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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 Pleasanton movers
Pavi k.
Daniele and John were excellent with our move. They loaded everything very efficiently and very quickly.Highly recommend JD movers for their services.
JD moving and haulingJD moving and hauling
Suresh R.
Was absolutely a smooth transaction. I had a labor only move to move a heavy piece of furniture upstairs. Nick and his colleague breezed through it and both the furniture and the house were amply protected through the entire move. Would definitely recommend him to my friends.
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Alan P.
They made moving easy and stress-free!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
I needed movers at the last minute and was so lucky to have found Golden Eagle Moving Co! They arrived on time, wrapped and moved everything with care, and were fairly priced. Their customer services was exceptional! Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you Golden Eagle!!
Golden Eagle Moving CompanyGolden Eagle Moving Company
Akshay N.
Great experience moving with them - the crew was professional and carefully handled delicate items. They arrived on time and worked hard to complete the move in minimum time. Highly recommend!
happy house movershappy house movers
Akshay Vishwanaath V.
They were on time. Friendly and moved very quick.
We Do Odd Jobs LLCWe Do Odd Jobs LLC
Priscilla L.
Best moving crew I’ve ever worked with
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Angela K.
Anthony and his team were wonderful while helping us move our 4 bedroom house. Anthony came to my house prior to take a look at what needed moving, estimates how long it’d take and then gave us a fixed quote. The guys worked really hard, we’re very careful about protecting and moving our furniture. They also disassembled and reassembled in the other side. We would not hesitate to recommend Montano Moving.
Montano MovingMontano Moving
Vinay P.
Everything went smoothly . 3 guys came to move. Did the job very fast. Moved 1 bed apartment within 2:30 hours including the drive of 30 mins. They helped me when other movers did not show up. I called them at 12 pm for help and Tony’s were immediate to respond to set up move at 2 pm. They are punctual too. They showed up at exactly 2 pm. I was done with my moving by 4:40. These guys are professional. I can definitely recommend them based on my experience. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Tony's moversTony's movers
They came and finished promptly, the move was smooth. No issues at all.
Nimit P.
Needed to move a treadmill we just bought. Messaged them 10PM and got a response right away. Quickly moved the next day. Well worth saving your self from injury.
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Charan J.
Excellent movers. Took extreme care to pack, reasonably priced.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Nicole R.
I ended up needing movers at the last minute and DMC Hauling was able to accommodate me. They arrived on time, were friendly and got my move done. The price was good. Would recommend to friends/family.
DMC HaulingDMC Hauling
Nibin G.
The team came on time and did a very good job of moving the furnitures
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Mae L.
The movers were very professional and worked hard to get the job done.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Diana M.
I liked Churchill Piano movers and will hire him to tune my piano
Churchill's PianosChurchill's Pianos
Thumbtack Customer
They are very good, we discussed through cell phone before the move day since it's a rainy weekend, they arrived on time and wrapped all my mattress carefully, they are very nice and their job are done efficiently, after the move almost done, they even help me handled several other issues. Will recommend them to my friends and anyone need help to move. Thanks for your help!
Willow Glen ServicesWillow Glen Services
Deborah K.
I highly recommend this mover. He was punctual and very responsive to my needs. I will use him again. Very professional and good value for his team's hard work and trustworthiness! Thank you for a great job. They made my moving experience a great one.
Jas S.
They were very prompt in responding and moved our furniture without any damage. Great to work with.
DMC HaulingDMC Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
Great service and friendly knowledgeable crew. They got our move done on time and it looks GREAT.
Royalty Billiards RenoRoyalty Billiards Reno
Krupa V.
Great Experience.. Very professional and finished the move in a very short time. Extremely happy with the service!
Tony's moversTony's movers
Dan R.
Everything went perfectly with my project (moving a larger, heavy item up a flight of stairs). Rick was very responsive to my initial request and able to schedule a convenient time very quickly. The moving team contacted me an hour in advance to confirm the time of arrival (which was right on time) and they did a perfect job. Their experience and skill was quite evident, and they were very pleasant to work with as well. I would absolutely hire HustleAndMuscle for future moving needs.
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Stephanie R.
Victor and team were instrumental in making my very stressful move - less hard. They were professional and treated my stuff as if it were their own. The team also constantly communicated with me on what they were doing and explained how they were securing things to prevent damage. It felt like family members were moving my stuff... I have another move coming up early next year (this time to another state) - and would not hesitate to hire Fastneasy Express again.
Jimmy T.
The movers worked really hard and be very careful about my furnitures. Great services and good quality.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Bickkie N.
Swift, professional, friendly, good customer service, responded in a timely manner and always kept me posted of en route status. At first, when my plan changed and didn't require their service, they were professional about it. My plan changed and they were first on my list due to their professionalism, personal touch, and responsiveness. They're willing to negotiate, reasonable, efficient. Both my mother and I were happy with the team that assisted us. I'd wholeheartedly recommend SF Express Moving to others and would use their service again. One if not the best movers that have helped me w/ my moving needs and I've moved >10 times in the past 10-15 years.
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