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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 Dover movers
Nicole M.
I hired Spencer to move 6 pieces of furniture from storage to my new apartment. He had another guy helping. They were on time and very professional. My furniture was very heavy and had to be moved to the third floor. They moved all of that heavy furniture and did it in good time. I would recommend their services.
Get It Done ServicesGet It Done Services
TaLisha G.
This moving team is absolutely amazing! I hired them last minute to move a washer and dryer set from the sellers home to mine. They were able to get everything done without me even being at my home! Not only did they move the washer and dryer set, but they actually set it up for me! They even sent pictures after the job was done! I recommend these movers 1000%! From my very first phone call with them, they were so professional!
Two Clever Fellas, LLCTwo Clever Fellas, LLC
Sharee M.
Got here early and the furniture was moved quickly. No hassles and totally dependable.
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Cheryl S.
Setting up a date/time for the move was very easy, and the team arrived exactly when they said they would. They clearly had a lot of experience with the process and worked quite efficiently. For about a 5 mile move door-to-door, I paid $365, which I thought was reasonable.
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Melanie L.
And responsiveness! I was very happy that the move was done within a day or to of my request. And the guys were great.
Two Clever Fellas, LLCTwo Clever Fellas, LLC
Shamia s.
Needed a sectional sofa moved from my home to my mother's basement. Everything was done in maybe an hour and a half. He actually moved it by himself, which was impressive. He was fast and very courteous. He told my parents he does junk removal as well, so we will use his services next time for that.
Andrew J.
These guys did a great job getting my wife, three kids and myself moved out of a very cluttered house and into our new castle. Nothing was broken and they moved items that were beyond our agreement. They gentlemen were courteous and cheerful- even after working for 13 hours! They didn’t even scratch or dent our newly refinished hardwood floors! Great job.
Moving HandsMoving Hands
James E.
I've moved 7 times in 10 years and this was by far the most frustrating. There was a lot of time standing around not working. It took 4.5 hours to pack a truck that should have only taken 3 to 3.5 hours max. The last time I moved it took 3 hours with 4 guys to pack the truck. Nice people but they have a terrible work ethic. I wouldn't hire again.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Sabrina A.
Complete Mission Enterprises moved my new credenza last minute into my home. They were professional, took great care with my item. They even uncrated and set up for me and the price was inexpensive. A++++ service
Complete Mission EnterprisesComplete Mission Enterprises
Mel S.
These guys were great on very complicated move which entailed unloading a 20ft UHaul truck, then loading it back up with stuff to go into a storage unit and unpack all of it into the storage unit. FANTASTIC JOB!!! Hire these guys!
Cut N WashCut N Wash
Wesley W.
I would refer these guys to anyone I know who have trouble removing junk or just something that you may have a problem moving yourself. They was on time, quick, and got the job done without any problems.
Just junk RemovalJust junk Removal
Cyntjia a.
I was very happy with the service. The work men not only moved my treadmill from down stairs to up stairs they assembled my sole fitness treadmill without a problem. There were very professional and done an excellent job.
Karla S.
La Playa Services completed a small move for me and I was so impressed with their professionalism and quick response that I also obtained a quote for landscaping and powerwashing. That job was completed yesterday and the house and fence look awesome! A couple of before and after pictures are included.
La Playa ServicesLa Playa Services
Linda M.
The two who came to load my truck assured me that they were experienced. I thought they were kind and respectful. Unfortunately they knew nothing about loading a moving truck. Also they did not follow my requirements. I was disappointed because I liked the men.
Two Clever Fellas, LLCTwo Clever Fellas, LLC
Diane C.
What a great experience! A garage full of boxes to move throughout my home. Lamont and Bernard were kind, funny and took great care of my life’s treasures. All the heavy lifting was a breeze for them! So grateful and I’ll be using their services again and telling my friends!
Just junk RemovalJust junk Removal
Tasha W.
First I must state that I live about an hour away. Sight unseen, Matthew and his team are AMAZING. I contacted Two Clever Fellas, LLC with a last minute request in the middle of a winter advisory looking for help to move my niece. I was immediately contacted via phone. I explained the situation and that I would not physically be there, but my niece could use some help. Matthew swiftly checked his teams availability and services we scheduled. The job was complete the price was phenomenal! We did everything electronically and my niece was so happy, she said the team was so helpful! I will be calling again if I need help moving anything else! Thank you again Two Clever Fellas, LLC for everything!
Two Clever Fellas, LLCTwo Clever Fellas, LLC
Sharron W.
We were waiting for them to confirm our booking for two days. We even called them to confirm with us. But they said they had confirm with us the next day but we only got a response that they are fully booked and they are not able to help us. I don’t know if they were waiting for more convenient customers and put us on hold for two days? Why they didn’t tell us sooner if they are fully booked so we have more time to find other movers.
Moving HandsMoving Hands
Michael R.
These guys did a fantastic job! I had originally reached out to them regarding a move, but when I saw they did other services I hired them ahead of time for some yard waste removal. I needed to have some soil and yard debris hauled away. They were prompt, very courteous, and friendly. They performed the work exactly as I had requested and even picked up some some random trash that was laying on ground. I would most certainly hire them again as well as recommend them to others. The price was very reasonable for what I hired them to do. THANK YOU!!!
Two Clever Fellas, LLCTwo Clever Fellas, LLC
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