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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 Van Nuys movers
Danielle W.
Could not have been a better move!!! I couldn’t believe how fast, polite, and efficient they were. So happy to be in my new place and for a totally stress free move. I’ll never move without Movers Pro again! Thank you!
Movers ProMovers Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Great move.
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Danielle L.
So grateful to Last Minute Movers for making my move the least stressful yet! Thank you!
Last Minute ServicesLast Minute Services
Francesca A.
Lost a few items since there were multiple long distance moves scheduled. Otherwise decent moving company
Next Moving CompanyNext Moving Company
Joanne U.
Very responsive and I appreciate the movers for communicative and very nice to work with. They were proactive and made moving simple. Thank you!
Redline movingRedline moving
Johanna H.
Easy move, great guys
Redline movingRedline moving
Dale K.
Crew did a great job on a somewhat strange move. Moves rarely go exactly according to plan, and they were willing and adaptable to meet my requests.
Last Second MoversLast Second Movers
Roland H.
This is my first time hiring movers and they truly made the experience amazing! They are very friendly, fast and focused while delicately handling all of my belongings. I HIGHLY recommend NextGen Moving for anyone looking for movers. I will certainly be using them again in the future!
NextGen MovingNextGen Moving
Corky A.
I was very happy with my movers Kuka and Artur! I had 2 stops before my final destination which was on the second floor. They went over and above my expectations. They were very polite. If I need movers again, I will definitely use NoMad movers. Now all I have to do is unpack. 😁
Nomad MoversNomad Movers
Tyra H.
They were such a great help for our last min move !
Thumbtack Customer
Sky Moving did a great job on my move from Sherman Oaks to Canyon Country. They were 30 minutes late to start (but they called me promptly to let me know), but they certainly compensate for the time lost. They completed the move (including driving time) in a little over 3 hours, less than estimated. They took good care of my belongings, and I will certainly recommend them (and use them again next time I have to move).
Sky MovingSky Moving
Mónica G.
The movers were careful with our belongings and did a great job!
Last Minute ServicesLast Minute Services
Sharon F.
Very professional and prompt . I would use Muscle Movers again.
Muscle Movers LAMuscle Movers LA
Thumbtack Customer
Punctual and very professional. They made this move as easy as possible. Will recommend them!
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Christopher was able to accommodate my schedule and got the move done same day.
Muscle Movers LAMuscle Movers LA
Thumbtack Customer
Easy and convenient. Cost was fair given the volume of stuff I had. Movers were friendly and fast altho it seemed like they started slow. Would definitely use again. High marks for professionalism--this company clearly has moving down to a science.
Ben Hur Moving & StorageBen Hur Moving & Storage
Brandon M.
I was in need of some moving assistance and decided to hire someone the night before my move. Thankfully Sergio was available and got it done quickly. He’s also a handyman so I’m hoping to use him for some other tasks around the house.
Teyawna J.
The crew were amazing! We weren’t fully prepared to move as things went rather quickly. But the entire crew helped us finish getting the last bit of things in order. They worked fast and were efficient. The value was great. We had three movers for a two bedroom apartment to a new townhome. Although we moved to a place with stairs the crew never complained about the extra work. I would definitely recommend their services. *The only con is that there were a few wall items left at the old place that should have been included in the move. We unfortunately had to go back and get these ourselves.
Kobe MovingKobe Moving
Samantha C.
Jeremy and team are AMAZING!! I moved from Sherman Oaks to Hollywood and Jeremy agreed to add a middle stop in Burbank to pick up some large shelves I’d also needed help moving, all in the same day. Incredibly friendly and efficient moving experience — everything was super smooth. For no extra charge they anchored my bookshelves for earthquake safety. At the end of the move, our rental car began experiencing some trouble and they not only helped us try to jump it, but stuck around until we had someone on the way to help us. I’m going to be using 17:7 for absolutely everything!!!
Peter S.
DoStar Moving was absolutely excellent and very reasonably priced. They were in and out very quickly. All of my items (dresser, big TV, refrigerator, etc.) were moved without any damage. They had a massive truck too, so even though I didn’t need much space, they could accommodate bigger moves. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat, and should the occasion arise, I’d definitely hire them again.
DoStar Moving LLCDoStar Moving LLC
William E.
They broke a vase and were careless with my belongings. However the movers were still polite and professional.
5 Star Moving Company5 Star Moving Company
Jem L.
Ruben and his team were the best, most efficient, and friendliest movers I've ever had!
Gurrola’s SoCal Movers ServicesGurrola’s SoCal Movers Services
Sara H.
This is an excellent service! The movers were professional and extremely good at their jobs! Seeing how well the worked and competent they were with moving my fridge showed me how lucky I am that I called them! I highly recommend and will be making us of their service again.
The Extra Hand Professional ServicesThe Extra Hand Professional Services
Sed E.
They did a long distance move for me and were very flexible with it! Happy to have that part over with!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Ankur B.
Jason is a great guy to work with. Fast response time and very nice! Roadrunner Moving Co. is a great company!
Roadrunner Moving Co.Roadrunner Moving Co.
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