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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.

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 Carlos movers
Chaitanya L.
Golden Eagle Moving company was great to work with. They showed up on time, were quick and efficient, and caused no damage in the moving process. Would definitely recommend others to hire them for their moving needs.
Golden Eagle Moving CompanyGolden Eagle Moving Company
Adelein R.
We moved with Two Friends Movers from San Jose to Millbrae and now from San Carlos to Santa Clara, excellent service!
Andrea G.
QB Moves did a great job getting a very large desk moved to a new location, navigating the stairwell and even helping move furniture out of the way at the destination to accommodate the piece that I hired them to move. Very happy with their work! They were very easy to work with and gave me peace of mind with the care they took. I definitely recommend them!
QB MovesQB Moves
Julie M.
Renan was an excellent mover! I used his services to unload a moving van and he arrived for the job early, showed care/kindness to me + my things, and even helped us secure the truck for the next move. I would highly recommend Renan and use him again.
Athena E.
Tony and his team were very responsive from the start of my move coordination. They arrived perfectly on time and completed the move within estimation. They wrapped all of the furniture to prevent damage and to move each item efficiently with speed without worries of scratching anything. Most importantly, they adhered to the CDC guidelines and kept their masks on the entire project. I highly recommend Friend’s Moving Services. I am confident you will be pleased and satisfied with their service.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Alice H.
QB Moves was super fast, responsive, prompt, and professional.
QB MovesQB Moves
Catherine J.
They were fantastic in helping us move a huge oversized wine fridge, piano and chandelier from the Peninsula up to Sonoma County. We had other movers in the past that were not nearly as conscientious, resulting in a stained sofa and damaged chair. They not only were great professionals but also had the best prices. I will use this team again for my moving needs.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Joan I.
Furniture was moved carefully and quickly and placed just where I wanted.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Gabrielle C.
Recommend this mover. They did a great job and they were super quick and professional.
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Megan B.
Couldn't be happier with their service! It only took two guys to move all of the heavy furniture we were dreading moving ourselves. Quick, friendly, and absolutely nothing was damaged - despite them having to maneuver stairs and tight corners. Will definitely hire again.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
My move today went just as smoothly as the last time I hired this team!
Swaminathan R.
Awesome moving experience. Team was highly professional, reached on time and did the job perfectly.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Good service, very efficient and friendly. Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for moving services.
Sunny Express Moving Co.Sunny Express Moving Co.
Shaun L.
Jonathan and his colleague worked very hard to diligently complete my job. Moving and transporting 1000 bricks is no small feat. They overcame a challenging uneven surface over which to move the bricks. They would have benefited from better planning or tools, but they made it work and I'm happy.
Horsepower Deluxe MoversHorsepower Deluxe Movers
Andra C.
Everything went smoothly, the guys did a great job, they arrived on time and moved us super fast. All furniture and whatever else was carefully wrapped with blankets/foil, everything was moved with no problems. We are very happy with how it all went. Totally recommend! Would definitely use their services again!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication, quick response back. They were on time and did a fantastic job moving my items with no damages.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Tonya Z.
I wish I could give them 0 stars. They did not show up to move my family and I. Do not hire them.
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Gautam G.
They were fantastic. Arrived on time, courteous and went above and beyond to make the move very smooth / effortless. I would definitely use again.
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Melissa Z.
It was great working with Leclair Moving, they were so flexible with me. I couldn't decide on a date to move and I kept going back and worth but Pavel was really patient. We finally decided on a date and they worked so fast it was unbelievable. They packed up everything in an hour and were done unpacking at our new house in record time. Very impressed. Will definitely recommend them!
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Keith J.
We had such a great experiences with angels moving service. Very professional, polite, and extremely careful with the home and furniture. We will be using them in the future and recommending them to others as well.
Wrapid Up MovingWrapid Up Moving
Dilenia A.
Great company. Tony was the best person to deal with. He answered all of my questions; him and his team were great to work with and great rate to move me from San Carlos to Los Angeles.
Rick C.
Downloaded the app and hired some guys who came, unmotivated to work. They literally did not wrap any of my furniture pieces. And to top it off I paid more than I ever had for any moving company
Lugg - On-Demand Moving 📱(San Francisco)Lugg - On-Demand Moving 📱(San Francisco)
Sophie X.
Andrew and his crew was very responsive and professional. I messaged them the night before, and they were able to get the job done next day. They moved our furniture very quickly and with care — no damage or bumping into anything. Highly recommend!
Andrew’s Moving Efficient Pro’sAndrew’s Moving Efficient Pro’s
Danielle S.
Scheduled and confirmed to help us move some heavy furniture at 9:00am. No showed and didn’t call. When I called at 9:30 to see where they were, they had completely forgotten and I had to scramble last minute to find someone else. Very disappointed.
Tony's moving servicesTony's moving services
Susan B.
Edgar and Rudy arrived on time, and they worked quickly but carefully. They were professional and friendly, super helpful, and a pleasure to work with. As an added bonus, Edgar managed to fit all of my boxes and belongings into a 10x10 storage unit and saved me having to upgrade to a larger unit, so he saved me money as well. I will definitely ask for Edgar and Rudy when it's time for me to move my things from storage into my new home!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
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