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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 Jose movers
Lauren O.
The owner was communicative but they were late on the day of the move. The movers were nice and moved everything carefully.
Patrick FrederickPatrick Frederick
Sam M.
A2B Movers worked out and excellent moving deal for us. It was out of the excellent of them to offer us such an affordable move.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Had a stress free and quick move with A2B Movers.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Your service is outstanding. I have moved several times and never had such good and positive service. The movers were polite, efficient and careful as they moved our household goods. If and when I move again, A2B Movers will be the first call I make.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Ron M.
The Movers provided us an excellent moving package, the agreement was for a fixed price move and well withing the depth of my pocket :)
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We were so so pleased with this moving company. Can't speak highly enough about their professionalism and care with moving everything. They are crazy efficient and organized. We've moved many times and have never had such a great moving experience. They started moving immediately and only charge you for the time they need to move. EXCELLENT all the way around.
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Arun V.
I hired move Move Me Do to help me move to a 3 story townhouse. The movers were very punctual and did a fantastic job, and I would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Move Me DoMove Me Do
Swapnil T.
This move was really fast and the movers were swift in loading and unloading.
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Thumbtack Customer
My movers from A2B Movers proved me that not all movers are the same. I got the best guys who were working on my moving. With their professional work, punctuality and openness for communication it was impossible for the moving to go wrong. I have read reviews of movers being cheats and thugs but with A2B everything seemed all simple and to the point with no hidden charges.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
My movers from A2B Movers proved me that not all movers are the same. I got the best guys who were working on my moving. With their professional work, punctuality and openness for communication it was impossible for the moving to go wrong. I have read reviews of movers being cheats and thugs but with A2B everything seemed all simple and to the point with no hidden charges.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Telissa M.
Move was so fast and simple. Every mover was polite and accommodating. I never thought a move could go so well. Thank you!
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Thumbtack Customer
I didn’t have a deadline but the two days move surely got me surprised in a good way. I ended up moved in San Jose and thanks to A2B Movers the moving was professional and safe. Beyond grateful for them!
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Chris H.
Incredible moving experience - the team that helped with our move was courteous and patient, offering help and recommendations for our entire move throughout. Would highly recommend for anyone.
"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving  (Veteran owner)"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving (Veteran owner)
Thumbtack Customer
My move went very smooth. No hidden charges, movers very friendly.
Willow Glen ServicesWillow Glen Services
Thumbtack Customer
The best part of working with A2B Movers is that they kept the move simple and stuck to the basics.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
The moving with A2B was absolutely easy. With a full family worth of belongings it was a piece of cake for these movers.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Walter arranged a fine moving deal for us. As the moving was local there was definitely not much of a distance but yes there was a lot of stuff to be moved. We hired the correct company. Thanks A2B...
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Just completed a move with A2B Movers, they were exceptional and did a fantastic job in completing our move in just one day. A big thanks to Smith and his team.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
John M.
This is one of the most professional company I have worked with. The movers offered me a fantastic deal which would be completed soon. We just had a studio home to move. It was like a piece of cake for these movers. It took them all of a day to complete the move.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Mukhil A.
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Roshani S.
I got my moving done by Albert and it was very smooth, good quality service, inexpensive compared to other movers. Nice people! I would recommend their services for moving!
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Ravi R.
I needed a heavy treadmill moved to my house. The movers were very professional, courteous, and punctual. The cost was very reasonable. I highly recommend Moving Services Transport.
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Giana D.
Highly recommend Tony’s movers! So professional and did the best job moving a large hutch.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Alfred T.
We had 2 movers move furniture from a one bedroom condo on the second floor to single family home. The movers were efficient and did a good job. They worked with us and communicated well in terms of what we needed moved. Price was as expected, no surprises
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Carol K.
The two movers, Adil and Gaglar did a great job! They were punctual and moved in a timely fashion.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
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