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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 Oceanside movers
Jeffrey S.
The team at Hudson Movers are excellent to work with and willing to help with anything related to moving. They were super responsive and answered all my questions promptly with professionalism. Highly recommend anyone moving anything move forward with these guys!!
Hudson MoversHudson Movers
Samantha P.
I have moved multiple times in the last few years and Velazquez Movers were by far the best movers I’ve ever had. They were punctual, professional, kind and had a great attitude. I would highly recommend them for your move!
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Two movers arrived on time to move our two bedroom 700 square foot apartment. The move was within 10 miles. The movers were very polite, extremely quick packing up and unloading the truck, and efficient. My only complaint was a slight ding on my bedroom dresser, however the movers are the ones who pointed it out and they ended up giving a very small discount towards our move since their insurance would not cover the ding.
Elite Moving San Diego Inc.Elite Moving San Diego Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Rhino Moving is great. We called on Wednesday to schedule a Saturday move and they were available at 9am. Kendall, Eugene and Derek were amazing! They showed up on time, wrapped everything, moved quickly and efficiently, and were friendly to work with. We highly recommend Rhino Moving!
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Carol G.
This was an unexpected move that I didn't have much time to think about, and Move Central made it all happen with hardly any effort on my part. Daniel called me on a Sunday afternoon to explain the process, costs and planning, and was able to fit my move into the schedule within 3 days. The crew packed my entire house in one day and moved it all the next. Everyone was on time, efficient, neat and careful. The entire move went smoothly and Anthony and his crew were a pleasure to work with. Moving is never fun, but Move Central took all the pressure off. Thank you!
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Shelly B.
The movers that came were both very professional and courteous. I appreciate that they were swift but careful in moving my belongings. I appreciated that both movers had face coverings. I would definitely use Qshark again.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
I got a confirmation call the night before, they showed up on-time, and were very fast and efficient. I will definitely be using Elite moving for my next move as well as recommend them to friends who are moving as well! Thanks for the help guys!
Elite Moving San Diego Inc.Elite Moving San Diego Inc.
Paul M.
Roman's team was prompt, professional and efficient. They moved my mom's 2 1/2 BR house into a 10 x 10. Something my fiancée and I couldn't do without true professional movers. Thank you Dominant Moving Company.
Dominant Moving Company, LLCDominant Moving Company, LLC
Janet H.
This moving company was awesome. Great communication. Didn’t hesitate to take on our multiple stop move. Fast, efficient, and very professional. Highly recommend!
Ashley V.
Helped clear out things, move what I wanted and cleaned house afterwards! Even helped move my husband’s car to new house!
Esteemed MoversEsteemed Movers
Denise T.
Velazquez Movers really came to my rescue after the movers I had originally hired failed to show late on a Friday afternoon. I was desperate to find someone to move my furniture the same weekend. Even though they had a full schedule for the weekend, they said they would squeeze me in after their last job on Sunday. They kept me informed of their ETA, arriving after 5PM and did a fabulous job of moving my furniture even after having worked a full day already. They even sent over an extra person to help with a problem we encountered during the move. Thank you, Hector, David and the rest of the crew at Velazquez Movers
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Cherie A.
Professional and punctual, but the packing process was slower than it should have been for the price of 3 movers. Too much time was spent by 2 movers disassembling and wrapping (excessively) all unboxed items while the third mover spent much of his time in the truck, waiting for the others and/or answering calls. No time was wasted during the drive, and our city-center, 4th floor move-in was expertly handled. No breaks, no scratches, 2-3 small marks on walls will require touch-up. Very responsive to our efforts to protect a potted plumeria during the move.
Globe Moving Group, Inc.Globe Moving Group, Inc.
Jessica A.
The movers were beyond amazing. They worked quickly and made our move as smooth as possible. They were extremely nice and I would definitely hire them again!
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
S. g.
Wesley and Mauricio are highly professional, punctual, and patient. Because of them, my move was smooth. They helped with everything and were so understanding with my complicated move. I will hire them again and again for future moves. I highly recommend them. They are truly a gem. Thank you guys for everything!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Our movers Sam and Austin 2 were amazing. They worked diligently and had a great attitude. They were professional and courteous. We are very grateful for a great moving experience!
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
My movers were awesome! Thank you.
Elite Moving San Diego Inc.Elite Moving San Diego Inc.
Jessica C.
Have better organized movers who will actually work and not be told they need to hurry, as the movers we were given were a young teenager and an older man who were using the clock for their gain as this was an hourly job that should have taken max of three hours yet took over four. I moved three car loads down the street and they didn't even have anything loaded during that time onto their van. I had to tell them that I would move my own stuff over and to no longer move my stuff before they actually started working quickly. I wasn't moving a whole house over it was one bedroom, a dinner table, and a full garage.
Got Movers San Diego?Got Movers San Diego?
Andrea C.
I had planned a short move of boxes into storage and my other moving company fell through. Velazquez was able to fit me into their schedule with two days notice, which was a relief. They arrived on time and moved the boxes quickly, safely, and efficiently into my storage space. I look forward to hiring them again.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Maria M.
Rod was great. His team is very professional and worked quickly. They were able to move our office in 2 hours! We will definitely recommend him and/or use him for future moves.
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with Elite Moving. They were right on time and very efficient. I would definitely call them again for any of my moving needs. Thank you!
Elite Moving San Diego Inc.Elite Moving San Diego Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Normally when you read reviews about moving companies they are very bad. I researched a lot of moving companies for my upcoming move and I settled on Rhino moving. I promptly was contacted by Mr. Racila and scheduled a walk through of our place. I forgot to set my alarm and slept through the initial walk through. Mr. Racila came to my house and I never woke up. I felt terrible but he said don't worry I will come back and the next day he did a walk through and gave me a good quote for how long it would take. I thought his estimated time was a little high but I accepted the quote and signed with him. Moving day is here. Troy, Jamie, and Mike came promptly at the scheduled time and did not start the meter on pricing until the truck was backed in and their moving tools were unloaded. They made quick work of the items and packed very meticulous. They wrapped all the furniture in blankets and nothing had a scratch on it. They packed a huge moving truck full and filled every nook and cranny of the truck. They were very nice and personable and very helpful unlike other movers I have encountered in the past. I highly recommend Rhino Movers and if I move again will be contacting them again!
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was very happy with my experience and had never done anything like hire movers. The very kind and professional movers put me at complete ease and it was definitely worth it. Thank you so much !!!
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers did come in time but they took unnecessary long time to pack and unpack, we almost packed everything previous day, still they took 8 hours to complete just a single bedroom move. It was disappointing!
Dominant Moving Company, LLCDominant Moving Company, LLC
Audrey M.
Esteemed Movers came same day, professional in character, worked quickly and safely to move my piano. I really appreciate them coming through when another company cancelled last minute. Highly recommended!
Esteemed MoversEsteemed Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moved us 2 miles. Had delay in closing and mover kept furniture on his truck for 2 days. They were friendly,efficient and very helpful during a stressful period of time. Highly recommend Globe Movinf
Globe Moving Group, Inc.Globe Moving Group, Inc.
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