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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.

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 Newark movers
Michelle L.
Very great movers, they handled everything with care. Definitely recommended.
Monty V.
I called the company and spoke with Mario to help me move a few boxes. Mario Aguirre was quick to answer and provided a very affordable quote. He arrived 30 mins early and finished the job without any issues or problems. Mario saved me a headache by helping me out with this move at the last minute. I would recommend Mario for all your moving needs.
Bay Area handyman/moving serviceBay Area handyman/moving service
Walter B.
We had a rather frustrating experience with Tony's moving company. We booked his company to move our 2b/2.5ba townhome to our new home 1 hour away. On the morning of the move, we received a phone call informing us that the large truck had broke down and that they will be sending their other (smaller) truck. This was our first time working with a moving company so we figured they knew what they were doing. In the end, boxes, clothes and kitchenware were left behind because there was NO SPACE in the truck. You would assume that they have been in the business for years and would know whether a 2b/2.5ba belonging would for into their smaller truck. We wanted everything moved since it's extremely inconvenient to drive back with an infant to pack and move the remaining items. We paid close to $1000 and had to make two trips back with two cars worth of stuff. We had discussed our dissatisfaction with Tony but nothing was done. However, with that being said, the workers were punctual and worked efficiently.
Tony's moving servicesTony's moving services
John J.
I got a call from the dispatcher about the time they were supposed to be at my house to begin the move. He told me the driver lost his wallet and didn't have his driver's license. He asked me to go to U-Haul to rent the truck myself so that his driver without his license could drive the truck for the move! I then told him I would not put myself at risk and that situation and that I was going to find someone else for another day if necessary. Went back to thumbtack and found we are here Movers they contacted me quickly they showed up within an hour they did an amazing job and I'll use them again. We are here Movers great experience!
Nidhi b.
Scott and his team were great! In our initial call with Scott, he asked all the right questions so he fully understood what we needed and gave us all the information we could need to make an informed decision. He gave us clear estimates and breakdown of costs. He responded to all our questions almost instantly. The cost was reasonable too. On the day of the move, the team arrived on time and well equipped with supplies to pack and move our furniture. They were efficient and careful. Once we arrived at the new home, again, they quickly unloaded all the boxes and furniture. All our stuff was in perfect condition! Would definitely contact them if we need movers around the area again! Thank you guys for the work you do!
Moving Services TransportnMoving Services Transportn
Harley S.
If I could give a rating exceeding five stars, I would readily do so. Steve and his associate Cheryl more than met my expectations. And they (=my expectations) were high. I was obligated to move with very short notice. The situation became more complicated at this point but I will spare your attention. I called Steve (and many others) on a Thursday for an evening move the next day. When I spoke with Steve, I was pleasantly surprised that he was flexible enough to meet my needs. In fact, I couldn't believe that my problem was solved. But it was: Steve was thoroughly professional and responsible from our first contact. Steve arrived ahead of time, and graciously dealt with some initial confusion. He was entirely "zen" during the whole transaction, which calmed my moving-day anxiety. He loaded the truck efficiently and the unloading was equally smooth. His rates are more than fair. But I would have gratefully paid more given his positive attitude, something that has been rare among my previous movers.
"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving  (Veteran owner)"Airdrop" Delivery & Moving (Veteran owner)
Greg D.
Chris's crew is very capable and professional. I am overjoyed that I hired these guys to move, refelt, and set up my pool table instead of trying to do it myself. Fantastic job, guys!
Pool Table ProsPool Table Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Had a date, a time, and a location set. Get a call 2 hours before from Max to confirm, but I miss the call, so the job gets cancelled! In the mean time, I'm waiting on site for movers to arrive, but they're a no show! A complete nightmare!!!
A-Z Move!A-Z Move!
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