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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 Saint Petersburg movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great movers. Move went smoothly and everything was moved within the timeframe expected. No surprises with the quoted rates.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Michelle G.
This was my first time hiring movers for a move and I am now spoiled! Nick and John arrived on time and moved very quickly. They were easy to communicate with and worked very efficiently. I highly recommend Fast Moves of Tampa Bay for any type of move you have. I will definitely be using them for all my future moves.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
William M.
Fast Moves arrived on time. The movers were clearly experts and carefully moved everything promptly! Thank you for the GREAT Service!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Nishchal J.
My move was smooth and very kind and professional movers. highly recommended.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Fair price and great quality move. Movers were very professional and finished in a timely manner. Quick and stress free move. They even have extra big boxes and all the moving equipment needed including truck for no extra cost.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional movers and great care was taken moving my baby grand piano and antique dresser. And they were able to move up my scheduled appointment which I greatly appreciated. I would use Fast Moves again.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Kurt M.
Dave promptly responded with a quote and was able to schedule my move that day for the next day. His moving team was on time and completed my move in the shortest possible time. First time using Thumbtack and Dave's Fast Moves worked out perfect!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Great team of movers that professionally moved my baby grand piano from one house to another. Showed up on time and delivered indamaged. I’d highly recommend this mover.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Was alright..they guys that moved me you could tell that they get paid by the hour kinda of slow and moved with no sense of urgency of any kind or moved fast at all slow and steady
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Karen G.
Last minute assistance needed with moving. Fast Moves came through and did a great job!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
So glad we hired Fast Moves of Tampa Bay! Everything with our move went perfectly and it was a pleasure working with Dave. The movers called with a 30 minute notice that they were on their way, they were courteous, professional and fast. I hope we don't have to move again for awhile, but if and when we do, I would definitely hire Fast Moves again!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Angela W.
My movers were awesome. Secure movers helped me plan my move and did so in a timey manner. They were very accommodating with my requests. Thank you Mickey!
Secure Movers Inc.Secure Movers Inc.
Sandra L.
Embrey''s Moving sent 3 young men to move a 2 bedroom home. They were courteous, professional and fast. I have moved 31 times over the last 51 years (ex military) and this was the BEST MOVE EVER!!!! I would recommend them to anyone.
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Chris A.
Great movers very fast and professional. Will do business with again for all my local moving needs.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Thumbtack Customer
Owner, Steve, helped answer our questions before move. Movers, RJ and Eric, were polite, hard working, and very knowledgable about their trade. Easiest move we've ever experienced.
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Erica T.
Wonderful experience! From the move request quote to the actual move everything was A+. I would recommend this company to everyone. I’ve moved many times, different distances and this was the easily the best experience I’ve had!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Allan S.
Fast Moves did a fantastic job moving our storage to our newly remodeled condo. Because of delays in construction we had to reschedule the move several times and they were great about working with and finally getting us moved in. I can also note that the move was to a second/third condo, no elevator. The crew hustled and nailed the challenge all the while being some of the nicest and considerate gentlemen that I have had the plessure to work with. Great company, great job, thank you Fast Movers.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Tyler H.
This was the second time hiring Fast Moves to help me move. They’re fast, punctual and have reasonable rates.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Fast, efficient, on time, took care of my things, and hard working. Everything I could have wanted in a moving company. Would highly reccomend Fast Moves of Tampa Bay for your moving needs.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Kirsten E.
Fast moves was great! We were amazed by how quick they were, and they easily moved our heaviest furniture.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
They made the move easy. Very quick. Very careful. Very polite. Will use them for any future moves.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Elizabeth T.
The movers did an amazing job. They were extremely professional. They packed all items super safely and took care when moving the furniture. This was our second time using Fast Movers and will use them again!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Adam E.
Communication and scheduling was very easy and simple through thumbtack with quick responses to any questions. When the movers arrived, they moved much quicker than other movers I've used in the past to load and unload the truck.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Tom B.
Dave was very easy to work with and arrange for the move. We did it all through e-mail within Thumbtack. His two men arrived on time, did a great job loading and unloading, and completed the move in excactly the amount of time Dave said it woukd take. No surprises. It was a fast move and a successful move.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
We would give Embrey's 6 stars if possible! I can’t say enough positive things about Stephen, the owner, and the moving crew that he sent over. From the initial conversation with Stephen he was extremely understanding of our unique and delicate moving situation. Since we had a short window of time to move he sent over three movers. Josh, Curtis and Terrell all did an excellent job; they were efficient, quick and honest in addition to extremely professional with the situation at hand. Even with the torrential down pour that we experienced during the move, the guys were pros and completed the move without problems. I would highly recommend Embrey’s moving company to anyone who wants a pleasant, professional and stress free moving experience. Stephen delivered exactly what he promised; this is what a moving company should be. We will be using their moving services again in the near future, great job guys!
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
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