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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. 

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. 

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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

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
Willow J.
After my original movers canceled on me the day of my move ! , Stud Movers were able to get the job done. They were quick , efficient, and super friendly. Will book them again and will definitely recommend to anyone !
Stud MoversStud Movers
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 & A landscaping and contractingM & A landscaping and contracting
Carla H.
They were amazing! After a really bad experience with Maison Moving in southern California, I was a little worried but the young men with 4 Points Moving were all you could hope for.
4 Points Moving & Delivery4 Points Moving & Delivery
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
Sherry T.
These movers are the best out there. Zach and Scott were our movers and I could not have asked for a better experience! They were lightning fast, meticulously careful, polite, and amazing! I would use this company again in a heartbeat!
4 Points Moving & Delivery4 Points Moving & Delivery
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
Courtney D.
Stud movers were life savers when I was left in a bind when another moving company did not show up. They responded almost immediately and graciously fit me into their schedule same day. They were highly professional and courteous and I’d recommend them to anyone!
Stud MoversStud Movers
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
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
Sarah M.
Great customer service, extremely professional, and super efficient. Best movers I’ve ever used.
Kelley MovingKelley Moving
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
Shelley M.
Great guys! Helped us unload a truck from our one-way move. Very nice, punctual, and fair value.
Stud MoversStud Movers
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
Sean B.
Stud Movers showed up right on time & were more very professional. Their responsiveness really set them apart from the rest of the competition.
Stud MoversStud Movers
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.
No Worries Painting ServiceNo Worries Painting Service
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
No Worries Painting ServiceNo Worries Painting Service
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 & A landscaping and contractingM & A landscaping and contracting
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