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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 Napa movers
Carole L.
Smart People Moving jumped right on getting me a quote, which was a good sign and exactly the way they operate. Great communication the day before and on moving day, they showed up on time and got right to work. Don’t leave it out if you don’t want it moved! Super impressed.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Lisa K.
Thank you Safe Moving, you guys did a fantastic job moving me from my apartment, to my new 3 bedroom home in Napa! Great service, great people. They are impeccably careful of my belongings and everything arrived safe!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Elizabeth R.
I was so impressed with K&V for my move. I booked them last minute and they were very responsive. They were fast but also very careful with my things. They were very professional. I will certainly be using them if I have another move!
Thumbtack Customer
Jiri moved furniture from my living room and dining room very quickly and in a friendly and polite way.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Stephanie G.
From start to finish, Ricardo and the guys from Larro's Moving Services were awesome! Arrived on time, called to let us know when they were close, super fast and efficient, very polite and professional, wrapped everything very well, and were very careful with everything. They were even faster and cheaper than I anticipated. I would absolutely recommend these great guys for any moving job and we will definitely be using them again for our next move. Thanks guys!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Natalie W.
Very professional and hard working. Such a pleasure to have these pleasant 2 men move my family into my new home! Thank you!!
Mr Palm Moving Co.Mr Palm Moving Co.
Alexha F.
Anthony and his dad Steve were incredibly efficient, precise, and accommodating. We were so impressed with their attention to detail, including the fact that they individually wrapped all of our furniture in both their moving blankets and plastic wrap for a completely safe transit from our old apartment to the new house. Moving into our very first home could not have been more painless with their excellent service!
Montano MovingMontano Moving
Meghan S.
THANK YOU. so grateful for your help in moving my dad. I knew I couldn’t do it by myself, and you both were there on time and ready to go with the flow. Will call these guys again for sure
Garrett P.
These were the best movers I’ve used. They were a few minutes late but it was ok. I live in the North Bay and they came from the South Bay. They worked quickly and professionally and were amazingly friendly. Would 100% use them again.
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Mike b.
They did a relatively small job for me although a heavy and challenging one to move a large wine cooler from garage to upstairs laundry room. They took great care in ensuring the item and floors were protected and did an excellent job. I would and will use them again
KM North Moving ServicesKM North Moving Services
Rafael G.
Miguel and Eddie did an incredible job. They were extremely professional at communicating their arrival time on the day of the move. While at the house they were very careful with furniture and also made sure everything was done right before leaving the house. I would definitely recommend them. Miguel is a rock star, make sure you require that he be in the crew.
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Adam R.
We enjoyed working with Jamie and Vance Solutionz a lot. Not only were they on-time, but they arrived early for the job! Very friendly and professional, and they kept it the job done. I appreciate that they are very conservative of time, and not looking to "pad the bill". They also offered junk removal, which we didn't need today - but they quoted a price considerably less than 1-800-GOT-JUNK! Very satisfied with the work, 10/10 would recommend! 👍
Vance SolutionzVance Solutionz
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