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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 Imperial Beach movers
Joni H.
We couldn't be more pleased with the superior experience we had with Globe Moving Group. From our initial contact & fast response we received to arrange our move to the totally efficient movers that moved us without a hitch. Nothing broken & no damage to either residence. Thank you Globe Moving Group!
Globe Moving Group, Inc.Globe Moving Group, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
My movers were so professional and friendly. My move took about six hours and for as much stuff they to pack and move that is really good. It also only cost me about $600 (including a $40 tip I gave to each one of my two movers because they were just that awesome). I would definitely use this company and recommend them to anyone planning a move.
Globe Moving Group, Inc.Globe Moving Group, Inc.
Nicole R.
Very happy with Cube Moving! They helps me will small local move and took all the stress out of the process. Thanks!
Cube Moving and Storage IncCube Moving and Storage Inc
Cynthia M.
The best movers I have ever used
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Theresa S.
O.M.G.!!!! These guys are incredible!!!!! I cannot thank you all enough for making my move completely seamless!!! From getting it set up through Addison to our movers, Blake and Vladimir!!!! I will never, EVER use another company should I have more moving needs in the future!!! Thank you all so very much!!!!
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Luis and team did a fantastic job. Very responsive and took extra care with our things during the move. One of the best movers I have ever used. Would use again without hesitation.
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Jo B.
Hire these guys for your moving needs! They were quick, responsive and professional!
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great. They arrived a couple of minutes early. Upon arrival they started working immediately. They took directions very well. All three men handle my property as if it was theirs. They were not ruff with my things at all. Two trips were made but both were done expeditiously. The move was done in a little less than four hours which is great in my book because my last move took ALL day. I would highly recommend this company to any one looking for movers. Thank you!
Thumbtack Customer
All I can say is wow. Talk about efficient, fast, professional service. I'm not sure why I haven't used movers in the past, but this was the fastest, easiest, most stress free move ever (probably because I didn't kill myself doing it with a rental truck). Kendall and Mike were right on time, asked what needed moving, and any special care instructions I had. They loaded up the truck and arrived at my new place extremely quickly, then commenced with unloading it just as fast. Highly recommended to anyone who needs movers, you will not be disappointed.
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Luann G.
I am so grateful to have found Move Central. Thank you Thumbtack!!
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Devin B.
I called at 7pm in desperateneed of help becausethe mover i had booked never showed up. Eventhoughthey were done for the day they still came and helped a solo mother move into my new home with my 3 year old son. They were very nice and respectful. I highly recommend them !!!
We HaulWe Haul
Bobby C.
look no further just hire these guys take my word for it my move was no easy task but i guess thats why they are the professionals. Joel made the move feel stress free and i was most impressed with the work quality they showed everything was protected and made it safe a cross town .. great job guys will definitely recommend.
Royal MoversRoyal Movers
Toi L.
Everything and everyone was great Stan reached out to me through this site to let me know of their services and rates which were affordable his team is amazing professional and efficient would definitely recommend to anyone moving especially on short notice they were able to come out and help!
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
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