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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 Pomona movers
Jennifer S.
I used Tony last year to move from California to Utah, and he and his teams were great. I had a short window for the move, and Tony drove through the night to get me moved in on time the next day. Both his California and Utah teams were great, and they all made the move a smooth one.
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Thumbtack Customer
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Katie S.
4 guys and 8.5 hours later. Misquoted our move, took and unbelievably long time to pack and move 2 miles from original house. Original quote was around $300, and they wanted to charge over $800 for total move. My boyfriend and I moved items to and from house all weekend. Had to ask movers to leave our home otherwise they would of stayed for God knows how much longer. I was so highly unsatisfied and I am not a picky individual I am reasonable and flexible, but this was UNCALLED for. Movers were also rude and had very poor communication. Will not hire ever again.
New Life MovingNew Life Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Larry and his crew moved my daughter from the Pomona Area to San Diego. They showed up early on a,Sunday morning, as scheduled, on time and made the move an easy one for a very reasonable price. His services are highly recommended.
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Joseph W.
Overall, great experience with the team! If I ever move again, I will surely utilize them again!
Thumbtack Customer
In the end, the guys ended up being nice enough, but I overall feel completely ripped off. I moved from a 1 bedroom apartment to another 1 bedroom apartment and it took them 8 HOURS. I've moved with this same amount of furniture from Las Vegas to California and it only took 2 hours to load the truck and 1 and a half to unload. I was completely floored at how slow they were and how they would not lift anything while moving out of my apartment. They claimed that it took longer because there were "stairs", well there were also stairs at my previous place and that wasn't a problem for other movers. They also didn't have a large enough truck and I had to take 4 more trips back to my apartment to load up my compact car. It was a complete waste of money and the worst moving experience I've ever had.
5 Star Moving Company5 Star Moving Company
Nancy N.
Horrible experience! Keeping commitments and appointments from them was a nightmare! I was left hanging at the pickup location for over 2 hours and was told excuse after excuse. When they finally arrived, the crew was friendly and did an outstanding job on half on what needed moving. I had to hire another moving company that was dependable to complete the job! However, David did apologize and gave me a 10% discount on the final price. But that did little to remedy the inconvenience and time wasted. Good luck to the next customer!
Business ClosedBusiness Closed
Brandon L.
Professionalism at its finest! The team was in and out. They were very respectful of my property and very personable. The job was small (moving furniture on the same property) but it was over almost as soon as it started. If they were this efficient with a small job, I just know they're even more focused when it comes to a larger job. I will be using them again!
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