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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 Brockton movers
Cal R.
I recommend RS services for all your moving needs. I will use them again should I ever need to move household goods again
RS Contracting ServicesRS Contracting Services
Titilayo N.
Round the Clock Moving did an excellent job with my move. I reserved two specific days to move furniture before and after a major renovation. They arrived on both days when they said they would and moved all of the furniture from the 2nd floor—smoothly and quickly – without a hitch. Mackeile and his team were fast, friendly, and professional. They treated my belongings with care, and completed the job to my great satisfaction. And they did so at a reasonable price. I would definitely hire them again in the future for any moving needs. I highly recommend their work.
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Donald G.
They were early for the appointment and had me moved in less than 2 hours
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Rodney H.
Stanley’s team did an amazing job getting everything moved efficiently and without any damage. They moved all of my house furniture up three flights of stairs and went the extra mile to even reassemble the bed in the appropriate room.
RS Contracting ServicesRS Contracting Services
Laticia A.
They were absolutely amazing, and move things out of the old place and into the new one super fast!
R&I Moving and Home CareR&I Moving and Home Care
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Thumbtack in search of a moving company. I secured the services of Spartan Moving Company. Jose, Leandro, and Jesus were punctual, professional, and super careful with my property. They were beyond efficient helping me to stay within my budget. I plan to call them again.
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys! Worked hard and packed things well. Made a move pleasurable and worry free. Thank fellas......
Top Rank MoversTop Rank Movers
Anne M.
I had a Baby Grand Piano moved and the team from Smart Penny were timely, careful and knowledgeable.
Smart Penny MovingSmart Penny Moving
Balaji C.
The movers came early to pick up location and helped disconnecting the washer and dryer from garage and bring it back to drop off location. we had a small miscommunication where the movers stepped inside pick-up location house before I reached, and that made seller frustrated and I needed to apologize for their action.
Blink Moving LLCBlink Moving LLC
Cathy M.
The Movers were very polite and professional. I greatly appreciated and they're very workable company with pricing. Thank you!
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Mario F.
The guys were great. I had my stuff moved into my new place very quickly. The results were tremendous.
Top Rank MoversTop Rank Movers
Brendan k.
I can't say enough about the Quality and Professionalism Matador Movers exude-these guys are way Above Top Notch! Within a weeks time I have hired them Twice, and will be hiring them Again in a few weeks! They moved the contents of my home from one town to the next, disassembled a Complete professional gym And reassembled it, along with heavy furniture, refrigerator, mattresses-the whole works-in a Tremendous fashion! Anyone would lose out if they do not hire Matador Movers-SERIOUSLY! I shopped around and am glad I chose them,, and they chose me! I am/was Extremely impressed with Everything! I have been Very Fortunate to have come across and dealt with reputable contractors here on Thumbtack!
Matador Moving and Storage LLCMatador Moving and Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Smart penny moving gave me the most affordable quote. They were on time, loaded my three bedroom house from Massachusetts and delivered everything in Virginia Beach, VA.
Smart Penny MovingSmart Penny Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Po for a small home move and I will highly recommend him for the following reasons: 1) Customer satisfaction is his utmost priority. He makes sure to ask questions and clarify again so that he captures exactly what the customer wants. 2) He was very polite and courteous. You can tell he is a disciplined professional. 3) Very hardworking, the move was smooth and trouble free. No single damages to any of my belongings.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great! They showed up early, which has never happened with a mover for me. They were profession and worked very efficiently. It was also the lowest quote I received. It was a win win!!
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
It took a very long time getting my furniture out of the house although there were three guys I only saw one guy, the driver 95% of the time moving furniture from the house. However, all three helped in bringing the furniture in when we got to my destination. All of my furniture had scratches on them and my outdoor chairs were cracked. The positives are they were on time and they made a great effort in getting my refrigerator through the doorway which was too small. I will not be using this moving company again in the future. Thanks,
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Our move from Brockton to Cambridge was completed almost within the quoted time, and the price was great. I called twice to confirm arrival after seeing the no-show reviews, and two movers and a rented Penske truck did show up in the time quoted. However, one of them was clearly not a professional. They needed to call the owner to come and get everything on the truck and spent at least an hour trying to figure out how to fit things into the truck. As it is, several of our pieces of furniture had to be left because they didn't fit. They unloaded quickly once we arrived in Cambridge.
Baystate Express, IncBaystate Express, Inc
Thumbtack Customer
My move for a 3 bedroom apartment took 7.5 hrs. I didn't expect it to take more than 5 hrs max. They did not have to pack anything, only wrap some furniture. I did have alot of stuff, but I still felt that it took way too long. I also have been discovering more items that were broken during my move. I had a chair that got ripped and received a 55 dollar discount. I have since discovered a broken piece on my daughters speaker and the tape they wrapped around my piano bench took off part of the material on it. And my new dishes broke. They guys were very nice, but I would not hire them again. One guy in particular was very quick and helpful. He gets an A+.
Top Rank MoversTop Rank Movers
Mark R.
Our quote was way over what was provided, they ran out of space on their truck and told us to get a 17ft Uhaul which still didnt fit so we had to pay for additional hours. They told us what to rent and said it would be plenty large enough or we would have rented a larger Uhaul. Fridge damaged, few items left behind, removed handles never put back, broke lights while moving and didnt replace them, put boxes where they didnt belong, damaged treadmill. Need to contact an attorney, BBB , AG office etc. A horror story!
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
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