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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 Arvada movers
Saira T.
2 Friendly Movers did an excellent job moving a very large, very old upright grand. Scheduling was very easy. The team was very professional and took great care of the piano during the move. We actually used their services twice within 48 hours - to move the piano from the first level to the basement - a task we thought impossible! 2 Friendly Movers was prompt and up for the challenge. It was truly a miracle they were able to move a piano of this size to the basement. I would absolutely recommend working with 2 Friendly Movers!
2 Friendly Movers2 Friendly Movers
Jean P.
Jerry and Min from Elite Movers were pleasant, professional, careful, courteous, on time, and honest. I will recommend Elite Movers to others. I will use Elite Movers for my next moving needs. Now, I will see if I can still play a piano!
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Amanda B.
I can’t say enough good things about this group of movers that worked so quick and efficiently to get our move done. They were professional, respectful, caring gentlemen. Even before the move, they quickly responded to every question I had quickly and never left me waiting. I’ll be recommending Elite Moving to any/everyone I know who needs movers.
Elite MovingElite Moving
Hannah M.
Movers did a great job of getting all my furniture moved to the new house. They worked quickly and efficiently.
Technique Moving LLCTechnique Moving LLC
Kristin F.
The men from The Other Side Movers arrived 15 minutes early for our move and were friendly, efficient, and respectful through every step of the journey. They even had to move their truck around 3 times as it was trash day for the HOA in our townhome community, and they did it without complaint and still did our entire move of furniture in just under 2 hours. We would recommend The Other Side Movers to anyone and would hire them again!
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The move went very well despite the snow and ice. Andrew and John were professional and made moving day less stressful. Thanks for everything.
Tamara H.
We recently moved from Arvada to Stapleton. The move went well. The moving team was on time and were able to get us to our new location in a timely manner. I was impressed with the initial personalized response from Todd when he responded back. It wasn't just an automated quote, but a thoughtful response, using my first name in the communications. This really speaks to the customer experience that I think the rest of people talked about in their reviews. Todd also sent out Sam to take a look at the space and give me a good quote for our move. Sam was professional and nice and was able to give me a quote for our movers. Overall, we were very happy with this experience and recommended Skyline Moving Company to my family who moved 2 days later.
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Clara D.
The EZ Moving team was great and showed up despite a big snowstorm. All our items were handled with care! Highly reccomend EZ Moving!
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Eric V.
D & D Movers, LLCD & D Movers, LLC
Ingrid R.
Great movers... very careful with furniture..
Mojo's Moving ServicesMojo's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Elite Movers did a great job moving our piano and even managed to work us into their schedule earlier than we anticipated. Great job guys!
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Kyle M.
This move was for a very meticulous, elderly family member. Conscious Movers were flexible with our schedule, did a careful walk through for their estimate, and did a first rate job of packing and then loading a 16 ft container. They were experienced, efficient and easy to get along with, Best moving experience ever!
Conscious Movers LLCConscious Movers LLC
Diane S.
The crew that moved us were respectful of our property and our wishes! They had great attitudes and made the stress of moving a little less stressful! I highly recommend this company!
Keeping It Moving, LLCKeeping It Moving, LLC
Casey M.
They moved our vanity we're on time at an affordable rate.
Fran W.
Friendly. Took good care of the pianos being moved.
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Michael W.
Very pleased. 8 hour move including a complicated piano into an Independent living situation. With Covid measures followed. No errors, and very responsive as needs became evident through the move. Foreman was very good at reading the customer’s anxiety and offering modifications. All four movers were “self motivated”, friendly, personable and very respectful.
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
Jane J.
Wow the two guys who did our move were amazing! They didn’t stop one minute and it was snowing they just kept going. Definitely use them again when moving in a year
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Jodie N.
They did a great job moving my couch! Easy and friendly
AMAESING Movers and Junk RemovalAMAESING Movers and Junk Removal
Katie L.
The movers arrived late but dispatch communicated to me prior to the appointment time. For the inconvenience they sent me a larger truck on them! Once they arrived they were kind and courteous, and moved like the wind, ha ha, they were so quick even up the three flight of stairs at our new apartment! I recommend them to anyone not wanting to move their own stuff.
Mojo's Moving ServicesMojo's Moving Services
Mellisa T.
This is my second time using these guys for a move. Alex and Victor showed up on time, and worked quickly and efficiently to get things done. I received a couple quotes that were a little cheaper from other companies, but these guys have simple, straight forward pricing. No surprise fees tacked on at the end of the move. If you're in need of a good moving company, I definitely recommend them.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Joe l.
Excellent crew and company! Small one hour inside house refrigerator move job from kitchen to basement. Called them Tuesday and they were here Wednesday AM! They will be moving some old sofas out of the house in a few weeks!
Movely, LLCMovely, LLC
Wendy V.
They were super efficient and made my move feel easy. They were also really friendly and I enjoyed working with them. Best moving company I have worked with so far! I will definitely use them again.
Heidi M.
The movers were very sweet, but they lost the keys to their moving Van. We had to wait about 2 hours for a lock smith. Other wise they were very professional and very careful with my furniture! I would hire them again.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Angelica P.
This was by far the best and easiest moving experience I have had! Bobby was very professional, transparent, and handled my furniture with care. He was upfront about the cost and there were no hidden fees like I’ve heard of with other moving companies. Definitely recommend!
Thumbtack Customer
Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Prepared with all the supplies you would need to move.
Keeping It Moving, LLCKeeping It Moving, LLC
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