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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.

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’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. 

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 you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for New Britain movers
Sandy M.
This team came out with 24 hour notice for an urgent move. The movers were friendly, careful, thoughtful and efficient. Moved my piano without a scratch with adequate equipment. Thanks!
Abode & BeyondAbode & Beyond
Jordalina d.
I had reached out to this moving company last minute because my original moving company had flunked on me and thanks to this moving company they were able to make my move out happen last minute. They were very professional , helpful , and reasonable. I would definitely hire them again.
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
Jia L.
Napoleon was very responsive and responsible. He and his crew managed my last minute moving from Connecticut to New Hampshire. Very hard workers that made the move smooth. Highly recommend!
West Lake Moving and Storage LLCWest Lake Moving and Storage LLC
Devin S.
Had them move a ton of items into a POD for my mother-in-law and she was very pleased with the work and their professionalism.
Bellhops Moving (Hartford, CT)Bellhops Moving (Hartford, CT)
Sara a.
Awesome!!! 5 STAR services!! Highly recommend!! My move was an hour away they beat the competitors prices, arrived ten minutes early and were very fast and professional!! Gypsy and I will use their services again and recommend to all friends and family planning a move!! Don’t make your move stressful by wasting your time and losing money elsewhere!! I had cancelled with the first company I booked due to deceiving prices, I was told one amount on the phone and received and email wanting almost $400 more!! Sooo Supreme has no hidden fees and the amount doesn’t change within the fine print. I booked with them last minute and they went ABOVE and BEYOND!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
Amanda A.
So happy! They were able to move almost my whole two bedroom apartment out in an hour and a half! Just under three hours total, made everything simple and less stressful.
Lisa R.
We loved the Right Choice Moving Company!!! They were punctual and so very professional and helpful. We highly recommend them and will use them for any future projects!!!! They were also very patientas we had some very large items that had to fit into small spaces.
The Right Choice ProsThe Right Choice Pros
Henry H.
Our Abode and Beyond Moving team (Kyle and Alex) were the utmost example of professionalism, punctuality, and work ethic. They efficiently loaded our 2-3 bedroom town-home, safely transported our belongings, and unloaded everything in 5 hours. They were a pleasure to work with and we will be recommending their services to everyone we know (5/5).
Abode & BeyondAbode & Beyond
Jeff K.
I can't say enough good things about this team. They responded quickly, and came on short notice, (a rainy Sunday at that). They are a full service company and well experienced. From packing and wrapping my belongings, to helping with placement of my furniture, Entric and Mark were polite, professional, efficient, and a pleasure to work with. It was a stress-free move, and very fairly priced too. My first. Thank you so much again guys !
Haul of Fame MoversHaul of Fame Movers
Ed G.
The actual movers were excellent, unfortunately I had an appointment at Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and they finally made it over to my house at 5:00 in the afternoon I kept getting emails that a crew member was sick so we're not making it at 9:00 we will make it at 1:00 then at 1:00 I got an email saying we'll make it at 2:00 then at 2:00 I got an email saying we'll make it at 3:00 finally they made it over at 5:00 so that's why I three stars instead of five stars
Thumbtack Customer
This has been the worst experience I have ever had dealing with a Business!!! It would take hours to sit here and type about all the back and forth emails trying to get a contract with an amount, we gave the inventory to the owner, but unfortunately my 78 yr old mom had to add a few items so I emailed this information to round one and he added on $150 more for the 4 items which was fine because we did leave them off the original list. I am in florida and my mother is moving from Ct. shortly after her mother passing away so its not unnatural for her to forget a few items. We started at $1599 and day before moving it went to 2300 and he said we could only pay by credit card half when they pick up her items and half when they get here to florida. This wasn't told to us till one day (today) when pick up is tomorrow. The owner would send me a email saying Call Me who does that? I am the customer you call me. He didn't even have a computer to do the bid on he hand wrote everything, you would have to see how this looked to believe it. My husband wanted me to stop dealing with him two days into asking for a contract. He told me on the phone, I'm gonna talk now Linda and you are going to listen then you can talk and I will listen, he talks down to you like you are a child. My mother gave her credit card for the $100 deposit, we canceled his services on 12-2-16 the day before pick up because we still didn't have a contract and he wanted a credit card at pick up when we wanted to do money order or cashiers check. I sent two emails canceling his services and he didn't; even respond to those however that is how it has been for the last five days trying to get anything from this company. This whole experience has been so upsetting to me, and just cant believe how ignorant and rude this man was. Before you hire this company get everything in writing, good luck with that cause your price will go up and he always says You keep adding items, which I only did one time. I have 17 pages of emails between myself and Round One, maybe they might be able to handle local moves but as far as Long Distance find someone else. This is the first time I have ever written such a negative review on anyone, but I felt with what I have been through if I can save one other person from this aggravation I would. So think twice before you hire Round One, terrible communication. Thanks for listening.
Round One Moving CompanyRound One Moving Company
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