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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 Bradenton movers
Alycia A.
I couldn’t have asked for a better moving company. The price was right and come moving day everything went smooth as butter. Great moving company, highly recommended
Big Burns MovingBig Burns Moving
Lisa P.
Bay Area Moving and Storage did a great job on the move from my Mother's assisted living facility. The facility had strict rules, as they have no Covid-19, and want to keep it that way. The movers complied with no problem and worked hard the entire move. My Mom had more stuff than you could imagine. These movers did a great job.
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
Justina J.
Blessed Movers are indeed Blessed Movers! I will definitely utilize their services in the future and recommend to others! Thank you for helping move large furniture for my parents and being so flexible! Much appreciated!
Blessed Movers, LLCBlessed Movers, LLC
Rachael C.
I just hired Pride Moving to move me from one house to another. They arrived on time, and didn’t stop until the job was done. They move quickly and were able to easily load and unload some really heavy and awkward pieces of furniture and equipment. I highly recommend this company and I will definitely use them again. Thank you Pride Moving for making this moving day so much easier!
Pride MovingPride Moving
Dennis H.
They were (1) hr. late from scheduled start time. The projected move time was estimated to take 4 hrs. This move took over 6 hrs. which of course increased the estimate cost of move considerably. Although a claim was not submitted by us, they did damage furniture (scratches/nicks) during the move process.
North American Quick MovesNorth American Quick Moves
Jacqueline D.
This is an awesome moving company. Glen, Kesha, Joe, you were amazing in every aspect of moving me to my new condo. I cannot thank you enough for the kindness and patience you extended to me during the move. You were punctual, hard working, and the quality of your work was phenomenal. Outstanding moving company !
Good Fellows Moving and HaulingGood Fellows Moving and Hauling
J. H.
Steve and crew moved my heavy items with no problems. I was scheduled for a Saturday move however, thumbtack booked my move for the following Monday without either party being aware. I would definitely confirm your appointment with Steve 1-2 days prior. Overall, I would use Big Burns Moving again and will recommend them to others.
Big Burns MovingBig Burns Moving
Alison S.
The two gentlemen that helped us move were so friendly and professional. They handled everything with great care and made this move so simple! When we move in the future, we will definitely use this company again. Thank you for the great work for a great price!
2 Friends and a Truck2 Friends and a Truck
Cailyn Z.
B&T Moving were awesome in helping the moving process from a 2nd story apt to a house. The guys were very nice, professional, safe, and thorough with all aspects of the moving process. I would use this company again and recommend them to family and friends!
B&T Moving Company, LLCB&T Moving Company, LLC
Jack P.
A++++ movers! Mike and crew came on short notice to help me move a few large items, would definitely use again, first class! Jack
mike & sons transportmike & sons transport
Nevada J.
Very nice guys. Highly efficient and professional. I was afraid of the amount we had to move and whether it would fit in the storage unit. They cleared out what I needed moved and organized the storage unit, leaving me room in case I needed to move more in temporarily.
Good Fellows Moving and HaulingGood Fellows Moving and Hauling
Jon G.
Mover decided to send a invoice but refused to follow simple request to revise invoice with time needed to start and my address and gate code so i am leaving this review and decided to go with another mover. Mover is obsessed about his reviews and thinks he should not have to follow simple requests. I suggest finding another mover that will accommodate simple requests as “his reviews rating” begin to dip lower.
Athletic Movers LLCAthletic Movers LLC
Dena N.
The guys moving us were great, professional, and quick.
Diggs Haul IncorporatedDiggs Haul Incorporated
Jodi R.
This was a great experience. The movers are very professional and very nice people!
A&W Pro-Movers,LLCA&W Pro-Movers,LLC
Cynthia M.
I would 100% recommend this company for moving a piano or anything you need. They were very courteous and polite. They did the move of our piano very quick. Their price was very good as well. I contacted them one day and they were able to move the piano the very next day! Don’t look any further, higher these guys!
Grand Moving & StorageGrand Moving & Storage
Crystalle H.
I would recommend Moving Across America, LLC a million times over. Bobby and his team are AMAZING! They were on time, professional, wrapped every piece of furniture and moved our items with care. They are fantatic!
Moving Across America, LLCMoving Across America, LLC
Joe T.
I just finished a move using Swift and these guys are terrific- I highly recommend them. They arrived on time, all dressed in Swift uniforms, and all extremely friendly conversational and polite. They worked non-stop, handled everything with great care, finished the move at the short end of the estimate, and went above and beyond for me (even breaking down and taking empty boxes to the recycling bin as I unpacked them.) They were literally smiling as they moved heavy furniture. I spoke to four different movers before picking them and can't say enough about the customer service experience with Swift. Their office knows their stuff, communicates perfectly, and their movers are top notch. When moving something as personal as a home, it's really important to trust the people you work with. I'm really glad I picked Swift.
Swift MovesSwift Moves
Terry O.
The guys showed up as promised (a little early, actually) and carefully protected furniture. They moved down a flight and up a flight efficiently, and moved a very heavy adjustable bed upstairs. Would hire them again!
Swift MovesSwift Moves
Quoc D.
Tae and J were very quick and professional when they helped us during our move. They made sure to pack and wrap anything that would be damaged. They handled all of our furniture and fragile items with care. They were able to make our move from Bradenton to Tampa a breeze. We highly recommend these two if you have any moving needs!
T&J MovingT&J Moving
Ella L.
Came on time, wrapped and moved all my items quickly and efficiently
Men On The Move LLCMen On The Move LLC
Mike F.
Turned out to be a tough move, and Glen completed it without issue. Thanks
Good Fellows Moving and HaulingGood Fellows Moving and Hauling
Valorie N.
Highly recommend A&W Pro Movers. They are the best we have ever used. Made sure our furniture was not damaged, were prompt in response & updates and very affordable. You will not regret using this Co for your moving needs.
A&W Pro-Movers,LLCA&W Pro-Movers,LLC
George H.
These guys know what they’re doing , amazing watching them , it was choreography at its finest. My piano was safely moved and arrived in perfect condition. I definitely recommend them. When moving a piano I recommend hiring a specialist
The Piano GuysThe Piano Guys
Milagros V.
I was happy with the two movers that came. They were punctual, courteous and got the job done. The only issue I have is that I was not aware of the 3 hour minimum and I don't see that listed on their site. Other than that it was a good move
Tarc Services LLCTarc Services LLC
Lesley B.
We used company for one piece of heavy furniture. We were very pleased with move.
A&W Pro-Movers,LLCA&W Pro-Movers,LLC
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