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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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 Waltham movers
RAGURAMAN S.
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
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
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
Shilpa S.
Great local move. No issues.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
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
Samantha M.
They did a great job moving our treadmill upstairs!
Speedy Moving CompanySpeedy Moving Company
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
Harika P.
Couldn’t have asked for a better service for my move!
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
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
Thumbtack Customer
They show up as per the plan and helped me in moving the stuff.
NCS Courier ServiceNCS Courier Service
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.
Doris T.
Aza’s crew moved me into my new house swiftly and with care. They made sure to ask about what they should move out in every room and got it correct. A great job done in a short amount of time and for a reasonable price.
Ahzon Moving ServicesAhzon Moving Services
Kathleen R.
Mike and Chris were so great! I moved on a 90 degree day to a third floor apartment and they remained cheerful the whole time. They were quick and did a great job with my move. I would definitely recommend them.
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Kumar P.
Value for money 💰 but were 3 hours late to show up on the day of move
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Lian W.
Quoted 4 hours but finished moving within 3.25 hrs. Excellent job!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
The best movers in the boston area. They arrived exactly at the time scheduled. Jack is very friendly and focuses on giving the best service possible. They bring huge boxes which makes the process very fast and efficient. Jack is great and made the move a lot faster than expected.I will definately hire them again and recommend them to anyone looking for movers. Stop looking for anyone else and hire them, you will not be disappointed.
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Kirsten L.
Our movers were great. They were quick an went above and beyind. Thanks guys!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
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