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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 Placentia movers
Jasper C.
I used Nomad Movers for my 1x1 apartment move on 11/30/19. The two movers were very professional, kind, and hard-working. I would definitely recommend! 10/10
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I reached out to to three different movers and Pro Delivery and Towing was by far the most attentive, professional and truelly interested in my move. the owner Pat DeCaro personally moved my 2 bedroom house from Orange County to Phoenix with ease and no broken items. The family was very pleased and appreciative of his professionalism! I will definitely be using this company with my future needs.
Pro Delivery & Towing - Main ProfilePro Delivery & Towing - Main Profile
Debbie E.
I had two guys that moved me. And I must say they were the best. There was no damages, very professional and courteous. Over and beyond. Didn't even take a break. Made my move so much easier and yes stress free.
Stress Free Moving CompanyStress Free Moving Company
Alex p.
The best movers I've ever had! Got everything done quickly and did everything we asked. Even offered to help us move some bigger items we wanted to get rid of to the trash. They were polite, patient, and really helpful! Would re
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Carol M.
Mario and his team worked tirelessly to get us moved. He helped prioritize to keep me in budget. The guys were friendly and easy to work with.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Efrain O.
Sergio and John where very efficient and quick. They did their best to accommodate any request. I would recommend them for any moving job, big or small. Great job Thank You
SergioSergio
Thumbtack Customer
We are very happy with the move! Eric, Anthony & Juan were the best. Very organized and thorough although it took longer than we hoped for the price was right for a very professional job!! We appreciated the care they gave to us & our belongings!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Justin S.
Worst moving experience in my life. I had a set time and date they were suppose to arrive and they no showed and no called after I had everything packed. When I called Wesley there to see why they were half an hour late he said their truck broke down and he lost all my information. When I told him how upset I was he said he could have someone come two hours late. I couldn't trust them at that point so I moved everything with guys from my works help. Don't use these guys unless you want to be severely disappointed.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Carol K.
Alek was prompt, courteous, and very knowledgeable about moving pianos. I was very pleased he had availability for my job the same day I called! He also did an excellent job of communicating with me throughout the process (ie. Keeping me informed of arrival time and double checking on the details. That was so helpful!). He did an all round excellent job!!!
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Eliana A.
I was unable to actually hire them, but they are very professional and responsive. I kept changing my dates and times due to my escrow company changing it on me and they were so flexible. Unfortunately, I got nervous about not finding someone in time for my moving date and booked someone else. I honestly thought they would be booked before I heard back from them so I booked someone else. In the future, I’ll inquire from them again.
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