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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 Fort Lauderdale movers
Sean S.
I had a wonderful experience with Cross County Movers. I had a safe that other movers could not move. The guys showed up on time and moved it swiftly. Very happy with their service.
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Ebun C.
B&M movers are awesome , very professional in all they so. B&M responded to my request for a mover. They came to my place, gave me an estimate as to the cost and also gave me a flat rate so can save move. Even though it was raining on my moving day, B&M showed up and moved all my stuff safely and well protected. I'm so happy to have picked them for my moving needs. I definitely will recommend them to anyone needing a mover. Thank you very much B&M movers
B&M MoversB&M Movers
Kris L.
Great Moving Company, movers where on time eager to work and did an amazing job. Worked with Frank he is very professional and helped coordinate the move for us.
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Julian T.
Great job. The move took longer than expected but not at the fault of the movers. There were three people moving on the same day and Sharing a service elevator. Would use again
Moooving Crew IncMoooving Crew Inc
Mordechai F.
This guy is awesome! Such a pleasant and efficient mover. Will definitely reach out to him for future moves.
Florida Smart Moving LLC.Florida Smart Moving LLC.
Michelle A.
We are so pleased we chose Maybaum Movers for our move. They worked quickly and strategically throughout the move and they managed to stay cheery in spite of the intense summer heat (with masks on!). Their price was fair and we look forward to using them again for our moving needs.
Maybaum Movers LLCMaybaum Movers LLC
Greatest movers ever!!! They are honest, hardworking, and show up on time. They take great care of furniture and are the friendliest movers ever. I will definitely be using them for all of my moves.
J & A Ultimate Moving ServicesJ & A Ultimate Moving Services
Umesh b.
Very professional movers. Arrived on time completed move with furniture assembly disassembly on time as expected.
SunBizMoving LLCSunBizMoving LLC
Bonnie K.
The easiest move I have ever had. Will use their services in the future for all my moves.
J & A Ultimate Moving ServicesJ & A Ultimate Moving Services
Tabitha D.
Moving should always be this easy! Damian was very responsive and helpful. Will definitely use for future moves!
Jay H.
I want to say that the guys did a fantastic job. The job took ALOT longer than I anticipated, but through no fault of the movers. I had more stuff then I realized, but they did a wonderful job regardless. If you want efficient movers, ANT Express Movers are the way to go for sure! They were on time and didn’t waste any time during the move. They moved diligently and worked very hard. They wrapped everything we wanted making some items so much easier to move without having to taken them apart. I don’t intend to move soon, but when I do move again I will be contacting ANT Express movers. Thank you, Elijah, Fisher, and Bently! Excellent job guys, kudos!!
ANT EXPRESS MOVERS(3 Men 1 Truck) ($85/hr)ANT EXPRESS MOVERS(3 Men 1 Truck) ($85/hr)
Mat R.
Great mover, right on time, careful, fast, very responsive throughout move, nice guy.
Mr. Red, White and BlueMr. Red, White and Blue
Yunhao C.
The movers are clean and polite. They take care of the furniture when moving it. Great experience. Thank you.
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Myron S.
Due to a mechanical problem with their truck it set our move a day behind and we ran into problems rescheduling the elevator. The movers were very good and the move went smoothly once it started.
Tony's Handyman ServiceTony's Handyman Service
Thumbtack Customer
Tony was angry that we wanted a guaranteed flat rate move and said he only does hourly. Over the years, I learned my lesson the hard way about hourly rate movers, so I declined him on Thumbtack. The tenants in our new apartment changed their move-out dates so naturally our move-in dates changed. That's life in the moving business. Also he was NEVER scheduled to move us, so the move date change means nothing. It amazes me that he thinks I'm not a nice person because we changed dates and declined his hourly proposal. Here's his poor attitude email back to me. ANTON (Tony) RECHNER of Delray Beach Moving writes: YOU ARE NOT A NICE PERSON...FIRST YOU SWITCHED THE MOVE 3 TIMES...THEN YOU PASSED ON MY QUOTE. I ASSUME YOU DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MOVING. HOW CAN A MOVER GIVE YOU A FLAT RATE WHEN YOU HAVE NO LISTING AND OR PHOTOS OF YOUR STUFF TO MOVE. I GAVE YOU THE BEST QUOTE AS PER YOUR REQUEST. HOPE YOUR MOVE GOES BADLY...
Tony's Handyman ServiceTony's Handyman Service
Milian G.
Crosstown moving did an amazing job with my move. They were on time, quick and clean. Their work was thorough and professional. I’ll be using them again for my next move and I’d highly recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy moving co! 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Larry L.
Moving is not fun.
Grace and Mercy MovingGrace and Mercy Moving
Kaydeann W.
I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, that is located on the 3rd floor and there are no elevators. Ant Movers worked diligently to move each item from my storage unit and to ensure my items were not damaged in the process. Once all items were moved into my apartment, Ant Movers reassembled my bedroom furniture, dining room tables, and mounted my tv’s to the wall. Before leaving they made sure I was satisfied with everything. Ant Movers provide outstanding services at a very great price. They are punctual, very professional, and they communicate effectively with customers from the beginning to the very end of the moving process. I highly recommend Ant Movers for your next move!!!
ANT EXPRESS MOVERS(3 Men 1 Truck) ($85/hr)ANT EXPRESS MOVERS(3 Men 1 Truck) ($85/hr)
Ray B.
I was quite scared given my previous experiences with other moving companies. But the men from Pick Up Movers made moving seem like a fun experience. I strongly recommend them
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Nancy T.
The movers did a really good job. They were courtesy & helpful which made the move so much easier. Miami Movers stayed in communication from start to finish. Would use again & recommend to friends.
The Miami Mover LLCThe Miami Mover LLC
Kandice N.
They were very helpful, on time, and they truly valued and took care of moving our stuff!! Great movers in Fort Lauderdale!
Maybaum Movers LLCMaybaum Movers LLC
Re N.
Contacted Micro Movers SFL for a complicated move. Art and his team were super sweet and so professional. Even when I had to change my moving date, Art made it work. Art and his team were such a pleasure to be around. It was such a stressful day for me but with their smiles and laughter made the move the best part of the day! The pricing was fair and I 100% recommend this company moving company. Thank you all again! ✨
Florida Smart Moving LLC.Florida Smart Moving LLC.
Randy P.
THOR is the moving terminator !
OnTheRoadAgain LLCOnTheRoadAgain LLC
Jennifer S.
This company moved a piano for us. They were on time and the move went perfect. I would definitely recommend and use again in the future!
Micaela P.
These guys were amazing. Super efficient and easy to work with. They showed up on time and completed the move successfully while abiding by my HOA moving guidelines. I couldn’t be happy and I would never consider moving with another company.
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