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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 Daly City movers
Gerald B.
These guys are the dream movers, the ones that do it all right, and not all wrong. If I move again or when I move again I Will be calling them
Meenal C.
The movers were very hardworking and careful and did a quality move. I highly recommend them!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Marcus L.
Cancelled on me the day of our scheduled move, 2 hours prior to meet time. Very disappointed, had to scramble to find other movers last minute for same day move.
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Jennifer H.
These guys arrived on time and moved my treadmill from garage to home efficiently and safely. Would recommend to others for fitness equipment moving
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Joe C.
I'm so glad I went with Stuart moving to help me move my items out of storage. I had been holding my things in storage until I found a new home and Stuart & Dante were a godsend. I couldn't even fathom the idea of moving my things from my storage unit into a moving truck myself. They were excellent, punctual, communicative, and also offered a very fair price. I'd recommend this team to anyone looking for some helping hands in a move.
Thumbtack Customer
It's our first time hiring movers and we made the right choice. Santos and another mover were very professional and efficient in doing their job. They made our move much less stressful, we also made an extra stop at salvation army to donate some furnitures. I will definitely recommend Santos and hire him again in the future. Thanks Two Friends Movers!
Diane C.
I had a very small move (one chair down stairs and brought to another site nearby) and the prices I was quoted by others were over the top. Tony's price was reasonable, he arrived on the agreed upon time and moved the chair with no problems. He knew how to take the chair apart to move it and reassemble it. Will definitely call Tony in the future if I find I need to move items again.
Tony's moving services LLCTony's moving services LLC
Apurva M.
Sam and his team has been wonderful in helping us move all the stuff. They're very professional, wrap all fragile goods and take good care while moving. They also help dissemble and reassemble the furniture. I'd highly recommend them for any moving needs.
Move Me DoMove Me Do
Gonzalo S.
Thanks a lot to Santos and Manuel! They work really fast and are very professional and friendly, the whole moving was super smooth thanks to them. They were exactly on time at pick up place and they even drove me to the new place as I do not have a car. Price is great too as they do not have hidden fees, my moving was under 40 miles so was not charged for drive to destination. If you are still looking for the right mover, I strongly recommend Two Friends Movers. I will definitely contact them again in case I need moving services. Thanks.
Marc M.
Ray was very professional and provided great communication all the way through! I highly recommend him for your moving needs. I will use Wards Movers again in the future.
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Jacqueline O.
Daniel was great to work with, would recommend to anyone moving!
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Mitul B.
Excellent is the only word that comes to mind. We got 3 people to help us with our move in middle of a heatwave in California, and they were the best. Worked tirelessly till the move was completed. Reached on time and were very resourceful when dealing with tough peices of furniture. For a successful move, hire them without a second thought!
Jennifer B.
On time. Juan and the others were very professional and hardworking. Very respectful and polite. They were very careful with my belongings. Well packaged and smooth move transition. Thank you Friend’s Moving Service.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
It's been awhile since I've moved but because it's coming up on the anniversary of said move, thought I would drop the review now. These guys did a pack and move for me for a 1 br/ba. Communication throughout was excellent and I was surprised they were able to accommodate so quickly. Packing was super efficient (I had done NOTHING prior to these guys getting there) as was the move itself. The guys were really good about checking with me to see where all the big pieces went and making sure that everything was where I wanted it. Absolutely zero complaints and as close to painless as moving gets (which isn't painless, but you know...)
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Jacqueline H.
They did a great job moving all my belongings at a reasonable price!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Gwen L.
Movers were organized and very efficient!I! I recommend them highly.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Daisy P.
Man I really have to say how truly amazed I was with Caleb and Darnell. They were on time (actually early) . The owner responded back to me after a few hours during the move and suggesting if I needed a 3rd man to assist, within 30 mins Edwin came. At the end all I can say was how very impressed I was with overall how the move went. If you want dependability, trustworthy, kind and hard working movers these guys are the one to hire. I will tell all my friends that need movers to hire. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!
Fliebend Transportation LLC.Fliebend Transportation LLC.
Laura Y.
The movers were very professional and friendly! Our new place had freshly cleaned carpet, so they put down covering to move in all our stuff, which we really appreciated. There were no surprises. Everything was communicated well and straight forward with pricing.
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Joice L.
Had a great experience with this service! They went above and beyond to help me quickly move my items. Great and friendly attitudes, communicative, AND arrived 15 min early! Thank you so much, will 100% use their services again for any future moves.
Domínguez Logistics LLCDomínguez Logistics LLC
Sam L.
Josh and his 2 team members moved us from a 3 bedroom home with professional, punctuality, value, and excellent communication throughout the move. It took us more time than expected, but the guys work fast and they were curtious. We would definitely hire from this company again.
Mr Palm Moving Co.Mr Palm Moving Co.
Kate m.
I had requested a piano be delivered from the Peninsula to Dublin and they were very efficient with the move. The days leading to the project, the company confirmed the information needed and called us ahead of their arrival. The movers were kind to put on the shoe booties I provided and they has their masks properly placed. Thanks again!
Thumbtack Customer
Moved a 2br apartment in under four hours. Very professional and helpful with wardrobe boxes, covering for fragile items, and concern for cleanliness/safety.
Mary H.
The two gentlemen who moved me were 100% about business. They wasted no time getting started, were careful and cautious when needed.... so far while unpacking I have had only one broken plate. I packed, so this was not really their fault. Once loaded they also wasted no time getting from Daly City to Hercules. They were waiting for me when I pulled in and I went as fast as I could getting over here. The men had wrapped the furniture to prevent staining and uncovered it all after placing it where I wanted it ultimately to go. I have to say that this was the most efficient move I've ever had......... including the times when I moved myself with the help of friends. I was disappointed that they didn't have any business cards with them because I would certainly recommend them to anyone I know who is moving. I had asked this senior facility for a recommendation and they had none to offer. I did tell the manager here, though, that if anyone is looking for a great moving company to come see me and I'd hook them up with Larro's! Thank you!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Nick B.
Jose and Leo were super helpful! We moved from Daly City to Alameda. They called the day before the move to confirm the time and location, called as they arrived (15 minutes early!) and were incredibly friendly and professional. They loaded everything quickly and carefully. Absoutely worth the cost, which was presented to us straightforward (no hidden fees or “gotcha” issues). Ask for Jose and Leo when booking and you’ll be taken care of well!
Nadia S.
Don't go anywhere else for movers!!! Everyone I was in contact with here were so nice and friendly and professional. I was able to explain my situation to Freddy and he helped get exactly what I needed. Juan and Adolfo were the team that showed up. They were early, super courteous and knew exactly what they were doing. I had to make two stops and they went above and beyond to get things moved and stored in a timely manner. Moving totally sucks but these guys made it so easy and stress free for me. I will never stop singing their praises and I will recommend them to everyone I know. So happy with their service.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
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