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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 Bruno movers
Tian T.
Great experience! Steve was very nice and professional, and he moved things really fast. Would recommend to friends if they also need to move. ;)
"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving  (Veteran owner)"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving (Veteran owner)
Pedro U.
Great brother team. I highly recommend J/H Moving. They moved all my heavy furniture and not a scratch. Thank you both!!!
J/H Moving and DeliveryJ/H Moving and Delivery
Varsha G.
Excellent movers. Alex was quick to respond and extremely flexible with my change in request. The movers who helped me move were very punctual, quick, patient and efficient. The price was extremely reasonable and a great value for their quality of work. Will definitely use them again.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Move from one area in Burlingame to San Bruno. One bedroom apartment. The move took about two and a half hours and was a little bit more expensive than I would have liked. Movers were nice and very professional. One concern was that some of our furniture was damaged in the process.
Chris G.
I highly recommend Two Friends Movers. We moved an entire 2 bedroom to a new unit in our complex within 3 hours. The team was very professional, wrapped our furniture with care and didn't complain about the 3 flights of stairs. I will use Two Friends Movers again.
Jessica H.
really nice movers. they were quick and efficient.
Praneet M.
Great experience. The movers were great, the management was very responsive and it was a very hassle free experience. Would definitely recommend them for anyone else trying to move. Thanks guys!
Jessica S.
If possible, I would leave 0 stars... because they never showed up. We confirmed a date for 2 movers well in advance of our move and agreed the movers would arrive in the morning. A couple of days before our move, I got a text from the owner, Jiri, asking if it would be ok for the movers to arrive at noon on our agreed upon date. I told him we needed them to come in the morning, at the latest by 10am, as we had a long drive in the Uhaul truck ahead of us, and if they wouldn't be able to accommodate, I would need to hire another company. Jiri assured me that they would arrive by 10am, but likely between 9-9:30am. Very long story short, at 10am we received a call from someone who said he was helping a moving company (he couldn't remember the company name), and he would arrive with another mover in more than 30 minutes. He was never to be heard from again and Jiri strung us along until about 11:45am. We realized we could not rely on Jiri, so we ended up figuring out other means to move our stuff. Moves are stressful enough; I would HIGHLY recommend finding another moving company that communicates better and doesn't double-book themselves. Our lease ended that day, and if nice neighbors weren't able to help us, we wouldn't have been able to move our stuff out.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Swetha S.
Mine was a small move , but I appreciate the punctuality and speed.
Domínguez Logistics LLCDomínguez Logistics LLC
Jessica K.
Experienced movers, money well spent. Highly recommend.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Pramath M.
Great guys. Helped make my move very convenient
Thumbtack Customer
Best mover I ever had. I highly recommend them.
Nicole C.
I had a last minute need for help with moving to a new apartment. Leclair was extremely professional and fast. They responded within minutes and made my move 10000 times easier than it would have been. Definitely book!
Leclair MovingLeclair Moving
Sara B.
Excellent hard-working movers! Thank you for a job well done.
California Bear Moving and Storage Inc.California Bear Moving and Storage Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Efficient and easy to coordinate with. Got the job done quick on short notice. Jiri and team had dollies and padding to ensure moving was done the right way. Best value when other movers quoted me close to twice as much
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Heather W.
These guys were great, they packed my trailer for moving across the country with efficiency.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Lauren J.
Alejandro was awesome! My schedule changed, and he was super flexible and switched my move from Sunday to Saturday. He kept me updated throughout the day to let me know his exact ETA. I asked for two movers for my 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment. When they showed up they were ready to work, and quite efficient! They supplied a truck, moving blankets, a dolly and plastic wrap to protect my furniture. They also disassembled and reassembled my bed and dining room table. The whole move took a little over 4 hrs, which was a little longer than I'd hoped, but ultimately l was stress free! They are great, and I would use them again! Thanks Ale's Movers!
Moving, landscaping and more inc.Moving, landscaping and more inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with my moving experience (and I've had a few!). Came within the given timeframe. Moved very efficiently. I didn't have everything packed so I was packing as they moved and they definitely helped. I borrowed some wardrobe boxes from them and that saved so much time! They don't have any hidden charges, everything is upfront and they charge just for the time that they load, drive to new place, unload.
Sunny Express Moving Co.Sunny Express Moving Co.
Wallace c.
Steve and Co. showed up on time and moved my treadmill within budgeted time. Great job!
"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving  (Veteran owner)"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving (Veteran owner)
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service, responsive, on time and professional. All furnitures were properly wrapped and protected during move.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Punit L.
The guys were right on time and moved my stuff really fast. The booking process was easy. Overall, great value for money.
J/H Moving and DeliveryJ/H Moving and Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
They were great, moved within the time they estimated and everything was worry free. Would use them again! Very nice people as well!
Tessa O.
I would hire Smart People Moving again whenever needed and also refer them to other clients. They were very professional and efficient. Took great care of my furniture and packed it to perfection. A bit pricey but everything is included. The wrapping and unwrapping materials, the disassembly and assembly etc. They are extremely professional and got the job done with no complaints from me. I highly recommend them for your moving needs.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Mawulom N.
Brandon and his team were phenomenal. From the start he was accommodating with only a 3-day notice, he agreed to take apart and pack my home for our cross-country move. 48 hours before the move I called to inquire about his team coming 1 day early. Brandon graciously agreed. Keep in mind this move required boxes for packing, moving an upright piano, and much more. His team arrived on time, scoped out the items and began working. They were friendly, professional, efficient, and knowleadgeable, but what made the experience phenomenal, was their attitude. My 5-year-old was home with my wife running and getting into everything she could, at one point her friends were over so that's 2 dogs, 3 to 4 kids playing with everything in sight, yet Brandon's team didn't miss a beat. I highly recommend them, hiring Brandon is like hiring your best friends to support you.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Henry l.
Tony was great from the start. He was punctual and very responsive. He moved my entire house in record time and his team is very accommodating. I’m very happy with the service. Thank you Tony!
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
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