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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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Olathe movers
Cindy M.
The Dudes Moving Co. did a great job of moving our things. Very personable.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Reggie F.
Great Workers and Excellent movers
Danielle M.
We needed last minute movers to carry a heavy glass aquarium and stand up from the basement to our garage. Friends was able to squeeze us in the very next day. There was rain that morning which caused them to be 2 hours late, but it honestly was better for us because my husband was able to make it home from work by the time they showed up so he could tell the movers how he wanted the aquarium moved. The movers were extremely polite and very careful in moving the aquarium and protecting our home from damage. We will be recommending them to our friends who needs movers!
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Natalie K.
I used this service to pickup an item I purchased and move it to our home. I never caught the gentleman’s name who contacted me and helped move, but he was professional, arrived on time, and took the time to move the piece I purchased and ensure it would not be damaged.
Haul DogsHaul Dogs
Jennifer A.
I was in a difficult position and needed their help moving one item. I had to get it moved within two hours of contacting them. They responded quickly and were willing to come move the item in a timely manner. They were very professional and very kind. They moved their schedule enough to come help me with the one item. I had never used their services but definitely will in the future! Awesome people!
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Andria J.
Unfortunately, I only had one large heavy piece to move right now. Looking forward to working with the team for a larger move. She was a very nice lady.
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Ron R.
A perfect experience to move our family piano. Competitive pricing, good communication, punctual and professional from beginning to end. I highly recommend Friends Moving and Delivery.
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Kristi S.
Our calls were returned promptly, they were on time and moved our furniture efficiently. We will definitely be using this company again when we move next spring!
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Ashley W.
We had a crew of 4 move and load a large house worth of stuff. They did it with no problem and were very efficient in their moving and packing methods. Most of our stuff was older furniture and breakables. They took extra precautions when handling those items. We were on a 1 day move schedule with a specific day and they were able to accommodate our needs. We will use these guys again if we have to move again.
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
The gentlemen that did my move showed up on time, were very friendly, courteous and most of all hustlers! They got my move completely in a timely manner and even faster than I thought. I would definitely use them again and refer them to anyone else I know that is moving.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Mike c.
Arrived at the scheduled time, and moved our piano with TLC to the basement.
Country Side Moving.LLCCountry Side Moving.LLC
Meghan M.
Very professional and hard working to get things moved quickly!
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Mulubrhan L.
Prompt and professinal. They moved our upright piano and did it efficiently.
Timothy Magill -The Shrub Removal GuyTimothy Magill -The Shrub Removal Guy
Thumbtack Customer
Very prompt and careful movers. Would definitely use again.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Jeff B.
These guys are awesome! Hired them to move my 4 bedroom home and they worked extremely hard and efficiently. Nothing was broken and everything was taken care of. Would HIGHLY recommend Mike and his team at Point Blank Moving!
Point Blank MovingPoint Blank Moving
Sylvester P.
Couldn't be happier with my experience with 30-Minute Moves. I booked them one day before the job. They were prompt, courteous and charged a fair price. They will be my first call for my next move job.
30-Minute Moves30-Minute Moves
Betty b.
Would definitely recommend them to everyone who might need to move
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Merle G.
Moved my very heavy desk upstairs. They were very helpful and courteous.
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Denise K.
Point Blank moving was a back saver during our move. The whole experience was great, from our initial contact to get a bid to the crew that loaded and unloaded our furniture and other items. Everyone a we dealt with were professional and energetic.
Point Blank MovingPoint Blank Moving
James M.
The crew that Carlos sent was on time, very professional and hard workers. I had a very heavy table saw that needed to be moved and they were careful about the walls and floors while doing the move. I would definitely use them again.
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Nina T.
Had an excellent experience with Moving Kings. Aaron, D, and Scottie were total BEASTS! They did an amazing job with a very challenging and difficult move of a console piano to our basement. The crew was on time, professional, and respectful of property. Would definitely recommend.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Thumbtack Customer
You all were amazing! Thank you for getting me moved from one place to another so fast. Thanks again for climbing the three flights of stairs in the afternoon heat!! You all are the best, I will call when I move again!
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Christine B.
Great experience! Completed project quickly. Office & movers were very pleasant. Thank you
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Mendie A.
These guys did a great job moving a very heavy chest of drawers. They were friendly and professional.
Harold's Hauling & Moving Co.Harold's Hauling & Moving Co.
Sydney S.
Moved a ton and very nice. Only broke one item, but not irreparable. Would use them again.
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
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