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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.

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 Torrance movers
Gabriel M.
They did a good job with my move, all 3 movers were able to get me packed and moved in a timely fashion.
Clever MovingClever Moving
Jeff W.
This was a move for my elderly father within an assisted living facility. The move was from one apt to another within the same building and was a small move at first glance. In reality, my 87 yo father needed lots of help with packing and relocation of small personal items, such as toiletries, housewares, clothing, desktop items, etc. The movers arrived on time, worked hard and efficiently and were great at adapting to meet the needs of this situation. I happily recommend Nomad movers and would rehire them for additional moves without hesitation.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Estela G.
I've moved several times and this has been my best experience with a moving company. Juan and Luw were amazing. They were professional, efficient and extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend Spend Less For Movers! Thank you gentlemen!
Spend Less For MoversSpend Less For Movers
Trisha K.
Chris and his team did an outstanding job with our move. They were punctual, efficient, and extremely hardworking. They took excellent care of all our belongings- nothing broke, scratched or dented during the move. Tony was very accessible via phone/text prior to the move date and everything was set up efficiently. He called the day prior to the move to confirm and also during the move to see that everything was going smoothly. Overall the cost was very reasonable and very competitive compared to other moving companies. No real hidden charges, everything was explained up front. Hope we won't ever have to move again, but if we do, we will definitely hire Tony's group again. Thank you!
Tony's  delivery and laborTony's delivery and labor
Elizabeth R.
Amazing service, friendly and professional. Moved all my belongings without a problem, even helped me situate my piano in a certain way to not damage the floors. I’ve moved 12 times in 10 years, and Shift It Movers have been one of my top experiences. If you need quality service for an amazing value, don’t hesitate to get ahold of Shift It Movers!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Maria Z.
We hired Top Movers to move our furniture. They are very efficient, reliable and nice guys. They got the job done fairly quickly and none of our stuff is damaged. Highly recommended!
TOP MOVERS GLOBALTOP MOVERS GLOBAL
Pat W.
They were available with less than a 1-day notice. Reuben and Mark carefully wrapped the heavy chest and loaded it. They were courteous and either called or texted at each stage of the move. On arrival at the destination, they smoothly moved the piece up several stairs, into place, and unwrapped it. The 20-mile move of a very heavy piece took a little over an hour. I would highly recommend SoCal Movers Services. They communicate very well and met every expectation with skill and professionalism.
Gurrola’s SoCal Movers ServicesGurrola’s SoCal Movers Services
Thumbtack Customer
Great moving company! You will not go wrong with them.
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Steven Y.
I had SoCal Moving move a sectional and a sofa downstairs to my garage. The communication to obtain a quote (very competitive) and to schedule the job was timely. The day of the move, they communicated to confirm our appointment and they showed up on time. They were very friendly and took great care to wrap each piece of furniture as well as lay out blankets on the floor and balcony. The job was done quickly and to my satisfaction. I would not hesitate to use them again and would recommend them for your moving needs.
SoCal MovingSoCal Moving
Rosie J.
They were amazing, and made the moving smooth for us. Definitely would recommend.
Gold Rush MoversGold Rush Movers
Liana R.
Movers were in and out and worked efficiently. Would definitely recommend. Thanks!
ugoodmoversugoodmovers
Jane K.
Came right on time... Ended in a timely manner. Move went smoothly.
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Kenneth F.
Great Job! Came in and worked it out. See you on our next move
EJ&J moving servicesEJ&J moving services
Mike D.
They were on time did a great job and had no trouble with a sofa bed that previous movers wrestled with 😀
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Cristina T.
I was moving for the first time and decided to hire movers. I was looking around and was getting quotes from other moving companies and they all were asking general questions (ie, stairs? how many bedrooms? will we move heavy items like a piano? is the destination one or two floors? will we have to assemble/disassemble furniture? etc). When I received a quote from David, the price was very reasonable and he didn’t ask any questions AT ALL. Once the movers arrived they had to call David because there was two flights of stairs. I spoke with David and sure enough he raised the price. I was not expecting that and was very dissatisfied. It’s not my fault that he didn’t ask the proper questions ahead of time. If that was the case I would of hired other movers at a lower rate KNOWING there was two flights of stairs. I had to move so I had to use David and his crew. Jimmy, his worker, is very, very awesome and was very professional about everything. He apologized many times on behalf of David. He worked non stop and never took any breaks. He made sure all my furniture was moved without being damaged and was very alert of things that were damaged. I would recommend this company, ONLY because of Jimmy. If you decide to book them, PLEASE make sure to give all and any info to David if not you will get surprise fees when the workers arrive.
Business ClosedBusiness Closed
Linda G.
We didn't really use this company to move. I just accidentally sent them an email, they replied very quickly and politely, AFTER I told them I already booked a different mover. I like their professionalism and responsiveness. Maybe I will indeed try them next time.
Moovit4Now - Moving CompanyMoovit4Now - Moving Company
Enold P.
Donnie and his team did a great job with our move - working unti 2am to complete the complete. to comrgr
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Delfin D.
Overall, they did a good job of moving. I have to say that the initial estimation was not good and they had to get a third guy to complete the job. Of course, the hourly rate went up, which was not a problem as I knew the size of the job. Movers worked really hard to get the job done and items came safe to my new home.
FLASH MOVINGFLASH MOVING
Amanda h.
Excellent service for our last-minute job. Worked with our schedule and the movers were professional, friendly and quick. They saved the day!
Business ClosedBusiness Closed
Irene C.
We decided last minute that we needed to hire movers and Gold Rush worked well with my budget. They were able to move all my big items from our third floor apartment to our new house within the 3 hr minimum. My only complaint is that several of our wood furniture items were scratched.
Gold Rush MoversGold Rush Movers
Gareth G.
Hired them to help me move. They do good work disassembling reassembling and protecting furniture, thet are fast and they clean up the mess
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Mariko W.
Earlier this month, MGB Relocations helped with a 350 mile move that required an overnight stay. Mario and his team were very professional and very helpful. He worked with us on and our budget to accommodate our needs. His team brought all the materials needed to disassemble and reassemble furniture as needed, plus covers to protect the mattresses. We had not finished packing when his team arrived (our fault as they were on time) and they were able to plastic wrap some bookshelves with items still in it to make the move even easier. Mario said that his job is to make our move easy and he was true to his word. We appreciate MGB Relocations for helping to make a stressful event go smoothly. I recommend them for any move, whether long distance or local.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Lewis J.
The entire team was professional very responsive, and valued our goods. I appreciated the friendly approach from the first meeting to closure of the move. A pleasure!!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Kenechi A.
The movers showed up early, called before they arrived, disassembled and wrapped furniture perfectly, and had a great positive attitude. I would recommend them.
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Ellie S.
Clayton and Arturo did a FANTASTIC job moving our very heavy recliner couch out of the small entrance of our house (which had steps and railing). They also moved our filing cabinet filled with papers, a heavy dresser, box spring and mattress on a second trip, all within the 2 hour time frame. We were in great communication prior to and the day of and would highly recommend them.
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
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