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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Murrieta movers
Chris O.
My experience with Mike &Shaw Packing and Moving has been Great! They removed the the stress, which is commonly associates with moving. My move was unique because of the distance which was over 400miles one way. Mike and Shaw Packing and Moving company went above and beyond for me and completed the move in a single day. Customer service is paramount and they deliver results. I've used moving companies in the past but never experienced moving like this before. I highly recommend Mike and Shaw Packing and Moving company for any move you may have. They will cater to your needs.
I Need To Be Moved™I Need To Be Moved™
Mason J.
I never thought I'd be raving about a moving company, but Jet Moving and Storage company exceeded every possible expectation I had. Nobody likes moving, and frankly most moving companies often frustrate the process. But from start to finish my experience with Jet Moving and Storage company was superb. Not much else to add beyond what has already been said many times in other reviews. Jet Moving and Storage is easily the best moving company I've ever used. Chris and his crew were amazing, and took extra precautions during COVID.
Jet Moving And StorageJet Moving And Storage
Billie D.
Hired a 3 man crew to move me…only two worked. Took 10 hours for them to move a 1 bedroom apartment and storage unit. Basically paid $400 for the 3rd guy to fold moving blankets. $1,140 later… oh and I still have stuff to move. Dunno
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Michelle M.
Made moving super easy!
We Haul movers and haulingWe Haul movers and hauling
Drew L.
Micah and Daniel were excellent with our move! We came from a 2 story apt and they handled it so well. They were kind and professional. Couldn’t have done this move without them! Will have them help us with our future moves as well!
Hinojosa Moving LLCHinojosa Moving LLC
Teresa B.
Their rates were lower and they were the only company that could give a specific time for delivery which was important to me. I was very pleased with the whole move. They would definitely be my first choice for moving my piano again and for other moving services that they offer.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Aracely B.
Marcos and Antonio were wonderful. We had a window of arrival from 9am-10am and they arrived before 9:30am 👍🏼 They were very quick and proficient. The booking process was quick and easy, they were very responsive. We had an item move, not a full move, and moving less than 1mile away. Took about two hours for the whole process since the movers had to start at our 3rd story apartment building with no stairs, and ended at the 1st level of our new house. We would hire Velazquez Movers again. Definitely recommend.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Carol B.
I needed help moving a 600lb professional range stove. This company showed up on time, and they made quick work of it! They moved it out of my van and into my house without any issues, they made it look easy! I will absolutely employ them when we need moving services again. Thanks guys!!
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Linda R.
Wesley answered all questions promptly. When our move was delayed, he found time in his schedule to move us a few days later. I got three estimates for our move and none came close to his price. No hidden charges. Price quoted was the price we paid. Very friendly and exceptional service.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Silvia P.
Wow! There are no words that can fully describe how amazing this company is! We wanted a stress-free moving experience for moving from Murrieta to Hemet. We contacted a handful of moving companies for quotes and Jet Moving and Storage was the most reasonable and highly professional with the process. We decided to go with them to pack us up, move us and unpack. The first crew arrived on time and was very fast and organized. They packed up and secured everything for transport the next day. I thought we'd have to sleep on our air mattress but they assured us that they can leave the bed as is until the next day. This made for an excellent night of sleep before moving day. The second crew was unbelievable! I've never seen a moving truck get filled so quickly. Before I knew it, they were done and off to our new house to unload. They did a great job from beginning to end. They ensured all the walls and floors were protected. They provided wardrobe boxes for our closet full of clothes. This was my first moving experience where NOTHING was broken or damaged. I highly recommend them.
Jet Moving And StorageJet Moving And Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The three movers that helped me move could not have been more professional and helpful. They were friendly and knew exactly what to do. Thank you Eric, Anthony, and Juan. I will highly recommend this company!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Eduardo S.
Jonathan and his crew showed up on time and handled the move with professionalism.
Jonathan’s Moving and DeliveryJonathan’s Moving and Delivery
Jean G.
Donnie and his team, Jr and Andy were amazing in helping a disorganized move become organized. They were helpful and went the extra distance to help with disposal and getting out items to storage. They were very friendly and professional. I’ve already decided that I will work with Just In Time Moving for retrieving my items from storage and my next move. Thanks guys for everything!
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Christine L.
Rod and his team did an excellent job. I have to say out of all the moving companies I have hired over the years, this was my best experience. I would highly recommend them for your next move.
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Monica M.
Alex did a great job! Moved us in the rain! Very pleasant and punctual !
Big Guys Delivery ServicesBig Guys Delivery Services
Dennis C.
Mario and team were great from the start. The quote was straight forward. He showed up on time with two additional guys. They were able to load the entire 3000 sq ft house into there truck and moved it all in a single load. In addition they helped move some heavy equipment I already had at the new house to the second floor. The key is to have your house moved quickly, with no damage and a clear fair price known up front. MGB did that and more. I would highly recommend them to any of my friends for future moves.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Britta M.
Moving is rarely a pleasant experience and Jet Moving And Storage movers came as close as they could to making it one. They left us impressed and feeling like they were worth every penny and then some! Exceptional customer service, they were responsive and provided a quote almost immediately. Contact information was provided in advance so that we could be updated on when they would arrive. The moving team was friendly, attentive, and accommodating. They moved our 2-Bedroom apartment in just a few hours with tons of care and professionalism. Some of the furniture items were extremely heavy and awkward, and it was also pouring rain that morning--but they managed just fine. They were careful with our fragile items, and took care in wrapping and padding the furniture in blankets and plastic wrap as needed. We had boxed all small items ourselves prior to the move, and it ended up being about 105 cartons--some of them extremely heavy with books, magazines and stacks of dishware. But they handled it all without a problem. Fred was our primary contact, and his expertise put us at ease with the entire process. He oversaw the loading of the truck, and it was obvious that the 4 men handling our items listened to and respected him. The move-in in Murrieta went just as smoothly. All the furniture arrived in perfect condition, and not a single box was crushed or even dented. During the couple of weeks it took for us to get everything unpacked, we never found a single broken item. I could not get over how easy and stress free Jet Moving And Storage movers made the process! Thank you!
Jet Moving And StorageJet Moving And Storage
Jodie R.
I would highly recommend N My Lane Moving Company! They called and gave me a short window of their ETA. They moved my 300 pound vanity unpstairs and were super professional! We will definately be using them again! Thank you!!!
Samantha K.
The movers showed up late due to unforeseen circumstances but their customer service was fantastic and I felt like my concerns were heard and taken care of appropriately. The 3 movers worked their butts off and did not sit around around or move slow ever. They were all 3 so incredibly nice and we had a great day. Every single item arrived at our new house just like we left it. I feel like the price was so affordable for the amount of work done and time spent! I will definitely be recommending this company to any of my friends or family that move in the future.
I Need To Be Moved™I Need To Be Moved™
Gia M.
Thank you for helping me move safe and efficiently , I appreciate your amazing service!
Rubicon Moving & StorageRubicon Moving & Storage
Angie C.
Great experience! I had hired a different company who canceled on us last minute. Contacted Utile Movers and they were able to come to our home within an hour and helped us move some large appliances. Recommend and would hire them again.
Utilē MoversUtilē Movers
Alexis G.
We were scheduled to move at 12pm. The movers never showed up. We called Allen and he said he was trying to figure it out and then never even called us back. My husband and I both took off work and had to be out of our place that day!!! We were screwed. Thank goodness we found another company that was available last minute and the were awesome! They were cheaper too. Beware of cloud 9 movers!
Cloud 9 Movers LLCCloud 9 Movers LLC
Tom S.
Overall...great work. I'd hire them again and probably will soon as I'm moving again in January.
Utilē MoversUtilē Movers
John O.
Alek was great, on time professional, fast and great guys, I would trust them to move anything, anytime
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Miabella H.
I was at first reluctant to move during a time like this, but these guys were really kind and professional. They made my moving extra fast and convenient. I was worried about the likeliness of things being dented on narrow staircases, but we went without any casualties. They also disassembled my furniture pretty quickly. At the destination they asked where everything should be put and rebuilt everything incredibly efficiently. Also Jet Moving and Storage is quite budget friendly. HIGHLY recommend this company. THANK YOU for providing such an AMAZING CREW!!!
Jet Moving And StorageJet Moving And Storage
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