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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 Benicia movers
Erik U.
Had a large furniture move and had two helpers come and move stuff around. Helpful and quick!
We Do Odd JobsWe Do Odd Jobs
Wrenay C.
We hired 24 Hour Moving for a local move and it was the best moving experience we have ever had! The guys were very professional, fast and friendly. They put everything where we asked and even hooked up our washer and dryer. I highly recommend them and would definitely use them again if needed.
🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Boxes & FREE Junk Removals🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Boxes & FREE Junk Removals
Audrey S.
Last Minute Moving did a great job for me. Workers were top notch. They were punctual, and showed up with all of the supplies necessary to protect the large China hutch they moved for me. The end destination was up a set of stairs and they navigated that lifting task extremely well. I highly recommend Last Minute Moving. A.Smith
Last minute moving!Last minute moving!
Paul M.
Super casual, really quick, got the best price for moving my couch from A to B by far
Andrew’s Moving Efficient Pro’sAndrew’s Moving Efficient Pro’s
Janis B.
They did a good job. The scheduling process was good and they confirmed on day of move. Pros: worked hard, did a good job, no damage. Cons: were 10 minutes late. They were able to move the fridge but would have been safer with appliance dolly. Would definitely hire them again.
We Do Odd JobsWe Do Odd Jobs
Kimberley D.
I was extremely impressed with Gogo Transport Services. We had a very difficult piece of furniture to move and they used the utmost of care in moving it. He answered my many questions & the entire team was very friendly and helpful throughout the process. I highly recommend their services and have already booked them for another job!
Gogo Transport Service’sGogo Transport Service’s
Jeffrey W.
Fast to reply, got the job done right on time, was quick, and reasonable rates. Will use again for single item moving, since my car is small!
Legacy Movers and AssemblyLegacy Movers and Assembly
Nicky o.
I almost made the mistake of trying to move with just a few friends. Thank goodness I hired Rick and Kiri. Hustle & Muscle is the perfect name too... these gentleman are very hard workers and do not stop until the job is done! Not only this, they’re just kind people as well. I highly recommend them if you’re considering hiring movers. Thanks again guys...I’m settling in my new home well 🙏🏼 ~Nicky
HUSTLEandMUSCLE - veteran ownedHUSTLEandMUSCLE - veteran owned
Jennifer L.
Rick and his team stepped into assist me with moving a large item after another person failed to show up. I will definitely be hiring him for other pickup and deliver jobs!
HUSTLEandMUSCLE - veteran ownedHUSTLEandMUSCLE - veteran owned
Tina N.
We needed help moving large items from out of the pod into our condo (with stairs). Mike was not only responsive, but also extremely flexible and kind. We had major hiccups and needing to reschedule and he worked with us to ensure he can help us. When they arrived, they were quick and was able to move heavy pieces, up and down stairs with no problem. I highly recommend him and would use his services again without a doubt!
DMC HaulingDMC Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
I thought safe moving did a great job!! The couch was difficult to get into our new place &!the guys keep trying until they got it in safe & sound on the 4th try I believe. The were very nice and helpful. Ryan & Graham were excellent. The dolly broke soon after the arrived and they muscled it an got it all done with out any assistance!! Thank you again Brandon. I will recommend them in a heartbeat as well as use them again if and when we need to move again. Thank you again Brandon, Graham & Ryan!!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
We received a quick response to all our questions. JP altered our deal at the last minute when I asked to change the job. Just the way I wanted it. Nice efficient young men. I will use this moving service again.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Judith C.
Boutique Moving staff were all excellent, thank you Marcel and Juan. My only suggestion would be a slightly bigger truck; they couldn't fit in 2 standing lamps & 2 large mirrors which my husbans and I will need to bring later.
Boutique Moving ServicesBoutique Moving Services
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