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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 Waterbury movers
Vanessa M.
Movers were great & very efficient
Abode & Beyond MovingAbode & Beyond Moving
Milaura B.
Best moving company in CT, Hands down!!
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Holly P.
New chapter moving was fantastic and did a great job! They were there on time, professional, and just did an excellent job. We had large furniture items to move including a piano. They didn't balk at any of it and took great care with our things. Have already recommended them to someone I know is moving in a few months!
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Ary T.
I was looking for last minute movers because my closing date changed multiple times and the movers I booked with prior did not understand closing dates change all the time. I was very pleased with Anthony and the other guy with him. They were very professional and exceeded my expectations. Definitely recommend this moving company!
We Move Stuff!We Move Stuff!
Ron L.
Highly recommended! Gavin and associate were punctual, professional and priced fairly. Most importantly they showed genuine concern for the items they were moving as well as the house they were moving within. Great job!
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
Aqui B.
Anothony did an amazing job moving my things. He had great communication and professionalism. I would definitely use his company again if I have to move. I would highly recommend him.
A.MassMoving LLCA.MassMoving LLC
Brittany B.
Very patient, quickly and efficiently moved a 3 piece sofa and recliner for me.
Ferraz Services LLCFerraz Services LLC
Pamela K.
Excellent job. The movers were professional and helpful. The quote was reasonable and accurate. Thank you!!!
Advantage MovingAdvantage Moving
Julie B.
Excellent response time and price for what I need. I highly recommend "We Move Stuff!"
We Move Stuff!We Move Stuff!
Alicia P.
This was a last minute move with some heavy items and they came through!! I absolutely loved their work ethic and the service they provided with a smile!!! Thank you!!!!!
Abode & Beyond MovingAbode & Beyond Moving
Cheryl M.
My experience with Gucci & sons was great! I had a big couch to move from a small tight space but Michael & his son got the couch out with ease .. Brought my furniture to my new location & got me all set up & I was good to go!! Think I’m just going to let Michael finish my moving job for me, they were AWESOME !!
Gucci & Sons EnterpriseGucci & Sons Enterprise
Parnian Pooya T.
I recommend Daddy's moving company. They are truly professional and very responsive and helpful in the process. They are focused on best customer experience and really work with you to address your needs. We had to cancel our scheduled move due to some unexpected events and they really worked with us. When they understood the nature of our emergency, they even returned the deposit. They did not have to, but they did! Really good people!
Daddy's Moving LLCDaddy's Moving LLC
Sadie B.
Let’s face it, navigating moving can be overwhelming for people juggling life. What makes them special is punctuality and helpfulness. They know heavy lifting! Great guys 👍🏻
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Allison R.
Family Package gave me a quote for 2 movers and a truck. They showed up first on the wrong date, then we’re able to show up on the correct date when I asked. They also showed up with 4 movers which I wasn’t able to aske them about since there was distractions going on. The owner didn’t tell me or communicate with me before hand that he would show up with 4 movers and how much of difference in a quote it would be. It went from $110 to $190 and they apparently said I didn’t tell them about the 2nd floor which I did put in the quote request. So they added extra. All of this was told to me at the end. Very unprofessional and uncomfortable and such a difference and change should have been communicated before hand which I said to him.
Family Package & DeliveryFamily Package & Delivery
Cheryl M.
It was a great experience! I had a big couch to move out of a little space & Michael & his son took care of it with ease! Got my furniture to my new location & put everything back together & I was all set!!
Gucci & Sons EnterpriseGucci & Sons Enterprise
Beverly K.
Gavin &assitance were excellent were on time and very professional had to move heavy furniture from 4th floor to 2nd floor down 2 flights of stairs due to elevator not working I am a senior citizen and thanks to Gavin he got it all done I highly recommend him and he did a excellent job I thank him again
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
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