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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 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.

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
Kathy K.
The movers were very professional, courteous, and friendly. They did a terrific job!
all american muscle movingall american muscle moving
Jesse H.
These guys were fantastic. Moved items from my rental home and storage unit and had it all delivered safely in a reasonable time. If you have any moving needs I wouldn’t hesitate to use these guys again.
ASAP Movings, LLC.ASAP Movings, LLC.
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
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.
APIKA USAAPIKA USA
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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