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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 Lafayette movers
Mike L.
Best moving experience ever, and I've moved many times. The two movers hustled throughout the day, often running back to the house for the next item. They had a great attitude throughout and were incredibly thoughtful and courteous. Hands down the best moving experience. Skyline truly is a different kind of moving company. Thank you!
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Elite Movers were on time, took great care in moving our furniture, wrapped everything before moving it, and were competitive in their pricing. They did a great job handling our upright piano. Ours was a relatively small job moving heavy furniture out of our house and into our garage while we remodel the first floor, but Jerry and Min moved our furniture as if it were their own. I strongly recommend them.
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Alexandra J.
We've moved a lot and have worked with a lot of different moving companies over the years and The Other Side Movers far exceeded our expectations. They were friendly, fast, professional and just so helpful in making a stressful process so much more manageable. Thank you so much!!
The Other Side MoversThe Other Side Movers
Jeff B.
Movers were excellent, hustled and got the job done exactly to my satisfaction.
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Gabriela C.
My move was effortless. The guys were very professional, very careful with all my boxes and furniture. They were a bit late, however they called me well in advance that they would be late. The guys left no mess behind. This was the best moving company I've used!
Pink Dot MovingPink Dot Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I had adjustable bed moved from basement to upstairs. Queen sized bed from upstairs to basement. Furniture pieces from basement to garage. They were prompt hard working super friendly guys. I highly recommend them to anyone that needs moving help. Thanks again Jerry
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Cory F.
These guys were great. Showed up on time, were super friendly and helpful, moved my 1 br belongings quickly, efficiently and creatively without any problems. Would recommend!
Elite MovingElite Moving
Ana M.
Super awesome and helped me last minute face easy and efficient guys! May I also add funny def use them for any moving services you need! 10/10
RM Transportation LLCRM Transportation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had these guys come out to help pack and then move me a few days later. It was a blessing to have their help. They showed up with a nice truck with an air-lift and they worked efficiently. I would highly recommend. They even stayed later to help us put some new ready-to-assemble furniture together. They gave me a free on-site estimate and between the packing and moving days, their estimate turned out right on. There are cheaper ways to go (U-haul helpers) but you get what you pay for.
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Matt M.
These guys were fantastic! They came in, went right to work, and got the job with no hassles and made sure I was satisfied with their work every step of the way. 100% would hire again and recommend to anyone needing professional movers.
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Dianne R.
Zack and Levi did a great job! I was just having them move furniture from one floor to another and from different rooms. They were very careful with the furniture, pictures, and putting everything just where I wanted it. Definitely hire them!
The Other Side MoversThe Other Side Movers
Caitlin S.
They were extremely helpful through the entire booking process. I appreciate the thoroughness from Levon between replying to messages and phone call to confirm. The movers were very fast, friendly, courteous and hard working. I highly recommend this company and would definitely use their services again!
Home Control USA MoversHome Control USA Movers
Cece R.
I used D&D to move a large book case from my main floor to my basement. I had tried to do it with my son and his friends but we could not maneuver the stairs and it was heavy! D&D showed up and got right to work! “D” gave very precise instructions to his crew and effortlessly had my new bookshelf in place after meticulously wrapping it to ensure no damage to my walls or the unit! I could not be more pleased. I would recommend and use them again!
D & D Movers, LLCD & D Movers, LLC
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