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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Aliso Viejo movers
Lucy H.
Good communication in the lead up to move day and friendly and efficient movers on the day.
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Cynthia H.
Noah and Helpful Moving Company were super professional and fast. They are experienced movers and know how to shrink wrap your furniture and treat it carefully (even up and down stairs). I had one large room full of furniture and boxes and they handled my move with expertise and friendliness. I highly recommend Helpful Moving Company for your move! They are fantastic.
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Michele H.
Jessie and Mark moved me yesterday and were not only extremely professional and detailed but they were also efficient and just great guys! I dreaded this move and debated on hiring a moving company bc my past "professional" moving experience were rarely professional. I always felt taken advantage of by the movers yet Jessie and Mark made things painless and they were done in the amount of time we discussed- they even went above and beyond to help my handyman take care of an issue in the garage. By the time we were done they felt like family to me. If I could give 10 stars it wouldn't be enough. I highly recommend Purely Move to everyone and anyone! Thank you to Jessie and Mark for making what I thought would be a stressful move into something that far exceeded my expectations!
Purely MovePurely Move
Thumbtack Customer
Best moving company I've found yet.
My American Movers Inc.My American Movers Inc.
Bobb D.
We had a difficult move. Heavy furniture, lots of odd boxes and ikea furniture that needed extra care. Our new place is also on the third floor and we moved during a heat wave. All conditions were against us. However, Tony’s professionals came to the rescue. They were on time and ready to work on arrival. They were very patient and explain the entire process. With such a difficult and demanding move, they were able to make it enjoyable and fun all while moving quickly and efficiently. Needless to say I would highly recommend these movers. Ms. Bob Dains
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Thumbtack Customer
Tony and his crew were outstanding. Tony was honest and fair, didn't try to upsell or add hidden charges, they showed up on time, and his team was very polite and efficient. Wrapped everything that need protecting, nothing was broken or damaged, no damage to the property. They thought about and asked about where things should be placed when they moved furniture in. Very professional, and exactly what you want in movers. Although I hope to not move again for a long time, these are the movers I'll call if I do.
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Thumbtack Customer
These guy were very professional and hustled to get me moved.
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Clarence l.
Wesley and his team did a great job. I’ve moved numerous times by myself. First time I decided to spend money and get movers and it’s the best money I ever spent. Much appreciated Wesley!!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Sylvia s.
Andrew and his team did a great job in packing things and moving us from our apartment to our townhouse. It took the whole day but they stayed and completed assembling all the furnitures and moved things where it supposed to go.
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Thomas M.
Overall the guys showed a did a great job supporting my wife and I on our move. Really appreciated their enthusiasm for the job they do and the respect they had for us and our neighbors. We will definitely look to them for the next move!
JFK Moving Co.JFK Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Shift it helped to move us from our apartment to our first home. The two guys were very punctual and worked hard the entire time they were with us. They happily wrapped any furniture we asked them to and even loaded some of our boxes as well. They moved all our heavy furniture including a fridge, and a huge tree. I would absolutely recommend these two for future moving projects!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Matthew J.
Kind, very hard-working, helpful & resourceful. Would absolutely recommend for your move.
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
The system only lets me put three items, but Noah and his team hit, Work Quality, Professionalism, Responsiveness, Value and Punctuality with flying colors. Best movers I've ever dealt with thus far, passionate guys that will get the job done right the first time. You're not going to find anyone better than 'Helpful Moving'. Highly recommended for any kind of move! I don't plan on using anyone else.
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Lina I.
Amazing service and very professional movers. I highly recommend their service! Thank you guys!
Matthew B.
Did a great job moving all my things in a short time frame. Highly recommend.
Spend Less For MoversSpend Less For Movers
Judy H.
Jeremy and Akeem were super accommodating even with last minute schedule changes. They were efficient and professional. We had 2 moving containers to unload as well as a bed frame to assemble - everything was done within 2 hours. They made our move so much easier!! 🙏🏼
Nicole C.
Amazing experience. They came on a moments notice and helped make my apartment feel more like home with my furniture being moved in. They were so fast and careful with my things. If I ever move again. These two gentlemen will be my first call! Thanks guys!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Kiara A.
Movers were on time and moved quickly to get the job done. However, packing job was incomplete, leaving multiple loose items in the storage unit unboxed. This resulted in me having to complete the packing, Whig because was work for me to do that was to be completed in the service I had already paid for.
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Kimilyn Y.
Michael and his son Jonathan, along with their other two crew members did a stellar job helping us with our move! Right from the start, they were easy to communicate with and always responded quickly to messages, texted ahead of time to let us know they were on their way, and arrived right on time. They helped us move two large items, which were a refrigerator and treadmill. During the move, they worked very quickly and were able to disassemble and reassemble the treadmill as needed to move it out of the old place and into the new apartment. After getting the treadmill in place, they also made sure everything was working properly by turning it on and assured us that if we happened to notice any damage from the move that we could call them and they would cover any replacement parts if needed. We didn't happen to catch the names of the additional crew members they brought with them, but they were also very friendly and we loved working with all of them. Wonderful folks! Overall, we were extremely impressed with their services and would absolutely call again if we need help with another move in the future! Highly recommended!!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Skye s.
The moving process itself was ok, but they were slow and also kept trying to move things that they hadn't been asked to instead of what I did ask them to. Ie: I'd be moving a box and they'd stop moving what I was moving to try and take the box that I didn't need help with. I'm also fairly certain I was over charged by 1.5x and they couldn't let me pay by card. I asked about 5 times for a receipt after so I could try and work out if I had over paid and they made excuses and then simply stopped replying. I didn't want to assume I had been over charged, but since they wouldn't give me a receipt it raised a red flag. It's a shame because I might have otherwise used them again, but now I don't trust them.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
David B.
Tony and his crew were awesome! fair price, on-time, fast. I would hire tony's moving again.
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Ajay A.
Excellent job by Michael and Jonathan. Michael was very responsive from the point of the initial quote. The guys arrived a few minutes early and moved a heavy item for me in about ten minutes. Overall, was very pleased with their speed and attention to protecting my furniture. I would use these guys again and highly recommend for anyone needing help moving!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Ashley R.
So happy I found them, absolutely would recommend & will be my go to movers I’m the future! Thank you guys so much! ♥️
StableStackServices LLCStableStackServices LLC
Charlee L.
We couldn’t be happier with the service that we received! The service we received, the and what they had to do for our move, we were extremely happy with all of it! Exceptional value and exceptional service! My husband and I highly recommended Elite Moving! 5 stars all around! They showed up on time, worked hard, worked smoothly, worked fast, followed directions well and were so incredibly kind and friendly! They took excellent care with our valuables. Very sweet to our dog and accommodating. Couldn’t be more pleased with this company and their compassionate professionalism; which is something severely lacking in companies and people these days. Thank you Elite Moving! The Lopez’s
Elite Moving & transportation inc.Elite Moving & transportation inc.
Hanan d.
Greatest team ever!!! Last minute move and they were able to accommodate me when I couldn't find anyone. Prices were reasonable. Thanks God bless
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
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