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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 Aventura movers
Anna W.
It was a last minute move! Alex and Sergio made the move joyfully, professionally and showed their experience in moving. Good Men!
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Jordan d.
Great movers: came on time, moved quickly and no nonsense. I plan to use again. Good find.
YOUR STUFF IN THE TRUCKYOUR STUFF IN THE TRUCK
Kent k.
This company provides me with the worst moving experience I have ever had. They sent a two man team over to move my two bedroom and two bath apartment. Only one of the movers was a competent moving professional. The other guy was totally useless. The professional mover apologized to me for how useless and lazy the other mover was. It took many hours to pack and wrap everything and to disassemble the beds because only one of the movers was capable. Eventually the company sent a third mover over to complete the job. It took 7 hours. This company will likely respond that the job required 3 movers. Neither they nor any other moving company that I provided an inventory to and received a quote (and there were several others) said that more than two movers would be necessary to complete the move. To make matters worse, the useless mover lost my fob to my building which costs $125 (the company claims that he put it on my counter but it was not there and that makes no sense because I was there with him and he could have handed it to me instead of placing it somewhere and not telling me) and they broke a $500 lamp. To this day (some 5 weeks later) they have not processed my claim for the broken lamp and they have stopped answering texts. DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY!
APIKA USAAPIKA USA
Luis R.
Great experience. Honest and hardworking movers. A++. They tell you exactly what the price is up front. They wrap everything to assure a safe move.
SunBizMoving LLCSunBizMoving LLC
Adrienne F.
Everything was good! Move in was smooth.
SPACE EXPRESS MOVINGSPACE EXPRESS MOVING
Melanie S.
We confirmed our move a few days before. The day, I received a text stating the truck was in an accident. I tried calling and was sent straight to voice-mail. They never called to explain and didn't show up. I was left scrambling to move myself and was able to find a better company called Moving penguin. Miami mover is super unprofessional. Do not waste your time!!!
The Miami Mover LLCThe Miami Mover LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We were very impressed with this mover. They came on time, and stood by their quote. Highly recommended. We would call them again if we needed a mover!!
Acme Moving ServicesAcme Moving Services
Justin S.
The movers were on time and they did a great job.
Alltrust MoversAlltrust Movers
Benjamin S.
Same day moving sofa bed. Super fast
Los Panas Movers LLCLos Panas Movers LLC
Anton P.
They did move us FAST - all-around amazing job!
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Patricia M.
The best moving experience! Alex and friend were extremely professional and courteous. Handled everything with care, couldn’t have done it better myself. I was truly impressed with their level of service. They are committed and trustworthy. Everything was moved to a very tight storage unit and they didn’t give up, they were able to fit everything in! Definitely calling them again when I move to my new place.
Fair Rate Moving CompanyFair Rate Moving Company
Alara d.
Pick up movers were on time and did the job great! Highly recommend
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Luis R.
Assisted with everything I need moved at a great price and protected my items perfectly.
Travis's Trash HaulingTravis's Trash Hauling
Aimee B.
We were very happy with Lisvany’s work. He was very responsive and it was very easy to schedule a time for pick up and delivery. He brought all of the material he needed to move the pieces and we didn’t have to lift a finger. I highly recommend him for all of your moving needs!
Lisvany LavastidaLisvany Lavastida
Thumbtack Customer
Came right on time and understood my circumstances! Moved very professionally and was very polite! Best deal I could have ever asked for.
Wesley's Trucking and HaulingWesley's Trucking and Hauling
Irina M.
Kyle was very attentive to my items, so that nothing would break or damage during the moving process. Very friendly and professional. Would totally recommend his company.
Phierce LogisticsPhierce Logistics
Anastasia A.
The guys were absolutely fabulous, on time, fast and they took care of all my things with great care. Moving can very stressful, but they made it happen fast and smoothly!
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Nailah A.
Hands down, the best moving experience I have ever had. They arrived early. They communicated frequently and clearly. Very friendly and professional. I would recommend them 100%.
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Eugene S.
James and his crew arrived on time, we’re very professional, move my heavy treadmill quickly without any damage. Good job and I would be happy to use them again in the future!
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Clarita Z.
The 3 men were professional and very kind. They were able to move my items from Miami to Delray in a few hours. I was impressed by how polite and helpful they were. I’d hire them again. Highly recommend.
The Miami Mover LLCThe Miami Mover LLC
Sai N.
The EASIEST move ever! Got contacted back promptly and they were able to take the job right the next day! Those guys are big and strong 💪 Came earlier, were quick and professional with all the necessary tools and equipments. Definitely working with them in the future!
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Ayelet R.
Brer was incredible!!! He showed up on time, was very nice and Courteous, and most important super professional!!! You can see he truly cares about his work and he made sure non of my items were damaged. He even was super nice and understanding towards the fact that the warehouse closed last minute and he had to come back the day after. I have used many movers in the past and had so many bad experiences, but I think Brer is honestly the best! I am def going to hire him for future jobs
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