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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 Los Gatos movers
Ana K.
He did a great job of moving the boxes quickly! Will definitely use again for moving services.
Castrosmoving service'sCastrosmoving service's
Margaret S.
Awesome movers!
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Sally P.
Moving Services and Scott the owner, provided a smooth and flexible moving experience. I would rate them highly in their work quality, professionalism and responsiveness regarding the moving experience, and in regards to answering questions and listening to concerns. The workers were respectful and had a great work ethic. Richard the Lead Staff provides direction and was very responsive to requests. Scott communicates well, and walks you through all the steps needed to make the move realistic and transparent. He has this down to a science, and anticipates unknowns that might occur. They also assisted in disposing of furniture after the move. All in all, the moving experience was very positive, and I would highly recommend Moving Services Transport!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Bibhu D.
Did a good job with the move
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Ana K.
The team was efficient and on-time. They did a great job of moving everything early in the morning. I will definitely work with them again if I need to move!
Carquinez Moving Express LLCCarquinez Moving Express LLC
Douglas B.
Incredibly hard working and professional. Will be recommending to anyone needing help with moving. Wouldn’t think of using anyone else next time I move.
Anu B.
Did a very good job to move
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Suzanne M.
Albert is outstanding at moving and as a person! He helped me move from Los Gatos to Santa Cruz. He was flexible, willing to do whatever it took and was cheerful the whole time. He and his crew where efficient, smart packing the truck, and super careful with my belongings. I would recommend Albert to anyone who needs help moving!!!
Ramirez servicesRamirez services
Kay P.
Awesome movers . Did everything patiently. Will definitely recommend to friends
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you for doing a great job on my small but difficult move!!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Melanie A.
Last Minute Moving responded very quickly and even delivered the item I needed moved ahead of schedule! They helped with the setup of my equipment with a smile. This is the right company to choose! I will use them again for sure!
Last minute moving!Last minute moving!
Brittany D.
We had a great experience using Tony's Movers for a local piano move! We would use this company again for sure. They arrived on time (early!), were responsive in setting up the appointment, polite, and completed their job efficiently.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Elaine S.
Golan and his helper arrived on time. Had the correct equipment to move the refrigerator and proceeded to move it from one apartment to the other. It took 45 minutes and the job was completed to my satisfaction. I would hire them again.
Gsh ServicesGsh Services
Kyle H.
Responded to me and was willing to help me move a large BBQ on short notice. Showed up and got the job done, had a ramp that attached to the van to make things easier. If you need help moving something locally, given them a call!
Tushan's Moving ServicesTushan's Moving Services
Ann R.
The owner Scott is very responsive and accommodating. Within a day of my call, I had three movers at my house. I needed a very heavy armoire moved upstairs. The movers were on time, professional, and made sure the armoire and floors were protected from any damage. They wrapped the armoire and put furniture pads down to ensure no damage was done to the hardwood floors. I would definitely use this company again and would highly recommend.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Kristi G.
Top quality, professional team. Everything moved safely, efficiently. Great communication. Great job.
MAS Movers Co.MAS Movers Co.
Cheyenne D.
Toni with Friends Moving was great to work with. He was professional, friendly, and made me feel at ease assuring me that the job would be done well (which made the moving process far less stressful). I was particularly impressed with how quickly and efficiently his team worked to load up the truck. The movers arrived with positive attitudes and worked hard to ensure that everything was packed and disassembled/ assembled correctly. Items were wrapped carefully and everything arrived to my destination in good condition. Would recommend!
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Scott and the team provided professional, timely, and friendly service. Would definitely use them if I had to move again.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Nico L.
Excellent service. Showed up on time, treated everything with care, and finished in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend to anyone making a move.
Luxury Moving of Oregon LLCLuxury Moving of Oregon LLC
Aditi D.
Sam’s team were thorough and fast, and took detailed care of packing and unpacking. Super pleased with their efficiency and stress-free experience of my move!
Move Me DoMove Me Do
Timofey U.
Keith did great work moving a piano for us, most importantly I was worried for wooden floor and stairs - no damage, everything was done professionally!
Churchill's PianosChurchill's Pianos
Thumbtack Customer
They were on time, professional, very polite and helpful and the move was done in exactly the amount of time they said it would be done. I would definatly hire them again.
Willow Glen ServicesWillow Glen Services
Marc p.
Great experience with Frank and Matt. Very flexible, straightforward and honest people. They went the extra mile to get us moved out before close of escrow. I strongly recommend.
Bay Area MovingBay Area Moving
Mark T.
Good team of problem solvers. Scott had a person on his team who realized and had the experience to disassemble a mammoth piece of furniture rather than move it as one awkward credenza
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Amy W.
Tony and his guys were terrific at moving us. They moved us with very high energy and kept that same pace throughout. They were careful with everything. The only two negatives were they left packaging materials and other garbage inside and outside the house. Leaving us to clean up after them. In their hurry they left some items they promised to take but Tony made it right and picked and delivered the items the next day. Overall it was a good experience. We would hire them again.
Tony's moversTony's movers
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