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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 Burlingame movers
Jinju L.
The moving is very smooth with califast. They are very hardworking, professional and organized. They also handle the furniture nicely during the move.
Jane B.
Larro's moving did a wonderful job moving our son from a basement studio apartment to an 1 BR on the second floor down the street. They made a tricky move look easy. Super nice and efficient. Highly recommend!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Chinki R.
we used services from Daniel and his team for moving from burlingame to Sunnyvale. they were on time for the move and moved everything safely to our new place. Price was clean and their is no hidden charges. I would highly recommend their services.
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Thumbtack Customer
I would hire them again. In the past 22 years I have moved 19 times. These are the best movers I have ever used.
Haoxing B.
Moved a studio with J&P from a storage to the city. They charged a reasonable fixed price that includes everything. They do the work very fast and take very good care of our stuffs. Got the moving and bed frame assembling finished in 2 hours. Recommend their service to potential people who needs a move.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Jean W.
Reliable, quick and careful. Thank you for an easy move!
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Nicole W.
Renan and his associate were very professional. What makes him different than most movers is that he offers to come to your home to give you an estimate after he has looked at the items that need to be moved. He offers a honest and reasonable estimate and I appreciated that. I will reccomend him to others who need moving assistance.
Matthew C.
Communication could have been better, but movers were great
Clutter Moving & Storage - San FranciscoClutter Moving & Storage - San Francisco
Erin L.
Used them to move a very heavy and HUGE piece of furniture I purchased from someone else. They were prompt and courteous and very reasonable. I would hire again in the future for big or small moves.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Nate L.
Nick was great! I'd highly recommend him for any moving job.
Quantum Home:🍃 Landscaping MaintenanceQuantum Home:🍃 Landscaping Maintenance
Jim s.
3 men did some very heavy moving. Good job.
Nijmeh R.
Amazing, quick, fast and hard working movers. Professional and responsive. Very impressed at how careful and quick they were. They picked up all my storage items and moved to destination within two hours. Two thumbs up!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Michael E.
Moved me in at record time in rain. Would gladly recommend and hire again.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Sharon R.
Enjoyed working with Tony. Very considerate and accommodating despite my move being put of at least 3 times. They worked very efficiently and were timely. Will be calling them again when I need to move back after my remodel.
Tony's moving services LLCTony's moving services LLC
John H.
Friends contacted me directly shortly after I initiated my project. They were easy to communicate with and arrived on time for our move. They did a great job and were a pleasure to work with. Fully recommend if you’re moving around the Bay Area!
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Ricardo and Miguel were early! They worked hard, took very good care not to damage furniture or walls, and were very patient with me as I moved furniture from place to place in my new house. They made my move easy.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Crystal M.
The Stuart moving team are miracle workers! They were able to professionally wrap, move and load an entire apartment worth of boxes and furniture into my storage pod in less than 2 hours. Easy to book, showed up on time ready to work. Highly recommend.
Natalie F.
Great experience with LeClair movers. They moved a piano for us, and took utmost care in doing so. We had to cancel on Pavel a few times and he was super accommodating in still slotting us in last minute. Super friendly, flexible and accommodating. I would highly recommend!!
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Krates N.
They are efficient. They were able to find creative ways to move big furniture that are hard to fit. Awesome work!
Kathy R.
The crew were hard-working, courteous and did a great job moving everything into our new home.
Keely K.
This company is amazing! I had to move my father to assisted-living. I was given two hours notice to find a mover. They responded so quickly to my request, worked out the details and we had an appointment set in an hour and a half to get my dad's things to the new living location. Such a stressful morning and Ivan was amazing! I will always refer him to anyone asked for a local move. He completed the job and then asked if there was anything else we still needed. Saved my life! Thank you thank you
BeMoved Pro LLCBeMoved Pro LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Felix moved a couch for me and was perfect. He was very timely and nice. The price was great and he was able to move it out of the apartment in two minutes.....unbelievable! The last time I had it moved into the apartment it took an hour and the mover had to ask my neighbor if they could push it through their front door first and then go around the tight corner. My new neighbors of only 3 days also said we could do that if necessary but Felix was so professional and knew EXACTLY what he was doing that he had the secret to maneuvering it out of a very short and tight spot. It was done and I was out the door in two minutes so I could enjoy my weekend. I would definitely recommend Felix for ANY job in the future.
Perez's MovingPerez's Moving
Swetha S.
We had an excellent experience with them . Thank you guys for making the move very fast . Very professional wrapping on the furnitures before the move . Never wasted any time at all . Couldn’t have asked for a more smoother experience . They exceeded our expectations. We will definitely avail your services when in need again .
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Amruta D.
They were a bit late but very efficient. they assembled and disassembled everything and were were meticulous about everything. Nothing was damaged in the move.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Erika B.
Quick response. Got the job done fast and efficient. Will use again next time we need to move our furniture.
Jubel moving & StorageJubel moving & Storage
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