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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 Olathe movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with the move. We had to reschedule last minute and they were able to still get our items moved that week - movers were very professional.
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
Thumbtack Customer
On time. Mover's were very friendly. They managed to move things in way less than half the time it took me to move things by myself. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks for helping me& my family move, you made our move easy & efficient.
Courtesy MoversCourtesy 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
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.
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Moving Pros. The service and price can't be beat. Our movers were on time, explained everything throughly and were very friendly. They were super quick but paid attention to detail. We had 2 locations for pickup and they worked very hard the entire time. The price was less than half of other companies and completely worth hiring them for any move. They are a must for any move!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
We had originally scheduled for a Saturday morning and the our closing on the house got pushed to the following Tuesday. We had to reschedule the move to the afternoon. Cole easily rescheduled for us. I would strongly recommend scheduling a morning move. If the movers get into a morning move before you and it runs long, you will get pushed to later and later in the day. The young men Blake and Caleb that accomplished our move were very polite and did everything we asked. But, we didn't finish until 11 pm and it was very stressful. In hindsight, if it had been possible, I would have rescheduled for a morning time. Cole and his men were great and I realize they can't control an earlier move being misrepresented on the amount being moved, but I was worried about our stuff more.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
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.
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
Karole Z.
These guys are excellent and efficient in doing what they say. Moved heavy furniture quickly and carefully. I will use them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a great moving experience.
KC Movers LLCKC Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was completely satisfied with Moving Pros. They were on time, organized and professional. I'm using them again in 2 weeks. I would highly recommend Moving Pros to anyone!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
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
Thumbtack Customer
We are so appreciative of the hard work of our crew, Heath and Jonesy. They worked harder than I could have imagined and that was in 90 degree weather with over 100 heat indices. They were extremely personable and made such an awful situation of moving entertaining. They hustled moving our belongings and we're extremely knowledgeable in moving and packing. They even helped rearrange our storage unit as the were loading things in it. We couldn't have asked for a better crew and have referred others to Moving Pros. It's the crew that really makes the company. These guys deserve a raise if they haven't received on recently. We will be moving again in 6 months and will be calling Moving Pros once again! Thank you Heath and Jonesy for your exceptional service.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were on time and really worked hard to get my home moved. They finished under the quoted time and were very careful and friendly. Anyone who needs to move should call these guys.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Meghan M.
Very professional and hard working to get things moved quickly!
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were very good and worked hard the whole time.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Very prompt and careful movers. Would definitely use again.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
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
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
Betty b.
Would definitely recommend them to everyone who might need to move
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Molly N.
KC movers is an excellent choice for your moving needs. They were very prompt in responding to my initial request. Their communication on the job was excellent. When they arrived they were friendly professional and fast. I would recommend them to anyone.
KC Movers LLCKC Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great company! They movers where nice and worked very fast! Thank you
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
The movers took great care to listen, were patient, and extremely courteous. They were careful with the furniture but moved quickly to get the job done in a reasonable time. Great value, great service, great employees. Would definitely use them again!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
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
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