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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Lakewood movers
Travis T.
Fantastic moving company. No surprise charges. Really friendly and efficient movers. They were on time and worked really quickly and safely to get the move done perfectly. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.
Clever MovingClever Moving
Kartika I.
Gold Rush came through in a pinch for us after another mover canceled the day before our move. They were on time and handled our move with professionalism and care. We wouldn't hesitate to use them again and recommend them to friend!
Gold Rush MoversGold Rush Movers
Kellie W.
We had a small move to do. Picked up furniture from my son’s place to move into the home. Once here, had some large items to move outside formthe large trash and also move a couple things around in the house. They showed up 10 minutes late, but called to let us know they were stuck in traffic. Everything was done in a very timely manner. I would hire them again.
ugoodmoversugoodmovers
Thumbtack Customer
My move was pretty easy, just a few miles away. They showed up on time, took care in wrapping and moving items. Disassembled and reassembled. No complaints, excellent job!
MGB RelocationsMGB Relocations
Christopher P.
Mannplann arrived as promised, on time, well equipped, and had the appropriate man power level for the task at hand. They move a pre-Fabricated BBQ Island through my narrow side gate. They never damaged it, and set it up after the move. I would use them again if and when I move from my primary residence. Excellent work.
Mannplann LLCMannplann LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Micheal showed up with his truck, politely introduced himself and I gave him a walk through of the furniture I needed his help with. He and his assistant began covering my furniture in moving blankets and wrapping them tightly before loading them into his truck. Everything was moved quickly and with out damage, expertly moving around some tricky corners. Micheal's upfront cost is both comforting and solid. Great price and I never had to worry about the time it would take to move things.
Supreme MovingSupreme Moving
Debe P.
They did a great job moving some very heavy furniture! I will use their services again.
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
Thumbtack Customer
At last minute this company cancelled. This is far from "reliable"! Ruined plans literally minutes before appointment and when I got own truck since he's supposible broke down he's moving people went home?!!?! Horrible start to already stressful day of moving!
SED&R Socal Euro Demolition & RestorationSED&R Socal Euro Demolition & Restoration
Thumbtack Customer
I had some large furniture pieces I've needed moved for awhile I was so happy when Socal Euro responded to my request. Two great guys came out and moved what I needed from the house to the garage, they were so careful not to bump the walls or scratch the floors. The price was very reasonable and I very appreciative of their service.
SED&R Socal Euro Demolition & RestorationSED&R Socal Euro Demolition & Restoration
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were amazing. Donald and Max were fast, careful, friendly, and incredibly accommodating. They loaded what we asked and more in little under an hour. They also went out of their way to drop off a stove and washer I was giving to my aunt. Next time we move we're definitely hiring these guys again and recommending them to anyone who's thinking of moving.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Lisa H.
Excellent, careful service! Appreciated these guys who worked so professionally even in the rain and helped make our move as smooth as possible. Thank you!
Clever MovingClever Moving
Brian M.
These guys were great! One worker canceled at the last minute so the two of them worked like 3. It was amazing. I’ve never seen anyone move so fast and efficiently. Super friendly and they even took their shoes off at the new house every single time they went in. Super cool! I only gave them 4 stars because two of our items got scratched during the move, neither of us are sure how because they wrap everything so carefully and we didn’t notice until after they left so it was not too big of a deal. But, If I had to move again, Elite would be my first call. 👍
Elite Moving & transportation inc.Elite Moving & transportation inc.
Thumbtack Customer
They moved a few big items of furniture and numerous boxes.They were punctual and professional as well as very careful with delicate items. We highly recommend them.
DCarpio TransportDCarpio Transport
Thumbtack Customer
The guys did an amazing job. Started as soon as they got to the job didn't stop once. Got 3 guys for the price of two,not one thing was broken or even damaged,I highly recommend this company to anyone looking at moving
News Moving CompanyNews Moving Company
Dina H.
Nice guys. Came this morning and helped me with moving my furniture from one room to another. They were careful with my furniture and were willing to help do more if wanted or needed. Definitely will call them again!! Thanks guys!!
MightyMoversMightyMovers
Argentina S.
They were both great...I just wished all movers would go hourly or timed used . It kinda sucks when you pay for an hour that isnt used. But overall they are great. They wrapped and took good care of my belongings. I would hire them again.
Clever MovingClever Moving
Arena H.
Jermey was absolutely amazing. Very professional and respected my items and my home. I was definitely stressed about my total home move and he had a very calming and easy presence about himself. He is very meticulous and paid great attention to detail and ensuring my items were properly packaged since I had pre packed my things myself. Thank you thank you thank you Jeremy and team. You guys are great.
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