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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 Fullerton movers
Urvi M.
Great experience. Donald is very responsive and they did great job doing the move. Very fast and efficient at their work. Would never look for another moving company for any of my future moves. Definietly recommend them to everyone. Thank you Donald and team.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Gail H.
They were super responsive, first to answer my call for movers on Thumbtack. Their pricing was very affordable. They were at my door exactly on time and did the work efficiently with care and attention. Unlike some movers who work fast and furious and do damage to walls and moving items, they took a little longer but gave more attention to handling items with care. Good movers. I recommend them.
Clever MovingClever Moving
Clark C.
Great experience. They were able to move my stuff no problems in under 3 hours. They made sure to not damage anything while moving my stuff. Would highly recommend them.
NextGen MovingNextGen Moving
Isabela K.
Donnie was very professional and attentive. Overall made for an easy move!
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Felix C.
Great job on the move! Very efficient and quick response time.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Nicole M.
Mario and his team were all great, quick and attentive and reasonable in price compared to all of the other moving companies out there. And trust me, I did my research! 😊 They were by far the most organized moving company I have ever used. If you need a good team of movers doesn’t matter the distance, you need to reach out to MGB Relocations. I’ll continue to use them for any of my moving needs in the future! THANKS again Mario for such great service! Keep up the great work.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great at moving a very heavy desk into a storage unit
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Nick Y.
They showed up on time, did a great job on moving. Easy to communicate. Recommended!
The First Moving CompanyThe First Moving Company
Trang H.
Jose and his team are very fast, efficient, and professional. They take covid safety seriously which made me feel very safe with my move. Will definitely use again in several months when i need to move again
AB Moving & Storage COAB Moving & Storage CO
Ali G.
Christopher stepped in after another mover cancelled last minute, and I would absolutely hire him again. He made quick work of my sectional sofa, moving it to the curb for bulk pickup, and came early to coordinate with my schedule. Thanks!!
Christopher CrawfordChristopher Crawford
Pam E.
J&G Moving Company did a great job! When our escrow closed late, all of our moving plans had to change. By the time we were ready to book, we couldn't find a mover because it was the end of the month. I contacted J&G Movers, and although they were booked for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, they offered us an alternative. They arrived "right on the minute", and worked well after midnight to help us out! They were professional and exceptionally positive, even though our 3-4 hour job turned into a 10 hour job! We are truly grateful for John and his crew. They were awesome!
J&G Full Service MovingJ&G Full Service Moving
Andre G.
Rigo showed up before the crack of dawn and single-handedly hauled everything in the below photo (+ a queen mattress) into a cargo van for our long distance move in under 20 minutes. After arriving at our new apartment, everything was moved in with no issue. He was friendly, communicative, and professional.
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Lisa B.
Team was great, helped us move some heavy items getting ready for a remodel. Will be using them again.
Universal OC MovingUniversal OC Moving
Juilianna M.
My experience with Clever Moving was very positive. Will definitely use them again. Thank you for doing such a great job. Juilianna
Clever MovingClever Moving
Chanel B.
Awesome! I was impressed by this moving company’s punctuality at an early morning start time. Great service! Highly recommended. Thank you!
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I had only 2 hrs to move my piano from one house to another, before the new owners would take over the house. What a life saver. Tony showed up within the hour, to move the piano to its new home. Thank you Tony and crew for all your hard work. Sandy R.
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Pa-Pai T.
Larry was able to adjust to our schedule and make our move happen. His responsiveness to my calls and emails was quick and always positive.
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Mark E.
Had to move a large antique armoire from our garage into our house. Was not an easy task but Christopher and his helper made it work.
Christopher CrawfordChristopher Crawford
Jen M.
I would definitely recommend Clever Moving. They responded quickly when I contacted them. They answered all the questions I had in a timely fashion. Arrived a few minutes early. Were professional yet friendly. Carefully prepared and carried out the items being moved. Had no hidden costs. If needed I would hire them again. Thank you!
Clever MovingClever Moving
Kelsey D.
Our movers, John and Max, were absolutely stellar. I was a bit concerned talking with Donald, realizing we were assigned an 18 ft truck when in fact we needed 26 ft. So you may need to specify that if you have a lot of stuff. We had worked out a deal for 3 movers instead of 2 but John and Max knocked it out of the park on their own. They were fast, efficient, packed the truck to the brim and did not damage any of our items or walls. These 2 were truly the best movers we've ever had. Because of their skills, I would highly recommend this company .
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
We purchased an adjustable bed frame and latex mattress that needed to be assembled and moved to upstairs bedroom. Socal Euro gave us a good price and followed up confirmation. Alan and Zack read the instructions; brought tools needed; moved frame & mattress; assembled bed; tested adjustable remote; removed packing materials and cleaned up. Very friendly and cooperative! I plan to use them again.
SED&R Socal Euro Demolition & RestorationSED&R Socal Euro Demolition & Restoration
Bobby R.
Wow! Donald and Max were awesome. They were very professional and knowledgeable. Made my move very easy.. love it.....i will definitely use them again......
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
He was pretty efficient and pretty thorough about putting my furniture storing in the storage unit and I definitely would use Larry's moving service again!
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan did a excellent job assembling my pool table. He was professional, and a very nice guy. I would recommend him if you need someone to move your table.
Leisuretime Pool TablesLeisuretime Pool Tables
Heidi D.
This was my first time using Thumbtack. Zane was the quickest response and had the best follow-up. This refrigerator was large, and they picked it up, and moved it perfectly. I will definitely use them again and am happy to learn he is also a handyman. A+
The Extra Hand Professional ServicesThe Extra Hand Professional Services
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