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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.

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’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. 

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 do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Lafayette movers
Thumbtack Customer
Pro Maintenance did a great job moving us -- highly recommend them for moving!!!
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Adrienne B.
Fantastic! Extremely hard working, professional, and nice group of movers. The best movers I've ever had!!!
Henry Hauling LLCHenry Hauling LLC
Kyle C.
Great service and moved very fast! Great way to move fast for a low cost with these fellas here!
Wall2Wall Services LLCWall2Wall Services LLC
Kyrie R.
We utilized 3 movers for our move. They were punctual, hard working, clearly knew what they were doing, took direction well, and very diligent. I'm hoping not to move for a long time but when the time comes I'd love to work with this company again. Until that time comes I'll be recommending them to anyone I know who is moving.
Henry Hauling LLCHenry Hauling LLC
Charlotte M.
Movers-R-Us was SO accommodating. We didn’t have a closing appointment time, only the date, and Movers-R-Us worked with us to make sure we could move into our new home on our closing date. Highly recommend!
Movers-R-UsMovers-R-Us
Jaime M.
Cancelled 3 hours before move due to an emergency. I hope all is well with Wayne as he is a nice guy; however, I have no movers.
Cenla Moving & Delivery Services LLCCenla Moving & Delivery Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Turnaround Master Movers did an outstanding job. These guys were quick, efficient, and very polite. My furniture made it from one residence to the next without being broken or scratched. I definitely would recommend turn around Master Movers to anyone in need of a great moving company.
Turnaround ServicesTurnaround Services
Eugenie G.
Last minute call when our other movers didn’t show up. They were prompt and courteous. They got everything moved and I would definitely hire them again.
Henry Hauling LLCHenry Hauling LLC
Phyllis P.
Kelly and his team arrived on time and were professional. They did everything exactly as promised, were careful with items moving as well as walls and floors. They were courteous and efficient. If you are looking for movers you can trust hire this company, I will for all moves going forward. Thank you Kelly and team!
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I would definitely recommend to all for moving needs.
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Nicole D.
Mr. Kelly and Mr. Walter were absoulty the best! Will use them in any upcoming moves! They were punctual, professional, and went beyound the call of duty to make our move as smooth as possible.
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Taghreed A.
I really like the service . The mover was on time. I recommend working with them.
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
A'Mani L.
my overall experience was great. i was so stressed about moving but these guys made it so much better. my furniture was handled with care &’ thats exactly what i expected. i would def recommend these guys to anyone moving !
Movers-R-UsMovers-R-Us
Antonio l.
Movers-R-us arrived on time and went straight to work. They packed up the truck in a timely manner with out any think getting broken or damaged. We arrived at storage unit unpacked truck in to unit and was done in about 4 hours. Watch I thought was great . All in all I would recommend movers-r-us and would definitely use them again. Thanks for the great move.
Movers-R-UsMovers-R-Us
Thumbtack Customer
Did an outstanding Job! Would recommend to anyone! Will Def be hiring them for future moving!
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Renauda H.
Easy to schedule. Very happy with the work they did, and will definitely remember them for my next move.
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Jasmine S.
We were very impressed with the determination and hard work of the two courteous gentlemen who helped us move to our new second floor apartment. We will definitely hire them again if we need to move. We highly recommend this company. And you can't beat there reasonable prices.
1st Choice Moving & Delivery LLC1st Choice Moving & Delivery LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kelly Simon at Pro Maintenance and Repair provided outstanding service as a mover for my daughter between two places in town. He was very prompt in responding to questions, his price was reasonable and he was very nice to work with. I will use him again and recommend him highly for anyone needing a mover!
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I received a quote to move from Lafayette to Covington. After speaking with Kelly, I decided to use his company. They did an outstanding job. They showed up on time, got all my things moved in one day, and the price was great. I will definitely be using him again if the need arises.
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
JADE D.
Every good at wht he does... even fixed a stair so I would trip and fall after the move.
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Marc M.
Had these guys lined up to move me on New Year’s Eve. It was the only day I could move due to starting a new job. Everything was confirmed a week or so ahead of time and confirmed a few days before the actual move. I drove 2 1/2 hours the night before, so I could meet them in the morning. That morning, I receive a text saying they are cancelling because his team got in at 4am. I’m sorry, you don’t do that to people. It’s bad business and if you don’t have a plan B or any kind of back up if something comes up, then you shouldn’t be running a business. Luckily, I was able to fine another mover, who was COMPETENT and able to do it on the spot!
Movers-R-UsMovers-R-Us
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, prepared and efficient. My wife and I were moving to our first home from storage and old apartment. Three truckloads later we are all moved in and just in one day. We are super impressed and thoroughly satisfied. His team helped with our plants and shed as well. Two thumbs way up!!
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Kelly and Walter did a great job and worked well over the estimated time as I decided to move more things than originally planned. I had a side by side frig that just barely for in my laundry room and Kelly removed the doors to get it in then replaced them. Nothing seemed to phase them! Highly recommend for your next move.
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great Job. Were on time and went above and beyond to make my moving experience pleasurable. Will definately recommend them to my friends and family!!!
Pro Maintenance and Repair/MoversPro Maintenance and Repair/Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They moved our office furniture from 2nd floor to 1st floor. They were professional and careful with the furniture. I'd use them again without hesitation.
Turnaround ServicesTurnaround Services
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