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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. 

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.

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 Stamford movers
Thumbtack Customer
The move was canceled as Jem Movers do not move out of state. They communicated that fact promptly.
Ameet S.
Excellent work by the movers. They were on time and moved everything professionally. They had all necessary equipments to do the move and did a wonderful job. I would recommend them to one and all. I would be using them for my next move for sure.
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Arrived late due to traffic, but moved things fast. Overall satisfied and recommend movers.
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The move went great! Movers were very courteous and professional. Nothing broke or was scratched during the move. I would definitely recommend them! 5 Stars all the way!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Tamara W.
Very professional, experienced, and courteous movers. They went above and beyond to help us with our last minute move.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I used "All day junk removal" by Noah Albert recently for my moving needs. I was moving within 15 miles. Most of the packing services were fine for my short move.The movers arrived on time as scheduled and had finished move faster than expected. Movers were polite, helpful, incredibly hard working, efficient and overall wonderful to work with. I would definitely recommend these guys!
All day junk removalAll day junk removal
Shahana S.
We had the best moving experience with Red Hat Moving. In particular, Sergei and his team were super professional, communicative and efficient. They disassembled, packed and moved our furniture and other household items with great care. They also reassembled our furniture fabulously well! We highly recommend Red Hat Moving!
RedHat Moving & StorageRedHat Moving & Storage
Kelly T.
Made moving easy! They did a great job with a tricky couch and even helped move some existing furniture in the house.
The Right Choice ProsThe Right Choice Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Reggie and his team were outstanding! They made my move as stress free as possible and were very diligent about protecting and moving my furniture and belongings. I would definitely use them for my next move!
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Thumbtack Customer
Though I was out of state, I was able to coordinate my sister'site move effortlessly with Household Service Co (Communicating with them on the days leading up to the move via text was EXTREMELY helpful since my day to day is nonstop.) On move day my sister informed me that the movers were courteous, quick, and stayed within the move time frame requested. I would definitely secure them again in the future if/when the need arises!
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Kane F.
We used Ample Moving for our move from Connecticut to Florida. Everything went smoothly and was delivered quickly. Highly recommend.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job in helping us move. They worked non-stop until everything has been moved to the new apartment. Highly recommend.
Maxi Moving Inc.Maxi Moving Inc.
Sean M.
Great experience , thanks for the help with the move.
Yunpei Z.
really nice job for my moving!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Kaustav M.
Very thorough job... will recommend having in-house survey prior to move to lock down on estimates... don't go by initial online quote since that's a vague average... extremely courteous staff on the job, punctual and diligent.. thx blue moving for making it a stress free move
Blue MovingBlue Moving
Nikhil M.
Had a seamless moving with their help. They were on time, brought everything needed for moving, and loaded unloaded my stuff without any damage. Highly recommended. Thanks
Daddy's Moving LLCDaddy's Moving LLC
Kaitlyn M.
Great experience. They moved very quickly and professionally.
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Courtne F.
They were great!! Got us moved in quickly!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very accommodating! The crew made the move easy!
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Yugank r.
SkyBox team was very professional with my move. The entire process starting from working with Igor on Thumbtack to book an appointment to working with Dmitriy and team on the actual move was very seamless. They were responsive, clear in communication, punctual with the arrival timing, and most importantly moved my stuff in a very efficient way. The way they packed my sofa, mattress, and other heavy stuff, to safeguard them for scratches or dirt, I could not have imagined doing that by myself. I have moved cross-country and local before but never had such a good experience. I will definitely recommend them for any type of moves.
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Hector V.
Fast move just wrapped my leather coach 😭
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Purush K.
Thanks for helping me out with my moving. They where on time, and kept on moving things , They are well organised and there experiences shows off , It was a 2 bed unit with quite a bit to move.I had 2 bed to be moved they disassembled and reassembled those,I would highly recommend All Day Junk removal guys ..Good job
All day junk removalAll day junk removal
James W.
A great experience all around. Jess in the office was very professional and accommodating. Her communication was top notch! The moving guys showed up 10 minutes early and were excellent! They were personable, professional and careful, and met all our moving needs. Completely satisfied and would highly recommend! Thank you for making our move an easier one!
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were really great guys - Eric, Ashton and Aaron worked hard and were so helpful during a really hot day. Two things that could be improved: first we had scheduled an 8 am move and the movers didn't get here until 9:30. David had texted us with the note they'd be late, but we had gotten up early and had been moving in anticipation of the early arrival. Second thing, they moved all of the boxes to a central location versus putting them in the rooms as we labeled. We could have said something probably, but it was such a hot day we felt bad asking. Also get your own mattress plastic covers - otherwise it's just the blanket/pads. Overall, I might hire them again. Flat rate moving is definitely the way I'll go in the future - it's the first time I didn't feel shaken down by movers!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Manisha G.
Please read: don’t go anywhere else hire these guys immediately. There is rarely a move that goes as planned. The quality of the movers is determined by how they deal with the issues that arise and these guys do it with speed and grace. We hired a larger more “popular” company who botched our move and wanted extra money for every little thing and were IMPOSSIBLE to get in touch with. We found Chris the DAY before we had to move and he made it a personal mission to get our long distance move done in the time and budget we needed. We had one hiccup with the move and I was so impressed at how he worked through the issue in a timely manner. He proactively provided updates to us and was so easy to get in touch with. I’m so happy we found them.
The Right Choice ProsThe Right Choice Pros
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