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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 Menlo Park movers
Andre Q.
Smooth move with this guys. Easiest move of my life
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Shaik O.
Smart People Moving did an amazing job moving my furniture. They did not waste any time, took great care of all my items and worked so hard! The team worked great together and really know how to move items in and out of small spaces. They went beyond our expectations for movers. Thank you !
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Max C.
The movers showed up on time and were very efficient helping me move all my objects into a storage unit. Highly recommend!
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They did an amazing job!!! They were able to come within a few hours and made the move very quickly but with great care. They even moved an extra couch for us! And the price is unbeatable :)
Elizabeth C.
These guys are outstanding movers. I highly recommend them.
Clark B.
Excellent movers. There were no extra fees and they were quick and efficient. I had a local move (<1 mile) and they were here when they said they would be and charged the quoted amount. Highly recommend! Спасибо!
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Daniel L.
Movers were good and nice. However, the owner was rude and aggressive.
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Ashish A.
Aleks and his crew were extremely professional, courteous, and hardworking in helping manage my move to 2 different drop off points. The move time was nearly double our initial estimate, yet they kept a great demeanor and were happy to comply with my requests in handling items. I would fully recommend them to anyone seeking moving services!
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Haruko K.
Scott and his team did a great job moving my stuff with care. Every item was carefully wrapped and transported. My white couch and white carpet were kept prestine throughout the move. I will use them again!
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Travis D.
They did a great job on our move from Menlo Park to San Francisco
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Best moving experience I've ever had. Brandon and his team were very responsive and diligent in my move. They managed to navigate heavy pieces of furniture through some tricky spaces. I appreciated the fact that they were able to load up my items in Silicon Valley and unload those items in Manhattan Beach by 7pm on the same day. I highly recommend his team for moving services.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Sam K.
Great crew, resourceful, and professional. Their little smart ideas made a stressful move fun
Michelle S.
Renan was fantastic! He contacted me in the morning to ensure that he would be arriving as planned. He arrived right on time, moved quickly, and was conscious of my walls and floor when moving items. He wrapped my mattress and a large mirror to prevent any dirt or damage. He brought each item all the way up to the lofted room I was moving into. All in all - a fantastic experience. I will definitely use his services again. Highly recommend!
Thumbtack Customer
We had a bunch of stuff to move a couple of blocks and they did a great job. They were careful and speedy.
M. C.
OMG. Juan and his team are lifesavers. They packed up and completely moved our 2 bed/2 bath apartment in one (very long) day. And, most importantly, not one item was broken or scratched... amazing packing job. We will definitely use them again in the future if we need a moving job.
OneClick Moving Services LLCOneClick Moving Services LLC
Lavanya J.
High quality work from Renan's crew of two. I needed to move a room's worth furniture (a bookshelf, a desk mainly, a standing mirror) from Menlo Park to Sunnyvale. I was impressed by how careful and deliberate they were about moving stuff out of my room and transporting everything in their truck. This was very different from my last experience, where the movers rushed into getting stuff out of a room and onto the truck. They carried plastic wrap to protect furniture scratches. They were also reasonably quick and took under two hours from door to door. Renan was quick to respond my Thumbtack request and flexible with his time, squeezing in a move within a day's notice. Payment was super convenient on Venmo, thought they prefer cash.
Raul C.
Great service! I wish I knew about this guys for my full moving. They helped me get a couple of really heavy furniture to my new place and they are total pros. Pricing was below the average compare to the market and service speed amazing, couple of questions and pictures the day before and that was all, next day I was fully moved into my new place. I previously tried others services outside of Thumbtack and almost had to give them my social # 😜 to get them to give me a quote. I really recommend them for your future moving!!!
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Thumbtack Customer
Jiri and his team showed up on time and moved my large jacuzzi without incident. I would use Jiri again.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Mas-Ud H.
The movers were great, fast, and really professional/careful in handling our stuff. I found their service very reasonably priced too.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Henry W.
Ausbely and Luis were courteous, fast, and careful with my stuff. I can't ask for anything more. If you're moving near SF, this is a no-brainer.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Susan g.
Miguel and Alex were absolutely fantastic! Two Friends Movers responded within 24 hours, scheduled my move for two days later. They arrived punctually, allowed me to use their wardrobes for clothing, wrapped everything meticulously so nothing was scuffed, also disassembled and reassembled my complex upholstered storage bed. They were strong, upbeat, and gracious. I would highly recommend.
Wouter M.
We had a great experience for our 1 bedroom apartment move. They worked really fast and finished the job in less than 4 hours. That was faster as I expected as we had a lot of stuff and they had to climb quiet a bit of stairs. I also liked that their pricing was straightforward, just a hourly rate without a bunch of additional fees. I'll definitely hire them again for a next move.
Andrea O.
Tony and his crew were amazing. They moved a piano for me and were very careful and professional. I will definitely contact them again when needed.
Tony's moving servicesTony's moving services
Thumbtack Customer
Scott came to the house a few days beforehand in order to size up the job and give an estimate. He walked me through the process and how they would handle some of the bigger and fragile items. On moving day the team was quick and professional. I moved into an apartment complex on the 7th floor and they handled everything very well and finished right on schedule. I would recommend them and use them again.
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Brian P.
Crew was quick and professional. Got me moved across town in record time. They were polite and friendly throughout the entire process. Definitely would use them again!
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
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