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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 Worcester movers
That's a really good eexperience moving with them, moving fast, carefully and professional. The movers are patient and friendly even I did not speak English well
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Joshua P.
Stark Moving assisted me with my out of state move (MA to NY). The entire process from end to end was seamless. From the initial quote process to the day of the move, I couldn’t have asked for a more reliable and efficient moving company. Thank you so much for making my move to NYC stress-free.
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Went above and beyond for this move! Polite and very respectful of me and my belongings during a stressful move!
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Nerlande P.
They made moving a breeze! They were on time, efficient, and careful. Will definitely hire again for my next move.
DA Family MovingDA Family Moving
Omar t.
Great move!!
Paradise Moving & StorageParadise Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
A simple job of moving a queen sized bed and box springs and frame to my son's in a close by town. They also moved a TV upstairs for me at my home. Very professional and thorough in explanations of move.
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Sindu P.
Entric and team were our saviours! The movers we booked in originally screwed up big time and so we were hunting in for movers a day before and luckily we found haul of fame movers. Helped us move all the stuffs on time and were so easy to communicate with. 10/10
Haul of Fame MoversHaul of Fame Movers
Jesse G.
These are top notch movers!
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Geoffery and his team was very stress free!!! They came promptly on moving day, walked through the process and explained everything that needed to happen prior to the move...Geoffery was very professional and respectful to all of my family's belongings...I will be moving again in the Spring and plan on calling them again to complete the move. Thanks again!
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Nicole C.
Paradise moving was fantastic! They did great work and got everything done really quickly. Made moving day pain free
Paradise Moving & StorageParadise Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Over the past few years, we've become professional movEES. And we couldn't have asked for more from professional movERS than the excellent service we got from Son Light Movers. They were friendly, polite and professional--on time, prepared, careful, hard-working, economical. We hired them to help us load up on one end of our move, then meet us on the other end to help unload. One of our all-time BEST moves.
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
John F.
Fantastic movers highly recommend!
Fenway MoversFenway Movers
Sonja L.
They was prompt in getting the move done.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Noah D.
They should be called “Amazing Movers”!
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Son Light Movers made us moving into a new house absolutely easy today. I've heard a lot about how movers stall when they're paid by the hour, but these guys definitely did not! They were fast and extremely courteous. I hope not to have to move again but if I do, I will certainly be using them! The total cost was what I expected and there were no surprises there. Definitely go with them!
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very quick move. Very friendly staff!
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Van L.
They came to my apartment very on time!! I was amazed with their speed and organization. It took them less than 30 minutes to pack and put everything in their truck for moving. The entire process of moving out and moving in from Worcester to Boston was under 2 hours!! The price was reasonable. I highly recommend this company.
Paradise Moving & StorageParadise Moving & Storage
Maureen m.
Scags arrived on time, the movers Jay & Ralph were very professional and they moved all the stuff I had with care. They did a great job! I would recommend them anytime
Keon G.
Great efficient and hassle free move!! Highly recommended
Upward Moving & StorageUpward Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
They came in person to evaluate the move and provide me an estimate.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Ron a.
Nick and Andrew were quick and professional. The move was smooth.
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding level of professionalism and punctuality. Geoff even went to get us boxes to help us with our move and took extreme care of moving the furniture and not damaging our walls. The movers, John and John also extremely helpful and professional. I would say, excellent value for the price. Much better that some larger, national companies.
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Elizabeth J.
We called these guys last minute and they were very good about accommodating us . I made the mistake of saying we only had one room of furniture to move , but we had 37 years of stuff! So the job was much bigger than they anticipated . They did not complain but moved everything quickly and efficiently on one of the hottest days of the year . They came in way under what a competitive Moving company quoted . I will tell all my friends to give Space movers a try . I hope to God I never move again but I hope these guys will be around if I do .
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Stephan O.
I had a thoroughly satisfying experience with Scags Movers even though I gave short notice for my move. A very efficient two man team arrived on time and carried everything out, down, up and in with no damage or complaint. I would definitely recommend them as a rapid response, highly qualified resource for your move.
Francis D.
All-Pro Piano was hands down the best moving company Ive ever dealt with. I had to move last minute and I called around to other moving comanys which didnt return my phone calls or gave me a ridiculous price to move my piano. Then I got into contact with All Pro Piano _(Omar) I left a message and he contacted me immediately with a more then fair price. The next day (less then 24 hours) my piano had been moved to one location to another. I highly recommend All-Pro Piano! They went above and beyond!!! Thank you
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
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