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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 El Cajon movers
Randy S.
On The Move Relocation Specialists Movers own and operated by Rob did an outstanding job with my local move. Chris one of his employees did great to. Overall this is a great moving company and I will refer them to my friends and I WILL HIRE this company again for any local move that I may have in the future. Thanks Rob GREAT JOB!!!
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
The team that moved our family was very professional on time and they took care of our family and our household items. Totally recommend Rhino Movers to anyone and will definitely use them again if needed. THANK YOU RHINO MOVERS for everything!!!
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was desperate for last minute movers, Birditt came right away and helped me. The movers were friendly and fast, the price was good too.
Birditt Moving & StorageBirditt Moving & Storage
Laurel M.
The Elite team combined their expertise of packing, loading, and delivering to make my move flawless. I've already schedule a second move with them and highly recommend this company.
Elite Moving San Diego Inc.Elite Moving San Diego Inc.
Jen G.
These guys showed up exactly on time! Handled our stuff with care. Wrapped everything in blankets! Quick, hard workers! I will always hire them for my moving needs! They were even able to move my giant custom chinchilla cage! Seriously hard and efficient movers!!!
We HaulWe Haul
Veronica V.
I hired Husky moving to move my two bedroom apartment to a new 3 bedroom. Junior and Aaron were extremely helpful! They took care of all the things listed in my project, and even a few that weren't. If and when I move I know who I'm hiring again!
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Shelby C.
While we had to cancel our move, Stan was responsive and informative since the moment I contacted him. I would definitely recommend his Company if you're looking to move.
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Gregg W.
On The Move was on time, friendly and committed to getting the job done.
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
I had to move on rather short notice and Angel was very accommodating. I had hired him for a Tuesday and some unforseen circumstances required me to change the move to the next day. Angel was very understanding. He showed up right on time and ready to work. He and his co-worker Marvin were quick and efficient. When they unloaded my furniture and boxes nothing was damaged. I would definitely recommend Flash Movers and will use them again when have to move.
Flash Movers San DiegoFlash Movers San Diego
Thumbtack Customer
This was the best moving experience I ever had, and I've moved a lot. Fabian and the guys were extremely friendly and professional. They definitely knew what they were doing and communicated everything that was happening. They made this move stress free for me, which was awesome. My only regret is that I didn't know that they would have been able to do the whole move for me instead of just the loading part. These guys generated instant trust with me, and I will be referring them to anyone in the SoCal/AZ area!!!
MM CleaningMM Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Ray and his team did a fantastic job! Professional and very courteous! Arrived on time, and stayed in touch before and after the move. I highly recommend Ray for your moving needs! We will be using Ray again.
Ray's Moving&Delivery& Handyman ServicesRay's Moving&Delivery& Handyman Services
Jennifer K.
The movers did a fantastic job. They were so polite and took great care of my furniture. Vladimir, Aaron, and Junior moved my stuff to a storage space and put everything inside perfectly. They made a difficult process much easier.
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Thumbtack Customer
Angel was excellent. He moved my furniture quickly and carefully. He even came back after hours to help me finish moving things on his own time. He was very friendly and personable. He did an excellent job.
Flash Movers San DiegoFlash Movers San Diego
Cristina M.
Very reliable, they were able to safely move my new piano to my place.
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Mandy B.
Cube moving was great! Very quick while not sacrificing care and quality. Thank you!
Cube Moving and Storage IncCube Moving and Storage Inc
Thumbtack Customer
On point moving was extremely helpful. Herman and Cal (I think) were very professional and helpful. I will recommend them to all my friends for sure. They even move on Sundays. Outstanding short notice service. You can't go wrong with Clayton Rosoe.
On Point MovingOn Point Moving
Thumbtack Customer
AWESOME!!! Angel and Marvin immediately got to work as soon as they arrived and went non-stop till the job was complete. Their professionalism was outstanding and they took exceptional care of our belongings. When I move again, I'm calling Flash Movers. Thanks Guys for a Job Well Done!
Flash Movers San DiegoFlash Movers San Diego
Thumbtack Customer
The move was excellent! I spoke to them over the phone and were very knowledgeable and professional. I spoke to their assistant and she reassured me of any concerns I had and answered all my questions before the moving date. I don't regret hiring them for the job and would recommend them to friends, family and my friends from church. I know a lot have their own business and know now that we can trust TNT Moving Services to do a great job at a reasonable price. They included the boxes in my quote. They fully packed, shrink wrapped my furniture and moved it to my new home in San Diego County. During the whole time, I did not once she any of them slack off. They are hard working and know why they've been open since 2002. A++++++++ to TNT MOVING SERVICES in Spring Valley.
MM CleaningMM Cleaning
Kasie P.
Wesley and his team at Shift It are excellent and I would highly recommend them to any and everyone for their moving needs!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Dave D.
Our movers were polite and professional. They did everything we asked of them. Would def use them again.
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Moved household goods from3 bedroom home. Joshua, Jordan and Zac were very careful and professional. Recommend this company.
Dominant Moving Company, LLCDominant Moving Company, LLC
Erika C.
My experience with Husky movers was phenomenal! I'm soooo glad I took the time to research and ultimately chose Husky. The guys (Jay and Gio) were on point. They arrived on time and with a purpose, and even though it was over 100° on my move day, they never stopped and never complained. My furniture was handled with the utmost care and respect, and I never felt uncomfortable or as if they would take advantage of a woman alone; whether it be by overcharging or by a lack of respect. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Husky for your moving needs, and if I'm in need again, I will not hesitate to once again seek out their services.
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Kelly D.
Nick was extremely responsive via email to all my questions, they also worked with us during our many delays and moving our date to load their truck. The workers were very hard working, didn't waste time, and did everything we asked. They showed up right on time and made every efforts to get us moved quickly.
AN Moving SystemsAN Moving Systems
Shannon W.
This company was great! They were on time & very efficient. Impressed how they flawlessly moved everything into my new place! Will definitely hire again!
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Stephanie T.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 STARS & absolutely fricken AMAZING! Just wrapped up an all day move with Wesley & team and there is no one else I will ever move with ever ever again. I have completed 6 cross country moves with my job over the last 4 years and these guys easily have topped them all. My family and I were blown away by their kindness and overall graciousness. They were so very helpful, went above and beyond, we’re incredibly detailed and thoughtful and treated each item as if it were their own! They were prepared for just about anything, had every supply you could think of. The move lasted the entire day, and I can say as long as it was and who loves moving?! these guys made it such an enjoyable day and experience! From the bottom of our hearts and our family to yours T H A N K Y O U for the thought and care you’ve put into the conduct of your business and setting a new industry standard. Wishing open doors and tons of favor for you guys, we love you guys!!!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
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