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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 New Orleans movers
Thumbtack Customer
I have made many moves over the years and this was, by far, the best experience that I have ever had with a moving company. Nick was always quick to respond to any questions that I came up with regarding the move. The movers were very polite and were both careful and quick with the move. I would recommend this company to anyone who needs assistance with a move!
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Joshua N.
Very smooth moving experience. Moved me from a 5th floor apartment to a house. I will definitely use these guys for future moves
Haul Ass EnterprisesHaul Ass Enterprises
RuthAnn B.
Everything was perfect about Abba Movers. Their communication is superb and the moving men know are highly professional and prepared. I actually enjoyed my move. Thanks so much.
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Craig M.
The Family Movers helped me pack up and move an entire home in record time!
Family Movers LLCFamily Movers LLC
Ryan a.
Family movers was able to quickly respond and help me with a last minute move in under 24 hour notice. They also work quickly and diligently to complete your move fast!
Family Movers LLCFamily Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nicholas and his crew moved my husband and my household goods from NOLA to St. Louis recently. Nicholas was very professional and considerate in sending emails and texts to confirm moving date and time as well as informative updates throughout the move. Nicholas and his crew were all very prompt, loading and unloading goods in a timely manner. They handled the goods with care and packed them securely in the moving van. Abba Movers LLC provided us with excellent service. We will definitely use them again when moving and highly recommend them to anyone needing a mover.
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Brook c.
I was in a crunch to find movers after hurricane ida and Family Movers did not disappoint. They were punctual and also very efficient. And you can’t beat the price. With everything going up, they made my move affordable. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to move anything.
Family Movers LLCFamily Movers LLC
Micki H.
The guys were great! They moved everything in a timely manner, while ensuring nothing was damaged! I don't plan to move again anytime soon, but if I do, I will be calling Abba Movers!
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Gina H.
Excellent Move!!
Henry Hauling LLCHenry Hauling LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Move It by Bike helped us move our office furniture so that we could be prepared for carpet to be installed, then they came and moved it all back. They were very courteous and efficient - great work!
MOVE IT! by bike LLCMOVE IT! by bike LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We contracted with Abba Movers and they deliver everything promised. Their personal approach and professionalism was demonstrated on our long distance move from New Orleans to Ohio. Their care of our furnishings displayed their experience and expertise. Our oversized furniture and difficult spaces was handle with care and patience. During the move we observed other movers and are glad we selected Abba. Their materials, equipment, and workers were top notch. It is without question that we recommend Abba for your move. The move was Excellent at a very reasonable price.
Abba MoversAbba Movers
John C.
Henry Hauling is a great moving company. Easy to communicate with those guys made my move stress free!
Henry Hauling LLCHenry Hauling LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was happy with my move. The movers were very nice, careful and gentle with furniture. Any questions or concerns about the move were addressed promptly by Nicholas. I would definitely use their services again if needed.
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Rachel C.
Family Movers were amazing. They scheduled a move within 24 hours after another moving company fell through last minute. They were careful with my stuff and very communicative. I highly recommend them!
Family Movers LLCFamily Movers LLC
Lori R.
I just had a few heavy ideas to move but I will for sure use their service again for future moving projects.
Henry Hauling LLCHenry Hauling LLC
Zetoile I.
Somaya, the moving coordinator was very helpful and communicative throughout the process. After a few delays, the movers were friendly and got the job done. It wasn't a big move by any means, so I was surprised that they did not assemble the bed as I originally requested in my order. But given that it is so hard to find trustworthy and polite movers at a reasonable price in NOLA, I didn't ask again since I was relieved to have my furniture moved without having been damaged and without having to deal with creepy or shady movers.
Haul Ass EnterprisesHaul Ass Enterprises
Gary M.
Moved everything professionally
Family Movers LLCFamily Movers LLC
Betty J.
I was very pleased with the moving service provided to me by Family Movers. I used them to move some furniture, outside patio furniture, plants and numerous boxes across town from one home to another. They were courteous, punctual, and professional. I would def hire them again for a future moving job.
Family Movers LLCFamily Movers LLC
Michael M.
Frank and his team were very professional with the move. Unfortunately, I under estimated the amount of stuff I needed moved, and they did not hesitate to move it regardless. Frank has great communication throughout the process and everything went smoothly.
Lions MovingLions Moving
Mark D.
The entire experience from scheduling to moving was incredibly easy. I’d definitely recommend them and plan to use them in the future for moving needs.
Henry Hauling LLCHenry Hauling LLC
Anthony J.
Family Movers was able to accommodate me the same day for a move. Amazing! Very professional. I will definitely be hiring them again in the future!
Family Movers LLCFamily Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were professional and efficient.
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Amanda F.
Moved everything quickly and efficiently!
Upfront Movers, LLCUpfront Movers, LLC
Nicola P.
Great experience and easy move!
Greens & Sons MovingGreens & Sons Moving
Chloe B.
I needed a truck unloaded from a recent move. I found Daniel through Thumbtack and I’m so glad I did. The block had lost power but he still committed to the move. He brought equipment including a flashlight. He was very efficient. I would definitely recommend Upfront Movers for your moving/loading/unloading needs.
Upfront Movers, LLCUpfront Movers, LLC
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