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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.

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 Fresno movers
Gilbert M.
California Movers did a great job. Very professional. They were on time. The movers are well trained and were gentle with my furniture. All on a short notice. Thank you California Movers!
California MoversCalifornia Movers
Laila E.
This was the best moving experience of our lives because of Dan Mora! Punctual, neat, quick and careful. Not to mention the BEST PRICES BY FAR! We never hired movers before so I was nervous. We were awestruck by these movers! Thank you!!!!
Dan's Delivery and InstallationDan's Delivery and Installation
Andrew S.
Awesome...everything you need in a mover.
Budget Moving & HaulingBudget Moving & Hauling
Patricia L.
I needed my piano moved. Yes, they moved it. At first they were going to move it on one appliance dolly without strapping it down. They seemed to find it funny that I was visibly upset that they were so careless in their methods. They ended up using two appliance dollies with it strapped to one. I was told that they move pianos all the time. I did call back to suggest that they invest in dollies made FOR moving pianos, and that maybe they might actually give a care. My call was not received well. A piano is an expensive and loved instrument that can be internally ruined by poor handling.
Budget Moving & HaulingBudget Moving & Hauling
Brenda D.
I telephoned Mike Luna, Budget Movers around noon today and by afternoon they picked up my piano and delivered to my home. They were efficient, treated my piano with "kid gloves", professional in their workmanship and very kind gentlemen. They made it worry free for me. I highly recommend them to anyone needing a mover. Good reasonable price for the move. Thank you Budget Movers, Clovis, CA. Brenda D.
Budget Moving & HaulingBudget Moving & Hauling
Brandon M.
Working with Big Guy Moving was a breeze. They were very professional and on time. They moved me out of my 2nd story apartment and into a 26 ft U-Haul. Highly recommended!
Big Guy Moving ServicesBig Guy Moving Services
Aeslin G.
The two men who helped me move did an awesome job!! I’m so glad I went ahead and booked with you guys!! They worked quickly and hard ! Definitely recommend for anyone needing help with moving.
Peace of Mind Services LLCPeace of Mind Services LLC
Rebecca S.
I hired Big Guy Moving Services to help move from an apartment to a 2-story home, and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing moving services. Right off the bat, Joey was responsive, attentive, and client oriented. His team was punctual, did not waste any time, and got us out of our apartment when we needed. Joey was also precise with his estimate and all our belongings were transported properly. Thank you, Big Guy Moving Services, for helping us with a smooth transition!
Big Guy Moving ServicesBig Guy Moving Services
Tom M.
Moved 2 pieces of furniture. Both men were very polite.
Premier Property Clean-UpPremier Property Clean-Up
Teresa W.
Great help moving household items during household renovations. Thank you!
California MoversCalifornia Movers
Jordan L.
Daniel was easy to work with from the start, fair, honest and quick to respond. The morning of our move he reached out to me to let me know they were running about 15 minutes late, which was greatly appreciated...they showed up around when he said and moved quickly and efficiently. He had the proper tools, moving equipment and team. We were very happy with Daniel and his team.
Dan's Delivery and InstallationDan's Delivery and Installation
Scott Z.
Big Guy Moving Services was exceptional. I would recommend them without reservation.
Big Guy Moving ServicesBig Guy Moving Services
Kristine C.
The movers arrived on time and were careful with the piano. Overall the job was a very good value.
Budget Moving & HaulingBudget Moving & Hauling
Belinda R.
Prompt. Excellent response time on all communications prior to move day. Thoughtful. Cautious. Keeps in close contact through out the moving day to ensure personal preferences met. I couldn’t beat the quote given and it was great service even though the price was unmatched.
Dan's Delivery and InstallationDan's Delivery and Installation
David Z.
These guys are excellent. They moved me out of my three bedroom home and including my piano and Jacuzzi. They were very careful with the way they moved my valuables. They also wrapped and protected everything with blankets and shrink wrap. Their attitudes were very positive as well and they got the job done with no problems or mistakes. I appreciate these guys cause they were very polite with me and gave me wonderful customer service. Thanks Budget Movers I Will Be Hiring You Guys Again.
Budget Moving & HaulingBudget Moving & Hauling
Eddie O.
Jose and his team did an excellent job. Hard working employees, who are both professional and careful. Making sure to protect all your valuables. Thanks for your help with our large move. They helps us move a 6 bedroom home and garage full of our belongings.
STRONG OAK MOVINGSTRONG OAK MOVING
Brittney F.
Elias and his team did a great job helping me move. I would highly recommend!
Elias SepulvedaElias Sepulveda
Shenice M.
Great timing, moved and handled my items with care. I'll be using this company again in the future. Thanks alot!!
Big Guy Moving ServicesBig Guy Moving Services
Mona a.
Great professional movers , they know what they are doing they wrapped every piece of furniture in a professional way Highly recommend...
Tetris Moving Systems LLCTetris Moving Systems LLC
Julie V.
Workers were fantastic! Didn't waste any time and were punctual. No damage during the move. The only problem I had was there was no confirmation call, which I had asked for, so I wasn't expecting them. Charged for time that movers were waiting for me. Thankful that I was able to utilize but was not prepared.
Budget Moving & HaulingBudget Moving & Hauling
Dwayne A.
Very responsive, flexible - I had to change dates several times and they were more then willing to meet my changes. The two guys who showed up to do the work were very friendly, nice and hard working. They made sure to actually ask what I needed done and to work with me. And checked with me often on what was done and what still needed to be done. Very flexible, the workers showed up thinking it was a move only but it was actual PACK and MOVE - and they shifted gears without missing a beat (though they hadn't brought any packing supplies because of that - but not a big problem cause I had most of what was needed). BEST prices I could find for a local move ! SUPPORTS MILITARY/VETERANS ! They gave me a 10% discount upon verifying my military service. The ONLY real problem I had was that it seemed communication between the organizer and the workers was somewhat lacking - not everything I had discussed with the organizer was passed on to the actual workers (i.e. PACK and Move vs just a move..). Would definitely recommend and use again !
California MoversCalifornia Movers
Harjot R.
Jose and his crew did a PHENOMENAL job! As soon as I got in touch with Jose, he was responsive to what the needs of the move were. He took the time to walk me through the process and was professional. I scheduled the move and he assured me that I did not have a single thing to worry about. He was absolutely right! Jose arrived on time with his crew on the day of the move. As soon as he arrived, he went straight to work. Not only were they safe and efficient, they did their work with a smile! He finished under the estimated time. They safely unloaded all the objects, which included big furniture as well. Moving can be very stressful and it helps when you have a professional who understands that. Jose exemplifies the true meaning of customer service. I would use his company again in a heart beat and I would HIGHLY recommend his services to anyone!
STRONG OAK MOVINGSTRONG OAK MOVING
M. M.
Daniel responded quickly to my request for picking up, moving and installing furniture. He was reliable, professional, courteous and reasonably priced. I look forward to working with him for future jobs.
Dan's Delivery and InstallationDan's Delivery and Installation
Sonny k.
The best movers we have ever had due to their knowledge on how to handle fragile items, knowing the secrets on handling large pieces of furniture. Very respectful and willing to do what we wanted.
Big Guy Moving ServicesBig Guy Moving Services
Rachel P.
I used Thumbtack the week we knew we needed to move but, not the exact date. They were very easy to get in contact with and when we finally knew the date they were there right on time, they were pleasant to work with, professional, worked hard, were careful with our stuff, and were very nice. Loved that they have their own trucks as it was especially nice not to go through the stress of renting a U-Haul truck, getting it on-time, getting gas, moving everything and then having to return it...only to come home and unpack (exhausting). It was definitely worth it.
Budget Moving & HaulingBudget Moving & Hauling
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