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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.

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 Sunnyvale movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moving becomes easy with silicon valley luxury moving! They called up 30min before, came on-time, handle and move professionally!
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Meghna M.
I scheduled the move less than a week before the move out. Two friends movers were very responsive and helpful throughout the process. The movers came on time, were very professional and did a great job moving all my stuff with proper care. I highly recommend them.
Sowmya S.
They were pretty quick with the move. We had to move a bed, table, chair and about 10 bags/boxes to a place 5 miles away. They finished the move in an hour. Great experience.
Moving, landscaping and more inc.Moving, landscaping and more inc.
Thumbtack Customer
They were punctual for the appointment, efficient in moving my boxes and furniture out and very careful with moving it to my new place. No walls scratched, nothing seriously damaged. The move was no fuss. They are highly recommended.
Prasanth G.
Awesome movers!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Angela E.
The organisation of the move was efficiently done via email. The movers were very punctual turning up just before the time they were due. The move went smoothly with no issues and we were happy with the job.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Kennith J.
Awesome movers!
OneClick Moving Services LLCOneClick Moving Services LLC
Linda F.
I worked with Gio to coordinate my residential move - Gio was super responsive and helpful throughout the process! Before speaking with Truket, I was feeling super overwhelmed since it was my first time having to find professional movers and I had heard horror stories from friends with their own past moves. Also, my move required two drop-off locations with a tight move-out window. Overall, my experience with Truket was great! Gio answered all my questions patiently and I appreciated how transparent and professional the company's process was to book. ex. They provide an invoice with the agreed rate so no hidden fees or unexpected change-ups the day of. Also, I was confident the movers would show up since booking required a small deposit so there was accountability that my move was scheduled and the movers would show. I will be recommending Truket to any of my friends moving in the future!
Kalyanaraman K.
Very smooth move.
Bj’s Cleaning ServicesBj’s Cleaning Services
Sol K.
Leclair Moving gave an extremely competitive flat rate fee and was very efficient and effective in moving all my bedroom furniture.
Leclair MovingLeclair Moving
John D.
Smart Moving provided great service and were very responsive throughout the process. I would definitely use their moving service again.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Ankit B.
These movers are great. They were on time and took good care of all our furniture. The 2 movers were also very quick in their work.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick was fantastic! He arrived with his team on time, took great care at moving all of our items and completed the move in quick time.
Patrick FrederickPatrick Frederick
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are awesome. They moved my reclining sofa's today and their service is really good. Their price is also really good. I will definitely recommend this movers.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Melissa L.
Thank you for making the move quick and painless! I was expecting the move to take at least 3 hours and was delighted the move was done in 2 hours. Thank you for taking the time to read all the box labels and for taking extra special care of all the fragile items.
"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving  (Veteran owner)"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving (Veteran owner)
Arvind B.
They were on time and finished moving on time.
Victor MoranVictor Moran
Tiffany L.
Very good moving and packing service!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Matt N.
Friend's Moving did a great job. They showed up on time (a few minutes early), moved items quickly and efficiently, and it was overall very smooth. Would recommend.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Mark H.
I had pure movers help me out with an in-town move from a 4th floor condo to a house. I had three guys come out to help with the move. They were all friendly and took care of my belongings as if they were their own. I've never seen so much padding being used! Thank you so much to Nicolas and his crew for helping make this move a breeze!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Zack L.
Nothing but good things to say about moving services transport. They were able to help us move on very short notice and did an excellent and professional job. Highly recommend.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Vineet S.
I’d like to thanks scott and team for helping me move my stuffs. Team did the moving well in time and very smoothly. They were before time which was awesome.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Shilpa G.
I used Scott Merrill’s for a local move. I booked the move 2 weeks in advance and Scott and I discussed details for around 20 minutes. Based on this, he gave me an estimate. On the move date, the three movers, Richard, Jose and Juan arrived exactly on time. They wrapped up all furniture carefully. All furniture and fragile stuff arrived without a single nick. They took care to not damage any walls, doors or floors in the moving process. Richard who has been working in this company for 20 years directed the effort. The total came to within the estimate Scott had initially given me. Very professional, polite and organized movers. Highly recommend and will use them again.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Thumbtack Customer
Good service and good price. They were a lot cheaper than a lot of other moving services. The movers showed up a little late and didn't have the tools to disassemble the bed, but we made it work and they got me moved up to San Francisco in no time. I would definitely use their service again.
Willow Glen ServicesWillow Glen Services
Masheed A.
Scott and his team arrived on time, handled my move with care and efficiency and was professional from start to finish. Would recommend him to anyone that is looking to move in the Bay Area!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Natalie G.
By far the BEST moving company I have ever worked with. The amount of professionalism and care was above and beyond, especially during the chaos of Covid-19. They were extremely careful moving my items out and moving everything into my new apartment. I went from a one bedroom to a huge studio apartment and they completed the job in 2 hours and 13 mins. I was given a 3 hour window and there was a 22 min drive between the apartments, along with 2 flights of stairs for the apartments. Next time I move, I will definitely go with Smart People Moving!! I HIGHLY recommend them!!
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
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