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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 Decatur last minute movers
Blake l.
Ronnie and team are the best. I had a mover cancel on me the day of, and they were able to squeeze me in last minute and get out there same day, and finish the move all in one day, even though I called last minute. Can’t recommend enough.
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Kathleen M.
Chris was able to help with a last minute request for moving help. He was very responsive and easy to schedule with. He did a good job with my move.
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Adam B.
Jason and his team were great in helping me schedule last minute moving help to unload my storage pod.
Faith Moving Co.(Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co.(Only God moves better)
Elizabeth W.
Michael and Holden at Falcon Movers are so amazing! They showed up on time and knocked out our move in the time we allotted. When we had last minute scheduling changes they were able to work with us. Super nice guys! Last time we moved we went with some randos last minute and a lot of our cheap furniture broke in the move. Michael and Holden secures all of our furniture safely and it all remained intact through the move. They were so careful and gentle with our stuff that some open totes/boxes we had moved didn’t spill out into the truck.
Falcon Moving AtlantaFalcon Moving Atlanta
Jacqueline W.
I needed last minute help with moving a washer and dryer about 20 -30 miles. We discussed time and payment. He showed up timely with help. He successfully loaded the washer and dryer and delivered it to the new location unaccompanied. My friends storing it for me let me know the job was complete without issue. He also followed up for job completion. Price was reasonable for last minute moving. Definitely would consider for moving. Thanks again.
City Relocation, LLCCity Relocation, LLC
Sakhile R.
Malik and Wesley were amazing! All of my large items were moved with care and in an efficient and timely manner. Taylor was professional when coordinating the service and was able to meet my last minute request (much appreciated!). I will definitely use Midas Moving ATL again should I have moving needs.
Midas Moving ATLMidas Moving ATL
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted DA Lowe Movers while driving to Atlanta on a Sunday. They were able to schedule to help me that afternoon. They showed up on time and moved everything quickly and without damage. On top of that they were very friendly! I was very impressed with the service, especially after scheduling it last minute on a Sunday afternoon.
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome experience!! Friendly, on time, and patient with me as I had to reschedule a different day at the last minute. I already referred them to someone in my old building who plans to move out next month. SO thankful for the great job.
Message Us the Student Movers UniverseMessage Us the Student Movers Universe
Thumbtack Customer
Called 4 days before move to schedule. Sharon was prompt and courteous. They were able to fit me in at the last minute. Day of move the 2 movers arrived early. They finished in 2.5 hours which was less than expected for a 2 bedroom apartment. John the lead mover was very courteous and professional. They came well prepared to protect the furniture and walls. No items were damaged. I would definitely use them again.
Taggabox Moving & StorageTaggabox Moving & Storage
Ashley M.
Able to schedule a last minute move after hours, team showed up on time and did things quickly. My movers, Paris and Trey (Kaleb) were champs moving my stuff up 3 flights of stairs, and were so determined to get my couch through an impossible doorway. They didn’t give up and I now can enjoy my couch and my apartment!
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
It was awesome from beginning to end. Todd was great and accommodating. They worked with me on last minute changes and I couldn't believe how affordable it was. The guys hustled from the time they got there even waiting to eat when it was well past the dinner hour. I didn't realize how bad my other movers were until I used next door. Thanks guys so much for making my move as stressors as possible!
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My overall experience was great. I called TaggABox last minute after I was no showed by another moving company. Sharon the owner was able to schedule my move immediately the next day. Small little glitch on paying my deposit for some reason the system reversed the charge. My bank said it was on the movers system that kept reversing it. No biggie though. Sharon sent me the link. I paid the deposit and the movers were on the way. My mover Chris and Brandon were awesome and very professional!!! Nice guys. They arrived in uniform and handled everything with care. I would recommend this company. I would use again. Thanks TaggABox
Taggabox Moving & StorageTaggabox Moving & Storage
Nicole R.
I booked this company last minute and they were very accommodating to my needs. They managed to get me completely moved in less than 2 hours. All of my furniture was properly wrapped and taken care of and made it to its new space without a scratch. I would highly recommend Chris and staff anytime! They were very professional and their services were reasonably priced.
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Chauntalia W.
I contacted the company at the last minute, and they were able to assist with my heavy/bulky items. The company not only met my expectations, but they surpassed them! The team did a excellent job! They were quick, safe, responsive, prompt, and did an amazing job with protecting and stacking my items inside of my moving pod. I am beyond grateful that they were able to complete my job on the SAME DAY that I requested the quote. I will be using them in assisting with unpacking once my love is complete. They are phenomenal! Hire them!
Faith Moving Co.(Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co.(Only God moves better)
Dee H.
If I could put no stars I would. I reserved this “company” a few weeks in advance to avoid a last minute move. I let him know what was needed, size of truck and all when reservation was made. The appointment was for 9am. He then a week later changed to 12-1pm. No problem. The day of I was then bumped to maybe 2pm. I called him and said “PLEASE DON’T STAND ME UP”. I was okay with later as long as I could get to my storage before it closed at 630pm. He said he would be on the way around 4. When 5pm came around I called him. No answer. He texted me and said “I’m gonna have to cancel/reschedule, which one would you prefer?” So now it’s too late to hire a real mover and my kids and I will have to sleep on the floor. Rude, unprofessional, and no courtesy for others. It’s a shame how people treat you. This was my first time using this site. I’m good.
Bowen Y.
I hired them for my move. This is really bad experience. My last move was through United Van Lines. Here are the differences: 1. It took united van lines two people to load and unload my stuff, disassemble and assemble in 4 hours. It took next door 8 hours (7 hours plus one hour drive) to do the same job. For United van lines, we did not need to do anything except telling them where to put the furnitures. For next door we helped moving at least half of the boxes and a lot of other stuff. We even helped assemble the bed and disassemble the crib because it took them one hour to just assemble one bed. Before the move day we already moved a lot of stuff by ourselves but for United van lines they moved everything for us. 2. Movers from United van lines are professional and they did not leave any scratches. Next door left scratches on the wall, on the washer and dryer, and broke one of my furniture. One guy was careless and it appears to me that he does not know how to properly move stuff and just started the job. The manager claimed that they are their best guys. 3. The coordinator from United van lines was responsible, called a few times before, during and after the move to make sure everything was fine. When I called next door to complain, the manager was arrogant and try to blame me for telling the wrong information before move, which is not true. So my bottom line is that if you want to hire people for your move, go with United van line or research for others unless you want the same experience for your move. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update to respond to Next door's response 1. The estimation for this move is 5 - 7 hours and it end up to be 8 hours. I am not complain about the estimation here. I am just compare the efficiency which is a fact. I just moved 5 month ago with the same amount of furniture. Obviously United Van lines did a way better job by moving all stuff in 4 hours. 2. We originally ask the movers to move the crib in one piece. But due to the size it cannot be moved out of the room so we end up disassemble the crib, but in within 10 min. It does not have enormous amount of separate pieces. I bought it from IKEA and if you want I can post the link to the crib. We did it by ourselves because it appears to me that we can do it way faster than them so we want to help and finish the job faster. I mentioned the crib and the idea is that we helped them a lot during the move and they still end up using 8 hours. 3. The scratches on the wall are not a lot but again I am stating the fact that United Van lines did not leave a mark on the wall. This is the difference. 4. The manager said they will call me to discuss the repair of the furniture and scratch on the wall. But I did not receive any call from them and now it is been a week now. The mover already took pictures of the scratches and broken furniture. 5. We did not ask for 4 hour discount. Instead, we said 6 hour is a reasonable amount of time. The difference in 2 hours is to consider that they used one hour to assemble one bed and we think 15 minutes is reasonable. Also, given that we did their job by disassemble and assemble the crib and moved at least half of the boxes and other stuff, 2 hours less is reasonable to us.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Damon J.
I worked with Scott on my quote and to set up the appointment for the move - everything went well there. I had to follow-up for a receipt on my deposit after waiting 24 hours, but that's no big deal. I read about this situation in some of the reviews prior to hiring Next Door - - - > I clearly asked for 2 movers, and the company sent 3 with an updated estimate for 3. I realize that having fewer moves may equate to the job lasting longer, which is an increased cost. However, if you ask a customer how many movers they want, and you quote them on that, you should not just "send 3" because you feel like it. The mover has made an 'adult' decision on cost/movers/hours based on the rate information provided. Otherwise, don't ask... just state "for a job of this size we'll have to send 3 movers." The movers were great (manager - Aaron) in the following areas. They worked as quickly and efficiently as possible while taking care of the furniture. They had outstanding personalities, which helps if you're going to be with them for hours, and they seemed focused on customer satisfaction - except in one area, which I'll cover next. If you're looking for extreme attention to detail for your move, consider some alternatives. While I was happy with my move and tipped each of the crew men (they deserved it), I can't review the company without pointing out these things: - The appointment was for 8:30-9:30am arrival. Aaron called me at 9:02 am to tell me they were on the way. At 10:02am I had to call him for an update. He said they were "gassing up the truck" and were about 20 minutes away - which they were. When punctuality is key, perhaps "gassing up the truck" is something that could be done prior to the job. If not, please call if you're missing the mark by an hour. I understand that things happen. - I warned the crew several times that my bed was very heavy and needed special care. I told them of everything in the house, the bed was my "baby." They left one person standing with the headboard, which then fell, and the legs on the headboard frame 'kicked up' knocking a hole through the bedroom wall. - We left the house of origin. Halfway to the new home on 285, they called me. They'd left the screws for my bed at the old house and *I* had to turn around to go get them. Also left in the old house was shrink wrap and a large blue drop cloth. - I arrived at the new house (new construction with a white concrete driveway). The truck was backed in and something was dripping. I told Aaron that I'd like to put a drop cloth under the drip. He said there was a loose cap on a tank near the front of the truck that he had since tightened - the drip should no longer be an issue. - When I inspected the bed's frame post set-up, I noticed the support legs under the slats were leaning. I removed the mattress and the box springs (King Size). 4 of the holes in the slats did not have screws in them (they DID at the old location); the slats were just 'floating' on the frame. The supports under the slats were not screwed in. Had I gone to sleep on the bed or had other activities, it would have surely collapsed. - Wrenches and drop cloths were left at the new home Again, I must reiterate - they are great movers: friendly, timely, (almost) no damage to either property. What's lacking is an attention to detail and quality checks along the way.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
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