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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 Lexington movers
Mike N.
For what they moved and how it had to be moved, I was very pleased with the calmness and professionalism that came from the experience
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Leah Y.
Pete and his team did a great job moving some really heavy furniture from one house to another. The house we moved into required furniture going upstairs and downstairs to a basement. Would recommend Express Moving.
Express Moving and Delivery ServicesExpress Moving and Delivery Services
Angel C.
I had a great experience with Journey Movers. They came from Indiana to Ky and blew all of our local movers out of the water. They were efficient and professional and communication was easy. I would recommend them to anyone looking to move.
Journey MovingJourney Moving
Stephen S.
Had these guys move a huge gun safe for me and they were awesome!!! They got it moved easily and professionally and without damaging anything. Thanks for the service!
2 Dudes Moving2 Dudes Moving
James Z.
Overall 5 stars. Friendly, professional, and worked effectively and effciently. Had a large fish aquarium to be moved and it was moved and protected in transit with blankets and sraps. I highly recommend his service for anyone who needs moving assistance. Will definitely hire him in the future.
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Kelly N.
They were very professional and polite. They were on time and moved the piano very carefully. I would highly recommend them for moving your furniture.
Caring Muscle MoversCaring Muscle Movers
Lauren D.
Wonderful last minute moving experience!
Comfort moving kyComfort moving ky
Kendra G.
These guys made my move so easy and quick! I was just moving down the street and had quite a few big items. They got there early and moved everything I needed in about an hour. Definitely the best price I could’ve gotten as well. 10/10 recommend
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Jennifer H.
Frederick Cotton recently moved a piano for me. He and his teammate were punctual, professional, and took great care in getting the piano carefully moved into my house.
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Quan C.
Moved an upright piano from one house to another. Fred has provided everything needed to protect and secure the piano during moving. I am very satisfied with their job.
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Andre L.
Guys did a great job on my move to Atlanta. Only noticed very minor damage to knobs on a piece of furniture but would highly recommend and would use for future moves.
Laura D.
We needed some flexibility with timing and with uncertainty due to moving an elderly parent while we lived out of state and had to pack and arrange the move. Mr. Cotton and his team were not only patient and hardworking, they were flexible and they brought the necessary equipment to move fragile but heavy pieces like a piano.
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Nicole v.
I could not recommend this moving company enough. They helped me move twice and both times were very professional and arrived right on time. Their prices and quality of work can not be beat.
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Mike J.
Showed us on time and got piano moved. Great job.
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Megan H.
Frederick and his team were very prompt, professional, and efficient when moving my grandmother’s upright piano. We will definitely be calling them in the future and recommend his team to anyone with moving needs!
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Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job moving my stuff. Very Professional.
Dad and SonsDad and Sons
Thumbtack Customer
Answered all of my questions. We set a date for moving for a few weeks from now. Pete will call me next week to set up an appointment at my house to go over what items will be moved.
Express Moving and Delivery ServicesExpress Moving and Delivery Services
Richard R.
Pete and his crew were FANSTASTIC!! Pete texted me the night before the move to confirm address and time and the next morning again to let us know they were on their way. They made short work of the move getting right to it. They were very professional and very polite. Pete even recommended a local auto mechanic as my truck's AC broke on the way from Memphis. Now my AC is completely fixed! I now consider Pete a friend. I highly recommend Pete's Express Movers for any local move!
Express Moving and Delivery ServicesExpress Moving and Delivery Services
Ray H.
They did a wonderful moving job for me. Would highly recommend them!
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Joe B.
These guys were excellent, they came and would not quit until they got the job done, they dolly’d and moved my over 600 pound machine. I’m forever thankful I would recommend them to anyone needing anything moved, thanks again!
VIP moversVIP movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers arrived two hours earlier than expected, however due to issue of moving truck, the moving actually happened an hour after scheduled time. Charlie and his team is very fast and efficient despite the nasty weather. Plus the price, I would definitely recommend Charlie and his team. One more thing, a corner of the truck is leaking the water. Not too bad, but it would be nice they get it fixed.
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Ammaarah T.
This company was a few hours late to move my things, however they did a fast and thorough job!
Express Moving and Delivery ServicesExpress Moving and Delivery Services
Sowmya V.
They were very professional and finished the move really fast. I would definitely use them again.
Helping Hand MoversHelping Hand Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Honestly, If I could choose all five characters to describe these two professional guys we had help us move this morning, I would. They are without a doubt the very best movers I’ve ever hired! Very responsive, extremely nice, showed up on time, very professional and didn’t charge us an inflated price like other local companies! They will be the very first guys I call when I need a mover. Hands down, cannot go wrong with them! *****Stars!
DP Services LLCDP Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They did a wonderful job moving my furniture back into the house after wr had our floors refinished.
Express Moving and Delivery ServicesExpress Moving and Delivery Services
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