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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.

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 Lansing movers
Karen P.
RTO movers were very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They moved my 3 bedroom house of furniture in a timely manner. I moved to a townhouse which has a lot of stairs, they had no problems moving all my things up those stairs with care. Great movers, I will definitely recommend them to all my friends and use them again.
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Thumbtack Customer
Rogers Moving Service was prompt on time, courteous, and professional. The move was done without harming any of my furniture. I will definitely refer them to friends and family.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Rogers Moving Services moved me and my family to Bolingbrook in December 2014. I am just getting around to leaving them a review because I have been that busy working on an MBA and working so much. I just wanted to take the time to thank them for doing such an awesome job at such an awesome price. His was my first time hiring movers and I WILL definitely hire them on any future moves. They were extra careful with all my items and ensured that they put everything back together the right way. There was even a screw to my dresser that we thought was missing but turned out to be out of place that they wouldn't leave until they found it. They did an impeccable job and paid extra close attention to detail on all items moved. When one truck seemed to be filling up, they called for another truck to ensure there was only 1 trip. It was the best moving experience I could have asked for.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Otis S.
Omg this team was Amazing. They really made sure that everything went smooth and and flawless. Great Moving crew.
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Dani D.
I have mixed emotions about writing this review because overall my interaction with the gentlemen that handled my move was pleasant. The only negative aspect of this move was the cost, which was $800(billed at $100 an hour) for a total of 8hrs. One of the hours was actually my fault due to the complex taking approx an hour to give me the keys to allow them in the apartment once we reached the destination. Therefore minus the hour it took me to obtain the keys to allow them access to my apartment, the move itself took approx 7hrs. It took them approx 3hrs to load my items and my move did not include any large items such as mattresses, beds, dressers,couches or any furniture items. They loaded my items from a storage facility and delivered to the new location which was approx 30mins away. It took approx 4hrs for them to unload the items from the truck. I spoke with the owner and he stated that some items in my storage were unpacked, so they spent extra time packing items however I believe that to be untrue. The only loose items were pillows and boxes of shoes. Other than that all the items in my storage were packed and ready for transport. I actually had 3 other companies come out and view my items at the storage facility and they all agreed that my move should not exceed 4hrs in total. The only other issue I had is that one of my computer desk was damaged during the move. It appears that they sat too much weight on it which has caused it to cave in the middle. Again I still feel that the movers were very friendly and willing to help. However I’m not sure if I would use them in the future due to the issues I mentioned above. Below you will find a picture of the items that were moved and a picture of the damaged desk.
Byndom LLC TransportationByndom LLC Transportation
Unique J.
Mr. Lee is amazing. He is very professional and knowledgeable about everything moving. He was very helpful and also has great rates. I would highly recommend him.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
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