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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.

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’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. 

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. 

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.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Tuscaloosa movers
John c.
Guys showed up right on time, checked out the area and furniture to move. Moved and loaded with care, strapped it all down for transport. I recommend these guys for any move needs.
Heinobros MovingHeinobros Moving
Gracie R.
The Move Gurus team did an amazing job moving my furniture from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham. Since I moved for a job, I could not be there, but that did not matter because the Move Gurus team was trustworthy, reliable, and responsive. They did a great job and I will definitely be using them again in the future!
Move GurusMove Gurus
Camille R.
Thank you for a smooth move!
Move GurusMove Gurus
Shannon R.
Would rate 0 stars if I could. He scheduled a move then, the morning of the move, rescheduled for a later time and then did not show up all together. Extremely unprofessional and had no valid reason. DO NOT USE. Unreliable and left me with a lot of furniture on my move out day after guaranteeing to move it twice. Use any other service but this one.
The Professionals: Family MoversThe Professionals: Family Movers
Meg G.
Great attitude and they made the move simple!
Move GurusMove Gurus
Kaitlin S.
Go Time was hands down the best moving company I have ever worked with. They were there early, got the job done quickly, were professional, and just overall nice guys. I will definitely be using them for my next move and will be highly recommending them to anyone looking for moving help.
Go TimeGo Time
Seth P.
Move Gurus showed up right on time and did a great job assisting with my move. They were friendly and worked very quickly. I would gladly use them in the future, and I recommend their services to anyone looking for help.
Move GurusMove Gurus
William E.
Jefferson Co. rocked this move out for us. Extremely accommodating and very professional. Amazed at how fast they worked and how great and kind they were to us. HIGHLY recommend them for your next move. I know I will be using them again!!!
Jefferson Co.Jefferson Co.
Suzy p.
Mike and CJ arrived on time and were very efficient and knowledgeable on how to move and take down furniture, beds, art work, televisions etc. and wrapped items up securely. Communication was excellent. Will definitely use ‘America’s Best Movers’ from now on.
Alabama’s Best MoversAlabama’s Best Movers
Suzanne B.
Thank you Tim for making my move painless . I will use you again !
Go TimeGo Time
Christine D.
I would recommend Home Movers to everyone. They were available last min for a 4bed 2 bath home move and called when they were 15mins out and was ready to work. The kept a smile on their face and was pleasant to be around during the moving process. The guys are Tetris Kings when it comes to loading the struck and stacking the belongings in the storage. We were worried that it wouldn't all fit but it did. I appreciate all of their hard work and the suggestions that were given to make some the packing and moving easier on us while we were gathering things to make sure all was in order. I would 100% use them again!
Home MoversHome Movers
Thumbtack Customer
We had a big move requiring two trucks, a big house and a trip from Alabama to Georgia. Matt and his crew did an outstanding job! After evaluating our home with a thorough walkthrough, he gave a very affordable quote. The office manager, Kim stayed in contact with us and quickly responded to all our questions. On move day, 3 men worked from 10:30 to 7:30 packing the trucks. The added perk was storing our furnishing overnight in Birmingham and then driving to Atlanta the next day for unloading. They quickly and efficiently unloaded and the whole process was complete. I would definitely recommend Moving On as an alternative to the "big" moving companies!
Moving On Birmingham, LLCMoving On Birmingham, LLC
Leslie P.
I can’t rave enough about this company!!!! Sebastian and Lucas were amazing!! My daughter’s move from Birmingham to Dallas it a snag when our Penske truck almost had a tire blowout. We decided to hire a professional mover at the last minute and within 24 hours MIKEWILLMOVEIT was loading up and moving my daughter’s possessions to Dallas from Tuscaloosa! Extremely professional,prompt, responsive and a good value! I wouldn’t definitely use them again and would refer them to all.
Ashton H.
Moving On has “got it going on”! Thorough, professional - they go the extra mile. I highly recommend them and will use them again.
Moving On Birmingham, LLCMoving On Birmingham, LLC
Teri H.
I have moved many times in my life but I have never experienced the competence, concern for my needs, intentional desire to do the job correctly and a sense of urgency. Not only did they load and pack the truck in record time, they went far beyond, moving other furniture that was staying in my roommates house, taking down curtains, fixing a few items and moving items to storage. They had a completely positive and happy attitude and were open to questions and changes Their pricing is extremely fair and worth everything. They were prompt and kind and just the absolute best!
Ryan W.
These guys were excellent. Very happy we hired them for our move. On time quick and efficient. Would highly recommend to anyone!!
Alabama’s Best MoversAlabama’s Best Movers
Mary S.
Tim and the crew at Go Time Moving were outstanding! I would highly recommend Go Time for any of your moving needs. A few situations developed in regards to my storage box arrival that were out of my control and forced a reschedule, twice. I found that Tim was very understanding and was able to work around the reschedules. I loved the fact that were locally owned and operated. In addition to moving the items they also took great pride in making sure assembled furniture was done correctly. The entire crew was very professional, fun, and had an impeccable work ethic. I would definitely use them again.
Go TimeGo Time
Nicole H.
Updated to add that they made it right and traveled an hour each way after hours to complete my job and were still careful with my belongings and were very professional and nice. No showed on a move across town.
Individual Care Services LLCIndividual Care Services LLC
Danielle T.
Mike and his team showed up on time and worked fast and efficiently even in the midst of a downpour! My furniture arrived dry and scratch free and he even checked to make sure my TVs were working properly after the move. Thanks again, Mike!
Alabama’s Best MoversAlabama’s Best Movers
Brenda S.
Yes I got a reasonable quote from Leif on relocating my Baby Grand (player piano) which is heavy. He relocated it to my new residence without a scratch on it. I highly recommend him and will be sure to use him again if I ever have to move it again. Thank- you!!!
Move GurusMove Gurus
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