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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 Milpitas movers
Ram k.
Very good movers. Thumbs up to the mover kevin.
Bernal Truck Line, LLCBernal Truck Line, LLC
Alejandro A.
On time. Movers had lots of experience. No damages to our furniture. Very quick move! Very happy customer.
Vidya S.
We hired friends moving service for our house move. They are very responsive, they did an amazing job in moving. They are very punctual and do things in time. They move items very carefully, not to make a scratch on the wall or items. They are very hard working and I am extremely happy with their service. We highly recommend them to all.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Moved a lot of furniture and
Willow Glen ServicesWillow Glen Services
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were excellent. The move was hassle free and quick. Quite impressed. One of the customer support lady was continuously on call with me when the movers got late and Owner called himself after the move to check. Would definitely recommend.
Golden Eagle Moving CompanyGolden Eagle Moving Company
Praveen P.
Steve and his team were amazing. They helped us with the move on a busy Saturday and kept us updated all along about the expected time of arrival. His team perfectly co-ordinated our move, and completed the move in much lesser time than we expected. Any other mover would have definitely taken atleast double the amount of time that Steve and his team took for moving everything in our one bedroom house. The best part-No hidden fees, he took exactly the amount that he had quoted earlier. If possible, I would have given him more than five star rating for their professionalism, cleanliness, politeness, and the extra effort they took to make our move a very smooth experience. Kudos to Steve and his team. Undoubtedly the best moving experience we had out of five times we have moved in last four years
"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving  (Veteran owner)"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving (Veteran owner)
Thumbtack Customer
Very nice mover, got to my place on time, willing to move many small items and boxes for me to rearrange my things Thank you ....
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Sumedha P.
Happy to hire them for my move
happy house movershappy house movers
Sara M.
Califast-Movers were fast and worked hard . I had a complicated move with 2 locations for loading and they were able to accommodate me last minute and very affordable.
Kirti C.
The move was very smooth! They were on time and efficient
Bushan B.
Overall very positive response. Move was a very smooth process.
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Abhinav K.
Great friendly staff. Helped me move in quick time.
iMoving Professional Moving System InciMoving Professional Moving System Inc
Thumbtack Customer
I really was surprised how fast they were. They really know what they are doing. The cost was so much less than I expected this to be. I don't know why I have never hired moving labor before considering how often I move. This was a very good experience and I will use their service again the next time I move. Thank you!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
First of all, I am a tough grader, to get 5 stars from me require 100% flawless perfection. I would give 4.5 stars if available. With that said, I hope my review will help Moving Services as well as any potential customers. Impressive Areas: 1) Scott, the owner, is very experienced, knowledgeable, honest, direct and realistic in his evaluation and estimate. His proposed 2 days move, and that significantly minimized moving pain and related stress. It also make workers more efficient under optimal physical condition. Most other movers underestimate the amount of work it would take to move a 4 bedroom house. Scott demonstrated prudent planning and detail oriented attitude and capabilities. He has also been extremely responsive in communications. 2) No driving time has been charged as we are a 5 minutes local move. The team arrived on time both days, displaying commendable commitment and reliability 3) All our glass and marble tables stay intact and in good pre-move condition 4) Our move has been lower than quotes, and within our original budget Areas for improvement: 1) Out of the 4 movers, 2 were well-seasoned and experienced professionals. The remaining 2 trainees, however, have been less competent and require extra instructions. They wasted some back and forth travel time finding missing screws for the master bed. Also, our master bed have been installed in the wrong direction, and did require us to change orientation later. Again, this is not a major issue, just the fact as is 2) We have many drawers, and some of the little steel dots used to facilitate easy-gliding of the drawers fell apart during move. The drawers still useable, just not as smooth as pre-move There are some inevitable damages due to move, and Moving Services have tried their best to minimize them. In summary, we still believe we have made one of the best choices available.
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Tony K.
What a great moving service to hire. Showed up on time. Professional in service.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Shammi Q.
I did a short move for a three bedroom apartment. The three movers were fast and professional, had all the right equipment, put done mats on the floor so as not to dirty it up with tht shoes. They also arrived on time. Highly recommend.
Everlasting Moving LLCEverlasting Moving LLC
Fatima M.
The moving experience with Leclair was amazing. First, it was easy to contact them and have all my questions answered. They provided me with a clear summary of charges and services included. The move day, the movers arrived on time and did an amazing job. They were masked and followed covid 19 guidelines and handle all my stuff with care. The made the process smooth and efficient. I'd definitely recommend their services. They were nice, hard working and professional.
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Gaurav V.
Excellent moving services! Punctual, safe and really fast. I would definitely recommend them.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Great work done by these guys when we moved from an Apartment into a House last month.
Rahul Z.
I have moved at least 5 homes in the country, and as the previous reviews including mine indicate, Scott made sure my move went completely hassle free. The amount of wrapping and tape used to ensure nothing was damaged was insane.All movers were extremely meticulous, and really jolly people to communicate with. Our Tri-level town home has about 40 stairs total,and not once did anyone complain. I have never seen any business where I was promised 3 movers that I paid for, but got 5 movers on site to help out. Scott didn't even charge me a dime extra for having 5 people work on the job. Scott called me in advance to explain how they will move everything, took an inventory and execute bang on per plan. An entire home in 5 hours including double drive time is just unheard of. All movers were professional. They even took permission to use the restrooms. I would hire them again in a jiffy. I wish I had more cash on hand to top everyone but pretty much have all the cash I had (about $20 per person). No wonder this business has 5 stars!!
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Malcolm b.
Came on time, organized and efficient and money well spent for my 1bd appt move. will use again..
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Thumbtack Customer
This review is for owner not the two guys that moved our belongings. Missed on ALL the contracted points...An hour and a half later. Even with phones, not updated on delay in arrival time, until I phone him. Guys came unprepared, no piano dolly, or knowlege of how to move a piano. Our furniture was moved fine but piano was damaged due to being sled on pads and not on a specific piano dolly made for this purpose. Had to wait while owner called in other worker to come over and reassembly piano. Shame on owner for BAD service!!!!!!
Melissa M.
Steve was extremely responsive and called me after exchanging messages to make sure we were all set for my move date. He was very considerate and patient, even though I was giving him & his team some pretty loose directions that kept changing (I was moving SOME things from a storage unit into an apartment and wasn’t sure what I wanted to bring). Very honest too and an overall nice guy. I’d recommend working with Steve if you ever need help moving!
"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving  (Veteran owner)"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving (Veteran owner)
Dolores D.
Being a musician and a piano tuner, Keith understands how to move a piano professionally. He and the team are pros a s friendly.
Churchill's PianosChurchill's Pianos
Srividya R.
Happy house movers were extremely professional in the way they did the work. They moved a studio's worth of stuff split across two homes well under two hours and did the work uncomplainingly, even though the parking spot was quite a walk from the freight elevators they had to use. Docking one star for punctuality, they arrived 30 minutes late, and for the head honcho I spoke to, who was a tad rude, could have been nicer while scheduling. The actual movers who showed up were really amiable tho. Professional, and super responsive. Thank you!
happy house movershappy house movers
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