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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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 Davis movers
Joe E.
Excellent moving service. Brandon was great at communicating the whole process. The movers were prompt, professional, and did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend safe moving.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They came with a trailer, not piano moving truck. But they were very careful to move the piano. Good job guys!
Thompson PaintingThompson Painting
Mitch S.
Great movers!!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Catherine P.
Excellent moving experience.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Karen K.
Awesome moving company The 2 guys were very nice and worked fast and tirelessly. I am booking them again for another move.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with Safe Moving; they arrived on time, were very polite and professional, very carefully (and very quickly!) moved furniture and boxes from my room into the truck and had already put everything in place in the new apartment before I even got there. An entire room moved in less than an hour, no scratches, no hidden costs. I highly recommend Safe Moving!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Response was fast! Offered everything I was looking for in a mover.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Caroline B.
Would definitely hire this company again if we move.
TLC Moving CoTLC Moving Co
Thumbtack Customer
Bengamin was ontime, worked quietly an hard with a difficult move.
City Wide MoversCity Wide Movers
Angela O.
I'm very pleased with all the movers who came for the job. They're hard working people, very efficient, friendly and yet professional as well. I have few bulky items for them to move and yet, they still treated the job very seriously. I highly recommend them to anybody who is looking for either a small or big move!
Easy pro laborEasy pro labor
Natalie M.
The whole process was very easy. Booking was a snap. The movers were on time and cheerful and polite and worked very hard (and it was hot!). It made the stress of moving way less stressful. Thank you so much!
Affordable Home ImprovementsAffordable Home Improvements
Michaela R.
They were fast and efficient! Very happy with our help moving!
Affordable Home ImprovementsAffordable Home Improvements
Jennifer Y.
Movers were very fast and they were very good with instructions. I literally did not lift a single box. I would definitely recommend this company to people who are looking for fast/efficient and professional movers. They definitely get the job done nicely!!
🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Boxes & FREE Junk Removals🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Boxes & FREE Junk Removals
Thumbtack Customer
Difficult move, 2 households 2 locations, 2 trucks. They did a fine job.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Natalie R.
I'd used them for a larger move, and knew they were the right company for this job, too!
Move-prozMove-proz
Karen B.
I had a last minute date change of moving day and they accommodated my needs without a problem.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Chang-Il H.
Friendly and kind. Two crews moved a heavy table top to 2nd floor carefully and assembled the table.
Budget Hauling LLCBudget Hauling LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They were very professional and flexible with my schedule. Did a great job moving stuff quickly and efficiently.
City Wide MoversCity Wide Movers
Larry K.
Great movers. They know what they are doing, are careful and FAST! The blanket and wrap technique protects everything very well.
TLC Moving CoTLC Moving Co
Thumbtack Customer
These two guy are real pros - extreme care with every piece they moved, but they worked quite quickly. I was vey impressed!
City Wide MoversCity Wide Movers
Maria L.
Adrain was punctual and delivered the three furnitures from three different locations in a very organized manner. Highly recommended mover/hauler.
uCall iHaul LLCuCall iHaul LLC
Mauricio O.
I could not have gone with anyone better than Traust Moving. Being a home owner, your worry about damaging walls and floor. But they were very careful and safely protected my furniture and appliances. These guys don’t mess around, they are fast, effective and respectful. My wife appreciated very much that they secured her plants and listened to what went where, etc. Traust was honestly my first choice since I had worked with other moving company, but after this, I will only recommend Traust moving. Thank you guys for making this an easy transition!
Traust Moving Local & Long Distance MovesTraust Moving Local & Long Distance Moves
Justin P.
They arrived about an hour later than they estimated for me but besides that, it was a quick and smooth move. Was happy to work with them and would recommend them.
Easy pro laborEasy pro labor
Hannah H.
We were pleased with the prompt arrival of Brandon's team and they were able to move the large piece of equipment quickly and without damage to additional property.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Ruben and Richard did an excellent job of moving our son from a two-bedroom apartment to another in Davis. They were professional and fun. The move handled with ease. We did underestimate the time needed by one hour but that was because of reality of situation and not because of any waste of time. Both were very efficient. We would definitely use them again and will recommend to others with similar need.
City Wide MoversCity Wide Movers
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