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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 Santee movers
James E.
Great job moving tree into place.
Done For You Handyman & MoversDone For You Handyman & Movers
Donna K.
Very attentive to my needs during a stressful move.
Venture ConceptsVenture Concepts
Joel G.
I couldn’t have been happier with the team that helped us move. They were on time, fast, and friendly. Really glad I choose them for our move, I highly recommend them.
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Chad C.
CJ and his team were excellent! They completely packed and moved my 3 bedroom house in about 13 hours. I was in a crunch for time and they came through, I will definitely contact them about moving back home! Thanks CJ!
Awesome Assembly ServicesAwesome Assembly Services
Thumbtack Customer
No longer a moving company apparently (cleaners?) but I liked the guys. They worked hard and did a good job.
MM CleaningMM Cleaning
Krista R.
I had a great experience! They were on time and worked very hard during a heat wave. They were unsure how big the job would be and showed up with an extra moving truck and extra men Incase it was needed. It wasn’t needed so they left. The movers worked fast and handled our furniture with care.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
On time, very helpful. Did a great job, good price and pleasant guys to help make the move much easier. Thanks Rhino!
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Samantha S.
Luiz was great in responding to messages. David and Fabio were great in moving items. Guys worked hard and took care of my items.
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Brittany S.
Had never used movers before but I'm so glad I did. The guys worked efficiently and nothing was damaged. Would use them again.
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Debbie M.
The overall experience was Supreme . The hiring was super easy. Great app was used to schedule and confirm. The two men who moved us were incredibly polite, cordial, and very fast.
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Anna S.
Thanks to Johnny and his quick response we were able to have a very heavy piece of equipment moved. He was very helpful and courteous. Would definitely use them again!
Junk HulkJunk Hulk
Thumbtack Customer
Everything was as smooth as possible. They arrived on time. They were more careful with my stuff than I probably would've been. They kept me informed of everything they were doing at all times. Never wasted a single minute of my time. It was a much less stressful day once I figured out I could just let them do their work and wouldn't have to stand over them and watch / coordinate their every move. I'd hire Rhino for any move I have to do. Excellent service.
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Daniela A.
Luiz was awesome from the very beginning. He was professional in all correspondence and prompt in responding to my questions. On the day of, he texted me when he was on his way and arrived on time. He and Henry worked quickly and were very careful on making sure not to hit any walls and caring for each and every one of our belongings. I'm telling everyone I know about what an awesome job they did and how great this whole experience was. We're moving in November and Truck Easy will be the first company I contact to see if they'll be available to move us into our new home. Thank you for making this a painless experience!
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Great job. Organized took great care of my furniture. Nothing broken. Thank U. I would recommend globe to move you. The do supply wardrobe boxes at no charge but you must unload boxes when they ate delivered, or purchase at $15.00 per box.
Globe Moving Group, Inc.Globe Moving Group, Inc.
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