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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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. 

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 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 New Smyrna Beach movers
Maria-Elena A.
I needed support for a small project - unloading a full carload of moving boxes, suitcases, and small fridge - and Yelle Moving was committed to the project. The original plan changed but team member Luis jumped in and was flexible, responsive, quick, and careful. The move was on a hot day and involved a flight of stairs but Luis remained extremely positive. Exactly what I needed to wrap up a stressful day!
Yelle Moving & Junk RemovalYelle Moving & Junk Removal
Richard Y.
Great work on my move got the job done quickly on short notice.
Jays MovingJays Moving
Anastasia K.
My whole experience with them was terrific, from doing a Zoom estimate and making some changes along the way with Salena to the move day with Steve and Nick. These guys were professional, polite, super careful with my things and very efficient. I couldn't have asked for a better move experience. Highly recommend.
Big Man MoversBig Man Movers
Christina E.
Your best Move helped us get out an old sleeper sofa - they were on time and efficient. Communication was great too!
Your best Move !Your best Move !
Diana S.
Destroyed so much!! Broken furniture, 3 huge HOLES in my walls, scratched hard wood floors, left furniture upside-down upstairs. 6 hours to move 10 large pieces. 30 minutes to unhook a washer. DO NOT LET THEM MOVE LARGE HEAVY FURNITURE. They tried. They are nice and polite. But this is not the work they should be doing.
Your best Move !Your best Move !
Diana S.
Good work guys! Even when we had stuff moving everywhere. Trailer to truck, to house, to other house, you guys kept rolling.
Yelle Moving & Junk RemovalYelle Moving & Junk Removal
I hired Darius for a small move on short notice. He was able to fit me into his schedule. He was professional and does quality work without damaging property.
Jackboy MoversJackboy Movers
Michael A.
Great experience. The guys got there ahead of schedule which was critical for my move. They worked quickly and efficiently. From arrival to completion was about 4 hours. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication.
Big Man MoversBig Man Movers
Liz B.
We were thrilled with your overall service of excellence! Josh and George were amazing with our moving project of a large and heavy professional printer, as it was imperative that we take care of this in order to get back into production. We will definitely use your company again. Thank you for making this particular project a breeze.
Atlantis Delivery Services LLCAtlantis Delivery Services LLC
Joel P.
Everything these guys did for us was incredible. I am dealing with a hernia injury, and my wife is 8 months pregnant. They moved us fast, but with extreme care. They took a few things apart and then back together with ease, and accuracy as well. Was quoted 5 1/2 hours, they did it in 4 1/2. Everything was wrapped as needed. Incredible team right here. Would hire again hands down! Thank you!
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
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