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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 Scottsdale movers
Cara H.
So happy we hired Moving Hogs for our move! Donald and his team were extremely prepared, efficient and friendly. They handled our items with care and moved swiftly, they made moving day feel like a breeze! I HIGHLY recommend Moving Hogs for your next move!
Moving Hogs AZMoving Hogs AZ
Thumbtack Customer
Great Moving experience, very friendly, efficient, and made things nice and painless. I have moved many times and dread each move, I would recommend Mastermind Movers for overall cost, and quality.
Mastermind MovingMastermind Moving
John K.
Look no farther if you are looking a moving company ,Better Move is great
A Better Move LLCA Better Move LLC
Jim M.
Hiring movers can be a crapshoot. As soon as we met them we felt at ease. The team at True Move are true professionals. I highly recommend them for your move.
True Move LLCTrue Move LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Our move was WONDERFUL. Our movers showed up Saturday morning on 3/19 and everything we owned was in our new home by the afternoon. I couldn't believe how kind and polite our movers were not to mention they took care with our packages so that everything arrived safe. Moving can be a pain but we will be returning customers next time that we have to because this was a great experience. We used to move ourselves and not pay for movers, now we know the value of it!
Precious Possessions Moving SystemsPrecious Possessions Moving Systems
Francisco C.
The two movers were on time and moved my stuff fast! They were awesome! The price was also good.
True Move LLCTrue Move LLC
Melissa M.
Mastermind Moving moved my piano from one home to another. They were prompt, efficient and done quickly.
Mastermind MovingMastermind Moving
Ronda W.
We had an excellent experience with our team of movers. Highly recommend them for any future moving needs!
RoyalWay Moving LLCRoyalWay Moving LLC
Joe S.
I recently used Efficient Moving Solutions for a cross town move. And went with 4 movers at Jeff’s recommendation. They truly lived up to the name of efficient. They were able to get everything loaded up and safely secured quickly. The movers were all very polite/courteous. And took great care with my belongings and house. I’m very pleased with the end result. And while I don’t plan to move again anytime soon. I’d be quick to recommend Efficient Moving Solutions to anybody that is!
Efficient Moving SolutionsEfficient Moving Solutions
Amy W.
My company hired Prestige Moving to pick some furniture from storage to move into a few apartments. Tyler was able to fit the move in last minute and was very responsive! Looking forward to working with Prestige again.
Prestige MovingPrestige Moving
Alexis R.
Alex was very professional and responsive throughout the entire moving process and ensured confidence that my move would be handled with care. It was my first time moving across country and never once was I concerned or uneasy. Alex was flexible to meet my needs and was efficient and on time. He was a joy and I would definitely use him for my next move and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to hire a mover.
Luxe Moving Phoenix, AZLuxe Moving Phoenix, AZ
Thumbtack Customer
Best move ever
Mastermind MovingMastermind Moving
Julie M.
I received quick responses to all my questions. And, I received good pre-move tips about preparing my items. On moving day, Patrick and Anthony did an excellent job of wrapping our furniture and protecting it when loading and unloading the truck. They worked efficiently and helped us move in a few hours. They relieved stress from our move. They moved-in furniture exactly where we wanted it to go. I'm very glad we hired them, and I would hire them again for any future cross-town moves.
Heavy-Duty Heroes LLCHeavy-Duty Heroes LLC
Rae L.
Thankyou for a great move!
Moving Made For YOUMoving Made For YOU
Sabrina F.
Jerry and Kevin were great to work with! I had previously had a really bad experience with another very reputable and well-known moving company here in town where a lot of damage was caused but NOT with Hogan's Moving! I would 100% recommend Jerry and Kevin with Hogan's Moving to anyone looking for friendly, reliable and hardworking movers!
Janet K.
I am so pleased with my experience with New Age Movers, they were responsive, punctual, professional and expedient. I can’t say enough about the 2 young men who moved us, Jojo was the lead mover, he was so polite, the team worked quickly to execute the move. I highly recommend this company!
New Age MoversNew Age Movers
Denise Z.
Jason was awesome. He went over and above to help us with a move after I failed to get details of the move to him. We will definitely use him again when we move back into the house after the renovation.
True Move LLCTrue Move LLC
Maura S.
Soft Touch Moving did an excellent, professional job from start to finish. Thanks to them the move was seamless and easy for us!
Soft Touch MovingSoft Touch Moving
Brian S.
Priority One Moving helped me coordinate a cross country move and was ready as soon as our POD arrived in Phoenix. They unloaded and moved everything in a very careful manner, and made what is normally a stressful situation, completely stress free!
Priority One MovingPriority One Moving
Lexy V.
Justin handled a move of office furniture for us. He was very responsive from the beginning when I was looking for a mover, to the very end of the job. He was punctual, professional and friendly. I highly recommend using him for any moving needs!
The Moving GuyThe Moving Guy
Robin R.
These guys are great!! Moved our stair master with ease and were very careful. We will use them for all our moving needs!!
Helping Hands Household Solutions LLCHelping Hands Household Solutions LLC
Brittany E.
Great experience with the movers at KB Pool Table! Very easy process to move a pool table from setting it up to the move itself. They were the best price I had found and the pool table looks great in its new home!
Raghu M.
Very happy with the moving experience
New Age MoversNew Age Movers
Jack A.
I managed to book these guys last minute when my other movers fell through. They were extremely prompt in their response, and were able to help me move same day. Are also very flexible, and worked with me through the hassles of moving.
Strong moversLLCStrong moversLLC
Samantha C.
SO Glad I hired them!.. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE NEEDING MOVERS! ... will be calling them for any future moving needs!.. THX!! :)
Momentum Movers AZ LLCMomentum Movers AZ LLC
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