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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

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 much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Lawrenceville discount movers
Alysia C.
I am so thoroughly disappointed with this company. After confirming with them twice prior to the move; the movers were 3+ hours late. I spoke with the manager/owner/whomever he was several times the morning of the move. He called me about 15 minutes prior to the end of the appt. hour (movers were supposed to be there between 8:30-9:30 a.m.) and told me there were a few issues and they would arrive by 10:00 a.m. At 10:20 I was calling them because they still had not arrived. He then told me he would call me back in 10 minutes, and no call received and I had to call him back. He told me he would call me shortly and gave me a story about how they needed to hire more people and the crew I had coming were going to be the best people around. I received a call back and he told me they were fueling up and would be to my area in 30-45 minutes. I received a call around 11:30 a.m. from the driver and he said that he was going to be about another 45 minutes. I then called and spoke with Scott once again and explained to him how disappointed I was as I had been promised movers all morning several different times and none showed. He said that he would take care of me on the end with a "hefty discount". The movers finally showed up, and they worked fast and hard but did not finish until 6:00 p.m. and they only gave me a 30 minute discount ( about $55) for the inconvenience. When I called and spoke with Scott regarding this, he did not care that they took 3+ hours out of my day or that my family was delayed into getting into our house and thought that was a discount! I would NEVER recommend these movers to ANYONE! I can get movers for the same price or less and thought I was getting a reputable company, but if they can't even give an accurate timeframe of arrival, not call back when asked several times, and then promise something and not deliver; I'm done. I would not use them at all because they are untrustworthy as they lied and don't care about your time or the inconvenience that they place for you or your family. Update: The response I received was not accounting of the fact that I did not receive responses from the owner of the company, but I received excuses. I did not rate the movers themselves and said they did a fine job. It is the business practices and lack of customer support, service, and care that I receive from this company. I was told many things and none of them were accurate. I was told I would get phone calls back and I had to be the one that called back to get answers, I was told that I would get a "hefty discount" and I did not receive what I believe is an accurate "hefty discount", and I was told that my movers would be on time (several different times to be honest) and they were not. Bad business practices by telling your customers your problems with getting good people to work for you or how you should probably hire more people; is not my issue but your business issue. Putting a paying customer 3+ hours behind is not excusable and should have been met with more remorse and less excuses, or maybe an actual "hefty discount" as promised.
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Cydnie W.
I’m giving 1 star only because of how nice the everyone was. But the move was HORRIBLE. I was charged over $620 to move a 2 bedroom apartment into a storage unit!!!! Typically, it has always taken about 2 hours to move me from a 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment but they took over 4. Mind you, I make sure everything is sorted and organized before they come. Maybe it was the fact that while one was working, the other was on the truck doing whatever the fuck he was doing and vice versa. ALSO, they came with nothing...no tape, no dollies, no padding. They used up all my tape (without asking) and used my sheets and comforters to wrap my items. The truck was too small so they had to put stuff in my car as well as hold a piece of glass in their front seat. And the way they threw the stuff into my car broke my daughters keyboard. I watched them drag my armoire off the truck trying to fit it on a rolling cart when going into the storage. They haphazardly loaded everything into my storage unit. I got a 10 x 20 space and the way they threw my stuff in there I cant even go through to make sure nothing is broken. I wouldn’t be surprised if something was since they were not careful AT ALL with my stuff. At one point one of the guys asked how everything was going and I wanted to yell IT SUCKS but they’re handling my stuff! And plus it was just me and my 12 year old daughter. So again, $600 later (cause they gave me a measly $20 discount for my troubles) my 2 bedroom has been moved into a storage unit. Ridiculous!!!
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