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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.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Shawnee movers
Thumbtack Customer
We had 3 wonderful guys come move us and we were super happy with the move. Excellent price, great customer service and professional movers.
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I move a lot and have always used a certain moving company that is well known. I decided to shop around on my last move and Moving Pros gave me the lowest quote of 3 companies so I decided to give them a try. I was extremely pleased with the service and communication I received. The movers were very professional and really made my moving experience a good one. I have to give a special thank you to one of the movers, Justin. My boyfriend and I were very impressed by his professionalism and how he kept the job moving. Thanks!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Trevor, Shane, and Damon were professional and courteous. They ensured we had everything we needed for a efficient, seamless move. I'd recommend Moving Pros for your next move.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Great job moving our heavy treadmill to the basement. Both movers were polite and courteous.
Courtesy MoversCourtesy Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The moving team confirmed my appointment a couple of times before moving day, and they showed up right on time. They worked quickly, efficiently, and carefully causing no damage to the house or items to be moved. For any future moves, big or small, I would definitely use them again.
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
Becky G.
Using Moving Pros was a great experience. The movers arrived right on time and were quick, friendly and efficient. They treated all of my items with care. The price was reasonable compared to other companies that gave me quotes and there were no hidden fees on the day of. Using Moving Pros helped to take the stress out of my move.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Josh A.
Incredible experience. Kevin and Kendall are remarkably professional and talented movers. I will be hiring this company again for future moves and recommending highly to friends!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Seth C.
If you need movers, these are the guys!
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely outstanding experience - guys worked very quickly but still carefully were extremely polite. I would very highly recommend Moving Pros for any of your moving needs, I've dealt with many moving companies these guys are by far the best.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
The company was responsive, kept me updated on when to expect the movers and didn't dawdle to make an extra hour of work. Very pleased with Moving Pros - I will use again.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Renita M.
The guys wre great. They came in and went straight to work. I have some really heavy pieces and they moved them with no problems. I will be hiring them for my next move, for sure.
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
Our experience with Moving Pros was awesome. They arrived before the scheduled time and got to work quickly. Everyone was friendly and took care to protect our items and new home. Absolutely use Moving Pros!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Terese B.
The two guys were wonderful! Dealt with all my furniture in the truck like a giant game of Tetris. Not the easiest location to move into and they did it easily and with smiles. Even after moving the "heaviest spinet piano EVER" up an incline, they were good-natured and professional. Definitely recommend to anyone and will look to use them when I move out of this location.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Elizabeth B.
On time, fast, friendly. Made our move especially smooth!
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
Samuel S.
They moved a treadmill from the basement for us. It was not easy but they figured it out.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Ashley B.
They were great! I'd recommend to anyone needing moving services.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were on time and professional. Worked quickly and with care. Would recommend.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Morgan M.
They did an excellent job and were very professional on our big move to Texas
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Thumbtack Customer
First off, I am a real person who moved a 4500 SF (incl bsmt) house. We lived there for 15 years, have a family of 5, and as a result had over 100 boxes to move. We had 5 bedrooms of furniture, flat screen TV's, computers, china, art work, heirloom items, two BBQ grills, glassware, etc. We hired Moving Pros to pack us on Thursday and move us on Saturday. My review will be based on what I felt was important, segmented as follows: 1) Staff: We had 4 packers and 6 movers. Each one was courteous, respectful, and really seemed to enjoy what they did. Above all, they know their stuff. They went out of their way not to damage property/walls/stairs/items. We didn't have a single damaged item. On at least 3 occasions the staff brought valuables to us, including cash, that they found when moving items that something may have fallen behind/slipped under. I left my wife alone with the moving team several times while I made trips to the new house, the cable company, etc. My wife left them alone a couple of times, too. They worked non-stop, with us there or not. They respected the fact we were paying by the hour so much that we had to insist they break for lunch. 2) Execution: Well organized, wrapped what needed to be wrapped, and moved everything with care. At the new house there is a top stair that is hardwood. They decided that the dollies may mar the wood step so THEY CARRIED EACH DOLLY LOAD UP THE STAIR CASE. They just did it, we didn't need to ask, they made the call themselves. They put everything where we asked, and even broke down the beds and put them back together again(one of which is a Sleep Number bed, which was broken down and put back together perfectly). 3) Price: Too good to be true, but it was true. I got 3 different bids and Moving Pros were the lowest price. 4) Overall: I read through a ton of reviews and decided to pull the trigger with these guys. I'm glad I did. I've moved 6 times prior to this and I can honestly say that I have never had a more professional team of movers. I've already referred them to two families we know that had moving plans. One of which is an employee of mine who used Moving Pros last week. Her experience was the same as mine. Again, I'm a real person who lives in the Kansas City metro area. I've lived in NY and Chicago and have used major van line movers each time I moved, until I went with Moving Pros. I will NEVER move with any other company again. Moving Pros will be my first and last call every time.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Justin M.
I have hired movers at least ten times. Happy Hour Moving was the best experience! They were friendly and wanted to make sure everything was exactly how I wanted before they finished the job. Two thumbs up from me!
Happy Hour MovingHappy Hour Moving
Lisa T.
Great guys that moved a piece of equipment from one house to another and they did it carefully and efficiently.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Julie P.
They were very nice and make quick work of moving my VERY full 4 bedroom house.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Carol D.
They were on time, polite, and very careful with the item they were moving. I would absolutely call them again.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Brian G.
Did a good job moving my treadmill to the basement for about half the price the “college guys” quoted me.
EZ Breezy Moving LLCEZ Breezy Moving LLC
Matt S.
Good work. Did everything asked and did so very professionally. Hire if you have a moving project.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
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