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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 Manhattan Beach movers
Rachel J.
Brought 3 guys as promised to move large furniture. Reliable and got the job done! Will hire again for moving stuff
SoCal MovingSoCal Moving
Daniel M.
moved the piano safely
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Nick V.
I had a one bedroom, family room and patio to move. The two guys from Flash were great. They arrived on time and were quick to help pack and move.
Bonnie R.
Excellent experience...I'll definitely contact them for my next move. Very professional, fair pricing, and savvy skills for challenging moves. I highly recommend them.
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Abigail G.
Mightiest Movers did a fantastic job loading a pod for a cross-country move. They worked non-stop to get the job done, and were a pleasure to work with! Extremely pleased!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Adam L.
Customer's item was moved and our customer was satisfied.
JReal Cleaning Solutions LLCJReal Cleaning Solutions LLC
Laura L.
These guys are so easy to work with! Moving is stressful and they made the move feel easy! They didn’t make me feel like i was a bother or that i asked for more than they could handle. I would use this company again 100% Thank you for making our moving as stress free as possible! LL
Clever MovingClever Moving
Annalisa A.
Last Minute Movers did a great job! I had 4 guys help move our family home. We had many pieces of furniture that had to be disassembled and reassembled on the other side, not to mention heavy and several staircases. The men were polite, professional and took great care with our possessions. In addition, David coordinated the entire project and was truly an inspiration during this emotional move. I highly recommend Last Minute Movers and would use them again.
Business ClosedBusiness Closed
Thumbtack Customer
What a great experience it was having 5 Star Movers work with us. They worked their butts off and everything was perfect clean and nothing was damaged or scratched. Everything about our moving experience with these guys was positive and most importantly for us : painless and stress-free. We will be using them for another big move for my family in couple of months.
5 Star Moving Company5 Star Moving Company
Jennifer P.
They were efficient and careful moving my treadmill upstairs!
The Extra Hand Professional ServicesThe Extra Hand Professional Services
Lesley L.
Jet Movers responded extremely quickly and was able to be at our job the next day. They were very friendly and very helpful while they were on the job. Definitely recommend them for your moving needs.
Tiffany K.
Rod with On The Move Relocation Specialists was great. He reached out to me with a quote right away. He was very easy to deal with, showed up with an associate and was very professional with my small move!
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Patricia B.
We really loved working with JG Moving. They did a fantastic job. We left some furniture at our old house for staging. We will be using JG Moving again to get the last of the furniture after the old house sells.
J&G Full Service MovingJ&G Full Service Moving
Casey S.
Grant and his team did a great job! The move ended up taking over the original quoted 3 hours based on the location of our apartment (ie stairs, narrow alley way to truck, etc), but the team work their fastest and handled our items carefully. They even hurried to make sure we were not charged another hour by going over time. Great experience and will recommend Simple Moving to anyone with an upcoming move!
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Rick Z.
VERY difficult piece to move but we stuck with it and made it happen. I'd use these guys again.
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great & patient. They even moved my furniture around till I was satisfied.
Expert Team MoversExpert Team Movers
Kit B.
Can’t say enough good things about Elijah and Black Mamba Moving. I reached out and had a response within minutes. They were even available to come out same day to handle our moving needs. Elijah even repaired our picnic table that had broken for several years. The work was done quickly and with a smile. It was a pleasure working with Black Mamba Moving. I highly recommend you give these gentlemen the opportunity to help you. Thanks again Elijah!
Black Mamba Moving CompanyBlack Mamba Moving Company
Cathy O.
Rod was great! Great communication, professional and really fair price. Needed to move a super heavy elliptical machine across town and he did a great job and even made sure the machine was in the perfect spot when he delivered it so we would not have to move again. Highly recommend!
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Elizabeth Y.
All the guys were great and moved our things very efficiently even after a long first job in the Morning that pushed our move back. They all jumped to it super quickly and got everything done and in our new home way quicker than we thought. They even set up our beds. Can’t thank them enough
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Marty M.
Ruben and his team helped me out, next day, in picking up, wrapping in moving blankets and moving a heavy 90" Sharp TV from Manhattan Beach to Culver City! He even installed the base for me which I had ordered separately. Great service, communication, on time and great price! Will definitely use him again!
Gurrola’s SoCal Movers ServicesGurrola’s SoCal Movers Services
Thumbtack Customer
When researching companies I asked if the furniture wrap was included in the price, knowing that a lot of companies charge extra for it, they said it was included. The movers showed up with no wrap at all, so that was disappointing because I specifically asked about this knowing we would want to wrap all our couches and mattress. The movers were quick, efficient and very nice! Some of our furniture got dirty during the move since we didn't have them wrapped properly so that was disappointing but overall it was a good experience with this company. I would use them again, but would purchase the items I wanted beforehand just in case.
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Larry and his son were terrific! On time, cheerful and professional! I will use him again everytime I need to move anything from point A to point B?
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Laurel P.
Super easy process. It is often difficult to find help to move one heavy object. These guys responded immediately, showed up on time, and completed the job quickly and easily.
Gold Rush MoversGold Rush Movers
Gwen G.
Thank you for helping us mom our mom during this crazy time! I recommend nomad moving company wholeheartedly. They were punctual, professional, kind, quiet and got it done. We had to change our move date 3 times and each time they responded quickly and were able to accommodate us. Today they went through a screening, had temps checked and wore masks . Thank you again Gwen grabb
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Lorenza G.
They packed and moved our home in about six hours of hard and great work. They were very professional and took good care of our belongings, and nothing got broken despite the fact we had so many glasses and fragile furniture! They were also well priced, punctual, and they worked so well and efficiently in their team. They were also very responsive and when we thought we had a minor issue they were on top of it right away. Thank you so much for making our move easy!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
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