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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.

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’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. 

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 do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for North Lauderdale movers
Meagan M.
Great movers. Great price. Completed my move in the estimated time provided. All stuff was moved properly with no damage. Trust worthy, reliable, honest movers. Thank you!
Brooke M.
Great mover
Zeflon removal serviceZeflon removal service
Jack c.
Had a great experience with my move. Treated my furniture with care and no damage. Would recommend to anyone with a need for a mover.
Florida Smart Moving LLC.Florida Smart Moving LLC.
Mo C.
The guys were able to move my stuff safely. They fit me in even though I requested the move the day of. They beat out other prices too. I would definitely use them again! Thank Xtrodinary Movers.
Xtrodinary MoversXtrodinary Movers
Amy D.
If you are looking for a great overall move experience, PLEASE hire Crosstown Moving and Delivery. From the customer service I received from James, to the actual super hard working delivery men, it overall was a smooth move, and great experience.
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Susanna K.
We needed heavy furniture moved and Moving Penguin were able to load it onto truck without any damage. Even downstairs. We will be using them again for our next move. They were friendly and followed directions perfectly. Even came with masks and gloves because of Covid 19. We recommend them for your next move.
Moving PenguinMoving Penguin
Steve B.
I have moved four times in the past 6 years, from local moves to across the country. I have NEVER had a more positive moving experience. Honesty, integrity, professional, hard working, and just plain pleasant movers took special care of my items and I could not be happier. I will be utilizing this fine company in 6-8 weeks again, as my items will be moved back into my condo post-renovations. I recommend wholeheartedly!
Kelly p.
If you are looking for a moving company Crosstown mover is your company, beyond professional, can not say enough good things about this and the owner.
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
The Pick Up Movers crew did an outstanding job with my office move. Not only was their rate the best available but it was a pleasure doing business with them.
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Rachel K.
Thank you for helping my move
5 Starr Moving and Cleaning5 Starr Moving and Cleaning
Patricia A.
Item moved in a timely and professional manner.
Crosstown Moving And DeliveryCrosstown Moving And Delivery
Steve C.
Thank you for taking my move !
Toby s.
Moved my office furniture lickity split.
Wil-Workz Moving Labor ServicesWil-Workz Moving Labor Services
Nicole N.
Hassle-free, affordable move. Thank you!
Three Friends MovingThree Friends Moving
Shilpa N.
Alex was very helpful in moving into our new home. Staff are very professional and kind. They moved all furnitures safely and super quick. Would definitely recommend them.
Fair Rate Moving CompanyFair Rate Moving Company
Bill A.
Great couple of guys who did an excellent job with my move. They showed up on time, took care with my items wrapping up anything that was of importance. Both gentlemen were very friendly and a pleasure to work with. I would absolutely recommend Moving Penguin to anyone who needs help with a move.
Moving PenguinMoving Penguin
Kendra G.
I requested movers to move my mom's 5bdroom house into multiple pods. My mom was absolutely impressed on their organization and skills to put so much of her stuff and with such care. Eric was informative and set expectations, so there were no surprises. If I ever need moving services again, they would be the first I call.
Celia S.
Tenesha was very helpful and responsive. It’s nice to know I can count on a professional mover. Thank you so much. Would definitely recommend them for your moving needs.
SEUD Junk Removal, Moving & HaulingSEUD Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling
Benny S.
My move with pick up movers LLC was an absolutely horrible experience! FRANK, the owner, has a bad attitude and once he gets your deposit and makes your reservation, he is impossible to get in contact with. I told him initially I had stairs but when the movers got here they wouldn't move anything upstairs until Frank told them too. He charged me double for the stairs because he knew I was in the middle of my move and couldn't do anything. And once again he would not pick up his phone. The movers were very careless, slow, and didn't assemble my furniture properly. Many parts were also missing and damaged! STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Thumbtack Customer
Needed someone to help my sister move in after some hiccups in our moving plan. Spencer and his team responded quickly and were gracious to help us on thanksgiving morning to unload our truck and assemble the furniture. I would certainly recommend him and will be calling him again for any future moves in the area.
Spencer J.  Moving & DeliverySpencer J. Moving & Delivery
Derek N.
Finding people who care is the key to a great move, Elvis and Phil arrived on time, treated my furniture like it was their own and provided a 5 star moving experience. Thank you Team!
OnTheRoadAgain LLCOnTheRoadAgain LLC
Whitney p.
We had an amazing experience with ANT movers. They were very professional and efficient. They arrived on time. They also provided an accurate quote/estimate which allowed us to budget for the move and not have any surprises at the end. We will definitely use them for our next move. Bentley and his crew were very friendly. Great customer service!
Sebastian F.
They're pricing was the best in all of Broward and Dade. No hidden fees or minimums. Their work was very efficient and moved quickly. During the move, the handled everything with care and nothing broke. You can tell they have lots of experience moving with the way they organized everything in our storage location. I highly recommend them and plan to use them again soon.
Saint MovingSaint Moving
Argie S.
I have never experienced such a pleasant move. The two young men were so courteous, professional and careful with our belongings. I I would never consider using anybody else for a move.
SunBizMoving LLCSunBizMoving LLC
Sheila S.
They moved our baby grand piano from Boca Raton to Parkland and they were very professional. Fast, on time and gentle. The piano arrived in perfect conditions. Would recommend them for your next moving.
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