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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 Tarpon Springs movers
Robert C.
Very good experience. Movers arrived on time and moved all of our furniture in less time than expected.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Cristian P.
Excellent job moving piano!
Grand Moving & StorageGrand Moving & Storage
Patricia M.
The communication with Josh and Brooke was great. The movers were prompt, courteous and pleasant to deal with, I highly recommend Big Man's Moving company
Big Man's Moving CompanyBig Man's Moving Company
Priya M.
Rob is really professional and responsive, they took good care of my move.
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
Joeel R.
Did a great job and moved and out back together my treadmill quickly
Dawn K.
I can’t say enough about these guys… This was one of the most chaotic moves that I’ve ever had to arrange and they stepped up to the plate and accommodated me perfectly. Thank you and if you will have me, I will use you for our next move!
Happy Moving - (2 hr. minimum)Happy Moving - (2 hr. minimum)
Dayana M.
Swift Moves did an awesome job with our moving. Justin was our contact person who listened to all my needs and gave an estimate which was almost accurate. I had to move our 5bed/4bath home to 3 different places and the movers were very patient and did what I asked them to do without complaints (I had some last minute changes and they worked with me) The 3 guys (sorry, I forgot their names. I think 2 were Jerry, Tyler) who were assigned for our move showed up on time, didn’t waste any time, took very good care of our stuff, etc. I really liked their professionalism and work quality. They weren’t cheap but worth every penny!! I’ll definitely use them again. Thank you.
Swift MovesSwift Moves
Candace T.
The team did a good job of moving a heavy outdoor shed. They were courteous and communicated well.
Tiny Muscle MoversTiny Muscle Movers
Mariana M.
The guys were awesome and it went very smoothly! Customer service replies fast and everything was set up very quick . Would highly recommend this moving company
Happy Moving - (2 hr. minimum)Happy Moving - (2 hr. minimum)
Bco n.
Working with Charles was a delight. Went like clockwork. Hudsonhotshotsmoving was responsive, on time, respectful of property and took great care in the moving of items. Price was fair, no upselling. Everything was done as expected...Highly Recommended.
Hudsonhotshotsmoving L.L.CHudsonhotshotsmoving L.L.C
Amanda S.
These guys are amazing and I highly recommend. They are punctual, courteous, professional and did not damage a thing. If you want excellent staff, reliability, master packers of a truck all for a highly competitive price, you hire these folks! Thank you for making my move easy.
Good Fellows Moving and HaulingGood Fellows Moving and Hauling
Christy H.
Highly recommend!! Quoted me 4 hours and a price and he was right on the money. I've never seen anyone fit things the way these guys did. If you are looking for fast affordable movers these are the guys. Very kind and very careful with out stuff. Would hire them again in a second!! Thank you guys for a great job!
Hudsonhotshotsmoving L.L.CHudsonhotshotsmoving L.L.C
Tiffany G.
These guys were amazing. They not only moved my house and my fiancés house into our new home together, they also stopped and picked up our furniture from the store and put it all together for us. They charged an insanely low price and they worked their asses off until 2am. Then they came back the next day and put the rest of the new furniture together for us. They were dependable and responsive to any calls or texts I sent with any questions or concerns I had. I never had to wait for an answer and they were also extremely pleasant to my family. They went far above and beyond to meet our needs. They deserve 10 stars!
RoadRunner relocation services LLCRoadRunner relocation services LLC
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