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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 Taunton movers
Rosica H.
Great movers
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Shanna C.
They were fast and efficient moved everything no questions asked. We had a lot of boxes and they moved everything in and out very quickly and were very careful with our belongings
Blink Moving LLCBlink Moving LLC
Karen S.
I am so happy I booked my move with Speedy Moving Company. They were outstanding! Hard workers wh worked as hard and fast as they could to get the job done. If I ever need movers again. I'll call them again. I highly recommend them
Speedy Moving CompanySpeedy Moving Company
Nick A.
Quick, high quality moving service. Highly recommended!
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Elisa U.
Fenway movers helped me with a long distance move to Connecticut. They were super communicative and very accommodating. Very friendly, worked super hard and we’re really good with all my items as to make sure they didn’t damage anything. I would definitely use them again!! They helped my move be less stressful!
Fenway MoversFenway Movers
Chi C.
I recently hired Spartan Movers for my move 2 weeks ago and they did an excellent job. Leandro, Jose and Jesus worked hard at a fast pace while ensuring my belongings were well cared for. They were prompt and extremely friendly. I would definitely consider hiring Spartan Movers again, highly recommended!
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Gloria W.
Very polite. Responded immediately to any request during actual move.
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Tawnie S.
These guys are fantastic !They are on time ! They a careful,hardworking and efficient !!! They came well prepared with extra boxes they brought cello wrap bubble wrap moving carts ... Moving is an extremely stressful event for everyone. Do yourself a favor Call Them it’s so refreshing because I had spent most of my moving experience with another company where things didn’t go so well I really appreciated this company Thank You
Ahzon Moving ServicesAhzon Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Made the move very easy, even the morning after a blizzard! Would recommend and use again.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
The experience I had with this company was definitely outstanding. The 2 gentlemen Eduardo & Steve were very pleasant and respectful. They were professionals. They took care in all my belongings. they were efficient and quick. I would DEFINATELY use them for my next move. I will recommend them HIGHLY to anyone looking to move
Miranda N.
Amazing service! Can’t say this enough. So accommodating. Quickly and efficiently moved a heavy piece of furniture for my family.Thank you so much.
CapeWide Green Movers and RecyclingCapeWide Green Movers and Recycling
Caitlin B.
They came to move my stuff everything was going good then they moved my 70 inch tv and one of the guys fell while hold it and chipped a peace off the corner and hurt his ankle but they never came inside to tell me my tv had hit something to make it chip the tv is working but it has a chip on it and I’m pissed I’m currently seeking to speak to lawyer
DA Family MovingDA Family Moving
Debra M.
Great professional company. The movers took care of our belongings and the price was competitive. They remained very flexible when plans changed last minute. Definitely recommend!
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Thumbtack Customer
AMAZING TEAM OF MOVERS!! 3rd flr 7yrs of a 2bdrm this company had it done in 3 hrs flat 30 miles distance in 240 mins! 👍👍 2 Thumbs up!
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Kelly H.
This company is PHENOMENAL!! Highly recommend using them if you are in need of movers. Extremely professional and down to earth guys. They have very fair pricing and they work quick! Ron was always very responsive and always kept me updated every step of the way. My husband and I were blown away with how great their service was from beginning to end. If you need movers, look no further! This is the company you should go with!
Matador Moving and Storage LLCMatador Moving and Storage LLC
Tracy M.
These guys were fantastic. From helpful and professional front office staff to the guys they sent to actually move us - wonderful people all of them. No hidden fees. The actual cost was accurate to the quote. We could not be happier!
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Grateful for their help in our move. It wasn't a long haul. They showed up and treated our stuff with respect. They were very timely. No issues. Would use again if the same crew. At least one of this crew was a military veteran so it was very great addition to the professionalism.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Stacy S.
We used Smart Junkers to move a single piece of furniture. I cannot say enough good things about their professionalism and care for my piece. I would hire them again in a second and recommend to everyone. It’s a shame I can only give 5 stars!
Smart JunkersSmart Junkers
Yara j.
They saved the day , I had to move on a Sunday afternoon . I posted my project same day and got the response within minutes to come help me that afternoon. They were very professional and got the job done . Helped me pack my digital upright piano and desk plus tape up almost 10 boxes . Very helpful and professional , highly recommended .
Blink Moving LLCBlink Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Geoff and his team were absolutely awesome! Geoff was in regular contact up until move day and he and his team arrived early which was comforting to know all would go as planned. Geoff and his team were quick to get to work packing the truck and were swift in getting the job done while also being careful and considerate of us and our things. Unloading the truck and set up at the final destination went just a smoothly. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for conscientious hard workers!
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Angela K.
Communication up until the project was good. It led me to believe that this, like my dozen other successful projects on Thumbtack, would go smoothly. This morning drivers were late and called to confirm my address. I immediately corrected the number he was telling me but he wouldn't take that information and wanted me to call dispatch. A company shouldn't be having drivers call clients if there is a communication barrier. Prior to move date, (I kept all my dealing with the coordinator in writing) and on multiple occasions was told one price. Now the guys were pleasant, worked hard and everything was done pretty quickly. I am shown the invoice to sign and the cost written is higher than previously agreed upon (I had read comments before and another client had warned of this so I tried to make sure I wouldn't have an issue). I told the driver I was told said amount and gave him cash. He amended the total and I signed it. I immediately asked the coordinator for an explanation but wasn't given one. No less then half an hour later the drivers' number is calling my phone, 6 times in a row. I was away from my phone at the time. It's now mere hours later and I'm seeing all the continuous missed calls and turns out he left a voicemail. In said voicemail he identifies himself as this company's driver, which I knew from having met him in person earlier. he proceeded to say that I was a liar and he doesn't like people that lie on him. He claims that I said I paid more (which i didn't pay more and never said I did). He went on to say that he "knows my address and is coming back" and he doesn't like that. So I paid for work to be done, was inconvenienced with a wait and issues surrounding lack of ability to properly communicate and NOW, I am listening to this man's threatening and angry message indicating his intentions to literally come back to my house. I use this company to move some furniture in our home where I live with my young child and now I have to worry about our well being because someone again didn't understand what must have been said to him. My last message to the coordinator specified that I had asked OF HER why the quote she gave me was not what was expected of me upon receipt. This was in no way questioning the driver or what I had paid them. I'm more than upset at this point and will be making a formal complaint. I have done nothing wrong in this entire scenario and didn't deserve the wait and inconvenience (but it's a service industry, it happens), nor the inflated quote but how is this rectified? I get screamed at and threatened by a man that was just in my home and literally leaves a voicemail threatening to come back here. I wish I could rewind the clock and have used someone else. Moves are stressful in life and that is why we hire companies to assist us. I really don't need to be dealing with this aftermath right now and most importantly I want to warn potential customers to avoid these issues all together. I am notifying Thimbtack immediately as well as filing a complaint with the BBB. If only I could attach tha voicemail to this!!
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
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