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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 Muncie movers
Amber N.
I moved from Muncie to South Bend. Hill and Tayrell moved my belongings. They were so professional. They were on time, careful and quick. My belongings arrived safely with no damage. I can not recommend them enough for moving. If you can, request Hill and Tayrell. Amazing movers! Great company and amazing value!!!!
In & Out MovingIn & Out Moving
Amber N.
I moved from Muncie to South Bend. I was so impressed by the movers professionalism and care they took with my belongings. Everything arrived on time and with no damage. My movers were Hill and Tayrell. I can not recommend them enough. They were amazing. The value was great too. I highly recommend this company!
Integrity Moving ServiceIntegrity Moving Service
John F.
Steve and Nick were very careful with our furniture. They were polite and easy to work with. They completed our move in a reasonable time at a fair price. I would recommend them to anyone needing to move.
Integrity Moving ServiceIntegrity Moving Service
Lori O.
We hired In & Out to move my mom to Cincy from Muncie. The guys were great! Knew what they were doing. Really helpful. Was able to easily schedule the move with about a weeks notice. Thank you Kevin and team!!
In & Out MovingIn & Out Moving
Evie L.
KJ and his coworker were super quick and professional and helped quickly move all of my items. Highly recommend these guys!
KJtheMoverKJtheMover
Heather B.
First of all I was very impressed with the quick response of the company willing to move us on a short four day notice. Three movers came and called prior to their arrival. They got right to work. They wrapped everything very meticulously and was very careful with everything. Not a scratch to be found and nothing broken. I have to say two of the three were very hard workers. The third guy was on his phone texting several times throughout the moving process and didn't seem to pull his weight. The Foreman which was the littlelest guy worked circles around everyone. They did go over the estimated time, but we did add a few other pieces of furniture to be moved. Also we have a very difficult staircase to maneuver around. But the goal was to have everyone safe and have our furniture arrival safely! And that it was. I would definitely use them again.
You Move MeYou Move Me
William b.
Great guys. Professional proficient and really nice. I recommend them and will seek their help in any future projects I may have. Thanks KJ the mover.
KJtheMoverKJtheMover
Vicki H.
They were great! Highly recommen. Very nice people, knew what they were doing. I was greatly pleased and would have them do my moving any day
Smooth Moves LLCSmooth Moves LLC
Adil K.
We had an excellent experience with Integrity Moving Service. People were professional and had all the necessary equipment for a safe transfer of our goods. Their price is very reasonable. I would recommend it to anyone.
Integrity Moving ServiceIntegrity Moving Service
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