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Q & A

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 Middletown movers
Emanuela M.
They were very good movers
We Move Stuff!We Move Stuff!
Lauren L.
Very helpful with my move out of my apartment. Affordable, professional and got the job done! Would hire again for any moving or cleaning needs.
Down and dirty cleaning and property maintenanceDown and dirty cleaning and property maintenance
Judith R.
Fair pricing, great customer service and the whole experience was one of the best I've had moving. I appreciate how well they took care of our things and the speed they moved in to get us into our new place! THANK YOU!
Advantage MovingAdvantage Moving
Rebecca S.
We were told that 2 guys were going to be moving us from our 2-bedroom apartment to house, but 3 showed up. This was especially nice considering movers charge by the hour. They showed up on time, worked efficiently, and made sure that any fragile items were handled with care. Being both professional and laid back, I would definitely use these guys for any future moves!
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John F.
Mr Drakeley was very good at moving furniture thru difficult staircases. Also very professional and hard working.
Kristy K.
I was very pleased with my move today. I had a very limited budget to work with, Anthony gave me a great quote. Anthony was quick to keep in touch and answer questions, fitting me in on the day I asked for. The men he sent called to let me know they were on the way, and arrived earlier than the expected time. They were professional, courteous, understanding, and very careful with my belongings. Everything was moved efficiently and they were actually done earlier than expected which brought down my cost. I would highly recommend this company, and will call upon them again if I move.
We Move Stuff!We Move Stuff!
Thumbtack Customer
Omar and his moving guys were amazing!!! Immediate responses with professional skills....I would HIGHLY recommend and definitely will be using them again in the future!
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Erik A.
I chose Harper and Sons after getting a very good quote: $130/hour for a team of 3. However, the day of only 2 movers showed up and they charged $120/hour. The movers were good and efficient but a 3 hour job took 3.5 hours (with a little help from me). Be careful to discuss difference in rates/expectations if a smaller team comes before choosing Harper and Sons.
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Justin D.
So, this company was so disorganized it was ridiculous. Moving from New Britain to Middletown was a pain with this company. First, thing that started it was one of the crew members decided to drink half of my whiskey while out on the job site. It was pretty expensive whiskey also. My fiancee has observed this. Then, they drove up on my front lawn which created more repairs for me and cost me about $50 on top of their fees to repair it. And the last one was a broken window in my kid's bedroom which we had no idea about till after they were done and gone. We contacted the owner and he was quite rude and stated that he would send over insurance paperwork for the repairs. We moved on the first of May. It is now May 27th and have yet to receive the paperwork. We had to go to the extent of talking to the Better Business Bureau and still have yet to respond to the statements. Hopefully this review will give other people awareness of this company before moving.
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