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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 Lynn movers
Thumbtack Customer
The best moving experience I've ever had! Liviu and his crew worked hard all day and we were extremely happy. I will be recommending Focus Moving to anybody I know that needs a mover.
Focus Moving ServicesFocus Moving Services
Donato D.
I was very happy with my experience with Born to Move! Will be calling them again to move everything out of storage and into the new house!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Judith m.
Great experience with Born to Move!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
Marian and his team were fantastic ! Not only did they complete my move under budget, but they were communicative in advance, followed up and pre called on days moving up to our final move day, and called to tell us they would be early, as long as it was ok. Everything moved safe and sound, great business and I will be recommending them to my friends and family ! Thank you !!!
Premium Q Moving and StoragePremium Q Moving and Storage
Mike S.
These guys are the best of the best. They spent four hours correcting another movers 12 hour nightmare. Go with Top Speed Moving and Storage. You won't be disapointed.
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jack and Fred are absolutely amazing!!! They made the dreaded moving day an absolute breeze. Unlike my experience with previous movers, they offered an honest service; quick, friendly and inexpensive. They're everything I always imagined movers should be. They also went above and beyond, suggesting and then helping us donate furniture that didn't fit in our new apartment. I couldn't be happier with choosing Miss Cheryl's Moving! You guys are the best!!
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Gregory O.
EXCEPTIONAL! These gentlemen made the moving process easy. I would highly recommend using Octopus Moving Service. They were responsive, professional and efficient. Moreover the value is unbeatable! THANK YOU!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
What an awesome crew Mike, Nate and Chris. Quick, courteous and cautious when moving. I would recommend them to anyone in the greater Boston area. Why move yourself and stress yourself out when you have other things to worry about. So glad we decided to hire Too Speed Moving. Thanks again and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. From Kelley, Karina and Mark
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Daniel D.
ICan Handyman was great. I would use him again if I need something moved.
iCan HandymaniCan Handyman
MARK A S.
I had a small job, that I assumed most movers would say no to. This was not the case with Smart Junkers. Not only did they move everything quickly, they also were considerate to my timeline, rambunctious kids, and the condition of my items. I’d hire them again without hesitation.
Smart Junkers LLCSmart Junkers LLC
Jessica R.
They were amazing! I would recommend them to anyone who is moving! Great Price, Great People and Great Time Management!
Smith MovingSmith Moving
David S.
Ben was phenomenal to deal with. Truly a pro. Very reasonably priced as well. They worked hard and made it look easy. Hire these guys if you are moving.
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Po and his partner Jay, are excellent! Needed some furniture moved to storage! Quick, professional and very friendly! I will be hiring them in the future! Linda and Lindsey.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Best service! Friendly, reliable, quote have was what the final price was. They even called to tell me where they were in the process of the move! Would recommend to anyone!
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Lisa S.
Eric and his co-worker were awesome and super friendly! They helped move all the items needed and did not complain at all. This was also a last minute decision to hire movers and Eric contacted me with open availability to help out! I would hire them again and I would also recommend them to friends and Family. Good job guys! And thank you very much for all your help in such a short notice!
Smith MovingSmith Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Last minute search led me to these guys and I cannot say enough awesome things about them! Amazing, efficient, quick, courteous, etc. I'm definitely keeping these guys in mind for future moves ;-)
Frontier MovingFrontier Moving
Louise N.
Very professional, they came on time to help us move out of our apartment. We had a lot of heavy furniture- they made sure all pieces were wrapped properly. They really took care of us. Highly recommend
Blink Moving LLCBlink Moving LLC
Alicia D.
Awesome first time moving experience! I had some questions about how things were supposed to be done throughout the actual moving process (I.e. Should my metal bed frame be taken apart?) but they were eager to inform me and took initiative to get it done. My process went over by 2 hours but they were surely working the entire time. I had a lot more things that I thought.. an entire apartment that went into a storage unit. (Which they fit everything literally perfect without needing any help from me on where/how to put it.) Would definitely recommend!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Kay M.
Alex and his crew are hard working, understandable, and kind. They transported heavy duty furniture for my mother into her new residence. Not only did they come prepared to get the job done, during the moving, they also found my turtle out of her aquarium and placed her back safely. We are grateful!
Move ONMove ON
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