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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.

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 Tampa movers
Thumbtack Customer
Fast Moves moved from Tampa to Jacksonville and the move could not have gone any better! Reasonably priced, professional employees....I would HIGHLY recommend Fast Moves for your move!
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Lynn M.
Fast furniture move with polite, punctual movers.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
TOni T.
Wow! My original movers had car trouble. I contacted them at 8am and they commited to come that day at 2! Their earlier job ended early and they showed up at 1230! Nelson and James moves everything I needed Great movers and they moved my heavy stuff quickly. I j underestimated my moving needs. The men were able to adjust their schedule and get my move done!!! Great movers! Great moving experience. I could not have completed my move without them!!!!!
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
Kelly L.
Fantastic moving company! The two movers were on time, very polite and worked quickly. Will hire again for any future moves. Highly recommend them to anyone needing moving assistance.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Debby L.
The movers showed up early, were prepared and moved everything quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend these movers
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were nice but they were late to the job which complicated the move. Other than that, they did a great job and moved quickly.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Sylvia P.
Decided to use movers for the first time and so glad to pick Unlimited Moving. The moving quote process was so easy and fast.
Unlimited MovingUnlimited Moving
Sheila B.
Big Burns was very professional and I was happy with the moving of the furniture they moved for me I would recommend them for future moves
Big Burns MovingBig Burns Moving
John B.
Have scheduled move. Most prompt of all the moving companies.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Thumbtack Customer
I had them move my one bedroom apartment. The movers were great! The attitudes of the movers are very good. It seemed like they really enjoyed their work and it is hard work. They moved me fast and nothing was damaged. I am very happy with Fast Moves of Tampa Bay.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Becky B.
I've moved about 14 times in my life and they were BY FAR the best moving experience ever! I will never move with another company again!
FatBoi Moving & DeliveryFatBoi Moving & Delivery
Chrissy B.
I’m an army brat and moved a million times. These guys are the best movers I’ve ever met. They are professional, read the labels on boxes and work fast. They helped us out in a big way when another moving company (good friends mover) no showed on us. Fast movers showed up at 8 in the morning. Amazing.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Bill D.
Showed up on time and were very helpful in moving and rearranging during the move.
mike & sons transportmike & sons transport
Tracy K.
The movers moved a piano that is 150 years old w/out any problems.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Alex T.
A year ago used there service and it was as smooth as moving can be. I was moved in less than two hours flat. Will recommend if your looking to move. Thank you
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Chris S.
Great group. Fast move. Was a little extra pricey due to extra time the move took. Fair value for the work that was done. Learned a lot about movers and how to properly prepare and order movers next time. Will definitely use again.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Bethany B.
The pros showed up on time and got right to work. They were great and very personable. When contacting the company I was told it was $70/hour for two movers and was sent 3 movers. I ended up spending way over my moving budget between having 3 movers and the move taking nearly 5 hours.
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
Tom P.
Fast Moves was prompt, professional and responsive for our small move job. Would recommend
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Katie M.
Our mover was on time, friendly and efficient. I would definitely use Fast Moves again.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Jennifer T.
I would use this moving company again. If you need moving of anything, this is your guy! They moved 1000 Ils of granite in an hour with a great attitude. Excellent communication and punctual.
Happy Moving - (2 hr. minimum)Happy Moving - (2 hr. minimum)
Glenn S.
I was negotiating my Baby Grand Piano move with Grand Moving & Storage within minutes of downloading the Thumbtack app. Not only was their price the best (I had been searching previously via Google with no luck) but this Team is comprised of consummate professionals. They were prompt (almost unheard of in the moving industry), courteous, respectful of me and my belongings and their work ethic and attention to detail were remarkable. This small move (with stairs) completed my move as everything else had been moved previously and the piano stored. The part of the move I had been dreading, actually ended up being the most enjoyable and “care-free”! Grand Moving & Storage will no doubt, be my “mover of choice” going forward! If you are looking for assistance, trust me; look no further!
Grand Moving & StorageGrand Moving & Storage
Kim A.
Pride Moving was an excellent choice for my move. They kept in contact throughout the entire process. I could not have asked for a better moving company. I will use them again in the future!
Pride MovingPride Moving
Thumbtack Customer
On time, experienced movers, highly professional, and knowledgable!! These guys were the best movers I've ever had! They made my moving experience so much less stressful. I highly recommend.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Jenni L.
Very professional, careful with all needed to be moved and even wrapped to be sure moved safely. Will hire again.
Mover MentalityMover Mentality
Jorge-Luis G.
Good move,
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
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