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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Saint Matthews movers
Adam K.
Hired Bust A Move to move some furniture that was around my house. The movers were on time, friendly, and quick to move all of my items. I would use them again for any other moving needs I might have.
Bam- Bust A MoveBam- Bust A Move
Amanda T.
Alpha movers did a great job with moving us into our new house.
Alpha Moving SolutionsAlpha Moving Solutions
Carol G.
Wonderful service from arranging the move thru the actual move. Jack, who set everything up was great. The two movers were amazing. Price was reasonable
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Jesse p.
I can’t express how easy this move was. First time getting movers and we will never move without it again. Who says moving is fun? No one right? Well, this is the first time I can say I enjoyed moving and it was because of A & J moving. These guys work hard, smart and efficient so no need to put yourself through anymore stress and anxiety looking for that one company that speaks to you. This is it.
A & J MovingA & J Moving
Katie U.
Not the most amazing movers ever, but my things got moved unharmed. Scheduling and payment was a snap!
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Krsna T.
Contacted A and J moving for a Saturday move two days before the move. He agreed on date and time. We texted and sent pics of the furniture that needed to be move. The day before he said he would call me Sat. Morning. Saturday morning, I emailed, texted, and called him about the move. Crickets!! I arrived on time and waitied about two hours. Nothing. I sent email, text, and left voicemail. Still no response. Very unprofessional!! I had to contact another mover and pay extra for move that same day due to his non-response. He never called back or emailed and I am writing this some 5 hours after scheduled move. Absolutely terrible. This is not how to run a moving business or any business. Please call someone else, this is an unprofessional moving business.
A & J MovingA & J Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Kentuckiana Moving, LLC was great to work with for our move. It was actually two moves in one, where half of the household was going to one location and the other half to another location. They assisted with breaking down beds and reassembling them, moving items up and down flights of steps, and of course moving many boxes. We didn't have any broken or damaged items. Overall, they were very professional, hard working, and I would recommend to anyone looking for movers in the area.
Kentuckiana Moving, LLCKentuckiana Moving, LLC
Alexis R.
The movers I had today were amazing! I 10/10 will use them in the future for moving!
Bam- Bust A MoveBam- Bust A Move
Stacy H.
Great communication, friendly, and fast. I needed just a few large items moved and found Bust A Move when trying to find movers that would do smaller jobs. Worked out great!
Bam- Bust A MoveBam- Bust A Move
Thumbtack Customer
The management was respectful and timely in their communication. The movers also maintained good communication, and were efficient and pleasant. It made our move easy, quick, and peaceful. There were no additional charges beyond the quoted price. I will definitely consider EkoMovers for my future moves, and would recommend to anyone considering a move.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Kentuckiana Moving because the company I had used in the past was booked up for the weekend I needed to move. Jon at Kentuckiana Moving was able to get me scheduled for my move on only two days notice. The move went very smoothly and I received the same great service that I would have expected from the other company, for $20/hr less!
Kentuckiana Moving, LLCKentuckiana Moving, LLC
Molly C.
They were very easy to work with for a small move. I am certain they would do well with a larger move.
Alpha Moving SolutionsAlpha Moving Solutions
Jimmy C.
I hired Chad's Moving to move my recent purchase, a heavy Steinway console piano from Louisville, KY all the way to Cincinnati, OH. Chad is very responsive and is able to schedule the last-minute move in the evening before the actual moving day. The cost was very reasonable and the job was done professionally.
Chad's MovingChad's Moving
Mike R.
Movers were professional, efficient , and flexible. I've dealt with many moving companies over the years and this one is by far the best.
Alpha Moving SolutionsAlpha Moving Solutions
Marynan M.
The movers were easy to work with. They moved place things thatI wasn't sure if it could moved. Took care to not damage any of the furniture. Very personally and easy to work with. I would definitely use and recommend to others.
Alpha Moving SolutionsAlpha Moving Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Good moving service!
Kentuckiana Moving, LLCKentuckiana Moving, LLC
took advantage of my situation was unable to perform the move as promised even with pictures send to them with items need to be moved and still charge me the full rate even the move was not performed as promised. I was stranded in a bad way and had to hire another mover (roll back truck) to move item/s originally promised they can move. The worst decision I made, basically I got the big one right up my rear end. I'll feel sorry for next victim/s obtaining their service
Alpha Moving SolutionsAlpha Moving Solutions
Coco L.
Great movers!! If you are looking for local movers who are fast and reasonably priced. This is your crew, hire them and you will be happy! I have moved so many times in the past 5 years, this is for sure one of the happiest move. Better than two men and a truck, and other companies I have hired before.
Frederick Cotton mootransportFrederick Cotton mootransport
Thumbtack Customer
Top of the class moving company. I was impressed. Everything was wrapped, secured and stacked to ensure no damage was done. Everything was reassembled upon delivery and the movers were professional and curtious. I have no problem recommending Your Moving Source.
Your Moving Source, LLCYour Moving Source, LLC
Joseph A.
I could not have been happier with the couple of guys Alpha moving sent over for my move. They were careful, diligent and even called me to let me know when they were taking a 5-minute break. I would hire Alpha Movers again, but I hope I never have to move!
Alpha Moving SolutionsAlpha Moving Solutions
Gregory N.
Guys were on time with truck ready to move . Very professional would highly recommend and will use them again in future moves .
Alpha Moving SolutionsAlpha Moving Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
The Moving Source team did a great job packing us up and moving our things. Very professional. They arrived on schedule, worked very quickly, and were very careful to wrap and handle our furniture with great care. We plan to use them when we move again and would highly recommend them for your moving needs
Your Moving Source, LLCYour Moving Source, LLC
Therese W.
Movers were on time and friendly
Frederick Cotton mootransportFrederick Cotton mootransport
Gregory T.
The movers were quick and efficient
Alpha Moving SolutionsAlpha Moving Solutions
Michael F.
Great company. Have moved several times over the years and this was the smoothest move I've ever had. Fair pricing and excellent professionals!
Pick Up Movers LLC KYPick Up Movers LLC KY
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