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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 San Bernardino movers
Thumbtack Customer
The workers were so kind but not prepared for this type of job...moving heavy, quality furniture. The move was delayed 4 hours and when they arrived the moving truck was too small, no proper protection for the furniture and they did not anticipate the amount of furniture. I should have insisted on an in- person estimate. If it had been up to me and not my husband, I would have stopped the move. The amount of damage done to my furniture and home will cost me thousands! The job was too big and I wished they would have declined the move. I'm so disappointed over the condition of my furniture I cannot describe my pain. They are not licensed or bonded movers...there was no insurance involved and I have to pay for all the damage. Beware of low pricing...it was a red flag and I should have followed my gut instincts.
Handyman Services LLCHandyman Services LLC
Jaqueline J.
It was a smooth move, they were on time and took everything apart and back together.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Shauntae M.
Muscle Movers were great! But they brought the smallest truck, then the left the most important piece of furniture I needed. So I ended up still having to rent a truck and move the piece with my boyfriend and I smh!
Muscle Movers LLCMuscle Movers LLC
Morris E.
In my working with DeAndre I found him and his fellow worker to be hard workers very professional if I had a concern it was I felt a larger truck was needed for the move. If you looking for someone that will move you he is the one.
N MY LANE MOVING COMPANYN MY LANE MOVING COMPANY
Chris S.
Second time using Aleks's Piano Movers. They are comfortable to work and talk with. Doesn't feel like a daunting task to get them on the job.
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
John S.
These guys were awesome. Showed up and got right to work, hustled the entire time, were professional and sociable, and I would *definitely* hire them if I were to ever move again.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Linda S.
Dan is without a doubt the most respectful young man I have encountered in a long time. He doesn't stop working until the job is done and done very well. I will hire him anytime I have a move to make.
Dan the man who can!Dan the man who can!
Tonya P.
Flash moving did a great job getting us moved. They were 15-20 minutes later than we expected but they made sure to text us and let us know so it was fine. 3 guys showed up and they worked their hearts out all day long. They moved a 3 bedroom house in 6 hours. Nothing was damaged and they did a great job wrapping everything. I have a hutch that has glass doors that I was worried about but they made sure it was moved without even a scratch! Our living area and bedrooms are upstairs so a TON of stuff had to go upstairs. They didn't complain once about having to take so much upstairs. They were fast, efficient and so polite. 3 guys for $119 an hour is a really good deal. All the packing supplies, gas and insurance were included so there were no hidden costs. The only thing I would say was a negative and it wasn't that big of a deal was some of the wrapped furniture didn't get unwrapped (2 pieces, so not a lot) and they did leave the plastic that they did take off in the garage rather than taking it with them. Very minor issues though. Hoping I never have to use them again but I would definitely recommend them!
FLASH MOVINGFLASH MOVING
Thumbtack Customer
Pat was very professional and made our move very easy and stress free. He also quoted us a very fair and reasonable price. I will absolutely use his services again and would recommend to my friends and family. Thanks again, Pat!
Pro Delivery & Towing - Main ProfilePro Delivery & Towing - Main Profile
Melissa M.
I would tell potential customers beware!! They will break your furniture and not tell you. Broke my microwave glass and put a hole in my wall. Scratched my bed headboard. The second guy sat around on the back of the truck 1/2 the time and didn’t have a big enough truck to take all my furniture!! Needless to say I’m very dissatisfied with their service!! Beware people don’t have them move you!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬
Del Real MoversDel Real Movers
Tammy B.
Wow I was so stressed out had so little time to get my stuff out of storage within 10 minutes they called me back with an estimate within an hour and a half they were at my storage they moved my stuff quickly and we're attentive to my things because I have a lot of glass they were nice polite honest I would refer everyone to them try them you will not be disappointed they were the best thing that I found
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