wide and 8’ tall. Short-term storage and long-term storage is available. We also offer portable containers for one-way moving to selected cities or market areas. In addition, we can provide quality packing and/or labor services. It’s that easy…

Contact us today for more information and how we can select an appropriate storage plan for you.

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Hawaii Moves

Are you moving to Hawaii and need a professional mover that knows how to carefully ship to Hawaii?  We have a devoted moving service from Los Angeles and Orange Counties, to all major Hawaiian Islands.  For decades, Blue Chip Moving and Storage has helped families, military members, and businesses move to Hawaii with the quality service they deserve and expect.  In fact, if you are moving from Hawaii to Los Angeles or around the world, you will receive this same quality moving service and experience.  We have the knowledge and expertise to provide a complete door-to-door moving service that will make your relocation hassle-free and affordable.

Are you moving to Hawaii with your pet?  Hawaii has restrictions and may need to quarantine your furry dog or cat in an effort to prevent the spread of rabies.  Although we don’t transport pets, you might find the following helpful to determine the simple procedures to follow:



Hawaii relocations are typically priced at competitive rates calculated on a combination of weight and space of the shipment.  A minimum shipment size may apply.  Packing and crating services are typically included.  Storage and hoisting services are also available upon request.

If you are considering a move to Hawaii, or a move from Hawaii, contact us today to learn how we can make the process simple, convenient, and affordable.

Moving to Oahu

If you are moving to Oahu for its beauty, or moving to Honolulu for the big city life, you will enjoy the process our relocation service has to offer.  Our professional overseas movers and staff have the moving experience needed to protect and safely transport your precious belongings. Contact us today to discuss the next step…

Moving to “The Big Island” – Hawaii

If you are moving to Hilo, or moving to Kailua-Kona, we promise to make your relocation go smooth with our affordable service using experienced crews and staff.  This experience has helped many individuals and families move to Hilo and Kailua-Kona for decades.  Our professional moving service to the island covers both coasts and areas in between.  Contact us today to discover how your Hawaii relocation can be an affordable, pleasant moving experience.

Moving to Maui

Are you planning a move to Maui and need a mover who has the knowledge and experience to transport your belongings safely at competitive rates?  Moving to Kahului or moving to Kihei near the Maalaea Bay?  We provide service all Maui communities with professional movers to insure your relocation will be smooth and seamless.   Our experienced crews and staff can help make your relocation to Maui become a pleasant experience.  Contact us today to find out how to get started…

Moving to Kauai

If you are moving to Lihue or moving to Kapaa, we pledge to provide the best moving experience possible with our trained crews and staff.  Our service also extends to other communities along Route 50 and Route 56.  We can provide the special care needed to transport your belongings from the mainland to Kauai with our professional crews and staff.  We provide the assistance you may need to determine if you should take some or all your items.

Contact us today for more information and a price quote.


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Plan Your Move & Moving Tips

Planning a move is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. In order to make your move go as smoothly as possible, Blue Chip has provided the following information to help you plan your move:

Moving Reminders | Most Forgotten Items | Estimates

Packing Tips | New City Information

Trip Kit | Change Your Address

Moving Reminders
Mayflower Transit has provided the Interactive Moving Guide. By providing your e-mail address and the date of your move, Mayflower will e-mail you weekly reminders about important steps in preparing for your move. Click Here to sign up for Mayflower Transit e-mail reminders.

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Most Forgotten Items

Blue Chip suggests adding these 10 points to the top of your moving preparation list:

1. For The Record — Obtaining copies of your medical records, including your dentist, veterinarian and vaccine/immunization information can often be overlooked. In some cases, a notarized letter is required to receive the official documentation; you may need to contact the American Medical Records Association to determine your new state’s procedure.

2. For The Record II — Your child’s permanent school record cannot follow him or her through life if it’s left behind. In addition, school records are usually required when registering your child at their new school. Often, copies will not be sufficient, and records with a raised seal will be necessary.

3. Old Phone Numbers — Pack phone books from your old town. You may think you’ll remember the numbers you frequently call now, but more likely, you’ll spend a small fortune on directory assistance charges to contact old friends or tie up loose ends.

4. Taken To The Cleaners — Remember to complete transactions with local businesses (for example, picking up your dry cleaning).

5. Where You’re Moving To — In the flurry of preparing for the move, you may often forget your forwarding address — important information when forwarding periodicals and credit card bills, as well as keeping in touch with old friends. Always keep your new address handy in your wallet or purse.

6. Spic And Span — Although your focus will be on your new home or apartment, you can’t forget about preparing the old residence for your exit. Remember to leave out cleaning supplies for the final “once-over” before closing the door for good, or make arrangements in advance for a service to clean it for you.

7. The Opener — Many people often forget to take the electric garage door opener out of their car before leaving. Remember to leave the opener for the new tenants or owners.

8. Remember Rover — In most cases, moving companies cannot transport animals or plants. Remember to make arrangements for their transfer, as well. The U.S. Post office has provided information to help you arrange moving your pets. Remember to push “BACK” to return to Blue Chip . Click here to visit the post office.

9. Bank On It — Many people forget to retrieve important documents from their safe deposit box. It is also wise to establish a checking account in your new town about a month prior to your move so that you have immediate access to your account.

10. Keys To Success — The collection of spare house keys can often be forgotten. Whether it means getting them from neighbors who kept them, or retrieving them from under the rock next to the front door, don’t forget to gather all sets before you depart.

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Blue Chip provides free, no obligation estimates. To request an estimate electronically, click here. If you would like to contact a representative of Blue Chip , Inc., please call toll-free (800) 464-1460.

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Packing Tips

If you decide to pack yourself, plan on at least six weeks to pack and get ready for your move.

Blue Chip offers the following packing suggestions:

  • Before you start packing, determine the items you want to throw away, give away or sell.
  • Moving is a good time to get rid of items you no longer need. You will save money and have less to pack and unpack. Give yourself enough time to make these decisions.
  • Don’t just start packing — plan how you will pack. Pack items you seldom use first. Pack items of similar size and weight together. Don’t make any carton too heavy to easily lift.
  • Always use proper packing cartons and wrapping materials. Use professional packing tape, which is a wide, strong, clear or brown tape. Masking tape is not strong enough to support the weight of a fully packed carton. Tape all cartons closed on the top and bottom — don’t just fold the end flaps closed. Use crumpled, unprinted newspaper to pack items in boxes.
  • Label the contents on the outside of all boxes, along with the rooms to which they should be delivered in your new home. When packing fragile items, clearly mark “fragile” on the outside of the box, with arrows on the sides to indicate the correct upright position.
  • Indicate boxes holding essential items, such as cooking utensils, bedding, linens and toiletries that need to be opened first by writing “open first” on the box and making sure these are the last boxes to be loaded onto the moving van.

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Certain possessions require specific care when packing. Click on the following items for packing tips:

China | Stemware | Mirrors and glass-covered photos and artwork

Silverware | Lamp shades | Clothes

Small appliances, computers, stereo equipment

Glass jars and bottles | Statuary, figurines, curios 

Record albums, tapes, CDs | Antiques, delicate furniture


Wrap each item separately in unprinted newspaper, and use a specially partitioned box such as the “dishpak” (available from Blue Chip).

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First, wrap the stems for extra protection; then wrap each glass individually and place upside down in a partitioned box.

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Mirrors and glass-covered photos and artwork

Cross the glass with a series of masking tape “Xs” to help strengthen the glass, then wrap in a generous cushion of clean paper, and place in a flattened packing or telescoping carton.

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Nest utensils in groups of three or four, wrap securely and place in silver chest or cushioned box.

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Lamp shades

Handle shades only by the wire frames; place in large boxes. Shades can be nested in one box if separated by clean paper.

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Clothes can be folded and boxed. For faster unpacking, you can obtain special wardrobe boxes from your mover, allowing you to neatly pack by leaving clothes on hangers.

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Small appliances, computers, stereo equipment

If possible, pack small appliances, computers, stereo equipment and VCRs in their original boxes. Otherwise, cushion appliances with crumpled packing paper. Tape down moving parts, such as stereo turntable tone arms.

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Glass jars and bottles

Pack with bubble wrap or several layers of paper. Secure stoppers or lids with masking tape to the top of the jar or bottle. Don’t move flammable items.

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Statuary, figurines, curios

Wrap generously in bubble pack, wrap in a layer of clean paper and pack in boxes with plenty of crumpled paper or foam packing “peanuts” in between items. Objects with delicate appendages, such as candelabras or figurines with extended arms, should be wrapped with extra bubble pack and surrounded by extra packing material.

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Record albums, tapes, CDs

Stack these items on end so they can absorb shock with less chance of damage. Pack tightly so they’re secure and can’t shift.

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Antiques, delicate furniture

Movers can supply specially made crates to secure and ship fragile items and antiques.

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New City Information

Moving to a new city brings with it a lot of uncertainty. We have provided these valuable tools to make your research easier.

Search for a home in your new city using Realtor.com. The Official Internet Site of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Search for businesses in your new area using Smartpages Internet Yellow Pages.

To research schools in your new area, visit The School Report.

For more information on your new city, visit YAHOO! Get Local.

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Trip Kit

Blue Chip recommends putting aside essential articles in what Mayflower calls a “Trip Kit.” The kit, usually made of a moving box small enough for a family to take with them to their new home, acts as a collection point for important papers and necessary items that should not be boxed up during the busy sorting and packing process.

Click here to view a “Trip Kit” Checklist

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Change of Address

The U.S. Post Office has provided information to help you notify all of the necessary parties of your move. Click Here to visit the post office. Remember to push “BACK” to return to Blue Chip.




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