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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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 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. 

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 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.

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. 

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.

Reviews for Lawrenceville movers
Lorielle J.
SunnySide Moving Co. came through for me last minute with a big packing/moving job. Highly recommend for all your moving needs.
SunnySide Moving CoSunnySide Moving Co
LaWanda W.
I was quoted a price and that was exactly what I paid. They had about five movers working on my move. The property I was moving from in Georgia was a 3000 square-foot, five bedroom /three bathroom home. The movers came in and quickly got my belongings on the truck, and did a same-day move. Though I would not recommend a same-day move, for me getting it all done in one day was important. thank you Mama’s Movers!!
Mama's Movers, LLCMama's Movers, LLC
Thomas U.
Movers came on time, and were very careful with all items moved. Very satisfied with the job done. Would highly recommend bears moving co.
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Pam T.
I will definitely use Fisher of Men moving again, it was a smooth move with no hiccups.
Fisher of Man Moving CompanyFisher of Man Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Great quality and value, excellent move. Friendly and effective movers, highly recommend A++
404 Movers404 Movers
Aqura B.
Royal Haul Movers provided a great and smooth move in. They were prompt, professional, and pleasant. I would refer them to anyone in need of a quality moving company.
Royal Haul MoversRoyal Haul Movers
Andrew B.
Had two sofas to move upstairs and two to move downstairs. Job took about 30 minutes. Sofas had to be moved up staircase seen below and I noticed no scuff marks at all from the move. Would definitely recommend.
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Gary G.
Thanks for the help, u three guys did a excellent job. Had my funiture moved in a timely manner, will recommend Brotherhood movers for your moving services. Gary,
Brotherhood Movers Of AtlantaBrotherhood Movers Of Atlanta
Chris B.
Awesome moving experience. The movers were punctual, personable & very polite. They wasted zero minutes! They came in and got to work and were quick, thorough & efficient. Best movers I've ever had & we'll definitely use them again. I strongly recommend this moving company with no reservations!
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and friendly guys. They were on time and moved quickly to move my items. I highly recommend them!
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and did my move within the time requested. I definitely would recommend Valcin Moving Company.
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Shomic S.
Jessica was very professional through the whole move and kept us informed. We appreciated that. The movers were very nice and helpful. Good value for money. They turned out to be very reasonable on costs. There were a few minor scratches during the move. If you hire them, do review any delicate items and perhaps cover with tape ahead of the move.
Move Quick ProMove Quick Pro
Bolaji O.
Olympian movers arrived on time, moving work quality was excellent, brought the right truck for the job. Overall, I'll use them again.
Belle M.
Father & Son duo did my move & they were amazing! My move was a residential move to a storage unit & I was concerned my storage unit was too small. However, the RBX team resolved any worries I had about the size of my unit. RBX are not only just movers yet they are also gifted as Packing/Storage Engineers based on the way they organized & arranged my personal items in my storage unit. Great moving experience with RBX!!!
RBX Premier deliveryRBX Premier delivery
Paul D.
They did a great job moving my Sleep Number bed. If I have moving needs in the future I will use them again.
Champ Exchange Enterprises LLCChamp Exchange Enterprises LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I would recommend Da Lowe Movers to all my family and friends. They were timely, professional and friendly during our move.
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
Megan M.
On Target Move was great! LaVell helped move boxes and bulky items from my attic. I will definitely call him again!
On Target MoversOn Target Movers
Highly Recommend Champ Moving. They moved a very heavy piece of exercise equipment(400 Lbs) having to manuever stairs. Right on time, professional, and affordable. Went beyond the call of duty. Highly recommend. I will use them again for future moving needs.
Champ Exchange Enterprises LLCChamp Exchange Enterprises LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kelly and Syd moved us out of a large house. We then made a stop to move 3 large and very heavy pieces of furniture from 3rd floor to basement. Then continued on to empty a full 26' truck. They worked very hard for 10 straight hours and always happy, very pleasant and very polite. Will definitely be calling 404 Movers in the near future for 2 more moves.
404 Movers404 Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moved furniture and boxes inside house.
Big Deal Moving and PackingBig Deal Moving and Packing
Kristin M.
The men that moved my furniture were great. They were careful and fast and very respectful. Their names were Jonathan and Cavalier. The dissatisfaction was with Scott in customer service. Nothing got done properly, he called repeatedly with the same questions about the move then did nothing. He was very unprofessional on the phone discussing his previous career failure and also saying terrible things about the men who were to move my things. Thankfully the night before the move the manager straightened things out and the move went perfectly. Definitely ask for a different customer service person when you book your move and things should be great.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Ken Y.
Moving experience was great. They showed up early and have 2 guys instead of 3. However, they assessed the job and determined they could do it with 2 movers and adjusted my rate accordingly. They wrapped everything and moved quickly. They moved me to a 3rd floor apartment with no elevator and still got the job done in 3 hours. Add to that it was a rainy day. Would definitively use them again 👍
Tate The Great Moving Company, LLCTate The Great Moving Company, LLC
Lashondra M.
Very friendly, motivated, and trustworthy movers. Minor issue resolved promptly and professionally. They got the job done making the move less stressful for me and my family.
Move Quick ProMove Quick Pro
Bill H.
They did an excellent job moving my piano
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Chris M.
I called legacy side hustle for a local move. They showed up on time and worked very efficiently. They were also very flexible when I told them I had more things to move than originally stated. They were able to adapt and get everything in one move.
Trunk Away Junk Removal & MovingTrunk Away Junk Removal & Moving
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