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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.



How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Oro Valley movers
Denis M.
JB Moving did a great professional job of moving our items. From start the finish communication was excellent. All items were wrapped and cared for during the move. I’ll be using JB Moving for future moving jobs.
J.B. Moving & HaulingJ.B. Moving & Hauling
Madhu R.
Great experience moving with Enhanced Moving and Storage. Responsive, punctual, and professional!
Enhanced Moving And Storage, LLCEnhanced Moving And Storage, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The guys that moved us worked hard and got us moved as quickly as they could.
Moving BuddiesMoving Buddies
Thumbtack Customer
Our move was made easy with the team sent by Moving Buddies. Dakota, Terry and Tony were professional, on time and efficient. I highly recommend Moving Buddies they were easy to work with from the first phone call through the end of the move.
Moving BuddiesMoving Buddies
Sabrina B.
They were communicative leading up to and during the move and it was one of the fastest moving days I've ever had!
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I was very impressed with the moving experience provided by Moving Buddies. In answer to my first inquiry, Jim was very responsive with quick and detailed replies - he then visited to check on exactly what was to be moved and provided a detailed estimate. On the day of the move, Tony and Ray could not have been more pleasant or more capable in their task. I've had dealings with many moving companies over the years, both long and short distance and I rate Moving Buddies as one of the best, if not the best. In one word - Outstanding!
Moving BuddiesMoving Buddies
Duane G.
Great group for local moves and sold property cleaning. We used the from home to storage move then 2 weeks later move storage to new home. Excellent job thank you guys!
What Don’t We Do? Moving and CleaningWhat Don’t We Do? Moving and Cleaning
Barbara M.
Mario was the first to answer my request for moving and had the perfect time available for my move. He arrived right on time. He was able to move our heavy items safely and efficiently and worked tirelessly to get our move done quickly. We really appreciated his help and friendly manner!
CR Affordable ServicesCR Affordable Services
Catherine M.
Move went Great!
CR Affordable ServicesCR Affordable Services
Marcos G.
Great services for moving!
CR Affordable ServicesCR Affordable Services
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks for the great move.
Moving BuddiesMoving Buddies
Dawn G.
The where the best moving company I have had ! We have moved several times in the the last few years. Will use them again! Highly recommend them for all your moving and even smaller delivery needs.
Swift & Gentle Moving + Storage LLCSwift & Gentle Moving + Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Not sure why i got this reply for $12 an hour for moving from this guy. i'm looking for professional movers, not home improvement.
Thumbtack Customer
It was difficult to communicate by phone prior to the actual move. However moving day was great. They arrived on time, worked rapidly and listened to me when I had suggestions. They set up a new bed frame for me because the old one was broken in a previous move by others. Moving day went just as promised and I give them my highest recomendation.
Mister Saguaro's Moving & Labor SolutionsMister Saguaro's Moving & Labor Solutions
Chase T.
Great experience from start to finish! On day of move, movers were efficient, professional and were very gentle with everything they handled!Highly recommend!
What Don’t We Do? Moving and CleaningWhat Don’t We Do? Moving and Cleaning
Bethany S.
Joseph was great at communicating before the day of my move. We had one hiccup with hiring a truck and he resolved that very quickly. On the day of the move Gus and JR were on site and they were terrific, punctual, and professional. The whole move was exceedingly easy and stress-less. I especially appreciated the fact that the company hires deaf movers, I think it's a great business model.
Mister Saguaro's Moving & Labor SolutionsMister Saguaro's Moving & Labor Solutions
Natalie J.
I contacted Hampton's when another company failed to show up on my move day. Although it is peak moving season and I needed movers immediately Melissa and her crew delivered with the date I needed to be out, the movers themselves did the best job I've ever experienced with wrapping and handling my furniture, and everyone was both patient and professional from the start of this process until the end of the job. I highly recommend Hampton's and I would use this company exclusively for any future moves. NJ
Hampton's Moving Services, LLCHampton's Moving Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Had to reschedule and all I got was attitude. If that's how they treat me before moving imagine how things will go ones we have disagreements or during the move. Not what i expected while moving, I'll pay $10 more and hire professionals.
Mister Saguaro's Moving & Labor SolutionsMister Saguaro's Moving & Labor Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
They were very professional. Took the time to wrap each piece of furniture to protect it from damage. I observed another company moving another tenant in the same complex and they did nothing to protect the item they were moving. They just stacked items on top of each other and moved it to their truck. Thank you moving buddies for being fast, efficient, and professional. Jun well done. Would definitely recommend.
Moving BuddiesMoving Buddies
Lou A.
Gus was awesome! All the movers were nice to work with and wanted to do an excellent job! Thank you Gus and Team for making the move a nicely done deal!
Swift & Gentle Moving + Storage LLCSwift & Gentle Moving + Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired moving buddies to move our 2 bedroom apartment to a 2 story house on the AF base here in Tucson. They were available up until the day of our move to answer all of my questions give me quotes and always made me feel very stress-free! The day of our move didn't turn out as expected. We were told 2pm would be their arrival time. At about 130 we received a call telling us their morning customer had not told them the extent of their moving needs and what was suppose to be a 4 hour move turned into a 10 hour move. They winded up at our apartment at 645pm and was able to move all of our stuff into the tuck and onto base and be gone by 930! It was amazing how fast they worked once they arrived and how apologetic they were! As mad as I wanted to be that we had to wait so long for our move there wasn't much they could do! I was appreciative of the genuine and kind hearts they had and it made it easier for us to still enjoy our move! At the end of the day we got everything moved safely and efficiently and that's all you can ask! I am happy with our service! I will definitely recommend them to anyone and use them again myself! Thank you guys!
Moving BuddiesMoving Buddies
Troy D.
Joseph and Clyde did a great job in lifting and moving furniture. They were friendly, professional, and careful in how they moved things. I would recommend them and use them again.
Mister Saguaro's Moving & Labor SolutionsMister Saguaro's Moving & Labor Solutions
Al M.
Mario moved a large cabinet for us to green valley az;he carefully packed it,moved it and even placed it for the new owners exactly where they wanted it, very affordable and professional
CR Affordable ServicesCR Affordable Services
Alexandra S.
They made moving really easy and were very quick
CR Affordable ServicesCR Affordable Services
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome moving company, would definitely hire again!
Moving BuddiesMoving Buddies
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