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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.

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 Frankfort movers
Thumbtack Customer
A no drama move that exceeded my expectations.
Frederick Cotton mootransportFrederick Cotton mootransport
Thumbtack Customer
Housemen made the move very easy. They were professional and fast.
Housemen MovingHousemen Moving
Armando H.
These guys are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! They are very reliable and very careful with moving us! Thanks soooo much for helping us move into our first home!!! We will be sure to call you guys and refer everyone to you!!!
Gold Standard Trucking LimitedGold Standard Trucking Limited
Angel Z.
These guys showed up on time and moved our baby grand piano with care, they made it look so simple! They really know what they’re doing. I would recommend this company to anyone moving anything. 5 stars!!
Frederick Cotton mootransportFrederick Cotton mootransport
Ken a.
Our move involved moving recliners and reclining sofas between four houses- literally musical chairs! The guys kept a sense of humor and never complained. I will definitely use them again and I highly recommend them.
Frederick Cotton mootransportFrederick Cotton mootransport
Carol B.
Excellent service ,very independent respected company best moving company by far fast replying
Frederick Cotton mootransportFrederick Cotton mootransport
Ken a.
Great value! Our move involved four households. Three recliners and two recliner sofas were moved in a “ musical chairs” type of swap. Frederick and Robert are polite, are very careful with every piece of furniture, and have a great sense of humor! We will definitely keep their number.!
Frederick Cotton mootransportFrederick Cotton mootransport
Thumbtack Customer
I moved last week (August 12, 2015) from Capitol Heights, Maryland to Frankfort, Kentucky to start a position as a faculty member at Kentucky State University. My colleague and I had movers pack the Penske Truck we rented on the Maryland side and had Philip and his company unload the truck once we arrived in Frankfort. This experience with Philip and his crew turned out to be a pleasant surprise encountering the Helping Hand Movers. They unpacked the truck and removed all of the packaging tape and plastic on all furniture, unloaded all boxes in record time. The crew was most courteous and efficient and to my amazement reassembled my bed and placed all of my furniture exactly where I wanted it. In addition to the team being just wonderful in every aspect, they refused to let me lift anything even though I wanted to help. I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone needing professional movers. Thank you, Helping Hand Movers. Dr. Caroline G Gibson
Helping Hand MoversHelping Hand Movers
Connie D.
These guys were awesome. On time, quick and they handled my things just like I would. I will recommend them to all my friends needing to move
Frederick Cotton mootransportFrederick Cotton mootransport
Brenda J.
The items I had to move were upstairs and one was extremely heavy, The stairs had a landing. The men were very careful to put down mats and protect my walls and floors.
Giles ImprovementsGiles Improvements
Charlene M.
Excellent service. Guys where very professional atall times. Took very good care of each and every piece od my furniture. I highly recommend you to try them for your next move.
Alpha Moving SolutionsAlpha Moving Solutions
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