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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 Orange movers
Tim M.
Velazquez Movers did an excellent job. If I ever need help moving again, I won’t hesitate to hire them again.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Samantha H.
This team of men made my move a painless, stressless, almost fun experience. They were quick but efficient at the task at hand. I called them on a Wednesday move and they scheduled me in and showed up on time. We moved out of two storage units and they still charged me an amazing price. Please use these men in your future move. You won't be disappointed!
Stress Free Moving CompanyStress Free Moving Company
Lucas E.
Absolutely grateful for universal OC moving they helped my family move go smoothly and rapidly quick. These guys are strong and take there job serious
Universal OC MovingUniversal OC Moving
Anne R.
I had to organise a move on short notice for my son- same town, moving out of a 3 bedroom house into a one bedroom flat- was sight unseen for both me (online) and the movers. They were great communicators, the move got done, all is well. Took a little longer then either party expected so I might next time go for a flat rate rather then by the hour but no complaints
Rockstar PRO MoversRockstar PRO Movers
Sheel M.
The movers were on time, courteous and honest. We enjoyed good conversation, food and a smooth moving experience. Thank you to MGB, I highly recommend this team!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Megan T.
Velazquez Movers made moving day a lot less stressful! They worked very efficiently, and they made sure to protect my belongings by wrapping some items in plastic. I was moving into a storage unit, and they expertly stacked everything so that it all fit, with space to walk in and access what I needed. Would definitely recommend!
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Mo S.
I needed to move a studio worth of stuff before the end of the day, the guys at LA moving showed up in less than two hours and got the job done in no time. Thank you ?
LA Moving SolutionsLA Moving Solutions
Nikki M.
Jessie and Josh did a wonderful job I will be using them moving forward.
EZ MoversEZ Movers
Terry C.
Knowledgeable about moving items, understood what we needed and went above to make it work.
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Stewart B.
They were great: arrived on time, were careful but efficient and accomplished the move in a relatively short time.
Purely MovePurely Move
Megan B.
Booking was easy and the movers were nice, helpful, self sufficient, careful and efficient. Definitely recommend.
News Moving CompanyNews Moving Company
Tena H.
I was very impressed with Garry Hughes and Careful Movers, and would gladly use them again. I had a lot of odd furniture items and boxes to move from storage, and they were constantly communicating with each other about the safest placement for that item on the truck. Their friendly and humorous conversation made a very tedious task go much faster. Unloading, thank goodness, took 1/4 of the time. These guys really are Careful Movers, and very nice people.
Garry Hughes Careful Movers LLCGarry Hughes Careful Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
How do you describe a perfect job? Mightiest Touch Movers! These guys go way over and above the call of duty. I can't thank them enough for how they helped us with this very painful move. They got my washer, dryer and Frig up a 180 degree turn. I still can't believe how they did it! If you need to have a company that you can count on. Mightiest Touch Mover is the answer. Over the top happy customer!!!!!!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Kyle W.
Fast, clean, responsive. Great work ethic. Everything was moved with care and no damage. Would hire again!
Clever MovingClever Moving
Sukbae K.
A little unorthodox to move my piano but it worked. The piano transported great and Aleks did a wonderful job. Thanks.
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Justin R.
Daniel and his team were incredibly helpful. This was the first time we hired a moving company and they didn’t disappoint. We had a team of 3 who carefully loaded/unloaded all our items. They were very respectful and very willing to help. They took the stress out of moving! Would definitely recommend.
Superior Moving & Storage Inc.Superior Moving & Storage Inc.
Ross M.
Excellent mover. Easy and quick to setup time. Punctual. Very careful with fragile antiques. Thank you very much!
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Ruby S.
Aleks showed up on time and moved the piano all by himself with care. He is very friendly and helpful. Thank you, Aleks!
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Mary L.
Great people, did an excellent job moving valuables and containers marked fragile. Will use again. Also very friendly and personable.
California Moving CompanyCalifornia Moving Company
Robin A.
The movers were excellent. They were on time, efficent, clean, polite and friendly. And the price was very fair. I would definitely reccomend them
Top Guys Moving ServiceTop Guys Moving Service
David G.
Jim and Muarat did a wonderful job moving 4 very large pieces of furniture with care. Sent a message at 630am and the job was DONE by 930am!
Splendid MovingSplendid Moving
Douglas B.
Wesley and Tony were great, quick and careful with all my items. If I ever need to move in the future I'll definitely be using them again.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Patrick M.
They did a great job moving my 300 pound vanity safely. They were friendly, showed up on time, and I would use them again
Muscle Movers LAMuscle Movers LA
Carin J.
They were very helpful moving around a lot of furniture in my house and hanging artwork. They took direction very well and we’re very friendly and pleasant to work with!
OC HelpersOC Helpers
Tatyana G.
We hired KC Removal service to transport our furniture during a recent move. Kevin and Andre were awesome! There were a couple hiccups the morning of our move due to heavy rains and car trouble, but KC Removal Service came through for us and did a great job. Both Kevin and Andre were very conscientious about protecting our furniture and floors during the move, which is something I was particularly concerned about. They had great attitudes, planning things carefully, respected our requests/directions, and were really fun to be around. We will definitely be recommending KC Removal Service, but in particular we recommend requesting Kevin and Andre. Thanks guys!
KC MoversKC Movers
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