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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.

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 River Ridge movers
Barbara M.
moved a spinet for me - the treated it with respect and provided a safe move.
Fixed Rate Moving, Inc.Fixed Rate Moving, Inc.
Vickie H.
We loved our movers!! Great, hard working, considerate and funny! Made moving as great of an experience as moving can be!! Thank you Jessie, Ty and Chris!!
Mouton’s Transfer - Professional MoversMouton’s Transfer - Professional Movers
Amanda A.
The movers were absolutely wonderful! Thank you for making the move fast and easy! Such respectful and nice young men!
Best Rated Couriers LLCBest Rated Couriers LLC
Alyia G.
They were amazing! Moved my stuff super quick. Will use again if I ever need to move anything.
Riley Couriers LLCRiley Couriers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Bob was hired to move a TV.
Bob's HandyMan ServicesBob's HandyMan Services
Thumbtack Customer
I needed help finishing a move and they were able to help me at the last minute. Both movers went above and beyond even helping me pick up after the move and taking out the trash. I would highly recommend them!
Always MovingAlways Moving
Betty M.
Mr. Riley’s team did an excellent job. I have moved several times and used other movers and it was just a nightmare but Mr. Riley’s Movers were the Best team, they were very professional, did not waste time messing around and the quality of their work was one of the best I have ever experience with local movers. They did an awesome job for me and my daughter!
Riley Couriers LLCRiley Couriers LLC
Kristen a.
Needed movers in a hurry to move within a specific timeframe. They accommodated on short notice and were very careful with everything. I’d use them again
Riley Couriers LLCRiley Couriers LLC
Aaron S.
They were able to get me moved in same day with only about 3.5 hours notice. The actual move took only about 1.5 hours.
Best Rated Couriers LLCBest Rated Couriers LLC
Alexandra H.
These guys came through when I was in dire need of movers being that the others cancelled on me at the last minute. They moved fast and got it done. I definitely reccomend their services!
Riley Couriers LLCRiley Couriers LLC
Kelly h.
Hire Best Rated for your next move! I had a very good experience with them! I have used other movers before...never have I had such professional and nice people help my family and I move. Rates are very fair. They are very conscientious with your things and help set you up in your new home quickly.
Best Rated Couriers LLCBest Rated Couriers LLC
Paige B.
Excellent service. Will definitely be hiring them again for my next move.
Riley Couriers LLCRiley Couriers LLC
Alyssa K.
Nice gentlemen! They did a great job moving our furniture and worked steadfastly for hours!
Riley Couriers LLCRiley Couriers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers arrived on time, completed the packing in a highly professional manner within 45 minutes.
Fixed Rate Moving, Inc.Fixed Rate Moving, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Had a lot more to move than I realized. Guys were very professional and timely.
Fixed Rate Moving, Inc.Fixed Rate Moving, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Bob and his team were super helpful and kept insisting that I let them move my furniture instead of trying to help decrease their load. Very professional and nice. Will definitely hire again when I need any help around the house or moving furniture.
Bob's HandyMan ServicesBob's HandyMan Services
Katy S.
We had a several pieces of furniture to move in town. Kevin and Donald were great. My anxiety level quickly dropped after I saw the care they were taking with the pieces. Everything was wrapped or draped, and methodically packed for the move. We would definyely use this company again.
Best Rated Couriers LLCBest Rated Couriers LLC
Ellen Y.
After some communication bumps, I able to connect with the company and get a very satisfactory quote. Unfortunately some health and personal issues have forced me to put my move on the back burner but I will absolutely contact this company again when I'm able to reschedule the move.
Fixed Rate Moving, Inc.Fixed Rate Moving, Inc.
Alex B.
Bob was a great mover and I plan on using him again in the future! He is very professional and timely.
Bob wilcoxBob wilcox
Trent T.
These guys did a great job moving us in! The job was bigger than expected, but they were very professional and careful with the items.
Riley Couriers LLCRiley Couriers LLC
Samantha G.
My movers were incredibly flexible and were willing to work with me to accommodate in a bind! Very thankful for the help and kindness.
Best Rated Couriers LLCBest Rated Couriers LLC
Angela S.
My movers were 45 mins late, although the site says that they can be up to 2 hours late. (My fault for not reading first) I was charged additional fees and taxes that were not disclosed to me before allowing them to accept the job. My movers, when they finally made it there, were extremely slow moving up until they saw that I was visibly frustrated. I don’t write reviews often but this was ridiculous. The guys had positive attitudes, they were really nice. Whoever it is that they are working for shouldn’t be in a position to even herd sheep... I’ll never use this company again.
Best Rated Couriers LLCBest Rated Couriers LLC
Iman B.
This 5-star rating was well earned. Best Rated Couriers are BY FAR the best moving company I have worked with! A truck full of very heavy furniture was unloaded and set up in my house without any damages! They were super efficient and shockingly inexpensive! I will gladly work with them again in the future and recommend them to anyone looking to hire movers!
Best Rated Couriers LLCBest Rated Couriers LLC
Elizabeth S.
Quincy and T did a great job moving some larger items from my mother’s home to her mew residence. They were a pleasure to work with!
Riley Couriers LLCRiley Couriers LLC
Angelita S.
Great experience. They went out of their way to make sure I moved everything I needed too. I will most definitely be using them again.
Riley Couriers LLCRiley Couriers LLC
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