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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 Union City movers
David L.
I had a painless moving experience with MAS movers. They were communicative and punctual. The showed up 10 minutes early. One of the movers - Mario - confirmed with me where to park in my apartment complex, which items to move, and what the destination would be like. They provided wardrobe boxes as part of moving costs, and the cost & time spent for the move was around what was initially estimated. Would highly recommend.
MAS Movers Co.MAS Movers Co.
Gautham D.
Hired castro moving services to unload my upack and move them to my 2nd floor apartment. They were Very professional, on time and completed the job quickly. Will highly recommend them for moving services.
Castrosmoving service'sCastrosmoving service's
David A.
Hired to move some large furniture pieces within our home. Involved tricky staircase. Job well done. Will use them again for furniture moving!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Nk n.
Good, efficient and safe moving. Very satisfied.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Gwenn C.
We were very happy with the work done by happy house movers. Two pleasant young men made very quick work of wrapping and moving our furniture items, and everything arrived unscathed. We definitely plan on using them again if and when we have future moving needs!
happy house movershappy house movers
Rich R.
Great work. Will definitely refer them to anyone looking for movers.
Ahmad R.
They were late hut had an extra mover and finished quicker
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Rolland H.
I couldn’t be happier with the 2 professionals and the entire experience with the move.
Fliebend Transportation LLC.Fliebend Transportation LLC.
Charlene C.
Nothing but good things to say about these guys. Worked quickly, were very responsive and communicative throughout, and moved all of our things with no breakage or other issues. Would 100% hire again for a future move.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Ram M.
They were on time, quick, and very professional. Move was safe, and seamless. Thanks!
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Basil B.
They showed up right on time and worked tirelessly to make sure my items were well packaged and stored for the move.
BP MovingBP Moving
Alex B.
I’m not sure how they aren’t at 5 stars. We needed to move an upstairs two bedroom apartment to a three bedroom two story townhome. They packed up the apartment, loaded it up and unloaded the boxes and furniture without me having to do a thing. They were reasonably priced and did an amazing job. If you need a mover, call Tony.
Tony's moversTony's movers
Thumbtack Customer
The team did a wonderful job in moving my boxes and furniture. There was absolutely no damage caused within the apartment. They were on time and did the job perfectly.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Lele L.
Really great, extremely hardworking crew. They were super nice and patient with us while we were disorganized. They also moved everything efficiently with a lot of care. Would recommend with no hesitation!
Fliebend Transportation LLC.Fliebend Transportation LLC.
Elsie A.
Gogo, did a great job moving my couch from the sellers house to my new house. He was responsive and followed instructions to the T. would definitely use their services again!
Gogo Transport Service’sGogo Transport Service’s
Suhas M.
I had the most horrible experience with Anthony. He confirmed a move and on the day not only did he not show up, but keep ignoring by phone calls and messages for four hours. He finally texts me without even having the courtesy to call me saying he's having a busy week and he could not do anything for me that day. Who schedules someone for a move after agreeing on price, touring the home personally and not show up? Save yourselves a nightmare and look for another more reputed company. Do not take the risk of giving your business to this unprofessional and unethical company.
Montano MovingMontano Moving
Phoebe w.
Moving to a 600 Sq feet 1 bed room , took about 3 hours . They were very punctual & were efficient , stacked few light boxes to go up 1 floor to avoid going back and forth . I initially thought the job would took 2 hours but it end up being 3 hours , thank you for being flexible . Very impressive strength , it was a hot day at 90F , wished I had prepared more water for them . Thank you .
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Deepak B.
I used them to move in Feb this year... overall I would have said the experience was good until I started noticing stuff missing. Right after the move, the 1st thing I noticed was an LED floor lamp as it was evening and I wanted to set up essentials. I called them right away and they said nothing was left in the truck when they left. They said someone probably stole it while the truck was parked on the street while they were unloading. They asked me for the value of the lamp and told me the insurance pays upto 50% and they promptly paid me half of what I had paid for it. As I started unpacking, I noticed things missing... maybe a box or 2 was not at all unloaded. My bad, I should have checked the truck after they finished unloading but I am very skeptical with the whole experience now. One thing that was strange is that it took them over 45 minutes to reach the location that was merely 0.5 miles away... they said they lost their way and took a wrong turn. as a lot of stuff went missing, it raises the suspicion if some of these things were dropped off between pickup n drop locations. Anyway, other than this bitter experience of missing items, they did a good job at packing and handling of all the furniture. Unfortunately, some of these petty issues spoil the overall experience as it’s related to trust and I’m forced to give a 2 star.
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