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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 Fort Myers movers
Jessica B.
These guys are absolutely the BEST!!!! Johnny set up the move and Jason & Arnold did the actual move. They were extremely fast and efficient but gentle with my belongings. They moved my things from my apartment into a storage unit. I will definitely be using them again when it comes to moving my belongings from the unit into my moving truck as I am renting a truck to move to NC
Key Moving ServicesKey Moving Services
Catherine P.
I highly recommend this moving company. Pablo kept me updated and coordinated my move flawlessly. My movers Angel and David were on time , professional and gave excellent service. They went above and beyond and were detailed oriented. This is move number 14 for me, so I know what good movers can do. They made my move relaxed and I am grateful for all their hard work.
Thumbtack Customer
everything went well...the move was quick and the 2 movers were very nice and polite
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
Ashley A.
Our move was performed by two excellent gentlemen. They were at our home timely and ready to work. They went above and beyond to ensure the moving process was smooth. If I had to choose service professionals again for this move, I would choose Eagle Eye Movers.
Thumbtack Customer
My office move went extremely well & efficient. The movers were very friendly & prepared for the job. Definitely recommend.
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
These guys were amazing! They were friendly, professional, and they never stopped working until the job was completed. This was a complex move that involved combining two households. The prize was remarkable in view of much higher estimates for this kind of move. They truly went out of their way to make this move easy. I "strongly" recommend strong movers! Dr. Larry Hylemon
Strong MoversStrong Movers
Jenni M.
Best movers ever!
Key Moving ServicesKey Moving Services
Tom G.
condo to house local move --- the 2 movers were hard workers - very considerate of the furniture and worked very fast and efficient
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
Cheryl I.
They were on time, whole house moved in 4 hours, had more then 2-3 movers made it quick. Organized, professional.
Key Moving ServicesKey Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Geno and his crew did an outstanding job! Extremely professional and careful with all items that were moved. I would definitely hire this team again for a future move and happy to recommend them to anyone else looking for movers, thanks!
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
Michael r.
They did a very good job moving a safe for me , would hire them again for any moving needs I would have
4Wheels2You LLC.4Wheels2You LLC.
Eric S.
I contacted Key Moving Services about moving some large furniture into a storage container in my driveway. Johnny and Arnold were punctual, professional, careful, and very reasonably priced. I would hire Key Moving again without hesitation.
Key Moving ServicesKey Moving Services
Jean D.
September, last year, two movers came to move my furniture and boxes and it was a stress free, smooth experience. They moved my furniture with great care, were on time, quick, and efficient. I highly recommend their services and will most likely use them again.
Diggs Haul IncorporatedDiggs Haul Incorporated
Misty f.
Very satisfied with these movers. I had large furniture I needed moved into a second story condo and I was very impressed with their ability to move my pieces without damage. They were punctual, hard working, and responsive. I would hire them again and recommend to anyone.
Haul of Fame MovingHaul of Fame Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and efficient. Super fast movers!!!!
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
Marie T.
I look forward to the move. The scheduling was easy!
Bear Junk Removal/ MovingBear Junk Removal/ Moving
Jean R.
Very easy move thanks to a great team!!
Thumbtack Customer
Perry helped me move a lot of heavy furniture, he was quick and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him and deffinetly going to use again if I move
Reasonable Delivery and MoreReasonable Delivery and More
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were a bit early, so were able to get started quickly. We had a bit of a complex move (loading up three apartments and moving into one separate apartment) and these guys were able to do it well, with great care for our belongings and in a timely manner. I really appreciated their friendliness and professionalism.
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Moved king mattress set from store to home
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
Diamond P.
Would definitely recommend Key Moving. They were great!
Key Moving ServicesKey Moving Services
Bryan C.
Moved my piano. Great job!!! Thank you!!!
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Big Al and Reggie did an awesome job moving our furniture up 3 flights of stairs!! They were a great convenience to a young couple moving without many means of doing so. I would hire those 2 every time I move because of the politeness and efficiency with which they worked. 5 stars indeed!!
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
Marcia E.
I was very happy with their communication leading up to the move and the efficiency.
Bear Junk Removal/ MovingBear Junk Removal/ Moving
Aisha C.
The guys were nice and moved my furniture without incident. I didn’t think it would take over 3 hours but I was moving from a third story one-bedroom apartment into a townhouse.
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
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