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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 Milford movers
Thumbtack Customer
I have moved 4 times and this was the most professional and efficient move I've ever had. I have no complaints on this superior excellence. Roshane and his crew was on time, professional and cordial throughout the entire move. I would highly recommend to family and friends.
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Margret B.
Great guys. Made moving so much fun!!!
The Right Choice ProsThe Right Choice Pros
Scott M.
They did a great job on my move this weekend. Professional, quick and did exactly what they said they would do. I will definitely hire them again for my future moving needs.
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Brad H.
They were quick to respond and scheduled the move as soon as I needed them (within 2 days notice). I was quoted a flat rate, which I ended up paying with no additional or hidden fees. They even offered to move additional items which weren't in the original estimate (unnecessary, but it was nice of them to offer). They showed up on-time and performed the work quickly and professionally. I would recommend them for any local moves, and will likely hire them again, for my next move.
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Maggie B.
David was very responsive and accommodating when setting up services. Dudley and Tori were our movers. They were professional and thoughtful about the process. I will definitely use New Chapter Moving again.
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Aviva I.
I had a small move from Connecticut to Pennsylvania that involved packing boxes at the start and moving things into a storage unit at the end. I wasn’t present at the starting address and the guys packed up everything safely and securely and brought it down to me. They showed up on time both start and end and made the process so easy from start to finish. Also very affordable, I will hire them again for my next move!
Gucci & Sons EnterpriseGucci & Sons Enterprise
Teresa g.
I am very happy with the job performed by Dudley and Tori of New Chapter Moving Company, LLC. They arrived for the job early, wore masks, handled my furniture with care and were able to perform all of the moving tasks I requested. They were extremely polite and professional. Pricing was fair. David was very good with scheduling, keeping in touch and confirming the appointment the night before. I hired this company for a small job but would not hesitate to have them back for a larger move.
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Vanesa M.
Very accommodating to my type of move. I only needed 1hr for my studio small things.
The Right Choice ProsThe Right Choice Pros
David L.
Joe did a great job! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good mover. Thanks Joe!
Heavy Lifting MoversHeavy Lifting Movers
Abigail D.
Ed and Jason were fantastic. They were a bit delayed but kept in contact with me the whole time. They were quick, efficient, kind and polite the whole time. I could not have asked for a more professional or amazing experience for my first time using movers. They will be my recommended movers from here on out. Thank you guys so much!!!
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Chris f.
Gavin was very helpful in helping me arrange a local move for a family member from a few states away. They did a great job!
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding service. On time, very quick and efficient. Personable. A perfect moving experience, definitely would use them again and recommend them highly.
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Tee L.
The initial contact went well, Chris was nice and pleasant. Despite me outlining what items needed to be moved, the truck was too small and several items were left behind, a huge inconvenience. One of the two movers became upset that I disputed paying for a full three hours when the job went 2 hours and 40 mins. He stated because he sat outside the apartment complex for several minutes (without contacting me) that time should be counted. Whoever wrote up the invoice quickly adjusted the price to the correct amount. Saj, one of the movers, was very friendly, introduced himself and worked diligently.
The Right Choice ProsThe Right Choice Pros
Shawn A.
Larry and his team are wonderful. They have done three jobs for us- moving, assembling furniture, and hanging a mirror for us. We will definitely call them again.
Lg & AZ Trucking LLCLg & AZ Trucking LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Shay and his team were highly professional and efficient. The moving experience went smoothly. Roya was very helpful in all our correspondence. I would definitely use this service again!
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They ran late, they were missing some extra stuff, and they weren't as organized as other movers I have worked with, but in general, they were cheerful and got the majority of the work done in the allotted time.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Carlos a.
Michael and Jesse were absolutely amazing! Their professionalism, friendliness, efficiency, and all-around awesomeness was an absolute pleasure! As much as moving sucks, I would gladly do it again just so that way I could run into these guys again! A+++++
Gucci & Sons EnterpriseGucci & Sons Enterprise
P. T.
Mr Fowler answered my request, set an appointment, and moved the piano all in the same day, as it turned out. He was reliable, prompt, careful, professional, and did a fantastic job taking care of my new baby. I would recommend him in an instant.
On Point Piano movingOn Point Piano moving
Tony W.
These guys are the best!! Ahmed and his team went above and beyond for me. I moved from Milford to Brookfield, and had some big pieces of furniture. They helped fit everything into a very compact storage unit and took a lot of care. They turned what would have been a very stressful process and made everything so easy. I will definitely hire them again and will recommend them to all my friends.
Fast & Gentle MoversFast & Gentle Movers
Masoone J.
DO NOT HIRE!! This so called company is so unprofessional. They don’t return phone calls or text messages. I hired them to do a move for me and they broke my 75 inch television and my king size headboard, both items cost me almost $3000 each. They promised to pay me $1498 for my tv in writing and they only paid me $750 and they’ve been giving me the runaround about the second half and now they will not respond to my calls or texts. I clearly deserve more money anyways for all this nonsense they’ve put me through and all the money I’ve lost. This company is horrible and I do not recommend. Next step is to hire a lawyer. They will not get away with this!!
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
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