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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.

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 Simi Valley movers
Meg B.
Great movers, no complaints. They were very careful and respectful and they even moved my big plants and a LOT of glass furniture and wall art and there were zero mishaps (I mentioned that they move plants because a lot of movers were weird about moving plants, IDK why). I highly recommend this moving company, it all went so well. They arrived on the dot when they said they would, and they sent a text to let me know they were on the way, and a second text when they were close to the new place where I was moving.
Stear Moving CompanyStear Moving Company
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
Chip M.
Outstanding job moving our pool table!
AV BilliardsAV Billiards
Tim S.
Moved the furniture without a problem. Very respectful and courteous.
The Extra Hand Professional ServicesThe Extra Hand Professional Services
Linda L.
Chris was very professional and moved everything quickly and carefully.
Muscle Movers LAMuscle Movers LA
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
Richard T.
Great experience! Arrived immediately and moved a heavy vanity up a flight of stairs!
Leah B.
Kejon was fantastic! I would highly recommend him for any moving projects.
No stress moving co.No stress moving co.
Thumbtack Customer
Really terrific guys - on time, courteous, careful, friendly. Will use them whenever we need moving services!
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Hannah K.
I hired The First Moving company a few weeks back to unload my sister in-laws UHaul. They were so quick, efficient, and professional I hired them the following week to help with our move. They showed up on time the day of the move. They were very fast and efficient when loading everything from the first location. Once they arrived to the new house they did a great job listening where furnitue and boxes went. They wrapped EVERYTHING of value and were extra careful. I just had the banister and walls painted and they were very careful to not hit them. At the end of the day they even helped my husband mount our 75 inch TV over the fireplace at no extra charge! I would recommend them to anyone looking for movers.
The First Moving CompanyThe First Moving Company
Judi C.
Great job. Already passed the company onto friends who are moving soon I will use them again in the future.
Top Notch Transportation LLCTop Notch Transportation LLC
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
Thumbtack Customer
Victor & Mina were terrific. They were professional and considerate of my furniture. They took the time to do the job right and to my satisfaction. I would definitely use American Movers again. My friend observed them and asked for a business card for her future move all based on how Mina & Victor presented themselves.
My American Movers Inc.My American Movers Inc.
Brent M.
Best movers I ever had. Careful and efficient. Show up on time and work Hard non stop. Highly recommend
Elite Moving & transportation inc.Elite Moving & transportation inc.
Thumbtack Customer
He and his helper arrived on time. Took care with my items and had me moved in the alloted time. Thanks so much!
Ron's Junk RemovalRon's Junk Removal
Thumbtack Customer
These Guys were great! On time, respectful, hard working! I did not had to tell them what to do; they took it up on themselves to help me move, they did not wonder around taking a break or anything... If I have to move again I will contract them again without a doubt. Great job guys, thanks again! Lee Torres (Simi Valley CA)
TC MoversTC Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional men. Were able to fit in a very last minute move and made the experience a great one. They were very fast and very friendly.
Daddy Movers delivery service / Junk RemovalDaddy Movers delivery service / Junk Removal
Julie H.
Kuka did a great job facilitating the move. They all worked quickly, were courteous and friendly. I feel it was a great value and would hire them again in Heartbeat.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Kind, great manners, great movers, willing to go the extra mile! Got a big top from me because I appreciate competent workers. Thank you!
TC MoversTC Movers
Kheti F.
The guys at MK Moving Company are personable, attentive, fast, and they have the best rate I’ve seen so far. They were flexible with the time window and they even allowed me to push back my pick up time on the day of my appointment. This is a quality company that works around your needs. Do yourself a favor and book them!
David P.
I do not recommend Roadrunner Moving Company. I set up a time with Jason Ellis, the owner, after he jokingly said his guys would be busy watching a boxing match on Saturday, so we decided on Sunday. Sunday rolls around, no Roadrunner crew came. If you value your time, I suggest looking elswhere.
Roadrunner Moving Co.Roadrunner Moving Co.
Derek G.
J&G are awesome!! From our first conversation to them leaving our new home after unloading our belongings, they were professional, courteous, prompt, and quick to respond to any questions. Their entire crew was super, and they hustled the entire time. If you are looking for a worry free moving experience, you can not go wrong with J&G.
J&G Full Service MovingJ&G Full Service Moving
Indira K.
I found Zane because I needed someone to help move my couch urgently. Zane and his associate were incredibly helpful in doing this. They arrived promptly and worked hard to load up my large couch in an efficient and timely manner. They were very polite and professional throughout the process. We are so grateful for Zane’s help and will not hesitate to contact him again in the future. We highly recommend hiring him for your tasks!
The Extra Hand Professional ServicesThe Extra Hand Professional Services
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