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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 Fort Collins movers
Audrey D.
Everyone at elite moving was very kind and professional. I only needed my dresser moved and they moved my dresser in less than 5 minutes! Definitely recommend for your next move! Will 100% be using their services again :))
Elite MovingElite Moving
Christopher K.
We are very pleased with the work of 2 friendly movers. We booked them last minute for a piano mover. They were very responsive, professional and did a great job with the move. Highly recommended
2 Friendly Movers2 Friendly Movers
Trevor H.
Great and fast work by my movers, Dylan and Andrew. Very professional and friendly employees. Would highly recommend this moving company.
Elite MovingElite Moving
Matt A.
***Extremely unprofessional, unreliable and disrespectful*** The morning I schedule to move, I had to wait two hours for the movers to never show up. I left numerous messages trying to figure out what was going on, instead I never heard back from this moving company. If you need a moving company this one should be a last resort, unreliable.
Jason C.
Great movers, responsive and professional!
Elite MovingElite Moving
Thumbtack Customer
We just used Skyline Moving Company and were extremely happy with the service and care we received. We have moved seven times over the past few years and were by far the most satisfied with Skyline Moving Company. From the initial contact, to the home inspection to the move itself, each step was handled professionally and in a timely fashion. We moved into a new home and though the movers (Steve, Dio and Evan) were extremely efficient, they were also very careful with the home and our belongings. Steve, Dio and Evan were very professional and courteous throughout the move. The rates were very reasonable, the quoted time was very accurate and Steve was available for any questions we had throughout the process. We have had other moving companies that we have liked before, but our overall experience was by far the best with Skyline Moving Company. We would certainly recommend them to family and friends and would absolutely use them again if needed in the future.
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Katie S.
1 Stop Movers made my move so easy! They were on time, let me know about any scratches on my furniture prior to them moving it, and got my stuff in and out so quickly. Great to work with and will be using again!
Richard D.
Todd was very personable and straight forward and upfront. He explained the moving process and the fees and I hired him and Skyline to do our upcoming move.
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Teresa L.
I had a great experience having a 26’ truck unloaded by D&D Movers after a cross-country move. The crew was polite and well organized and the truck was unloaded faster than I had expected. I’ll definitely keep them in mind for further moves.
D & D Movers, LLCD & D Movers, LLC
Rick S.
Switchback Moving took care of my family doing the move. The owner, RJ was there and his crew did an awesome job. They were all very thorough and helpfully. They got our two bedroom apartment all moved to 20 miles away in 4 hours. Not a dent, break or hitch. And the rate was great. I've had to keep moving about every year and this one went the best by far.
Switchback Moving CompanySwitchback Moving Company
Morning F.
They were fast and efficient movers! Thanks!
Dirty DeedsDirty Deeds
Thumbtack Customer
The movers I hired were very pleasant and polite. They moved my furniture with the utmost care. I would most definitely hire them again!!!
Eric W.
Dylan and his team did a fantastic job moving heavy furniture in and around my house. Professional and courteous I would highly recommend Elite Moving.
Elite MovingElite Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you! Easiest piano move ever!
Dirty DeedsDirty Deeds
Rachel h.
Great , hard working people who moved our piano with ease. They were professional and overall great people. Would recommend if you need anything moved carefully.
Ramsey Logistics LLCRamsey Logistics LLC
Gina M.
Switchback Moving did an excellent job packing up my property and moving it to my new home. They were careful, thorough, and easy to work with. My expectations were exceeded.
Switchback Moving CompanySwitchback Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding to work with, they moved furniture from the house to the garage so we could paint and re-carpet and came back about 10 days later and moved the items back into the house.
Dirty DeedsDirty Deeds
Valerie B.
I had a wonderful experience with the initial scheduling then the moving work done by the two young men. I'd never hired movers before but so was pleased with the experience. They took great care of my items and were happy to help with anything I needed. Thank you for making my move so much less stressful!
Switchback Moving CompanySwitchback Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Dirty Deeds made my move so much easier and less stressful! The move went much faster than I expected and the guys were terrific in handling all my stuff.
Dirty DeedsDirty Deeds
Brian J.
The guys from Switchback did a very good job moving us. They were thoughtful and helpful and worked with us as we packed up our old place and moved into our new place.
Switchback Moving CompanySwitchback Moving Company
Pattie L.
Tyler and his crew were absolutely the best. From the first call to the last box, they did their job with care, courtesy and professionalism. The move was for my niece who needed all the help she could get. Moving can be very stressful , so getting the right movers is critical. White Space Logistics was the right choice! I highly recommend them.
White Space LogisticsWhite Space Logistics
Dave D.
Switchback did a great job with my move. They were flexible and responsive with timing, worked fast, and were eager to help with moving things around inside the house (not just on and off the truck), and hooking up my appliances.
Switchback Moving CompanySwitchback Moving Company
Tina C.
They did a great time with my daughters move. Thank you much
Christie H.
These guys were amazing. Very responsive to messages, on time, and took great care of the piano we were moving. I was very impressed by their politeness and knowledge about the best way to move it. I highly recommend and would use again. Thank you!
2 Friendly Movers2 Friendly Movers
Curtis R.
Dirty Deeds was great to work with, communication was very easy and their movers are awesome. Very pleased.
Dirty DeedsDirty Deeds
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