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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 Springfield movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys to do your moving. Prompt, polite, very professional. I will be using them again for another move. Thanks Will.
D's Home and MoveD's Home and Move
Aaron L.
These folks are awesome! We had hired other movers for our grand piano, but they lost our reservation and never showed. So, I contacted Omar at All-Pro Piano Movers who gave me a great quote, and a reservation on a day and at a time that worked perfectly for my move schedule - and in less than a week's time, which was a relief. All-Pro confirmed prior to the move date. Dan and Wejdi showed up on time, were absolutely professional and friendly as they moved the piano, and the whole thing took about 90 minutes from start to finish. If there is ever another day when we need our piano moved, this is the company I will absolutely be working with again. Thank you for all of your help! Aaron
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Grace L.
Entric was professional, efficient and so helpful! He brought his own tape, boxes and other supplies to safely move everything I own. He even helped me move my internet over as the cord was stuck tightly and I didn’t have a wrench - he was prepared. They made the entire process simple and worry-free. If you need anything moved, these guys are the right choice for the job.
Haul of Fame MoversHaul of Fame Movers
Thumbtack Customer
This was a simple move. I was organized and ready. The guys showed up on time, reviewed the tasks and plan. They were efficient, friendly, quick, careful with my furniture, and professional. The move was smooth. I highly recommend Real Deal. They were affordable and easy to work with.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Waylan L.
Great movers! Would use again. These guys were very flexible on timing and very punctual.
Haul of Fame MoversHaul of Fame Movers
Xuni L.
They are professional to hire for moving piano. I called in the afternoon to confirm an estimate cost of moving an upright piano. They were around that area of the pick up location, and they decided to pick up my piano and deliver it on the same day. They did an excellent job and I am highly recommend them.
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent to work with very professional. It was a short notice and a move long distance and Luiz was very accommodating! Highly recommend.
All Task Movers LLCAll Task Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Super fast response time on a last minute move. Very friendly and professional. Would surely use again!
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Maurine B.
Pro Piano Movers. It was a pleasure meeting Tom and his assistant. Tom actually made my day. I was worried about moving the piano as it is very old but Tom was such a pro that he was able to set me at ease. He picked up and delivered on time, set it up and even played it. I could not believe all he did especially at the rate he charged. It was a memorable experience and I highly recommend Tom if you are looking for a professional piano mover. You cannot go wrong using his service.
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Richard K.
Got the job done. Very careful with piano. Courteous. A few problems with communication and the move was delayed when their truck broke down.
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Kimberly S.
Needed older pool table moved, tough to find someone, finally found Cloud 9 Billards. Very professional and efficient. Would definitely hire again.
Cloud 9 BilliardsCloud 9 Billiards
Emily J.
I could not have been happier with the moving experience. The team went above and beyond expectations, working very efficiently to get me into my new place quickly.
All Task Movers LLCAll Task Movers LLC
Mark P.
The movers that came were top notch. Very nice guys, efficient, safe and careful. I would not hesitate to recommend this company. Scott George was great to work with. Showed up on time, ready to work.
Boomerang Moving & Storage
Jason W.
Andrew and his team sent notifications via text confirming rates, dates, and even notified me when they were on the way. After my first experience, I have hired Andrew two additional times. Andrew is very particular and went the extra mile to make sure everything was moved and packed with perfection. Don't hire anyone else...go with Assemblit Pro!!!
Assemblit ProAssemblit Pro
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