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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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. 

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 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.

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. 

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.

Reviews for Clermont movers
Anita L.
They did an excellent job moving a heavy piece of furniture that a different moving company refused to move. They we efficient and solved the problem with ease.
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Vance D.
Brothers Moving and More are professional movers who know how to move quickly. All the movers were friendly and extremely hard working. I asked them to take a break, as it was hot, but they said they were fine and kept working. Other movers said it could take six to eight hours, but Brothers Moving completed the task of moving in four and a half hours. I could not ask for more. They exceeded my expectations! If you are moving, you should at least contact them. All communications were friendly and they promptly called me back if I left a voicemail. This move was the smoothest I have ever had. I’d hire them again, but hope that this move will be my last.
Brother's Hauling & MoreBrother's Hauling & More
Bob H.
The movers were punctual, courteous, and did a good job moving my furniture. I would recommend In and Out to anyone who needs a mover.
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Denise A.
Our movers were wonderful! Highly recommend Big Guys Moving!
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Cleveland H.
The movers showed up on time. Got all of my items packed and moved without any problems. The movers were excellent respectful young men.
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Charlene T.
Courteous movers and efficient move although elevator was far from my unit.
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Kat S.
We had a great experience, the movers wasted no time and got us moved quickly!
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Martha D.
The 3 man crew came and packed and moved our belongings quickly. They packed neatly and precisely. Thanks I will use Affordable Movers anytime I have something to move!😊
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Farrell A.
The movers were extremely nice and accommodating. They completed my move quickly and with great care of my belongings. If I ever need to move again I will definitely be using them.
Back To Back MovingBack To Back Moving
Service was 2 hours late and the movers left their previous job trash in our move from garage...
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Janet W.
Great movers
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Emily M.
The price of the moving.
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Nyerhovwo O.
Affordable movers made my moving so much easier! Matt and KD were awesome. They were punctual, fast, friendly and great. I will definitely come back to affordable movers whenever I need to move again. I 100% recommend. Great work guys! Thanks again
Affordable MoversAffordable Movers
Carlos D.
I have moved long distances several times, and this was by far the most seamless and least stressful experience I have ever had. Everyone from Pick Up Movers were professional, efficient, responsive and pleasant to interact with. Thanks to everyone at Pick Up Movers for a stress-free move.
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Paula J.
Triple Berry Moving did an excellent job moving our large, very heavy, security safe. I was very happy to have professionals move this item; I would highly recommend them!
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Lillian P.
I will definitely use Back to Back Moving Co. in the future. The movers were very nice, professional, punctual and the company kept in contact with me to keep me up to date on their schedule. I also am very thankful because they were able to move me last minute on the actual day of my move. This company is great and I will recommend them to family and friends for their moving needs!
Back To Back MovingBack To Back Moving
Lillian P.
This is my second time working with Back to Back moving company. And again I was extremely satisfied with their service. The movers were very nice, professional and respectful. They communicated with me every step of the way. They moved me out of my old apartment and into the new very quickly. I will definitely use their services again in my next big move into a new home. I will be referring this company to family and friends for their moving needs.
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Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Eko Movers was wonderful. The two gentlemen that moved me were very respectful and worked diligently to keep my move within the contracted time frame. They also took good care of my belongings.
Thomas F.
After our original movers had to cancel on short notice due to an accident, in and out movers were quick to respond to my inquiry and were able to come out same day to help us with our move.
In & Out MovingIn & Out Moving
Craig E.
The move was performed quickly and professionally. The movers were courteous. They tailored the personnel to perform the required services. One of the individuals who performed the move was experienced in disassembling and reassembling treadmills. The job went quicker than I expected.
Affordable MoversAffordable Movers
Saikiran M.
Herbert did a really good job in moving our stuff. He came on time as promised and moved everything with care.
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Samantha M.
Honest Don's Moving will be the first I call if I need moving services again. Responsive, super efficient, and friendly!
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April G.
They were great! Moved from Indiana to ga. Jessica and Pierre were awesome!!! My movers were great too!
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Nick D.
Great moving experience
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Lisa H.
Found B2B movers through Thumbtack. There was a glitch with my name not being put on the schedule. HOWEVER, this was easily worked out and the guys who moved me were excellent. This team was very efficient and handled my furniture with utmost care. Everyone I dealt with was professional, responsive, and went above and beyond to make this move a good one. Worth every penny of this reasonably priced move! I highly recommend B2B Movers to anyone!
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