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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 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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were polite, efficient and hard-working. Our time was used wisely and I felt like it was a good deal for the amount of furniture and appliances they had to move.
5 Star Moving Company5 Star Moving Company
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
Thumbtack Customer
By far the best moving experience I have ever had and I have moved over 20 times so I consider myself an expert. Tony and team are true professionals.
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
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
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
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
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
Ann H.
They were very helpful in moving my furniture. I will be using them again!
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Nicholas K.
We hired this company off of Thumbtack. We had a quick move to unload a van into a storage unit. I was very careful to check the pricing on their services ($90/hr). I also told them that this would be a quick local move (figuring this would take less than a whole hour but we would pay for the full hour regardless and then a tip). I am disabled so my wife met with the moving van. They were done in 20 minutes. At that point, they informed my wife that there was a three hour minimum for their services. ON SITE, AFTER THE MOVE. We were stunned. We said that this was never discussed and showed them their profile and rates on Thumbtack but they were insistent. We showed them the messages of our conversation but they could not be persuaded. Regardless, we came to an arrangement, but it was WAY over the other offers I got for this 20 minute move. I would never hire these people again. Regarding the move itself, it was great. But their business practices were underhanded.
Muscle Movers LLCMuscle Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
A++++ Moving Company - Thank You Mario - We will always use Mario in the future 😉
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Thumbtack Customer
MGB Relocations were great! They helped my parents move from a 5 bedroom home into a much smaller one. They were professional and friendly and paid attention to the smallest of details. They were extremely helpful on both ends of the move. I highly, highly recommend their services.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Susan B.
They were great. They were very careful and never stopped moving. I highly recommend them!
Moober Moving SolutionsMoober Moving Solutions
Tania K.
Very friendly and professional movers. They helped me last minute which was unexpected but much appreciated
Ryans Moving CompanyRyans Moving Company
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