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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

 

 

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 is the cheapest way to move long distance?

The cheapest way to move long distance is to plan ahead. This allows you to capitalize on several money-saving strategies. For example, you may consider renting a portable moving container. These are often cheaper than moving trucks, though moving truck rentals are a great option for moderately sized homes. 

Planning ahead also gives you time to start looking around for free moving boxes and supplies. You might also be able to snag discounts from moving companies if you book far out in advance and ask movers for a deal. Try not to move during the peak season (spring or summer), as prices tend to be highest during that time.

Contact the best long-distance movers in your area to get free estimates and figure out a way to save money.  

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. 

How do I choose the best long-distance moving company?

First, compare the best long-distance moving companies by performing an online search for national or local moving services.

Pay close attention to the moving companies’ ratings and reviews. When reading the reviews, take note of any feedback related to the movers’ pricing, professionalism, ability to work quickly and whether the company has damaged customers’ belongings. You should also check to make sure the moving company has the proper license or insurance within your state. 

Once you’ve found a few movers that fit your criteria, contact the companies to get free estimates. Compare quotes between moves to decide if a quote is fair. And keep an eye out for any deals and discounts movers may be offering during non-peak seasons.

What should I pack first when moving?

First on your packing checklist are non-essential items you don’t need to access for the next couple of weeks or so. This can include things like holiday decorations, extra towels and collectibles.

Then, move on to artwork, entertainment items and special kitchenware you hardly ever use. 

As moving day draws near, pack children’s games, jewelry, artwork and all linens except for an essential set for each household member.

Next up is kitchen equipment, items in your medicine cabinet, bathroom supplies, laundry supplies and electronics.

One to two days before your move, pack furniture, rugs and tools.

On moving day (or a few days before), pack your clothes, bedding, cleaning supplies, and other necessities like snacks and food.

Reviews for Decatur truck movers
Thumbtack Customer
For starters, I never rate anyone 5 stars because nobody's perfect. That being said, these guys were very good. They were steady movers, carefully wrapped and prepared our furniture for safe transport and got most everything in their 26' truck. It was like watching an ultimate Tetris game being played. The pieces were made to fit. Why no 5 stars? Because the drive is billed in increments of 30 minutes and I'm pretty sure our drive was somewhere around an hour and thirty-five and we got nailed for the overage. Oh well, we knew signing up it could happen. Anyway, overall very satisfied and appreciate the hard work these guys put in!
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Jamie W.
I cannot express to you how AWFUL this company is. They quoted us around $4k for the move and after loading the truck, doubled the amount to $8k. I called to discuss the situation and Frank was the rudest person I have ever encountered in customer service. I had to ask not to interact with him via phone anymore as he was so hateful. He was screaming and yelling and name calling. Truly unbelievable. I was told we would have our items in about a week. They held our items hostage for over 3 weeks before finally delivering items of which many were damaged and destroyed. At one point they told us our items would arrive in two days only to find out they confused our items with someone else’s. I had no idea where our stuff was or when it was coming. When you can actually get ahold of someone within the company (rare), they are rude and will not tell you any details about the location of your items or when they will be delivered. We paid an additional amount to have our house packed for us. Words cannot describe how awful this pack job was. I felt like we were on a hidden camera show. Items from all different rooms were tossed into boxes. Toilet paper in with baby clothes and pictures frames and outdoor items and dishes. Chaos. Nothing was wrapped properly, which explains why we had dozens of items broken. They charge by square footage, not weight, so it is beneficial for them to put a couple small items in a large box. I opened appliance sized boxes with 2 shoe racks inside. They used packing tape on items such as wicker baskets and my sons air hockey table so that when you peeled off the tape it destroyed the item. They carried in large pictures that were completely crushed, mirrors and pictures frames rattling with broken glass...insanity. They didn’t even LABEL the boxes. So when the movers finally arrived, we had to individually open every box to figure out which room to take them to. Even then it was useless since nothing was organized. They smashed a hole in our wall carrying our mattress up the stairs. All of our boxes and the interior items...and I mean ALL...were covered in mouse or rat droppings. My floor was COVERED in droppings by the time everything was brought inside. I submitted photos for all broken items and the company never responded and never reimbursed a cent. This is a scam. They will quote low, double the price, and hold your items hostage. This company should not be in business. Please do not engage them.
Pick Up Movers LLC GAPick Up Movers LLC GA
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