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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 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
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
Amy W.
Movers were one time and quick at our move. Everything was completed as expected and the team was friendly to work with!
2nd To None Movers2nd To None Movers
Thumbtack Customer
This move was by far the least stressful move I have ever experienced. 2nd To None came out and evaluated the job. They made logical suggestions regarding trucks and personnel in order to make the move more efficient. They arrived on move day with 3 movers, each very professional, patient and helpful. The wrapped and taped everything that needed and worked 12 hours to get us moved. There are expectations in any service industry, and I can assure your expectations will be exceeded when you use 2nd to None. VERY IMPRESSED!
2nd To None Movers2nd To None Movers
Bob B.
Great job performed by two very competent movers. I would recommend this company to anyone requiring a short or long move.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
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
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were courteous but very slow. My previous movers took half the amount of time. There were also some items broken and/or lost during this transition.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
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
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
Shari R.
These guys were great! They went beyond & above. Mine was a difficult move and they handled it very well.Any other movers would have been twice the price. They really do move FAST. Thank you to those two who worked hard. I would always recommend them to everyone .
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Robert S.
Ready2Move Movers were great, they were there on time and knew what they were doing, the move went well and I was very satisfied with the cost!! Thank You Patrick and Elisha!!
Ready2Move Moving and Storage of Sarasota Fl LLCReady2Move Moving and Storage of Sarasota Fl LLC
Heidi P.
Made our move quick and so easy!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
Our movers were fantastic! They were on time, worked very hard without a single complaint and were quite personable. We would recommend them to anyone looking for reliable movers.
Family Moving LLCFamily Moving LLC
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
Thumbtack Customer
Worked hard, quickly and proficiently with this small but not easy move. The two movers provided were pleasant and professional, & even were kind enough to do some extras, like move a few pieces around that were already in my furnished new unit. There was initially a misunderstanding about the price quoted, but that was quickly resolved with the owner before the move began. I would definitely recommend this company. Although not yet totally unpacked, everything arrived in good shape, despite an elevator ride and a long walk to my third story unit. In addition, the gentlemen, unfortunately had to work around previous owners who were unexpectedly still moving out, but they handled the few slight delays and the confusion with grace, patience, and efficiency. I was very pleased with these movers.
Family Moving LLCFamily Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
5 Star movers! Joe and Noriena were AMAZING! They went above and beyond to get us moved in and were a great resource being new to the area. GREATLY appreciate their hard work!
2nd To None Movers2nd To None Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Move went smoothly, guys were professional and courteous.
Secure Movers Inc.Secure Movers Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Very satisfied. The movers were friendly and easy to work with.
North American Quick MovesNorth American Quick Moves
Thumbtack Customer
Move from 2nd story apartment to new home, everything was awesome. No worries. Took exceptional care of all my belongings, and worked very efficiently. Would strongly recommend for your move.
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Thumbtack Customer
We moved last Friday 20 miles from a 4BR home to a two story condominium with strict move in rules and got it it done on the same day 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Joe and Norina were absolutely the best, most caring and professional movers I have ever experienced. However, due to no fault of their own were not able to load everything on one large truck and my condo association does not allow moving over the weekend. So, they insisted on coming back on Monday at their OWN expense to complete the move...which they did! Moving is stressful but thankfully there are people like Joe and Norina to make the huge job of moving as professional and less stressful as possible. Lastly, they bill fairly, wrap furniture and pack expertly (did I mention we have a baby grand piano) and work extremely hard. I give them my highest gratitude and recommendation. Thanks guys you're awesome!
2nd To None Movers2nd To None Movers
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
Thumbtack Customer
I would recommend this moving company to the next person that I heard needed a service. This company went well beyond my expectations . I was having work done on my condo and ran into some problems in which I had to reschedule twice and Greg was able to accommodate twice. With moving as stressful as it is he put me at ease. The movers arrived on time, introduced themselves they were fast and efficient . They asked questions as to what goes and what stays. I actually thought I was getting two movers but I got three a nice bonus. They took apart my bed . The rates for this company were what was stated, very reasonable. Greg was a great communicator and I would again recommend this moving company.
Southern Cross Moving LLCSouthern Cross Moving LLC
Cathy S.
The two men who moved me were awesome! I would definitely use Dave Fast Movers again in the future! They took care of everything! Very smooth. I am very happy with my experience today! 👍
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
I just moved from an apartment to a house. 2nd to None movers were so nice and helpful and went out of their way to help me. I couldn't have asked for anyone better and I highly recommend them!
2nd To None Movers2nd To None Movers
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