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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.



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 is the cheapest way to move long distance?

The cheapest way to move long distance is to plan ahead. This allows you to capitalize on several money-saving strategies. For example, you may consider renting a portable moving container. These are often cheaper than moving trucks, though moving truck rentals are a great option for moderately sized homes. 

Planning ahead also gives you time to start looking around for free moving boxes and supplies. You might also be able to snag discounts from moving companies if you book far out in advance and ask movers for a deal. Try not to move during the peak season (spring or summer), as prices tend to be highest during that time.

Contact the best long-distance movers in your area to get free estimates and figure out a way to save money.  

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.

How do I choose the best long-distance moving company?

First, compare the best long-distance moving companies by performing an online search for national or local moving services.

Pay close attention to the moving companies’ ratings and reviews. When reading the reviews, take note of any feedback related to the movers’ pricing, professionalism, ability to work quickly and whether the company has damaged customers’ belongings. You should also check to make sure the moving company has the proper license or insurance within your state. 

Once you’ve found a few movers that fit your criteria, contact the companies to get free estimates. Compare quotes between moves to decide if a quote is fair. And keep an eye out for any deals and discounts movers may be offering during non-peak seasons.

What should I pack first when moving?

First on your packing checklist are non-essential items you don’t need to access for the next couple of weeks or so. This can include things like holiday decorations, extra towels and collectibles.

Then, move on to artwork, entertainment items and special kitchenware you hardly ever use. 

As moving day draws near, pack children’s games, jewelry, artwork and all linens except for an essential set for each household member.

Next up is kitchen equipment, items in your medicine cabinet, bathroom supplies, laundry supplies and electronics.

One to two days before your move, pack furniture, rugs and tools.

On moving day (or a few days before), pack your clothes, bedding, cleaning supplies, and other necessities like snacks and food.

Reviews for Lauderhill long distance movers
Jorge G.
Christopher arrived on time and took good care of our long distance move (FL to NC). They have been very kind and accommodative with some changes in our move. They wrapped our furnitures and were careful with everything. All our stuff arrived safely Will highly recommend them and hire again when needed.
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Kristin F.
I booked last minute for a long distance move to Texas and they were AMAZING. Super nice guy who got the job done safely and on time. Great, affordable quote and arrived on promised delivery date which I needed. I would highly recommend them!
I Movers LLCI Movers LLC
Paul S.
Nightmare... Quoted for a 2 bedroom long distance move. First quote was for $600. After speaking with their specialist and answering all her questions the quote became $850 - which seemed reasonable so I booked them and paid in advance. I called two days before the move to verify that their truck would be big enough because we do have a lot of stuff in our home and garage. The specialist reconfirmed that it would be "no problem" that we were getting their biggest truck and I would be "taken care of". Day of the move a large uhaul truck shows up - 40 minutes after their 9-10 am moving time I was told. The crew was very upset when they realized that they had to drive the long distance (3 hours) and spent the next 20 minutes (on top of being late) arguing with the office about the drive and there not being enough money in the quote. Once they started looking at what needed moving they again became very concerned, this time that all my belongings wouldn't fit and had me call the office. They even took video and sent pictures to the office. I was very worried because I expected to move that day, the office told me to let them pack the truck because they were still sure it would fit, but if for some reason it all didn't fit they would just send another truck to move the balance another day. I was frustrated because I was assured that they had an adequate truck and now I was stuck with at least two days of moving and back and forth (3 hours one way) between the two homes -- had I any idea that they did not have the capacity to do what they promised I would have spent my money on another company. I was stuck with what they sent me because it was too late to get another company at that point and their promise to "take care of me" if it couldn't fit in one load eased my concerns about the balance of my belongings. We packed everything we could into the truck and left for our destination. The moving lead warned me when we were getting on the road that the truck and tires were in poor condition and he needed to drive it slow. Halfway to destination the truck blew a tire - rupturing the inside base of the truck and breaking some of my items. This was around 6 pm. The truck finally got to my new home around 1 am and with my help was unpacked by 2 am. I called the next day and verified that they would send me another truck to finish the move they contracted with me to do and we set it up for the next day. A new crew showed up the next day around 4:30 pm -- two hours late because they were finishing another job. I tried to be understanding, I just wanted my stuff moved. There wasn't that much stuff left and we were loaded in about 1 hour. We got on the road and I felt a bit of relief. After they stopped for dinner they finally made it to my home around 10:15 pm. With my help they were unpacked in 25 minutes. I was grateful it was finally over until they started demanding payment. Another $650?! This was coming from the same people who told me they were taking care of me for their mistake? The same office woman and even the owner Alex who told me their truck was big enough and then told me they would take care of me if the truck wasn't big enough. I lost a full day of unpacking because of their mistake, I spent fuel and time driving back and forth between the two homes because of their mistake, and I have broken possessions because of their poorly maintained truck. They demanded payment and told their crew to remain at my home until they got payment - even threatening to call the police on me for breach of contract if I didn't pay them right then. My wife and children were in our home sleeping. I couldn't believe it!! I really could not believe I had been so misled! This wasn't a company trying to do right by their customer -- this was a company who kept stringing me along with promises and then added insult to injury with last minute charges. I ultimately had to call the police to get them to leave and end the situation. This was a terrible experience.
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