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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 Boulder movers
Jacqui m.
Elite Moving is just great. They made my move virtually stress free. Work was undertaken carefully but efficiently. Would not hesitate for a second to hire Elite Moving again.
Elite MovingElite Moving
Jennifer L.
Perfect Movers responded rapidly to my post and had my desk moved within a few hours. They were friendly and communicated well, and moved my item with care and speed.
Perfect Moves LLCPerfect Moves LLC
Roger B.
I was somewhat concerned about their ability to move a piano for me. This was totally unfounded. Jerry and his crew did a great job with the move at a reasonable price. I would recommend Elite movers to everyone.
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Laurie S.
Move Mountains helped my son move to his new apartment and couldn't have been more helpful and friendly!
Move Mountains LLCMove Mountains LLC
Joy L.
Mojo's Moving Services was an excellent option for us. They were very kind, personable, and great at their job. The work was done so fast and efficiently. We're so grateful for a smooth transition and move. Thanks Mojo's Moving Services!
Mojo's Moving ServicesMojo's Moving Services
Istiaq Z.
Quickly responded to me about a last minute move, were very nice and moved all of my things quickly!
Cashaw LLCCashaw LLC
Matt T.
After booking my move and confirming the day and time of the move the night before 1stopmovers no showed on my move. I called multiple times to find out whether 1stopmovers would show up for the planned move. I was never told when anyone would show up 1.5 hours after the scheduled start time. I scheduled my own uhal and completed the move on my own. I will not recommend 1stopmovers.
Heather H.
Excellent crew, move was great!
Elite MovingElite Moving
Andrew L.
One of the movers did not show up and so they had to call someone else in resulting the start of my move being delayed two hours.
Mojo's Moving ServicesMojo's Moving Services
Carrington L.
Moving Colorado LLC was extremely easy to work with! They were professional, kind, and made the stressful process of moving a breeze. 10/10 would recommend.
Moving Colorado LLCMoving Colorado LLC
Marcel S.
The movers were super fast and careful.
Fantastic Movers LLC.Fantastic Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
I'm a student at CU and I was moving from "the hill" to a house closer to pearl st. Andrew and Wade made the move as stress free as possible! They were on time, professional, fast, and constantly updated me with calls about what they were doing, questions, time checks, etc. (I was moving small stuff at the new house). For the amount of furniture they had to move (kitchen, living room, 1 bedroom) I was surprised at how low the total charge was after they finished. I wouldn't hire anyone else for future moves.
Tisha B.
Technique Movers Professional, quality work and friendly.
Technique Moving LLCTechnique Moving LLC
Kacey R.
Great moving experience. They worked really hard.
MuscleLyft Moving (Covid Discount)MuscleLyft Moving (Covid Discount)
Antoinette C.
Samurai movers were awesome!! They were flexible with the moving date as my shipping container arrived 3 days late! Guys were punctual, professional and did an awesome job going up 3 flights of stairs! I would hire them again when we move next time!
Samurai Movers LLCSamurai Movers LLC
Erin B.
John and his team (John & Trey) did a great job at helping me move. They worked quickly & with a smile on their face. They were all very friendly & made my moving day much less stressful. If you’re for quick & friendly movers that aren’t going to charge you an arm & a leg, these are your guys!
Technique Moving LLCTechnique Moving LLC
Sean R.
Jerry and his team were efficient in their work and capable of improvising when the move got tight. I was very impressed with their abilities and teamwork. I will be recommending Elite Movers Denver in the future.
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Robin S.
I HIGHLY recommend you use Move Mountains for your move. They are everything you need in a moving company--punctual, careful, expert at packing a truck, good value and professional -- but most important they offer something that is priceless: the guys who pack you up are the guys who drive the load and who unload you. So they know your stuff, they care for it, and they get it where it is going.. and they are super friendly. Hire them for your next move. You'll be more than satisfied.
Move Mountains LLCMove Mountains LLC
Antonio s.
The team was simply amazing from the moment we were corresponding to the day of the actual move. I highly recommend! We’ve moved over 15 times and this team by far was the absolute best to work with.
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
Xena P.
GREAT moving experience- quick and easy! Very careful and efficient.
D & D Movers, LLCD & D Movers, LLC
Kelsey T.
Joey and Tanner took the hassle out of moving—and on short notice. They were professional, efficient, kind, and made three stops without complaint. I highly recommend OnOn for all of your moving needs!
OnOn Inc. Moving & Storage LLCOnOn Inc. Moving & Storage LLC
April A.
Easy, fast, reasonable quote and super efficient furniture moving
Fantastic Movers LLC.Fantastic Movers LLC.
Kelly D.
The guys from Mitchell’s were prompt , professional and went above and beyond to carefully move an extremely heavy antique table for me. I highly recommend you hire them for any moving that you need.
Mitchell’s Demolition L.L.C .Mitchell’s Demolition L.L.C .
Anna T.
We had a great experience with American Metro Movers Alliance. They were professional, punctual, and responsive to our needs--and a great price! Highly recommend them and we will call again when we need movers again!
American Metro Movers AllianceAmerican Metro Movers Alliance
JoAnne C.
They were amazing and made the move so easy! Highly recommend them!
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
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