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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 Shawnee movers
Priscilla M.
I needed a large sofa moved with short notice. Jeremy was able to fit me in between 2 moves the next day. The price was very reasonable. The movers called and let me know when they would arrive. They were prompt, professional, friendly and efficient. I will use this company again for any future moves. I highly recommend them.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Seth C.
If you need movers, these are the guys!
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Doug C.
When the movers realized they were going to be a little late, we received multiple messages giving us updates on timing. The guys who moved the piano were awesome!
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
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
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.
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.
Ashley B.
They were great! I'd recommend to anyone needing moving services.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Morgan M.
They did an excellent job and were very professional on our big move to Texas
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
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.
Jamie S.
The Dudes will get s*** done! Great bunch of movers; we are perfectly satisfied! Thank you!
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.
Matt S.
Good work. Did everything asked and did so very professionally. Hire if you have a moving project.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
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
Rebecca M.
Never hired them. Quote given said $200 which included moving the piano. When called, they said additional $100 to move. So quote is now $300. I called them back and was told the sire was wrong and they didn’t know how to change the information on this thumbtack site. Screen shot below
Country Side Moving.LLCCountry Side Moving.LLC
Whitney M.
Jerry did a great job. He was on time, secured and covered the piece that we were moving. Will use him again!!
Jerry KelloggJerry Kellogg
Sandra A.
I want to do a shout out to Matt, Chad and Lane for making my move to my new apartment so easy. They did a great job and were very professional!! I will definitely use your service again if and when I move again!!!!! Once again thank you guys so much!!!
Moving ProzMoving Proz
Brett H.
Right on time for the appointment. They moved a piano and table for us and were very careful handling each. I will use these guys again.
iMove KC LLCiMove KC LLC
Shannon T.
Hattie and Graham did a really great job moving our piano. They had to deal with quite a few stairs and they did an awesome job of planning out the best pathway for moving it, protecting the piano and the surrounding walls/furniture. They were very considerate to keep the carpet clean. Graham also tuned the piano. He seemed quite knowledgeable about the tuning and care of the piano.
Piano Solutions Kansas CityPiano Solutions Kansas City
TINA B.
They were 30 minutes late to start. They were unorganized & very slow. It took them a full hour to move a complete bedroom set. Then setting bed up at other address the wall was damaged & window blinds were knocked down. And it took them 20 minutes to set the bed up alone. A better moving crew is needed. I will not use them again or recommend.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Ann H.
These guys are great! Very responsive, nice, and they had fun while working together. And they handled our move on a Sunday morning. I highly recommend them!
Point Blank MovingPoint Blank Moving
Michael A.
No call no showed me. Completely threw off my moving day, and now I don’t have a bed to sleep in tonight at my new apartment. Absolutely horrible.
VEMA MOVING DONT CUSS CALL USVEMA MOVING DONT CUSS CALL US
Bobbi M.
These guys were AWESOME! Very professional, quick, and reasonably priced. I will definitely use them Again and would recommend them to anyone with a big move coming up!
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Joseph B.
The two men who moved my project were fantastic, but the bid process was inconsistent and they promised to be here at 8 AM and weren’t able to show up until noon.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
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