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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 Quincy movers
Vicki H.
Octopus moving did a great job for our move. We will definitely recommend them for future moving.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Bhavani R.
We used born to move for our move. They arrived on time and did the move perfectly. They we’re very accommodating and handled furniture and other stuff very carefully.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Andrew C.
I was only moving from unit to unit, however, i had a lot of stuff(2BR) and born to move finished moving everything in 59 minutes! So just under an hour to move everything. Very efficient and good value for the prices.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Carolyn C.
Fantastic experience with Spartan Movers! They made our move incredibly easy and took great care of our belongings. We HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking to move in the future.
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Bill B.
We were very happy with the move and the two men that moved us. Great job at a great price.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Douglas B.
Great movers!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
I call marco polo movers for a quote and he was so rude and said i insult him with the move I needed, I got a quick quote from spartan movers and i think the price was right for my move and they was very polite, well organize, the guys Leandro, Jose, and Jesus were for me quick, nice and very patient which most mover are not. If i can give them more stars i would and they are my contact for all my future moves thanks guys you awesome...
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Alfredo I.
The movers didn't take extra care or displayed finesse with the furniture but they got the job done in record time. They were also responsive with my needs during the move. I appreciate the speed they displayed and although I was concerned with the price range on the quote, I ended up paying less than expected so that was a plus. Thanks Octopus Moving for a positive moving experience!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Great service!. Mike and Nate were great. Plenty of communication before the move. They were very friendly and super efficient movers. Highly recommend.
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Geoff and his team were a pleasure. They moved my belongings on 7/31/14 from Belmont to Quincy. Friendly, polite, efficient, reliable, conscientious! As stressful as moving is, these guys made the moving experience a good one. Thank you Geoff, Luis, & Jesus!
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Thumbtack Customer
A long move and they worked really hard.
Maine Moving SpecialistsMaine Moving Specialists
James W.
Quick and easy move, thank you!
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Sam N.
I had a wonderful experience with my movers. They were respectful, helpful, easy-going, and had a great sense of humor. They accommodated to my needs and last-minute requests and made my moving experience less stressful. I would recommend them to anyone who is moving!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Pravin M.
move quickly. good service. grat value
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Donna L.
Round The Clock Movers did a great job in a timely manner. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone who need help moving
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
John B.
We are so glad that we hired Next Adventure Moving for my daughter’s move today! Communication was great, they were prompt and very friendly and had the best pricing I found after contacting several companies. It’s so nice to hire movers who seem happy to be there! We highly recommend this company!!!
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
You can count on these people to do the job right. Efficient and careful to take care when moving items, I plan on contacting them again if I next move in the area.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
the cheapest moving company i can find in the town
Boston Just Helpers MovingBoston Just Helpers Moving
Denise M.
The movers were amazing and had the job done in no time!!
NOVA MovingNOVA Moving
Priya P.
Alex and team were awesome. Will hire them again for any local move. Alex was very responsive and arrived on time on the day of the move and finished the job quickly! Thank you Alex and team!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
They were very good and efficient. They have made my moving very comfortable. They also deassembled and reassembled my bed. I moved almost 60 miles from my earlier apartment. My move was completed in 5 hours. More importantly, their flat rate is the one, which I admire most. There is no hidden costs such as tolls, gas or hourly excess fee.
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Rohit K.
The guys were great. They arrived in time and were able to complete the task in hand effortlessly. They were very friendly and flexible with our moving needs. I would definitely recommend and rehire them for my next move.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Mugdha J.
They were really good with moving our apartment. Quick , efficient and helpful.
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Never in my life have I encountered a group of harder working guys. They made my move so easy.. They worked like dogs making sure everything was perfect . Leandro and his crew were pros at assembling and disassembling the furniture and at the end of the day the price was fantastic!! If you need a mover you would be crazy not to hire Spartan movers and ask for Leandro and his crew!
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Tatjana G.
I worked with Jack from Miss Cheryl's moving. First, their response is fantastic. Jack got back to me (quickly) with a per hour quote, explained what that included and gave me an estimate of how long the project would take (he was correct in his estimate). I should note here I wanted to move quickly. I spoke with Jack on a Thursday and I was moved by the following Monday! Second, their professionalism is amazing; they were ready to move me...they do this for a living...and it shows. They were fun to work with, but also courteous and professional. Finally, their speed of working absolutely amazed me. I work with (commercial) movers pretty consistently and Jack and his crew were fast! They were quick without sacrificing quality; they wrapped my delicates (tv and some framed pictures) and quickly got everything on the truck. They were efficient. I would highly recommend them for any moving task you may have.
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
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