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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 Huntington Beach movers
Stephanie L.
In preparation for our move, Wesley was prompt to respond to my questions. On moving day, the team if 2 movers were on time, friendly and professional. The price was right and service was perfect. I recommend Shift It Moving to anyone searching for movers.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Hannah B.
Clever Moving was able to help me move with less than 24 hour notice. We had two movers, Askar and Oz, and they were on time, polite, and worked quickly and efficiently. We are very happy with our move. Thank you!
Clever MovingClever Moving
Ashley D.
Good job loading up our moving truck for a cross country move!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Debra M.
Don & his professional staff from Mightiest Movers did an excellent job moving us. We were thrown quite a curve when we arrived at our new apartment on the third floor and the elevators were down. Mightiest Movers said we'll move the truck and use the stairs. I was expecting an additional charge like most movers ($15-$20 x 6 flights of stairs) but Don said it was not a problem and there was no extra charge. He said they have no hidden fees, much to my surprise. We'll they busted their butts to stay on schedule with two more moves that day and still did a great job. I would highly recommend Mightiest Movers for your next move!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Laura L.
We have moved a lot (almost every 2 years) and Purely Move was the best we've ever used!!!
Purely MovePurely Move
Mike W.
the moving guys were great.
Clever MovingClever Moving
Liza Y.
A few friends recommended this moving company to me when I wanted to move. To save some money, I had intended to move all boxes and smaller items on my own, however, when I woke up the morning of the move, I was very very sick. Realizing that I was not going to be able to move any items on my own, I called manager and asked him if his crew could do everything. I only called him a half hour before they were supposed to arrive for the move. He only had 2 movers assigned for my move and a smaller truck but he went out of his way to help me. He drop the guys off to start the move and went to get a larger truck. They team was very very nice and professional. They ran into an obstacle with my couch. It almost didn't get out my door but they were persistent and figured it out. I don't know what I would have done otherwise. Their flexibility to respond to my last minute changes was a real lifesaver.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Greg O.
We were relocating and I happened to see this moving company in Orange County area we were thinking of moving into. They were moving somebody else there so I used that for reference. Movers kept me updated via e-mail and phone calls. I felt very supported that way and all of my phone interactions were excellent as well. The services and expectations set by the moving coordinator were fairly accurate, considering I underestimated the number of boxes and things that we had and we came in twice the weight that I had given them initially.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Carre P.
I cannot say enough great things about Shift It Moving. They were professional, helpful, always responded promptly to questions I had. The job came in within their estimated time/cost. I plan to use them again next time I move and will recommend them to anyone I know who is moving.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Robert K.
We had to move on a Saturday, so we booked it in advance and they showed up right on time and moved our 2 bedroom apartment in very little time with extreme professionalism while i might add in the pouring rain. Yes i will recommend them and i will be calling them myself next time i need movers :)
Business ClosedBusiness Closed
Thumbtack Customer
These guys did an awesome job moving into our rather challenging new apartment complex. They worked as quickly as they could, were careful with all of our belongings and had all of the furniture perfectly set up for us in the apartment. Very easy to work with and I highly recommend! They made the move much less stressful and were very affordable compared to other moving companies.
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Greg L.
Used them to move a large BBQ! Great experience! Highly recommend!
Priscilla H.
Great movers! Handled everything with care and were very quick and efficient.
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Eric O.
I highly recommend Tony's moving service! I relocated to Phoenix from Huntington Beach this past week and it was as smooth a move as I could have wanted. He and his wife, Jennifer, were a pleasure to work with, they were right on time for pick up and delivery (they actually beat me driving to Phoenix due to a late start on my part!) and they will be doing another move for my girlfriend soon!
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Shane K.
Such a great moving experience! Super friendly and helpful guys. Would highly recommend!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Thumbtack Customer
Larry and his team were very nice and professional. Showed up early and really easy going guys. Called me the day before to confirm and asked what exactly I needed to move. He made my moving transition very easy for me (scheduling, price, flexibility). Also a plus, he was really sweet to my dog. Definitely using Larry again for my next move!
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Chasi B.
Best moving experience ever! The 2 gentleman that moved all my goods were awesome! They even went the extra mile to make sure nothing was left behind! Also NO HIDDEN FEES. They were very upfront & honest with my Fees. 🙂
Last Second MoversLast Second Movers
Kristi M.
They did a great job. Very careful with our dresser that needed to be moved to the second floor. They also put together the handles as well. They also wore masks and washed their hands prior to moving our white dresser. Would hire again and recommend.
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
Ida B.
The guys moved my mattress and headboard. They wrapped it carefully and paid a lot of attention to details on moving it. They took very good care of everything. They brought their own supplies to wrap and protect my mattress. Very polite and professional. I will use them again!
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
Alexandra M.
Everything went perfectly! Smoothest move I’ve ever had—and I have moved more times than anyone I know. These guys were great. Andrew and Rick were super careful with my stuff and also genuinely nice guys!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Ramy E.
I've had issues with my schedule and they've been very accommodating in rescheduling the move
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Carolyn F.
These guys are workers! Very difficult move and the pulled it off so smoothly Much appreciated!
Clever MovingClever Moving
Jennifer N.
I hired them to move a piano for me. We didn't communicate that it was an antique piano (a lot heavier and more complicated). They worked so hard to move this piano home for me and I know it was not an easy task. I would definitely hire them again!
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Hakan A.
Awesome dudes! Fast friendly and fun moving for sure! Will deff hire them for my next delivery needs.
Clever MovingClever Moving
Lisa W.
These guys were great! They came in with masks on ready to move my furniture up and down stairs. Friendly and Efficient! Others gave me outrageous quotes for less than an hours work but Little Movers only charged me the hourly rate! I will recommend to friends and use them again when needed! Thanks guys!
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
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