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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 Prairie Village movers
Megan F.
Aaron and Mitch did a great job! They were careful with our things and moved quickly to get the move done fast.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Matt R.
Move was great except the movers packed the truck so that the top 1/3 of it was empty. This resulted in them not being able to fit all of our stuff in the truck.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Kim T.
Mitch and Jason arrived on time, enthusiastic and ready to get to work. No complaining, just moved my stuff carefully and efficiently. I hate moving and they made the task a lot more pleasant!
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Lynnell H.
Best movers we’ve had! They went above and beyond, very professional, hard workers, very pleasant and positive. They worked all day packing, loading, and moving things where we told them. Would highly recommend!
Point Blank MovingPoint Blank Moving
Josh C.
Great experience moving my mother. They were fast, respectful, and extremely helpful. Would 100% use again.
Elite Trucking and LaborElite Trucking and Labor
Nina M.
These men were very professional. It was a great experience from start to finish. They really went above and beyond helping with my move.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Kaitlin H.
Great experience! I wish we had a day-of confirmation phone call, but other than that we were very happy with Royal Relocation! The guys were hustling to move everything quickly - always jogging in between load drop offs. They were always careful and we haven't found anything broken. Thank you for helping us move!
Royal Relocation ServicesRoyal Relocation Services
John M.
They dealt with a few difficulties with door size upon arrival and didn’t complain - and it was a heavy and tough move. Thanks, y’all! We really appreciate it!
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
We had a fantastic experience with Rent a Vet over the weekend. It was a fairly simple move, but involved a couple of stops (and some stairs). The guys were fast, efficient, careful, and very professional. They saved us an incredible amount of time, and it was all at a very fair cost. I would recommend these guys to anyone needing help with a move, just a really great experience overall.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Bill D.
I liked the communication. Difficult time to be moving in this winter storm but the communication was good & they got it done as agreed. I would use them again.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Matt B.
Excellent help from these guys. Quick but careful. Reasonable price for the job which was just moving one very heavy item. Highly recommend.
Amy L.
Had to move a family piano at the last minute or lose it forever & they were able to schedule me within 3 days. They were quick but careful. Really appreciated their flexibility!!!!
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Shelby N.
The gentlemen that showed up were great. I purchased a sectional online and was totally trusting these guys to get it to me in the same quality it left the sellers house. They not only brought it in perfect condition, but they showed me why the clasp underneath Crate & Barrel couches was tricky and how to put it back together if I ever needed to move it again. I have already referred them to friends and will be using them for my upcoming move. Job well done!
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Cadence D.
I had a single piece furniture move. The team did a great job and they we’re very responsive and accommodating. Jay was able to fit me in very quickly as well which was much appreciated! Highly recommend.
Martins Multipurpose ServicesMartins Multipurpose Services
Jennifer F.
Really happy with my experience working with Haul Pros. The team that managed my move was efficient, careful, and easy to work with. Additionally, I had a couple of last-minute changes I needed to make - one related to scheduling and one related to storing my stuff - and Tony was really understanding with each one. He and the team adapted quickly and made it so much less stressful for me. I'll be using them again in the future.
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
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