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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.

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 North Port movers
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
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
Sandra P.
Glen made my move very easy and I would highly recommend them them.
Good Fellows Moving and HaulingGood Fellows Moving and Hauling
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
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
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
Kem B.
Jason was so so so awesome I needed someone to help my husband with moving it was hard for just him and my son to do the move we have 3 toddlers but he was so great packed that truck like a puzzle drove about 100 miles with us and helped unload true professional knew what he was doing will definitely hire again and price is super reasonable.
PRECISE HANDYMAN BROTHERSPRECISE HANDYMAN BROTHERS
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
Nancy G.
They came last minute as the company we first hired was a no-show. They were very responsive. They even moved back a job they already had to the afternoon so they could help us in the morning. Their help was very appreciated.
A&W Pro-Movers,LLCA&W Pro-Movers,LLC
Sue T.
I would pick all 5 choices! Thomas, Pete and Casey were awesome and would highly recommend One Big Man in One Big Truck Moving Co! They were on time, very professional and were there until the final item was on the truck! Thank you!
One Big Man In One Big Truck Moving Co.One Big Man In One Big Truck Moving Co.
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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