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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 New Bedford movers
Miguel V.
Great moving experience, movers were excellent. I would highly recommend this company.
Hanley LandscapingHanley Landscaping
Stephanie S.
Speedy moving company was able to move me in a timely manner all of the workers for a professional and kind!
Speedy Moving CompanySpeedy Moving Company
Ashley M.
Working with Stark Moving was excellent!! I was so impressed by the user friendliness of their online customer portal, the high degree of customer service and responsiveness, and especially the reasonable price. The movers arrived right on time, they were incredibly professional, courteous and efficient throughout the entire move. This was by far the best moving experience I have had, and coming from someone that has moved over 10 times that speaks volumes! I will absolutely be recommending Stark Moving to my friends, family and customers!!
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I've moved several times in the last 4 years. This has to be the best experience yet , moving is stressful but joe and Derek are so organized everything went flawless even with snow and rain. I would recommend here 2 haul to anyone who needs to move. Great service with friendly,organized and efficient movers .
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Emily H.
The guys were so great! Got moved quickly and was so painless. Moving sucks but doesn't need to be. A big thank you!!!!!!
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Robert C.
Great movers very professional and easy to talk to
yourHandyGuys LLCyourHandyGuys LLC
Julie B.
I can't begin to tell how amazing these guys are!! I originally hired them for March 14th but had to change the date and they had no problem accomadating my request. They did a 3rd floor to 3rd floor move with zero complaints and within this move they had to move my jukebox which as you can guess isn't light by any means. They all went above and beyond to make my moving experience a happy one!! I would recommend this company and these group of great guys to anyone looking for a moving company. Definitely my jukebox heroes!!!
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Rebekah C.
Curran and his team were incredible to work with. In preparation for our move he was very communicative in working out logistics and addressed all of our questions and concerns. We had to change our move date and he was able to work with us to lock in a date on fairly short notice. Day of our move we received a message bright and early and this continued throughout the day. His movers took care with our belongings and were respectful of us every step of the way. We have had many moving experiences, this was one of the best we have ever had.
yourHandyGuys LLCyourHandyGuys LLC
Paula L.
Wonderful movers were great and very careful with my things
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Ross D.
I just Hired these guys to move my house into a storage unit. they were on time, professional, VERY fair pricing, these guys did a great job! Will hire to move out of storage and will recommend to friends and family 👍.
Blink Moving LLCBlink Moving LLC
Leo S.
They were quick and efficient. They moved my furniture items very easily.
Smart JunkersSmart Junkers
Dianne C.
I want to thank you all for your totally professional way you moved my daughter into her apartment on such short notice. I will recomend you to anyone who needs a mover. You are also very reasonably priced.
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Kathi K.
The movers were hard working, well mannered and patient! Would highly recommend.
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Joe and his team did an excellent job moving our 2 bedroom apartment for us
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Thumbtack Customer
We bought a condo and needed to move from our high rise apartment in New Bedford. I waited around for another mover to show up on Saturday, but he never showed! I emailed Thumbtack on Saturday afternoon and Real Deal Van Lines could move me on Monday for half the price the original no-show dude had quoted me, and still get me out of the apartment before my lease required another month's rent. The movers were prompt, efficient, pleasant, careful with my belongings, and put things where I wanted them. We have tons of boxes to reorganize but at least they are all at the same location! What a relief!
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Po was very courteous but not prepared for the size of the move. Came with a very small U-Haul truck, requiring 2 trips. Good thing we weren'the moving far. His 'new' partner needs a bit more experience. We had a sofa torn and a dining room table damaged.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Chelsea B.
CJ was great! Needed a few large, heavy items moved from my second floor apartment to a storage unit. He showed up a few minutes before our agreed upon time, and was nothing but polite and professional during the move. His prices are more than fair, and I would definitely hire him again!
CJ’s express move LLCCJ’s express move LLC
Kathy C.
I got a few moving quotes and Santos had the lowest one. Our pickup was 1 TV stand ~50lbs, just over 4ft in length and it was a 20 minute drive 1 way. Santos and his crew were very professional and I would definitely call next time I need to move something.
Quality Movers NEQuality Movers NE
Rupsa R.
I’m highly satisfied with the H-movers. The crew was extremely well behaved, highly skilled, and professional. I will recommended them to everyone.
Abbe N.
The two movers who came to help with my move were friendly, professional and efficient! We had two pick up locations before the final destination and they had no issues getting to any location. They carefully wrapped things that needed protecting- including two very special family antiques and all of my belongings made it safely to my new home. Would definitely hire this company again in the future and would recommend to family and friends!
NOVA MovingNOVA Moving
Ariane M.
CJ and his crew were excellent! they let me know when they were in the area, and then called when they arrived. They did a top notch job, highly recommend this crew when your moving!
CapeWide Green Movers and RecyclingCapeWide Green Movers and Recycling
Thumbtack Customer
This company was very friendly and professional. They were on time and made the move very easy for us. Perhaps not for them since they had to run up and down 3 flights of stairs several, several times but they didn't complain at all.
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Thumbtack Customer
Joe and Derrick were on time, extremely professional and helpful. It ended up snowing on the morning of my move, but they powered through and were efficient. We also had to troubleshoot a couple large pieces and we are grateful for their ideas.
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Brianna L.
Wasn't able to actually use them but they tried so hard to move around all my crazy times being changed for our closing. In the end it just wasn't going to work out. But they were very reasonable and responsive.
Blink Moving LLCBlink Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional they all take pride in there work. Stayed late to help me move everything and went out of there way to accommodate my wife and i very reasonable price dont hesitate to hire they will satisfy. Not one item damaged.
H2H ServicesH2H Services
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