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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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Anaheim movers
Jenn F.
Hired Exclusive movers to help with our move last week and we are so happy we did so. Moving is overwhelming and stressful but the movers really helped to ensure our move was completely smooth. Very responsive, professional, and friendly. They handled our items with care and even helped assemble some furniture we had just ordered. I highly recommend Exclusive Movers and will definitely use again if we need to move.
Exclusive MovesExclusive Moves
Blair L.
Impeccable service. After another moving company canceled the day of my move, Dean’s Movers was able to accommodate my move after hours! (11pm-3am!!) Very thankful for their flexible schedule, experienced movers, and work quality. Breakables were properly wrapped, drop off was as smooth as the pick up, and employees were professional and polite. Reasonable price for last minute move. Would DEFINITELY recommend.
Dean's MoversDean's Movers
Melissa D.
Shift it moving was on time, very thorough and reliable. They did a great job moving everything in a timely manner while taking care of my belongings. I would recommend anyone to use their moving service!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
It was easy to arrange the move but I felt the movers worked slower than others I have worked with in the past
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Paul L.
Larry and Son were excellent hard working professionals who wasted no time and completed my moving job in a timely manner. Their price was the best around with no hidden fees. I hope not to move again soon but if I ever need a top flight moving company I'm calling Larry's Quality Moving. Thanks You Guys
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Ami S.
The movers were very professional. They arrived on time and all furniture was wrapped and carefully moved. We were given a flat rate and the price was excellent as we had a large house of furniture to move. They were very accommodating as the new house was not accessible right away and they were able to still fit us in their schedule. I would definitely recommend and use Qshark Moving company again.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Meghan C.
Dean’s movers was so great, they were on time and stayed as long as they needed to move everything and reassemble our furniture at our new place. They were awesome!
Dean's MoversDean's Movers
Lisa S.
I would definitely recommend the Diaz bros moving company! Very helpful and professional! The value for service was great and would use them again for my moving needs!
The Diaz bros Moving CoThe Diaz bros Moving Co
Josh F.
Call these guys if you are moving. They are GREAT! I will definitely use them again. I needed to move my daughter home after a bad roommate situation. I called and scheduled a move with Qshark Movers. They were fantastic! They arrived on time, they moved quickly, and they even made two stops for us, dropping things off at one location and loading other things form that location to take to a third location. They were friendly, courteous and they even plugged in appliances. The icing on the cake is that they had the best quote and a $10 an hour discount when I paid in cash. Seriously, call them and you will be happy you did!
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Richana C.
N My Lane movers were able to help assist me with big and small moves very last minute. They assured that I was taken care of and satisfied with the outcome. Thank you again !
N MY LANE MOVING COMPANY LLCN MY LANE MOVING COMPANY LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Frank and Danny moved a 400+ lb treadmill from the 2nd floor to the garage. They had to move a 30" item thru a29" door. They were very creative. They took great care to protect my furnishings and to move everything back to its original location. They were very polite and respectful. I highly recommend them and will use them again.
LuckyMovesit Furniture AssemblyLuckyMovesit Furniture Assembly
Christina C.
Ive never hired movers before and had always handled it myself with family or friends. After having to deal with moving out and the holidays, it was easy and professional to book an appointment. They came early, were efficient, and took great care of my items. They were polite and friendly. I highly recommend Qshark Movers ( Alfredo and Ben ) they were kind and efficient.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Lisa P.
It went very well. Qshark Moving company were very professional and friendly. They helped me get organized and pack up my things. They were very careful with our items but got things done in a timely manner. Movers took some of the stress out of moving and I enjoyed working with them. They also did a great job setting up the big items in our new home. Nothing was broken or damaged. Their pricing was reasonable and I will definitely recommend them to anyone who is moving.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Carla C.
I had an Amazing experience with EZ movers Very professional and fast !
EZ MoversEZ Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The move went smoothly and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Randy B.
We hired 24 Seven moving on basically a last minute attempt because other moving arrangements fell through. We called Friday evening to schedule a moving date for Sunday. They were punctual, careful and professional. They kept us informed on our confirmation. Once they arrived we didn’t have to worry about anything. They took care of everything from wrapping furniture to wardrobe boxes to dissembling/reassemble furniture. Putting any concerns at ease. I would highly recommend to help out with your moving needs. You will not be disappointed.
24 Seven Moving24 Seven Moving
Jeremy T.
They were super quick to respond, and were understanding when we had a potential last minute schedule change. Movers showed up on time and were very professional - packing and moving our delicate furniture very safely and quickly. They had to carry heavy boxes and furniture down 1 flight of stairs, and at our new place, up 3 flights in some instances. These guys were excellent and professional, and nothing was damaged during the move. I highly recommend them and would use them again for any future moves.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Brenda T.
We had four guys helping us move on moving day. These guys were amazing! They were beyond professional, they worked hard from morning until night. Everything was carefully prepared and moved without one single broken item. Not even one! I would highly recommend this company to anyone who needs help moving. The guys were friendly and they worked extremely hard. They helped us set up everything in our new home and were careful to ask where everything went. They didn’t even get frustrated with me when I had them move the same mattress three different times because I couldn’t decide what room it was for. I was so tired I couldn’t remember. 😆 I can’t say enough good things about them. We were happy to buy them lunch and dinner. I would be happy to be a reference for this company anytime. They even moved about ten large plants for me with no damage to my plants. We were very happy with Shift It Moving Company.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Milan K.
Great team and great work. Made the moving process painless. Highly recommend
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Kanticha C.
if i could rate them higher than 5 stars, i absolutely would! They showed up early, were fast, professsional and had a clamly effect as moving can be stressful. i would highly recommend this moving company!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
NesT D.
11/10. Would hire again! Rigo and Andrew was our movers today! They came and greet me ahead of my scheduled time. They are both professional and very fast. They were also careful of our stuff. Me and my wife never had a problem with our movers, and they actually helped us dumped our big box of trash. I highly recommend Local Trucks! Specially when you are moving within Orange County. They gave me a very good rate and they really beat others! Hope to have them again the next time we move.
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Gabriel C.
These men are very thorough, and communicate with you on every step of your process in moving out!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Edward g.
Wesley and his crew (Umberto and Kevin) were fantastic. From the quick response to the successful completion, I was treated with nothing but professionalism. Moved a three bedroom home in record time for a great value. Would highly recommend these guys for your next move.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Rich B.
Great experience working with Universal OC Moving. Great guys and very helpful. Good price for the move and most importantly a great experience. It made a day I was dreading a very pleasant experience. I will definitely refer my friends and family to this company in the future.
Universal OC MovingUniversal OC Moving
Thumbtack Customer
MTM has to be the best moving experience I've ever had. Treated all my stuff and place with respect. Moved all my stuff FLAWLESSLY from one location to another. Donald is polite and he accommodated all my needs and wants. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
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