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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 Algonquin movers
Jason S.
The guys did a great job. They took the time to plan the move and then execute the plan. Customer service was top notch and communication was great. I will definitely recommend to everyone I know looking for a mover.
Byndom LLC TransportationByndom LLC Transportation
Amber J.
These movers were awesome!! They arrived on time, surveyed what needed to be done and got right to work. Everything was done quickly and efficiently. Most importantly, they were careful with all of our things. Having moved quite a few times this has been my best experience with movers. They were polite, professional and hard working. Will be using them again in the near future. Thanks guys!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Karen M.
Moving Mountains really saved my move, I needed a treadmill moved from one house to the other, needing to go down and then up a flight of stairs. They were able to do it without even needing to dismantle the treadmill, which everyone else said was necessary (and that I was responsible for it!). The time and frustration these guys saved me was worth every penny. Hire with confidence! Very friendly and helpful.
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Maribel O.
Arrived on time, moved very fast and efficient. Would would hire again.
University MoversUniversity Movers
Diane G.
This was a 3-location pick-up/delivery move all completed within 2-1/2 hours! The moving team made it seem very easy, and they did a great job. arrived on time at each location. They were friendly, professional and efficient. Highly recommend!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Shanon M.
Joel and his team worked hard on our move, and we appreciated the care taken of our belongings.
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Sue H.
I recommend them in a heart beat. Very professional, super friendly and very helpful. I seem to ask a lot of questions. We had them take down an older pool table of ours to be move out of state. They took apart our table and brought it all upstairs and gently laid the pieces down ready for the move. Did a fabulous job! On time and kept in contact.
Bacues BilliardsBacues Billiards
Thumbtack Customer
I am so impressed with the service I receive today. Joe and his two helpers were so professional... and they had a difficult job to my piano from my basement, up and tight staircase, around a tight entry and delivered to my daughter's house. They worked great as a team, and move my piano safely up the stairs, and delivered it safely to my daughter's house. They were so nice and easy to work with. I will definitely recommend them to anyone with a challenging piano move.
Quality Piano, LLCQuality Piano, LLC
Wendy B.
Three men carefully moved heavy furniture in our home. They were attentive to our needs and fit large pieces through tight spaces without touching fresh paint. They were cheerful, courteous and industrious. We will call them again in the future.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
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