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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 Hartford movers
Manish K.
Good mover
Advantage MovingAdvantage Moving
Thumbtack Customer
My boss was very happy with the move. When I was scheduling Joe he was extremely accommodating trying to meet a very early move!!!
Castle Express Moving, LLCCastle Express Moving, LLC
Margaret A.
I called many movers in preparation for my upcoming move. Do Right was the only team that was able to meet my price point. But more importantly, they were the ONLY team that followed up in a caring, professional manner. They took time to make sure I was all set. Due to personal circumstances, I did not require any moving services in the end, however, Do Right provided the peace, assurance and caring follow through anyone moving their life needs. I highly recommend them if you are considering moving. Their kindness, care and professionalism are a rare find!
Haul of Fame MoversHaul of Fame Movers
Esther C.
They were on time and did a great job of moving. But the ONLY thing that makes me feel not comfortable was they raised my price higher in the middle of the work, to keep moving during a small raining day, otherwise, they gonna stop. I can't have two days for moving and they gonna charge me twice for another day too. I HAVE TO compromise the raised price at that time and let them finish the moving. Actually, the rain was not that bad. That's why I only give 4 stars.
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Alicia C.
Great moving experience, despite all the things we had, they came and got the job done and very well done!!! These gentlemen were well prepared, very punctual and communicated with me every step of the way. They handled my belongings with great care and treated every piece as if it was their own! Took my bed and tables apart and put them back together! Definitely will recommend and use in any future moves! Great friendly guys and great movers! Definitely a great pick!! Thanks for making my move so much easier!!👍
Haul of Fame MoversHaul of Fame Movers
Isabel T.
Amazing service! I hired them for a last minute move and they were so responsive and the price was more than fair. Nick is a great person and really went above and beyond to make my move easy! They literally set up my furniture exactly how I wanted it. So happy with this service and if I ever move again I’ll be hiring him again!
Nicks movingNicks moving
Elisa S.
I’d hire this moving company again in the future. 2 young men showed up on time and finished the job one hour earlier than I expected. They did not take breaks, all they did was work until the job was done. I had done a lot of research and I found this to be the cheapest moving company around in Hartford. Thank you for a great experience Advantage Moving!
Advantage MovingAdvantage Moving
Laurie T.
This moving company proved my choice to hire them to be the right one. I had a pleasant and stress free moving that was pretty relaxed and well organized. They moved us from Connecticut to North Carolina in 8 days. We are very impressed. They charged a moderate amount and also gave us very useful tips. This company really earned my recommendation and five-star review.
Bluebell Relocation ServicesBluebell Relocation Services
Toishi S.
After becoming a victim of a scam company, I found New Chapter moving company on thumbtack and booked them. Their service was great, very professional and budget friendly. Despite minor alterations in plans from their end, Dan was extremely responsive and responsibly throughout the process ( even at 8 pm ) and reached out to me about the expected delay before time and was willing to work around my schedule. The movers were very efficient did not waste a minute. I highly recommend New Chapter Movers.
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Beena j.
The best movers ever hands down. They were courteous on time and so hard working! Their prices are on point and they helped out of their way to make the move fast yet so smooth! Extremely dedicated professionals. Highly recommend them! U wont be disappointed. Best in town! Don’t go anywher BEENA
Fast & Gentle MoversFast & Gentle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They were right on time, and being very patient and considerate. I moved for the first time but had no problem at all. It went pretty smooth.
All Task Movers LLCAll Task Movers LLC
Jasmaine J.
I am extremely happy with the service I received from this company. I will be using them again in the future for all of my moving needs.
Abode & Beyond MovingAbode & Beyond Moving
Frances R.
Brian was on time and did a great job moving the furniture. He went above and beyond. We had some difficulty in getting a sofa into our apartment and Brian took the door off and was able to get the sofa into the apartment. He communicated with me by text on arrival times and was on time when arriving. I would highly recommend him for any move that you might have.
Phoenix MoversCTPhoenix MoversCT
Cristina V.
Good experience. Leader and truck driver punctual, other movers late and no-show. Didn’t make much difference to me, but still thought I should mention. Peter was great, getting almost everything packed by himself while the other mover showed up. Only knocked off a star because some things came out grimy out of the truck. Good experience, however. Would recommend.
Bellhops Moving (Hartford, CT)Bellhops Moving (Hartford, CT)
Arpita D.
Moved my household items from Hartford, Connecticut to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..they were on time for both, pick up and drop off. Very responsive, professional and friendly. Paul and Chris did a great job. If needed, would definitely hire again and recommend to anyone.
Ray M.
Family Package moved me twice in six months and both times were excellent. The team wrapped everything securely, taped and took great care with dismantling and reassembling even my Peloton. Awesome guys with great customer service. I highly recommend them.
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Erika S.
Sam and Jake were amazing—showed up on time were fantastic. Moved our POD in 4 hours and that included assembling our bed frame and couch. They were super professional and took great care with our stuff and our apartment. 10/10 would recommend.
Haul of Fame MoversHaul of Fame Movers
Ja Vaughn R.
Listen these young men were on time and a matter of fact they came one hour before the actual estimated time. I would recommend them to anyone that is looking to move their stuffs. Theybare respectful, dedicated and also the price is really good. I pray God bless their work continually.
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