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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 Huntsville movers
Manuela H.
The movers contacted me when they were on their way and were very punctual, professional, and the move went very smoothly. Will call them again on our next move.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional. Very thorough. Will definitely call them again for another move, if I move again.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Catherine G.
The movers were efficient, careful, and fast! We got all my house moved and set up in under 5 hours.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Manuela H.
I have used Moving Unlimited two times in the past 3 months have both times they were punctual, professional and kept things moving along with the utmost care of our belongings. I will definitely hire them again for my next move...
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Nathan A.
The guys were great. The did the move as quickly as possible, were pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend them for anyone moving in the Huntsville area.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Moving Unlimited did an awesome job with my move. They were very professional, and they took great care of my furniture.Everything was put back together just like they founded. They did not break one item. They were better than the military movers that I have dealt with in the past. Job well done.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Shivam S.
The finished job was excellent. Douglas was great at keeping me updated about the move. The movers were amazing at their work and arrived before the scheduled time to set everything up. There was just a slight confusion as including the deposit, the first two hours costed me $150 each, which is a little higher than the other quotes. Overall the entire moving experience was stress free and very easy. Would definitely recommend to opt services from DS Movers!!
DS MoversDS Movers
Lorinda B.
The gentlemen did a great job packing up my items and getting them moved to the new location. They were punctual, polite, and focused on the job at hand. Everything was moved in the same day!
PowerMovesPowerMoves
Donice G.
Alex was wonderful to work with! I used him for a long-distance, inter-state move; he was prompt, careful, right on schedule, and so very nice to work with! I highly recommend Moving Unlimited!
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Our move from Huntsville to Mobile included our prize possession, Baby Grand Piano. The movers Alex, Austin and Reggie were prompt, courteous, accurate, helpful, etc. they listened well and paid attention to my special requests like placement and mattress turning. I recommend these movers and know you'll be happy you chose them.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Gregory S.
I hired Moving Unlimited for a small in-town move and was very satisfied. They showed up on time, well-prepared, and worked quickly. Their rates were reasonable and they were very friendly. Would definitely recommend them.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Jason S.
I had put in a request for movers on Thumbtack during the evening about 2 weeks before my move. Within approximately 15 minutes Alex, the owner, reached out to me via email. Early the next morning we spoke and I provided more information. With that information, he provided me an estimate. His crew was able to move me and my family out of our apartment and storage unit, store our items for a few days, and into our new home. Every step of the process was smooth, painless, and without incident. If you are thinking of moving yourself, trust me, hire a professional like Moving Unlimited. Well worth the money.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Sue B.
Hire people who know how to move a piano. Contact customer right after the move, especially when a piano has been damaged, rather than calling 11 days later with no apology, demanding payment in full.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with our experience with Moving Unlimited. They responded quickly to my questions. I also didn't feel like my day was wasted waiting because they contacted me the day of, let me know their plans for the day, told me they would call before they headed my way, and they did. I really appreciated that. Phillip and Matt did a great job moving our piano. We will definitely be using Moving Unlimited again. :)
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
So far so good, I don't move until the 30th! Looking forward to the experience.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Jeff L.
Muscle 4 Moving canceled 35 mins before the appointment. They left me scrambling for help.
Muscle 4 MovingMuscle 4 Moving
Beth A.
Alex was responsive to our need of moving a mattress at a time agreed upon and the 2 gentleman who arrived worked swiftly, and exceeded our expectations. Also, the cost was better than another local moving company we used in the past for same project. Highly recommend to others.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Alena W.
Furniture got damaged and one of the movers were not that friendly and had a little bit of an attitude and definitely they were taking their sweet ass time it took 5,5 hours to move one bedroom apartment but one thing is good nothing got missing or stolen! So that's a plus!!
This Side Up Moving, Inc.This Side Up Moving, Inc.
Alexzandria B.
Took only only an hour for them to move our heavy furniture I was very pleased with this service! ☺️
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Kay Z.
Canvas Inc. Kudos to the entire four man team that worked to move our corporate office! Heavy lifting of desks, files and boxes galore didn't phase this team of professionals. Pleasant and easy to work with from the beginning to the end of a very long day! Thanks for helping us with this move!
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Very good. Everyone went out of their way to accommodate my last minute request to move my refrigerator.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Rebecca B.
Awesome guys!!!! This was a really hard and heavy item to move. They did an awesome job and were kind while doing it
Packmasters Moving and Storage LLCPackmasters Moving and Storage LLC
Betty A.
This was my first time using a professional mover. The two guys (Quinton and LaQuince) that came to do my move were awesome! They really hustled getting my stuff up and down the stairs to my apartment. There was some heavy stuff in there too, like a washer and dryer and reclining couches. That was no problem for them. And they didn't complain at all even though it was hot and muggy or when we had to sit around waiting on other people to show up. They worked their butts off, and I highly recommend Moving Unlimited to everyone in the Huntsville area.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
Hadley R.
Marquis and Jamar were hard-working, personable, and efficient! Both were very friendly and made a very effective team. Marquis kept me up to date on his ETA the day of the move and even inspected my storage unit for leaks, holes, and spiders before we moved everything in. Above & beyond! They are highly recommended!
256 Mighty Movers256 Mighty Movers
Diane F.
1. He should be more focus on not damaging hardwood floors and vinyl floors in the homes. He damaged hardwood floor at the pickup residence and fail to make adequate/satisfactory repair and he also left several plugs pulled from my vinyl flooring. I contacted him about the damage to my floor and he has not responded. I will have to make vinyl repairs at my own expense, and that angers me. He also changed my cost for this move with an additional $100 when he told me that if all items were ready to move when he got to the resident, I would only buy $250 and I made a special effort to make sure all items were ready to move. His reason for the increase in cost was because he had to put the kitchen table together, that's what movers do so there should not have been an additional charge. I will NOT use Moving Unlimited LLC again and will NOT suggest that my friends use his service.
Moving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home ImprovementMoving Unlimited /Pro Painting & Home Improvement
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