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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 San Clemente movers
Francesco C.
The smoothest move I ever had... and I moved a lot!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Thumbtack Customer
Unloaded moving truck, great job.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Lisa S.
Velazquez movers moved my one bedroom apartment from San Clemente, CA to Phoenix, AZ. They were professional and courteous. I would use them again.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hands down the best movers that I've ever had. They were very professional and moved very quickly. If I had to choose these guys again I would do it in a heartbeat. Thanks!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great level of service. On time and care taken in moving.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Brian C.
That were a huge part of my move. Thanks guys.
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Barry A.
Needed a very heavy desk moved a couple yards, and they came through!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Georgeann M.
You will not be disappointed if you hire EZ Movers! They did a great job!
EZ MoversEZ Movers
Danielle B.
Aleks and his men were great! He was so accommodating and responded promptly to all my questions and concerns. I was worried about the move and Aleks took all the worry away. I highly recommend Aleks’s piano movers.
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Thumbtack Customer
Guys did a great job with my move. They wrapped up all my furniture to protect it. Took down my bed and put it back together for me. Hard workers. If I ever move again I would use these guys.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Nicole B.
KM Moving & delivers were great to work with. Very professional, hardworking and efficient. They went above and beyond what I expected. I know I’ll call them for my next move. Thanks again guys you were great!
Km moving & deliversKm moving & delivers
Rachel K.
Very good experience working with this company to move around furniture. Would use again.
Have Junk RemovalHave Junk Removal
Thumbtack Customer
Showed up on time and took great care of my furniture and walls while moving
Matijevich Assembly & InstallationMatijevich Assembly & Installation
Megan M.
Great crew, handled our belongings with extreme care. They provided boxes prior to the move which were hand delivered and wrapped all of furniture so it did not get damaged during the move! Overall we had a great experience with this company and highly recommend them!
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were amazing, on time and quick. I will be using them for all my companies moves!!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent mover. Very professional came in at or under estimate. Would highly recommend! Thank you Mario!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Beth H.
Michael and his sons were great- professional and moved my couch into a difficult to maneuver space with ease.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Tony B.
Howard and his team was excellent. They knew what they were doing with relation to the pool table we moved upstairs. The tech's were very experienced and careful. They also helped to move several large pieces of furniture, lay down rugs, etc at a very reasonable cost. Highly recommend them.
Mission Billiards & BarstoolsMission Billiards & Barstools
Gary P.
The owner Wesley and his employee Mauricio arrived as scheduled. They were very efficient and gave 110% for 10.5 hours! Very professional and easy to work with. I was about 95% packed for moving but needed some extra help which they gladly provided. I highly recommend Shift It Moving LLC!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Noah H.
I had to have a Grand Piano moved on my jobsite. Which so happens to be my boss's house. These two gentlemen showed up and handle business very fast and very professional. I will definitely be calling them back when it's time to move it back to where it originally goes after the remodel is complete
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Yvonne L.
Michael and his son were xactually what I was looking for. I just needed a few movers to help move some heavy furniture. While packing my containers they were very helpful and did way more than what was expected. Very professional. I would highly recommend them. Thanks guys!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Lindley H.
So glad I hired Jeremy and his crew. They moved me in an hour-most movers have a 3 hr minimum, so I appreciated them saving me money! Jeremy communicated better than the last guy I dated (haha!), was on time, and they were beyond kind. Thank you for your amazing service.
17:7 LOGISTICS17:7 LOGISTICS
Kanna P.
Very responsive to initial requests for quote, and was able to get a crew out the next morning to move some furniture and fridge out to the garage. We were surprised that the team sent appeared young (and unlike "typical" bigger movers), but they were quick, strategic and competed the job in under an hour. Great job, thanks so much.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Leann R.
Noah responded to my call. So accomadating, good communication, and careful. Will be my first call for all my moving needs in the future
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Kelly M.
Noah and his guys are by far the best movers I have ever used. I am so thankful that I found them on Thumbtack the week before my move! Not only are they very attentive to detail, but they will advise of how to pack and transport things that will save time and money. Also, they are absolute gentleman and a pleasure to spend the day with! Thanks so much Noah and Moises!!
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
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