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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

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. 

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. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Bentonville movers
Melissa M.
They helped with moving heavy furniture inside our home. They were timely, kind and careful moving our items including a piano. I would absolutely recommend this business for your moving needs.
MaxForce Delivery ServiceMaxForce Delivery Service
Cyndy K.
Thomas and his team are absolutely fabulous! Thomas followed up.prior to the move to ensure we were still on schedule for the day and time. They were prompt and kept moving the entire move (6 hours). I had some very heavy furniture that had to go up stairs and they took a extreme care. They put all furniture together and moved furniture around until I determined what looked best. If I move again there is no question who will do the move! Thank you guys for a fantastic job!!!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Ben H.
On time, safe move, friendly staff!
MaxForce Delivery ServiceMaxForce Delivery Service
William C.
The men of We Haul Moving arrived on time and worked non stop until the job was complete. Despite their reservations about some of my furnishings, everything arrived intact. Most impressive is that they were able to move my weight machine and treadmill to the second floor. As I told them, if I were to move again, I would call them, but I don't plan to move for another decade.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Happy with service. Everything was perfectly moved. No damage.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Short move! I had suggested using 2 days to move. After they came and looked at what needed to be moved I was assured it could be done in 1 day. They arrived on time yet after just 2 hours they told me if they didn't finish in 1 day they would come back the next day. Unfortunately that wasn't an option we had to be moved and out of the house and have it cleaned that day. They did continue to work into the late night to get everything moved yet there were something's that I expected them to do that didn't get done as they moved us into the new home. Such as mirrors they took off dressers to be put back on. I had also marked some boxes clearly that we would need in the house before others. I had asked them to be grouped together which didn't happen. We are greatful that we got moved yet disappointed with their performance.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
David C.
Great work, really helpful team - made moving out of our old home and into our new home much easier. Helped us clear out, move furniture and assemble too!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Summer W.
This is the second time we have used max force to move. They have been outstanding both times. This time we had them help with kitchen packing and do a long distance move. Everything went smoothly. The team works hard and is careful with my furniture. Hopefully we are done moving but if not, I would use them again in a heartbeat!
MaxForce Delivery ServiceMaxForce Delivery Service
Bri S.
They helped move a couch to and from and were super helpful and quick!
Smooth MovesSmooth Moves
Rupali S.
Great experience. Very friendly and hardworking team. Took good care of my stuff while moving and everything came unscathed. Would highly recommend them for your moving needs. 5 stars!
JB MoversJB Movers
Lydia R.
They were respectful and caring. Mike’s Moving without a doubt, have absolutely an attention to detail. I’ve hired movers at one time and had a bad experience. Mike’s movers took away all my concerns. They took care of us as if we were their family. They wrap my furniture with extra padding and made sure all my items were moved per my instructions. Mike, Jeff and Chino our family is blessed having known you all. Keep up the great work.
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Gary S.
Thomas and his sons did a great job. They moved the furniture and appliances with care and precision on both sides of the move. They worked hard and got it done in a timely fashion. Great job guys, if I need you again you'll be hired!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Nick A.
The guys did a great job! Would highly recommend for your moving needs! Thank you!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Wei G.
Saul is a great help - moving heavy stuff and furniture and removing junk. He is responsive and professional. Highly recommend!
Kastner LandscapingKastner Landscaping
Byron K.
Thomas and his crew did a great job getting us moved! Even after a 15 hour job they were all smiles!!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Garrett G.
Hired MaxForce to move from an apartment to a storage unit - 6 items. They were 2 hours late due to the client before them. They called early in morning but never left a message so I never knew they wanted to talk. I had to call them twice for updates on when they would actually arrive. They also have a 2 hour minimum regardless how quick the move is. I paid over $300 for a 45 min load/unload move. They would not come down on price regardless of their lateness, lack of communication, not wrapping furniture, and a quicker move than planned. The guys that came to do the work were exceptional regardless of the issues. I had a quote for half the price and sooner from another company - but I didn’t take it due to my commitment to MaxForce. Now I wish I had taken that.
MaxForce Delivery ServiceMaxForce Delivery Service
Adele L.
I highly recommend Mike's Moving. I ended up needing help last minute and contacted Mike on a Saturday and he was able to get us 2 movers the next day. Marquis and Dante were amazing movers. Marquis is a Tetris master. When we told him we were paying per foot for the trailer, he was able to fit all of our stuff in 10 feet. We were amazed. They were both friendly and professional. It was all loaded securely and well ratchet strapped. All in 2 hours! Thank you Mike, Marquis, and Dante. Highly recommend.
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Three workers who were competent, fast, thorough, gentle with belongings. The bill was far too small, I bumped it up where it needed to be. I highly recommend that you use Thomas for your next move.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Justin B.
Mikey moved my home, he did really great, very professional and punctual! Cheap rates! Very nice guy and took great care of my stuff! Wrapped everything up in blankets and took great care of my belongings!
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Sam M.
I would have given them top marks for everything but the app would only let me choose three. I had a 500 pound oven that needed to be moved and Clarence and Kojo did a great job. These guys are strong, polite, and totally affordable. 10/10 highly recommend
Royal Treatment Moving Of NWARoyal Treatment Moving Of NWA
Rob B.
On Sunday, I reserved a nine AM Friday spot. At 9:30 I called and asked for an update. They said someone should be there “within the hour.” They weren’t there at eleven. I had to call about four times to get an answer this tjme, and again told me someone was on their way. This went on and on all day. At one point they said they were five minutes away. 30 minutes later they still weren’t there. At 3:30 I gave up. I had to pay $200 extra to get another mover the next day, and didn’t get to spend that day with my kids like I had planned, all because of this awful company. At one point they told me I “wasn’t their only customer.” Yeah, I know, that’s why I made a reservation a week in advance. These people are the worst. They never showed up and they lied all day.
MaxForce Delivery ServiceMaxForce Delivery Service
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