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Your burning questions: answered

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 Gardena movers
Dejuan B.
despite a small miscommunication this company and there movers worked hard to make sure that my move went smooth and barely had to lift a finger.and was very fair with price. i recommend this company for your next move.
Movin ForwardMovin Forward
They made my move easy and affordable. Thanks for your awesome work!
KC Removal ServiceKC Removal Service
Sandra L.
What a great experience! The guys were polite, professional and moved so quickly. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Best moving company we have ever used! One big bonus is that the price includes all fees. Most of the companies we’ve used before add a fee for the tape and shrink wrap, but not these guys! The price is the price!!! Thanks for making our move so easy.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Antoinette D.
Dean’s Team was great! Punctual and Professional and made my move very easy!
Dean's MoversDean's Movers
Hugo F.
Jeremy was extremely professional, efficient, and effective. Moved us into our mew home with no issues.
Pat C.
The movers arrived right on time and got to work right away. They did everything I asked of them, no question. I had a very heavy piece to be moved and they did it with no complaints. They took care not to damage my equipment as well as protect my floors and walls.
Thumbtack Customer
Great work ! Did a hell of a job arranging and moving everything with caution. Great team work !
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Holli F.
I didn’t end up needing to hire movers but I was impressed with how responsive these guys were!
Helpful MovingHelpful Moving
Misha D.
Worked quickly under the deadline of the storage place closing. Moved 2bedroom apt in 2 hours with help.
Qshark Moving CompanyQshark Moving Company
Lorna R.
Prompt, professional, took extra care, and even pulled a MacGyver to get my fridge water pipe connected. In spite of a hiccup the morning of the move, their truck having issues, they came through and rented a truck so I could stay on schedule. This is part one of a two part move and was from LA to Palm Desert. They loaded everything, even taking out some furniture items for my neighbor. I met the team at the destination. The unpacking was so quick. Truly helpful, they reconnected my shade cover acres, and connected my fridge water hose for me. I’ve already arranged for them to help me pack up the remainder of my household goods and do the second move. I Definitely recommend this company. More to come when we do the “big move” next week.
Elite Moving & transportation inc.Elite Moving & transportation inc.
Calista A.
Jeremy is very passionate about his work, he also went beyond to make sure his customers were satisfied, will recommend for anyone trying to move there stiff
Austin B.
After scheduling a date and time 2 weeks in advance and being told they put us on their schedule and would "see us then", they did not show up and could not be contacted the day of the move.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
He is very professional and provided excellent customer service. Has a positive attitude and got us moved in a timely matter considering we hired him in 24 hours after our initial contact. I appreciate all his hard work and work ethics and will highly recommend him to anyone I know who needs a mover. He is a pro at what he does and you can count on him to be on time and ready to work.
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
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