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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 Wilmington movers
Lynne A.
McKenzie Movers did an excellent job moving my piano. They were professional and carried out the move without a hitch. Although the move was approximately 40 miles away, it was completed in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend and use McKenzie Movers again.
McKenzie MoversMcKenzie Movers
Lisa B.
I had such a wonderful experience with A to B Moving Company! They are very professional and thorough. This was my very first time using a moving company. I would recommend them to anyone who is moving. Thank you A to B Moving Company for making this move a wonderful experience.
A to B Moving ServiceA to B Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Originally called to have a piano moved. In the end, we wound up also having them move some boxes and furniture. The move went smoothly and there were no problems. Before the move, when I had questions they were very prompt in responding.
G&G Moving and InstallationG&G Moving and Installation
Paula L.
The piano movers knew how to move it safely. Great care was taken to prevent damage.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very nice, and funny. Which helped make the day go by. On-Demand is a good moving service!!
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Move large furniture items. Good job and good value and nothing damaged. Movers were friendly and respectful.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Jacinta S.
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful!! On time, extremely professional and organized. Moved from a apartment to storage unit and they even went above and beyond and organized items to be stored. Will be rehiring again for next move this move next month.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are professional in their choosing field, they are simply the right movers to use if you ever need a peace of mind. They arrive on time, move my stuff with caution and left without any damage, they accidentally found my money because of my careless parking and yet faithfull enough to return it back to me ,it amazes me till now, these are movers of impeccable character. If you ever need a mover, choose Ondemand moving services.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
John W.
Great moving crew!
Two Clever Fellas, LLCTwo Clever Fellas, LLC
Heather B.
A to B were just what we were looking for to move a couple of larger items. They helped take some of the stress out of our move.
A to B Moving ServiceA to B Moving Service
Brianna s.
Helped me move same day! Super helpful and nice. Had a lot to move and they even helped me set up my bed after.
First Class Moving LLCFirst Class Moving LLC
Andrew D.
Excellent movers at a great price, definitely recommend!
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Fran T.
I hired A to B Moving service to move a very large armoire/cabinet. They did a great job at a reasonable price and they were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them.
A to B Moving ServiceA to B Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service. Movers were efficient and great!
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
NIce ,easy move. Courteous workers and on time.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Hui L.
They response very quickly and the moving team is professional and polite!
G&G Moving and InstallationG&G Moving and Installation
Michelle Q.
Second time using this company and another great experience. They are very friendly and hardworking. The move was scheduled quickly and they arrived on time. My things were moved efficiently and with care. Highly recommended.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Sean w.
Needed help moving gym equipment. Great job!
Sylvan Friendly MoversSylvan Friendly Movers
Sherry M.
I couldn't be happier with the move. Everything went perfectly.
B&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully InsuredB&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully Insured
Beth G.
B&N Piano moved a piano for me. The movers did an amazing job. The office staff was wonderful as well. Top notch professionalism from A to Z. They made everything easy. Thank you!
B&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully InsuredB&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully Insured
Travis k.
They moved a piano up an extremely narrow staircase. It was very impressive
Revell Moving Co.Revell Moving Co.
Jen S.
Best priced movers I could find! Great work too.
Revell Moving Co.Revell Moving Co.
Tracie S.
The movers wrapped my delicate belongings and showed extra care not to damage anything.
Sylvan Friendly MoversSylvan Friendly Movers
William D.
They underestimated the job. On the day of the move they were responsive when I contacted them.
DB Enterprise, LLCDB Enterprise, LLC
Antonio B.
Very meticulous and were very accommodating to unique move request. Very good service.
A to B Moving ServiceA to B Moving Service
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