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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 Millbrae movers
Christine R.
AMAZING! I cannot say enough good things about Tony’s movers! They exceeded all my expectations. Other movers were trying to charge us more than double. The crew moved all our belongings about 60 miles into our brand new home and they were extremely efficient and professional. If you are moving these are the movers I would recommend to my own family and will definitely use them again if we ever move in the future. Thank you all for an exceptional job. You guys are truly amazing!
Tony's moversTony's movers
Beatrice A.
I have moved a few times and recently only need assistance with moving heavy items in my apartment and these gentlemen are the absolute best!!! They arrived on time and worked efficiently. I will need services again in the near furniture and won’t consider anyone else. Highly recommend Ward Movers!!!
Wards moversWards movers
Prodipto R.
We hired SPM for a move from a one-bedroom apt in Millbrae to a three-bedroom house in Oakland. The three movers were punctual (they arrived 30 mins early!), polite, and professional. They made the move quite painless. I'll definitely use their services again and recommend them to others.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Cindy D.
Came on time and made moving day easy and stress free!
ML MoversML Movers
Dom D.
Friend's were amazing! My roommates and I moved from SF to Los Angeles. The movers came on time and packed away our 3br house super efficiently (2-3 hrs for a full truck). They took the time to wrap up our items in moving blankets/protective wrap to avoid damages, and carefully packed into the truck. For unloading, they were super quick and efficient (1-2hrs for a full truck) and left the items where we asked them to. All of our items were intact. Would highly recommend them for anyone looking for long distance movers!
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
I hired JP Moving Services for a small move and could not have been more impressed with their responsiveness, efficiency, professionalism and fair rates. I received a couple of bids for the job and they were not only the least expensive, but they were the most timely and professional in their response. I had trouble on fixing a date for the move, and they were very patient with me. I would happily give them the highest recommendation. Very professional!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Prashant I.
Helped move really heavy equipment without damaging flooring etc. Were very responsive, friendly and professional.
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Mada R.
Excellent job. Luis and his spouse made my move a breeze. I would hire them again without hesitation.
Domínguez Logistics LLCDomínguez Logistics LLC
Pratitee S.
We recently moved a 1 Bedroom apartment. MAS movers very extremely professional, punctual and outstanding quality of work. Every item big or small was carefully packed in boxes and wrapping papers that they provided. They also labelled the boxes, which saved us so much time while un-packing. I would highly recommend them.
MAS Movers Co.MAS Movers Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Had a great experience with Daniel and his team. Super professional: showed up on time and did great job of packing up the furniture so that it was properly protected. We had a smaller sized move but included one large size furniture item (an armoire). They were Careful while also working fast. They delivered the pieces safely and in a timely manner and actually finished faster than expected. Will definitely hire Daniel and team again for future moves.
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Thumbtack Customer
I was in the moving business forty years ago, and Santos , the owner, and Jose were incredible, they are the hardest working guys I have ever experienced. They were on time, professional, prepared and polite. I highly recommend them, and would refer them whenever I get the opportunity.
Winky W.
Movers arrived 30mins earlier. They called me and asked politely if they could start now or they can wait till time to start. The whole job took 5 hours they didn’t really take any break. Only went buy taco on the way to new house and they ate during the ride. Told them not to step on carpet with shoes on and they put pads on carpet. They put their heart to the job and told me they want to finish fast, which is exactly what we need. Will recommend them.
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