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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 Monrovia movers
Alicia D.
Qshark moving company was so professional and on time. It was easy to hire them and they did a wonderful job with moving my life.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Jan C.
Santiago and Carlos were fast and nice. We got our items moved and delivered within the timeframe we expected. Thanks for making our move into our new home pleasant.
Sky MovingSky Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The move went incredibly well! The Ben Hur movers were professional, incredibly hard working, and really pleasant to work with. Combined with the office staff's help and attention, the significantly lower price and their availability, I can’t even imagine a better moving experience. Well, if those mythical elves had arrived to unpack everything and put it all away, that would have been better; but alas given we live in the real world, my Ben Hur moving experience far surpassed my expectations and hopes.
Ben Hur Moving & StorageBen Hur Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Donald and his helper worked VERY hard. They were polite, courteous, and did a wonderful job with moving all my heavy furniture and packing boxes. I definitely would recommend his company to anyone who wants efficient and experienced help with moving.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Yale K.
Amazing last minute booking and they sent two extremely efficient guys to get my moving job done. They were both kind, friendly, effective, and fast! I would recommend this company to anyone doing a tiny local small move (like me!) or a much larger scale home or business move. I trust that they would be more than happy to help with your needs and they offer a very good value for their services as well. Highly recommend!
Redline movingRedline moving
Darron M.
BEST MOVER EXPERIENCE TO DATE!! Jimmy and Kamean showed up on time, and immediately got to work! Helped me out with a major move from Monrovia to Pasadena - loading my entire 1B1B unit, as well as a TON of gym equipment! Took a total of 5 hours on a HOT August day, but they never complained once! They even helped me loft my queen bed up some stairs & through the narrowest of enclosures, really cementing the “Stress Free” part of their name! Truly couldn’t have settled in immediately into our new place so easily if it wasn’t for their help. Will definitely keep them in mind for any other potential moves, and will refer them to anyone I know who’s moving! 5/5 STARS NO DOUBT!
Stress Free Moving CompanyStress Free Moving Company
Jacque W.
When I looked on thumbtack to hire "muscle', I never dreamed I'd find two GENTLE GIANTS. They were very accommodating, and saved me after I found a deal on Close5 that HAD to be moved that night! Shaw and Mike came through for us! They're great movers and very nice people! I'll be needing them again!!
I Need To Be Moved™I Need To Be Moved™
Abhijit W.
The guys arrived on time. Loaded up quickly and unloaded carefully.they were professional and took instructions well. All in all it was a good experience and would recommend them to anyone who is moving.
Sky MovingSky Moving
Yale K.
Please note: I did not get to hire them, but their communication, thoughtfulness, responsiveness and professionalism during the set-up and planning process is what I am reviewing on. It was such a pleasure interacting with Donald. He was exceptionally responsive and made me feel so comfortable with the moving and in-app hiring process. Unfortunately, I needed a very last minute move scheduled and Donald was too busy during the times of day I needed, but he was willing to go above and beyond standards to try to meet my needs. I would recommend this company and especially Donald for his friendly professionalism!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Tony responded super fast and did the job on time and very professionally. I was watching his every move and he was very careful never bumped anything and was very courteous. Will definitely hire him again and fully recommend to everyone I know. Excellent job!
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Irene O.
I like working with people who answer all my questions on time, arrive early, ask questions, are well-prepared, communicate well, and get the job done...all while being able to laugh at the unexpected. Don and Max were all of the above and made my family's transition an easy one. Lucky to have found this awesome team for my move.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Trisha A.
Hired Mightiest Movers to relocate a few miles away. They showed up early and very quickly loaded all my items onto the truck and then quickly got everything into my new apartment. When I selected this team, I did so in part because they listed unpacking as part of the services they provided. However they did not actually provide that service—they meant that they will unload your items, not unpack. Still have 5 stars because I appreciate how quickly they got things done. But just be aware of what services you are getting.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
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