It's rare that you find any company that is efficient and retains excellent customer service. Cloud9 Moving Company is a minority-owned small business that exemplifies what other companies only strive for. 
Our son faced a last minute move from his apartment, and he contacted Irene towards the end of the month, the busiest time in the moving business. Irene was very hands on from the beginning, tracking timing, updating him and physically helping her able guys with the move.
They took their lead from her, and all of them moved with consistent and polite efficiency.
Irene and Cloud9 Moving put customer service number one, and if this is the norm and not the exception, this moving company will be a standout in a competitive market.
We highly recommend them without any hesitation.

Anna A.
Rockville, MD

Fantastic moving company!!! 

I called around for quotes and these guys responded quickly, were friendly and knowledgeable and gave me the best rate for my 2bd/2bath apartment move. 

On the day of the actual move the crew (Alex and Sasha) arrived on time, took utmost care of my belongings, were so fast that they finished earlier then estimated. 

Al V.
Calabasas, CA

Very detailed , punctual and nice people. Would highly recommend!

Martin F.
Sun Valley, CA

Packing/Unpacking Tips

In General

  • packing for movingTape the bottom of every box; tape the top closed tightly when full. Run two strips of tape along the side and one strip down the center. (If the box is still not strong enough, apply more tape on the sides.)
  • Use small boxes for heavier items; larger boxes for light weight, bulky items.
  • Wrap small and/or fragile items individually.
  • Stuff the top, bottom and sides of boxes with paper. This helps prevent shifting, rubbing and possible breakage.
  • Stack boxes to the top to prevent them from being crushed. But don’t pack fragile items too tightly. Stuff with paper.
  • Label the contents of every box and the room where it belongs. Group boxes together that belong in the same room.

Don’t Pack These Items

  • Money, securities, valuable papers or jewelry. Keep them with you.
  • Flammable items: aerosol cans, paints, gasoline, etc.
  • Perishable times: frozen foods, produce, plants, etc.
  • Soaps, polishes or medicines.
  • Kitchenware or other heavy items in boxes with dishware.

Dishware and Glasses

  • Use double corrugated boxes.unpacking after move
  • Cushion the bottom with rolled up paper.
  • Wrap each piece individually.
  • Bundle flatware in groups of three and wrap the bundle.
  • Don’t place one layer of dishware directly on top of another; separate with a layer of stuffed paper.
  • Cushion the top and sides with paper to prevent shifting. The steadier the contents, the less the chance of damages is.

Clothing

  • Put hanging clothes in wardrobe boxes.
  • Place shoes in medium size boxes. Use paper to protect and keep pairs separated.
  • Place non hanging clothes in medium size/linen size boxes.

Electronics

Electronics travel best in their original packaging; however, if you don't have the original boxes anymore, we can easily substitute our own professional materials to ensure they’re safe, sound and secure.

Pictures

  • Use a picture box.
  • Line bottom of box with paper.
  • Place picture in box, then stuff front, back and along the top with paper.
  • It is sometime possible to pack more than one picture in a box.
  • Packing of pictures is always required for long distance moves or moves into storage.
  • On a local move there is no need to pack your large pictures. The movers will deal with them on the day of the move.

Boxes. So how many do you need?

Use the chart below to help you get an idea. (Keep in mind, however, the longer you’ve lived in your home, the more stuff you will have accumulated.)

Type of Dwelling Approx. No. of Boxes
Studio 10 – 20
1 Bedroom Apartment 20 – 35
2 Bedroom Apartment 25 – 40
2 Bedroom House 25 – 45
3 Bedroom House 30 – 55
4 Bedroom House 40 – 65
Larger 70

Note: The amount/size of your unique belongings will determine the final number of boxes you’ll require.