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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 Port Orange movers
Elizabeth K.
These professional movers came prepared and equipped to make the move efficient and affordable. I really appreciate their work ethic and easy-going attitudes. Thank you for your service!
EZ4U Moving and ServicesEZ4U Moving and Services
George B.
Excellent service! I had furniture moved to a storage unit until I close on my new place and I will definitely hire them again when I move to my new place!
We like to move it movers L.L.CWe like to move it movers L.L.C
Jake L.
I highly recommend this company. They worked quickly yet diligently and took all of our needs into consideration. Our movers had great personalities and made the move much less stressful. 5 stars.
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Jack R.
Grand Delivery LLC did a great job moving a very heavy dining room table from Port Orange to Jacksonville. They were on time, communicated well and delivered the table with no damage. I have already scheduled them to help move a couple more pieces I’ve bought.
David A.
After some early “hiccups “ Steve and his crew delivered my furniture with the utmost care and attention to details to be sure damage was avoided. Steve was there to personally oversee the move. Besides having a very friendly personality, Steve phoned or texted me regularly to keep me informed. I would not hesitate to call on Steve Marchese for any future moves.
Marchese MovingMarchese Moving
Arin D.
Josh was great! Recently I purchased pedestal drawers for my washer and dryer, & needed them placed underneath the appliances. Upon my inquiring, Josh got back to me in a matter of minutes. We worked out the details and price, & the guys showed up on time and ready to work. Funny thing is I inquired about moving some heavy objects out of our house to next door, and Josh was ready to move everything today. We could not move the items today bc of ongoing construction, but once construction is finished we will definitely have Josh back for that job. If you need good workers, that are quick & ready to work hire Josh. There’s a reason he’s top rated in the area.
Your best Move !Your best Move !
Elissa H.
Cory was able to accommodate me within a few hours of my request and did wonderful service, very polite and professional. Will definitely use again if I need anything moved!
Pate Transport LLCPate Transport LLC
Anna R.
Thank you Corey so much for helping with heavy stuff I could not move. I appreciate your Kindness and you professional demeanor. I will definitely save your card and call you again when I need help. It was my pleasure to have met you.. Take care and God Bless
Pate Transport LLCPate Transport LLC
Gracie Y.
One of the two movers was horrific! We have 2 bathrooms and we locked our cats in one of them. We specifically told the movers which bathroom not to use because the cats were in there. Ron was wonderful and respectful. Jose was a whole other story! He did go into that bathroom, without permission. Our kitty was hiding in a blanket on the floor and he could have stepped on her! Even worse, he peed all over the seat, the floor, AND that blanket! He did not clean any of it up. Later he began to vomit. Yep, you read that correctly. He was vomiting. He went to the correct bathroom for that because we complained. He left vomit on the toilet and floor in there too! When this crew left we had 2 disgusting bathrooms. Sooo unprofessional and gross! I did tell CJ and he said he would discuss it with Jose, but he didn't even offer a refund for our hassles. I would NEVER recommend this company. BEWARE!!!
Fastlane Moving & StorageFastlane Moving & Storage
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