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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 Clara movers
Thumbtack Customer
My wife and I had no problems moving with A2B Movers because the company and their movers were excellently prepared for our moving in every way. The companies quote was the cheapest and they offered us with the best packing and moving resources to make the move damage free. They were punctual, organized and fast. The moving was affordable and finished within 3 days.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
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
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
Namit G.
Awesome moving experience
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Norma F.
great experience..moving is not fun but this team at two friends movers did a terrific job,very satisfied customer. Norma Fernandez
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
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 TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Tracy S.
Great experience Fast move.
Tony's moversTony's movers
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
Suresh N.
Best moving experience ever!
Everlasting Moving LLCEverlasting Moving LLC
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
Pamela V.
TK delivery and moving services are very efficient. The moved our 2 by 2 apartment in 4 hours. Our apartment was on the 3rd floor. Guys were well behaved and presented themselves nicely. They moved most of the furniture without any damage. They charged what we agreed on. Bo extra charge for bringing regular moving supplies. Our moving time was 4 hours 10 min and they charged prorated rate for the additional 10 mins. Affordable and great service. Will be recommending them to friends as well.
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!
Pascal L.
These are piano pros. They took great care in moving the baby grand. Careful disassembly, wrapping, move, delivery and reassembly. Knowledgeable and efficient. Reasonable pricing too. Highly recommended.
Starlight PianosStarlight Pianos
Thumbtack Customer
The Best Moving option in and around the Bay area.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Yongjun J.
Thanks Steve for the most punctual move ever 👍
"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving  (Veteran owner)"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving (Veteran owner)
Thumbtack Customer
Had a impressive experience with My Move. First, the sales Rep. Richard is very responsive and responsible. His quote is fair and reasonable, lower than many other movers. For moving your stuff, you don't want to go for the extremely low quote as some of your personal memories simply cannot be replaced. Richard also went beyond and forward to respond my follow-up emails during and after the move. It's quite nice to have him acting as a "case manager", I appreciate this personal touch. Their moving team is also efficient and detail-oriented. They disassemble and assemble our furnitures with care. The moving went pleasant and smoothly. No water damage, no boxes broke. Totally 5 star!
My MoveMy Move
Raviteja g.
Good movers. Will hire them again. Reasonable price.
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks for the exceptional moving job you did for us.
A2B Movers, Inc.A2B Movers, Inc.
Kartik S.
Excellent and smooth movers, will definitely rehire for future requirements
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Thumbtack Customer
The service was excellent! The movers were very efficient and had all the tools necessary to protect our items. The price was fair and I appreciated how professional the movers were. Thank you very much!
Sunny Express Moving Co.Sunny Express Moving Co.
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