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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. 

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. 

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.

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 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
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were courteous and efficient.
AllTask ServicesAllTask Services
Thumbtack Customer
Justin made my move go super easy. I would highly recommend this service to anyone needing some moving support. Well worth the money. They guys had an amazing attitude, and seemed to genuinely enjoy helping people make moving easier.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
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
Thumbtack Customer
We were nervous to hire a full-service moving company, but Metro-Wide was great from start to finish. Everyone was prompt and professional, in their communication and in their work. We used this company to pack and move all of our belongings, and they did so safely, quickly, efficiently, and economically. We were very pleased with Metro-Wide Movers.
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
Dominic P.
The crew Josh sent out to our business was OUTSTANDING! We had a three man crew come and move a large bookcase from one part of our building to another. They were efficient, careful and friendly. I can't recommend this company enough. With any further moving we might require, we will only hire from Courtesy Movers.
Courtesy MoversCourtesy Movers
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
Jordan V.
The guys went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations. Best move I've ever had!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
I'm a huge fan. My crew was on top of it. They moved quick and secure all my furniture a like pros.
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
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.
Thumbtack Customer
Justin and Rob were great! I would highly recommend them and the whole Company to anyone who wants a great and smooth moving experience!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
We had a good experience with our move from Kansas City to Des Moines. The guys who unloaded our truck were professional, efficient, and hardworking. I would give them 5 stars! However, I have to subtract one star overall due to some miscommunication regarding the day of our move as well as a couple of details regarding boxes necessary. Would use again.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
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