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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 Thornton movers
Anuj D.
Did an amazing job of moving all of our stuff. Both movers were very professional, friendly and quick. Would definitely recommend for any moves! Pricing was very competitive as well.
Samurai Movers LLCSamurai Movers LLC
Howard P.
Julian and Omar were extremely careful but also very fast in moving our furniture! We would highly recommend them and EZ Movers for any move in and around Colorado. Great job at a reasonable price.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Stefanie P.
First time using movers— and Brad made the process so easy and was so responsive and quick throughout the whole process! Highly recommend Movely!
Movely, LLCMovely, LLC
Trapper L.
I had a great experience with Elite Moving. They moved me during a snow storm and into a location with 3 stories. Not the ideal moving conditions by any means, yet they were friendly, professional, and went out of their way to ensure everything was taken care of. 5 stars!
Elite MovingElite Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The guys at Skyline Moving we're wonderful! I will recommend them to everyone I know. They were professional, courteous, and our moving experience was quick and painless!
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Cheryl E.
Skyline Moving is superb! From the owner to the moving staff, these men were impressive. I was at ease with hiring Skyline after meeting with Justin, the owner. On moving day, the entire crew of four were all so respectful, hardworking, courteous, and caring! I was so impressed by their professional work ethic. Bonus... they completed the move at the low end of the estimate with zero damages. Thank you, Justin, Jersey, Isaac, Ricky, and Luke!!!
Skyline Moving CompanySkyline Moving Company
Caroll D.
The movers were hard working and very polite.
Home Control USA MoversHome Control USA Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were professional and friendly. They called me when they left the warehouse to let me know they were on the way. They moved some really, really heavy furniture with no damage. The price was excellent and well worth the money.
Karen P.
JT and James were fabulous - thanks for making a moving day fun!
Doug K.
Highly recommend! Great guys, good communications and the move went really well!
Mark S.
D&D Movers were outstanding and took care in the moving and packing of our items. Worked hard in a record hot day and were efficient. Just ask about any additional costs and they will be upfront with you. Thanks again to Djen.
D & D Movers, LLCD & D Movers, LLC
Greg L.
Best movers I’ve ever used (and I’ve moved a lot). Omar led his team well. He Christian and Sir Robert were well coordinated, conscientious and respectful of us and our belongings. I highly recommend EZ.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Meryl F.
The crew that completed my move today was excellent. Everyone was friendly and professional. They were on time and got straight to work. I appreciate the care they took of my items. I absolutely recommend them for all moving services. I will definitely hire them again.
The Other Side Moving & StorageThe Other Side Moving & Storage
Dana J.
Skinny Guy moving was great! They came in, did they job quickly and efficiently, and were on their way. It was like a well-oiled machine. Their prices were also far more reasonable than any of the other big box movers (looking at you College Hunks). Thanks, gentlemen!
Skinny Guy MovingSkinny Guy Moving
Leslie S.
Brett and team are responsive, quick and professional. Smoothest move I’ve ever had! Thanks guys!
Switchback Moving CompanySwitchback Moving Company
Dana W.
These guys came in loaded my stuff delivered and unloaded my things so fast it was awesome. They were professional and super friendly. I will definitely use them again if I ever move again snd I will definitely refer them to anyone I know who is moved
Samurai Movers LLCSamurai Movers LLC
Greg A.
I've been looking for weeks to hire someone to move an old heavy, 300 pound juke box. It was a half hour job, moving less than a mile away including 1 flight of steps. All I heard from everyone was $400 dollars, we have a 2 hour minimum, good luck no one will move your juke box for less than $250. For a half hour work, that made no sense. I was lucky to run into Scott and Brian, 2 strong guys with a great work ethic, that own White Buffalo Logistics! They did it for less than half of the $250! It was a hard job and they didn't complain a bit. If you keep hearing sorry no one does a move for less than 2 hours minimum, don't buy it! Scott and Brian specialize in whatever move you need! They are pros and I'm glad I met them, you will be too! White Buffalo Logistics!
White Buffalo InstallWhite Buffalo Install
Ashley S.
We had the best moving experience! They were super helpful and professional through out. Would defiantly hire again for our next movie!
AALL Care Free Moving CompanyAALL Care Free Moving Company
Diana S.
They were able to come out within 24 hours and were affordable. Showed up on time, super friendly and polite - and moved the furniture requested super quick and carefully. Highly recommend!!
Moving specialistsMoving specialists
Deb L.
Brad and his moving team were excellent. They arrived on time and were very professional. The price was also more than reasonable. Brad was very easy to communicate with during the entire process. Highly recommend this company.
Movely, LLCMovely, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a piano moved from Thornton to Loveland. They got the job done in no time. They were very professional and friendly. They treated the piano like their own! I would recommend them and will use them again
Elite Movers DenverElite Movers Denver
Chris N.
I hired EZ Moving to do a local move from a 1 bedroom apartment to another across town. I was greeted by two young professionals right on time. They jumped right in, ready to work. They loaded up the 17' truck very quickly but carefully and packed in everything securely. I met them at the new place and they quickly unloaded everything very efficiently. In all, it took about 4 hours total. I was very impressed with how quickly and smoothly everything was handled. I would highly recommend EZ.
EZ MovingEZ Moving
Michael S.
1Stop was professional and very quick. The only negative I had was it was extremely pricey considering the few items they had to move (3), but as it was last minute notice on my part, I consider it acceptable. I would definitely recommend these guys.
Michelle B.
Respectful, fast, hard working, handled my things with great care and we’re very professional. Also very affordable with no hidden fees and came in under their initial quote. Best experience with hiring movers I’ve ever had, will recommend and hire again 👍🏽
Fantastic Movers LLC.Fantastic Movers LLC.
Shane H.
CCI Movers did a great job. We had set a target time limit and they went over by an hour; however, they were able to get so much more than just the large furniture we were expecting. We will likely use them again.
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