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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Gloucester movers
Alex G.
Omar and All-Pro movers were fantastic. They gave us a great price to move our baby grand piano. Great communication, professional (especially with Covid precautions), friendly, quick. Very successful move. Highly recommend!
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Joshua a.
The 2 most kind respectful movers I have ever worked with. I hade a complex moving situation that required someone to understand the situation and customize what was needed to be accomplish and really raise expectations to achieve the goals to complete the job Came in a flash got the job done would definitely recommend them for any moving needs u may have these guys will definitely come through
R&I Moving and Home CareR&I Moving and Home Care
Tom R.
Team was on time and efficient, courteous and professional. Best value of movers I contacted.
LUMY MovingLUMY Moving
Karen E.
Leandro and Rau got the job done ! Excellent service. Highly recommend Spartan movers.
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Thumbtack Customer
A day after moving and taking time to write a review speaks for it's self. From the moment they pulled up they were ready to go. As a single woman I am apprehensive about letting strangers in my home, these men were not only courteous but had a demeanor that really but me at ease. They worked hard, fast and wrapped everything, even items I wasn't concerned about. I didn't have a ton of money to spend on movers and thought I would have a bad experience because their rate is on lower end, not the case, they were great! I could go on but I have unpacking to get back to. Thank you Top Rank Movers for lowering the crazy stress of moving.
Top Rank MoversTop Rank Movers
Lynne a.
Completely unsatisfied. Movers were extremely slow and did not finish the job. Manager could not be reached to rectify situation overpaid for services.
Trust Moving and Storage IncTrust Moving and Storage Inc
Thumbtack Customer
They were fast and efficient and handled all of my items with care. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a stress-free moving experience.
Focus Moving ServicesFocus Moving Services
Maura F.
Kate answered all my questions promptly and professionally and left me feeling that I had indeed chosen the best company for the job. I will be happy to send a picture after I move!
Top Rank MoversTop Rank Movers
Marianne B.
Great team led by Mike. Communicated with me throughout the process. Whole team of 5 guys were professional and friendly. Hard working. Am going to hire them for another move next month
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Karen F.
I am pleased to write this review for one of the best companies I have worked with in a long time! Ben was courteous, prompt, efficient, HONEST and caring. This morning they moved some really nice furniture of mine and they did a terrific job! They wrap each piece with covers and lots of tape to hold the covers ion place. They were super careful not to nick any of the walls or scratch the furniture. Their pricing is very fair and they work hard for their money. I simply could not be happier with their work and intend to spread the word to anyone I know who needs a mover. If I could give them more than 5 stars I would - and I am not the kind of person to do that without good reason. I do believe in hiring local and hiring veterans. I highly recommend Next Adventure Moving!
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Nick S.
I had been searching desperately for someone to move a slate table for me. I was on a very tight time frame, else the previous owner was going to trash it. I had spoken to several other movers who were either too busy, way too expensive, or were just really bad at responding to my messages. Rod - while he was admittedly very busy - managed to fit me in perfectly where I needed him. He was always very responsive to my messages, was extremely kind, forthcoming, knowledgeable, and unassuming. He was also extremely thorough without being pretentious, which made working with him very easy and reassuring. In all, he did an amazing job both moving and refelting my new table, and I couldn't be happier with it or the job he did. It was also a very fair price, easily on par with the other quotes I got, and much lower than most. And I am certain I wouldn't have gotten that level of professionalism with any of the others! I would and will definitely recommend him to everyone. Outstanding job!
Magic Billiards & GamesMagic Billiards & Games
Thumbtack Customer
If you must move, hire.Eric! I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience with them. Unbelievably helpful. so careful of fragile antiques and art. plus gave good estimate of price and highly competitive rates. I plan to use them again soon for cleanings this time!
Smith MovingSmith Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Beware! If you forget to add something in the initial inventory to be moved they will increase their price.But, if you deduct items, they wont drop their price to reflect those changes. Also, they need to make it so you can find their contract on the page. It took 2 days to figure out it was even there.now i can't even find it. It disappeared save yourself some heartache FIND SOMEONE ELSE!
J and J Services MovingJ and J Services Moving
Thumbtack Customer
What a pleasure to deal with courteous and responsible experts. They promptly answered my questions in advance, gave me a window of arrival and showed up exactly at the beginning of that window. They had no problem planning two pickups (estate sale purchases) so I could keep my costs down. They blanketed and taped the antique furniture and secured it. And they hustled to get the furniture moved into its new location, including setting up the queen bed frame in a flash. I'll definitely use them again!
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
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