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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 West Lafayette movers
Steven G.
I would like to start off by saying I am not someone who writes reviews for anything, but I believe my experience with this company warrants a review. After a lot of research into moving companies around the area (with very little luck finding a company with good reviews), I found Big Guys Moving. I requested a quote, and was called by Josh within an hour to discuss my move. We talked over the specifics of what I needed to move and when I needed the stuff to the final destination. I was shocked when he told me that he could move us to Maryland in one day, especially when every other moving company we talked to said it would be between 3 and 14 days (and that they couldn't give us the specific day that our stuff would be delivered). Overall we had a fantastic moving experience. They were able to move my fiance and I's apartment from West Lafayette, Indiana to Baltimore, Maryland in ONE DAY, and for a very affordable price. I would highly suggest this moving company to anyone who needs to move. The two movers were very kind, professional, and positive individuals who went above and beyond for us. I cannot say enough good things about them and the passion that they have for what they do. Big Guys Moving has a fantastic group of employees whose goals are to make your move as easy and stress-free as possible. I would highly recommend.
Ramp it up MovingRamp it up Moving
Carey S.
They were very efficient, and they handled all my stuff with care. They handled a distance move for half the price and twice the professionalism that other moving companies offered when I requested quotes. Thank you!
Q’s moving & storageQ’s moving & storage
Hang D.
They arrived half an hour earlier than the scheduled time and finished the moving our two-bed apartment within only 1.5 hours. It was on a day after a snow storm, so they also helped remove the snow on our sidewalk so that they can move our furniture.
Integrity Moving ServiceIntegrity Moving Service
Jin L.
Brandon and Kevin were very good people who helped us to move. We liked them and definitely recommend.
Integrity Moving ServiceIntegrity Moving Service
Stacy N.
Brandon was very professional, yet has a very warm personality that made my moving experience seem so easy. He did some cleaning before my move, and was there late after doing another huge job. I appreciated everything, and I'm confident that I'll call on Brandon's Relocation Services again!
Brandon’s Relocation Services LLCBrandon’s Relocation Services LLC
Cooper t.
Very cheap (worth the price) and were good with communication up until the day of the move. I had a couple things I wanted done specifically but I wasn't able to get any info to the actual movers. Haven't seen my items yet but based on a few pictures, I know that it was generally packed well with the exception of a torn poster. Overall, great service and well worth any expenses.
In & Out MovingIn & Out Moving
Teri N.
Kevin and his team were professional from beginning to end. I used this company to move my three bedroom house from Indiana to NW Florida. I would use them again.
In & Out MovingIn & Out Moving
Robert W.
First off the high end estimate was $400.00 higher than quoted. Then all of our household stuff was held in the semi trailers overnight and it rained. I was originally told it would be in a warehouse and not outside. A bunch off our stuff got wet and was ruined. Then the movers, whom I will say were very polite and professional, stacked our totes so high in the garage that the next day some of the bottom totes had collapsed causing several totes to fall over breaking dishes, cups, glasses you name it. I don't plan on ever moving again but if I do it definitely will not be by this company!
In & Out MovingIn & Out Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They were 3 hours late but were quick movers and took care of the stuff. They made sure to ask me if I was satisfied with how everything was placed in the truck if it was fragile or expensive. They were expensive but the quote was accurate and there were no surprise expenses or costs added.
Ramp it up MovingRamp it up Moving
Priyanka J.
My move was small but it was long distance. Kevin, Dante and Roberto were very professional during the whole process. The only problem I had with them was the packaging material. I believe they did not understand that I needed it so they came without any. But I keep my packings and boxes from online orders just in case so they used all that and packed my things well.
In & Out MovingIn & Out Moving
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