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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.

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 Clearwater movers
Stefanie W.
First time hiring movers and am very pleased. The move went flawlessly!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Florida Sunshine Movers created a seamless move on what is typically a very stressful day. The 2 nice, young men were polite and moved meticulously and at a steady pace. I would definitely recommend this company if you are looking for a local mover.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Tamra M.
Florida Sunshine Movers made by moving experience very easy. I would highly recommend for all your moving needs. I was scheduled on short notice they arrived on time and ready to work. The movers were very professional and did an outstanding job.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Christy S.
Moved me quickly and efficiently. Would recommend to anyone needing quality and reliable movers.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
My move was scheduled for 8am and the movers arrived a half hour late, but they worked quick and were respectful of our belongings. I will be using Fast Moves again in the future.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Carly S.
Fast, quality movers. Half the price of other moving companies I called. Great value!
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Thumbtack Customer
Great move! Very professional and fast! I will definitely be using again for my next move!!!
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Thumbtack Customer
The two movers, Dimontre & Tom were efficient, professional and courteous. I recommend these two movers without hesitation!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
The absolute BEST! Rome and Lawrence were outstanding! They were like my friends helping me move, yet we never met! I highly recommend these two and Florida Sunshine Movers - They make moving stress-FREE!!
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Sandy K.
Rob and James worked promptly and even texted me with the estimated time for arrival with moving the furniture. Bay Area Moving Company are professional and ethical movers. All of our furniture were secured with heavy furniture moving pads. I was under a time crunch. They we’re accommodating and fit me in their schedule. Thank you, Sandy Kleiman
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
Dana S.
Men On The Move was great!!
Men On The Move LLCMen On The Move LLC
Charles S.
Excellent service. The two movers/guys were very professional, punctual, courteous, fast but careful. Very pleasant guys. The price/charge was half what I was quoted by another moving company. I would (and will) recommend this company to friends. Couldn't ask for a better moving experience (and I have moved over 20 times in my life).
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
I had an emergency move when many other mover never showed. Called and they were there with a reasonable rate. The move took longer than expected, but it wasn't FastMovers fault. They handled it professionally. I would use them again.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Steven G.
They came in and moved everything for me perfectly. They unloaded he whole truck with ease. I highly recommend them for anyone looking to move.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Fast and friendly movers. Excellent!
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Trista B.
They help ease the stress of moving.
24 Seven Moving Service24 Seven Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Sunshine movers were great!!
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Santhosh V.
I initially contacted someone else on Thumbtack and after they agreed for the move, they did not show up all day. Contacted Dave and he agreeed to help me with the move immediately. His boys Matt and Don were great. It was a fast and quick move.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Dan N.
My move went fantastic. I had to move from a third floor apartment, and could not have been more impressed with the speed, care for my belongings, and the great attitude they had. I would highly recommend Embrey's if you are looking for a move!
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Dee H.
The crew was great. I had to move at a moments notice and Fast Moves made it happen. I really appreciated the crew's professionalism. Thanks guys!!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Scott R.
This moving company really came through for us in the clutch. We were stood up by a previous company on the day of our move, and were worried we wouldn’t be able to find anyone on such short notice. One call to Debbie at Florida Sunshine Movers and our worries were taken care of. She was able to arrange for us to be moved in a matter of a couple hours. She gave us text updates so we knew when the guys would arrive with the truck. The gentlemen that moved us ( Rich and TRav) were true professionals. Fast, efficient and courteous. I will be letting all of my friends know who to call if they need movers. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Florida Sunshine Movers will get our future business!
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Jolie A.
Very polite movers x 2 for a one bedroom to house ground level move. They are timely, and respectful. They had the truck fully loaded in an hour.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Quick response! Pleasant and efficient movers.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Patricia M.
This company made my move to great.
Good Fellows Moving and HaulingGood Fellows Moving and Hauling
Katie G.
What a standup company!!! They were rockstars! Moved my apartment in Clearwater, Fl to Atlanta GA; flawlessly!! They were on time, very professional, and took great care of all of my furniture! I highly recommend Strong Movers for all your moving needs!!! Thanks you guys!!! 💪🏼
Strong MoversStrong Movers
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