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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.

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 New Haven movers
Thumbtack Customer
Communication was very easy and I appreciated that the company sent a mover out a few days in advance to give an exact estimate of how much it would cost so there's no chance of additional charges on moving day. On Time Services did show up 45 minutes late, and they forgot a few items that we wanted moved into storage and almost took a few things we didn't want moved, but overall this was a convenient option and the movers were both very nice.
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The day before, Shay did a walk-through and we agreed on a price, which thankfully didn't change. They arrived a little late, but moved everything carefully, without damaging the furniture. Overall very happy with the movers!
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Kimberly C.
The guys were great, they arrived right on time and helped us with all of the heaviest items. If we ever have to move again, we will definitely consider Heavy Lifting movers! Great music taste as well!
Heavy Lifting MoversHeavy Lifting Movers
Aurelio D.
A heavy, older upright was moved; all went well beginning to end.
River Valley Piano ServiceRiver Valley Piano Service
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a moving truck ASAP ! I heard from KP QuailtyInc and they immediately were ready to get me out and moving! Withing in a couple hours including travling from state to state the job was done ! Extremely nice staff and quick workers. They are extremely professional and pleasant to work with. If I ever move again, I know KP QuailtyInc is my first and last option !
Daniel C.
Moved my studio apartment in just about two hours! Very positive experience.
Abode & Beyond MovingAbode & Beyond Moving
Kimberly C.
Ed and Dave did a great job! They arrived right on time, got everything wrapped and moved very quickly. Quite the pros navigating some of the tricky turns and stairs in the apartments. I will definitely call them again should I need a local mover!
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Carolyn R.
On Time Services did an excellent job moving my mother from her assisted living facility back to her home. Shay and his staff could not have bee more professional and courteous! They arrived at the scheduled time and completed the move very quickly and efficiently!
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Made a last-minute request for moving assistance and they were able to deliver and at a good value. Big thanks!
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Truly outstanding work. Eric and his team drove several hours in the wake of a snowstorm to handle the job, and finished the move safely and ahead of schedule despite the weather hassles and two annoying staircases. Not a single scratch on furniture and all boxes in pristine condition -- I've never done a 150+ mile move so smoothly. Couldn't ask for more -- and at literally *one-third* the price of national-brand moving companies, incredible value too. I recommend them very enthusiastically. (Thanks again!)
Smith MovingSmith Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The guys arrived early and moved all of my stuff within a few hours. Nothing was broken during the move and they even locked my old place up for me so that I could leave early to get to the new place. They were really well priced and there were no hidden or extra fees! No hassle!
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Christian D.
Ryan and his associate arrived on time and was extremely careful with the piano we needed moving. Unlike many movers, he was very calm despite the busy street, difficulty finding good parking, and heavy lifting. We were extremely pleased at how everything went. I highly recommend him. The price was very good too.
On Point Piano movingOn Point Piano moving
Christopher S.
Mike and Eddie we on time, prepared, strong and eager to work. The guys did a great job and were able to move a 650lb refrigerator from a tight space down a few stairs and onto the truck. They unloaded it through my front door and into place in my party without issue. They were polite and very professional. I would definitely use them again the next time I need large heavy items moved.
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Christopher P.
These guys helped me quickly move from Connecticut to New York. They managed to get some bulky items, like a giant wooden table whose legs were stuck on that I worried I'd have to leave behind, through some narrow spaces. They did have to take off the door, which now drags a bit, but otherwise, everything arrived in perfect shape. My move was combined with someone else's, which kept the price low.
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys, very hard-working and fair. Reggie and a coworker helped us move locally on short notice. They were organized, efficient, and got the job done exactly on schedule. Highly recommended. Thanks so much!
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Angie J.
David was on time friendly moved everything in a timely fashion. A professional. Love the way he works. I will tell my friends and family about his work. I am very pleased with his work. He comes out with a short notice. He’s great
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Kelli C.
I am so so glad that I hired Ed and FPD to be our movers. It was a difficult move and he was the only reason me and my partner did not lose our minds. Ed remained so calm, professional, and kind that it almost brought tears to my eyes. He was not only a good communicator with me throughout the whole process, but his communication with the other men from FPD as they maneuvered furniture through tough spaces was really something to admire. I am impressed with his leadership skills and his steady, reliable, seemingly unshakable personality. 10/10 stars for FPD, 10/10 stars for Ed as a human and business owner.
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Ben Y.
The team at Family Package & Delivery did a fantastic job. On time, professional, handled goods carefully, and good problem solvers on tricky move. Always helping out and going the extra mile. Really appreciated the great work and would definitely work with this great crew again!
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Olive J.
Gavin was able to move a sofa into my apartment the day I called! He'd said there was a 2-hour minimum. I suggested one man could do the job with a dolly -- he had the dolly all ready to go, and I had the work done within one day. Thank God for Thumbtack!
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
Che F.
I was and is still in shocked on how quickly the men were able to move my belongings. All within 2hrs! I will definitely recommend them to anyone to use their service. Very professional and definitely a wonderful experience even though I was all over the place and didn't know which way was up! Lol. They definitely live up to their name.
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Wendy T.
Two movers showed up without a dolly, handtruck, or moving straps, something they complained happens a lot. As a result, some furniture was dropped, scraped, dinged, and there was also damage to our stairs, hallway, and staircase. Even worse, one mover hurt their back, and the other dropped a heavy desk on their fingers. All completely avoidable. Chris said to send him pictures and the ops manager would call to take care of everything. I sent the photos, but no phone call. Several calls and text later, they stopped responding. Their listing states they have insurance. It certainly doesn't seem that way. No equipment, no insurance, no follow up. No offer to make things right. No way. Update to their reply from 11/14/2020: What a fantastic story. Too bad it's a fairy tale. See the attached message history (I sent photos within minutes at your request). The only part that's true is that we tipped the men. We never told them great job - just "thank you", because they did work hard and we felt they weren't responsible for your not providing them with the proper equipment. Get insurance to protect your future customers. Get the right equipment to your staff. And if something happens, Make it Right! Don't Make Believe it didn't happen and then Make up Stories when customers (rightfully) complain when you don't respond for weeks. Shame on you!
The Right Choice ProsThe Right Choice Pros
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