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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 Gainesville movers
Amy C.
I moved my king mattress with them. They are very professional and the moving truck is clean.
Crown's Premier MovingCrown's Premier Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Very efficient work, even moving to the third floor with no elevator!
Consolidated Moving & Transport LLCConsolidated Moving & Transport LLC
Mia K.
They were early, patient, efficient during the move and very responsive throughout the scheduling process.
MB MovesMB Moves
Leo T.
These guys were awesome to work with! Extremely professional. They wrapped all the furniture in the moving blankets very well.
A1 All Professional Movers and StorageA1 All Professional Movers and Storage
Teresa R.
Working with them was great. They were on time and took care of carefully moving my furniture even up stairs.
Crown's Premier MovingCrown's Premier Moving
Precious A.
Paul and his team were very efficient and professional. They moved our entire apartment out in a timely manner, with no issues.
MB MovesMB Moves
Lindsay C.
MB Moves assisted us in our recent move to Gainesville. Paul and John were very professional and punctual. They handled our belongings with care and operated efficiently. They also had their own dollies and equipment, which was helpful as we only had one utility dolly ourselves. I highly recommend them to anyone in the area.
MB MovesMB Moves
Thumbtack Customer
Consolidated Moving is an outstanding company, and a pleasure to work with. They are professional, courteous, and conscientious and I definitely plan to utilize their services again in the future.
Consolidated Moving & Transport LLCConsolidated Moving & Transport LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Arrived a little later than promised, but did a great job moving the furniture and packing the truck. Professional and efficient. Pleasure to work with.
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Megan S.
MB Moves did an excellent job helping to rearrange my heavy objects! They were extremely polite, responsive, on time and professional. Thank you!
MB MovesMB Moves
Tamara W.
Thank you for making my move so easy. Great work! Very professional and nice to work with. I will recommend to friends and will hire again in the future.
MB MovesMB Moves
Betty P.
I was having an issue cashing my paycheck. The manager was VERY understanding! He deserves a raise! So do the men who moved my things!
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Emily K.
I am giving 5 stars because of how attentive Moving America was with my appointment. Even when they had a mishap due to weather, they kept their appointment with me and got the job done efficiently, effectively, for a great value, and in under two hours. All of my items were handled with care and the men were very nice and caring. I'd recommend to anyone who needs a move.
Moving AmericaMoving America
Natalie D.
Jeremiah and Steven were so amazing. They moved my entire apartment into a UHaul and so quickly! Both very kind, gracious and very punctual. Hire them!
Jeremiah's Triumphant ServicesJeremiah's Triumphant Services
Troy J.
This was my first experience using Thumbtack and Diggs Haul Incorporated set the bar high for the kind of experience I'll come to expect using professionals from this app! They recently helped me complete a city-to-city move in Florida which included a pick up, a stop at a home, and a stop at a storage unit. Everything made it in one piece and in as short a time as I think is possible considering the cities are approximately 2+ hours apart. Communication with Diggs Haul was excellent and clear and the value they provided was top-shelf. Contracting was easy and completed entirely online using DocuSign. I want to specifically recognize Matthew, Craig, and David for their punctuality, professionalism, and attention to detail. These folks took every opportunity to go above and beyond. The entire time, I knew I had seasoned pros handling my belongings and not some fly-by-night conpany. If you need moving services of any kind, whether it a move down the block or a move across the state, you couldn't ask for a better company that Diggs Haul! Thank you!
Diggs Haul IncorporatedDiggs Haul Incorporated
Mia B.
Jeremiah and Steven did a wonderful job moving all my heavy furniture! They were efficient, careful, and very friendly! Went above & beyond to help, and tackled some steep steps with ease. I’ll definitely contact Jeremiah in the future! 10/10
Jeremiah's Triumphant ServicesJeremiah's Triumphant Services
Pia G.
Wow I cannot day enough about these guys ! They installed my couch and made the entire process stress-free for me. They were punctual , professional and there were no hidden costs. A great group of guys with incredible work ethic and comportment. Will use them every time I move !
FatBoi Moving & DeliveryFatBoi Moving & Delivery
Cheryl J.
Hired these amazing professionals in April!! Absolute amazing experience. They were prompt, professional, finished in less time than anticipated and were extremely affordable!!! Absolutely will use them again and would recommend to anyone!!! You guys rock!!! Thanks for making our move a very easy pleasant experience!! :)
Consolidated Moving & Transport LLCConsolidated Moving & Transport LLC
LouAnne R.
I hired this company to move me 5.5 miles. They confirmed, I confirmed they would be here 8/25 at 1:00 to start moving us. Took off 1/2 day from work as did my daughter, only to have them call at 12:17 to tell me they couldn't make it guys were still at a move. Said they could reschedule me for today, 8/26 same time. I said yes if you are sure. Texted them last night to confirm, didn't hear back until mid morning. Said yes they would be hear but the men may be a few minutes late. I said as long as they get here. Called them at 1:15 was told he had just left them and they would be here soon. Daughter called at 2:30ish and told them not to bother coming. Guy said they were coming from Tampa, I told you that. NEVER once did he say they were coming from Tampa. Needless to say I would not recommend this company. They don't deserve 1 star
Smart Moving ProsSmart Moving Pros
LouAnne R.
After another moving company screwed us over I called Simon and his group. They didn't have any time but 15 min later he called back asking if it would be OK if they came up and he could get here in 2 hours. I give them a 10
Carla L.
Joe came over on a Saturday evening to help us move some bulky furniture in our home. We really enjoyed his conversation and grateful for the work he did for us. Really nice guy and his helper, Melissa. We hope to hire them again when we need work done in the future. Thank you, A HandyMate!
A HandyMateA HandyMate
Seth W.
Absolutely phenomenal service. I utilized Consolidated Moving to help pack and load appliances and furniture into a truck I provided. Their pricing was competitive with everyone else in the market, but the quality of service stood out. The two gentlemen who handled everything required essentially NO direction (unless I wanted to interject); I was able to simply point them at the items and they handled carefully wrapping them and packing them into the truck for me. They literally worked non-stop for 2 hours and made exceptionally efficient use of the time.
Consolidated Moving & Transport LLCConsolidated Moving & Transport LLC
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