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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.

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 Mission Viejo movers
Hosh S.
Very cute family owned moving service with a touch of catered boutique service. They were all very professional, punctual and had a smile through the move. They understand what it's like for a family to move and will ensure you have a fun experience moving. I highly recommend using Michael and his crew for your next move!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Sam D.
Frank and his team were incredible. They were professional, respectful, and took care of protecting our belongings during the move. I will never move without them. I’ve never been so impressed with movers. I was on a tight time crunch and a lot to move and they got the job done so efficiently and promptly. I openly recommend this company without any hesitations to anyone who needs to move. By far Frank and Exclusive Movers are the best on Thumbtack and best in Orange County!!!
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Gina S.
What a great company, these three guys were terrific. Moving is the worst but these movers made it much easier. They were fast and friendly and really took care in your furniture. I highly recommend these movers!
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a large piece of furniture moved from my mother in laws house to mine. Larry and his son arrived early and moved the piece with care. I will definitely use Larry's Quality Moving again!!!
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Sara S.
Moving crew did a good job.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Ashley S.
They didn't finish the job. We are still looking for hardware for furniture they took apart. Pieces of furniture are missing. It was the worse moving experience ever and we have moved a lot.
Sharon Z.
Very happy with the move of a large heavy couch.
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
Professional, clean, respectful and very hard workers. Can't say enough good things about Tony and his assistant, Andre. My move was the easiest move ever. Thank you so much 101 Relocation!
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Karen B.
Michaelson Moving Company was great to work with! I needed to find a mover ASAP to move some items from one location to another and also do a large pickup (noticed they offered that service on their Facebook page). Michael worked with me to fit me in last minute which I really appreciated. Great crew that was nice to work with! Very careful not to damage anything. Professional, friendly and more than I expected. I would highly recommend Michaelson Moving Company to anyone looking for a local mover. PS. If you have large items, they will pick them up for a reasonable fee and do their best to find a good home for them before taking them to the dump. I think that's a wonderful service!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Pamela R.
Mightiest Movers worked out well for my move. They came to the job early and ready to work. They wrapped everything nicely, no damage, worked quickly. I appreciated the questions, since not everything was going. I would use them again.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Laurie O.
Easy to schedule, prompt, quick and professional. I would definitely use Michaelson Moving again.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
John H.
We hired this company to move us 3 miles, from a large home (4 bedrooms, 3 baths) to a place a third smaller. We had to move the date a day, which was easily accommodated by Konstantine. So far so good, but 4 men were sent
Orange Coast MoversOrange Coast Movers
Karla G.
Thanks you so much for making my move go smoothly and hassle free! Would definitely recommend!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Peter W.
Excellent experience with Noah and his crew. Glad I chose him and recommend him to those of you needing a local mover.
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Henna K.
Clever Moving did a great job. They’re very respectful and listen to what you want. I will certainly hire them again in the future.
Clever MovingClever Moving
Crystal C.
Jeremy and Eduardo were amazing! Both loading and unloading locations were both up stairs on the second floor but they still moved quickly and efficiently. They packed our 1 bedroom apartment and moved and unpacked it 10 miles down the road to our new apartment within 4 hours. The stairs definitely made it tricky but they both worked as a team and were great at communicating with us as well. The professionalism, hospitality, and hard work they put in shows. Prices are the best you will find for the service you get. We will definitely be hiring for our next move! Thanks again guys! We appreciate all your hard work and help.
Shawn B.
These guys were amazing. They showed up exactly when they said they would and immediately got to work. I will definitely be using their services if and when I move again!
Spend Less For MoversSpend Less For Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Taylor and his team did an awesome job.. Very friendly and good to service they took utmost care while moving the furniture..we highly recommend their work !!!
Matijevich Assembly & InstallationMatijevich Assembly & Installation
Sue v.
Moved a heavy cabinet upstairs, they were quick to respond and very careful. Price was good they were polite and professional. Will use they in future and will recommend them to others. Thank you
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Anthony B.
Mario and his team were professional, hard working, punctual, and most importantly good, good people. I had to move 400 miles with a three week gap in between homes.... Mario and team loaded up the truck in 105 degree weather, never wavering from ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the move.... they stored my belongings for 3 weeks, then drove 400 miles to deliver to my new home. What I was charged was the best deal I could get in the area by far and his commitment to ensuring you feel important and your stuff is well cared for is evident. I highly recommend MGB Relocations to relieve any more stress from your move.... so glad it's over! :)
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Mario C.
Absolutely, positively the best around. Always there when you need them. Always punctual and with the best attitude ever! I have used Michaelson many times and will continue to use them in the future. I remember the first time I called them 5 years ago to move some heavy furniture to my Dad’s rest home. They were so great and helpful. I next used them on moving my bedroom furniture to an upstairs bedroom and they were as careful with it as though it was their own. Not a nick or scratch anywhere. Twice including today I used them to move some furniture into the garage for a family event to make room for guests. Again they did a great job and went the extra mile. I highly recommend them for any job you have. Thanks Michaelson!!!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Alexa S.
Had a great experience with Local Trucks! I can’t recommend them enough. They helped me move from OC to LA. They were incredibly responsive, prompt, and fast! Thank you so much!!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Mehrun A.
I have asked Noah to handle some extra work along side the moving. He did an amazing job by handling the paperwork, picking up the kitchen cabinets from the warehouse and the actual delivery. Very professional and highly recommend!
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Kim G.
Michael was so helpful and nice I would use him again the next time I need anything. He moved two couches for me that had to go back to the store. I called in the morning and within an hour he was at my house. I would recommend him highly.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Mio F.
Andy was prompt, the fee was very fair, so yes I will hire them as long as they keep their fees in line. We moved one big piece of furniture. I just was not crazy about the guy he sent, the guy was there on time, did the job, but it didn't seem that he had enough experience...
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