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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 Bradenton movers
Deborah S.
Fast Moves did an excellent job for me in moving a piano. Everything went exactly as planned. Fast Moves was punctual and good value for what I needed moved. Thanks!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Kara M.
I needed a few things moved across town. Was very pleased with the communication before the move, the packing quality of the things being moved, and the movers themselves. Very professional, would recommend.
This End Up LLCThis End Up LLC
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
Gretchen J.
I have moved six times in 3 years. This move was the smoothest and low stress of all and it wasn’t a simple move. They worked with me on my schedule and were economical. Many other movers shoot you a low price and then you end up paying double the price. Not this time. They charged me exactly what they said they would and moved everything quickly and safely.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
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
Thumbtack Customer
The gentlemen who helped move, were courteous, quick and professional. We would recommend them for your next move...
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Loved the 2 guys moving my very HEAVY 7 piece bedroom set Everything was wrapped and moved without any damage. I would recommend having Nick and Justin move me again. Thanks
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Thumbtack Customer
I have move many time. This was by far the best moving crew that I have ever had. Great job!!!
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
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
David A.
Great moving company and very helpful. Everyone worked hard to get us moved in a timely manner. Will use again and will refer to others!
Thumbtack Customer
My moving experience with Steve Embrey was excellent. They arrived on time, were quick, efficient, polite, friendly, and professional. I have moved over 20 times and this was by far the most pleasant moving gets. Cost was more than fair considering the care, speed, and efficiency they displayed moving my belongings to Sarasota. Would highly recommend you look no further!
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Elizabeth G.
One of the best decisions we made for this move was hiring Secure Movers. We were an unusual move, talking items from 3 locations into 1. The movers were attentive, professional, and responsive. They communicated with us throughout the very long day. There was NO damage to our furniture, as they properly wrapped it while loading. I would hire them again without a second thought.
Secure Movers Inc.Secure Movers Inc.
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
Melissa C.
Team did a great job moving us from Bradenton to Tampa. Guys were friendly and had great solutions for ease in the moving process. They were fully equipped and very professional. Would hire again in a heart beat. Thank you Fast Moves Team!!!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
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
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
Stanley W.
Great movers. Very professional, they took great care of my furniture. I owned a moving company for 25 years . I know what I'm talking about.
The Right Way Labor & Relocation Services LLC (...The Right Way Labor & Relocation Services LLC (...
Diana H.
I am very satisfied with my experience with Fast Moves of Tampa Bay. I needed a Baby Grand Piano moved. Randy, Matt & Chris accomplished it without a hitch. It involved disassembling, moving and reassembling. Professional attitudes and a job well done, with Mike being the first to respond and follow thru and accommodatimg.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Dena N.
The guys moving us were great, professional, and quick.
Diggs Haul IncorporatedDiggs Haul Incorporated
Thumbtack Customer
Stephen and the crew did an amazing job with our local move. Prompt, professional, and very careful during the entire process. Embreys was by far the best mover we have ever worked with. Will absolutely use them again and highly recommend them to anyone looking at movers. We had a fantastic experience. Thanks again to Stephen.
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
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
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
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