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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 Riverside movers
Belen C.
By far the best moving company out there!!! This is my second time moving and they are 10 times better. I will definitely be using them when I move again. They were on time, very professional and clean. The move out and move in was beyond excellent. Two man team of a mover and handy man even got my tv mounted. On top on all that they aren’t bad to look at ladies :)
J&G Full Service MovingJ&G Full Service Moving
Kelly R.
Great experience, very professional and friendly movers. They made moving day easy, thank you!
Amani ManagementAmani Management
Junior G.
Excellent movers.
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Yvette G.
The Valezquez Movers made our move from San Diego to Texas seamless! The Valezquez Movers were timely, professional and managed their time to complete the job efficiently. I would use this company again and recommend to family or friends.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Steven C.
This moving company was AMAZING! They were thorough and fast but diligent on protecting my belongings. They showed when they said they would and went to town getting us moved. They accommodated every request I made before and during the move. This company is legit!
Purely MovePurely Move
Nick B.
Very impressed by this moving team -- I had a number of pieces of larger furniture that I needed moved from my home up to my mountain cabin, and they worked quickly and efficiently in both loading and unloading, finishing everything in about an hour on each end of the move. All furniture was securely wrapped for transport. Great value for very trustworthy movers.
AB Moving & Storage COAB Moving & Storage CO
Susan C.
This team was very efficient and patient. They kept me informed each step of my move. The estimate was spot on, and there was no extra charge for fuel that other moving companies charge. They were on time and a good value. I highly recommend them for your move.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Brad S.
Other than a mistake on the company’s end that ended up costing three times the estimated cost, the move went as smooth and easy as possible. The three movers were great and provided a full service moving experience. I would use them again.
Must Have MoversMust Have Movers
Shubhi M.
We hired Sergio to move our in-house furniture. He is extremely professional & did such a wonderful job in moving & setting up our stuff.
Thumbtack Customer
Mario and his people are very dedicated and careful throughout our moving. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for movers.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Shajuana H.
So glad I found muscle movers. They were able to show up for me to do a last minute move. I booked them the day before and they were so easy to communicate with and responded immediately. They had no problem moving all of my items and they were so quick and efficient and wasted no time. I would definitely recommend hiring them to do your move!
Muscle Movers LLCMuscle Movers LLC
Robyn L.
We had somewhat of a complicated move but our moving team from Proper Moving was amazing. They were very attentive to detail and made sure all of our items were transported safely. They were extremely helpful and worked tirelessly to get the job ultimately done. While I hope I don't have to move again for a REALLY long time, if I do, I will certainly use them again and highly recommend them.
Proper MovingProper Moving
Corie O.
Wesley and his crew of men were my first experience with movers. They were extremely responsive, relatable and took care of my items. They get to work, I’m very detailed and they all were very attentive to my wishes. I will be booking them again when I move again as I advised Wesley. I went through a few moving companies as far as “trying” discuss rates and timeframes and booking and a lot of them just dropped off the face of the earth. Call Shift It Moving LLC. You will not be disappointed. Great teamwork. Thank you very much Shift it Moving LLC. Corie
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Phillip M.
On time. Very friendly, always smiling. It was quicker than I thought due to the work ethic displays by this company. I told Frank that I will use his Service my next move. I hate to move, after this experience, the hate is gone due what I experienced today. “Bring on the next Move, I’ll be ready!
Exclusive MovesExclusive Moves
Kristin s.
Donald & Frank were just amazing! The reason I choose them was because of their great reviews. I am telling you these two were just outstanding to work with. They showed up on time and worked their butt off. Moving can be so stressful, but my experience with Mighest Movers was stress-free and enjoyable. ( as much as moving can be ) I hope I never have to move again, but if I do I will definitely be calling Donald. Thank you, guys!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Auntaneshia H.
Ryanm’s moving Company exceeded my expectations. Very responsive, professional, fast and efficient. They moved my one bedroom apartment so quickly and with zero problems at all. I requested to also disassemble and reassemble my queen size bed which they did perfectly. I am so impressed with this company and will definitely be using them for my future moves. I HIGHLY recommend booking them for yours as well. Thank you so much to Ryan’s Moving Co. for providing me great service! :)
Ryans Moving CompanyRyans Moving Company
Natallie J.
Due to an issue with their equipment they were over 4 hrs late. They were very nice and polite but very slow. We had one main lead and an apprentice. We had a 2 bedroom apartment upstairs move to a upstairs move and it took approx 9 hrs. We had almost everything boxed and wrapped. We have had movers multiple times for larger moves and it's taken half the time. From my experience our previous movers were more experienced and had great systems down for moving especially with stair moves. This company did not compare. If your move is small and 1 storey then I would recommend as they are very cautious so that's nice but for the time and how much it cost us at the end, it was way too much. They finally got to us a little after 6pm and finished around 3am with our help. I'm sure they were tired and hungry from the day already. We had no option as this was our only available day or I would have canceled. I appreciate all the hard work as they tried very hard. They did give us a discount and communicated. The main lead was great.
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Delinah r.
They were very friendly, had great communication and punctual the day of the move.
In And Out Moving Co.In And Out Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Considering it was raining during part of the move, these guys did a great job.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Steven A.
These guys were awesome. They worked hard and fast. They did 7 hours of work for me and didn't even take a break! They definitely know what they're doing and how to move efficiently. I highly recommend using Nomad Movers
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Pat was fantastic. He moved my piano in the rain and did a wonderful job.
Pro Delivery & Towing - Main ProfilePro Delivery & Towing - Main Profile
Lizzy K.
Ray helped me move a loveseat. He was very helpful, punctual and responsive
movers and moremovers and more
Ann H.
They were very helpful in moving my furniture. I will be using them again!
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Sherri B.
Very easy move. Broke some glass but repaired and it is good as new. Recommend!!
Next stop moving and transport servicesNext stop moving and transport services
Yuri E.
The move was scheduled for 7AM. They arrived late at 7:30. The main reason I scheduled the move for 7AM was to avoid the traffic. We were moving from Riverside to Irvine on a Saturday. I was understanding of the 30 minute delay. Afterwards Benjamin needed to take 30 minutes to prepare to go to work, putting his back support brace on, exercise, and organizing items already in the truck to prepare to load my things. By the time two of them are working and hour from the original start time has lapsed. Ben first question to me upon arrival was do you have a Galaxy phone, mine is dead, I need a charge.? And no I don’t have a Galaxy phone. It didn’t end Ben was constantly on his phone. He then asked to use the restroom. Ok, fine of course you can use the restroom Ben. It was nice and clean as I mentioned before we were moving long distance. As a result of us moving long distance we cleaned the entire apartment, which would enable use to return for a final walk through completing our terms of the lease with no further tasks. Well Ben urinated on the floor of the bathroom and I had to clean the floor. Thanks Ben! In all fairness I want to say his partner worked diligently throughout. If it weren’t for him the move would have never been completed. I truly feel sorry for him. He got the short end of the stick. We have moved several times in the last four years. We moved our daughter to college with movers. And have had plenty experience with movers Ben was the worst. Our items arrived in tact and that was awesome.
Airborne Moving CompanyAirborne Moving Company
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