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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 Sarasota movers
Elizabeth E.
Excellent movers! They arrived on time and loaded the truck for our long distance move quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend them for your next move!
Tarc Services LLCTarc Services LLC
Sean D.
Called at 9AM of our move and said they did not have a truck. Tried to pawn me off on another movers that was $500 more. We had to scramble to find another mover they day of our move. Totally unprofessional. Would not recommend.
Move And GoMove And Go
Chaz A.
Team was very motivated throughout the move. Best experience with a moving company to date …and I not young🤣.
A & M Friendly Movers Tampa LLCA & M Friendly Movers Tampa LLC
Joseph C.
Perfect a moving experience anyone can ask for. If you have had a bad moving experience than Moving Across America is for you. The level of professionalism that cane with the move made my life EASY! Bobby and Steve had the attitude that you want to hear and see. They got the job done when the time constraints put on them were almost impossible. The job was done on time and perfectly executed. I will be using Moving Across America for my next move. Highly recommend.
Moving Across America, LLCMoving Across America, LLC
Destiny K.
Move went well
Move And GoMove And Go
Thumbtack Customer
Great movers! Very organized, carefully handled the packing and moving of our belongings, communicated well throughout the process, price was as promised.
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
Susan I.
Very poor experience. It took them 6 hours to move 60% of our furnishings to a truck. I have to hire another mover to finish. Unprofessional.
FatBoi Moving & DeliveryFatBoi Moving & Delivery
Chris C.
I recently went with Good Fellows Moving for my move and they were excellent! On time and fair priced. Very professional. I would go with them again.
Good Fellows Moving and HaulingGood Fellows Moving and Hauling
Sarah F.
Anthony, Dimitri and John did an amazing job with my move. They went above and beyond what they needed to do. They were on time and had an “Absolutely! We can do that! attitude.” I will absolutely call Team Jesus movers again next time we need something moved!
Team Jesus MovingTeam Jesus Moving
Rhianna R.
Great experience with Doc’s Moving and would highly recommend to anyone in need of professional, hard working, and genuine movers! I needed a piano moved last minute and they were able to show up first thing the next day. They were quick get the job done and took great care of the piece while doing so. Their pricing was very affordable and I will definitely be using them again for any moving needs in the future. Thank you!!
Doc’s MovingDoc’s Moving
Donna J.
They showed up on time and move everything quickly and efficiently. Once they moved everything in to the new house, there was no damage done and they reassembled my bed, etc. I would high recommend this company!
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
William O.
Great move by great guys. Very happy with the results.
T&J MovingT&J Moving
Robert B.
Needed furniture moved in several condo units this team was very responsive
Swift MovesSwift Moves
Leslie C.
Wow, I’ve never had such an awful experience with any service company in my life! These people gave me an estimate the day before our move, called me the next morning to tell me they didn’t think they could get it done in the same amount of time, and when I challenge them to commit to what they had agreed upon they said that we should find another moving company! Now we are in a lurch without anyone to move us out of our house today. I would steer clear from this moving company
24 Seven Moving Service24 Seven Moving Service
Teresa S.
Show up when promised and don't overbook. They told us they would arrive by noon and did not show up until 4:15. I was moving my 79 year old mother in to assisted living. By the time we were unpacked it was 8 pm. They need to understand that moving is stressful enough, a customer should not have to wait and wonder if, or when, the movers are going to show up!
T&J MovingT&J Moving
Marie T.
All was terrific and the guys were wonderful. We got the moving done smoothly.
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Laura H.
I had such a great experience with Noah and the other guys at Big Man's Moving Company. They were careful with all my belongings and furniture to make sure nothing was damaged and moved fast. I would 110% use them again!
Big Man's Moving CompanyBig Man's Moving Company
Erin s.
They absolutely took care of everything for my move and made it so easy for me!!
Team Jesus MovingTeam Jesus Moving
Kylie M.
I had another moving company fall through. Swift moves took over instantly and we’re here on the exact date and time I needed them. They were so great at communication and thorough with their follow through. The guys were very punctual and super nice when they arrived. With the three guys helping out my boyfriend, we got our 2 bed 2.5 bath townhome moved out in 2.5 hours! Super quick and easy. Thank you to Swift Moves for making it so simple and stress free! Highly recommend these guys!! They will not disappoint!
Swift MovesSwift Moves
Selina F.
Our two movers were great. They were conscientious with our things, careful not to break or chip anything, and quick to complete the move into our new Sarasota apartment. They were quick and very responsive to our requests. We would definitely hire this team again.
2 Friends and a Truck2 Friends and a Truck
Tamara F.
Ren was very responsive to my inquiries upon scheduling for a last minute move. He was even able to move the date back a day last minute when I had concerns over the rain we would be getting with the current tropical storm. The cost per man hour is very good and they are efficient and courteous. Ren, Alex and Lorenzo did a great job moving our furniture and setting it all up. I highly recommend them!
Tarc Services LLCTarc Services LLC
Alexander M.
They cancelled last minute, just 2 hours before my move I scheduled a month in advance.
Tarc Services LLCTarc Services LLC
Miles L.
I’ve moved 5 times in the last 6 years and Swift Movers have been by far the best company I’ve used. They did it in half the time and half the cost however the same amount of belongings as I’ve always had. They were on time. They under promised and over delivered. I was really impressed because I’ve always been let down by previous moving companies. Jeremy and Tyler did a fantastic job. They listened and communicated well between each other and worked individually (using each other when needed) through out my home protecting our belongings very well. I plan to move again in the next 2 years and they will be the only company I reach out to.
Swift MovesSwift Moves
Jill W.
They did amazing job with my move . Would recommend them . They went above and beyond to make sure the job was done
Premier Hauling and Junk Removal LlcPremier Hauling and Junk Removal Llc
Loryn C.
These movers came in handy after relocating down to Florida from STL (where 2 set of movers didn't show up for the job). We had three movers from the Swift Company that were very very helpful unloading our rented truck. They were very respectful and got the job done fairly quick. Jestin the boss while discussing and setting up everything was extremely helpful! Will deff use this company again! I will say trust these guys because they actually get the job finished and done promptly and safely!
Swift MovesSwift Moves
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