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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 Dimas movers
Patty B.
Great experience with this team of movers. This was my first time hiring movers and I couldn't be more satisfied. The cost is far more reasonable than expected.
New Life MovingNew Life Moving
Christen R.
Don and his guys were amazing. From the very beginning Don was extremely responsive, and extremely thorough when it came to the moving process. During the move his team was quite fast and very careful when it came to my expensive and fragile items. Everything was reasonably priced, and I will definitely be using them for my next move. Highly recommend!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Diana K.
George led the 2-man moving team and they were professional, prompt, and took care of our possessions with care. They were available with just a day's notice. I would highly recommend Qshark Moving.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Rachel S.
Great moving team that was on time, professional, and worth every penny. Friendly and able to quickly and safely move large items from a 2 story home including off a second story balcony. Recommending to family.
Exclusive MovesExclusive Moves
Connie B.
Michael was wonderful! He saw to it that everything was not only moved, but reassembled on arrival.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Jessica H.
My husband and I are both disabled so we did as much of the packing as we could. Our movers were happy to help with the last few boxes. We also love that everything is included and that there are no surprise charges. They were even able to take apart items that past movers would not touch. I would use them again for future moves without a doubt. And if Mike and Nathan are available, ask for them, they do excellent work.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Nicole M.
We couldn't be happier with the professionalism and quickness with our move. Definitely would hire again! Thanks for everything :)
C.M.N. ConstructionC.M.N. Construction
Diana B.
Communication was fast and consistent. The movers were friendly and hard-working. They did exactly what I asked them to do.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Deanna C.
They were fast, responsive, and mostly careful about moving my items. You will need to remind them about proper mask wear.
EZ Moving in LAEZ Moving in LA
Cindy K.
All I can say is that I recommend! Jeremey is very responsive and made us feel at ease with our move. They loaded and unloaded everything so quickly and it was everything I expected and more. Our tv’s made the trek safely as well. I highly recommend!
17:7 LOGISTICS17:7 LOGISTICS
Susie A.
I needed someone to transport some furniture that I purchased and I called Last Minute Movers. They were awesome! Very responsive and as busy as they were, they squeezed me in to their schedule and were very nice about it. Very reasonable too. I highly recommend them!
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