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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 Tustin movers
Michelle O.
The movers showed up on time, worked incredibly hard, and could not have been nicer!! I highly recommend Clever Moving.
Clever MovingClever Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The move went smooth, they were very knowledgeable and quick. Highly recommend them if your looking to move a large item like a pool table.
Leisuretime Pool TablesLeisuretime Pool Tables
Elena B.
Donald was extremely helpful with the move and patient since I didn’t have all of my stuff packed. I would highly recommend mightiest movers!
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Kelsey H.
Such a great experience with Local Trucks, would 100% use them again for my moving needs. They were polite and able to move our couch in a timely manner.
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Shelley B.
They were the best movers I’ve had in a long time
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
Victor J.
You guys did a great job moving my apartment. I appreciate you wrapping my paintings and dressers and disassembling and re assembling my bed frame. Your workers moved fast and got the job done in less time than I expected and without damaging anything. I would definitely recommend Purely Move to anybody looking for a professional, affordable moving company that treats your possessions as their own. See you guys on the next one!
Purely MovePurely Move
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful, courteous and professional movers who worked hard from start to finish! Everything was delivered in tact, without damage, and our movers arrived promptly at their scheduled start time. Highly recommended!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Thumbtack Customer
Fast and safe indeed. They provided me with the same day service. I needed to move bunch of expensive stuff within same city. Guys came on estimated time and finished a move in no time. I'm very happy with their service.
Safe N' Fast MoversSafe N' Fast Movers
Sara M.
N My Lane did a fantastic job moving a couch and coffee table for me. They were punctual, communicative, friendly, and reasonably priced. We’re planning on hiring them again for another move. Big thanks to Deandre and his team!
Lisa J.
I would recommend using them for any moving job you have. They updated me on their arrival time as they were able to show up earlier then scheduled plus they helped me move a few extra items. Great experience and friendly service.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Best movers I have ever used. Worked fast and efficient. Unbeatable rates. Mario and his crew really took care of all of my property and made the most of all moving space without consuming a lot of time. Will definatley be using them again.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Irene P.
Shift It handled our move perfectly and flawlessly! I’d hire them again for sure and highly recommend this team!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Mary A.
Absolutely awesome! Did an amazing job and made the process of moving so much easier! Will definitely use them again.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Gene K.
Mario and his team were excellent - the best moving crew we've actually ever had. Will use them forever!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Vinh N.
Frank provided high quality service and care in moving and did re-felt and new bumpers. My used table is like brand new!!
Generation Billiards pool table moversGeneration Billiards pool table movers
Guy J.
I've used Michaelson Moving Company before and definitely will again. I had them move a large couch out of my apartment. They were able to do what the original installers couldn't and get the couch out of the apartment without taking the front door off. Saved a lot of time and wear and tear on the door. If you want professionals, no need to look anywhere else. Job well done, guys!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Jazmine a.
Chuva and his team were amazing. They were very responsive and confirmed our move the day before. They cared for everything with extreme care. Very professional and hardworking company.
24 Seven Moving24 Seven Moving
Akhil S.
I needed help moving a very heavy box from one home to another. Chris was on time, efficient, and provided great value--I cannot have asked for more.
Christopher CrawfordChristopher Crawford
Katie R.
This was our first time hiring movers and we were very satisfied with our experience. The price just couldn't be beat and the guys that came out to help us were kind and quick!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Justin W.
These guys are true pros! They arrived on-time and were very careful not to scratch anything. The price was also very fair. I would definitely hire them again for my moving or delivery needs.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Nancy L.
The nicest, most efficient workers. So pleasant. I picked this company because of his ratings. Now I’m so happy to add another 5 stars. I highly recommend Mightiest Movers.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Jessica F.
Donnie and his crew were absolutely amazing start to finish! They took the time and care to make sure all of my belongings were wrapped, etc for safe keeping. The move was flawless. 10 out of 10 will recommend to anyone.
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Chris S.
They were not like your average movers, they were in very good shape so you knew that they could lift anything that you had and they wouldn’t be running into walls and dropping things. Their price was very reasonable and I would not hesitate to use them again.
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very nice people 😊 Everything went well from giving them directions on app, let me know ahead of time they were on the way, showed up on time and completed the task like how I wanted it to be. I will use them again for sure on my next move. I Highly recommend this Father and Son team!!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Larry and his team member were excellent, fast, professional, friendly, and I highly recommend their services. I moved from Orange County to San Diego and it was a pleasant experience...they treated my items with care, worked hard to be efficent, asked questions when they came up, and Larry gave me great suggestions on what I could do with my fridge that I no longer needed. Superb!
Larry's Quality MovingLarry's Quality Moving
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