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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.

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.

Reviews for Athens movers
Jeanne D.
Best moving experience I have ever experienced in three previous moves.
Move Packer GurusMove Packer Gurus
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
Steve B.
Excellent experience with Elm Tree Universal. Very quick response from Elyse and a fast and fair estimate. She was very professional and upfront the entire process. We had two movers and a truck show up to take care of our move. Baba and JoJo were great. They took care of the move and were very courteous and friendly. I would definitely recommend Elm Tree to anyone looking to hire movers.
Elm Tree Universal LLCElm Tree Universal LLC
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
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!
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
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
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
Susan D.
Very pleased with the moving job from an apartment to storage unit. Highly recommend!
Legacy Side HustleLegacy Side Hustle
Jamie W.
These boys were so nice and did an amazing job. They kept in contact with us the week prior to moving and made sure that we were all on the same page. They worked so fast and efficiently and didn’t complain even once, and we had a ton of boxes and a terrible hilled drive way they had to work with. I will recommend them to anyone having to move. They seriously made our move seamless. Thanks again guys!
Harrison Home HelpersHarrison Home Helpers
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
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
Jeff w.
Showed up on time. Charged what was proposed. Everything moved without damage. CXheerfully movedother items.
Anna S.
Fantastic! First time I've moved and had nothing damaged. Highly recommend! Great prices and very responsive. A++++++
Move Packer GurusMove Packer Gurus
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!
Legacy Side HustleLegacy Side Hustle
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
Emily C.
Smooth Moves did a great job packing up my furniture and boxes into a storage POD. They were willing to be flexible with my changing schedule, and did the work quickly and carefully.
Carol G.
Ronnie, the owner, was so professional and responsive to my questions in the beginning. He had his assistant arrived on time, were very courteous, worked efficiently and just overall did a great job. They carefully wrapped every item before moving it and loading on the truck. They were flexible with us to make a dropoff on the way for a piece of furniture being refinished. In general, they were better than expected. I will be hiring them again as we have another move in the spring! Highly recommend this company!
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Caroline J.
The Movers were amazing to work with! They responded quickly, answered all my questions, and did a great job. I would definitely use them again!! I was very impressed with them and their work.
The MoversThe Movers
Randall D.
The only problem that I had was when I paid them ..they couldn’t give me a receipt for the money that was paid to them..tried to get in touch with Malik the guy that schedule the move but he haven’t returned my email ..
The MoversThe Movers
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