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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 Malden movers
Lauren O.
Po's moving company is phenomenal ! Incredibly punctual and professional. I've moved 9 times in the past year and Po's moving has helped me every time. Can't imagine a move without them now. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a company to make moving seamless and effortless! 10 stars :)
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Paul D.
Step by step moving did a fantastic job with our move and protection of our belongings before, during and after move and I would recommend their services to anyone I know
Step By Step Moving and StorageStep By Step Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
they did a great job moving my two bedroom apt. they were really careful moving delicate furniture, thanks for your help
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Christine G.
We had a great experience with Born to Move. We moved out of an apartment on a challenging dead-end street; Alexei and his partner handled it with ease. They wrapped our furniture meticulously and moved everything quickly. Not a single item was damaged. On top of that, they were a pleasure to have around. We would definitely hire Born to Move again--an excellent find on Thumbtack!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Winnie N.
Best and smoothest move I have ever had, and I move a lot so I have dealt with many different movers. These guys were so professional and gentle with my delicate furniture. They even had to go up the stairs with my box spring and entertainment center and they handled it like champs. Thank you for making my move so easy.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Robert W.
they were on time and moved quickly
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Michelle G.
They moved everything quickly and efficiently
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Danielle R.
We hired Next Adventure Moving for our recent move. Ray and Efrain were great and extremely helpful. They were on time and definitely have a strong work ethic. I will be sure to go to them again for my next move and reccomend them to my friends.
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They have done a fantastic job in moving us.
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Kelly T.
They moved everything in an hour. They were polite and professional.
Step By Step Moving and StorageStep By Step Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The moving crew arrived promptly at the scheduled time and were quick to start the job. They were efficient, and very careful with moving all my furnture/belongings. They were very helpful and made my move very smooth and easy. I would recommend them and use them again in the future. Thank you!
Premium Q Moving and StoragePremium Q Moving and Storage
Satish S.
Hired 3 hrs before moving. Hired to move at 3 but they had to push it to 5 PM but they were responsible in communicating delays. Arrived on time and completed work in less than planned time.
Seven MovingSeven Moving
Gbenro O.
I hired Nova Moving for a move from a Malden to Westwood. I moved from a 2 bedroom apartment to another 2 bedroom. I experienced some issues and wanted to share here for others considering them. 1) Speed of move: They sent 3 guys but the guys are not really professional movers. As such, even though they worked hard, they didn't move as fast as other movers I had. I moved last year from the same town I just moved into to the old location (very very similar but reverse move) with the same stuff and my total move time was 10 hours. Mind you, my movers then had a broken dolly and the distance from my old place to the loading dock was much longer. This time, the move took over 12 hours! Most of that can be attributed to the movers not being as efficient. At some point, I had to leave for about 2 hours and when I returned, 1 of the movers had gone away while on the clock with the truck for not clear reasons and didn't return for some time after. They claimed he went to buy gas but the tank was empty and on our way to the new place, he had to stop to buy gas (which I paid for!) and which in rush hour traffic added at least another 30 -45 minutes to our time. Very unprofessional. 2) Mattresses: Even though they told me they had mattress covers and shrinking tape, all they came with were blankets. As such, they used dirty blankets to wrap my memory foam mattresses, couches and rest of furniture. Both my mattresses got dirty in the process with one getting extremely dirty. I've attached a picture of it. I contacted their CS and they refused to respond 3) Customer Service: Before giving them the job, their customer service was very responsive. However, before paying for the job, I complained about the guy disappearing and they took 30 mins off my time. After noticing the terrible state of my mattresses, I then contacted them a few times again and they've been unresponsive. My mattress is unusable as it's memory foam so I can't wash it. I need to get it replaced.
NOVA MovingNOVA Moving
Briana K.
Made my move quick and easy, would highly recommend!
Smith MovingSmith Moving
Pradipto D.
To start off, I was quite disappointed when they showed up without any packaging boxes when I specifically mentioned the I needed both packing and moving service. I was pretty sure that the move was not going to happen that day. But, boy, they handled the misunderstanding with so much professionalism and expediency. They spoke with Alex, told me that they need to get more boxes and gave me a few boxes so that I can start packing. There were a lot of little stuff and I completely underestimated the time and effort needed to complete the full packing. The team of three people worked hard and tirelessly to pack every piece of item and move them to my new apartment. This was a truly professional move of 10 hours and at no point, did they not show courtesy. Amazing group of packers and movers. Best of all, all of the problem resolution, packing and moving for 10 hours happened in a COVID19 situation and no one was sick during and after the move. Kudos to you guys!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Kenneth L.
Great guys had us moved in a few hours. Very professional, took great care of all our furniture. Will be calling them again & I recommend them to anyone I know looking for movers.
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
I had a great experience with RGtech. The mover arrived on time and he was very responsive! He’s a computer engineer working as a mover as a side job. Super friendly and professional. I would highly recommend their service to other people.
Chimera L.
Rexton did an amazing job moving me into my 3rd floor walkup condo. Everything was well wrapped and protected. There was zero damage to my walls and floors. Most amazing, they moved my elliptical up three flights of stairs WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE IT APART! The move was super quick and they were incredibly efficient and kind. I'm beyond impressed with this team. I will definitely hire them again.
REXTON Moving & Storage, IncREXTON Moving & Storage, Inc
Michelle L.
Helped moved boxes for us very last minute! Life saver. Thanks!
JP Moving CompanyJP Moving Company
Chinwe N.
Andrei and his team just moved me today and they were just amazing! I moved locally and had a lot of items in bags and that was no problem for them. All I did was sit back and relax and they got the job done. They arrived on time, were VERY fast (I am on the 3rd floor), professional, EFFICIENT and worked independently - only asking me questions to clarify items being moved as they loaded up the truck. I came across the company and though they were new, I decided to give them a chance and I am so glad I did. The office manager I worked with to book my move was so awesome; she was able to make great suggestions of what would work for me and I was also able to upload pictures of items I had packed. If you are looking to move and give a new company a try go with Space Moving and Storage, you will be glad you did!
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Shondell B.
They were great. Friendly, worked quickly and no damage to my items. Overall, happy with my move.
Red Eagle MoversRed Eagle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
these guys were awesome, NO ONE complained about how much stuff I have. They did all the disassembly and reassembly. I would recommend them highly. I have had several different moving companies and there was always a problem. Moving is stressful and they were great!!
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Khushali P.
They were on time, communicated immediately, really quick and smooth moving! Definitely reccomend step by step!
Step By Step Moving and StorageStep By Step Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were on time and efficient. They were very helpful and careful with all our belongings. highly recommended.
Top Rank MoversTop Rank Movers
Jamie H.
Space moving and storage were a great choice for me. To start, I had very little time to plan my move. I was able to hire them one week from the actual move day which was at the end of the month. The person I chatted with online was very knowledgeable and helped me pick the options that were best for me. The actual move was also great! I chose three guys for 129$ an hour for a Sunday move. This was cheap compared to what others were offering for the same thing. They showed up on time! The guys (one of which was the owner of the company) came in were professional, asked which things were going, and even took apart some of the furniture I was not able to! They wrapped everything in moving blankets or wrap to make sure nothing was damaged. Then when they were unpacking the truck they laid down carpet protectors to make sure they didn't track anything in! They even put back together the furniture they had to take apart! Booking in a time crunch A+ Work quality A+ Professionalism A+ Would I hire them again? YES, yes I would!
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
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