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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. 

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.

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 Meridian movers
Sanjay D.
Brandon and his crew were on-time and did good job in moving my stuff. They have all the equipment necessary for the move.
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Lisa S.
He and his crew did an amazing job! Brandon is very respectful and careful so nothing gets scratched or broken. We were lucky enough to have such a great company move us and will have him in the fixture do all of our moves and friends moves! He and his company is Priceless!!!
Idaho Premier MovingIdaho Premier Moving
Ajay R.
They were everything you need from a Professional Movers. 1) Kept me posted on their arrival time. 2) Arrived and inspected and planned it out. 3) Careful and efficient in moving , not a minute wasted. 4) No damages. 5) Secured anything that they saw was loose and bound to move while transporting ( I had them over to only load and unload). 6) Helped me assemble my furniture , this was not planned . There was hard wood furniture that had to be moved up one floor thru a narrow stairway. Wishing these guys all the best and praying they establish themselves as a moving company but not turn into one and continue to provide the same service.
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Verla P.
This was the best move we have ever had (and we have moved a lot). Our furniture was protected and moved carefully, and there was no damage to any floor or wall in our house. Each piece of furniture was placed exactly where we wanted it, all boxes were handled with care and stored in the area requested, and furniture assembly was done with efficiency. This company is the model for "doing it right." So glad we found Thumbtack and this great company!
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Theo T.
Brandon and Curtis were awesome. They were flexible with my closing date and always responded. Those guys worked non stop, I didn't have to lift anything. I've heard horror stories about movers up-charging at the end of the job and my price was great. They even removed the junk that we didn't need. I'll never use a another mover besides them. I've used military movers before and thesesguys liked it! A++ all around.
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Adi s.
Had a great experience working with Brandon. The entire move was done efficiently and I am glad I got to work with them!
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Lyndsey S.
I can’t recommend these guys enough!!! Not only were they early, which is always a plus, they were so nice, helpful, and very honest. They were more than willing to help with any/all of our moving needs. They worked quickly and efficiently and we would hire them again in a heartbeat! It’s hard to fine good, reliable, honest moving companies these days and they exceeded every expectation for us.
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Joseph M.
I can't thank Brandon and Curtis enough... They worked very hard and were fast but careful.. Secured and protected everything and knew what to do. Very communicative and made my move so easy.. Thank you guys!
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Gary L.
Not a big move, but one that required taking apart a treadmill and putting it back together along with a couple of couches. 100+ degrees and they kept right at it..excellent service. Matter of fact I have hired them for a long haul job as well.
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Marianna F.
The team was friendly, professional and made a dreary job seem easy. They did all the heavy lifting and all they had a great attitude! And we have a lot of stuff. They were so careful with my antiques too. Best move ever! I would highly recommend them!
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Jennifer J.
We had the Boise Local Boys move a pool table for us. Their quote came in 1/2 of the other quotes I received, and I couldn't have been more impressed with them all the way around. They were SUPER responsive - anytime I reached out for any reason, they got back to me almost instantly. They were on time and so friendly and helpful. I will definitely use them again for any handyman work we need!
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