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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 Overland Park movers
Colin L.
Bellhops Moving was awesome! From scheduling the move, to showing up on time, and moving everything super fast. I'll hire them again the next time I move and will recommend them to anyone I know moving forward.
Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)
Beverly L.
Cole, who scheduled my move, was very professional and made me feel confident that the move would go smoothly. Reggie and Daniel, who moved me, were fabulous! They moved my apartment quickly and carefully. I was moved in 2.5 hours. I was very confident in them that my belongings would be moved safely. I would recommend this company for all your moving needs.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Movers showed up on time, were very professional and was very careful on moving our furniture. Would recommend them for a move.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were on time and efficient. We were pleased with our move!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Completed online request for movers. Mover sent me email regarding price. Contacted mover via phone number, left messages and never heard from mover. Advertiser not responsive and didn't do the job I needed.
Courtesy MoversCourtesy Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very easy process..called to set up day/time of move. They arrived promptly on moving day and were very careful to not damage anything. Very friendly movers and very professional! Would for sure recommend for moving companies!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Moving Pros did a great job with our move. Not only were they good movers, they were good guys who were professional, courteous, and friendly. We struck up a conversation about sports and it just seemed like I had a couple buddies moving our stuff. I recommend Moving Pros!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Jason and Justin with Moving Pros were prompt, personable, and moved me out and in extremely quickly. Would definitely recommend them and will use them for my next move!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Melissa A.
The two movers were great and quick. They moved me quicker than I had anticipated. However, was not happy about not being told when the movers will arrive until the day before my move and still being given a 3 hour window.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Stephen B.
The guys worked really hard to move three large pieces of furniture. Moving out of first house was somewhat easier. The second house on piece went to the basement and the other two upstairs. They were able to get large solid wood pieces not tight quarters. Very impressed. Last move was done by You Move Me. No comparison in the skill set of the moving team. Do not use You Move Me use The Dudes.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Justin Z.
Great experience and wonderful movers. They moved two couches out of a tight space in less than 15 min them helped us move a few other large items. Would use them again as they saved us a lot of time and effort with our move.
Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)
Linda S.
Movers were courteous, professional and fast! They were life savers for this move. Would definitely recommend!
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The guys at Moving Pros did a great job with our move. Two trucks in 3.5 hours!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional - movers worked very diligently and took great care of items being moved
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
provide accurate information about availability of movers. Was advised that Bellhops could move on a specific date, yet when we called to schedule were told that no moving slots were available.
Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)
Holly H.
The Moving Kings crew did an outstanding job. They worked smart and fast. They had a positive attitude and were focused on providing great customer service. I expected moving day to be stressful, but it turned out to be fun. I will definitely call Moving Kings for my next move.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Thumbtack Customer
Our move was relatively simple and quick. The distance was under 25 miles. Excellent pre-move communication with the manager via texting. The crew was on time and worked fast and carefully. Nothing was damaged or lost and the supervisor was obviously an experienced mover. The move was completed within 3 hours and we were completely satisfied - absolutely no complaints. I would not hesitate to hire Metro Wide Movers again.
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
Margot H.
Great movers!
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very friendly. We liked how they wrapped each piece of furniture and were extremely careful with everything. Wonderful moving crew to work with. They made our move a very pleasurable one!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Brooke W.
Best experience I've ever had moving. They made it a flawless process! Only using bellhops moving forward.
Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)
Thumbtack Customer
I would not recommend Moving Pros; I haven't moved yet. I sent Cole three emails and called once and he never returned my call or emails. I have gone with another mover.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
I had to change the day yet the message didn't get to the movers. They were so nice and confirmed the new date. The second set of movers were helpful , friendly, worked quickly. We paid them the mover charge and tip...later finding out that was not the way to arrange . payment. The moving company charges our credit card. Kindly, the moving company took care of this for us and vowed to improve communication on this issue.
Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)
Thumbtack Customer
The movers showed up in a timely manner. Johnny and Caleb were respectful, friendly and stayed on task. This company also offers reasonable pricing for your move. Best experience in moving. Thanks so much! Geri C.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Kunal M.
Brian and his friend were really helpful in moving my apartment. They showed on time and moved my stuff with care.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
I needed help to move my 3 bedroom home out the Waldo area. I don't think anybody likes to move but these guys made it as easy as possible on me. The movers were nice and worked hard and got my whole house moved in a day, no problem. I would hire them again if needed.
A Friend with a Truck Movers, LLCA Friend with a Truck Movers, LLC
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