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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 Meriden movers
Chris N.
If you need a piano moved, Omar and All Pro-Piano Movers is the best in the business. A gentle man with the strength of an all-pro center, Omar moves pianos like ordinary people pass the salt. On tap for my move was a late 1800's Sohmer Cabinet Grand (well over 1000lbs), and a Hardwin and Peck Baby Grand. Both moved with relative ease, off stage, down stairs, ramps, carefully handled and set up perfectly in my rehearsal studio. Then I was even given a demo by the man himself! After he moves your piano, for a special treat be sure to ask Omar to play some for you, he is quite humble about his former profession as a concert classical pianist! I was given an excellent rate, beat all others I looked into by A LOT. With his friendly crew and equipment in tow, Omar and All-Pro Piano Movers are much more than just your average moving guys. This is a Company that reminds me of how things used to be in the old days-done right the first time with great care, and with years of knowledge and experience in the business knowing the profession inside and out. Thanks Omar!
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Felix F.
The move went OK. However, they contacted me the night before around 10 pm asking to reschedule the move, which was not going to work for our schedule. They eventually arrived one hour late and did complete the move well. Other than a queen bed footboard getting scratched, the move went OK. They could have probably done the job a bit faster (in spite of me helping them out as a fourth person) and taken more care to wrap the furniture. However they did a reasonably well job for the quoted price.
Heavy Lifting MoversHeavy Lifting Movers
Alexus M.
If you’re looking for amazing professional movers that will get the job done the right way, look no further. Operation Long Island were phenomenal from start to finish. Cristian was very responsive, attentive and considerate. Pricing was more than fair. He was welcoming and personable even via messaging. John was very professional as well. Both of them worked very hard, never complained about anything and never seemed annoyed. I wish I could have given a bigger tip. I had a long distance move and not once was I worried about the condition or location of my items. Never felt the need to check up on them. If I ever move again, I’d pay a premium to have them move me from where they just moved me to. Had to write this review before getting my first night’s sleep at my new place.
Operation Long IslandOperation Long Island
Trena B.
Movers were courteous, flexible, professional, and went above and beyond to ensure that we were satisfied. Would highly recommend!
Advantage MovingAdvantage Moving
Sohil P.
Entric and his team were very responsive, professional and gave us a fair price. I highly recommend anyone that’s looking for mover to consider these guys.
Haul of Fame MoversHaul of Fame Movers
Gayle G.
Gavin and Chris were just great! They moved us efficiently and with attention to detail. We would highly recommend Sooo Supreme... and they offered the extra service of hauling away the junk. Thank you.
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
Thumbtack Customer
The guys were fast and courteous. There were a few things broken in the move. That i didnt realize till later, but wère easy to fix. All around very good experience. Very polite and easy to work with. They were very accomadating as well. Yes i would recommend them and will use them in future
Phoenix MoversCTPhoenix MoversCT
Christina B.
Initially hired Reid for moving job and was so impressed by his team that we hired him again for junk removal the following week. Was quick to respond every time I reached out, accommodating, resourceful and helped problem solve some challenges along the way. Reid and his team made a typically stressful experience feel like a breeze…actually had a FUN time! Highly recommend!!
Laid Back MovingLaid Back Moving
Chanel R.
The quote provided was later changed and incorrect. My family and I had to help them move stuff so to pay even more was even more asinine when I myself had to WORK. They also did not finish the job because I refused to pay more money and had to rent a truck from Home Depot to finish myself. Furthermore, they didn’t have a dolly which I had to provide. Lastly they damaged the walls and floors in my BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION house! Do not hire!
The Right Choice ProsThe Right Choice Pros
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