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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 Fairfield movers
Georgina S.
AC moving was very professional and took great care in moving my items.
AC Moving SolutionsAC Moving Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick did a great job and was able to meet my schedule for moving! Even came to move me later in the day after he had worked moving somebody else that day. I would recommend him to anybody moving.
Patrick FrederickPatrick Frederick
Jennifer B.
The moving crew was great, made moving less stressful, and I definitely would hire them again.
We Do Odd Jobs LLCWe Do Odd Jobs LLC
Danielle F.
I reached out to a number of different moving companies via Thumbtack. Kevin replied back very quickly with a fair quote and straight forward pricing. I had a number of big pieces of furniture to move. The day of our move went very smooth, we had four movers , they showed up exactly on time and wrapped up and loaded up our items very quickly and efficiently. They quickly unloaded and moved our items to the respective rooms. Also, all four movers followed COVID safety protocols and had their mask on the entire time. I would use KM moving services again and highly recommend to anyone in need of movers who offer great rates and work quickly but safely.
KM North Moving ServicesKM North Moving Services
Brittany S.
Everything was great. The movers were diligent, fast and really took care of my things. I'll be using them for all my moves.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
We had unusual circumstances prior to our move and had to change days. Then on moving day things were hectic on our end. They were flexible, courteous and did a great job getting everything moved! Thank you so much!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Syreeta B.
I highly recommend Stuart Moving Co. They were courteous, efficient, reasonably priced, and came equipped with a truck and all the necessary equipment to aid in a successful move.
Matt M.
Safe movers were the best value that I could find for our move. The gentlemen that came did an awesome job, and even went above and beyond to help me move a new fridge into the house from the garage. They were very conscientious about protecting my stuff as well. Excellent.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Catherine O.
Absolutely delighted! They worked very hard helping me move.
We Do Odd Jobs LLCWe Do Odd Jobs LLC
Theresa J.
They did such a great job, I hired them again to complete my move!
We Do Odd Jobs LLCWe Do Odd Jobs LLC
Julia S.
The people that work at Budget Hauling were wonderful. I would definitely hire them again if I ever move. Everyone was friendly with a can-do attitude. Gage and David were both leads in my two day move. Both are great people. My only small complaint is that the scheduler really should have pushed for a detailed list of items rather than just asking about how many bedrooms and baths I had. My one day move doubled into two which I was not prepared for so it cost me double what I thought I’d be paying. Regardless, they completed the move.
Budget Hauling, Inc.Budget Hauling, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional. Great communication with exact timing of arrival given the day of the move. Very friendly and courteous helpers.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Lavelle L.
Service was Excellent!! The Movers were very Professional, Courteous and very careful with my items! I highly recommend me them!!
Budget Hauling, Inc.Budget Hauling, Inc.
Harold B.
They did an awesome job moving two houses. Very responsive and work ethics is above and beyond. Great doing business with them.
gonzalez hauling and movinggonzalez hauling and moving
Theresi R.
My experience with low-cost moving was pleasant respectful right on time Face covering shoe protection And most of all his low cost
Thumbtack Customer
Moving. It went great!! They even helped disperse things to each room as much as possible and helped my husband build our sons crib too.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Fay R.
I appreciate the professorial young men who moved a few pieces from one place, to where I needed the items to go. The pricing was very reasonable.
We Do Odd Jobs LLCWe Do Odd Jobs LLC
Deanna D.
They really came through for me on short notice with a fair price for the job during a busy season! Everything was moved efficiently and securely, I can’t thank them enough!
JJ’s RemovalJJ’s Removal
Jennifer S.
Walter and his team did a great job with our move. They were fast and efficient while also being careful with our items. He booked us with very little notice too.
Walty Handy Service ProWalty Handy Service Pro
Manu K.
Good overall experience. They were friendly and accommodating with the need to stop by a second place to pick up / drop off some items. Easy to communicate with and flexible with the timings. An area I would recommend they work on improving is the care that each mover puts behind the items they are moving. Not sliding furniture, and placing things down gently will help avoid scratches. Most of our items were fine but a few items did end up with minor scratches. Not a big deal but if you have extremely valuable things, be sure to flag it to them from the start.
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Kim E.
Rob came out to my house before an appointment was made to see if he was able to move the 2 vanities that I requested (very heavy). When he came on the scheduled day with his crew, I was at work so he communicated with me the process/follow up and did a great job.
Avila's Hassle Free Solutions, IncAvila's Hassle Free Solutions, Inc
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