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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 Florence movers
Traci M.
Haven’t moved yet, just talked on phone
Cameron and Noah were awesome! They were friendly, punctual, careful and professional. We highly recommend Move Plus and would definitely use them for any of our future moves.
Jon P.
I had moved my apartment into a storage unit with another company before I found Clark and Sons, and it took C&S the same amount of time to move from the storage unit into an apartment but with less guys and at a greater value. Will be sure to recommend them as well as use them for my next move!
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Michael B.
Turner and Sons moved me in a local move of about 20 miles. Robert was very prompt in his communications including the morning of April 23rd. If anyone had a reason to cancel the move, it was Robert. The night before, thieves broke into the storage lot where he keeps his equipment and cut the catalytic converters out of both of his trucks. That didn't delay him long. He rented a a U-haul truck and was less than an hour late (which he called to tell me why he would be delayed). I'm no rookie when it comes to moving (6 moves in 7 years, both local and interstate). Turner and Sons is by far the fastest moving company I've ever used. Robert is both the owner and he the hardest working individual I've ever met in the moving industry. For this move (2 BR apartment to my fiance's apartment) Robert estimated 2 1/2 hours and he was pretty darn close (3 hours total). His hourly price was not the cheapest, but was reasonable, and I'm quite certain I actually saved money because he and his crew worked quickly and continuously. I cannot say enough positive things about the experience. At the very least, you owe it to yourself to get an estimate from Turner and Sons Moving. Robert, thanks to you and your crew.
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Nancy P.
My move went quickly and with no problems. Great service from these guys.
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Cassandra C.
I was impressed by these young men and happy that I selected them for my move. Andrew kept in contact with me on a regular basis. They showed up as planned and the move was quick and efficient. I would not hesitate to use them again.
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Thumbtack Customer
Prompt arrival, moved 2 sectionals for me -even had to remove a basement window to move them. Did the work with no trouble and cleaned everything up afterwards. I would highly recommend this company. Fantastic job and very reasonably priced.
Thumbtack Customer
My team of movers showed up promptly at 8:30 am on December 2nd, as scheduled. They were professional, courteous, and they were careful with our belongings. They moved quickly, but still took their time disassembling and reassembling our dining table and beds. They were very kind when I asked them to move a few pieces around for me and they were very careful with my stairwell, hallways, and doorways. I was very happy with the reasonable cost as well! I will definitely recommend Clark & Sons to all my friends and family and I will be using them for any move in the future. Thank you guys!
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Diana M.
The guys did a great job moving our elliptical machine. Nice guys and very professional. Thank you!
Kevin D.
From the moment we discussed the job (taking apart the table, moving it and reassembling it) we received prompt replies to questions and they went out of their way to ensure they had all the parts to get the job done right. If we ever need to move it again or have repairs done we will use them for sure!!!
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Reagan V.
I used Clark and Sons when I moved to my townhome on 4/28. This was the first moving company we ever used and it was a great experience! The guys arrived early (which I loved), they were very professional and kind, they worked hard and did not goof off. I got my money worth for the quality. Clark was also very helpful with answering my 2000 questions I had before the move and informative about what is included so there wasn't any confusion when it came to payment. I would recommend them to anyone and plan on using them again in the future.
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Judy C.
This company did an excellent job! Worked efficiently, quickly, used extreme care with my belongings. Would highly recommend them for you move.
Greta Z.
Ethan and Skye did an excellent job moving my totes and other stuff from my condo to my storage unit. I highly recommend them.
Bonnie Z.
Frederick went above and beyond with our move. He went and got a HUGE sectional, carried it down 3 flights of very narrow stairs, and drove it from Cincinnati to our home in Florence. He noticed that there was a little drywall on the sectional and scrubbed it off for me. Very personable. Thank you!
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Chris S.
I cannot say enough about this company! I was in a tough spot trying to move a washer I just purchased. Most company's wanted to much and wouldn't be available till Monday. Leave It All To Us responded within 15 mins of my initial contact ON A SATURDAY(set up a Sunday delivery!)and gave great pricing. If you are looking for quality as well as a quick and efficient team any day of the week. Go with Leave It All To Us!
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Coreen S.
Jared runs a fantastic business- he just concluded my move - and I couldn’t be happier!! He was the first business to contact me on Thumbtack- and he was the best right from the start! He and his partners were kind, professional and fast- and they were very careful with my belongings- which included towing my vehicle to a destination 10 hours away!! If you are looking for the right pro for your job stop right here at Robinson Relocations. You will be glad you did- I know I am!! If I could give them 10 stars I would!! Thank you Jared!!
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