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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 Long Beach movers
Aurora s.
If you want your move to be smooth and fast hire Mightiest Movers.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Lisa S.
Approved my move for the next day and moved the piano before set time. Keeps in contact and is very professional. Very smooth, no hassle move.
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Steven R.
I have moved many times and Happy Home Moving company is the best I've ever had. The office staff responded immediately to my inqiry about their services. On the day of the move the movers called 30 minutes before arriving just like they said they would. Upon arrival, the crew got straight to work and didn't dilly daddle at all. The movers were very conscientious and wrapped everything requiring extra protection. I will definitely hire these movers for my next move.
Ron J.
I hired Happy Home Moving 3 days before I moved, and I had a ton of boxes and furniture. The move was awesome and I would recommend this company to my best friends. The movers are very professional. Once they started they never took a rest - they wrapped everything and moved everything right into place. Perfect! Thanks HHM!
Tracy A.
I moved out of a 700sqft appt and into a 2000sqft condo and the move took a total of 9.5 hours. I realize their were time delays due to elevators and such, but I hired 3 movers instead of the suggested 2 that NexGen recommended. When I finalized with the movers, I was pressured to post a positive review, but removed review after the movers left. The movers were kind, but I still feel they could have moved us faster than they did, and the pressure to post a review made me uncomfortable.
NextGen MovingNextGen Moving
Christopher G.
The guys did an amazing job with my moving services. Very quick and efficient and reasonable pricing as well. If ever I need moving services in the future, I will book with LA Moving Solutions. Thank you again for help moving my things!!
LA Moving SolutionsLA Moving Solutions
Alice H.
Had a great experience with 24 seven moving. They were on time and worked diligently to move at a fast but efficient pace. Would definitely recommend them for quality moving experience
24 Seven Moving24 Seven Moving
Douglas H.
Wesley and his team of movers were very professional and courteous. My move was a difficult one logistically, but the move went smoothly and efficiently. The pricing per hour was good and nothing was broken or damaged. Thank you Shift Movers. I will refer you to my friends.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Candace B.
It was a last minute move. We all were running a little the day of the move but we were still to move everything in 3 hours. Fast workers. Will use them again if needed.
The First Moving CompanyThe First Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
News Moving Co was awesome! Very responsive and professional. I'm already planning my next move with them :)
News Moving CompanyNews Moving Company
Sara W.
Hire them!! Muscle Movers is definitely the BEST movers I have ever experienced...and I've moved a LOT! Christopher and crew were punctual, efficient, friendly, and took care of my belongings as if they were their own.
Muscle Movers LAMuscle Movers LA
Danielle S.
They were very responsible, professional, helpful and fast. I’m very happy with Clever Moving for helping me with my move.
Clever MovingClever Moving
Debora D.
Amazing experience with Helpful Moving! Moe was responsive, courteous, and punctual. The move itself was very quick and painless. I highly recommend to anyone looking for reliable, professional movers. Would absolutely hire again, 5 stars!
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Kevin W.
Daniel and his team did such a fantastic job on my move! They were such sweet,helpful guys that helped make my move extremely easy! And the price! Unbeatable! Definitely happy I chose them for my long move
Superior Moving & Storage Inc.Superior Moving & Storage Inc.
Darcey F.
This was my 1st time using Thumbtack and Simple Moving. I have already scheduled them for another family member move!
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Pearl P.
The team showed up on time, gave me a 30 min time timeframe on arrival. The team was very professional and took very good care with my items and the buildings (elevators) I was moving in and out off. The move did take 5.75 hours for a 1B move, which was a bit on the higher side (previous moves were less than 3 hours). However, I would rather have them move carefully and respectfully and get the job done right.
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Julie V.
Great movers. Thank you!
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Neal W.
I chose Shift It Moving because of the reviews and feedback available online. After hiring them I can say that that information was accurate. They helped me and my fiance move from Long Beach to Pasadena. We hadn't used movers before so we weren't sure we to expect but we knew we needed help moving our big furniture. They were a huge help! They moved all of our stuff in just a few hours. They were great about wrapping everything in blankets and taping stuff so it was secure. Everything was moved without damage including our 65" TV. We moved a lot of the little stuff ourselves and if I could go back I would let Shift It handle that. I absolutely recommend them for your next move.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Robbie L.
They made the move a wonderful experience.
Airborne Moving CompanyAirborne Moving Company
Marissa B.
I would 10/10 recommend them for your next move. The two gentleman who helped move were fast and efficient. Took the right precautions with protecting my furniture. Brian runs a nice operation. Will book again in future moves.
LA Moving SolutionsLA Moving Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Although we did not end up using Larry's Quality Moving for my grandmother's move (as our moving plans had changed), he was still a tremendous help in giving a detailed quote, patiently explained his process and was very flexible. True professionalism from the very beginning. I will keep his number handy for when it's my turn to move. Thanks Larry!
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
John B.
The two movers that came for our job were great. Very punctual, professional, and adaptive when we faced a small challenge with moving our furniture.
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Rich K.
Alex and his partner were very friendly and experienced at moving pianos. They took special care of my hardwood floors and these are literally the strongest movers I have ever hired. I would surely call them again if I need another move. Thanks!
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Yoko E.
Muscle Movers moved two pieces of precious furniture to a friend’s house. They wrapped the furniture with blankets very efficiently. They had no problem getting the furniture down the stairs!
Muscle Movers LAMuscle Movers LA
Chris A.
Very nice guys. Communicated forth and back to get the right timing for move... quick and direct. Moving heavy furniture not a problem for these strong young men... capable.
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
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