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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Brighton movers
Rhonda T.
EZ moving was great. Stayed in contact with us prior to move and the morning of move. Made sure everything was wrapped and taken care of. Would recommend to anyone moving and will use again in the future when moving into future home. Thanks Omar!!!
EZ MovingEZ Moving
George a.
Needed a 300 pound treadmill moved. 1Stop moved it carefully and professionally. Highly recommended...
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with Sayers Citywide Movers! They were punctual, friendly, professional, and reasonably priced. I will be using them for my moving needs in the future and would recommend them for any moving services.
Sayers Citywide MoversSayers Citywide Movers
Tyra l.
We used Move Mountains LLC to help pack up and move all of our belongs to storage. They were detailed, on time, and overall great to work with.
Move Mountains LLCMove Mountains LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I recently hired Fast Friends Moving and the communication from start to finish was outstanding. The movers we had Matt, Nick and Dustin did a great job with my belongings and were great to work with. I would definitely recommend them for your next move. Thanks!
Fast Friends Moving Company, LLCFast Friends Moving Company, LLC
Jackson N.
These guys are the best movers I've ever hired! Not only did they come in under budget but they were very punctual and paid attention to every detail. They protected my belongings the entire move and were super friendly and professional. I would absolutely recommend Skyline Moving and would hire them again!
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Kayleigh W.
Diego and his team are awesome. They got our stuff moved super quick, hassle free. Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for quality local movers, these guys are the best!
Kris B.
Great movers. Honest and professional. Very fast as well!!
Your MoversYour Movers
Kimberlee L.
This team of movers was AMAZING! They were highly professional and courteous! They worked so effectively and efficiently together. When we move again, there is no question that I am calling these guys! Thank you!
AALL Care Free Moving CompanyAALL Care Free Moving Company
Vinay A.
I called them same day of move because other company didn’t show up and they help me out and move me same day. Very nice people and reasonable.
Colorado Essential MoversColorado Essential Movers
David H.
Conscious is exactly right. James and Quincy showed respect of property and were professional. They worked hard and moved all my furniture out into a large pod container on the driveway and garage in very little time. They ensured everything was protected by using moving blankets, padded paper and tape. This was all for a major remodel project and I will definitely be hiring them again to move items back in. I highly recommend Conscious Movers. Great value for the productivity and quality of work for the price.
Conscious MoversConscious Movers
Rob B.
Great guys...moved quickly...bid was dead on. Highly recommend
Technique Moving LLCTechnique Moving LLC
Jaynie H.
These guys had a delay the morning of our move, but called and communicated with me about it immediately. They moved so quickly and efficiently and got a fairly big move taken care of in record time. I would DEFINITELY hire them again. Joe and one other guy took care of us. We couldn’t have been more impressed with their skills, attitude and kindness.
Cathy D.
Donnie kept in touch throughout move day, and even though due to circumstances beyond his control with the move before us, the guys met us professionally, worked hard late into the night, helping us get a king bed and Lovesac couch set up before they left. Very nice, hard working group to recommend for your moving needs!
Donny's Moving Services, LLCDonny's Moving Services, LLC
Alexis S.
Our movers were absolutely wonderful. Punctual and fast, we had everything packed and centrally located to help them out and they were so great to us. They were also very kind and careful with our things. I would recommend this company to ANYONE looking to hire movers. I would venture to say they’re one of the best moving companies in CO.
Moving Colorado LLCMoving Colorado LLC
Vincent J.
The boys at Empowerment did an outstanding job on my move. Quick and careful to be sure!
Empowerment Moving LLCEmpowerment Moving LLC
Rodrick P.
Very unorganized! No integrity whatsoever! I watched the mover break the knob on my new grill and totally lied to my face as to what happened. Punched holes in my new ottomans. Will definitely let anyone know whos moving to not use this company!
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Randy K.
We scheduled our move based on reviews from a one bedroom, one bath apartment with a garage filled with our large furniture and holiday decorations, etc. when we moved into the one bed one bath apartment it only took 6 hours to unload the giant moving van into a moving truck then into the apartment and garage. This company took 12 1/4 hours, with my husband and myself assisting them! They were the slowest people we have ever seen! They also seemed like they had never done this before. We have a lot of antiques and we were flabbergasted when we looked into the truck and they had stacked some of the antiques on top of each other with no blanket protecting either of them! We ended up paying more than double what we had figured based on our last move, the size of the apartment and what was discussed. I definitely would not recommend this company for moving.
Money Moves LLCMoney Moves LLC
Laurie T.
I can’t say enough about this moving company! The team they sent was efficient, pleasant, professional, knowledgeable, OUTSTANDING in every way. Moving is stressful, these guys made it much less so. As I told them...my expectations were high and they EXCEEDED them!!!
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
Vanessa V.
Choosing Mojo's to help me move was seriously the best decision that I could have made. I will always use this company for my future moving needs and reccomend them to friends and family. The customer service was excellent and the professionalism displayed by the staff was impeccable. They completely eliminated all the stress that goes with moving. They were so efficient and attentive to all my needs and preferences.Mojo's exceeded my expectations and I am certain that they will exceed yours too!
Mojo's Moving ServicesMojo's Moving Services
Chad S.
The guys were fun and worked quickly. I will definitely hire again if I need movers.
Sayers Citywide MoversSayers Citywide Movers
Sophia P.
Last minute move, only 2 items and less than 3 miles. Would have taken less than 30 min. Scheduled for 3pm, movers did notify that they would not be on time. After waiting for 4 hours without them being able to commit to a time and multiple calls back and forth I chose to cancel the move. They were not willing to drop the travel fee ($75) or reduce the rate ($85) by more than $15 even though they could not commit to a schedule they themselves set.
Colorado Essential MoversColorado Essential Movers
Aaron B.
Great experience. Quick and easy and definitely knew what they were doing while moving my piano. Thanks!
Technique Moving LLCTechnique Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Skyline moved our 2700 sq ft home over a two-day period with packing on day 1 and physical move on day 2. The team busted their tails yet maintained their sense of humor! We enjoyed working with the crew and won't hesitate to recommend them and use them again in the future!
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Katelyn H.
Oh my goodness! These guys saved us when we were in a pinch! I’ve had bad experiences from rude movers from Oklahoma. But these guys were SO nice! This is an excellent business to support! If we can, we want to use their services again when we move again. Just fantastic!
Reliable transportsReliable transports
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