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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.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Bridgeport movers
Keyairra W.
FV moving was phenomenal. I moved from a 3 bedroom home in Connecticut to Pennsylvania. Communication was very smooth. When I asked for additional items to be moved and we ran out of space, the professionals from FV moving were quick to help me problem solve. Also, even though the temperature was high and later rain began to pour, everyone had a great sense of humor and it helped reduce the stress of moving. I'll likely be moving again next year and , if I do, I 100% plan to work with FV moving again.
FV MOVING  COMPANYFV MOVING COMPANY
Thumbtack Customer
The job was to move boxes from home to a storage rate. Was given a flat rate which I liked. Very courteous and efficient movers. However, they werelate without calling me. Roya followed up and calledme about the movers' location. Would use again.
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Kathy h.
Ahmed and his colleagues did a fabulous job moving the contents of my home. They arrived on time-got to work immediately, moved everything with extreme care-packed the truck expertly. It was the easiest move I have ever experienced. I would highly recommend this team!
Fast & Gentle MoversFast & Gentle Movers
Matthew W.
We just finished our move, David and his crew are very friendly and work very hard, they did an excellent job with a smile. Thanks for the move guys.
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Daisha T.
Gavin and his team were hired to help clean out an old storage room at the last minute. He was punctual and very responsive! I appreciated his honest and planning when it came to the move. On the move day, he and his team helped clean out the storage room completely. They were focused and diligent about how they packaged our small moving truck! They finished the job within 3 hours as guaranteed. I would definitely hire them again for another move! Thanks for all your help!
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
Colleen C.
These guys were fantastic from the get go. They made my move stress free. They arrived right on time, got working right away and never stopped. I would TOTALLY recommend them for a move. Hard workers and did a great job.
JEM PROPERTY SERVICES 24/7JEM PROPERTY SERVICES 24/7
Brenda L.
From the very beginning Vance was professional and prompt with his responses. The day before the move I found out last minute that my new apartment building required a COI and Vance was able to get this taken care of! The day of the move three guys arrived (early at that) and literally took care of everything. They were efficient, careful and professional. And friendly/easy going on top of that. If I ever decide to move again I will definitely be hiring Vance’s team.
AdVanced MovingAdVanced Moving
Jodi E.
Thank you to Shay and his staff at On Time Movers! The name is very appropriate, as he was "on time" for both the estimate and the job! The guys are friendly, professional, courteous., and reasonably priced. They wrapped all my furniture in blankets, and made sure everything was safe and secure. They placed all my things where I asked, and didn't seem to mind when I kept changing my mind about where I wanted my stuff in the new house. I would recommend Shay and his staff at On Time Movers to everybody in need of moving services. I was very anxious about this move, but they made it a great experience!!! Thanks again guys!!
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Laetitia L.
Very fair price, professional, was very careful when moving my stuff. Would work with him again
Carpentry by Ken GCarpentry by Ken G
Pamela W.
Musa and his son did a great job moving furniture for me and I recommend them highly. Pamela
Movedayhelp.comMovedayhelp.com
Michael R.
Danny was on time and professional. I hired him to do a move and he did exactly that. I will recommend him to friends and family.
Danny RodriguesDanny Rodrigues
Thumbtack Customer
They stopped responding to my messages and never returned the voicemail I left them. I had to move all the furniture myself.
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Chun Z.
Great experience, the staff was on time, very professional and had plenty of equipment to make the moving easier. I have nothing to complain.
Abode & Beyond MovingAbode & Beyond Moving
Daniel P.
Excellent Service! My piano was moved from one place to the next within minutes with no problems what so ever. Thank you!
Jonathan BrittinJonathan Brittin
Thumbtack Customer
best move of my life they where outstanding that all I can say. they even wanted to help us unpack after they where done. and so polite
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Juan P.
Shay and his team are fantastic. They were punctual, super responsive, moved everything with extreme care and were super professional and nice guys overall. Shay is the master at packing a truck. They worked non-stop for 10 hours. I would highly recommend them to anyone moving. We had a small issue that was resolved promptly regarding a mix-up with some blankets that were mine vs. theirs. Shay took care of it right away. Thank you Shay and team for a job well done!!
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Michelle E.
Joe is the owner and was super responsive and accommodating and had me booked and ready to roll within 24 hours of my contact. Tony, Ed and Randy were great movers. They were nose-down and didn’t mess around. I’m amazed at how well they fit everything like puzzle pieces into the truck. It’s not just about strength, it’s also about continual mental juggling and rearranging and they did it masterfully. They were all very pleasant to work with. There was only one hiccup when a few boxes toppled over as they were rolling it down the truck ramp onto the pavement. Rather than try to convince me everything was fine, they encouraged and helped me open the boxes to ensure nothing broke. And all was fine. I really appreciated that. I will be moving again and plan to use Heavy Lifting. This time, I hope the owner, Joe, will join in the fun.
Heavy Lifting MoversHeavy Lifting Movers
Rose-Marie F.
Do you want to have someone treat you as family when working out your move? Well The Right Choice do that. They listen to your needs - they work out a fair and good solution. They are professional and punctual and friendly through and through. Mine was very complicated with dissembling and reassemble and they just stuck with it and made sure I was happy. And indeed I am. Would use them again as a 1st Choice
The Right Choice ProsThe Right Choice Pros
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