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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.

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. 

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 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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for Alhambra movers
Laura V.
Highly recommended! I called them for a last minute move and they were very responsive and accommodating. The day of the move they were on time and moved our things carefully.
Gold Rush Movers, IncGold Rush Movers, Inc
Adrian J.
Very professional and quick moving workers!
Sasha R.
The movers arrived on time and were friendly. They were able to move two dressers down and up a narrow hallway. Thank you again for your quick response!
StableStackServices LLCStableStackServices LLC
Tiffany S.
THE BEST MOVERS I’be ever had. I moved atleast 10x in my life and these guys were the best! Don, Joe, &Joseph were all on time, SUPER STRONG AND CAN CARRY SO MUCH UP THE STAIRS , down the stairs ... I will absolutely call them back for my next move .
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Kelvin T.
We moved from a small house to an apartment about 5 miles away. They were very professional and polite. They were urgent throughout the whole time they were helping to move our stuff. They were very careful with all the fragile furniture and items. I would definitely hire them again if I were to move.
Business ClosedBusiness Closed
Shaunna H.
The 17:7 Logistics moving team proved that moving does NOT have to be a highly stressful or expensive event. The team works very efficiently, offers a flat rate with no minimum, is insured, and extremely professional. The owner even offered to mount my television at no extra charge. I mentioned the company and the great service they provide to a few friends who are also moving soon, and each of them requested the contact info for 17:7 Logistics, which I gladly relayed. I highly recommend this company for your move. Thanks for reading.
Carlo G.
Move couldn't have been easier with Flash. Extremely professional. Job was no hassle and Barry and his partner were quick and delicate with our stuff. My wife and I are VERY pleased with the move and Flash. Thank you very much.
Thumbtack Customer
Frank was a great hire. The move was a tough one. a couch, a sofa chair and a bar that weighed a ton. No elevator, it was raining and almost no space to move things. Frank and his man took a look and when to work. One hour later mission a accomplished. Great job Frank thanks for your help.
LuckyMovesit Furniture AssemblyLuckyMovesit Furniture Assembly
Kai S.
A+++++ services and professionalism. I would use and recommend this company to anyone anytime. What I thought would be at least a 3 hour move turned into the smoothest 1 1/2 hour move (including travel) that I've ever experienced. Great guys with a great eye for detail. Thank you again.
Muscle Movers LAMuscle Movers LA
Lisa M.
I had spoken with multiple moving as well as moving with storage companies and J & G (John & Garrett) were straightforward and incredibly understanding, helpful, capable and kind. There are no hidden costs in their contracts unlike all of the others which I reviewed. No surprises whatsoever which is exactly how I like it. I had hired a four-person crew for Saturday and a three-person crew on Sunday. John and Taylor worked both days and busted a move in all of my chaos which truly meant the world to me. If you want an honest, legitimate,vççcççç ààà area à am
J&G Full Service MovingJ&G Full Service Moving
Sean A.
They really came through..had a double pick up points..guys where friendly and efficient..made the move easy and stress free
Moober Moving SolutionsMoober Moving Solutions
Nada H.
First time using movers so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I read mostly about professional movers online. We had discussed a flat rate of $180 for moving around 5 things(mattress, bed, two storage cubes, tv bench, mirror). I guess I did a lot of the work by taking the bed apart. We were done in about 50 minutes. I wanted to have 3 rugs taken down too. They were nice. Though I realized after that their rate was $80/hour. I gave them $200 total. I think professionals would have said that they were being paid for 2 hours and stayed the other hour to do whatever I needed in terms of moving( I don’t know, like... putting my bed back together?) so. They got paid for 2 hours of work while only working 1, and got 2 pretty good rugs out of it plus a tip. I’d go with professional movers be time for a similar price but more professional service. Nice guys though at least. But I wish they wouldn’t have reused the bags, especially with covid going on.
SoCal MovingSoCal Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job moving my stuff from California to Texas, nothing broke. Got it all in one peace. I would for sure use them again!
Lima Xpress ServicesLima Xpress Services
Monica G.
They got to our job the next day. The truck was a bit small, but they packed it efficiently and all our boxes got moved along with the large furniture, which was our goal.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Rafael S.
They are simply very hard workers, respectful, humbled, professional, committed to satisfy their customers; and what would the most important thing for most people, they offered unbeatable value. Don’t hesitate to hire Shift it Moving.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Jennifer J.
Don and Max conducted themselves with complete professionalism and positive attitudes. They helped a very stressful situation seem calm and manageable. We were uncertain at first how just two guys could move our fairly full small apartment, but they were knowledgeable and efficient and moved our furniture and possessions safely. The price was completely reasonable, especially considering that our stuff stayed intact and arrived exactly where we needed it, and we had a few strange wrinkles in terms of entrances and exits between our old and current homes.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Mayra G.
I had such an easy move thanks to these guys. They communicated well and made the truck work for our needs. They were careful with our things and everything was done within the time that was promised. I would hire again without hesitation.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
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