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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 Marietta movers
Bill M.
Movers Arrived On Time And Worked The Entire Time During The Move! I’m Completely Satisfied With Faith Moving And Would Hire And Recommend Them For Any Moves!
Faith Moving Co.& Storage (Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co.& Storage (Only God moves better)
Thumbtack Customer
I had the best moving experience with Tate The Great Moving Company! The movers were very professional and friendly. They took care of my belongings and moved fairly quickly.
Tate The Great Moving Company, LLCTate The Great Moving Company, LLC
Dawn S.
Thanks to Champion Movers, I had the best positive moving experience ever! 10 stars!! Champion Movers came through for me! I had everything prepared & ready for the move. After accessing the area, Champion Movers got busy. My items were wrapped & carried carefully arriving at the destination in the same condition on a rainy day. Watching how things were handled by Champion Movers immediately removed the stress of moving off me, heck, before I knew it I was telling jokes & had Thomas laughing with me. I will recommend Champion Movers to everyone that I know. Thanks again for a terrific moving experience!
Charise M.
After a little mishap in the morning, things moved along well and the move was good.
Anup M.
Lorenzo and his partner were on time and very quick. They made smart choices in moving the items we asked them to move. Will recommend them to anyone looking for moving services.
Fisher of Man Moving LLCFisher of Man Moving LLC
Lesley R.
My experience with Helping Hands Moving Company was outstanding. Every step in the process was seamless. Helping Hands Moving Company reduces the stress of moving. Thank you so much!!
Helping Hands Moving CompanyHelping Hands Moving Company
Alyssa G.
Awesome movers. They did a great job. They were on time. They moved my things with so much ease and care on such short notice. The best movers I’ve ever had! Thank you
Dream Clean Custom ServicesDream Clean Custom Services
Jordan H.
DA Lowe movers were fantastic. They helped me move after another moving company didn’t show up. They were professional and I would definitely use them again!
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
Teresa N.
Thank you for making the move happen. When another moving company did not show up, you worked me in to move the items. Thank you! You came in and went straight to work! Terrance and Calvin were able to handle the large pieces of furniture I needed moved.
It’s Us movingIt’s Us moving
Praveen N.
The move was wonderful. They were on time and moved things super fast, with a nice smile :) will definitely recommend them
Prodigy Movers & Junk SpecialistProdigy Movers & Junk Specialist
Morgan W.
Smooth moves is the best moving company you can choose! This was my first time using professional movers and Smooth Moves made it so easy! Our move ran so smoothly and they could not have been more professional or done anything better! They work really hard and really care about the quality of work they are doing! Thank you guys! I cannot recommend them enough!
Chris B.
This was our first time hiring movers and I have to say if we move again we will be using Falcon Moving. The guys were very professional and in high spirits even in the rain. They set everything up just the way we wanted it. Needless to say we are very impressed with Falcon Moving!!
Falcon Moving AtlantaFalcon Moving Atlanta
Thumbtack Customer
Chris and his partner moved a bedroom set for us. Chris was great about communicating prior to the move, they were on time, and did the move quickly and efficiently. They were great! We would highly recommend them!
Valcin's Moving CompanyValcin's Moving Company
Raegan R.
Tee and Trent did an amazing job for us on two moves within the span of a month. He helped wrapped and pack and move things to storage and then our new home - unpacking and moving things to the right spaces. They are very polite and accommodating. I highly recommend and would use for any move - large or small.
Katy H.
We have moved quite a bit and ATD Movers has probably been the best movers we have dealt with. Great communication and great quality. We have already said we will definitely use them for our next move. I will recommend them to all my friends and family, too
A.T.D. MoversA.T.D. Movers
Karie C.
These movers were awesome! Very efficient and packed the truck as full as possible! We definitely recommend Big Deal Moving!
Big Deal Moving and PackingBig Deal Moving and Packing
Chris B.
Really high quality move with great customer service and friendly, efficient movers. Made my life a tonne easier!
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Ronnie was the most experience mover I have ever hired in my lifetime. He was on time, moved everything in a timely manner. I would recommend him to anyone planning there next move. You won't be disappointed.
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Jesse B.
Provided a great moving experience! Punctual, careful, and professional, I would definitely recommend and will be using for my next move!
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Jamel M.
Prodigy Movers did an excellent job with our move today. They were on time, professional, and extremely easy to work with. I highly recommend using them for your next move. Thanks for your help guys. God bless!
Prodigy Movers & Junk SpecialistProdigy Movers & Junk Specialist
Thumbtack Customer
Jason and his crew were excellent. We had our floors refinished, so Faith Moving moved our furniture out and then back in. They were just as careful moving the stuff out as they were bringing it back in. In a word -- outstanding.
Faith Moving Co.& Storage (Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co.& Storage (Only God moves better)
Josh B.
Great experience! Moved piano on very short notice and did an outstanding job. Will definitely use again for other moving needs.
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Adria A.
From requesting a quote to the time the movers left, I felt well cared for! Stephanie was both responsive and thorough in communications with the quote and move logistics. The movers showed up on time, worked hard from start to finish with a professional and pleasant attitude. I would recommend hiring them and I certainly will next time I need moving help!
Mama's Movers, LLCMama's Movers, LLC
Tiana M.
The movers were very polite, and respectful they were on time. They moved very quickly and I was very satisfied. I would highly recommend
Elena B.
We needed a few strong guys to help us move a heavy sculpture. My husband had to assist as well, but the sculpture was moved :)
Compass Liberty Express, LLCCompass Liberty Express, LLC
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