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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 Union City movers
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you to Safe Moving team for making my long distance move (with the car) easy and smooth. T and Gary were extremely patient and handled the move with care. I will surely recommend Safe Moving to anyone.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Nk n.
Good, efficient and safe moving. Very satisfied.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Rich R.
Great work. Will definitely refer them to anyone looking for movers.
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
Antonio M.
They were great! They wrapped all of our furniture and made sure none of it was damaged. The move took longer than expected but they made sure they placed all furniture in the right spot. I would recommend!
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.
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
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