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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 Winter Haven movers
Adam l.
Great movers.
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Extremely hard working and professional ... from corporate to the movers themselves. Price was fair and move was completed faster than expected.
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
Jonathan W.
They were 1.5 hours late to start the day. When I booked the movers, I verified the start time with the CEO, TWICE! The actual movers were ok but slow. The movers, which claimed to come with all moving supplies, borrowed 4 rolls of tape. The CEO wouldn’t let the movers take any toll roads on the way to the drop off location. The movers and I left the house at the same time but the movers took an additional 1.5 hours to get to the drop off location. The CEO had them drive down I-4 during rush hour, while I sat at the drop off location and waited. I had to have a lengthy argument with the CEO (and probably owner) to get any kind of a discount and the discount was nowhere equal to all the time wasted. If you are looking to have your time wasted and get overcharged, this is your company.
Atlantis Delivery Services LLCAtlantis Delivery Services LLC
Kathy K.
The movers were very professional, courteous, and friendly. They did a terrific job!
all american muscle movingall american muscle moving
Thumbtack Customer
The move was very easy thanks to these movers. They called to say they were on the way, and, when they arrived they started to work. They assessed what needed to be done and didn't waste any time. They were very willing to do any thing we wanted them to do. They wrapped all items and used blankets so that no damage was done to any thing. Both men were very polite and obliging during the entire move.
Legend Movers 4 YouLegend Movers 4 You
Fabiola M.
I would definitely hire this company again. They helped me move from winter haven to Miami. They were very professional and on time and efficient. Next time i move they would definitely be my Go To company to hire. Thank you guys.
Higher-Tech CustomsHigher-Tech Customs
Marilyn R.
I hired Mike & Sons to move my belongings from one apartment to another. They were responsive, always answered my messages. They showed up promptly to do the job. They were careful with my furniture. They did extras for me that I never asked them to do. Great job!! I will hire them if I need to move again.
mike & sons transportmike & sons transport
Kathy r.
I was told when I booked that I would have 3 movers; they sent 2. They were aware I had a 3 bedroom house, and only wanted my furniture moved; we were moving the boxes. After 4 hrs to load their truck they did not even have all the heavy stuff loaded, forcing us the next day to rent a truck and move it ourselves! WTH?? And the woman from the office kept calling me and telling me I was past my time, and did I want them to continue. What?? They still had a truck full of my furniture - who was supposed to unload it, me? I'm a 65 yr. old woman so that would have been interesting. The young men who showed up were very nice and worked extremely hard in the unforgiving Florida heat; I am certainly not blaming them. But.....for over $700 total (services and GAS I had to pay for!) I would not advise you hire them unless you have a small move.
Brents moving servicesBrents moving services
Melvin R.
Do not use this moving company. The owner is a fast talking used car salesmen. He over books and under deliver's. He charges high prices for poor service. Don't hire this company!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Karelyne M.
Thank you Apika! First of all they arrived on time. They work fast, clean and neat. They came ready with everything they needed to do the job. I had a really big move with valuables and they made sure everything was cover and protected. They left everything clean even after almost 12 hrs of work. They made sure I was pleased with the job before leaving. They answer all my questions before, during and after the move. From start to finish they were courteous and very respectful. I am military retired and I know when someone does a good job and let me tell you they did an EXCELLENT job! I will work with them again and I highly recomend them. So if you still worry or have doubts about hiring them now you can have the peace of mind that this is the best moving company I have worked with.
Lisa S.
Very slow what should have been a four to five our move ended up being more like 8 they had to make two trips even with a 28-foot truck on a two bedroom apartment and a half full garage
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
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