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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.

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 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. 

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.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Studio City movers
Olivia E.
Sanya and Aktore are amazingly fast and professional! They wrapped and moved everything so quickly, never moving stuff by myself again!
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Thumbtack Customer
News Moving is efficient and professional. Thanks!
News Moving CompanyNews Moving Company
Evan S.
Great work with my move, thanks!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
David g.
These guys busted their ass and got our entire place moved in the time that we allotted to them. Highly recommend!! We are hiring again for 2 moves this year.
Redline movingRedline moving
Erica D.
Great guys and moved my things with care.
Lisa S.
The movers were great! They showed up on time, did the move carefully and efficiently and were really nice guys. I was very happy and would use them again.
Simple MovingSimple Moving
Tara S.
Amazing amazing. Best movers I have ever had.
24 Seven Moving24 Seven Moving
Meg A.
Be on time, be efficient, move quickly, don't loose part of furniture.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Salina M.
These guys were great for what we needed. We had a few big items left over from our move and these guys were swift and easy. Super friendly movers and efficient. Highly recommend.
Baka moving and servicesBaka moving and services
Gloria L.
My job was not a big one - moving mahogany furniture from one storage to another. Russell and Dimitrii were prompt, professional, loading and unloading with ease and great care. More importantly, they helped me dispose of boxes of hard cover books which had been in storage for over 7 years. I had changed my mind many times about what to be moved from my house, when the move would be. Russell was always responsive and accommodating. These young guys will be my go-to guys for local moves.
Ashlea G.
The Nomad Movers overall were great and got the job done! I’m giving 4 stars because we got two movers. One was quick and nimble, the other kept moaning the whole time that he was tired and by the end of it, he sat in the truck while the other mover finalized everything. That said, I don’t think this one mover should be a reflection on the company, so I would book with them again in the hopes that we don’t get someone who complains about the job they’ve been hired to do.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Amanda v.
Mightiest Movers showed up at nine am on the dot, got straight to work and were very professional. I was very pleased with the job and will be reaching out to them again for further moves. Donald was easy to get into contact with and was very helpful.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Dev F.
I had a last-minute move and everything went so smoothly! I’m relieved I went with these guys. Sent in a quote request and got a ten-minute text heads up before they called me to discuss details, which was cool! My move was smaller and they found a fair rate for me (I appreciated their flexibility - have you ever had to move twice in two weeks before? It’s very expensive lol) Best part, the two movers I had today were AMAZING. Friendly, communicative, really fast. Watching them wrap my couch as quickly as they did had me in awe. They handled narrow walkways and tight turns with no scratches on my walls or doorways at either apartment. Just really efficient. Such a great value, and I’ll be in touch next time I need to move!
Baka moving and servicesBaka moving and services
Cindy B.
Extremely flexible with my last minute move, nice and polite, went the extra mile. Highly recommend.
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Dan S.
Everything was excellent. Friendly, fast, efficient. Couldn't be happier with the move. I would absolutely hire them again.
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Michele D.
So happy I chose Shift It Moving to help me with my move today. We had been in our 2 BR townhouse for 7 years and had A LOT of stuff. They were on time, easy to work with, professional and did an awesome job overall. 5 Stars! Would definitely recommend!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Teresa R.
Not the same company I hired online. The moving truck did not have the company name or logo and the truck was beaten up with some faded tagging on it. None of the movers had the Nomad Logo on shirts. Not professional at all. Did they get the job done? Yes - was it efficient? No. Would not recommend for hire for lack of transparency.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Hannah C.
Rick and his son and helped us move the last large items into our new home. They were lovely to work with.
Rick's simple movingRick's simple moving
Thitidapha J.
My husband and I just moved to a new apartment closed to the previous one. We have a lot of stuff especially the heavy ones. 24Seven Moving is a good choice for us. They are so professional; I can tell from the way they wrapped our stuff like TV, Sofa, etc. It’s so fast. Both of them made a difficult task looks like it’s super easy. It took us about 3 hours to move from 1 bedroom to 2 bedrooms apartments with stairs. You will not be disappointed if you hire them! :)
24 Seven Moving24 Seven Moving
Thumbtack Customer
We found A Plus through Thumb Tack. Felix the owner was incredibly professional with above and beyond service he was easy to reach and responsive. Nothing was to much trouble. He helped us getting a great price on boxes, tape and any other material we needed for the move. On the day of the move, Felix sent his team led by Jose. Jose and the team were fantastic, really professional, great attitude and very hard working. The move was completed with everything in tact!! I will be sure to recommend them to anyone I know.
Kobe MovingKobe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Sky Moving is an extremely professional company. I have never met a team of movers who really take care of each item and work so efficiently! I would give them 10 stars if we had the option! So thankful to them for their services and I highly recommend them!! Awesome job gentlemen!
Sky MovingSky Moving
Kathy K.
He was the first one to call me after I posted my request and took care of all the details in minutes. I was moving heavy furniture around my house. He was very professional and he and his helper moved everything for me with total patience for my indecision. I would definitely hire them again!
Michael H.
I was apprehensive about using this service since it was a new listing, and had only a couple of reviews. But James was super friendly, showed up at the pickup destination 15 minutes earlier than he needed to, and was quick with the task of moving two couches. He was really responsive with questions, and I'd absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a mover!
StableStackServices LLCStableStackServices LLC
Melissa R.
Super fast communication and they did an amazing job with a pretty tricky move with a big couch into a small building! Will use again for sure
Kimberly H.
Alex and his team moved my client from LA to Dallas. It was a full service pack of a 1500 sq ft, 2/2 with study. The best part is, there was NOOO waiting! The move happened on a Wednesday and the items were delivered by the following Monday! They were friendly, informative, and a great price! My only advice or take aways from it was that I wished they would have labeled the boxes and kept them separate--all kitchen items, or all guest room items. That's what I have had in previous full service moves. I am huge on organization so I would have preferred things be separate and labeled by room/area, to make the unpacking easier, but the most important part was nothing was broken or missing :). I would definitely refer them to anyone moving from Cali
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
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