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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 Fayetteville movers
Thumbtack Customer
Victor helping move furniture made move in day go easy and less stressful. Would definitely hire Victor and his helper again for a move.
Blue Beetle Handyman & LandscapingBlue Beetle Handyman & Landscaping
Kelly K.
Mike's moving company was both extremely professional and kind. They performed an exemplary move. In fact Mike brouht me boxes and tape at no charge to assist me in packing. I would recommend Mike's moving company to anybody and everybody I know. They took care of my possessions as if they were their own. On top of that the price was extremely reasonable. Do not make the mistake of passing Mike's Moving company you'll regret it if you do.
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Reese S.
Quality movers. Moved to Bentonville Showed up an hour late but hustled hard and got it done faster than I could have imagined. Great team members.
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Marco was great to work with he was very nice and professional. He moved all of my furniture quickly and with great care. When I move again I will use him again!
M and A landscaping and contractingM and A landscaping and contracting
Jimmy B.
Some of the best movers we have ever used in all of the years of moving. Very professional! On time, polite and took very good care of our belongings. Definitely recommend. Will be using them again!
Royal Treatment Moving LLCRoyal Treatment Moving LLC
Leslie D.
Mike's Moving is the only way to go. Got an immediate response; team showed up on time and were VERY careful with the antique furniture they were moving. Highly recommend and am going to use them again!
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Alora D.
Very efficient and polite. Would definitely recommend for all moving needs.
Thumbtack Customer
Moving from Arkansas to Oregon from a house we lived in for 10 years. We got rid of a lot of stuff, but there was still a lot of stuff. Thomas had excellent help on both sides of the move and made sure our things were handled carefully. He was very easy to work with and entirely pleasant. We have had some bad experiences with movers but never an all around great one until now. There were lower bids yes, but We Haul Moving is worth the extra money. We would absolutely hire him again.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Sarah M.
Great customer service, extremely professional, and super efficient. Best movers I’ve ever used.
Kelley MovingKelley Moving
Ronald H.
Mike’s did a great job with our move. They showed up on time and completed the job efficiently.
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Helped me move a heavy foosball table from my old place to my new place. Very quick and professional but also took care of the table. Great price compared to other companies offering to help move it for me. Definitely will use again in the future!
Blue Beetle Handyman & LandscapingBlue Beetle Handyman & Landscaping
Haley m.
MIKES MOVING SAVED MY BUTT TODAY. IN THE RAIN. I MEAN COME ON...! DOES IT GET ANY BETTER? 10/10 would recommend and will recommend. Affordable and responded ASAP when I was in a pinch moving. These were the sweetest guys too. These people are just good people, nough said.
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Laura S.
Professional, friendly movers. They arrived on time, worked quickly, and handled my fragile items with care. More so, when Mike found out my car had broken down he offered to give me a ride and even towed my car to the new place. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them for my next move!
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Rita W.
Very happy with my choice in movers . Very nice and courteous workers. Hard workers and had the job done in great time . Highly recommend
Smooth MovesSmooth Moves
JaVon H.
Had a dresser that sat in my garage for three months after my move in. Downloaded the app, found “No Worries” & they were here the next day.
Smooth MovesSmooth Moves
Whitley W.
These guys were fantastic! They moved everything without a problem and they were fast. I seriously cannot praise them enough for the great work they did for us.
Elite Trucking and LaborElite Trucking and Labor
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience from start to finish. Very easy to communicate with prior to the move. On time, efficient, and very hardworking. I was completely satisfied with the service quality as well as the cost. Thank you!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Thumbtack Customer
very prompt, good helpers, packed up things exactly as i requested, unloaded quickly, would definitely use him for a move and recommend him to others. quote/price was reasonable and was very professional.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Thumbtack Customer
M & A helped me move my furniture. Their service was outstanding. They were able to help me on short notice and they completed the job (loading at my apartment and reloading into portable storge) in less than two hours. Highly recommend!
M and A landscaping and contractingM and A landscaping and contracting
Thumbtack Customer
Thomas and his team did a fantastic job with moving my furniture from one apartment to another. They were quick. I had a request to drop of at multiple locations in the Fayetteville area and they had no problem to do so. Overall, I was satisfied with my experience.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Sharon G.
I am so happy to have found Mike’s Moving. He carried out the project exactly as requested & actually added a few more things onto the project that I had not anticipated. Super nice crew. Would highly recommend the guys in the pink shirts!
Mike's MovingMike's Moving
Willow J.
Would not recommend their service. I contacted them for a moving service to be done today and they canceled on me same day , 30 minutes before agreed upon time. They did wouldn’t answer my calls and the only thing they said to me was “sorry , can’t make it”. Horrible service . Would not recommend.
Kastner LandscapingKastner Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Thomas was impressive. Not a single scratch on a wall or piece of furniture. We moved weeks before having a baby. They took all the work out of the process. I felt like I had a couple friends helping me do the job. They cared for my belonging like I would have.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome experience. They made a long-distance move from Fayetteville, AR to Nashville, TN so much smoother than it would have been without their help. Loading and unloading both went by really quickly, and they took good care of our belongings. These guys make a great team and get things done really efficiently!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
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