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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 Douglasville movers
Nicole C.
The Big Deal moving team were on time, very polite and professional. Everything that I needed moved was moved with care.
Big Deal Moving and PackingBig Deal Moving and Packing
Alika N.
Great service! Accommodated our last minute request for movers. The movers were punctual and efficient! Will definitely recommend!
Baba logisticsBaba logistics
Thumbtack Customer
We hired 404 Movers for our move in January. They came despite snow and ice. Everything was wrapped up nicely and nothing broke or got scratched during the move. Very friendly and professional. We highly recommend them!
404 Movers404 Movers
Akeya H.
I booked this company for last minute moving services after the first moving company I booked bailed on me. I regret that I didn't reach out to Mike Moves Georgia first! I needed them for next day moving services. I reached out for an estimate late the night before and they called me early the next morning. Prices are very reasonable and they overall did a GREAT job. I had A LOT of items that needed to be moved and they got it done with no issues. Both workers were courteous and respectful. I highly recommend their moving service!
Mike Moves GeorgiaMike Moves Georgia
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are awesome. We had to reschedule from last Friday from all of the rain, but I had something pop up the day of the move and needed to move it back one hour and they made it work. Derrick, Jeff and Syd all did an awesome job and worked hard and made the move fun. If you are moving I recommend these guys!
404 Movers404 Movers
Kira R.
Moving can be such a daunting task, but Aikens moving helps to make the process as seamless as possible. They are very professional and provide an excellent customer service experience.
Aikens MovingAikens Moving
Kay D.
Move Packer Gurus has been the most pleasant experience with movers I’ve experienced. The owner Mr. Maurice was quick with his responsive, was transparent on pricing from start to finish and communicated with the packing process. Him and his team are the best movers in the Atlanta area. I shopped around for quotes and even had my lender refer a company... All of them came out super expensive. It was a few days before the big move (literally) and Mr. Maurice accepted the job. These pros are a must hire for your moving needs. If you’re looking for speedy, but meticulous pros Move Packer Gurus is your movers. Thank you for making my transition seamless Mr. Maurice. Will use again, will refer... my number ONE company!!!
Move Packer Gurus & Crown Transfer & StorageMove Packer Gurus & Crown Transfer & Storage
Michele h.
There seemed to be some confusion about my project move. Could have been handled better. The movers were great. Very careful with my things.
T&N PartnersT&N Partners
Jonathan F.
Great movers. Would highly recommend!
Tate The Great Moving Company, LLCTate The Great Moving Company, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This was the worse moving experience. Movers showed late, lost the keys to the truck, cursing and awful language, did not finish until midnight. Supervisor did not help the situation, offered a discount on the move when it should have been close to free. I will never use this company again.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Brenda B.
I was very pleased with Eric Reeves of Smooth Moves. He & his helper Ryan took very good care of all my furniture. Highly recommend Smooth Moves.
Aaron M.
ATD movers are the best !! Mike was very quick to respond to my inquiry . He is very professional and detailed with his work. Mike and his partner arrived on time and was able to move my stuff from my one bedroom apartment to my new apartment within 2 hours . I was shocked but pleased at how quickly they moved everything. The price was very reasonable. I will definitely be calling Mike for my next move . Thanks again ATD !
A.T.D. MoversA.T.D. Movers
Jennifer O.
Great work ethics; made moving so easy.
LIOO MovingLIOO Moving
Marion m.
This was the easiest move I’ve here had the movers showed up on time and extremely professional and ready to work my move was a bit complicated seeing that 2 separate homes were combined which meant multiple stops and they handled that with ease I will be recommending this company to everyone I know I need of service....thanks again
Fannie R.
What a professional moving job from this company! I called last minute to schedule the move and they were able to accept my service request. They were ON TIME and ready to work! I have moved a zillion times due to my military background and this was by far the best ever!!!!! I have never seen a moving company physically pick up a refrigerator to prevent it rolling over wet grass leaving a trail so the new owners yard would remain in tack. They worked so hard and moved me so fast I felt obligated to increase the flat rate by $100 and gave $100 tip! They are totally worth it. Great group of young men with dreams of success. I recommend them 100% FYI they moved my furniture from a 5 bedroom 4500sqft home to a 7 bedroom 60000sqft home flawlessly.
Multi Cash InvestmentsMulti Cash Investments
Kaitlin R.
Brandon was more than willing to help me out, after I had someone back out of a move with me. Very friendly, and hard working. I would definitely recommend this company for your next move! :)
V.I.P. MovingV.I.P. Moving
Rayshawn M.
This has been the best move I’ve ever had by far! The entire crew was professional, friendly and hard working the whole time. I will certainly refer them to all my friends and use them again if I ever have to move again. They were on time, did a walk through first to understand what needed to be moved, they wrapped what needed to be wrapped and asked questions to seek clarity. Brock and his crew did a great job. Thank you for moving my family and I to our new home!
Elite Relocation ServicesElite Relocation Services
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were quick, calm, and dedicated to getting the job done right.
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful experience! Movers were friendly, fast, and very accommodating. Highly recommended!!
Property Detox MoversProperty Detox Movers
Thumbtack Customer
404 Movers were awesome! They showed up right on time and moved a very heavy piano up 10 stairs and made it look easy! Very nice, professional group of men and reasonable, too. I would highly recommend them!!
404 Movers404 Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had an excellent experience from beginning to end with Mitchie and the staff of 404Movers. Mitchie contacted me quickly, got me an estimate quickly and patiently answered my questions. He communicated with me throughout. I had previously contacted a moving company because they offered discounts to me as an employee at my job. They proclaimed to "roll out the red carpet for you.” They did not. I had to call several times and when they finally did respond, the "discount" was still more than the average person is able to pay. My move with 404: seamless. The movers were on time and professional. They did not "slow around" trying to "milk" time. They were working hard, yet they were very attentive to the care of my furniture. Hands down, I would use this moving company again and refer them to anyone who requires a mover. Sincerely, Nandi
404 Movers404 Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I just recently used this company for my move. Great customer service. Highly recommend.
United Moving SystemsUnited Moving Systems
Desiree N.
A Good Reason is very professional and knowledgeable about moving pool tables. They offered excellent service.
A Good ReasonA Good Reason
Phil W.
I only gave a 2 because your all responded to my service request within 2hr of me putting it in. However; after calling as I was asked to do; I was where I was moving too and from and when would I like to move? I responded from Smyrna to Douglasville (A couch and love seat) and I would like to move ASAP! I was told then “ We don’t have AVAILABILITY “ I’m assuming they are booked for the remainder of 2021.
Compass Liberty Express, LLCCompass Liberty Express, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
When I originally scheduled my appointment, I requested 4 movers, I specifically talked to Stephen that scheduled me about my 92" TV that needed to be moved, and I was confirmed for a 1:30p appointment. Friday before the move I spoke with Stephen to make some adjustments as my delivery location had changed and he suggested that since I was moving into a storage that I use theirs. I did not confirm that with him, but told him I would get back with him after talking to my fiancé (as he had already paid for a storage unit). Saturday morning 1st thing I confirmed that we would be sticking with our unit and at that time he confirmed the movers would be out to my home at 1:30pm as they had a "small" move that morning. WELL NEEDLESS TO SAY, the movers DID NOT get to my house until 4:30pm. A 3-HOUR delay that threw off my whole personal schedule and caused me to call off from work. NO ONE called me to give me an ETA or let me know what was going on. I had to call Stephen to inquire why I was still just sitting around waiting. He told me twice they should be there in 30-45 minutes and of course they weren't. When they finally arrived there were only 3 movers NOT 4 as I'd requested. The movers were very nice and apologetic and courteous, but at that point it was pointless. They were very fast movers, but not consistent. Some of my furniture got wrapped correctly and some did not. I was told by Stephen and the company's website states that you do not have to empty all drawers, BUT the movers would not wrap or take my drawers until they were emptied. When I mentioned this to them, I was told, "Ma'am we don't move dressers with stuff in them." So needless to say, I had to empty my drawers, which resulted in me missing work again on Sunday to go spend more money on totes and then arrange to get all these heavy totes to storage. So this company actually cost me more money by using their services than I had originally planned. As a bartender, I missed out on my cash by missing work for 2 days to deal with this and I had to spend out more money to go buy totes because of FALSE advertisement. I would not recommend them to anyone. In a city like Atlanta, I'm sure you can find more competitive and professional movers.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
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