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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

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. 

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.

Reviews for Winter Garden movers
Wan T.
This moving company told me a set price for my moving project , and then the movers told the customer to pay extra?Not professional. The mover took two days to complete the project because they were so slow. Will not recommend to anyone.
Neighborhood MoverNeighborhood Mover
Jaclen L.
I had a local move and had an excellent experience with Dynamic Moving Solutions. They called to let me know they were on their way and were very fast but careful during the move. My one bedroom apartment was moved in two hours. They gave me the best price compared to all the other moving companies around. Will definitely use them again for my next move!!
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Joyce C.
The two guys that did my move were awesome. They were friendly and worked very quickly. Not in was damaged in the move, and they made sure to show me and flaws in the furniture before moving it. Would definitely recommend them to anyone that's moving!
Sebastian MovingSebastian Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I have moved over 15 times and this was the best moving experience I have ever had! They were OUTSTANDING. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for movers. Extremely professional and do a wonderful job. Great pricing and hardworking!!!!
Atlantis Delivery Services LLCAtlantis Delivery Services LLC
Andrew B.
They did an excellent job with our move.
Get Done Moving serviceGet Done Moving service
Vincent S.
They were amazing! Made the move so easy for me and my girlfriend. I will reach out to them again as soon as I need to move again!
Atlantis Delivery Services LLCAtlantis Delivery Services LLC
Brian k.
They took great care of my move.
One up movingOne up moving
Crissa G.
Great experience! Quick response and move.
Yelle Moving & Junk RemovalYelle Moving & Junk Removal
Tyler S.
Our movers arrived right on time and got us moved in a hurry, while still paying careful attention to avoiding damage to our home or our items.
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Jermaine C.
I had a great experience with the movers. I was charged more than the quote given. That is the only reason I have three stars. The movers did an excellent job.
Helping Hand Moving ServicesHelping Hand Moving Services
Jackboy movers is awesome!! High professional team!!
Jackboy MoversJackboy Movers
Ryan M.
They were tasked with moving a very heavy sleeper sofa from a first floor room to a second floor loft area. The move itself was straightforward, but the weight of the piece made it extremely difficult. They did a great job figuring out a plan to move it efficiently, making sure the route was clear, and carefully executed their plan. No items were broken, nor damaged, nor scuffed in the move. Price was as estimated. In all, they did an excellent job!
Yelle Moving & Junk RemovalYelle Moving & Junk Removal
Eric B.
Best moving experience I have ever had.
Get Done Moving serviceGet Done Moving service
Michelle T.
I can’t give enough stars to thank Get Done Movers for helping us with our move!! Not only did they respond to a same day request (after we received a 5-hour delay notification 5 MINUTES before the agreed start time from Dynamic Movers 😒 ...don’t book with them by the way); Get Done Movers were prompt with the agreed time! They moved us from an apartment (3 bedrooms worth of stuff) to a single family 2 story home across town in less than 5 hours! We highly recommend them! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Get Done Moving serviceGet Done Moving service
Mark B.
Moving and cruising helped me move recently and I can’t recommend them enough. They showed up on time and did a fantastic and professional job, we had three different stops on the move and they handled it with ease. Moving from a single story house to a third floor apartment was a little tricky, but they did an excellent job, no damages to anything, which from past experiences, usually involves something getting broken, not today! If you’re looking for a competitive price with excellent service, these are your guys!!
Moving and cruisingMoving and cruising
Allyson S.
I needed last minute help moving some items to a storage unit. Jason was quick to respond and help me. He and Hector were amazing…they communicated for planning, were on time, professional, efficient, and very friendly. I would recommend them to anyone needing help moving and will definitely use them again for future moves. Thank you!!
Yelle Moving & Junk RemovalYelle Moving & Junk Removal
Daniel B.
Great experience with this pro. Definitely would recommend to help move.
A&E All Purpose ServicesA&E All Purpose Services
Justin L.
Absolutely amazing moving company ! Would definitely use them again !
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Darby S.
The guys were great! Not only did they show up on time and do a fantastic job moving my things, they put together a bunch of furniture from Wayfair. I highly recommend them for any moving needs
We like to move it movers L.L.CWe like to move it movers L.L.C
Darko S.
They did a great job moving our fridge and you cannot beat their pricing!
Set apart removal and haulingSet apart removal and hauling
Amanda w.
Showed up right on time and did a great job moving my sofa.
There for logistics & movingThere for logistics & moving
Aaron F.
Worked well with me in trying to find a place within the house to move furniture.
College Movers - OrlandoCollege Movers - Orlando
Sarah S.
Joshua was wonderful to work with! I highly recommend him for your next move!!!
Your best Move !Your best Move !
Thumbtack Customer
Phil called me at 7:15 on the morning to cancel. He told me they were having truck problems. It surprised me that they do not have more than one truck. It really put me in a hard spot. I did find a mover to move me later that day but it cost me extra. American Movers need to have a backup plan so they do not put customers in a bad position.
American Movers OrlandoAmerican Movers Orlando
Anne R.
Sebastian Moving was easy to schedule ahead of time. They showed up with a brand new truck and all supplies (blankets, wrap, etc.) Through Thumbtack I received a great hourly rate. The movers were extremely efficient and there was zero damage. Thank you!
Sebastian MovingSebastian Moving
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