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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 Lakewood movers
Teresa D.
Recently was looking for a moving company. Movely, LLC was very responsive and had a competitive price. Communication with me was excellent and they showed up right on time. Our move with Movely went great! Items we had were heavy and difficult to move out but they were able to move items with out damaging our home. All employees stayed busy the entire move and they did the job in record time. Thanks for a job well done! If you are looking for a quality mover at a great price call Movely, LLC
Movely, LLCMovely, LLC
Joe D.
I highly recommend this moving company! Fast, efficient, pleasant and personable, very willing to please, and they were happy and enjoying moving my stuff. The next time I move I will call The Other Side Movers!
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Danny came by and did an estimate. Matthew and Casey moved us. They were actually under the estimate they moved so fast and so professionally. We have moved a lot and this is by far the most stellar moving company we have worked with.
CCIMOVERSCCIMOVERS
Jourdain F.
Very fast and efficient movers. Added a 3rd guy for no extra cost for my move
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
Ellie G.
Best movers I have ever had and I have moved many times!
Fantastic Movers LLC.Fantastic Movers LLC.
Hope M.
Estimate over the phone was acceptable to book the move. On moving day the estimated time was exceeded by 4 1/2 hours, adding hundreds of dollars more. I would not have booked the move at that cost. Most expensive move I have ever had by far.
Elite MovingElite Moving
Deena C.
It was the best choice to have movers assist with my move. They were on time, friendly, careful with my items, and finished loading and unloading ahead of schedule. It make the overall move experience more worry-free for me, and I would recommend Bellhops to anyone moving in the Denver area.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Sarah L.
These guys are AMAZING!! Alex and Mannie did a great job with my move and they were so quick and really put a lot of care into the furniture they moved. I will absolutely be calling EZ Moving for my next move! When i scheduled my move with Mario, he was very responsive and pricing was very very reasonable. Thanks guys for all your help!!!
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Jen G.
Real Movers based in Colorado did an amazing professional job with our move looking forward to the delivery.
Real MoversReal Movers
Kaye H.
I have moved 12 times in the past 27 years. Suffice it to say I've had all types of movers. I recently moved from Denver to Memphis with Skinny Guy Movers. I honestly cannot speak highly enough about these guys! They were extremely helpful throughout our move including coming early and staying late to prep for the job. Their crew had the best attitudes of any movers I have ever used and Ricardo was upfront and thorough with his quote. They were professional and kept a quick and steady pace throughout the entire move. First time ever I received flowers after the move in appreciation. You will not be disappointed with these guys! Top notch!
Skinny Guy MovingSkinny Guy Moving
John L.
Cody and the team were great. They brought two trucks, 5 guys, and got us moved in 7 hours! It was not an easy move, but they handled it very well! Would highly recommend, and for those of you considering a move, remember to tip the movers if they do a good job! Call Box Brothers ASAP!!
Box Brothers Junk Removal and MovingBox Brothers Junk Removal and Moving
Laura G.
Movely, LLC responded immediately to my request and was able to move our freezer the next day. They worked quickly and charged a minimal amount for the work they did. I would definitely use them again for a move.
Movely, LLCMovely, LLC
Alexandra Y.
EZ moving was very professional, quick and efficient. They helped us set up our furniture as well, and were very friendly! Would highly recommend EZ moving to anyone making a big or small move.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Tara A.
On time Friendly movers
2 Friendly Movers2 Friendly Movers
Andi M.
Lavon was responsive and gave me the best quote for my move. They showed up exactly on time, were fast and efficient in getting me moved. I would highly recommend them and will definitely use them again in a future move!
Home Control USA MoversHome Control USA Movers
Corinne G.
Conscious Movers just recently moved our family. They were great, honest, hard-working and attentive. We enjoyed spending the day with them and would absolutely use them again for another local move as well as across the country!
Conscious Movers LLCConscious Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chris from Bellhop movers did an excellent job helping me move to my new apartment. He was punctual, had an outstanding personality and professional. I would recommend this company to anyone moving in a heartbeat. Pricing was great and payment seamless.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Andrea L.
Incredibly efficient and timely, they made the moving process easy and well worth the cost of using movers versus doing it myself. Thanks team!
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Stephen A.
Very good moving experience.
Technique Moving LLCTechnique Moving LLC
Rosanna S.
Joe, Dustin, and Andrew were amazing. They showed up ready to work and had our move done in no time. They hustled through the entire morning and had us moved in under 3 hours. They made moving a breeze and I appreciate their hard work.
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Yesika C.
Perfect Moves did a great job they helped me move my furniture & heavy boxes.They are very professional & mange there time very well.
Perfect Moves LLCPerfect Moves LLC
Kerri S.
Proper Form Moving exceeded my expectations. They were prompt, courteous and extremely efficient with moving my furniture. They were professional and took great care in not causing any damage to my property. I was very impressed! I highly recommend Proper Form Moving.
Proper Form Moving LLCProper Form Moving LLC
Felicia S.
Item to move up the stairs was VERY HEAVY, and they did a great job! I would work with them again if I ever need help moving.
R&R MovingR&R Moving
Lynn B.
My move was done quickly and carefully.
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Elite Movers made a difficult move so much easier. Jerry was quick to respond to all my questions and showed up promptly. Everything went smooth and they did a great job. Very reasonable price wise also. They will be my first choice for my next move.
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
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