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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

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.

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. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Chino Hills movers
Riho K.
Best movers! I highly recommend using Local Trucks for moving. The two gentlemen who helped us move had great vibes and were very polite. Though our moving day was one of the hottest day in California (over 105F!), they quickly moved all of our boxes and furnitures for us. The moving process was super easy thanks to Rigo. He even provided boxes for a great deal before the moving day. I’ll definitely call Local Trucks again if I’m ever moving in the future! I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Thank you guys for the help!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Eric R.
Great moving team
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Khadeeja M.
I hired Shift it Moving for a local move and help with packing. I had a wonderful experience with them from start to finish. They went above and beyond to accommodate my needs since I had to reschedule the move as a result of COVID exposure. They were communicative, helpful, patient, efficient, punctual, respectful and absolutely delightful to work with. There were no hidden costs that were added to the total at the end. I will definitely rehire Shift it Moving for any future moves!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Sharjeel A.
Thank you for getting me moved.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Abdulla A.
MGB helped me pack/move securely
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Thumbtack Customer
Great job moving my piano! Movers came fully equipped with a piano board, sturdy dollies, straps and moving blankets. Almaz, Stan and Aslan are real professionals. I have never seen a crew that would be that effective and fast. They moved a heavy piece of furniture like it was a feature. Piano arrived safely and damage free to my destination address. Will definitely used you again. Thank you guys for an outstanding job!
Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.
Summer G.
These guys are absolute pros! Donnie and Junior did an awesome job moving our 2 bedroom apartment. They worked super quick and took great care of all of our stuff during transport. Moving is always stressful but this was very smooth. We will definitely hire them again for our next move!
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Maria v.
Dave did an outstanding job on accommodating me with last minute movers and working on the price. He was professional and understanding about the stress I was under having to move my son from North CA to South CA. The movers were also very professional, efficient and respectful. I'd definitely hire them again!
Last Minute MoversLast Minute Movers
Lian O.
They showed up on time and worked hard during the moving process.
Gurrola’s SoCal Movers ServicesGurrola’s SoCal Movers Services
Xiao H.
So thumbtack only let me pick three things that I liked about Rick’s moving service, but the truth is that I would pick all 5 listed if possible. I reached out to Rick to get a quote on how much my specific moving needs would cost (1 full size fridge, two small wine fridges, an exercise bike, and a stainless steel commercial style kitchen prep table). Prior to reaching out to Rick, I had already contacted multiple movers about it and they gave me wildly varying quotes most of which were a lot higher than what Rick quoted me. I didn’t think those quotes were reasonable given the small number of items that needed to be moved as well as the fact that it was a first floor to first floor move (I also asked a few friends who moved recently and all of them said those quotes were outrageous). During the entire process, Rick was quick to respond and answer my questions. He and his team arrived on time and wrapped everything carefully using thick, large blankets. He moved things carefully, and made sure to clean up after moving. The entire move took an hour or so whereas some other moving companies required a minimum of 5 hours of service!!! I am very satisfied with his service, will recommend him without hesitation, and will likely use his service again!
Rick's simple movingRick's simple moving
Thomas B.
Very good experience with Local Trucks. Rigo is very good on follow up and sent two excellent workers to handle my move. They were able to get my things moved quickly and expertly. I will use them again.
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Thumbtack Customer
They arrived on time and worked solid. What a great help they were to a dreaded experience. Moving!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Melissa M.
The guys were friendly, patient and did a great job moving some heavy pieces down stairs that aren't easy to maneuver. They even took a few things extra for me. I highly recommend them and will definitely hire them if we ever need to move again.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Justin T.
Great pricing, no hidden fees. Straight to the point, easy to book, fast work and couldn’t be happier with the move
Kobe MovingKobe Moving
Azucena B.
Needed a refrigerator moved by the next morning. They came thru and were nice enough to fit me in their schedule
Utilē MoversUtilē Movers
Sam S.
Two very nice and friendly guys arrived on time and moved my heavy gym equipment properly!
Mannplann LLCMannplann LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Fast moving job from the Uhaul truck to the living room. Great job! Would hire again.
SED&R Socal Euro Development & ReconstructionSED&R Socal Euro Development & Reconstruction
Mary R.
I had a difficult job moving a commercial range upstairs to my kitchen and they came through for me. I would recommend them to everyone!
Hassan A.
Brian and Leo (the dream team) came and completed the move (a challenging one!) in an organized and quick way. They were extremely polite and professional, and we will definitely work with them in the future.
LA Moving SolutionsLA Moving Solutions
Debra Y.
They were not expecting the weight and size of out antique oak upright -but they got it loaded & the delivery on the other end went very well -They did the move with one day notice and I was happy to see it done!
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
George S.
Mario and the guys worked together great and handled our property with care. They were very respectful and made sure everything was loaded and unloaded off of the truck without damage. Thank you and I will recommend you guys to anyone that is moving.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Thumbtack Customer
He is very caring, responsible and dose all he can to satisfy his customer. He and his partner are great guys. If I need to move again in 20 years, I will check him out first to see if he is still around.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Diamond T.
The movers were more than an hour late to do their job. I later found out that my patio bistro table was taken. I asked one of the guys about it and he admitted that it was offered to them to take. I explained that was my table and I never authorized anyone to take my table or that they can have my table. I wasn’t given any of my furniture away. I tried to make arrangements to get my table back, but the main mover was not really communicative with me about when and where I could pick my table up. I’m highly disappointed and this was not a good experience for me.
West Side Moving & Junk RemovalWest Side Moving & Junk Removal
Kaitlyn P.
HIGHLY! HIGHLY recommend. Frank and his crew is nothing less than amazing, very professional from start to finish. The guys are fast, efficient ,friendly and precise. Definitely will be using his services in the future and also recommending to anyone that needs help with moving. Thanks again Frank and team!!
Exclusive MovesExclusive Moves
David P.
I needed some furniture items moved out of my house for disposal and Justin quickly responded to my posting. He and his colleague were punctual and took great care making sure they did all that was expected. I would definitely use their services again in the future.
In And Out Moving Co.In And Out Moving Co.
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