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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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Malden movers
Pratik S.
These guys are pretty good with all the tools that are essential for a move. Both the movers were efficient and careful with our stuff. My only concern is this looked like a 3 person job and the movers were pretty exhausted at the end of the move.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
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
Cibelle T.
Move was great! Hired the company to move our heavy furniture and everything was done quickly and efficiently. The two drivers arrived early and moved everything into two apartments with no problem.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
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
Joan D.
They came in and grabbed the fridge, moved it and disposed of the old one quickly! Job was reasonable and the movers were on time.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Kim Y.
I have only excellent things to say about Stark! Their movers arrived punctually, worked efficiently and collaboratively, and were friendly and courteous. I was extremely satisfied with our move, and highly recommend Stark Moving.
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Roberto S.
I could not be happier with the moving help Next Adventure provided. They were responsive and helpful during the booking process, and the movers could not have been more pleasant and professional during the actual move. Would recommend to anyone
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
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.
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
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
Dominique H.
Nayman movers were very fast and took very good care of my property. If ever I move again, I will be using their services.
Nayman moving companyNayman moving company
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
Caitlin F.
The guys that assisted me in the move worked very well together and were very efficient. Apartment buildings are not easy to navigate with moves and these guys did amazing. Highly recommend.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
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
Mya M.
Just got finished with my move with Born to move. Despite the extremely hot day and the truck breaking down, the guys that helped me move were really good and had positive attitudes.. I think I complained more then they did. The one thing I didn’t like was at the end when it was all said it done, they added an extra hour for “travel time” .. this should’ve been said when I quoted because I would’ve just chosen movers in my same city.. as there are MANY. You guys just popped up first on thumbtack but for any one looking at this review. Ask about the “travel time”!! It’s the time they take to you not the travel time of the move! I moved less then a mile away.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
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
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
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