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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.

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 New Port Richey movers
David C.
Very polite and professional movers. I was pleased with this moving service.
Big Man's Moving CompanyBig Man's Moving Company
Theresa B.
The moving experience was absolutely professional and smooth. And the price more than fair and affordable. Highly recommend this company for any move!!!
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Javier A.
Athletic movers were great! They were on time and moved everything quickly! Amazing job and very professional. Highly recommended.
Athletic MoversAthletic Movers
Thumbtack Customer
On time, quick move, no problems.
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
Cathy V.
Was left in a bind in that I needed to move broken bedroom furniture I received from a large store here in Port Richey into my garage on a Sunday for new furniture coming on Monday . Swift Moves answered my request late on Saturday and was able to arrange 3 men to come and dissemble and move everything plus also move my new mattresses into the bedrooms so I am ready for my delivery of my new furniture. Though I didn’t need a move from one place to another with the quick response and arrangement and to be able to accommodate my need I will definitely use their service in the future for any move I make. Thank you Swift Moves I appreciate your services!
Swift MovesSwift Moves
Jeff M.
Paul and his team were punctual, courteous, professional and very polite. A fine example of how a moving team should operate. We are very happy that we hired MB movers and would highly recommend them. If we move again, we're calling MB. 😁
MB MovesMB Moves
Virginia D.
I received confirmation from this mover for Friday May 26 and 12:00 PM. On Friday May 26, the mover called to advise they were behind schedule and would call when they were on their way. At 3:00 p.m. the mover called to let me know their truck was broken down and their other truck was already scheduled so there was no availability for them to move me. I contacted the owner, Debbie, and her advice to me was to find another mover. I had to be out of the property that day. It was 3:00 p.m. on Friday on a Holiday weekend and the only assistance they could offer was for me to find another mover. Uhaul had no large trucks available. I contacted six movers and only 1 was available to help me, but not until Monday. Any professional would have rented a truck to fulfill their obligation. As a matter of fact, the company that moved me on Monday, rented a truck so they could help me. That's what I call professional and they got the highest recommendation from me. If you want to hire a reliable, professional company to move, I do not recommend Florida Sunshine Movers. I would not ever recommend this company to anyone.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Caitlin D.
I am so pleased with fast movers of Tampa Bay. These men came to my home prepared and ready to work. They moved my furniture and packed my items so carefully and quickly! They were so respectful of me and sensitive to my situation. I will be using their services and referring them to everyone needing moving services in the future!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Nicholas C.
These guys were great, very professional. They wrapped the furniture to keep it from being damaged and moved it quickly without any damage. Very friendly guys. Will definitely recommend and use again for future moves!
North American Quick MovesNorth American Quick Moves
Kelsey V.
Very nice, quickly moved my furniture. Very responsive
Hudsonhotshotsmoving L.L.CHudsonhotshotsmoving L.L.C
Dan S.
I needed a mover to move a small load from one location to another. The tricky part was that I was in another state trying to coordinate between two separate parties on the other end. Top Notch was incredibly responsive, very professional and worked incredibly well with both parties on the other end. I would highly recommend Top Notch for your moving job!
Top Notch Moving and Installations llcTop Notch Moving and Installations llc
Susan H.
Highly recommend. Move was fast and efficient. Men were professional and careful with furniture.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Marly D.
I have genuinely never been more impressed! They were all such lovely humans that came in and really helped us when we needed it. They were careful with our stuff, SUPER quick at getting everything into the truck, and truly made a huge difference for our move. I will recommend them over and over again to any friends that are moving and if we move again in the future, I will definitely be back! Couldn't be happier!
JpGlover LLCJpGlover LLC
Harry F.
Top notch movers! Guys were fast and thorough. Will definitely hire them again
I-75 Moving and StorageI-75 Moving and Storage
Naomi W.
I was impressed at how fast they moved! They were courteous and efficient.... Would highly recommend these gentlemen!
Athletic MoversAthletic Movers
Valeriu P.
Great service .!! Allways on tine and really. Friendly...personal. Good jobs by.Fast Movers Thank you!!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Stephanie M.
The movers were great! They worked very efficiently and quickly. They were very professional and cautious with all our belongings.
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
Beth P.
The guys that moved my piano were friendly, efficient, and extensively careful with my baby grand! Great job!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Lynn D.
Both movers were on time, efficient and did a great job. Would recommend them to everyone. Wonderful working with them!!
Neighborhood MoverNeighborhood Mover
Robby F.
Very professional and prompt. Very easy to deal with. Movers went out of their way to make sure everything was in place. Highly Recommend
I-75 Moving and StorageI-75 Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Sunshine for a short move across town. They were on time, did a good job, and I would recommend them.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Christian W.
Very professional, introduce themselves to me and mom which was great, she thought that was awesome especially in this day. Their communications were great and their , willingness to answer my mom questions she is 82 years old :) The took care of moving the furniture and boxes with care. Would hire them again and would gladly recommend them for moving your house belongings.
Big Man's Moving CompanyBig Man's Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were fast and friendly. I have absolutely no complaints about them. I would use them again and highly recommend them.
I-75 Moving and StorageI-75 Moving and Storage
Shayne C.
First time hiring movers, amazing service! Very affordable pricing and excellent communication. From the time they arrived til the time they were finished, they literally were running and hoping up steps 2 at a time. Never once did they slow down or complain! Very kind and courteous, all furniture was wrapped with a blanket and shrink wrapped. This moving company is the absolute real deal. A+++
Elite Power MovesElite Power Moves
I had an Amazing Experience with Athletic Movers, they where quick and Responsive and took very good care of my stuff, I will definitely hire them again if needed.
Athletic MoversAthletic Movers
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