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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 Duluth movers
Kevin S.
Bear’s Moving did a excellent job with my move. Very professional and efficient movers. Highly recommended.
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Michelle A.
I was very impressed by LIOO Moving. They did an excellent job - a flawless move. I will definitely call them for my next moving project!
LIOO MovingLIOO Moving
Thumbtack Customer
It was a very pleasant experience moving with 404 Movers. It was a 25 mile move, and was done in 4 1/2 hours. The professional movers helped pack stuff and were very courteous. I would recommend them to my friends!
404 Movers404 Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The move was excellent with 404 movers. The guys took great care of my furniture by wrapping them before moving. I wish I hired one more guy to speed the move but that is my mistake. Overall they are very professional and provide excellent service.
404 Movers404 Movers
Talitha J.
These movers provided superior service, were professional, showed up on time and did an overall outstanding job. If we move again we will definitely use Smooth Move
Bill S.
They were very professional and on time. I would highly recommend 300 movers for anyone looking for movers.
Anthony R.
I was skeptical about hiring movers at first, but I was VERY pleased with choosing Faith Moving Co. to move my couches. Jason responded quickly and helped me move the same day of. He was efficient, kind, and easy to work with. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend them. Great guys!
Faith Moving Co. (Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co. (Only God moves better)
Tasha m.
These movers were great! They took great care with all of my stuff while moving. They wrapped everything breakable with moving blankets and plastic wrap! They even put everything back together at the place we moved to. Jeremy was extremely responsive and their rate was very fair. I would use them again in a heartbeat
Big Deal Moving and PackingBig Deal Moving and Packing
Thumbtack Customer
Randy and Roux showed up to move me as promised. Didn't break at all and moved my 3bdrm house to pod under 5 hours. This was by far the most pleasant of my moving trials. Thanks Mitchie for the customer service!
404 Movers404 Movers
Nichole W.
I have moved a lot and I am upset that I’m just finding RLMJ Movers now! They are as excellent as their rating suggests! Responsive, punctual, pleasant and professional (everyone on the team!), quick and careful with your belongings, great value...they are exactly what you hope for when you hire a moving service. If you have any reservations, you can put them all to rest and just schedule RLMJ Movers today! They moved my Mom today and I’ve already scheduled them for my own move next week. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Stephanie C.
This family team of movers were very impressive with how fast and efficient they were. I will definitely use them for any future moves
We Are Family Movers inc.We Are Family Movers inc.
Ali O.
Do not hesitate to use Midas Moving ATL for your move. They were prompt in answering all my questions and made the move less stressful. Malik and Ray were professional and very efficient. They wrap all your furniture which is a big plus!
Midas Moving ATLMidas Moving ATL
Tee's movers are very gentle with the furniture and have a positive attitude towards work. They worked diligently and made our move stress free. Recommended.
Heywon S.
Jamal, thank you so much for a delightful experience moving my upright piano across Georgia! They had the tools to move the piano and were very responsive to this last minute request. Thank you again, I’ll recommend you to anyone’s moving needs!
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Chelce M.
They were amazing. My husband and I were moving, and the movers we previously hired cancelled on us 2 hours before they were supposed to move us. Mr. John showed up for us same day and moved all of our items to our new home. We are extremely grateful, especially considering how it was a last minute emergency. Thank you again!!!
Wright-Way Relocation Services, LLCWright-Way Relocation Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I really appreciate these guys helping me move a lot of stuff. If you need hard working and dedicated movers, this the company you should hire.
Faith Moving Co. (Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co. (Only God moves better)
Thumbtack Customer
I had a mover cancel on me yesterday. I talked to Derrick from United Movers last night and he told me he could move me the next morning. I was really grateful for his quick response and they showed up at 8 am the next day to move my stuff a day before Thanksgiving. Was on time and moved my stuff carefully. I am glad I found them on Thumbtack. Thank you to Derrick and his other helper for saving me from this nightmare I had from the previous day from the other moved. I recommend them! (left Nov 25 2015)
United Movers LLCUnited Movers LLC
I hired this company to move a piano for me. They did a great job moving it. They are very professional and on time and very respectful I recommend them for sure
Compass Liberty Express, LLCCompass Liberty Express, LLC
Jeff A.
This is the second time using Cross Fit movers. I will use them for any future moves. Professional, hard working, courteous and just a lot of fun to be around.
Crossfit MoversCrossfit Movers
Tia J.
Excellent and proficient movers!! Helped me out with a last minute move to storage and even repacked my storage to make sure every item fit perfectly!
Labor Savers LLCLabor Savers LLC
Auriel D.
The movers were very careful with our things! We had a lot however the three of them moved efficiently with no lag on a HOT day. I’d recommend them.
Grubbs Go LLCGrubbs Go LLC
Michelle M.
They did an amazing job for me. I needed some items moved before Saturday afternoon. The response was great, and they worked with my schedule to move tonight vice Sat
Grubbs Go LLCGrubbs Go LLC
Dayne T.
They did a good job moving my items
Tiff's junk removal and furniture deliveryTiff's junk removal and furniture delivery
Brent V.
They were great. They arrived a few minutes early, did a great job moving, and took into account my request to keep the overall moving time 2 hrs or under.
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were professional, courteous and very accommodating.
404 Movers404 Movers
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