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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.

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.

Reviews for Thousand Oaks movers
Joel S.
Hired Felix for my move to Woodland Hills from Thousand Oaks. Every item handled with care and moved quickly. Would highly recommend for your moving needs
Kobe MovingKobe Moving
Jay R.
Inception moving exceeded my expectations in every way! They showed up on time with a professional box truck and blankets. They took extra care of the items they were moving and were super professional. I highly recommend them for small moves!
Inception MovingInception Moving
Lauren B.
Found them days before moving and were quick to respond and was exactly the service I was looking for! They came and wrapped all my furniture with blankets, absolutely nothing was damaged in the move. Made my move way easier and totally stress free!
MAN AND A VAN  Moving HelpMAN AND A VAN Moving Help
Andrew R.
Kobe Moving was very responsive and got me booked last minute. Edwin & Moose, my movers, were very professional and efficient. I am so satisfied that I have already referred a friend, who is moving this month, to use them.
Kobe MovingKobe Moving
Larry T.
The Moober team did an awesome job with moving our boxes to public storage. We're definitely considering them for our main move as well.
Moober Moving SolutionsMoober Moving Solutions
Shar J.
Stable Stack Movers is an excellent company. James did a local move for me, and I'm very please with his service. James is responsive, respectful, hard working, honest, punctual, and professional. I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a mover or handyman. I will definitely use him again when I need a mover or handyman. Excellent value. Fortunate to have found him and very pleased with his service.
StableStackServices LLCStableStackServices LLC
Sancy H.
Thanks Quick Moves for making my move from Thousand Oaks to Eugene, OR as painless as possible. Everything you said you would do, you did. Very much recommend.
Quick MovesQuick Moves
Dan A.
Movers we great! No problems and very professional and kind.
Jacqueline W.
The gentlemen who helped me out were friendly and very professional. They responded promptly to all my text messages. They were flexible with my schedule. They were very clear on how long it would take to move my item and the total cost. They did not exceed their estimate. I had an unusual item to move and they offered great suggestions to help prepare the item for them to safely move it. It was safely moved, no damage. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone
Thumbtack Customer
We had a grand piano moved quite a distance and had to go up several flights of stairs (8-10 steps) into a bedroom. The men were very professional and explained the moving process as they went.
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Charles M.
Polite, efficient. Worked very well with my plan for the move. Completely satisfied.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Jessica M.
I highly recommend Top Notch Moving & Transportation. They made my move so easy and hassle free. I really like how well they took care of all my stuff. I would totally use them again and they have a quick response time.
Top Notch Moving & Transportation LLCTop Notch Moving & Transportation LLC
Rachel o.
Quick Moves responded promptly to my query for help, gave me the most reasonable rate of anyone I contacted, showed up early, worked efficiently, and were very professional. I would contact them again any time I need help with a moving job!!
Quick MovesQuick Moves
Joseph B.
They came in organized my move. Got it done quickly and professionally. I would hire them again.
Bulky Bros Inc.Bulky Bros Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Ron was great. He moved a bookcase for me. He brought a helper but it turned out to be heavier than first thought. They were so gracious and had to move it up stairs. It was hard work and they did not complain at all even though it was heavy. I would definitely use Ron again!!
Ron's Junk RemovalRon's Junk Removal
Krystal S.
Incredibly helpful, professional, quick and kind. The movers were patient and really cool with me. They were fast too!
AB Moving & Storage COAB Moving & Storage CO
Larry T.
The guys from LA moving we’re amazing. They took excellent direction and got everything done that I needed to do.
LA Moving SolutionsLA Moving Solutions
Jamie M.
They men worked quickly and efficiently. They had a lot of heavy gym equipment to move and they did a great job. We will definitely use again.
The First Moving CompanyThe First Moving Company
Fernanda L.
Chris and his brother were super careful and did everything super fast. First time hiring movers and it was worth every penny.
Redline movingRedline moving
David S.
They were great showed on time. Very professional. Worked with great care. Moved a very difficult and heavy glass and metal oversized door up a flight of steps and stayed to help position it on the rails. I will definitely use them for any moving or delivery situations that arise. It’s nice to have people you can count on to work these days. These guys were it!
MAN AND A VAN  Moving HelpMAN AND A VAN Moving Help
Miriam S.
Was very happy with the 24 Seven Moving guys. They were friendly with a helpful attitude & very careful with our furniture. Would hire them again.
24 Seven Moving24 Seven Moving
Susanne M.
Responded very quickly. Came out same day. Excellent work on a difficult job moving a heavy bbq island into our backyard. Will definitely use again!
Inception MovingInception Moving
Selina F.
Hired them late in the evening to do heavy furniture moving the next morning. They responded immediately to schedule, set a time, showed up, and helpfully did all the work!
Roberts Transport and RemovalRoberts Transport and Removal
Mike G.
Showed up on time. Knew what we needed to get our move done. Finished within our estimated time. Great value. Reasonable price. Very satisfied with the result.
“Flexible Steel” Movers/Cleaners!“Flexible Steel” Movers/Cleaners!
Roxanne B.
Conrad and his employees are the best!! They packed and moved me, wrapped all the furniture and there was not one thing broken or missing when I unpacked. I can’t say enough about how great they are. I have to also say a very reasonable price. If you need a mover I recommend Conrad, he is also very personable and does little extras. I am so happy with his work that I have already recommended him to several people. Thank you Conrad, Roxanne B
Conrad's Hauling, Delivery & Moving ServiceConrad's Hauling, Delivery & Moving Service
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