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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for West Palm Beach movers
Richard M.
My moving was fast and easy. These two guys can move the world.
Grace and Mercy MovingGrace and Mercy Moving
Brian W.
Brian and his mover were available on short notice. They were punctual, professional, organized and used care when moving our belongings. Very fair pricing, and came with van and a large moving truck as I wasn't able to provide a lot of content details prior to the move. They are also able to store items in their warehouse if a stopover is needed between moves! We plan to book again for our next move.
BLH Transport LlcBLH Transport Llc
Thumbtack Customer
They moved kind of slow. And damaged two night stands during the move. Very unfortunate.
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Deviji R.
I had my move booked with Florida Smart Moving from weeks ago and when the day of my move came, they notified me at 10:00AM (the time they were set to arrive) that “they could not reach their movers”. I had to hurry and find a new mover within my allotted elevator appointment that same day to move out my building. Seemed super nice and responsive but unfortunately was a no-show which caused me to end up spending a lot of money for a last minute mover. Was very inconvenient and extremely stressful.
Florida Smart Moving LLCFlorida Smart Moving LLC
Kyre C.
The Movers with SEUD Junk Removal, Moving and Hauling. We’re Excellent! The were really skilled in packing and moving. They helped me out a great deal. I will definitely be using them again
SEUD Junk Removal, Moving & HaulingSEUD Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling
Daryl M.
Great movers!
Grace and Mercy MovingGrace and Mercy Moving
Tyler r.
Very good mover. Showed up as scheduled and moved everything I needed perfectly. Would recommend!
Zeflon removal serviceZeflon removal service
Ryan W.
the team including admin, & movers Roman and 2 others, made the move purrfect ! Thank you all.
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Alex D.
Excellent move
Local Moving ExpertsLocal Moving Experts
Arnold F.
The movers went above and beyond to get everything moved without damage. The project turned out to be very challenging but the movers improvised and found a solution. I highly recommend this company and will use them again!
Los Panas Movers LLCLos Panas Movers LLC
Morgan J.
Moving is by far one of my least favorite things to do and Pick Up Movers really take the pain out of moving. The movers were very responsive, courteous, professional, and hardworking. They stick to their quoted hourly rate also and do not nickle and dime you with hidden fees. Overall great experience with Pick Up Movers and I would absolutely use them again and recommend to others.
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Dwayne S.
Awesome job in moving my items. Very patient and understanding of my needs. Moved my items with great care. Will use them every time I need something moved. Great work ethic
Runners Delivery and Transportation LLCRunners Delivery and Transportation LLC
Emmanuelle P.
It was a pleasure working with this mover. They were able to accommodate me at the last minute . They were professional and moved fast. Thank you
CrocsMovers, IncCrocsMovers, Inc
Tay A.
Fantastic mover!!! Highly recommended.
Procopio FinishProcopio Finish
Rakesh r.
Best moving experience ever !!
Thumbtack Customer
The experience with Pick Up Movers went well. Everything went smoothly. They were friendly and moved quickly. I would definitely recommend!
Pick Up Movers LLC Miami,FLPick Up Movers LLC Miami,FL
Thumbtack Customer
Moved our items as agreed
Jeff S.
Poll table move and refelt.
Billiards FloridaBilliards Florida
Morgan N.
I highly recommend APIKA USA for local moving. I hired them to move me from a previous 1 bedroom apartment into my 1 bedroom/1 den apartment in another city and they came on time and moved everything very quickly. They moved me faster than any other mover I’ve used (under 3 hours) and they were very careful with my things which I really appreciated. The price was also very affordable for my budget.
Angela K.
If you ever need to move, contact THE MOVING COMPANY! They are professional, efficient and very detailed in their communication, no hidden fees! I highly recommend their services!
The Moving CompanyThe Moving Company
Nick r.
Took apart, moved, and reassembled my new pool table. Really great work, most moving companies wouldn’t even return my call when they heard what I needed moved. Super friendly and professional, good job guys! Thanks!!!
CrocsMovers, IncCrocsMovers, Inc
Kyle M.
Art and his team made our move so easy for us. They go above and beyond to make sure your items are wrapped in blankets and protected throughout the move! We plan on using him for future local moves and would recommend to anyone in the market!
Florida Smart Moving LLCFlorida Smart Moving LLC
Shanta G.
THESE GUYS ARE AMAZING!I have been ripped off by so many moving companies in West Palm Beach FL since moving here 3yrs ago. After hiring these movers I received that Southern Hospitality that I am used to in Mississippi. I will hire them for all of my moving needs in the future and they were very affordable, quick and RESPECTFUL! THANKS SO MUCH !!!!
Jackson H.
Thank you! An amazing moving experience with Thor. Responsive, helpful and professional - they worked hard and did a great job! Will recommend to everyone moving - 5 stars - A+!
Leo H.
I move a lot and this is the first time I hired a team of pros! There’s not a single scratch on my furniture! The best moving company in years. 100% recommended!
The Moving CompanyThe Moving Company
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