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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 Medford movers
Kelsey S.
Absolutely awesome experience with Born to Move! The movers were quick, professional, responsive, and punctual. Made moving smooth and easy! Really appreciated their support and help!!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Kerry E.
Round The Clock Moving is the BEST and most affordable moving company!!! The three young men were professional, friendly, and fast! The estimated moving time and price quote turned out to be spot on! I highly recommend using Round The Clock Moving.
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Diane M.
The 2 men who moved my storage unit out were very professional and did the move in a timely manner. Would definitely hire this company again Thank you Ahzon Moving.
Ahzon Moving ServicesAhzon Moving Services
Manesh B.
Fantastic moving experience! I used this moving company twice in the last 3 months, and they were great both times. I had to leave my items in storage for the first move, and they were very flexible about helping me through that move. I would recommend them to anyone.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
On-time, careful movers were excellent. Thought the price was a little high but all furniture was moved safe and sound.
Frontier MovingFrontier Moving
Ozlem Y.
They were very helpful to accommodate my move time. They came early and start earlier as I was hoping. One of the 2 movers was excellent. He worked very hard and he knew what he was doing. Yet the other one was almost non existent. So I got 1,5 movers rather than 2 movers and they moved my already packed 1 bedroom apartment in 6 hours!
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Barbara P.
The Octopus movers were very nice and were willing to keep to my schedule. However, it was more like having college buddies than professional movers. In previous moves, I admired how 2 guys would just get on either end of a piece of furniture and move it. Or they'd grab a stack of boxes. With Octopus, they moved one drawer of a dresser at a time, one box at a time, just as non-professionals would. So our move took longer than I expected and less was accomplished than I would have liked.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Christine L.
Hebert Movers was friendly, punctual, and professional! They quoted a price, and there were no hidden fees. I highly recommend them as movers!!
Hebert MoversHebert Movers
James s.
Born to Move moved me from my apartment to my house. I have no complaints at all with their work. I will definitely hire them again if I ever need a moving company. Very high quality service!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
Anna made my move stress free in the office and Marvin and David were polite, professional and hard working. Thanks for such a great moving experience! This company really is the Real Deal. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to move!
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Melissa S.
Octopus moving was very responsive and easy to book. They got me in quickly and have been helpful getting me through my first move ever. Thank you and highly recommend to others. Movers were hard working and very nice.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Vasudevan A.
Octopus movers were thoroughly professional, showed up on time, and made the move super easy and efficient. Really enjoyed working with them.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Sophia D.
Amazing company! I was able to book movers after 5 p.m. on the day before my May 1st move. The quote and booking process was quick and easy. The next day the office and movers kept in touch and moved my items quickly and efficiently across town. I didn't have to lift a finger. My bill came in below the quote and the customer service was amazing. I still can't believe I was able to book so last minute and get such reliable work done. I was so stressed about my move, this company made my move so easy. Highly recommend!!
Premium Q Moving and StoragePremium Q Moving and Storage
Erik N.
They did a great job with a small move.
Smart JunkersSmart Junkers
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service for a great price!! We were able to complete a very hectic move in the rain and everything was delivered without damage from the move. Very impressed with the timing and the communication for booking.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Laura Y.
Ben & Ali showed up on time, kept in touch during the move and finished well within the estimated time. Easily the best moving experience I have had. Highly recommend!
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Kim D.
Very responsive business. Movers were very professional
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Yan K.
Movers are very efficient and they arrived on time! Definitely recommend
Ahzon Moving ServicesAhzon Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Born to Move. Alex and his coworker took the time and care to make sure my piano was moved successfully. They arrived on time and sized up the situation. They were in constant communication with each other as to their next move. My piano was wrapped in moving blankets and strapped to a piano board to prevent any accidents. They were very professional and I would definitely use their services again. Oh, and the quote they gave me was better than any other I received.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Christopher G.
Showed up as scheduled, moved the furniture efficiently, reasonable price
Esquire Moving Inc.Esquire Moving Inc.
Manas A.
Great team! Pleasure to work with. Moved all the heavy items with no damages
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I called Real Deal on a Sunday afternoon for a last minute move and I couldn't believe someone answered the phone and got me scheduled for the next day! They showed up today and performed the move for less than I was quoted. Ed and Jose were fast, friendly and respectful. I would highly recommend Real Deal Van Lines to anyone looking for movers!
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Jenna D.
Born to move was incredible. I was a little nervous at first because they were SO much cheaper than competitors, but I have to tell you.. I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. Alex, the owner, was responsive and professional. We had two movers, Lamar and George and they were so fast and careful. They didn't waste any time and carefully wrapped all of my things and moved everything. We wanted to help but they were moving so quickly that we felt like we were just in their way! I couldn't be happier with the service we received and would definitely use them again and recommend them to friends. End your search with Born to Move! They're NOT too good to be true.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Liliana C.
Step by Step was very responsive and I was able to book with them just 2 business days before my preferred moving date. They were very transparent with the line items that went into the quote. Jordan, Fab, and Arthur arrived on time as per the booking confirmation. They were very courteous, communicative, and handled all my stuff with care. The speed of their work was just incredible. This was my 6th move and hands down absolutely best moving experience I had. I am extremely happy with their work on my move and would highly recommend them! Thanks guys!
Step By Step Moving and StorageStep By Step Moving and Storage
Tanya S.
Born to Move helped me move on February 1 and they were excellent! They arrived on time and they were thorough in finding out exactly which items they were moving, down to the last bag. I even added a mirror and a couple of paintings at the end and it wasn't a problem These guys were so quick! They loaded my stuff in a heartbeat and were careful with everything. And they unloaded it just as quickly. The whole move took two hours and the price was extremely reasonable compared to other companies I compared in the area. I would definitely use these guys again. Professional and friendly!!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
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