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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 Santa Clara movers
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly movers, they move fast and are gentle with their touch, would ask them to move again in the future.
MK MovingMK Moving
Gladys a.
It was an easy move for us, everything was smooth and the movers really nice ! Punctual and hard workers ! I definitely recommend this moving service.
Move Me DoMove Me Do
Edward E.
Friend’s Moving Service was right on time and moved my older piano with respect and utmost care.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Imran H.
Fantastic service. I needed to move a very heavy treadmill, and Luis moved it. I would highly recommend his team for your future moves. I am keeping his contact for future.
Domínguez Logistics LLCDomínguez Logistics LLC
Namit G.
Awesome moving experience
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Vjeko M.
Leclair Moving crew did a great job in moving our 2 bedroom from SF to Santa Clara. They were punctual, professional and fun! Would definitely hire again and recommend if you are moving around the Bay Area.
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Rashmi A.
The movers were great and punctual. They finished moving everything in under two hours and were super efficient. Great at communicating too!
The Apartment MoversThe Apartment Movers
Norma F.
great experience..moving is not fun but this team at two friends movers did a terrific job,very satisfied customer. Norma Fernandez
Marvin D.
Richard and crew are the real deal! Absolute professionals who actually care about the moving process. All furniture was well padded/wrapped and lots of care taken to not damage the house or floors when moving stuff. If you are researching movers, stop that and hire these guys - u won’t regret it. Cheers to Scott for estimating the entire move with all the little details!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Tracy S.
Great experience Fast move.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Suresh N.
Best moving experience ever!
Everlasting Moving LLCEverlasting Moving LLC
Fatima M.
The guys were very professional. The moving was smooth, they did the job fast and with care. I highly recommend this company for doing you moving.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Sivapriya K.
Awesome, hazzle free experience with great value! I contacted Califast movers last minute. They responded within 3 mins and gave me super value. Movers came exactly on time and communicated well. They moved my furniture in minutes efficiently!
Robin N.
Friend's Moving Service was incredibly helpful and a fantastic use of our limited moving funds. They arrived on time, worked diligently, and loaded our trailer efficiently. I would highly recommend them if you need help with any aspect of the moving process.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Cathy P.
Horacio and assistant you sent for our moving and putting together bed and bookcases went above an beyond what was expected in move and assembly of items.
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Devika D.
Can't descrive how respectful and nice these movers are! I used Ale's movers and they went beyond my expectations. They were very responsive in communications. They came on time and managed to move everything so professionally and efficiently. I would recommend this service to my friends.
Moving, landscaping and more inc.Moving, landscaping and more inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Two Friends Movers is an incredibly kind, helpful team. They made my move quick, easy, and stress-free. Thank you guys so much!
Tushar S.
Helped me make a short move quickly and efficiently.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Raviteja g.
Good movers. Will hire them again. Reasonable price.
Kartik S.
Excellent and smooth movers, will definitely rehire for future requirements
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Disha V.
They were easy to communicate with from the start, and we hired them when we moved our 1-bedroom apartment. We packed everything ourselves. On moving day, their team was right on time, and worked efficiently and professionally to get the move done. Nothing was broken or lost. Final cost was exactly what they had quoted, no surprises.
Everlasting Moving LLCEverlasting Moving LLC
Bianca W.
The move from No Cal to So Cal happened… I assumed that going through Thumbtack that the movers would have been checked before being allowed on the site. After receiving several quotes I decided to go with Alagi Movers. His quote was not the most expensive nor the cheapest. He quoted the price to which I agreed to pay. We agreed on a date and time. Never received a contract. In fact, I sent a contract per se quoting the price and a list of the items (pictures were previously provided). On the day of the move, he showed up with 2 movers in a 12ft box truck. Upon arrival I expressed my concern that the truck was not big enough. He assured me it was…it was not. I ended up leaving several items behind, including my queen mattress and box spring. On unload day Alagi arrived with 2 different movers. Everything was going as scheduled until about 30 minutes or so before the move was completed. He asked me for an additional $400 in addition to the amount that we had already agreed to. I’ve heard of movers doing this but this was the first time I had personally experienced it. His reasoning for asking was that he had to hire an additional man for each part of the move. I paid the additional amount because I did not want the remaining items, which included my 70 in TV, to be held hostage. Hard lesson learned for me. Buyer beware! Use for local moves only.
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I had to move all my stuff from 1st, 2nd floor and 3rd floor. There were lot of boxes and furniture that needed to be moved. Very professional work and the work was done in shortest time possible.
🇺🇸HUSTLEandMUSCLE •Veteran Owned🇺🇸🇺🇸HUSTLEandMUSCLE •Veteran Owned🇺🇸
Manjiri m.
Hired them after reading good reviews but did not meet our expectations. Movers walked in our home without gloves and masks. We gave them gloves to wear and insisted on wearing mask. One of the movers wore it but another one still carried on without mask during entire moving process. They were fast to move the stuff which I appreciate. But 2 days after moving we figured out our bed was assembled very hastily and we found nuts from assembly falling down on floor. Our Bed is already making very irritating squeaking noise. Now we have to lift mattress ourselves and check for assembly again.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Marian L.
Excellent experience with Moving Services Transport! Scott responded promptly with quote and to work out details of move. Arrived within given time window and completed the job efficiently and professionally. Will definitely use MST again in the future.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
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