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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 Marietta last minute movers
Chinwe O.
They were fantastic, quick and efficient and were able to help me move last minute.
Mike Moves GeorgiaMike Moves Georgia
Kelly S.
Jeremy was fantastic! He and his team were able to help us with a last minute move and did a great job!!
Big Deal Moving and PackingBig Deal Moving and Packing
Ronnie F.
I needed movers at the last minute and they came out the next day. They did a great job, in a fast period of time.
Dream Clean Custom ServicesDream Clean Custom Services
Rachael V.
They did a great job! I needed something moved last minute and they were able to get it done without any problem. Very nice and professional!
Stephanie B.
I’m most grateful to Ronnie for answering the call in assisting me with a last minute move. EXCELLENT service by him and Ricky! Will DEFINITELY hire for future jobs!!!
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
They are really good for last minute moving. They are professional, responsive. Only reason for 4 star is they broke my bed and mattress is torn which I noticed after they left.
LIOO MovingLIOO Moving
Yasmine R.
I had a last-minute move, and these guys came through! I had no idea how to unhook my bed, and they handled it for me and moved everything out and into my new place promptly. I will use them again!
Southern ProfessionsSouthern Professions
Brea D.
I used them twice, When another moving company stood me up-They were able to assist the same day at the last minute. I will need another moving company again in about a month and I will be sure to schedule them again.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Jennifer G.
I had another mover cancel on me at the last minute and Wright-Way Moving came to my rescue! They arrived on time, were very careful with my belongings, and got the job done! I would definitely use Wright-Way again.
Wright-Way Relocation Services, LLCWright-Way Relocation Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had someone to help me move, but they cancelled at the last minute. I posted on Thumbtack and Valcin's called me within 5 minutes. They arrived early, packed the truck, and set me up in my new apartment within 2 hours! I was very pleased with the service!
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Emily M.
What’s the Move did a fantastic job with my recent move, especially when our van rental fell through last minute and we were scrambling to locate vehicles to load our stuff into. They were quick and professional and very flexible given the situation. Would definitely use them again.
What’s The Move LLCWhat’s The Move LLC
Matthews W.
Eric and his crew were very professional, responsive and efficient. They arrived on time as agreed upon and was even gracious to fit us into their schedule as a last minute job request. We truly appreciate their moving help and will definitely recommend them to others and use their services again! Great job guys!
Belle Dolly MoversBelle Dolly Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I moved from one apartment to another in the same complex,it didnt take them more than 2 hours.I received excellent customer service from Mitchie,he responded to my requests promptly and I got a good price.He's very courteous,patient and professional.The service was just outstanding, I called him last minute and he was able to make arrangements in less than a hour to get my stuff moved.
404 Movers404 Movers
Ryan B.
These guys, last minute, saved my family and I from disaster. My father passed away and we had to empty his rental house. We hired movers who never showed. We had 24 hours to clear the house or be fined. With almost no notice they showed up, worked like crazy, moved everything to our house, and finished with time to spare! They were PERFECT! I promise the best move you’ve ever had. 100%! Ignore all the others - these guys were amazing!! 10/10
RBX Premier deliveryRBX Premier delivery
John W.
If you’re looking for a legitimate moving company that actually cares about the customer, Metro Moving is it! Hired them in a pinch a few weeks ago. Arrived early. Not one wall was dinged, not one piece of furniture was damaged, not one complaint was made. A dream of a move if that is possible! Easy to book online. Had to reschedule and got a real person on the phone- I was so surprised by this that it took me a minute to know what to do! I was treated very kindly and the rescheduling was done last minute with no issues. Anthony and his crew were very hardworking on a blazing hot day. They seemed to take great pride in making the move go smoothly and cleanly. Listened to my special requests and fulfilled them with the best of attitudes. I’ve already told a ton of people about this company. If you’re looking for movers that give a crap about your home and your stuff, look no further! Best money I’ve ever spent!
Metro Moving Ltd. Co.Metro Moving Ltd. Co.
Samantha D.
Daniel and his crew were so wonderful! I really can’t say enough good things about them. They were so kind, handled everything I owned with care, and time efficient. Just all around caring people. I called him for my move at the last minute and he and his brother were quickly on their way. Extremely reliable and wonderful.
Daniel’s Moving an DumpDaniel’s Moving an Dump
RoopKumar K.
Unreliable and Unprofessional. We had scheduled for a move today at 10 AM, they told me they are delayed and will be at the location between 12 noon and 1 PM and that changed to be 4 PM. We were very accommodating to all their schedule changes, but that came to bite us at the back. We called them multiple times and no response to calls, no reply to text messages, and we had to send a cancelation message at 3.30 PM, again for which we never got a response. We wasted our entire day waiting for them and they are very unprofessional when it comes to communication. Be cautious, when you book them. They will take up multiple jobs on a given day and you are at their mercy. Use them as your last resort. Wish Thumbtack charges for cancellation and delay, if the business doesn't show up on time or causes considerable amount of delay. Please find other movers on Thumbtack. You have been warned. Update: Taylor, based on your comment. Why commit to date/time , if you already had a whole day move scheduled? It was not a last minute request, I made the request to move on March 7th. Again, if was last minute according to your note and if you don't work on Sunday's, why even make a commitment? I even texted you on Saturday (3/14) evening to confirm and you told me we are ON for moving on Sunday (3/15) (photo attached). If you had told me and been honest that you were trying to squeeze me in, I would have found other movers to help me. Your inability to communicate and coordinate cost me a day! Please take responsibility for your mistakes and accept what you did was wrong and try and not repeat it. For every person, to whom you have made a commitment to move, their move is important. They plan their day accordingly, and as part of running a business, it is only ethical to deliver on your commitment. This reply shows, you least care of customers needs and commitment made to them.
Midas Moving ATLMidas Moving ATL
Sonia S.
I was looking for a company to pick up and deliver an appliance at the last minute and was not having much luck; I had issues with either the date needed; the next day or the amount quoted for the job. I later saw reviews for Valcin's Moving Company and immediately contacted them. Valcin assured me that he would be able to fit me into his schedule the next day and his quote was very reasonable. I immediately booked the company and received a texted confirmation. The next day, Valcin texted me 2 hours prior and I confirmed location. They arrived promptly as expected and had the work completed within the hour. I was very happy with their prompt response and efficiency in getting this project completed with short notice. I really appreciated them and I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing help moving larger pieces of furniture or appliances.
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Rick P.
Stay away from Thomas R. He is very mean, rude and unprofessional. Here is what has happened between me and him: I contacted him through this web site. We agreed up on $95 per hour rate as I was moving from a third floor apartment to second floor apartment. We also agreed that he will provide all mattress cover and everything was set to go. This person called me up one night before and said, that he could bring three men and a truck with more money and I denied saying two men a truck is fine. Then he said, he will charge me for mattress cover, I said to him why are you telling me this one night before? We originally discussed that I have my own mattress cover but since you are bringing your covers, I packed my covers. Now one night before he argued with me but again I told him that now he needs to bring the covers since I already packed my covers and I do not have time to look for boxes. Then next morning, he texted me saying one of his guy got sick and reschedule for Monday where my lease was expired on that day. He put me and my family in a terrible situation. I contacted my attorney right away because last minute move would be very expensive and my lawyer said to me that save all Thumbtack and text as well as verbal conversation and we will take him to court. I let it go as I have several things to do. I texted him saying to stay the hell away from me and my family before I take any more legal action. PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN, HE IS GREEDY ABOUT MONEY, VERY RUDE AND COMPLETELY UNPROFESSIONAL AND PEOPLE LIKE HIM WHO PUT OTHER PEOPLE IN LAST MINUTE PROBLEM, SHOULD BE OUT OF BUSINESS. I CURSE THIS COMPANY TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS. Please do not hire him.
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