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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 Fairburn movers
LaShonda H.
Movers came and moved everything in a timely manner. I would definitely use them again
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Tamika C.
Best moving experienced I have ever had. They made my long distance move extremely smoothe. Very professional and hardworking men.
Precise MovementyfyfuPrecise Movementyfyfu
Rashad C.
Best movers I’ve ever had, on time they we’re careful with all of my items and moved fast fro. Fairburn to McDonough will use again
Compass Liberty Express, LLCCompass Liberty Express, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chris & his movers were great. They arrived on time & loaded and secured our furniture timely. They were outstanding and will definitely reference Chris and this company to anyone seeking movers.
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Ruby W.
The patience in communicating even before our move
Compass Liberty Express, LLCCompass Liberty Express, LLC
Khalisha B.
This company is big on customer satisfaction and that means a lot to me. Our move was about an hour away and they made sure all our belongings were moved in one day which included them making two trips. I am thankful the move was successful and none of our belongings were lost or damaged.
P & B MoversP & B Movers
Kieshene H.
We Haul Brothers we’re responsive. They were kind and very friendly. They worked with my as far as the time and the price. They were the cheapest and most affordable movers that I found. I would use them again for future moves.
We Haul BrothersWe Haul Brothers
Demetra A.
Excellent job! I needed help moving and had to submit a last minute request! Robin showed up on time and worked really hard to get the job done!!! I will most definitely use his moving services again!!!
Robin GrahamRobin Graham
Stacey A.
The team of movers provides outstanding service. They were timely and professional, the cost was responsible. I was beyond satisfied.
London B.
Brothers on the move were friendly, prompt, and efficient! I highly recommend and plan to utilize their services in the future.
Brothers on the MoveBrothers on the Move
Janay S.
Great experience I would definitely use this moving company again in the future!!!! Very fast & great communication!!!
LIOO MovingLIOO Moving
Denita J.
David and his team did a thorough job getting my sofa moved. They were courteous, professional, and timely.
Paige J.
Highly recommend. They are quick to respond, showed up right on time, and did a fantastic job moving the piano I purchased. Will use again!
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Tim P.
This company is terrible. They didn’t come prepared. They said with 4 movers they should be able to move everything in 6 to 8 hours and it took them 13 to partially move my house which I gave details to Scott of what was I. The house to move. They wrapped wood and leather furniture in Saran Wrap instead of blankets. I have expensive furniture that is damaged, tv that is chipped on the screen, leather couch that is cut. When talking to the owner about fixing the furniture he sends out a guy that makes it worse for example he puts a glossy finish on my dining room table that totally different than its current look. The owner just ignores all calls to fix the mess they created and hasn’t fixed a thing. Stay away from this company. Read google reviews as well.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Intisar O.
Be more careful with my furniture. Movers were courteous but damaged alot of my things and did not cover items like couch and matress
Raulene W.
The men who came to move my furnishings were great. They were efficient, attentive and friendly. Money well spent…..and in a short time window. My thanks !!
Elite Relocation ServicesElite Relocation Services
Christopher B.
These guys were great overall! Hard working, enthusiastic, attentive, they didn’t break, scratch or misplace anything. I would highly recommend if you are moving in the near future.
Brothers on the MoveBrothers on the Move
Kristy H.
LOVED the communication and professionalism these guys had. They handled my belongings with care. They got things done quickly and efficiently. I will definitely be using them for my next move.
Lanre A.
Good doing business with the Brotherhood Movers of Atlanta. Items were wrapped up nicely and hauled away from pickup location to destination intact. Great job and thank you.
Brotherhood Movers Of AtlantaBrotherhood Movers Of Atlanta
Michael G.
He came out and move the table from one location to the other with no issues; then he took his time and setting up the table with level and adjusting the felt. Highly recommend, reasonable price!
A Good ReasonA Good Reason
Thumbtack Customer
Everything went well..could always use a cheaper price..but the rates actually werent bad and the movers earned every dime. Worked fast and even helped pack. Pleasent guys pleasent experience.
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Natasha B.
Rashard, Bo and Ben worked magic! They were prompt, efficient and most importantly safety-conscious! They moved several rather large heavy pieces and paid careful attention through their communication with each other not to damage my property or cause harm to themselves! Awesome watching their teamwork in action! I wish I would have taken some photos as they navigated the steps in my home with the armoires, but I was too busy being impressed and holding my breath, lol! Great team to work with! I’ve already recommended them for a friend’s upcoming move!
City 2 City Transport LLCCity 2 City Transport LLC
Toni M.
We had a great move with We Haul Atlanta. The guys were amazing with handling our items. They communicated effectively & made sure ALL of our request were executed seamlessly. I will definitely hire them again.
Sean A.
Thumbs Up Very efficient from start to finish. . Drivers were friendly and efficient and transported my equipment safely and securely. Communication was a highlight and will definitely use again them if I need anything moved. Thumbs up x2
Lisa H.
I'm very pleased with my experience with Bellhops. Team members MiQuavis and Derrick were great! They arrived promptly and were very well-mannered. They both worked very hard and did an excellent job moving heavy appliances. Highly recommended!
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
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