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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 Santa Ana movers
Andrea R.
Mightiest Movers helped me so much! My original movers cancelled on me the day before my move. I contacted Mightiest Movers and they responded immediately and were able to move me the very next day! They were incredibly communicative which I appreciated! Answered all of my questions and I had no concerns or doubts! They were so great to work with and helped me move everything, including moving things up and down stairs!!! They are great. Highly recommend.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
This move went really well. We have a huge couch that is a pain to move but they made it work! They were so helpful and made the move as easy as possible.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Nicole K.
I needed to move a couple of sofas and The Little Movers were excellent! They assessed the situation, made sure to adequately wrap and protect my sofas, measure before moving in tight spaces etc. would definitely call them again
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
Thomas G.
Amazing movers. No time wasted. Quick and efficient. Could not ask for anything more. Best moving experience I have ever had!
Clever MovingClever Moving
Alexander K.
Local Trucks helped me with a quick local move to a studio. They were very friendly and got the move done within two hours.
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Jeff G.
It went terrific! Our movers were fantastic. Extremely well! Helpful, friendly and professional. They were efficient, capable, pleasant and easy to work with. Owner checked in with us on a regular basis prior to our move to confirm details. We will definitely use them again when we move into our new home. Will hire Qshark Moving Company in Los Angeles in the future and recommend them to friends & family.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Julio D.
I:m very happy with Tyler doing moving. He is fast, organized and cares about everything. You'll make the right choice with Tyler helping you to move out.
Christopher C.
Great experience, my movers were amazing!
Business ClosedBusiness Closed
Sue H.
The Mightiest Movers are a top notch moving service! These gentlemen are experienced, organized, and personable. Donald was quick to respond to all questions, and our furniture was carefully handled. Very highly recommend!!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Shane M.
Guys were great got it done quick and without any damage. These guys I’ll definitely recommend to anyone who’s moving. They’ve earned my business for the next move.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Completely unreliable. Flaked without any notice and left me scrambling to find a mover on the day of my move. He first said truck broke down and then said phone died.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Joshua T.
Noah was great. Prompt, careful, and quick move. Much appreciated!
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Nicole s.
What a breeze moving was with these guys! They were on time (early even). Very professional, took excellent care of our furniture and were really nice. Such a great experience! We will be using MyMovers for all our moves in the future!
Sofia F.
We are so happy we chose Qshark, they were affordable and the move was seamless. All the furniture was packed and wrapped accordingly, we just finished arranging furniture and all our pieces were intact. The movers were nice and efficient, we searched through multiple companies and several mentioned movers who were milking the clock so we were happy to see Qshark being fast but also very thorough! They even moved my super heavy industrial sewing machine and full size washers with no issues, Made our life easier 😌👏🏼
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Aubrey M.
Aleks was awesome! He moved our piano with care and his prices are very reasonable.
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Mimi G.
The two movers worked really hard all day, and did a great job, m
Bassa Logistic Inc.Bassa Logistic Inc.
David L.
Jennifer, Steve, and Justin did a great job with a small move. They arrived early, worked efficiently and non-stop, and completed the job in less time than originally quoted, saving me money. Will definitely hire this crew when I have to move again.
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Luis C.
They were helpful and got me out of bind with another mover. Honest with their work and time sheet
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Caroline H.
THESE ARE YOUR MOVING GUYS! I was beyond impressed with Rigo and his team. I moved from OC to LA this week, and Rigo made it a seamless and stress free process. They were on time, diligent in packing, efficient on time, super friendly and easy to work with, careful (nothing broken or scratched), and their rates were very fair! I would highly recommend them to anyone in OC looking for movers to help make the stressful process of relocating a whole lot easier. Thanks again guys!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Zoi H.
My movers Kuka and Victor arrived and moved me with promptness. I was worried I would be overcharged but they were very speedy. I only had one bedroom worth of stuff and it took a total of 3 hours to move. 2 to pack up and 1 to unload. That included dismantling and reassembling furniture. Nothing broken or scratched and they were very polite as well. I am pleased with Nomad’s services. I really was nervous at first but they did right by me! Thanks again
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Bob G.
Everything went great, this time around my move was pretty challenging but this guys delivered! Thank you
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Abby D.
We were in a time crunch and these movers came through last minute. They showed up and made our move happen within 3 hours. The gentlemen were friendly and assisted us with all we ask. We would highly recommend them and would use them again !! Thank you !!
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Tiffany T.
The guys that helped me moved were responsive, diligent, and very hard working. They took great care in wrapping all of my belongings and didn’t waste any time at all. I appreciated how professional and organized they were with everything. The move was much less painful with their help. I will use them again!
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Moved piano and took apart a king bed frame and assembled new. Super nice guys, did a perfect job!
My American Movers Inc.My American Movers Inc.
Debbie M.
The Local Trucks team did a great job moving my daughter's apartment items from OC to SD. They were professional, friendly and really hustled to get the job done. They even did us a favor and picked up extra boxes and brought them on the morning of the move. I highly recommend their service and would definitely hire them again!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
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