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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 La Mirada movers
Cynthia A.
Shift It Moving personnel were very professional and willing to work with the customer. One suggestion would be to advise the customer that it does take time to wrap the articles to prevent damage during the move.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Johnny S.
Happy I decided on Shift It. They came in clutch and really helped make our move seamless. I originally booked them forn3 hours and realized that I under forecasted my move needs, but the Shift It accommodated my needs and ended up working and additional 2.5 hours. They worked through the rain and got all my goods moved into my new home. I don’t know what I would have done without them. Highly recommend considering Shift It if you’re looking for a seamless move.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Alex K.
Nick and his crew accommodated all the needs to get my move quick and eaay
California Moving CompanyCalifornia Moving Company
Pamela And Jared L.
We needed a piano moved from one room to the garage. The job was done quickly and efficiently.
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Derrick R.
We had to move two extremely heavy toolboxes (280lbs and 420lbs) off the bed of a pickup truck. Chris showed up on time and quickly outlined a plan to help us get the boxes off. He was knowledgeable and was willing to work with our neighbors to achieve our moving goals!
Christopher CrawfordChristopher Crawford
Thumbtack Customer
Donald and his team did a great job! I hired them from Thumbtack and I will definitely be hiring them again for my next move in a few months. We had to move out of our place quickly but our permanent place isn't ready yet, so we hired them to move two rooms into our one bedroom apartment. They were super fast and friendly and I never felt scared about how they handled my stuff. They even wrapped my tv and large desktop carefully as well as our couch and dressers so there was no damage. Also, I appreciated that they called the day before to confirm the appt and showed up on time to help us move. Great job guys!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers made sure things were covered and wrapped. Chris was friendly and extra careful with my belongings. Felt comfortable with him and his professionalism. Tony, owner, was very informative and made sure to check on how the move was going. Checked in afterwards as well to ensure all went well. I appreciated that and will be using his company again in May.
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
John K.
I bought a couch on FB marketplace and needed someone to help move last minute. Thankfully, 17:7 logistics responded right away and was available to help out. He came 10 minutes before the appointment and came with the truck and all the equipment necessary. Thank you again with helping out with the move. Would recommend 10/10.
Todd M.
They we on time, very personable and did a quality job. This was the first time I’ve used a moving company and I give them high marks. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Christy J.
I was a little skeptical at first, to use a moving company that was not referred to us by family or friends. Our selection was made strictly by reviews. My husband is very critical and super fussy so when I can home and asked how the move went you can imagine my delight when he said there isn't one thing more they could have done to make the move go smoothly! They were on time, had plenty of help and wrapped and wrapped again the furniture so that...his words..." that furniture wouldn't have been damaged if that truck was in an earth quake". Hubby said it was a piece of cake for them. Great staff, great company!
Local Moving Services Inc.Local Moving Services Inc.
Gregg S.
Larry went above and beyond to help us with our move. He was in constant contact and I never help him communicating with him. Highly recommended!
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Tony and his worker did a great job moving my piano. They were speedy and had all the equipment to get the job done. They treated my stuff with care and his price was very affordable.
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Sylvia H.
Larry's quote is what I paid. There were no surprise charges. My items were picked up timely from two locations and moved into storage. I was really pleased with organized and space saving placement of my things. I highly recommend Larry.
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They cancelled at the last minute twice. They did the cancellation through Thumbtack without the courtesy of a phone call. When ready to move, one usually turns off and disconnects all computer equipment, therefore, one doesn't know they aren't coming. Terrible business practice. The reason for the first cancellation was they said their truck needed service and wanted to reschedule for two days later. On the morning of the rescheduled date, there was a message that they couldn't make it that day. We even had communication via Thumbtack the day before confirming the time. This unacceptable and unprofessional. Moving is stressful enough. I highly recommend you search elsewhere for any service that this so-called company offers.
SED&R Socal Euro Demolition & RestorationSED&R Socal Euro Demolition & Restoration
Johanna C.
He's awesome! From the start I gave him the details of my move, through text/call, and he was straightforward with prices and what he had to offer. Very down to earth, savvy, reliable and I'm 100% satisfied with how he works. I will definitely reach out to him in the future. Thank you Eric!
Eric GonzalezEric Gonzalez
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