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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 Sacramento movers
Stephanie K.
Pacheco moving was amazing! They helped me move and weee the most friendly movers. Juan and his brother were professional, communicative and quick. I would recommend and use again for my next move.
Pachecos moving servicesPachecos moving services
Morgan K.
Steadfast Moving is an exceptional moving company. We had a small snag where our moving date needed to be shifted to the next morning, but it was unavoidable and they worked hard to get us moved in as quickly and efficiently as possible. Will definitely recommend them to others who need a reliable moving company.
Steadfast MovingSteadfast Moving
Brad R.
Very well done by James. The move was last minute, very impressed with the professional move. Great job by his team on the move from northern to southern California.
Extra Care MoversExtra Care Movers
Rae B.
I’ve trusted Juan with two of my moves. If there are moves in my future, Juan will be the first person I call for help! I would recommend Juan and his moving service to my friends and family!
Pachecos moving servicesPachecos moving services
Veloid C.
Angel and his crew (ADH RELOCATION) was amazing. They were extremely responsive and punctual. Leading up to my move he gave me continuous updates and arrived ready to work. Their moving expertise is second to non and is by far the best movers I have ever used. They even moved me while it was raining. I would highly recommend ADH relocation if you want professional movers and a peace of mind. Thank you ADH for making this stressful moving experience so much easier!!
ADH RelocationsADH Relocations
Alda N.
Chris and his assistant were great. They moved my one bedroom apt in an hour. It was a stair move and they handled it smoothly. I hope to never move again but if I do, I would hire Chris in a heartbeat.
Chris's Moving and HaulingChris's Moving and Hauling
David M.
Great move experience
Steadfast MovingSteadfast Moving
Donald T.
Chris from the JCL Moving Service was an excellent choice for my move. He was very courteous and punctual in getting things out of my apartment into the storage unit. I would hire him again on another move in the future.
JLC Moving ServiceJLC Moving Service
Eddie C.
Great experience with 24 hour moving. On time and did a free dump run for unwanted furniture. Best move I’ve ever experienced.
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John c.
Great workers and easy move
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Toni A.
Great movers! Arrived on time and helped move all my things just how I liked them. Would hire them again.
Gavin B.
Moved my 2br condo into a 4br house using Juan and his partner Steven. They were super nice and personable so it made the move much more fun. They handled everything with care and moved with a sense of urgency. I’ll definitely be using them again
Pachecos moving servicesPachecos moving services
Mallory M.
You will be a happy customer if you select Chris’s Moving and Hauling for your move! Chris was responsive, reliable and able to accommodate my schedule. I only had a few heavy items to move to another house and other companies had required 2-3 hour minimums. Chris and company showed up promptly and quickly moved my items safely for a reasonable price. I am so pleased and wholeheartedly recommend Chris’s Moving and Hauling. I will definitely use them in the future. Thanks Chris!
Chris's Moving and HaulingChris's Moving and Hauling
Christina E.
JJ’s Removal was a delight to work with! They were extremely conscientious, quick, and punctual, and followed my exact directions. I’ll be certain to use them next time I need anything moved! By far my best moving experience ever, and I’ve moved all over!
JJ’s RemovalJJ’s Removal
Prasanna K.
Movers were very helpful and cooperative
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Chinyere O.
The best professional movers so far!!!
JJ’s RemovalJJ’s Removal
Cindy S.
Awesome movers, fast and hard working!
Vachuna LLCVachuna LLC
Brian c.
My movers were excellent and worked tirelessly, every minute of every hour. Would love to use them again, and plan to for my future moves.
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Elise W.
Chris is amazing. He was happy to agree to a time really early in the morning, moved my entire house in an hour, and nothing was damaged. I'm still in disbelief at how easy he made our move. Thank you Chris! I heartily reccomended Chris's moving service.
Chris's Moving and HaulingChris's Moving and Hauling
Lisa L.
Very helpful responsive! Moved a large couch from the Bay Area to Sacramento efficiently and on short notice. Would definitely use Solid Moving Systems again.
Solid Moving SystemsSolid Moving Systems
Diana S.
Jeremiah was very responsive and flexible with scheduling, reliable, and communicative during the move. They moved everything super fast and even charged me less than quoted bc they were so hard-working! (I don’t think other movers would do that.) Highly recommend and would use again!
JJ’s RemovalJJ’s Removal
Emily G.
The move went great! It was my first time hiring movers and everything went smoothly. Would definitely hire them again! All 3 guys were awesome!
Budget Hauling, Inc.Budget Hauling, Inc.
Sukhbir K.
Needed a mover on the day of. He was early. Responded quickly and met all my needs and relieved my moving stress. Would definitely use again and highly recommend!
Easy pro movers LLC by EfrainEasy pro movers LLC by Efrain
Casey W.
Steadfast Moving did an incredible job moving all of my belongings from my UHaul into my top-floor apartment. They were punctual, communicative, and friendly. Highly recommend!
Steadfast MovingSteadfast Moving
Dianna R.
Movers were awesome, responsive, professional and ideal to work with. They made a hard move look easy! So very pleased with them, I can't wait to use them again. :)
Budget Hauling, Inc.Budget Hauling, Inc.
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