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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 Bloomington movers
Maryanne V.
Not moved yet
Integrity Moving ServiceIntegrity Moving Service
Jessica G.
Their moving team did a brilliant job with the packing and moving. They were fully prepared from the beginning and they got the job done nicely. No damages, no extra fees and no stress. It was completely a stress free move. I highly recommend.
Pick Up Movers LLC INPick Up Movers LLC IN
Kirk K.
Courtney and his moving crew, were right on time, fast and careful with my furniture, like it was their own. I highly recommend him and will use him again if I need to move again. Thanks Courtney, Kirk
Every Little Thing Handy ServiceEvery Little Thing Handy Service
Karli F.
Devin and his nephew were amazing! They helped make my complicated move a total breeze. Devin is very reliable, flexible, and friendly. I will definitely be calling them again! I highly recommend for anyone who is looking for reliable movers.
Thumbtack Customer
Great attitude, moved things quickly and without complaint. Would definitely hire again.
Every Little Thing Handy ServiceEvery Little Thing Handy Service
Thumbtack Customer
College Movers was quick and efficient and polite. on a 10 point scale I gave them a 12!
College Movers & Junk HaulingCollege Movers & Junk Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
I was very happy with the service I received from College Movers and Junk Hauling. The guys that came were very professional and efficient.
College Movers & Junk HaulingCollege Movers & Junk Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
They moved some heavy, big furniture for me very quickly and efficiently at a very decent price. I would highly recommend them!
Every Little Thing Handy ServiceEvery Little Thing Handy Service
Bri Y.
I would absolutely recommend Triple Berry Moving to anyone. They wrapped all my furniture and we so nice and accommodating. Thank you for all of your help!
Triple Berry MovingTriple Berry Moving
Bette M.
I'm giving this business a poor rating as they were not prompt with a return message. By the time I heard from EasyPath, I had hired a moving company and the job was completed.
EasyPath Moving LLCEasyPath Moving LLC
Aviance R.
I was in a jam and needed a mover the same day! Not only was the team available for me at my earliest convenience but the price was also completely fair! Everybody wanted ridiculous prices for the work I needed done and the owner was able to work with me. They were quick, professional, and on time. Got all of my things out and moved to my designated place of choice with no problem. Would highly recommend! I will definitely work with them again.
Less Stress MoversLess Stress Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great job, super professional, wonderful experience with helpers. They were on time and very helpful! Highly recommend them, will use them again next time I have to move.
College Movers & Junk HaulingCollege Movers & Junk Hauling
Rhemma P.
Overall, I had a pleasant experience with Less Stress Movers. Both men who helped move were kind and professional, going extra mile to care for my items which I appreciated. My only gripe would be that the bill was higher due to a stairs fee. This was not discussed when I was quoted even though I shared about stairs and I know both men were aware because they discussed “saving energy for the third floor” that I was moving into and thus took longer, which I understood would mean more work hours for me to pay. The fee just felt like too much. I will say, credit to CJ, because when I called to complain about the fee he reduced it and resent a new bill. I appreciate businesses that do not argue with customers and work to amend issue as quickly as possible. I had planned to tip both guys a significant amount for the stairs which would have been close to the fee amount so I hope they get most of that. I still tipped them because as I said, overall the entire experience was pleasant and I appreciated their friendly attitude throughout the move.
Less Stress MoversLess Stress Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Couldn't be more pleased. The office staff and the movers were all polite, efficient and friendly. Communication on process, expectations and status of pick-up and delivery was excellent. The pick-up and delivery were with the same crew and truck - meaning no transfer of cargo reducing the possibility of loss or damage. I highly recommend!
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