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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Livermore movers
Venkat M.
Hired L&J moving and hauling for moving our stuff around in bayarea. Very responsive and worked hard to complete the moving in very reasonable time at reasonable price. Highly recommend them.
L&J moving and haulingL&J moving and hauling
Tracey S.
Tony’s Movers were amazing! They were professional and handled our move with great care. They wrapped furniture so there was no damage. I highly recommend them to anyone needing a professional moving company!
Tony's moversTony's movers
Anthony R.
Great job moving me.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Sweety K.
Excellent work. We had a very complicated move where, we had to move furniture back & forth between two houses. JR & Joseph worked hard for five hours straight, moved the stuff quickly and helped us organize. Very friendly, kind and good people. Highly recommend them.
M&M MoversM&M Movers
McKenna B.
I am extremely impressed at how easy my move was thanks to Tetris Moving. The team I hired was professional, quick, and thoughtful. The team was not only extremely careful with wrapping my furniture, but worked together to ensure the most efficient process. I will definitely hire them again for my next move!
Tetris Moving Systems LLCTetris Moving Systems LLC
Daniel C.
Although they were 2.5 hours late. They made arrangements to move all of our stuff and store it overnight for no charge. Communication was difficult because the movers don't speak English that well but they are reasonable.
Golden Eagle Moving CompanyGolden Eagle Moving Company
Melissa G.
These guys were fantastic. I needed movers on super short notice and not only did they pull through, they hustled and got a three stop move done quickly and efficiently. I would definitely use them again!
Fliebend Transportation LLC.Fliebend Transportation LLC.
Andy H.
I had to chase Daniel down prior to the move. He assured me all was set. On the morning of the move I learn he hired a subcontractor to do the job. The subcontractor tried to get more money upfront before the move began. Once I got a hold of Daniel he assured me he would fix it immediately. NEVER HEARD BACK. I ended up having to rent my own truck and move myself. Very disappointing, complete lack of integrity and ownership. Recommend you stay far away.
Dan's Delivery and InstallationDan's Delivery and Installation
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful, helpful, and thoughtful. They came to my rescue with an urgent move need, highly recommend!
Perez's MovingPerez's Moving
Paytin D.
Loved these guys! Went above and beyond helping me move. Would definitely recommend.
Fliebend Transportation LLC.Fliebend Transportation LLC.
Gretchen F.
I was so impressed with your movers’ professionalism, courteous and respectful nature and non stop diligence! Truly impressed with Miguel and Francisco’s hard work and friendly demeanor! I will refer you through my neighborhood app. Thank you for an easy and enjoyable move!
🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Junk Removals (Bay Area)🥇24HOURMOVING - FREE Junk Removals (Bay Area)
Diana M.
They moved all my items downstairs into a small uhaul and worked hard to make it fit. Fantastic Job!!!
Master Relocation MoversMaster Relocation Movers
Samantha B.
Pavel and his crew of movers were awesome! Quick response for a quote - called and explained the move, which consisted of a 1 car garage filled with heavy furniture and all sizes of boxes, into my new place. The quote was a flat fee for the 50 mile move, load and unload. They arrived on time and loaded their truck in about half an hour or 45 minutes. At the new place, they unloaded the boxes into the garage, and the furniture pieces inside the house. They assembled my bed frame and positioned the other pieces in the rooms I wanted them in, with no damage at all. All in all, the entire move from start to finish took 2.5 hrs, including the drive time. Would definitely hire these guys again!
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Ashley H.
So happy this company was there for me when I need last minute movers to move my 2bedroom home to storage! Not only were they 15 minutes early and patiently waited (i was 20 minutes late), they moved all my things quickly and were happy to do so. All my things were packed with out me present so a lot of odd shaped items and thing I still had to decide to keep or toss. I also had two very large Work benches that they moved no problem. The best was besides being totally easy going and kind, is that they charged me a flat fee of $300 for 2 guys for 3 hours of work. No travel fee, no tax, no extra anything!! I tipped them of course as they definitely deserved it! I can’t wait for them to help me move all that stuff from storage to my new place in Walnut Creek.
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
William L.
I couldn't have found a better team. Angel and his crew are the epitome of excellence and professionalism. They showed up on time and took meticulous care of every detail of our move. Their work was exemplary. Their attitudes were off-the-charts good. I strongly recommend ADH. Your move couldn't be in better hands.
ADH RelocationsADH Relocations
Jessica K.
Luis and Avery were great! Fast workers and communicated well about the process. What would have taken my husband and I a whole day (or more) to move out of our apartment, these guys did in just over 3 hours. If I ever need moving services again I will definitely be calling them again!
Fliebend Transportation LLC.Fliebend Transportation LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication, stellar price & value, nice people, punctual & great service. All of my furniture was wrapped, no walls were damaged, and they took great care to move everything correctly & effectively, while still trying to keep themselves safe (which I also appreciated). This company is a moving gem. I will definitely be using them again in the future!
Golden Eagle Moving CompanyGolden Eagle Moving Company
Jonathan O.
These guys were great. Understood how to move a large armoire and were very courteous and professional. Thank you for helping us out!
BP MovingBP Moving
Brian O.
I was very happy with the Pavel and his team. They were punctual, efficient and hard workers. I will be using them for all future moving jobs!
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Elizabeth G.
Very easy to coordinate, very responsive, arrived on time, movers were polite, careful, and very professional. Would hire again and recommend to others
🇺🇸HUSTLEandMUSCLE •Veteran Owned🇺🇸🇺🇸HUSTLEandMUSCLE •Veteran Owned🇺🇸
Jessica E.
Excellent experience! Timely and professional! Took care of all I needed taken care of with a furniture move and replace. I will use DMC again!
DMC HaulingDMC Hauling
Sabeek P.
Hired them for a recent move and I cannot recommend them highly enough! The speed at which they handled the loading and unloading was a marvel to behold, and they did so while taking great care of my items as well. And they did all this while also being one of the cheapest options available. They made my moving process painless, and I would gladly contract with them again.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Crystal G.
Really nice and super efficient! They helped me move so many heavy things which really relieves the stress and difficulty of doing it myself. Thanks again!!
Gogo Transport Service’sGogo Transport Service’s
Genie K.
Very responsive and very price competitive. The team of 2 unloaded our 10x10 storage unit within an hour and loaded onto our moving truck. Highly recommend
Domínguez Logistics LLCDomínguez Logistics LLC
Neoma G.
They were great, moved our item, made sure that it was in the exact location we wanted. I will have them do additional jobs when needed!!!! Thanks Again
Last minute moving!Last minute moving!
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