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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 Athens movers
Jeanne D.
Best moving experience I have ever experienced in three previous moves.
Move Packer Gurus & Crown Transfer & StorageMove Packer Gurus & Crown Transfer & Storage
Marissa A.
Outstanding movers who met our need for a small local move. Both movers were on time, very friendly, hard working, and patient/responsive with any questions or concerns we had. I would highly recommend!
GB MovingGB Moving
Norma P.
I have moved pianos from house to house over a thirty year period. By FAR, Beavers Piano movers is the best experience I’ve had. Exceptional, professional, knowledgeable ( I learned move about my 140 year old Steinway). They arrived perfectly on time, were efficient, and most personable. I would give the top of the top rating! I highly recommend and will use them, again, for the next move!!
Beavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/RepairBeavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/Repair
Alayna j.
Best moving experience I’ve ever had!
Trunk Away Junk Removal & MovingTrunk Away Junk Removal & Moving
Cathy M.
Erik and Brian were great to work with. Very professional and handled my items with care. I scheduled my move a couple of weeks in advance, and Erik kept in touch several times over the weeks ahead to reassure me he would not forget. On the day of my move, he and Brian worked efficiently and ensured a smooth move in to my townhome (no pun intended). Would definitely recommend and will be calling again in the future for my next move!
Will R.
Chris and Jerome were amazing! They arrived early and moved everything carefully and quickly to where it needed to go. They were very friendly and professional. I would definitely hire them again for future moves.
KC Moving CompanyKC Moving Company
Josephine C.
Brian and his crew are great! They are punctual, responsible and fast-moving. I’m so grateful that they help me move on such a steaming hot day. Would definitely recommend to friends and use again next time!
Trunk Away Junk Removal & MovingTrunk Away Junk Removal & Moving
Tom G.
Robert and his son did an AWESOME job moving our piano. Not only will I use them again for a move, I will use them when it comes time to restore of vintage piano. They are a class act!
Beavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/RepairBeavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/Repair
Todd M.
Brian and Ty accepted my last minute booking, were on time, and easily & carefully moved my heavy items. They even had materials to wrap my washer & dryer in while they moved them on the handtruck.
Trunk Away Junk Removal & MovingTrunk Away Junk Removal & Moving
Portia J.
The company was responsive to communications and the movers were punctual and patient. Thank you!
Trunk Away Junk Removal & MovingTrunk Away Junk Removal & Moving
Thumbtack Customer
What a wonderful moving experience! We would use this company again.
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Wanda O.
For a difficult moving job from a third floor apartment, Grubbs Go was professional, stayed with the job in good spirits past the agreed on time. Strong, organized, friendly. I will keep them in mind next time I move.
Grubbs Go LLCGrubbs Go LLC
Susan D.
Very pleased with the moving job from an apartment to storage unit. Highly recommend!
Trunk Away Junk Removal & MovingTrunk Away Junk Removal & Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you Jeremy & Demetris! I highly recommend Big Deal Movers for local moving. Needed help getting our daughters furniture from upstairs bedroom into a moving truck. Big Deal Movers not only handled that quickly & easily, they helped with a few extra items (removing curtain rods and removing TV & TV wall mount) that I forgot to put on the quote. Jeremy was very easy to work with, efficient and I especially appreciated that he was able to get this done within two days of my thumbtack post!! Will use these guys again I'm sure!
Big Deal Moving and PackingBig Deal Moving and Packing
Thomas P.
Robert and James were the idea piano movers. Expert at the job, very cordial and punctual.
Beavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/RepairBeavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/Repair
Mene U.
I hired Legacy for two moving jobs, and they did excellent work on both. They adapted to my schedule on short notice, showed up on time, and completed the jobs promptly. They even went above the call of duty in a big way. I’d hire them for any move.
Trunk Away Junk Removal & MovingTrunk Away Junk Removal & Moving
Henna M.
Very positive experience with My Movers Rock. They were great! I definitely recommend their services.
My Movers RockMy Movers Rock
Jennifer M.
Help make my moving experience so much easier and were a great group to work with!
Beavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/RepairBeavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/Repair
Anna S.
Fantastic! First time I've moved and had nothing damaged. Highly recommend! Great prices and very responsive. A++++++
Move Packer Gurus & Crown Transfer & StorageMove Packer Gurus & Crown Transfer & Storage
Vasu Y.
Even though the movers came late because they couldn't locate the address, they were professional and completed the job in a timely manner.
Trunk Away Junk Removal & MovingTrunk Away Junk Removal & Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Jeremy was wonderful! Right on time, great price, hard worker. I would definitely use Big Deal Movers again!
Big Deal Moving and PackingBig Deal Moving and Packing
Thumbtack Customer
Esteban helped me and my boyfriend move out of an apartment and into a house today. He brought another man along to help, and they both did an excellent job. The move ended up taking 2 full trips. They did all of the heavy lifting and loading. They were respectful of my belongings and I would absolutely hire them again!
Esteban LedesmaEsteban Ledesma
Michael C.
Fantastic Service!! i highly recommend this company for your moves. They showed up on time, were very professional and courteous, and worked at a very fast pass in an effort to get the job done timely. They took great care protecting the furniture and other valuables and the price was very reasonable. I will be moving again in two months and they will be my first call.
Elite Relocation ServicesElite Relocation Services
Marybeth S.
Very happy with my experience! He was able to help me with a last minute move. Great price, helpful workers. Will hire again!
Trunk Away Junk Removal & MovingTrunk Away Junk Removal & Moving
Lee S.
I was very pleased with the service I received from Faster Moving Service. They were reasonably priced, with high quality work ethic.
Faster Moving ServicesFaster Moving Services
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