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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 Palms movers
Claudia C.
Such great movers and guys. Super easy move!
SoCal MovingSoCal Moving
David R.
Very efficient move; highly recommend Simple Moving
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Miji L.
Wow, I cannot thank True movers enough for what an amazing move experience I had today. My movers AB and Sam were so experienced, good, and polite; allowing my move as smooth as possible. On time, good quality wrapping, assembling / disassembling, moving, unloading, just everything was great. Thank you again True Movers for making my move possible today, will definitely recommend and will call you guys myself for future moves as well!! - miji
True Movers LLCTrue Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Unprofessional and unprepared for my move. These are NOT professionals. I had to cancel my move and reschedule with real professional movers. UNRELIABLE!!!
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Eliza C.
Hired Nomad Movers in early June 2020 for a local move. Difficult time to move during the pandemic, but they were very careful and professional. Moving always has its challenges and takes longer than one expects, but our moving team dealt with slow elevators and a long day professionally and calmly. All of our furniture was handled with care, and expertly disassembled/reassembled. I recommend Nomad Movers for a move in LA!
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Caroline S.
Good experience. Arranging the move was very easy. They arrived on time and worked efficiently and carefully to move me out of an apartment to another location. The cost of the move was very reasonable. I’d hire True Movers again.
True Movers LLCTrue Movers LLC
Adam C.
Simple Moving was very responsive, punctual and efficient. On the day of our move they were constantly moving and the head mover looked at what we needed to pack suggested the ala carte packing options, since it would save us money. They were great and it was as good as moving can be.
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Anne C.
News Moving Company was organized and professional throughout my entire move. I couldn't believe how careful Justin and Raoul were with my belongings, yet they still moved very quickly. Dalila was helpful in setting up the move and I definitely recommend moving with this company.
News Moving CompanyNews Moving Company
Deborah S.
I could not be happier with Mightiest Movers! They were punctual, polite, super quick and an excellent value. They handled everything with care and I could take they took our move very personally. If you are looking for movers, hire Mightiest Movers now. Honestly, our easiest move yet!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Jiron E.
Movers came on time and were very professional. If you're looking for affordable movers that will get the job done right, look no further and with the Mightiest Movers.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Zayed K.
Movers were on time and well equipped with gear and supplies to move everything inside my apartment. Professional, friendly, hardworking guys. The move took exactly what it was estimated to take and there were no surprise costs. All around a good moving company. Will likely use again if I decide to move in the future.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Julie A.
Excellent experience moving—most incredible movers on every level of detail, very knowledgeable, careful but valued the time, extremely flexible for all my needs for where to move items. Outstanding movers would highly recommend them!
NextGen MovingNextGen Moving
Jaysen B.
I had a great moving experience with Dean’s Movers. After an initial miscommunication as to moving days, Dean fixed things and made them right. He was upfront with giving accurate estimates. Rates were competitive. He was responsive. And payment was seamless. Removed a lot of moving day friction from the experience. On moving day, Dean’s movers were punctual, courteous, professional, and thorough. Dean’s 2 movers made quick work of moving my one bedroom apartment on the 9th floor. They packed things quickly and efficiently and everything made it over safely and without issue. Will definitely use them again and highly recommend Dean’s movers to friends in the future.
Dean's MoversDean's Movers
Demetra T.
Royal movers were responsive and actually early for my moving appointment. I hate to move, but when I do I’ll certainly hire Royal.
Royal Moving & StorageRoyal Moving & Storage
Janet D.
Great moving services! Organized, courteous, professional movers. Office staff also courteous and professional. Definitely will use company on my daughter's next move at UCLA.
News Moving CompanyNews Moving Company
Caitlin O.
Great experience using DoStar Moving to move a treadmill. Everything was done quickly and as promised.
DoStar Moving LLCDoStar Moving LLC
Oni L.
It was a great experience. It’s a simple move but they came right on time, moved my item and wrapped it nicely and had it moved to the new location. Would use them again!
Business ClosedBusiness Closed
Thumbtack Customer
News Moving Co. was fantastic, helpful, efficient and affordable. First time I have ever used movers and I will never move without them again. Thank you!
News Moving CompanyNews Moving Company
Chelsey m.
We hired two movers from Redline Moving to help us move out of our 1 br. They were wonderful - timely, polite, professional, and carefully packed our big furniture items with extra caution moving them. 10/10 would recommend!
Redline movingRedline moving
Elyse B.
My job requires that I move around a lot. Every few months/years I'm looking for a moving company to assist with my relocation. So, it's safe to say I've had my fair share of experience with movers and various moving companies. These guys were fantastic. They listened to, and understood, my requests. Took great care with my things, and even helped me pack before the move. (I hate packing.) Their price is reasonable and they move fast. This was actually the first time I've been thoroughly impressed with the movers I'd hired. Call it bad luck, but before these guys, every mover I'd hired in the past ALWAYS broke something. There were always damages after my move. Not with Gold Rush Movers. Nothing was broken, nothing damaged. Will DEFINITELY hire again.
Gold Rush MoversGold Rush Movers
Merri Lee M.
The movers knew exactly what to do to move an extremely heavy set of cement planters with only 2people and a hand truck And some moving blankets to wrap pots. Very impressed easy !
NextGen MovingNextGen Moving
Sylvia C.
I had a fantastic experience moving wit DoStar Moving LLC. Matt and Allen were extremely efficient, professional and helpful. I would definitely use DoStar Moving again.
DoStar Moving LLCDoStar Moving LLC
Farryl L.
Exclusive moves made my moving experience a breeze! I’d definitely recommend them to my family and friends. The price is right and they get the job done effortlessly and in a timely manner. Next time I need movers I know who to call - EXCLUSIVE MOVES ROCKS!
Exclusive MovesExclusive Moves
Vikhram V.
Great movers! Did everything to make sure my couch was moved out of my old place
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Jessica B.
Move was relaxing 😌
NextGen MovingNextGen Moving
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