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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 Ocala movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers very respectful moving my elderly mother into assisted living
all american muscle movingall american muscle moving
Thumbtack Customer
We hired A1 Movers to move our larger furniture about a mile or so away, to our new home. Once the movers arrived, the move was completed quickly and in less time than originally estimated. Would hire them again -- if we need to hire someone to move our belongings.
A1 All Professional Movers and StorageA1 All Professional Movers and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Our move is still in-process. However, we had to change the moving date twice! A1 was most accomodating!
A1 All Professional Movers and StorageA1 All Professional Movers and Storage
Carla L.
Moving one small room
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Margo S.
Got stuff moved quickly.
Lightning Transfer and TransportLightning Transfer and Transport
Thumbtack Customer
Timely, efficient, thorough and helpful -- the perfect movers. They turned a very stressful situation (moving) into a calm, productive experience. They were knowledgable, courteous, and professional. It was a great morning!
A1 All Professional Movers and StorageA1 All Professional Movers and Storage
Julian S.
Moved everything I had perfectly!
Pick Up N Go MoversPick Up N Go Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Tony and his team did an excellent job, for an excellent price... and fast! We had a serious delay in our moving plans, but Professional Grade Movers were very accommodating, and got the job done. We couldn't have done this move without them. Their service was worth every penny paid. Thanks again guys; I will be sure to pass along your name to anyone in need of moving services.
Professional Movers of FloridaProfessional Movers of Florida
Lucas G.
The two gentlemen that came out to help me move today were very professional and very quick to move everything. I was very impressed with them overall and will definitely use them again for any more moves I make and will definitely recommend them to friends and family. Five stars!!!
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Lyndy S.
Awesome experience with this company! Made moving so easy for us! We have used a lot of movers over the past and this one, by far, has been the most pleasant.
Crown's Premier MovingCrown's Premier Moving
Thumbtack Customer
We needed to move a few pieces of furniture and Helping Hands came through for us!! Charles and his friend did an awesome job! We would recommend this moving company!!
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Kristen D.
Great experience with this company! I requested for a move, got a response same day and next day they had moved my furniture across town. I would defiantly recommend .
Lightning Transfer and TransportLightning Transfer and Transport
Corinne N.
Best experience I’ve ever had with movers. Can’t recommend Sunny enough. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was wrapped properly and secured for our move.
Elite Delivery/Moving LLCElite Delivery/Moving LLC
Shannon V.
MB Moves was an excellent choice for us. They communicated early on, answered questions before the move and eased my concerns about some items I was worried about. Their professionalism was carried throughout the project with care and detail up until the very end. The move to longer in the day than expected due to some unforeseen issues and they honored their quote with no question until the job was finished. That is hard to find. I highly recommend this company and would use them again for any large or small move.
MB MovesMB Moves
Victoria H.
Very professional and friendly!! Would hire again if moving
Let's Move LLCLet's Move LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were on time and very efficient. They were friendly and polite. They got the job done quickly and did not damage my furniture which was very heavy. I would recommend this moving service.
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding job! Brian and his crew were very professional, on time and very careful with all of our furniture during the move. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a long distance mover!
A1 All Professional Movers and StorageA1 All Professional Movers and Storage
Alan P.
I needed a rather heavy console organ moved. The movers called with a time window of 1 1/2 hours, and showed up within an hour! Care was taken during during the move to insure neither the organ, nor the residences were damaged. Both the seller of the organ and myself (the buyer) were quite satisfied with the professionalism shown, and the reasonable rate charged.
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were on time, and unloaded my entire house in two hours
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
After my failed efforts to do the move through friends, and my deadline was fast approaching, I contacted Thumbtack. Not only did I receive a quick reply and acceptable quote, but the movers showed up the next morning as agreed. The men had the necessary equipment, good size appropriate truck, skill and expertise to quickly get my move done. What a great relief!
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
We moved from a 2-bedroom to a 3-bedroom apartment within the same community a few weeks back. We hired Peter to help us with the move. Our overall experience was good. Peter and his colleague were professional and patient, showed up on time, and made the move very smooth for us. They also helped with assembly of furniture. The whole move was completed in half a day. We had no damage to the furniture and boxes. Initially there was confusion with regard to the size of the move despite clearly explaining it over the phone twice. In hindsight it might have gone better if he visited our home prior in order to clearly understand the magnitude of work required. Because of that confusion we had to pay higher than originally quoted which we agreed to without any negotiation. So our suggestion is to always review any moving job before taking it up.
Peter Maglio PaintingPeter Maglio Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We had a local move from SW to NW Ocala. We are 100% satisfied with our move...very professional, no damage in either house or to our belongings, friendly, hardworking...got the job done early even..would highly recommend
A1 All Professional Movers and StorageA1 All Professional Movers and Storage
Ninette C.
Everything you would want for a smooth move. Best decision I've made in awhile!!!
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Could not have asked for a better experience. The team I had (Dustin & Dimitri) were courteous, fast, and efficient. Not exactly a local move, I moved about 150 miles to my new address. Loading, drive time, and unloading took approximately 7 hours for a 3-bedroom 2-bath home. Furniture was reassembled and in the exact condition it began in. Great job, I would highly recommend Eko movers in the future.
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
Thumbtack Customer
Great job; conscientious and efficient! Would definitely hire them again for any moving job!!
Consolidated Moving & Transport LLCConsolidated Moving & Transport LLC
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