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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Covina movers
Stephen F.
Exclusive Movers are amazing. They are professional, courteous, prompt and very careful. They did a fabulous job moving our heavy furniture and taking care to make sure it was properly protected. I will definitely call Exclusive Moves for our next move.
Exclusive MovesExclusive Moves
Stuart X.
Very reliable mover!
Gurrola’s SoCal Movers ServicesGurrola’s SoCal Movers Services
John C.
They were fast, efficient and took good care of the stuff as they moved it.
5 Star Moving Company5 Star Moving Company
Krystal B.
They showed up an hr late and one of the movers was rude. Besides that fact they got the job done quickly.
Gold Rush MoversGold Rush Movers
Ruben Z.
Guys did an awesome job. Moved heavy items and were able to get my oversized motorized bed upstairs all in one piece!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Dan P.
Don and his team were fantastic! Responsive, friendly, and took great care of items. Went above and beyond in assisting with the move! Highly recommend!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Larry and Dean (Dad & Son) was a pleasure. Part of the success was the interaction I had with Larry via email and texting that allowed us to coordinate up front which resulted in a successful move of my Piano from Glendora to Covina. Everything Larry said he would do for me HAPPENED, so Larry & Dean are definitely a pair of 5-Star Movers. "John from Covina"
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Daniel P.
Paul and his associate were extremely professional and helped me in an absolute bind. After trying to move our very awkward workout machine with 6 other guys I called on professionals for help. I was turned away by 3 other companies because of the complexity of the job, but Help Me Inc. accepted the challenge. They did wonderful work and I recommend their service to anyone looking for help moving. Thank you Paul and associate!
Help Me IncHelp Me Inc
Jennifer H.
Do not use these movers! Be cautious! They are horrible! They agreed to come and move at 3p-5p originally. When I questioned the man he stated that would be there from 3p-4p. I contacted him at 4p and he said they would be there in an hour. I got a call at 455 stating that they were an hour away! When they finally arrived they advised my husband that a 3 hour job would take 5 hours. They also advised him that they would charge $100 more for the washer and dryer and that they would charge extra for being upstairs. Mind you- when I booked them- I sent an itemized list of what would be moved and stated that I lived in a second story! Horrible management! Then we told them to cancel - I contacted them through app and the guy advised that they would charge me $297! For them mismanaging time and information. Then he continued to call me and had the movers drive back to my location after they left to get money from me! They threatened to not leave and call the police! Never use them! Save yourself the trouble!
EZ Moving in LAEZ Moving in LA
Stephen F.
The two young men who helped us worked very hard to make sure all our items were moved safely and without damage. They were terrific. My only concerns were the relative inexperience of the movers (they were very young and we had to help with some of the transitions and which carts worked best on which items). The other concern was that there was a 3 hour minimum and a $25 processing fee as well as additional fee if we did not pay in cash which was not mentioned on their banner page. If they had disclosed these details up front, a five star review would have been given.
Gold Rush MoversGold Rush Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Mightiest Touch Movers were great! They communicated with me in the morning giving me an accurate ETA. They worked really hard, never taking a break. They were so careful with my furniture and my walls (which was not easy on stairwells). They were efficient, hardworking, and honest. I would highly recommend these guys to all my friends and family!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Vincent R.
I had no idea what was involved in moving a pool table until I saw the master Jorge at work. The amount of care that goes into these types of things blew my mind. Jorge is a true professional and you just know he's been doing this kind of thing for years. I recommend anyone to give him a call if you're in need of billiard service.
AV BilliardsAV Billiards
Camila G.
The crew was great. Truck was too small for 3 bedroom house so, once we finished with them, we had to rent a U haul to finish our move. The budget rental truck couldn’t clear the driveway because of the gate lift sitting so low, so crew had to walk up hill with everything. Felt bad for all of us. Had to pay for the extra hours it took to unload. Felt like the owner was just another fast talker.
Roadrunner Moving Co.Roadrunner Moving Co.
Veronica E.
Tony sent his crew of 3 that arrived on time and were extremely professional knew exactly where to place all my furniture in my new place before I had any idea. They made the entire moving process so simplified. They were very careful absolutely no knicks or scratches. Worked quickly and efficiently. I could not be more happy with their work. Thank you Ray! Thank you Doug! Thank you Justin! THANK YOU SO MUCH TONY FOR SENDING ME THE BEST!
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Paul S.
Larry is such an honest guy. He exceeded our expectations tenfold. First, he quoted us lesser than what others in the area had quoted us. On top of that, he charged us less than what he quoted. He also helped us move out our old refrigerator which he did without us having to request him. Though we paid him a little more than what he had calculated we still feel that he got underpaid. Its hard to believe that people like him exist in this day and age. We would definitely hire him back.
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
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