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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Safety Harbor movers
Kim Y.
Happy moving was fantastic went over and beyond to meet my moving needs !!!
Happy MovingHappy Moving
Laura M.
I had two dressers to move quickly. Big Burns Moving was responsive and did a great job. Would definitely recommend and will use again if I need a mover.
Big Burns MovingBig Burns Moving
Denise D.
I can not say enough wonder things about Glenn and his associates. They arrived on schedule, moved everything out in a smooth and professional manner. They were respectful of the furniture and the building going out and respectful of furniture and the building going in. They moved my entire office without incident. I have never had an easier moving experience. I would highly recommend Good Fellows Moving for any and all of your moving needs.
Good Fellows Moving and HaulingGood Fellows Moving and Hauling
Eliana L.
The movers were great. Very friendly and arrived on time even though it was raining a lot that day. They moved my items quickly and efficiently
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
The guys did a great job with my local move. They were fast, efficient, friendly and on time. Highly recommend for any moving job you need. A+
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Cathleen F.
Dave was quick to respond to my online inquiry and answered the phone on my first call! No problems for me on move day! Two men arrived right on time. They moved my heaviest furniture after careful wrapping to protect it. They were curteous and respectful. Good move for me.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Natalie S.
Rob and his team are beyond awesome. They came for a huge, 3 truck move that took all day. They were kind, and listened to everything we asked of them. They cared like it was their own move. We highly recommend them for your move. You won’t regret it. And their communication was excellent.
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
Jeanne K.
Just all-around good movers went above and beyond
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Moved to new home. They worked efficiently and timely. Would use again.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Lisa N.
Awesome movers! I had to reschedule several times and Rodney was totally accommodating, which I greatly appreciated. The movers were fast, careful and super efficient. Great professionalism. I would use TNT again in a heartbeat, and will enthusiastically recommend
Thumbtack Customer
We drove a 16 foot moving van from the state of WA to here that was 80% full. The men from Florida Sunshine Movers showed up ready to work. In less than 2 hours they had to moving van unloaded and carried up to our 2nd story Condo Unit. They were considerate and careful with our belongings, and they waited for me to tell them which room to place each item. They even set up the bed. We had one piece of furniture that we have nicknamed "The Beast" after struggling to get it in to the moving van. The men from the moving company carefully carried this heavy armoire and negotiated the stairs even with a turn mid-landing. Then they managed to get it through the narrow hallway and around the bedroom corner. It was the best $155 spent!! Only one suggestion was ~ I wished that they didn't carry multiple boxes with the fragile box on the bottom. There was one pyrex storage dish that got broken when the handle of the box broke because the boxes on top were too heavy to be carried together. That was all that happened though and I highly recommend their services.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Jennie K.
These guys knew their stuff, were right on time, courteous and professional. I felt very comfortable with them moving my personal items and not one scratch on anything! It was really a hot day out and they kept husseling the whole time. I will highly recommend their services to anyone. Also their customer service was friendly efficient and on spot with their quotes. Thanks for making our move much easier! Jennie and Kelly
Big Man's Moving CompanyBig Man's Moving Company
Valerie N.
The whole experience was excellent, from the interaction with the office to the pickup and then the delivery. The movers were very professional and personable. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to friends.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Embrey's for a move on May 12th and the quality and professionalism of their service was far more than we expected. They were very polite and personable. They got the job done quickly and without incident. They were great and I would highly recommend them and use them again!
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Thumbtack Customer
The men were good, but did not unwrap some of the items that were brought in. I also saw there were items left at the older home, like the ceder chest and the bbq that was on the drive way. I still will recommend your company for any of my family or friends move. Your a fine company Stephen. Thanks so much. Doreen and Ken Dye 01/19/15
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
JoAnne M.
Absolutely recommend! Highly reliable and trustworthy. Daniel and Brandon showed up on time, worked hard despite the summer heat, and took great care with my belongings. During my 1st call to Elite Power Moves, I spoke with Chyna who was very pleasant and personable. I would definitely use them again! Thank you for making a hectic day A LOT better.
Elite Power MovesElite Power Moves
Kim L.
Was a little shocked that my stressing for packing assistance was not received properly. As such my fragile items were simple placed in boxes I already had with cardboard inserts to protect them. Luckily its a small storage unit and i can repack before the big move. That is my only complaint. The guys came promptly and got right to work. I was happy with the time they took to het it done and staged in the unit well for me.
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