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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 Lancaster movers
John C.
I can say nothing bad about TNT moving. except it was the most relaxing time I had moving in all the times I've moved this move was by far the best
TNT MovingTNT Moving
Monica r.
I hired Tetris Pro Movers to move me on 6/27/20 and I have never used movers before. I have had the best experience using Tetris Movers..... I had 3 awesome guys who assisted me with my move..... they were extremely professional, awesome workers, and helped me with everything from start to finish. Their rates were very good, and I recommend them to anyone who needs movers...... I definitely would use them again. Thank you Tetris Pro Movers for a job well done.
Tetris Pro MoversTetris Pro Movers
Sherry C.
Guys did a great job. It’s always a little scary having a piano moved because they are valuable pieces. The piano was successfully moved without a scratch. I’d recommend this mover and would call them again
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Lajuan G.
I had to arrange moving help for my son while I am in Northern California. I was quite nervous trying to find a mover without being there in person. I would highly recommend this mover for any move you are considering. They were able to fit us in short notice and help my son get moved. My son ended up having more things than I initially thought and they were still able to accommodate and move him within the price they quoted. Very pleased with the professionalism, punctuality, value and the service. Thank you so much for helping my son get moved and make a fresh start!
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Joshua and his team. They really care about their clients and even go above and beyond to make the moving experience less stressful. I was dreading my move. I have a very busy life and was anxious about having time to pack everything. Joshua and his team helped me with every aspect of my move and assured me that everything would work out. Although my move was not easy, they did an excellent job and remained professional the whole time. They are the best movers I have hired.
Thumbtack Customer
These guys went above and beyond. We hired them only to move our piano and our other movers that we had hired to move everything else were a no call no show. It was awful, it set us way back. These guys came to our rescue and did the other movers job. I am so glad they were there. They were super polite and worked very quickly. Can't recommend them enough.
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Roy C.
The guys were great! They came and gave me a free estimate and the final price was the same. They had to move my belongings into a storage facility because I sold my home and had to leave but my new house had not closed yet. So I ended up having J&G move me twice. Everything arrived is good shape. And for the first time in my life, nothing went missing during the move! I highly recommend the guys at J&G Full Service Moving!
J&G Full Service MovingJ&G Full Service Moving
These guys were excellent some of the best customer service I've had in a long time kind courteous and very professional they treated my move like they were moving their own items. I really appreciate that.
I Need To Be Moved™I Need To Be Moved™
Alex S.
Disassembled and reassembled furniture, got the move completed quickly. Highly recommended!!
LA Moving StarLA Moving Star
Thumbtack Customer
101 did a fantastic job with my move. They had to deal with large items going into a tiny apartment. They were able to get my baby grand piano up a huge flight of stairs with a really tight turning radius. They were very efficient and pleasant to work with, especially during such a highly stressful time for me. They offered me a very reasonable price for my move. I highly recommend this company for any moving needs.
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional. Arrived on time and moved everything perfectly. And, they are very nice, friendly people!
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Gloria T.
Thank you so much for your help. All furniture was handled with so much care and they both moved all furniture quickly. They also came really early in the morning for the move and was punctual. I definitely would hire again and recommend to my family and friends.
The Extra Hand Professional ServicesThe Extra Hand Professional Services
Heather M.
Alex’s piano movers did a wonderful job. I was hesitant because the deal almost seemed to good to be true- they were very economical- but they were absolutely awesome. I highly recommend them and if I ever need to move a piano again, they are first on my list!!
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Amie A.
My moving experience was AMAZING! These guys go above and beyond! I will definitely be using them again!
Sanchez MovingSanchez Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job. Moved me with very short notice. Showed up on time, communicated well and worked hard. They also were able to complete the job within the estimated time that they quoted me. Would recommend them to anyone needing movers they can count on to do a professional and efficient job.
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Natasha M.
good movers . nice guys and professional . they take care of your items to ensure they are well taken care of . would hire again
The Extra Hand Professional ServicesThe Extra Hand Professional Services
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't have ask for a better moving experience! We were moving my mother from one senior facility to another which was already a stressful situation. Frank and Renee were so thoughtful and sensitive to the situation. Frank told my mom to stay in her chair as they moved around her letting her know it would be the last thing on the truck and the first thing off so she would have a comfortable place to sit. They worked quickly and careful. I would not hesitate to hire them again and would recommend them to everyone.
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Joshua and Justin were live savers helping us move out of our house. Great guys who did an excellent job!
Thumbtack Customer
His team was awesome. They showed up on time and got straight to work. Couldn't ask for a better mover. Will definitely use them again.
Michael E.
These guys were great! At first I thought the price was fake and too good to be true but what they quoted was exactly what I paid no hidden fees or anything. They packed certain items that I didn’t have boxes for and shrink wrapped my furniture. They worked fast. They made the whole moving process easy. I will be contacting them for my next move for sure.
The First Moving CompanyThe First Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
I was crunched for time and needed a mover urgently. Joshua was very responsive, both on Thumbtack as well as on his phone. Even with the aggressive timelines and last minute request, he was able to help me move. He and his crew were efficient and worked quickly and professionally. They took care of my delicate personal items, making sure they were adequately protected.
Mike C.
He showed up pm time.amd dod exactly what we needed. Great work ny hom amd his moving assistant
Scott F.
Hired Frank and his guys for a move. Liked the fact that he stopped by for an estimate first, so when it came time to quote me a price there were no surprises. They were there when they said they were going to be and everyone on the crew were hard workers. If your moving and you don't at least give Frank a shot to earn your trust, you might be left out in the cold.
Experienced Movers Moving ServiceExperienced Movers Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Sanchez Moving to move my household to Las Vegas. They were professional, took care of my items from small to big with kid gloves, and helped me with storage when it ended up that my place in Vegas would not be ready to accept the delivery. At delivery they were on time, took special care in setting up and assembling all furniture and all items were intact. George and his crew worked hard at both pickup and delivery. They worked around our needs and accommodated us in every aspect. We highly recommend Sanchez Moving and would not hesitate to hire them again! Thank you George and crew!!!
Sanchez MovingSanchez Moving
Cynthia C.
When I need need them for any purchases or repairs or even to move my pool table to another location and reassemble it I will surely call them again
AV BilliardsAV Billiards
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