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Q & A

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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for Marietta moving and packing professionals
Reginald S.
So I'll start with the good first. The price. Compared to my last move(different company), I saved almost half. The movers came on time, but the service itself was average. 2 guys came. The taller guy was professional, but his coworker was, a character, to say the least. Would be good to hang out with, but working in a professional environment, not so much. They moved quickly but ended up leaving a lot of stuff that they said they couldn't take because it wasn't packed up(photo attached) , even though I requested packing prior. They almost didn't take my clothes out of my closet until the boss (who was professional) called and admitted that he didn't tell me about needing wardrobe boxes so they ended up wrapping my clothes up in the blanket like things they wrapped glass in. When they arrived at the destination, they left the screws for my bed at my old place so I had to drive back, in rush hour traffic to get them. By the time I got back, they had unloaded the truck, and was rushing to another job so I was unable to do a walk through. There was minor damage to some of my furniture (attached). Final thoughts, if you're on a budget, and can pack up EVERY thing, I'd recommend this company. If you need some additional assistance with packing, and slightly more professionalism, I'd pay the little extra somewhere else.
Atl Moving CrewAtl Moving Crew
Teia H.
Brock and his team are very professional and provide excellent quality. They consistently work, wrap all of your furniture, did not require me to pack my drawers, and were also very personable. They made sure to angle everything correctly to avoid damages to the walls. They placed my furniture and boxes exactly where I wanted them and they put my beds up. All I have to do is unpack. I wish I would have also hired their team that unpacks! Hopefully, I won’t be moving again any time soon but if I do Elite Movers will be my go to moving company.
Elite Relocation ServicesElite Relocation Services
Thumbtack Customer
my experience with this company was good and bad. my movers were micah and ontarious. starting with the good...it took them 4 hours to complete the job. not only did they complete it in 4 hours, they moved me in the rain (which i was told by their receptionist/scheduler that the company CANNOT DO). micah was polite the entire time, and moved quickly with unloading my storage unit as ontarious packed everything in. ontarious was able to get everything in the moving truck. the only thing i have found broken so far, is the knob on my entertainment center. now, the things that bothered me was that my move was scheduled between 9a-11a. the receptionist called me at 8pm the night before to tell me my move HAD to be changed to 3pm due to delays due to rain. that did not make me happy because one: why wait until late at night to tell me this? two, she didn't give me a choice. did she ask the people who couldn't move to possibly move another day? i understand weather is not in our control, but i don't think she tried hard enough. i told her i don't have a flexible schedule to move later in the day, and she said she'd call ME in the morning. she never did. i called the company 3x around 10a and no one answered. micah didn't call me til 3p to tell me they were on the way. by that time it started raining again. then they didn't care if my items got wet. some of my pillows (that were packed in trash bags), got dirt on them. some items got so wet i was wiping everything down as they brought stuff in. ontarious showed up with an attitude. he didn't even greet my grandfather and i when they showed up. then had the nerve to NOT ask me where i wanted items place when we got to my new home. he just sat stuff wherever. that has never happened to me during a move. i had to move things around. at one point he DROPPED all of my brooms and mops in the middle of the hall and just left them there until i moved them. the entire time i'm thinking, what is this man's problem. he rarely engaged with me or micah. i gave a tip more so for micah because he was polite, and ASKED me where i wanted things. towards the end i had plants to bring in, and they were acting like they almost didn't want to bring them up... overall, i'm happy it all got finished, but i won't rehire.
2 Brothers Services Inc.2 Brothers Services Inc.
Deb P.
Message to Nadia - This company is horrible- they lost a truck due to and accident so could not get my move done on May 20th - I finally got movers to show up 3 days later - Sunday- May 23rd - the movers truly inexperienced- older guy constantly having to stop to direct the younger guy how to stack etc.... So much time wasted - Watching my antique dresser being dropped full force on it’s legs as one guy is trying to handle that dresser on his own. The driver backing out in my driveway backed over the railroad ties getting the truck stuck trying to peel back over and ripping the railroad ties up - they took pictures and said that a guy would be out the next day to repair - they have never shown up. I spoke with Nadia she said it would be taken care Today is Thursday May 27th - broken promises - - I am left with damage to my property and having to unpack my storage unit and repack it properly - again the move and the damage was done on May 23rd - My last message to Nadia- Due to Non response- I will make sure to share via rating your company on many platforms on the internet of your lack of customer service and non response of the repair that you said would be fixed -leaving damage to the property and lack of the movers knowledge of how to pack items in Storage- this has been horrific experience with your company I have been beyond patient with you and how this whole experience started - I have been very kind and have paid everything as expected yet your lack of response tells me the truth of how you run your business. I have had many moves and this is the most horrible company I’ve ever dealt with. Even with the discount she gave me she said she gave me a discount ? the damage done in the time that I have to put back into completing my move I had to rent another truck to move the remainder of my items that the movers didn’t get & get another storage unit and again unpack the original storage to re-packet - no discount she gave me will make up for that damage.
Grubbs Go LLCGrubbs Go LLC
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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