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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.

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 Augusta movers
Thumbtack Customer
The moving service was fantastic! I needed movers in a pinch and on a Sunday and they were happy to help me with my move! I would recommend them to anyone!
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Bill W.
Great move, excellent movers, would give 5 stars out of 5
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Jasmin S.
The moving team was phenomenal. They were prompt, careful & beyond efficient. I will definitely be scheduling another move with Budget and will recommend them to others who may be in need of a moving service. Thanks so much for taking some of the stress associated with packing/moving off my shoulders.
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Thumbtack Customer
Our move from Augusta GA to Jacksonville FL was a very pleasant move They took great care to wrap the furniture .It arrived without any problems or damage.Mike & Kevin& Andrew were very professional and pleasant to work with.If we move again we will use Pack it up and moving for sure. Made moving so much more pleasant with this company Don &Marlene
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Kaitlyn M.
great move!
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were quick and packed everything nicely. No problems. I would use Budget Movers Augusta again.
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Phylicia M.
This was the easiest move that I experienced. The movers were professional and courteous. The team handled my items with care and communicated consistently on progress. I am very satisfied with this mover and will use them again for future needs.
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Holly M.
It was a late notice move, I was looking for movers to move my stuff with two days notice. Responded quickly, came out did an estimate that day and took the job. Also carried stuff to car very quickly.
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Thumbtack Customer
Shout out to Elite Movers, for a fantastic moving experience! They were on time, fast, courteous, and took great care with our furniture!
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They said they would call the day before to setup details of the move, never called or called me back and never showed up for the move.
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Thumbtack Customer
Awful move. Worst ever.
Ready To Move 🚚 and cleaning services 🧽 🧹Ready To Move 🚚 and cleaning services 🧽 🧹
Latoya H.
The movers were punctual, quick, and worked nonstop to get me and my husband moved in to our new apartment. I appreciate the low cost, which was great for my budget.
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
TyAnhna B.
Entire process was simple and efficient. From the office staff to the movers everyone was lovely to work with. Movers handle my furniture with care and had me completely settled within 2 hours.
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Thumbtack Customer
My initial mover didn't show up and these men saved the day. From the person that I initially spoke to, to the men who helped with the move, everyone was a joy to work with. Thank you!!!!
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were awesome. I highly recommend them.
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Thumbtack Customer
On time, were very pleasant to work with and efficient with the move.
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
David H.
Tori and his team did a fantastic job moving us. Very efficient and professional. We’ve moved many times and accidents will happen. (Not if but when) When the guys accidentally broke a light fixture during the move he reimbursed me the cost to have it replaced. No questions asked. That’s first class. I highly recommend him!
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Thumbtack Customer
Overall, my experience with this company was a good one. In the midst of craziness (graduation, packing, etc.), I had inadvertently forgotten to send back the signed agreement for the move. The company was very understanding, accommodating, and managed to re-book me for the following day. The two gentlemen who came to move me were very polite and professional. There was no idleness - they were on the move the entire time. I liked them so much that I am strongly considering requesting these two again when I move again.
Ready To Move 🚚 and cleaning services 🧽 🧹Ready To Move 🚚 and cleaning services 🧽 🧹
James W.
Curtis was far superior to any other mover in all ways!
Helping Hands Moving CompanyHelping Hands Moving Company
Nicholas B.
Do NOT waste your time with this company. I scheduled and confirmed for two men to help me move. Come moving day, no one shows. I call, and get no answer. Turns out they only hired one guy to come, and he had car troubles - that's understandable, accidents happen. However, they continued to ignore my calls and voicemails for the next 2 hours. I am scrambling to find help with moving now. What kind of company leaves their own man in the cold and refuses to answer them? Would NOT recommend using these movers.
Xtra Mile moving LLc.Xtra Mile moving LLc.
Camilla C.
The men who helped move my furniture for me were quick, nice, and did a great job. One of my pieces of furniture was left at the original location on accident (it wasn’t the movers fault) and they went back to the pick up location and brought the dresser back without any additional charge. They also put together my bed frame for me, even though that was not part of the contract. Which really helped me out and was super nice of them! If I have any moving needs in the future I’ll be using Budget Movers of Augusta again.
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Aviad N.
Great service , I highly recommended them for your local move !
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Alexandra A.
I am new to Augusta and had a moving company back out on helping me last minute. JP and his team responded and were at my apartment in an hour flat. They completely moved me in my second floor apartment and saved the day. JP and his team were great and would call him again if I need any help moving or with lawncare.
Adams And Sons Inc.Adams And Sons Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleased with the job the guys did. Jay, Rod and Terrance aka "LL COOL J" we're very professional and loaded the trucks with great care. I will definitely use Budget movers again for any future moves
Budget Movers of AugustaBudget Movers of Augusta
Susan P.
Although my move is still 4 weeks away, speaking with Tori by phone relieved a lot of my anxiety. I got the sense that he genuinely cares about his customers and will indeed follow through on the 'quirks' and details of my upcoming move. *Update- If you're looking for a moving company, look no further. Cory and Kevin moved my daughter from Augusta to Marietta two days ago. I cannot sing their praises enough. They were careful, helpful, good-natured and worked very, very hard. Without them, I can't even imagine how long it would have taken. If we ever need movers again, I know exactly who to call. Outstanding service and company! A+
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
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