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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

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.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Simi Valley movers
Kheti F.
Redline moving is a great company to hire especially for long distancing moving in a pinch. The movers were punctual and I appreciated how quickly they responded to my call. They moved all my furniture without damaging a thing and placed them exactly where I wanted them with no hassle. I would 100% recommend them to a friend!
RedLine companyRedLine company
Susan C.
Used nextgen to move a piano. The whole process was very professional. They responded to all my questions quickly. The moving crew was punctual and took care while moving the piano. I am very happy i went with this company
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Tony A.
Andy and Jacob did a great job for our moving. They were on time and worked hard. They are very reliable. Highly recommend this team for your move!
Movers ProMovers Pro
Andy B.
On time and professional. Made the move easy
One Day MoversOne Day Movers
Ted E.
They were a great team really helpful. Really nice people respectful and got the done they even helped move clean out and move an old refrigerator away.
Halls Hauling & Handyman / Cleaning ServicesHalls Hauling & Handyman / Cleaning Services
Sada D.
ASAR moving folks did an amazing job of packaging/loading furniture and house hold stuff including some of the heavier items with care, and organized very well in the loading vehicle using the space very well for the move. You can never go wrong with this crew for your move.
ASAR Moving and DeliveryASAR Moving and Delivery
Keith S.
Excellent movers. Polite and caring. I would
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Chip M.
Outstanding job moving our pool table!
AV BilliardsAV Billiards
Thumbtack Customer
excellent experience. Movers were on time, courteous, professional.
Sky MovingSky Moving
Amanda S.
Did a great hob. Moved everything at a reasonable price !
Linda L.
Chris was very professional and moved everything quickly and carefully.
Muscle Movers LAMuscle Movers LA
Tim S.
Moved the furniture without a problem. Very respectful and courteous.
The Extra Hand Professional ServicesThe Extra Hand Professional Services
Ya S.
I would recommend this moving company, amazing customer service.
Redline movingRedline moving
Richard T.
Great experience! Arrived immediately and moved a heavy vanity up a flight of stairs!
Martin R.
Everyone knows how stressful it can be in a move, luckily nomad movers helped ease a lot of that stress. I had constant and constant questions and they replied in a very timely professional manner. they were nothing but patient with me and the workers that came and helped my move were amazing, fast and very careful and understanding of my situation. Jona the mover was very respectful and asked to double check everything with me before hand. For the price and service I don't know why you would go anywhere else. If I could rate them higher I would.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Ed R.
I needed a mover to move me from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. I hired Orda Movers and they were amazing. At 8:00 in the morning they started loading my stuff. They arrived at my home in Las Vegas at 6:30 that evening. By the time they unloaded everything it was close to midnight. The crew led by Nick was incredible. Not one single thing got broken or damaged. Nick and his crew was fantastic, and professional and courteous for the entire project. They work hard and definitely get the job done. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a short or long distance move. 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!!
Orda MovingOrda Moving
Thumbtack Customer
For moving stuff to my new apartment, I approached BK Movers LA through Thumbtack. Their quote was reasonable and the conversations with Jaden gave confidence that my moving will happen smoothly. Infact Jaden was flexible and accomodated my last minute change in schedule. They are totally professional, reported on time and completed the job within estimated time. I am thoroughly satisfied and happy customer and strongly recommend anyone who want to use their services.
BK Movers LABK Movers LA
Jeannine D.
I appreciated them relocating our heavy furniture/items to different rooms/garage and upstairs at our home. They did a great job! Worked fast. Helped move items I hadn’t previously asked to have moved. Overall, I would use them again!
LA Moving SolutionsLA Moving Solutions
Tom J.
Tom and Andrew were great! Couldn’t have don’t my move without them! Highly recommend!
Genius MovingGenius Moving
Becky D.
100% STAY AWAY!!! First they changed our moving time the day before. Then the guy shows up an hour late. When he finally shows up, it is only 1 GUY! How is one guy going going to move our furniture? Very unprofessional and a total waste of time.
Total MovingTotal Moving
Rachel s.
Chuva is a very sweet caring man. There was an incident that happened where my move didn’t work or happen. Chuva offered to give me a free move AND pay for my storage!! He’s the best and he clearly cares a lot about his customers and making them happy!!! Wow!! Thanks Chuva!
24 Seven Moving24 Seven Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Really terrific guys - on time, courteous, careful, friendly. Will use them whenever we need moving services!
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Savannah E.
Excellent value, very responsive! Movers were excellent and very efficient. Hope to use them again soon!
The Extra Hand Professional ServicesThe Extra Hand Professional Services
Ryan S.
Great work. They came promptly and worked efficiently. I will be call back soon to schedule my next move. Thanks
Kobe MovingKobe Moving
Kim G.
Fast, wonderful service. I was very impressed with the great work they did. Thank you for moving my huge fridge!!!
EZ Moving in LAEZ Moving in LA
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