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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 Costa Mesa movers
Curtis S.
Great company throughout the entire process. Take the stress out of moving! Careful movers. Can depend on them for your move for sure. Owner great with communications from beginning to the end. Definitely will hire them again for future moves!
NextGen MovingNextGen Moving
Karla V.
Nomad Movers gave us the best moving experience. They were fast, careful, and responsible.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Donald F.
Good move
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Chantel S.
I would totally recommend these guys for the move, they were very professional and great to interact both among themselves and with me. Movers did not spend time and effort in knowing exactly how to disassemble the furniture, and took great care when packing and were very careful with moving things. They moved boxes from our old house into the truck and into the house. Everything about this moving company was great!
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Lynn M.
Gurrola’s Movers handled moving heavy solid wood furniture items including one HUMONGOUS armoire downstairs - with little space and a turn. All items were moved without damaging furniture items, floors, or walls. Highly recommend and I would definitely call Gurrola’s SoCal Movers again.
Gurrola’s SoCal Movers ServicesGurrola’s SoCal Movers Services
Randall C.
Was very impressed with how quickly and efficiently they were able to move me. And definitely best prices I’ve seen for movers.
True MoversTrue Movers
Ryan D.
Larry and his son arrived right on time, took great care of our belongings, and moved quickly to get everything moved.
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Lauren S.
Helpful moving made moving furniture quick and easy! Super helpful and even mounted my tv on the wall. Well priced, would recommend!
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Kiana N.
Arrived on time & went the extra mile to help with small details to ensure my items were moved with care. My move went smoothly and quickly.
Kelly H.
We had an easy move with very nice, personable people both for the estimate and the move itself. We moved from a 2 bedroom apt to a 4 bedroom house, both with stairs. These guys didn't miss a beat and moved dressers, TV, fridge, beds, sofa, and a bunch of boxes and random stuff quickly and into the right rooms. We just had our walls and floors done and there are zero marks from the move so I'm grateful that they were extra careful. Even my 4 year old daughter enjoyed their company as they teased her about driving the big truck!
Purely MovePurely Move
Mohsen A.
Very nice people, hard working and professional. kuka and his two other colleagues came on time and did a great job on my moving. They wrapped everything dis assembled my bed and un mounted my TVs. Also they took care of moving stuff around the house. With these guys moving is really easy. Highly recommended.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Teri R.
He alone moved our upright rickety and heavy piano. Amazing to watch. Very nice guy. Polite and very careful. He can be trusted to move your most precious items.
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Aj V.
Ahmed and Salvador went above and beyond to move my stuff. They are experienced and made my move as pain less as possible. They moved my Cali king bed when I was missing the tools to take it apart because they were unique and only ikea had. They made accommodations to to get over tough obstacles which impressed me. 10/10 would recommend.
Mexicano Junk RemovalMexicano Junk Removal
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were fast, efficient, listened well, friendly. Would recmmend
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I could not have asked for a better moving experience. Larry & Dean were very accommodating in both picking up and delivering my items. Everything not only arrived according to the time schedule...but was handled in a method that ensured nothing would be broken or marred during the move. I would highly recommend Larry's Quality Moving to anyone and everyone looking to have their cherished possessions cared for as they would themselves.
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Corinne F.
The guys were great. Moved super fast, really courteous, and helped out a lot. Even managed to make the whole thing come in under three hours, despite gridlock traffic between locations! Will use for next move for sure!
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Cindy B.
You should definitely go with Ben's Moving. Very prompt in response and professional.
Ben's Moving & FurnitureBen's Moving & Furniture
Craig D.
The guys showed up about 15 minutes early. They took a look at everything we needed moved and didn't start the clock until 9am. They were extremely respectful and extra careful with all of our stuff. I was very impressed. Not one thing was broken during our move and not one wall was even scratched. I had planned on at least a few things happening with all of the stuff we had, but it didn't. The guys worked very hard and kept going until the job was done. My mom and I are realtors and we will be referring Qshark Moving Company to all of our clients who need help moving. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to use this company again. This company surpassed all my expectations and managed to make the moving experience much more tolerable!
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Kenny G.
I needed a very large, very heavy piece of furniture moved up a very narrow staircase. Rigo sent four capable movers who worked extremely hard to get the job done. I would highly recommend them!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Lisa E.
We had a wonderful experience with our move thanks to Pana! I highly recommend
Pana Moving & StoragePana Moving & Storage
Sara G.
Donald and his crew are awesome! Would highly recommend for any moving job, big or small!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Diane M.
The movers were so quick and handled everything with ease. I was so impressed! Would definitely recommend!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Susan G.
They were amazing! On time, very organized and super friendly!!! They made my moving experience an easy one :)
Megan C.
Movers were able to book same day request. Hustled to help me make the storage closure time!
Moober Moving SolutionsMoober Moving Solutions
Kari K.
I've moved 8 times in 4 years and this was the best experience I've ever had. Thank you guys!!!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
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