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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 Pacifica movers
Thumbtack Customer
The best movers I have ever experienced. And I have moved over 20 times. Fast, kind and strong guys! They will be my go-to for all future moves! Pick them. They are the best.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Nicole C.
I scheduled moving the day of. The company was responsive, accommodating, and kind! The movers were professional, fast, and considerate. I would definitely use their services again!
iMoving Professional Moving System InciMoving Professional Moving System Inc
Sarah K.
We are so relieved that we hired Two Friends Movers for our move from Northern California to Southern California. Every other company we talked to could not give us an accurate quote, but Two Friends Movers offered a transparent flat rate that did not change. They were very informative and responsive leading up to, and arrived literally right on time the morning of the move. They moved everything extremely quickly, even with stairs, and also helped other people out who were buying furniture from us. They arrived early the next morning and everything was unpacked and set up perfectly before we even knew it. We have used movers several times in the past, and would never use another company again. We highly recommend Two Friends Movers and thank them so much for their help!
Umit D.
PJ and his team helped me on a long distance moving. They were on time and very professional. I will definitely hire them again if I move back to Bay Area.
PJ moving servicesPJ moving services
Ron C.
I highly recommend Ddt if you’re moving! Daniel and crew member were very polite and did a great job moving my belongings- especially with all of the stairs that were involved!!!
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Brittany E.
Just 3 days before my husband and I were scheduled to move from our 3-bedroom house to a one-bedroom apartment (which we anticipated to be a hassle, given the significant downsizing), I injured my foot/leg and was in a boot, deaming me incapable of moving much more than a light-weight box, and the rest left to my husband, who has 4 bulging discs in his back. Fortunately, M&M Movers came to the rescue, and for the best hourly rate around. The crew was friendly, professional, and had no qualms with my husband and I having not actually packed much of anything. More importantly, they were efficient workers, took care with moving our expensive furniture & belongings, and worked late into the evening, longer than we had anticipated needing their service. Because of their awesome, trustworthy work, I already referred M&M Movers to my mom for her upcoming move, and we will definitely use them again for future moves.
M&M MoversM&M Movers
Inge V.
With Tony's team, moving was easy, fast and with fair pricing. Would recommend to friends.
Tony's moving services LLCTony's moving services LLC
Rebecca S.
I can’t say enough great things about Larro’s Movers. It was my first time hiring movers and it was a stress free experience. Jose and Miguel were my moving team. Jose courtesy called me and gave me a heads up that they were on the way. They arrived on time and completely professional from very beginning to end. I moved my things to a storage unit with such ease. Both were mindful and extremely careful with my things. They even managed to get out my full bed frame without disassembling it and no damage anywhere. I appreciated the open communication, honesty and professionalism both movers had. The job was done in about 3 hours. I am definitely going to hire Larro’s again for when it’s time to get my things out of storage. Great job Larro’s and thank you so much!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Leslie H.
Tony and his partner helped me move from Pacifica to Central Valley on June 13th and I could not have been more pleased with them. To start, I had a lot of questions a couple weeks before the move and vetted a few companies through Thumbtack. Tony was very responsive which is essentially why I chose to go with his company. They helped boxed up some of the heavier items and without my asking, they also took the initiate to put my bedframe together (which was huge help) after they unloaded at the new place. They were friendly, careful, prompt, and went above my expectations. Moving is stressful as it is...Tony made it stress-free. I would definitely consider using Tony and his company again should I move in the future. Thank you!
Tony's moving services LLCTony's moving services LLC
Theresa M.
They answered my text quickly and clearly. They were on time and moved quickly, efficiently, and even finished early. I would highly recommend them!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Rajarshi G.
Had a great experience with Smart People Moving (12/28/2020). Miguel and Elmer were very professional, courteous, listened to all our requests and handled the entire move without any hitches. They maintained all covid-related distance rules, did all disassembling and reassembling of all furniture. I really liked their work and will definitely contact them again if the need arises!
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Jennifer B.
Contacted these movers. Interacted with them repeatedly. Sent multiple pictures; had multiple conversations. They said they would send me a quote. Never did. Waste of time.
Esteemed MoversEsteemed Movers
Joe P.
Very easy to deal with. Very responsive. And also flexible when I had to move some things around last minute. Would definitely hire again.
Copenhagen handyCopenhagen handy
Thumbtack Customer
Great easy moving. Had one very hard couch to get through a small place. After two hard tries they figured out how to get it in! Thanks!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
They were excellent! Very professional and very patient! Moving a piano in the pouring rain is hard work and they made it look effortless. Thank you Santos and Team! I will be calling you back very soon!
Thumbtack Customer
Jose and team were great. They were polite and super professional. We unloaded a 21' truck with 4 bedrooms worth of stuff in a couple of hours. I'll definitely hire them for my next move!
White Red Moving & StorageWhite Red Moving & Storage
Carol T.
Great job moving our 400 lb, marble top, double sink vanity into our new bathroom. Paid close attention to placement. Great care taken not to damage the item. Highly recommend. Thank you Rick and David!
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Roselie C.
Truket Movers Team is great! We were their last client today. They look exhausted but still they managed to load and unload our stuff carefully with smile in their faces. Special thanks to Giovanni, Carlos, Rene and Erick. GOD bless you guys!
Sarah Y.
They were prompt when arrived. Loaded all my items into a moving van safely. Fragile items were packed properly and tied down. 👍🏻 Only flaw was they were behind schedule an hour and notice given was within 15-20 minutes they were supposed to arrive.
Tony's moving services LLCTony's moving services LLC
I am very happy I selected JD Movers to do my local move in Pacifica. They arrive on time ready to work & were professional & very considerate. The 2 brothers helped me with some of the packing as some things were not quite ready to go! They were quick & efficient and got the job done; placing boxes into rooms they were suppose to go (checking with me.) John & Daniel did an excellent job and saved the day. I highly recommend them for any job; you’ll be more than happy I assure you! Thank you again Daniel & John, for a wonderful job on October 14th! Good luck to you both! Cathy O’Byrne
JD moving and haulingJD moving and hauling
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