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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 Hawthorne movers
Yinuo Z.
The moving was very smooth. Professional movers!
Gold Rush MoversGold Rush Movers
Shaniece M.
The movers were great. This was my first time using movers so I didn’t quite know what to expect, but they were very helpful in getting me moved in a timely fashion.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Julie s.
Scheduled moving with them. Canceled the morning of the scheduled move. Would not respond when I tried to reschedule.
Exclusive MovesExclusive Moves
Keshia H.
They where very professional. Quick response in to my inqurie, arrived before my schedule moving time which was great. I will definitely be using Elite Moving and Transportation for my future moving needs!
Elite Moving & transportation inc.Elite Moving & transportation inc.
Alyshia C.
Amazing movers!! They came on time moved everything quickly and efficiently with no issues! Will definitely use them again if needed!
SoCal MovingSoCal Moving
Roger L.
Great movers, nice and professional!
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Maryann O.
We called Dean’s movers at 2pm same day for a last minute move and they showed up literally 2 hours later same day. It’s hard to find good people to help you move last minute. I appreciate their hard work.
Dean's MoversDean's Movers
Oliver C.
Donald and Frank are lifesavers!! I had two other moving companies flake on me and booked mighty movers at the last minute and they swung by and helped me out and saved my sunday. They are superheros without capes! 1000% recommend them as they are friendly, punctual, efficient, and professional. I highly recommend them for anyone looking to move and will continue to use them for any future moves. You guys rock!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Bridgette C.
Elite Moving definitely provided an ELITE move! They arrived a few minutes before the scheduled time, they were extremely professional and patient due to some delays in my end. Once started, they moved quickly and I was all moved into my new place within a few hours! They even provided a complimentary service of mounting my television to the wall. Everything was fantastic and I would definitely use them again!
Elite Moving & transportation inc.Elite Moving & transportation inc.
Kashif L.
The team was very respectful, showed up on time, and were very efficient with the way they moved things. We had a relatively small move since we were only moving two bedrooms and a few kitchen supplies. The entire process, which included wrapping furniture up in moving blankets and shrink-wrap, loading it in the truck and unpacking them at the new location took about 3.5 hours. And for this level of work, they charged a really great price. Most likely the cheapest I could find.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Carlos C.
Most amazing moving company in Orange County! Steven and Viktar were early and fast. They were super efficient and nice! Their rates are unbeatable!!! Don't think twice about hiring them for your move, just do it!!!
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Julie s.
5/5 stars. Went above and beyond to help me move some furniture to a new apartment. Showed up on time and was super efficient. Even installed a mirror for me! Highly recommend! Made moving effortless.
Chedrea H.
SoCal Moving was very prompt and also very flexible with my service needs .
SoCal MovingSoCal Moving
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great. They worked hard and quickly. They helped make a difficult move much easier.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Evan K.
Great job & would highly recommend! They were on time and got the move done quickly for a good price.
Steve B.
As I'm out here from NYC, I needed help moving last minute and called Shift It Moving at 6pm. They took my call while on a job and as it's their process to usually have a couple days in advance, they decided to take my business. They showed up the next day, promptly on time, carefully moved all my heavy furniture and took the time to carefully wrap anything fragile with heavy moving blankets. They moved a heavy hutch, and 4 couches and countless heavy boxes, it was impressive to see how they intelligently would maneuver ways to get these impossible sectional couches up thru this narrow staircase. If it weas me, I'd either say forget or try to cut the couch in half. They did a great job. I had to leave to a meeting and trusted them to finish moving the remaining items. I then received a courtesy call asking if I'd like to have my gigantic heavy wooden bed frame assembled..I totally forgot that I had zero tools, so that offer was a God send. By them time I got home, everything was in place, bed frame assembled with the mattress on, I couldn't be more satisfied. I'm not one to leave reviews, but I had to do one for Shift It Moving. Thumbs up fellas - Steve from NYC
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Luisa C.
Great experience with MyMovers! They were willing to work with my schedule and were quick and efficient. Very friendly guys with all the right moving equipment. And for a small fee they offered to take my old furniture to dispose of which was a great help! If I ever have to move furniture I will be sure to call them again.
Tazzy N.
James and Kevin worked hard all day during my move. I hope the business grows given their work ethic. They were careful with my items. I would be sure to accurately estimate the size of your move to prevent the need for multiple trips and more time to pay for service. Discuss lunch arrangements beforehand.
StableStackServices LLCStableStackServices LLC
Rodger D.
The guys that came to move me Humberto, Kevin and his brother were very professional and courteous to me. They were also very personable and would recommend them to anyone that wanted to have a good move without stressing. Thank you so much for sending me these three guys to help me. Sincerely, Rodger Dolan
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Kristine B.
The two gentlemen who picked up and delivered the piano I needed moved were hard working and knew their trade well.
Luna's Piano Moving & StorageLuna's Piano Moving & Storage
Carol A.
This company is AWESOME!! Frank was such a delight. He made sure to follow up the day before and day of our appointment. They were on time, professional, and very careful with everything. They even helped me throw several big items in the trash that I was not taking with me. I would definitely recommend using this moving company to get your moving done. Pricing is extremely reasonable.
Madison K.
Simple Moving was awesome! They worked extremely hard and a efficient all while having a smile on their face. We would totally recommend them to anyone.
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The original number of movers that I hired did not show up. They did change the rate, but having 3 movers is inefficient. It seemed that the 2/3 men were new to the job and so ended up being pretty slow. They didn't end up completing the job and my husband had to spend the morning driving back and forth to pick up items they left. They were messy- they left their drink bottles and empty tape dispensers throughout the house (we had already paid someone to come out to clean). They wouldn't take the plastic wrap with them at time of leaving- anyone who moves knows you don't need any additional trash items to deal with. They lacked the professional service that I have received with other companies (I have moved 6 times in the last 10 years) and ultimately ended up costing more due to the hourly rate. The positive: they were nice guys. But at the end of the day, I am not trying to make friends, I wanted an efficient, well priced move and that's not what I received. I would go with another company if I could do it again.
Local Moving Services Inc.Local Moving Services Inc.
Creshinda M.
They was Magnificent! On time Very fast a Great work ethic! If I had to Move again they Will be the Only people I will call on. Everyone get them A Great team of Professionals.
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Shante D.
I will never search for another moving company. They were perfect. They were gentle yet quick and were extremely friendly. I would recommended them any day.
SoCal MovingSoCal Moving
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