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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 Hayward movers
Norman-Lee D.
Pavel was really quick to respond to the inquiry about my move and made it super easy. The movers were effective and efficient. Not to mention that the quote he gave was pretty competitive for my move. Oh, I was moving into a new house I bought and the movers didn’t leave any scuff marks! I’d definitely go with Leclair Moving again.
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Julie S.
Friend’s came to the rescue to help us move very last minute - less than 24 hours notice - and were super responsive from the initial quote request up until the move. Our whole experience with them was very smooth, and they were accommodating, affordable, and efficient. Juan + Jorge were our movers and they were fast and moved the HEAVIEST PIANO IN THE WORLD between the two of them... still in awe. Let them help you with your move!
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Tonja H.
I would like to thank Ale's Movers for their efficiency and professionalism with my move. I really appreciate and value great customer service.
Moving, landscaping and more inc.Moving, landscaping and more inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. The movers are nice guys.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
They did a great job moving my vanity. They were professional and their technique is mind blowing. The vanity was moved without any damage to the property. Very clean job.
Tony's moving servicesTony's moving services
Nandita B.
Very happy with Smart people moving. We needed movers for the 4th of July and considering it is a national holiday a lot of places were closed for business. Smart moving people were quick to respond when I submitted the request and I was relieved that they were available on the 4th. Adil, Dmitriy, and Nurlan showed up at 9am sharp (as we had agreed upon). Once they had assessed what all needed to be done they quickly got to work and moved about with efficiency and care. They had come prepared with all the packing essentials and did a great job securing all the big pieces of furniture. The bed was disassembled and then subsequently reassembled at the new place. All of our items made it safely to our new home. The entire move took ~6 hours. I highly recommend Smart people moving - they are extremely professional, and capable movers.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Very difficult job. White Red was the only mover that would even take it on - I tried at least 8 movers and each said that they couldn't do it or would charge over $400 to move a 465 pound machine up 2 flights of stairs. White Red was reasonably priced and they did it.
White Red Moving & StorageWhite Red Moving & Storage
Sam g.
JD hauling and movers did the best job for moving our 1 bedroom apartment within 15 miles. They are fast and they know exactly what they are doing. Definately recommend them.
JD moving and haulingJD moving and hauling
Jazmin D.
Keith was very kind and did a wonderful job with moving our piano!
Churchill's PianosChurchill's Pianos
Yang D.
Hire them as soon as you can!!! Highly recommended!! They are sooo awesome! 5 stars service!! It’s a project helping my senior mom move to a senior apartment. Quick, clear responses on my inquiries and give me quote right away when I was shopping around. Definitely worth the value of their hard work! Compared to other moving companies, I choose them right away. 1 week before the moving day, multiple confirmation and text messages put me and mom an ease. On the moving day, they show up on time and start their job quickly, they didn’t take any break, moving everything gently with care. They dissemble/assemble furnitures and provided wrapping material for free, and no extra charge! Very professional movers! We really appreciated! Hire them whenever they are available! You won’t regret it! We will use them again whenever we have a project!
QB MovesQB Moves
Mirna M.
Renan was really nice over the phone. When his team helped my husband move our belongings they broke my table glass to my dinner table, my bookshelf leg, my baby’s bed. The movers were nice not careful. When I told Renan at the end his team left. Never hear from Renan again. I wouldn’t recommend him to move your belongings.
Alan L.
Ricardo showed up on time and was very prepared. Made my move so much easier.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Robin F.
We moved from northern California to central Texas and Brandon and his crew were great at both ends. Not only did we have our 4 bedroom home moved but also a car towed. It all went very smooth from beginning to end. The movers were professional and punctual. The price was quite reasonable and the fact that our belongings did not have to be transferred from truck to truck was a big selling point with me... packed in California unloaded in Texas, that was it. In Texas Brandon beat us to our new home and was there waiting for us when we pulled up. Everything was packed with care and nothing was broken, chipped or stained when it arrived in Texas. It is quite stressful moving and especially out of state but Brandon's professionalism and experience helped to ease my stress level immensely. He even got me to laugh a few times. Without hesitation we would definitely hire Safe Moving again, and highly recommend them to any of our family and friends who are moving.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Joseph B.
Made my move quick and smooth. Packed and wrapped everything nicely. No damages. Highly recommended!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Zindy A.
They have good heart, and are very detailed in estimating the moving process. Will definitely hire them in the future!
Bernal Truck Line, LLCBernal Truck Line, LLC
Philip P.
The movers came on time and were fast and effecient. I would definitely hire them again if I needed to.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Carly H.
They took care of my moving needs with two days notice & did a fantastic job!! Would hire again.
Alan L.
The only thing preventing me from giving 5 stars has nothing to do with the young men who moved me. They were courteous, hard working and friendly and took great care with my belongings. I was disappointed that Larro's sent them with only a 16 foot truck rather than the 24 foot that was expected. As a result everything could not make it onto the truck. My wife and I spent over an hour the next day, in the rain moving the rest. Had we been provided the 24 foot truck as promised this would have been a 5 star move.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
service was timely but there were clear items as far as bridge tolls and truck fees that were brought to light very close to the move date.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
We were looking for someone to help us move a very heavy desk to our downstairs area. Patrick was the first to respond and was ready to come out that night! We arranged for him to come the following morning at 10am and he showed up with another mover promptly at 10am and went straight to work and was done within 40 minutes! I would definitely use them again!
Patrick FrederickPatrick Frederick
Katerina K.
Thank you so much for moving all our heavy and fragile equipment and furniture with extra care. Everything was done fast and professionally. My best recommendations!
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Jason F.
Two gentlemen showed up and immediately went to work moving an upright piano, lots of boxes (that were still being packed when they arrived), an upright full-size freezer, and this was all done despite there being a ton of clutter. The best part is, they were super quick to respond to my proposal and were able to offer same-day service, as well as being able to adhere to my schedule. I definitely recommend these folks to anyone who needs help moving. Thank you!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with Safe Moving. The moving team made the experience enjoyable. They were on time, worked very hard, and did a great job. The only issue I have is that an irreplaceable picture is missing. When I contacted Brandon, he said he would check on this and let me know. He never called me back. This is very disappointing as I really wanted and expected a call back with an answer. It is not that the picture is gone, it is that I was not given the courtesy of a call back.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Jasmine D.
Artem and the team were absolutely amazing. They worked so hard from the minute they got to our house all the way until they unloaded at our new home. There were no hiccups at all and it went so smoothly. If we ever move again, will definitely re-hire them. They were all so kind and instantly picked up what boxes/things go in what bedrooms and there were no complaints at all. They were absolutely the best movers we’ve ever hired.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Savannah K.
Friend's Moving Service was truly awesome!! They used great care in moving my furniture and even putting my beds and table back together again. They communicated well, had a good sense of humor and were extremely reliable. I would highly recommend them and would use them again!! If you read a previous review from me about them I apologize as it was a mistake and I had their company name confused with a previous company I used in January 2021.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
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