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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Rancho Cordova movers
Valerie M.
They worked hard and did an awesome job. Helped pack stuff that I ran of time packing. Moved stuff I didn't expect them to move, like weights. Covered the carpets with moving blankets. Disassembled and reassembled furniture items that could not be moved in one piece.
BT Movers LLCBT Movers LLC
Kiki A.
This was a wonderful move experience.
Easy pro movers LLC.   MarioEasy pro movers LLC. Mario
Thumbtack Customer
Jerome took the stress out of moving and I will use his services again next time I move! Excellent service!
Old West Moving AssistanceOld West Moving Assistance
Priyanka b.
It was great working with Chris. He is helpful and professional at work. It was a big move they made my four bedroom moving easy and hassle free.
JLC Moving ServiceJLC Moving Service
Ruth I.
The movers got everything done at a reasonable price.
Thumbtack Customer
The two movers were on time, careful, patient, and polite, and even though the move was only yesterday, I have already recommended them to a friend who is moving soon. I also felt like they were a really good value. I will call them for sure the next time I need either a big or small job.
City Wide MoversCity Wide Movers
Suzanne A.
Ken was very responsive and his rates are quite reasonable. We met with one of the movers for an estimate and he was punctual and professional. The job was odd, a very small move of some equipment odds and ends. If I had gone with a bigger moving company they would have charged me a ridiculous minimum amount and a bunch of other fees. Ken's price was a straight hourly rate. When moving day came, the guys were right on time, and took care to move my things carefully. They worked really hard and were super friendly. I definitely recommend them and would use them again!
K&M hauling and junk removalK&M hauling and junk removal
Seungwook L.
3 bd 1800 sf single story home moving was done in 6 hrs with great satisfaction! Had 4 movers and they worked very hard with no idling or trick. Thank you Eric and team!!
Budget Hauling, Inc.Budget Hauling, Inc.
Christopher J.
Outstanding movers, I added an additional stop the day before scheduled and they got it taken care of no problem! Professional and communicates schedule changes well. I will work with them again in the future for my moving needs.
City Wide MoversCity Wide Movers
Arty F.
Billy and his team did a phenomenal job with our move. We had a washer and dryer on the 2nd floor and they moved it to our new place with ease not to mention all the other furniture on the 2nd floor. I was dreading our move since there is a million things to do but his team actually made it fun. Super positive and happy go lucky attitude made the move go smooth. Billy even came back a couple days later to hang up my tv free of charge because he didn’t have the right tool for my tv the day of the move. They go above and beyond to satisfy their customers. Go with them you won’t be disappointed. -Arty and Ann
BT Movers LLCBT Movers LLC
Rheannia H.
They were really quick and did a great job moving my parents
Haley Y.
Professional and friendly! Did a great job carefully moving my console piano. Thank you!
Easy pro movers LLC by EfrainEasy pro movers LLC by Efrain
Jocelyn G.
Chris made the daunting task of moving bearable. Very punctual and updates you every step of the way.
Chris's Moving and HaulingChris's Moving and Hauling
Stacey B.
Chris was awesome to move my sofa. He kept in touch with me the whole day. He was so professional and nice!
Chris's Moving and HaulingChris's Moving and Hauling
Amit S.
No unwanted or unpleasant surprises. Professional team of fast and skilled folks. Going for Chris and team is a no-brainer if you are planning to move.
JLC Moving ServiceJLC Moving Service
Bonnie D.
These guys did such a wonderful job! They were quick, efficient, smart and pleasant. I needed to move my furniture from up to downstairs of carpet install. They moved things in a logical and neat way, which was better than I could have planned myself. The best part is that I can still see my TV!
Diamond MoversDiamond Movers
Shaun C.
Easy pro movers were great. I needed some one same day and her made it happen. Thank you!!
Easy pro movers LLC by EfrainEasy pro movers LLC by Efrain
John C.
We had a very large custom size refrigerator that was much heavier than most. They came at the time promised and were prepared with the right equipment. It was a difficult move as it barely cleared the ceiling. It was moved out of the house without any damage. They were efficient, respectful, and professional. I would highly recommend them and will use them again if needed.
K&M hauling and junk removalK&M hauling and junk removal
Derek W.
True professionals. Nice guys who know how to properly wrap items prior to moving and handle the big/heavy pieces. Highly recommended.
Vachuna MovingVachuna Moving
Frank P.
Never showed up even though we confirmed the day before. Used an excuse that he could not reach me. Would not recommend this mover.
Lilian z.
Thank you very much for helping us move. Beyond 5 star!I will recommend everyone I know needs your service!Thank you again !
Tammy P.
Easy Pro Movers were the best. Every. Step. Of. The. Way ! I will use them in the future AND tell all my clients and real estate professionals. Highly recommend.
Easy pro movers LLC.   MarioEasy pro movers LLC. Mario
Kristina P.
Mario's company is absolutely amazing when you need help with moving your belongings. They take good care of your items, wrap them and ask you for any additional help they can provide. They do their work very well and fast! There are no problems. They are responsive and give a good price for their service- very reasonable! Very nice and positive people as well. Will always think of them when I have to do another move in the area!
Easy pro movers LLC.   MarioEasy pro movers LLC. Mario
Julia H.
Metkel is awesome! We'd definitely use him again for any future moves. We needed help with a big dresser that we couldn't take upstairs. Thanks you guys!
Warlita g.
Excellent service. The moved this assembled entertainment center up stairs to my kids play area. The took care to protect my flooring, rails and wall. It was heavy and the landing in my stairs made it tricky, but the managed!
Easy pro movers LLC.   MarioEasy pro movers LLC. Mario
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