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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 North Port movers
Thumbtack Customer
Clean Cut Movers was by far one of the best moving experiences I have had. They were very professional, on time, and knew what they were doing. There were no complications and I will be suggesting them to everyone I know that is looking to move.
Superior CleaningSuperior Cleaning
Gloria B.
Great experience. They did a wonderful job moving my mom. They were friendly, professional and accommodating. I definitely recommend T & J moving.
T&J MovingT&J Moving
Nancy M.
When I called to confirm the NIGHT BEFORE my move, they told me I was "not on the schedule" and they couldn't move me. This was despite our conversation on thumbtack confirming the move. BEWARE of this totally unprofessional outfit. They might leave you high and dry, like they did me.
Tom’s Home ServicesTom’s Home Services
Christin L.
Alex was so helpful and professional when I needed a mover to move a few large items to my new house. They were on time and very friendly. They did a great job and got me moved in no time at all. I would absolutely recommend Alex and Tarc services to anyone. Thank you so much Alex.
Tarc Services LLCTarc Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
2nd to none movers went over and beyond to move my family. They were on time and did not stop working until the job was finished. You won't be disappointed if you hire them.
2nd To None Movers2nd To None Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were on time and professional. Would definitely recommend.
Superior CleaningSuperior Cleaning
Kelly b.
Moving was great!!!!! I am so grateful for your awesome service it made my Moving experience so incredibly smooth and easy!!!! So considerate and helpful. Thank you for making our moving experience a great success 😊😚😚 we could never have done it without you guys. We will highly recommend you to everyone!!!! You are absolutely the best!!!!!!!!!!!
Moving Across America, LLCMoving Across America, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were great , little time issue not their fault, great job
2nd To None Movers2nd To None Movers
Sandra P.
Glen made my move very easy and I would highly recommend them them.
Good Fellows Moving and HaulingGood Fellows Moving and Hauling
Rochelle A.
Would just like to say Lexon Did A fabulous Job Would hire him again!! ALSO Alex from the moving company along with his helper did a fantastic job!! Very pleased with the movers and the handyman Thanks so much !! I will certainly spread the word!!
First Harvest Movers & Cleaning llc.First Harvest Movers & Cleaning llc.
Thumbtack Customer
Best movers I've had. Efficient. Friendly and took great care of all of our fragile items.
2nd To None Movers2nd To None Movers
Michael F.
Guys were great, on time and did a great job of moving my out door kitchen cabinet.
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
MarieHelene R.
Tyron was very reliable and did a great job at moving my items then loading them up in the storage unit. And was the best price
Moving with CareMoving with Care
Jordan B.
These guys are awesome! Worked really hard and packed my moving truck faster than I ever expected. Highly recommend.
FatBoi Moving & DeliveryFatBoi Moving & Delivery
Rebecca R.
So happy I downloaded the Thumbtack app, because I found Josh with This End Up LLC. I needed a treadmill moved to my home and he was on top of it the whole time. He responded within minutes and had my treadmill moved within the hour! They even set it up for me! They’re also extremely affordable. They had the most affordable quote compared to everyone else in my area. I would highly recommend This End Up LLC for all your moving needs. I will definitely be using them again in the future. Thanks, guys!!
This End Up LLCThis End Up LLC
Lawren W.
I needed my piano moved from North Port to Riverview and everyone told me it would be too expensive but I was adamant to find a reasonable price because I love my piano. I'm so glad I found The Piano Guys. They were super friendly and professional and quoted me an affordable price. They moved my beautiful baby grand and she's still in perfect condition.
The Piano GuysThe Piano Guys
Thumbtack Customer
We needed some help unloading a moving truck. Phillip provided a quick quote with no minimums or hidden fees and with dates he could provide the service. Treston and Marice called to confirm the morning of the work and were here on time. They were great - unloaded the truck with care and speed. The entire transaction from beginning to finish was professional. We couldn't be happier and highly recommend Act of Class Moving & Storage. Deb and Jerry
Act of Class Moving & StorageAct of Class Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Mine was a very tedious unloading containers job that lasted 8 hours total. The day the unload was scheduled was interrupted by heavy rain. There was still 1 container to go and they went above and beyond expectations to get my move taken care of. After the rain stopped a few days later, they came and finished the job in the dark. They were professional, courteous and always had a smile and a kind word for this stressed out customer. Thank goodness I chose 2nd to None.!!!!! They will be the only mover I call.
2nd To None Movers2nd To None Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Greg helped us move a three bedroom house from North Port to Nokomis,FL. The three man crew of Theo, Kyle and Brian arrived on time and immediately went to work. It was obvious that this crew works together often, due to the excellent chemistry among them. They were invariably positive and supportive of each other, helping out when tasks required more than one person and doing so with enthusiasm. They packed up the house in about two hours (we had done some pre-boxing), drove about an hour to our new home, and, after a quick tour to understand the layout of the new home, started unloading. All I had to do was direct traffic on some of the items. They set up the beds, assembled mirrors on dressers, and placed furniture in the appropriate location. They kept asking, "Is there anything else we can do to help" throughout the unloading process, which was completed in two hours. The total start to finish time was five hours, an impressive effort for a move of this size. I chose Southern Cross Moving from a Thumbtack search based mainly on the high quality of the reviews. I now understand how they achieved those reviews. It was a real pleasure to see three young men with such a strong work ethic, working together as a highly motivated team. Do not hesitate to engage Southern Cross Moving. You will NOT be disappointed. George M. Nokomis, FL
Southern Cross Moving LLCSouthern Cross Moving LLC
Stephen W.
My husband died 3 days before I hired this company to move me from Florida to Virginia...My emotions were raw- needless to say. Then, a hurricane hit, and I was just so worried about my furniture, that I wasn't trusting them the way I should have. But, when my furniture arrived in perfect condition today, they greatly exceeded my expectations. The young men- Dmitry and Kenson are just the kindest and hardest workers I have seen.
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
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