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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 Cupertino movers
Shelly J.
Movers arrived right on time and move went smoothly! Would definitely use them again for my next move
Everlasting Moving LLCEverlasting Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great! They were extremely prompt, polite and they moved things fast. They completed the move before the time I expected them to finish. This was my 13th move and smoothest by far.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Jessica D.
Great movers and packers
HUSTLEandMUSCLE •Veteran Owned•HUSTLEandMUSCLE •Veteran Owned•
Loveen V.
Outstanding experience! They did a fantastic job of moving my house in the rain over weekend. I really appreciate the way they handled the move of 100 year old antique bed. They didn’t have tools to disassemble the bed on the day of the move. They searched for the appropriate tools and moved the bed after couple of days. They were patient and understanding through out the process.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
George K.
These movers were amazing! Further, I recommended them to two of my friends...both of which hired them and they were also impressed. You can't go wrong with Larro's for NorCal moving
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
I've moved across our beautiful country many times and my move with Jose was the best experience of them all!! He was always available to help with all the stress of moving to the northern tip of CA. Everything arrived in perfect condition and on time! Jose was caring, courteous, and professional throughout the entire process and being a recent widow it was really appreciated!!
White Red Moving & StorageWhite Red Moving & Storage
Adi C.
Scott was great to work with, and made the move so much easier
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Stephen L.
Great professional mover. It’s not cheap, but they do a good job.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Dale G.
Need short-notice move, and Traust was able to help out. Thanks!
Traust Moving Local & Long Distance MovesTraust Moving Local & Long Distance Moves
Mark S.
Very happy with Tonys team and their work. They finished my move extremely fast
Tony's moversTony's movers
Tong G.
Mathew was very attentive, easy to communicate, and did a great job moving my stuff.
Bay Area MovingBay Area Moving
Nikhil Y.
Very fast & efficient. No damage done to any item. Definitely would recommend them for packing & moving
Laurie S.
Communication was VERY difficult due to the movers lack of almost no knowledge of the English language but they got the job done.
happy house movershappy house movers
Gabrielle M.
This company is awesome! They came on time, and called before to make sure all details were squared away for moving day. We had many weird shaped items and they made it work all in one trip! Very nice people to work with, would recommend. UPDATE: I used this company again this past month after 3 years since the first time I used them. I can't say enough good things. It was quite a move, and the movers were so kind and considerate through the whole thing. I will forever use and recommend this company for all of my bay area moving needs. They are so responsive and such a fair price! Thank you so much!
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Lucy G.
Easy to schedule, did a good job. Moved mattress sets and furniture inside from storage unit
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Vira F.
Daniel and his team were fantastic! They had me moved quickly and we're careful with my things. Would recommend!
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Mark S.
Extremely professional and efficient team arrived on time and moved us in minutes. I would say great process and people. Will use again.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Brad K.
They helped us move a one bedroom apartment. They were very professional. Took great care of all our stuff. Thank you!
Saurabh M.
I have moved several times, working with Scott and his team by far the most efficient, courteous and efficient experience. Everyone was polite yet honest, everything was done with utmost efficiency and professionalism.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Karen T.
Scott was very knowledgeable when it comes to moving houses, giving me details to think through that I didn’t know about and proved to be helpful during the actual process. His crew was prompt, quick, and quite efficient.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Jen y.
Scott was so thorough and really helped think through the whole moving process. Richard and his crew were really cool, extremely professional, and came in under the time and under budget. I couldn’t be happier with my experience!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Laura R.
Scott and his team not only met but exceeded our needs. Scott answered a lot of my questions before I needed to ask them. He also explained the game plan in detail so I knew what to expect and how long each task would take (boxing, covering, wrapping, transporting). Pricing was fair and reasonable. The team always wore their masks and were careful with wrapping and moving our belongings. They went the extra step to make sure I liked where I asked them to place things and if I needed anything moved (yes, I did, a few times😅). They had a great report with each other making the whole day much easier and enjoyable for everyone
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Dat C.
Larro's team arrived on time, brought a truck and extra packaging materials in case I needed it. They provided insurance as required by my HOA and completed the work on time. They scaled two flight of stairs and nothing was broken . Communication prior to the move was clear on what is going to happen during the day. Very professional. Fantastic.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
SVLM is awesome! The pickup : The move was scheduled at 10 am. I received a call at 9.30 giving me a heads-up. At 10 sharp, Yana, Sergey and their huge truck arrived at our doorstep, after initial survey and required documentation Yana and Sergey started loading our boxes in the truck. They handled all the boxes (irrespective of the size or weight) with extreme care. All the furniture was wrapped up with moving blankets and plastic wrap. Not a single scratch on anything! The destination : Sergey drove his truck carefully and reached the destination on time (which was accurately documented). Yana and Sergey then started unloading the truck. Again with great care and strength. All the furniture was placed in the rooms it was supposed to be. Both of them were very careful about the new laminate flooring and the wooden edges of the stairs. They used a rubber carpet on stairs to avoid any damage. Unloading was really fast and they were done in under 6 hours. Considering the amount of stuff we had, 6 hours is kind of record time for 2 people. Amazing service, super strength, accurate timekeeping, can do attitude, careful nature and punctuality. This is the best moving experience we've had till date. Thanks Yana and Sergey!
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Brian L.
Our long distance move which was originally supposed to be a 2 day job had to be done in just one day. Not Tony and his teams fault. We still had way to much to completely box up everything by the due pick up date so Tony came on the second day, helped pack and load up two moving trucks and his own pick up truck, drove 170 miles to our new home, unpacked everything in designated areas before returning the 170 miles to the Bay Area. This review might have been one star short because not everything went to its designated area, however given that so much had to be transported in such a short time period Tony and hie team did an excellent job. Highly recommended.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
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