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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 Vista movers
Thumbtack Customer
Move Central came to the rescue and made my move possible last month. Chris and Johnnie were exceptional when it came to preparing my items to move. They packaged and wrapped all the furniture thoroughly to protect them and insure they wouldn't be damaged during the move. My parents and I were floored by how quickly and professional everything was done. The whole move from start to finish was 3.5 hours, which was awesome!!! I highly recommend Move Central, and will definitely use them again!!!
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Ken A.
Hired the guys to move a piece of furniture from Vista to Rancho Penasquitos. They did a great job moving the items without any damage
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Lucy S.
Movers where punctual and worked quick!
Cube Moving and Storage IncCube Moving and Storage Inc
Augustine L.
We Haul worked very hard to get us moved, they showed nothing but great work ethic the entire time! I recommend them for anyone trying to get moved!
We HaulWe Haul
Thumbtack Customer
Wesley and Steve were awesome to work with! They were polite and genuinely cared about the furniture they were moving to make sure no damage was done. I would recommend Shift It Moving in a heartbeat!
Shift It Moving LLCShift It Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
we were very satisfied with our move. Mario was great and his crew were professional and thorough. We wold highly recommend MGB. We plan use him for our next move
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Veronica M.
The movers handled everything I needed done in a timely and professional manner.
Upload Moving SystemsUpload Moving Systems
Michelle F.
Hector and his team were punctual and didn't waste any time jumping into moving my furniture into the truck. They were very professional and courteous and got the job done in a timely manner. I highly recommend Velasquez Movers!!
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Brittney M.
We had a great experience with Cloud 9 Movers. They showed up on time, we had great communication throughout the whole process. The 2 gentlemen that moved us were very friendly and down to earth, and most importantly in my book they were professional. My boyfriend used to manage a moving company and he said the service was great, exactly what he would expect for his own guys. I'm writing this review about 10 mins after they left even though I have alot to work on in the new house I really wanted to give recognition to dedicated workers who deserve a good shout out. I would 100% recommend and use Cloud 9 Movers for any future moves. Thanks guys
Cloud 9 Movers LLCCloud 9 Movers LLC
Cindy M.
Had a great experience with Junior and Aaron from Husky Movers. They called 30 minutes before arrival and arrived exactly on time as scheduled. They moved stuff from my apartment into an existing PODS container. They had to take everything out of the POD (the prior movers did not do a good job packing the container and everything was loose). They repacked the container and were able to fit everything from my apartment in too. Very pleased.
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Chelsea P.
These gentlemen did a great job quickly moving me out of a 2nd story home in Vista to my 4th floor apartment in Hillcrest. They moved a queen size Sleep Number bed up all those stairs and had great attitudes. Will highly recommend.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Service was great, especially for such a rushed last minute booking. Jamone, Chase, and Rafael got right to work to complete my move within a decent amount of time. The overall price landed well within the range I was hoping for. I will definitely call Move Central again in the future.
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Jonathan H.
Junior and Chris were outstanding. A small job turned into a bigger job and they took the challenge head in and helped me move it all at a very competitive price point. Ask for these guys, they play no games and we’re on point the entire time. Thank you fellas and thank you Husky Moving.
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Laura H.
Great working with Bill and Coleman. I had to cancel 3 times but they were still willing to help me move. Very efficient, personable all at a good price. No minimum which is what I was looking for because I had a small move. Would absolutely use them again.
JUNK🌎WORLD junk haulingJUNK🌎WORLD junk hauling
Kris B.
Had an excellent experience with Velazquez Movers! They were very careful with my things and super accommodating. Highly recommend !
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Jeff H.
Just dang nice guys focused on what was best for me. Moved fast. Made sure I got their card for next time.
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Luna T.
Fantastic experience. They took care of everything and were very kind people. Moved my antique 1940's piano with great know-how.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The moved our 2 bedroom apartment that was on the third floor with no elevator... They did a great job, only 2 items broke but it wasn't due to them.
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Kyana G.
Absolutely outstanding work! My husband and I moved out of a three bedroom house; that we run a business out of. Joseph and his team were with us for almost 10 hours. They did an amazing job during this heatwave and didn’t let it affect the quality or efficiency of their work. They caused no damage to either houses during the move. Could not have asked anything better. Very personable and professional.
We HaulWe Haul
Megan M.
These guys are amazing! I had a very difficult and heavy bed frame to disassemble and they figured out a way to get it to my new place which was no easy task. They worked very hard and were great with keeping me informed on the moving process and coming up with new ideas/ways to figure out a difficult task. Thank you both and I will definitely contact you guys for my next move!
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
Gary & Tom were my movers and were unbelievable. They communicated 30 minutes prior to arriving and arrived promptly. They were professional, courteous, and took excellent care of my possessions. Extra care was taken to make sure none of my floors, walls, doors, etc. were damaged during the moving process. The service was more than I could have expected, and the price was fantastic. I highly suggest Reliable Delivery!
Reliable Delivery LLCReliable Delivery LLC
Lynne G.
Both Junior and Vladimir were amazing. There was a time crunch on this move and they came through got me into my new place in just 3 hours!!! I highly recommend them!!
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Abraham R.
Luiz & his partner were INCREDIBLE! Very nice & both hard working! I would definitely use them again & will recommend them to anyone else who is moving! Also their prices are very good!
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Greggory J.
Rod was extremely courteous and accommodating as my moving schedule changed a couple of times beyond my control and he took it in stride. When I was ready, he got me on his schedule the next day. Great guy.
On The Move Relocation SpecialistsOn The Move Relocation Specialists
Tony O.
Dave was very careful and professional in our delivery of our piano. His price was fair and he was punctual. He made it look easy and we felt very at ease with his abilities. Highly recommend him for any moving needs.
Venture ConceptsVenture Concepts
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