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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.

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’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. 

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 you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Griffin movers
Thumbtack Customer
Rudy and Jamal really made this move a breeze! We have been dreading moving day for weeks, but thanks to them, everything went beautifully! They were very courteous to us and respectful of our belongings! I will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs to move!
404 Movers404 Movers
Michael J.
Ronnie and his helpers arrived punctually and were professional during the move. I highly recommend Mr Aikens and his team of friendly task driven crew for your next move.
Aikens MovingAikens Moving
T. G.
On time, and precise. Move quickly and makes sure you are happy
Mover Van LinesMover Van Lines
They work an awesome team and they worked together to help us move. Very professional.
MuscleFlex MoversMuscleFlex Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Efficient and hard working. Needs advance notice on moving gym equipmemt. Needs itemized list for cleaning.
2 Brothers Services Inc.2 Brothers Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Tate Moving was not only prompt, they were courteous and professional. There were no hidden fees either. I would highly recommend them.
Tate The Great Moving Company, LLCTate The Great Moving Company, LLC
Denise A.
They were very careful with my Mom's belongings as we moved her into a senior community. They were on time and very efficient. Would definitely recommend them!
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Diane R.
Beavers notified me of their arrival 30 minutes before hand. They were on time. They were professional and did a great job. I would highly recommend them to move a piano.
Beavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/RepairBeavers Piano Moving/Refinish/Restoration/Repair
Dr. Marquita B.
I am impressed! The crew was prompt, friendly, and took care with our belongings! This was definitely the best experience I have ever had with movers! Thank you, Sunnyside! I highly recommend!
SunnySide Moving CoSunnySide Moving Co
Anthony S.
I picked mama's movers because of their excellent reviews and they were middle of the pack on pricing. Unfortunately, the first movers they sent were so exhausted that in 3 hours they did about an hour worth of work. Finally their replacement arrives and things progress. Then during the assembling process they broke a section of my $300 crib. I called twice to request either a replacement part, crib or equivalent cash value and have been told they're emailing me the forms to fill out both times. I've yet to actually receive anything to fill out. It's very frustrating to pay over a grand and tip very well only to have them damage my furniture and then avoid liability. What's crazy is I've reached out to the crib maker and a new part is $80. So I do hope avoiding an $80 expense was worth the 1 star review. Also to anyone looking to use them they're actually called here to there movers so go ahead and look up their reviews as well.
Mama's Movers, LLCMama's Movers, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
After several messages exchanged with the mover, he did make good on refunding the deposit. Even though I ended up having to do the job myself I do now feel that I hastily gave a negative review and wish to extend him an apology and best wishes going forward.
Faith Moving Co. (Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co. (Only God moves better)
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Aikens was extremely helpful with my friend who is a stroke victim and his over 200 mile move south. Everything was wrapped, packed and protected and arrived in excellent condition. I greatly appreciate his professionalism and his genuine concern for my friends well being. I would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking a very reasonable rate and a caring attitude.
Aikens MovingAikens Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Fwd: You performed a move for me yesterday at 2pm. You or your partner put the wrong size screws on the bed. I alerted you to this and at first you said that this was that way before you put the bed together but that's not true because after you left we discovered that you had put the wrong size screws and that is why they were sticking out. Additionally my furniture was damaged from this mistake and you bumped my dresser causing a break in the corner. You tried to say that this was from the manufacturer but that makes no sense. The staple was to hold the price. I also saw that you took with you the Allen key. I am disappointed in the services and for how much you charge you should try to do a better job. BTW he has a three hr minimum and rushes through the job to finish early.
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
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