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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 Waltham movers
The movers were on time and carefully handled all our things. All furniture were wrapped and moved.very happy with the move(local move)
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Lydia G.
Ben from Next Adventure Moving was responsive and great to work with for scheduling my move. The movers were punctual and I appreciate the effort they put in to protect our furniture during the move. Overall, working with them was a great experience.
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Alison B.
I used Space Moving to move my belongings from a storage unit to new apartment. The movers were friendly, efficient, and careful with my things - everything you could ask for to create an easy and seamless moving experience.
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were professional. Omar's truck broke down and his communication was prompt and direct. We rescheduled the move for a couple days later. The whole move only took 1 hour. Very professional and fast, highly recommended for anyone that needs their piano moved.
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Mike G.
Thank you Move and Care for helping me with my move. I was extremely stressed about moving and you made my move stress-free and easy. I highly recommend this company. They were very professional and careful with all my belongings. I'm extremely satisfied with their services.
Move and Care moving companyMove and Care moving company
Vineet s.
Great movers
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Aina K.
I definitely will recommend space moving for my friends! This was my first time using movers and I am happy that I did. It saved my time hugely and the movers were very professional with wrapping fragile furnitures. Every penny I spent on space moving definitely worth it! Thank you:)))
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Amelia V.
Ahzon Moving Services was such an excellent and seamless service to use!! We were moving locally and didn’t hire a mover in time. They were flexible, efficient, and got the job done in a pretty tight space. Would definitely hire them again.
Ahzon Moving ServicesAhzon Moving Services
Shilpa S.
Great local move. No issues.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Heather M.
I had a great experience with Step by Step Moving. The guys called before they headed over, they were right on time. They moved quickly and efficiently and were very pleasant and easy to work with. I will definitely use them again for my next move.
Step By Step Moving and StorageStep By Step Moving and Storage
David F.
Did a good job with an apartment move. They kept in good communication leading up to move, though they were delayed from the original set time.
Mystic Movers LLCMystic Movers LLC
Kathryn S.
Mine was a simple move. One chair, one flight. Their movers were professional and polite. They even assembled it for me, no extra charge. I couldn't be happier.
NOVA MovingNOVA Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly guys. No hassle moving experience.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Egor D.
First of all I want to say that I moved 6 times. 4 times used the moving companies (negative experience), the last two times I moved by myself. Friends advised Esquire moving. The best experience ever. Absolutely all the furniture was packed. There are absolutely no barriers for these guys. The dresser didn’t fit - the door was removed, the sofa didn’t fit- hosting on the 3rd floor through the window! I definitely recommend this company!
Esquire Moving Inc.Esquire Moving Inc.
Lorig D.
Can’t recommend Octopus Moving enough. These guys are pros. They were right on time, super careful and made the whole moving process a breeze. I will definitely be using their services in the future.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Polina V.
Excellent all around! The crew was not only really friendly, but incredibly efficient and careful with our things. When I move again, I'll definitely use Miss Cheryl's moving.
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Peter R.
Thank you so much for helping move my brother and i's stuff yesterday. The movers did a great job, were very professional and the quote they gave me was accurate to the final cost I ended up paying for the job. If I move again in the near future, I will be sure to use them again.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Samantha M.
They did a great job moving our treadmill upstairs!
Speedy Moving CompanySpeedy Moving Company
Harika P.
Couldn’t have asked for a better service for my move!
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Son Light Movers, is very fast to help you, provides excellent support on moving items and ensures quality is delivered in what they do. I had them move some boxes from my sun room to the basement of my house as well some furniture to the attic and in both cases they performed the job very diligently and thoroughly. I think if you have chosen Son Light Movers, then you assured of excellent service. I strongly recommend them.
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Frontier Moving was great. They worked with my price range and came out 2 days later. They worked quickly and efficiently and were super friendly. I would definitely use them for future moves!
Frontier MovingFrontier Moving
Magzhan Z.
it was an amazing service with Esquire Moving. I have made it an appointment and they called me a day before to confirm about moving day. Offered me an affordable price. Movers came to my house and rapidly dwindling everything early in the morning. They were so fast that I have never seen these kind of pals ever. Friendly, intelligent guys. Thanks a lot.
Esquire Moving Inc.Esquire Moving Inc.
Lester M.
Sergei and Paul were great. they know their business and are obviously proud of their expertise. We had antique furniture, some very delicate, they went out of their way not only to protect it for this move to storage, but prepare it in ways that will head off problems eventually moving it out of storage. They are not the most expensive, nor the cheapest, but I doubt there is a better value for the money if you want professional movers.
Prudential Moving & StoragePrudential Moving & Storage
Dai A.
This is the most professional moving company I have ever met! Perfect!!!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Matthew C.
Very talented and flexible team. Made a tough move stress free!
Centaur MovingCentaur Moving
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