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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Long Beach movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers took great care of everything during the move.. Company was very flexible with scheduling and got it very fast!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Ashlee P.
Wow! What can I say. We had a complicated multifaceted move that needed lots of organization and care. These guys did the job and did it WELL. I can't say enough about how satisfied I am with everyone during this process. From the original project manager, Danny, to both our moving crews and the customer service staff - we were impressed. We had one move out of our house, moving all of our stuff into storage. Then two months later out of storage and into our new house 6 hours away. They were on time and so helpful and nice every time. Now that we've finally finished unpacking, I can say that nothing was damaged in moving our stuff (technically) 4 times in and out of the trucks. USE THIS MOVING COMPANY for anything big or small!!!!
Roadway MovingRoadway Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Barry and his movers were extremely professional, nice, timely and fast. I have a lot of expensive furniture so I was worried about it getting damaged, but they wrapped it all up and moved it without any issues. By far the best movers I have ever hired! Barry, thank you! I couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Marisa c.
Fidelity Transportation is a fast, efficient and very professional organization. I highly recommend, and already have, using this team for your move. They handled every aspect of my move beautifully. THANK YOU to Sergiy and his team.
Fidelity TransportationFidelity Transportation
Zachary F.
Made move seamless and painless, packed remaining loose items, packed clothes into hangar boxes. Both movers came prepared and experienced with managing and loading items/furniture in and out of the truck. Treated items with care, nothing broke after unpacking, even the glass items. I would definitely hire them again for my next move! Keep up the good work :)
Piece of Cake Moving & StoragePiece of Cake Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I was moving from a one bedroom, so not a ton of stuff. The company sent 2 guys who were fast and efficient. The reason for only 4 stars is they showed up very late and I ended up being fined by the coop for moving in after their acceptable moving hours. They did an excellent job, would have given 5 stars if they had come at the agreed upon time.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Thumbtack Customer
All Around Trucking did an excellent job. The two men who arrived for my local move were very prompts and fast! I did have a small move and I was moving less than a mile away, but everything took just over an hour. The only negative I have was that I had scheduled for 10am, and I only found out the day before they were coming between 8:30 and 9 because I called them. I would not have been ready for them if I didn't know ahead of time. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the fantastic job of my move. Thanks for all your help!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were on time and efficient. They packed and stored everything in great order. Will hire again! Thanks for great service.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Melissa M.
Used All Around last year to move from Long Island to Manhattan and I’ll definitely be using them again!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Alison S.
They did a great job moving and assembling my furniture! They also mounted a 65” TV. Everything turned out amazing! Thank you...
Joanne H.
Dan moved a couch for me. Very accommodating and responsive. Would use them again. Thank you so much for your help
Magee MoversMagee Movers
Lauren E.
Ivan was great! He showed up early and moved my furniture quickly. He was very efficient and professional. I highly recommend him!
Arcadia NYCArcadia NYC
Thumbtack Customer
I have used jason's station for several moves over the past two years due to hurricane sandy relocations. i've also referred him to family and friends and have always been satisfied. Most recently; however, i was quite disappointed with his service for my daughter's move. The packing appeared to go well; however, the unpacking was problematic. Screws were lost for an antique table which probably shouldn't have been disassembled; a new fabric headboard became dirty when it wasn't protected/covered; bedroom (newly purchased) furniture was clearly crowded in the truck as there were scratches evident upon delivery. And finally, the bed couldn't be reassembled properly as he lacked the time and a fully charged screwdriver to complete the project and had another move to complete later in the day. Needless to say, i was disappointed. Upon departure, he indicated he would return several days later to assist/repair. However, he never contacted them to complete the job. Moving appears to be a tough business and as indicated, he has helped me and family over the past two years. This recent poor move was quite disappointing and i would not recommend him in the future.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Maylan L.
The mover stood me up and didn't show. DON'T HIRE THIS GUY!!! He texted me 10:30pm the night before my move said there was something wrong with the U-Haul truck he ordered. He said he'd "take care of" me anyway. Move was scheduled for 10am next morning and he didn't show up, but kept texting me all day, saying he had to drop off his wife at work and was going to come to me after he "picked up the guys." He kept stringing me on all day with lame, unprofessional excuses which left me unable to search for my own solution as I was depending on him to move prior to July 31. This was July 30th. He then proceeded to request an additional $200 to do the move at around 2pm. DON'T USE THIS GUY, HE'S SOME SORT OF JUNKIE, HE IS NOT A COMPANY!!! HE SHOULD NOT BE ON THUMBTACK OR ANY OTHER SERVICE-PROVIDING WEBSITE. Worst experience of my life, I had to rent a U-Haul the next day and my friends stepped up to help me. Got in trouble with the co-op board because I took all day and night to do the move. This guy caused me the worst nightmare of my life. I have his disgusting text messages to prove it. Steer clear from the fake good reviews because I thought someone with that many good reviews would be good, but in fact he's the most unprofessional scum of the earth human that ever lived.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Robert K.
These guys are amazing. Showed up early, worked their butts off all day and got the job done. Thanks again! I will be calling soon for some additional moving tasks!
LIGA MovingLIGA Moving
Alexander M.
Movers showed up 2 hours before scheduled time, surprise! Other than 1 broken picture, they did a good job in very reasonable time frame. Very personable. Pain free experience overall.
Mindy L.
They were great!! Quality service and priced fairly. Just as important to me, they were careful and respectful of my home upon delivery. Purchased heavy wood piece requiring difficult delivery upstairs to elevated home. Will retain their number for any moving projects!
H&M  local movingH&M local moving
Thumbtack Customer
Moving a number of things from house A to house B almost 30 miles apart. After 20 years in house A, I clearly underestimated the amount of "stuff" accumulated and tucked away. I can say, with all sincerity, that Jason's Station handled everything flawlessly, and beyond my expectations. They are real pro's and first class, in my book. I recommend them without reservation.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Thumbtack Customer
I hate to be surprised when people are competent, but I've had bad moving experiences in the past. My building has been hard for people to navigate and Grago found the right loading docks without a single question. Grago is just really good at his job. On time, efficient, good problem solver, and a very reasonable price. He took my bed apart and set it all back up again. I didn't lift a finger!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
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