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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 Antioch movers
Nicole T.
My Traust Moving experience with their staff on our move was excellent! The team was very skilled and did a swift job for our 3 bedroom home. I would highly recommend them!
Traust Moving Local & Long Distance MovesTraust Moving Local & Long Distance Moves
Julia Q.
Kevin is very responsive. Right after I described the moving, he sent me a very reasonable quote. On Friday noon, he came to my house on time, and started to package the bulky item, and move them with great precaution. He is a very nice person to talk with. I would like to recommend him for future moving.
Sarah C.
The best moving experience I’ve ever had! They were incredibly polite and professional. Next time I move this is definitely who I’m using. I’m so glad I found them!
🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Boxes & FREE Junk Removals🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Boxes & FREE Junk Removals
Jackie k.
Derek from low cost movers was fantastic! Very professional even with our very small move just a china hutch. We will use Derrick and his son anytime they go above and beyond.
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are. the real deal! They are very professional and polite. On time and moved my items with care. They did not throw my stuff around as if they didn't care. The move was quick and simple. They have everything needed for moving you don't need to buy anything nor bring anything extra beside the money you agreed to pay them! I will be using these guys in the future! 9/23/16
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Chardée B.
Carquinez Moving Express is an exceptional, moving company. This company is family-led, professional, and efficient. I was in search of a last-minute moving company and this group of men truly exceeded my expectations. Our interactions were personable and their service was both professional and high-quality. Upon arriving to me new home, my front door was jammed due to an issue at the property. Nonetheless, each employee was patient and understanding — still managing to quickly and safely move my furniture. When I apologized for the inconvenience, I was told, “Absolutely no worries. We will still do what we can in the meantime.” And surely they did! I initially felt skeptical about hiring an all-male moving crew as I am a single female. However, the team was friendly and genuine. I felt safe and comforted every step of the way. This company has my highest respect and gratitude. Cheers to a swift move!
Carquinez Moving Express LLCCarquinez Moving Express LLC
Colene W.
They came in and worked persistently for the entire move. They were also respectful of my space.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Della B.
They were great! No banging of furniture on walls. Moved things very carefully and went above and beyond for me. Only suggestion I have us is carry tools and useful resources you may need during a move. Otherwise, job well done!
JC Solutions HandymanJC Solutions Handyman
Nina G.
I contacted them very last minute and they were able to do a same day appointment in a rush for me. I had to have everything moved out and into storage before my flight and they got my apartment moved out and into storage in less than 3 hours!!!
Space MovingSpace Moving
Mo D.
Their coding price was 2.5 times of other company I have flat rate for 3000 dollars from Rainbow movers
Traust Moving Local & Long Distance MovesTraust Moving Local & Long Distance Moves
Crystal G.
I would recommend this company for your next move. Friendly kind staff and will find a solution to any problems that may arise.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Ed S.
My wife chose the movers, here’s what she has to say: Thank you very much to our professional movers, Mr K and Mr M for coming on our important day. The communication is excellent. They are punctual and arrived early, when it is time they begun working immediately. They were well prepared, equipped and handled our belongings with proper care. Upon arriving to our new home, the process was so smooth and systematic. Throughout the move it was a breeze for my husband to work with them, while they did everything for us. It was done within the hour, it was a pleasant experience and they honored their rate, it was transparent with receipts given and the correct charge. Though we noticed our professional movers had their own drinks, my husband went ahead with the intention to get them some cold refreshments for their hard work but realized our main office was closed today. We could only thank our professional movers and wish them to stay hydrated. Highly recommended and would definitely hire them again in the future!
🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Boxes & FREE Junk Removals🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Boxes & FREE Junk Removals
Andrew B.
Tarek and his crew are on point and done a phenomenal job. I really appreciate their service. Call these guys if you need moving help!!!
Last minute moving!Last minute moving!
Ruben m.
Response time was quick. They showed up and help us move a bunch of furniture to storage. We will be using them again when the time comes.
MAS Movers Co.MAS Movers Co.
Kathy A.
These guys worked very hard to help me move my furniture. They were professional and they worked quickly. I will definitely hire them again.
🇺🇸 HUSTLEandMUSCLE•Veteran Owned•🇺🇸 HUSTLEandMUSCLE•Veteran Owned•
Daphne T.
I had to move during rainstorm time in October and I was scared they wouldn’t show up due to weather but they showed up on time, loaded the trailer perfectly to fill all gaps, and unloaded into the new home based on the color coded stickers that corresponded with each room or kitchen/living room. The 3 individuals were great and moved effectively as a team. Thanks again!!!! Highly recommend !
Carquinez Moving Express LLCCarquinez Moving Express LLC
David h.
These guys are great-very efficient and professional. Best moving experience we have had. They actually took more stuff than we had negotiated in the original agreement.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Sheila f.
Excellent service they came in got started when I tell you those people move everything so fast in very organised i will definitely recommend 👌 tony services
Tony's moversTony's movers
Elizabeth C.
They called back right away on a short time line to move. They arrived timely on a bad traffic day and got the job done. Even though they had to work late there were no complaints.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Lakeisha H.
My gym equipment was disassembled, moved from an upstairs room, then reassembled in my garage. I would most definitely call him again if I needed more work done!
Domínguez Logistics LLCDomínguez Logistics LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Best movers I've dealt with. They were fast, professional and affordable. I never expected them to put my furniture together and they did. Saved my husband from having to do it lol
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Joy R.
These guys were great! they moved all my stuff neatly in a timely manner. They were very careful with my belongings and are very good with assembling. They really handled the task professionally and I would recommend and hire them in the future.
J/H Moving and DeliveryJ/H Moving and Delivery
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