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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.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Redwood City movers
Christian M.
I’m impressed with this moving experience. Movers were punctual, flexible, and careful. Would be delighted to have them as movers again.
JD moving and haulingJD moving and hauling
Mas-Ud H.
The movers were in time, and finished the move in ~5 hours. Will hire them again in the future.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Nerissa L.
Scott and his team were extremely helpful through the entire process. Scott asked great questions to get details for the move and outlined his understanding of how long the move would take, and how hard it would be. On moving day, his team was extremely accomodating to various requests I had to prioritize which boxes were moved etc and his estimate for the move was spot on. If I didnt hate moving so much, I'd be excited to hire his team for a move again immediately. Thanks for the hard work guys!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication prior to the move, team arrived on time & got our move done quickly & efficiently! Thanks!
Gina D.
We had three very capable, friendly, and courteous movers. I would highly recommend Two Friends Movers!!!
Alyssa H.
Two Friends Movers was the BEST. They were able to fit my move in without a ton of advance notice - which saved me with this particular move. I was going from the Peninsula to San Francisco - and they navigated everything perfectly. They worked fast and efficiently, and were just so nice. I had recently had a very poor cross country moving experience, in which a lot of my furniture was damaged. So I was nervous about the possibility of that happening again. My Two Friends Movers took care with all our belongings and wrapped everything. They made a stressful moving day a breeze. I can’t recommend Two Friends Movers enough!!
Thumbtack Customer
This was an excellent moving experience. Everything was fast, efficient, and professional. I would definitely recommend this service to anyone moving in the bay area.
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Prashant S.
Worked with Tony on a move and he is very efficient and punctual. Highly recommend him and will use him for my next move as well.
Tony's moving servicesTony's moving services
Brandon B.
Took 3 movers 6 hours to move 3 bedroom house. Nice guys and respectful of family and belongings. Would hire again.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Needed to move within a few days and they found availability to help me move. Fast, professional, and are careful with your furniture. I recommend them!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Brianna B.
I had a great experience with Moving Services Transport! Communication was clear the entire time and the crew was so professional, yet friendly and fun! Moving is so stressful, but MST made it as seamless as possible for us! I would highly recommend hiring them for your moving needs! I can’t wait to call them again when we move back to the Bay Area!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Daniel T.
These guys are the real deal - highly recommend if you want to take away the nightmare of moving. They are super quick and careful with your things, and have everything you need to make your move hassle free - not much more you can ask for if you’re in need of help moving.
Tetris Moving Systems LLCTetris Moving Systems LLC
Shiwam M.
Eduardo and Carlos did an excellent job - they came on time, packaged every thing properly before moving and unpackaged it at destination. Would highly recommend Tony’s movers.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Jane G.
My moving experience is EXCELLENT! I was worried about moving at the beginning. But when they arrived 15 minutes early and have started working right away, it's all gone. They move things pretty fast and cares about your stuff. They wrap them up and keep communicating with you to see your special order. Overall, it's a great experience to working with Two Friends Movers. Keep it up!
Thumbtack Customer
Santos and crew are excellent! They were prompt, extremely efficient and hard working, and super reliable. We have moved many times internationally and domestically, and this was the best experience we ever had with movers! Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone and if we ever move again will definitely be calling them.
Erica Y.
Sam did a great job helping me move remotely. He was patient, efficient and reliable. I’d def work with them again next time I move.
Move Me DoMove Me Do
Thumbtack Customer
Super quick to confirm. Careful and quick movers.
Riza Selcuk S.
Tushan and his team moved our 1 bedroom apartment. They came prepared with materials and they were very professional. Move was very efficient without any damage to our furniture, they took great care to our fragile items as well. I would recommend Tushan’s moving service. 5 stars, excellent service.
Tushan's Moving ServicesTushan's Moving Services
Madeline B.
They were an hour and a half late but other than that they were excellent. Moved quickly, wrapped and protected our furniture and TV, and got us moved in in 4 hours (including a 50min drive)!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Thumbtack Customer
Efficient, friendly, professional and willing to accommodate an evening move.
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Aashay D.
Super fast movers and very professional, and also very patient (helped me move furniture around my new place a bunch of times). Also extremely punctual! 5/5 would recommend!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Marielle B.
Steve is highly recommended. Responsive, punctual, and reliable. Hired him last minute as the other mover I hired didn’t show up. He asked details of the move and brought the correct truck and equipment.
"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving  (Veteran owner)"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving (Veteran owner)
Bobbin T.
These guys were over the top for my move from California to Washington! I highly recommend them. A no fuss reasonably priced, ontime and efficient move, and the guys were great. I will use them again.
San Francisco Moving ServicesSan Francisco Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Silicon Valley Luxury Moving team was efficient, smart and fast . They dismantled our furniture and moved it to our new house and assembled it very well. All in good time and with a smile. Robert & Boghdin were very good.
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Marlene S.
This was a great moving experience. Super prompt, friendly, accommodating. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
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