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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 Montgomery movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moving day was made very easy with your calls to verify arrival the punctuality of your staff, and they are very efficient with time completing the move. I would highly recommend Johnny on the Spot for your move and will be using them again in my next move.
Johnny on the Spot MoversJohnny on the Spot Movers
Dana C.
Move Gurus helped us with our office move in Montgomery and did an excellent job. Will definitely recommend!
Move GurusMove Gurus
Thumbtack Customer
Long distance move with full packing services. Could not have been more pleased with the services. Price was half of nationwide moving companies. Everything was easy and smooth. Will call them again if we move back.
The Moving DoctorThe Moving Doctor
Courtney S.
Johnny is definitely ON THE SPOT!! Very professional, on time, and great price! They moved our whole house to a storage building in one truck load! These guys are the best movers in town!!! Will be using them when we move into our new home and will be recommending to all my friends! If your looking for movers call Johnny!
Johnny on the Spot MoversJohnny on the Spot Movers
James S.
This was my friend's move but it just so happen that I have been involved with his four moves over the last four years. The service that was receive from Move Gurus was the best without question. Glenn, Darius, and GSC were courteous, professional, and highly skilled. They took good care of the furniture, wrapped those items that needed it to prevent any damage. It was a pleasure having them do this move for us. In future moves, I would be very pleased to have them do the work. Also, the thing I like about Move Gurus is the honesty in pricing; there were no surprises once they arrived on site. Some movers start increasing once they arrive on site by adding for stairs, truck operations, and gas allowance. There was nothing of them with this firm. I would highly recommend Move Gurus for all you moving needs.
Move GurusMove Gurus
Kevin C.
Quit in the middle of the move.
Move GurusMove Gurus
Chandrasekar M.
On time, moved as expected
Move GurusMove Gurus
Travis M.
Johnny and his team were amazing. They did an excellent job at getting all of our items moved from an apartment to a home, and I was amazed at how fast they moved. I highly recommend them and will use them again for our next move.
Johnny on the Spot MoversJohnny on the Spot Movers
Artevia C.
My move was hassle free
Move GurusMove Gurus
Barry B.
Fast and courteous...great move
Move GurusMove Gurus
Kathy J.
Johnny and his team did a phenomenal job on our move! Highly professional, respectful and efficient. I would recommend them to anyone looking for moving services.
Johnny on the Spot MoversJohnny on the Spot Movers
Elizabeth M.
Best moving experience I’ve ever had (and I’ve moved 14 times!). Owner was super responsive and texted back answers to all my questions immediately. I highly recommend!
Move GurusMove Gurus
Thumbtack Customer
a great group of guys. very courteous and respectful. would gladly recommend to anyone moving. I even had additional moving needed and without hesitation, they handled it. very satisfied customer here!
The Moving DoctorThe Moving Doctor
Genesis W.
They came on time, got everything moved quickly, handled all of my belongings with care, & stacked everything in my storage unit neatly. I was very pleased & will be using them whenever I need something moved.
Johnny on the Spot MoversJohnny on the Spot Movers
Virginia G.
Quality movers. Very responsive. Professional. Would definitely use them again.
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Kari K.
These movers were fantastic! After checking with a few other moving companies and receiving outrageous quotes, I found Johnny on the Spot. They worked hard and fast, and they did more than we originally intended! Excellent service from an excellent company!
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Tiffany B.
Movers arrived on time and handled every item with care. Very courteous. Would definitely use again!!
Johnny on the Spot MoversJohnny on the Spot Movers
Amy L.
They quoted me a great price and did a wonderful job moving my piano from a second floor apartment!
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Scott L.
The guys worked very hard. They were polite and professional. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a moving company.
Johnny on the Spot MoversJohnny on the Spot Movers
Brandi S.
Thanks again for helping me with my move!! You guys were great. Went above and beyond. Will def use again!!
Move GurusMove Gurus
M. B.
Johnny on the Spot is an Excellent Company! *two thumbs up* We highly recommend. They were right on time and dependable, I felt extremely comfortable with the movers while my husband left town. Johnny and his staff was completely careful with our personal belongings especially the boxes marked fragile. Would use this moving company again and again.
Johnny on the Spot MoversJohnny on the Spot Movers
Scott C.
Brandon and Jonathan worked well as a team and met all my requirements. The move went smooth and I would recommend them to others.
Handy Helpers MovingHandy Helpers Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Movers showed up on time. They were polite and nice. They worked nonstop until job was completed. I would use them again!
The Moving DoctorThe Moving Doctor
Janair W.
Great workers. Came out next day and moved me. Great attitude, easy to work with. Definitely choose these guys if you have the choice.
Move GurusMove Gurus
Stephanie J.
The Moving Doctor was great to work with and handled our belongings with care. They were very professional and worked diligently. I couldn't recommend them more!
The Moving DoctorThe Moving Doctor
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