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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Vinings college movers
Clint A.
Two very hard working and polite college aged guys moved all my furniture safely and nothing was damaged
Falcon Moving AtlantaFalcon Moving Atlanta
Elizabeth B.
The guys were on time and worked hard, but they were college students, not professional movers, and most of my wooden furniture suffered some damage.
Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)
Taylor B.
They did such an amazing job . I needed something last minute and they came out the next day to help me move out my college dorm . Quick and efficient ! I will be using them again and referring everyone else to them . Thank y’all so much !
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
Loron B.
I enjoyed my experience with Bellhops. They inform you upfront that you are working with college-aged guys not professional movers, but that didn't take away from their professionalism. They communicated with me in a timely way from start to finish, worked to maximize my small truck space, and were very friendly throughout the process. I would use their services again.
Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)
Thumbtack Customer
After pricing 2 Men at 135/hour plus 89 dollar travel fee and College Hunks at 135 per hour with travel fee I decided to try Taggabox. SO GLAD I DID. One bedroom move to one bedroom move. They provided the truck, two movers, NO TRAVEL FEE, reasonable deposit, super nice lady Sharon handled business side, no hidden fees at the end, movers hustled the whole time, wrapped loose stuff up with care, nothing damaged and overall only took about five hours AND they disposed for a fair fee an old bed. USE THEM FOR YOUR NEXT MOVE! ASK FOR RAHEEM AND MIKE. Thanks Taggabox Bellhops, I will use you again. Happy holidays!
Taggabox Moving & StorageTaggabox Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
CAUTION! I would really love to give these guys a good review because the two men that helped us were really nice and moved everything over without damage, but they took FOREVER! We were quoted for 3-4 hours and it took them over 7! We had everything packed up in boxes before they arrived and took all of our clothes and misc items over to the new place beforehand. Also we were moving from a house to a first floor apt with outdoor access less than 2 miles away, so no elevators or long hallways to deal with. All they had to do was move furniture and appliances and some heavier boxes I couldn't lift on my own. I discussed all of this on my call with Scott beforehand, so none of it should have been surprising. When the movers arrived, they were both exhausted from already completing a full move. They were shocked that we lived in a 2 bedroom house with "so much furniture" as they were told by Scott that it was going to be a "quick 1-2 hour move for a college girl living in a 1 bedroom apt". None of which is true. By the time 10pm rolled around, i finally had to ask them to leave without finishing setting up my furniture in my new place because I couldn't afford to pay them anymore. They were very apologetic and told me to call Scott to discuss the difference between my quote and the price they charged me. Saying that he would be reasonable and help out. When I talked to Scott the next day, he was completely dismissive and pretty much just placed the blame on me. So unless you want to pay double what you're quoted, I would look elsewhere. UPDATE BASED ON RESPONSE: This is the last I will say on the matter because I cant give these guys any more of my time. I did reach out to Scott and he was not willing to discuss with me, just place the blame like he did in the response below. But I was very clear on what needed to be moved when I spoke to Scott beforehand. and the only boxes to be moved were from the kitchen, I don't know how someone would fill 40 boxes of kitchen supplies ever. That is a gross exaggeration. and yes, there were some plastic bins as well that we were planning to put in our car but there was room on the truck so we carried those (and plenty of other things) to the truck for the movers to load on for us. See attached where I was quoted 3-4 hours. Not 5. So again, it was double what was quoted not "2 hours more" Also, I apologize that it was 7 steps and not 5, but they were FAR from being steep (see attached picture).
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
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