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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 Bowie movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were amazing, very fast (we had a small time window and they made it work), movers were smart, and kind. I am hiring them again this week to move more things. Best movers ever..seriously!!
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Natasha B.
We hired Proah Movers to move the big items for us. They were on time even early! They moved quickly! I would definitely hire and recommend them.
PROAH MOVERSPROAH MOVERS
Talia L.
Charlie’s moving were professional, fast and efficient with same day moving services accommodated.
Charlies moving and haulingCharlies moving and hauling
David L.
The movers were punctual and did a fantastic job. All moved in 3.5 hours and the antiques were well protected in the truck. Very professional movers and nice guys. I highly recommend them to everyone. If I need any more moving, I will call them.
Your Pro Movers, LLCYour Pro Movers, LLC
Tony W.
Movers arrived a hour and a half late. Punctuality is a major issue. Otherwise the move was about average.
NK MOVERS & RENTALSNK MOVERS & RENTALS
Barbara A.
Exvellent movers. Professional and did a very quick amd error free move. I recommend them highly!
Three Brothers MoversThree Brothers Movers
Sematawi T.
I am an experienced packer & mover, I am always very prepared for a move. I was moving from a 2 BR sfh ONE level into a 3 level townhome, thus the first part of the move should have been quick & easy. The 3 movers were to arrive at 8AM, they arrived at 8:45AM no call. No problem, I know traffic is difficult. Most of the boxes & bins were located in the dining room. There was one bedroom (bed already broken down), one office, a small dining room table (already broken down) (chairs), small kitchen table (chairs), patio table & 4 chairs, various occasional tables, and 50 boxes/bins. All items to go were flagged and labeled. Two of the movers looked able to move, one is a very old man; no disrespect to elders, but there is no way the older man was able or prepared to move anything. Unfortunately, it took almost 3 hours to load this small amount of items (8:45 - 11:30). At 10:15, I called the main number and told the man the movers were woefully unprepared to move. The man answering the phone told me "my bad" about the older gentleman. He would "make it right". Ok. Let's keep moving forward. We go to the new house (3 miles away) the driver drives 10-15 mph on a 40-50 mph road, other drivers were honking & beeping. This felt like an obvious attempt to have a long, drawn out moving to increase the cost of the move. Once here, the 3 movers start to unpack the truck. The new house was labeled (rooms) and post it notes were documented where the larger items should be placed. All of a sudden the older gentleman was gone and the lead mover asked me to talk on the phone to the mgr. I did and he told me they were sending 3 add'l movers because of the older gentlemen was not able to adequately move. One of the new 3 movers was STELLAR; he was helpful, able to move things, etc. If they were all like him, that would be amazing! Again, promises to make it right. Net/Net, this move took 7 hours and it should have taken no more than 4. At the end, the lead mover told me the "full amount" for 3 movers and 7 hours. I called the mgr and he did give a discount, which is appreciated but it was more than fair, considering the circumstances (and the fact that I pitched in and moved a lot). 2 of my 3 dressers were wrapped in plastic and broken (they must have carried them by the legs and broke them off the dressers). My dining room table top was not wrapped (scratched) but a leather ottoman was wrapped. They also left my patio table, bike and dog kennel at the old address. They did go back and get the table, but I had to push them. Things were in the wrong rooms, wrong floors, despite being clearly labeled --- which resulted in me having to move things AGAIN in the new house. Totally not satisfied with the moving service (with the exception with the 1 mover).
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Sematawi T.
I am an experienced packer & mover, I am always very prepared for a move. I was moving from a 2 BR sfh ONE level into a 3 level townhome, thus the first part of the move should have been quick & easy. The 3 movers were to arrive at 8AM, they arrived at 8:45AM no call. No problem, I know traffic is difficult. Most of the boxes & bins were located in the dining room. There was one bedroom (bed already broken down), one office, a small dining room table (already broken down) (chairs), small kitchen table (chairs), patio table & 4 chairs, various occasional tables, and 50 boxes/bins. All items to go were flagged and labeled. Two of the movers looked able to move, one is a very old man; no disrespect to elders, but there is no way the older man was able or prepared to move anything. Unfortunately, it took almost 3 hours to load this small amount of items (8:45 - 11:30). At 10:15, I called the main number and told the man the movers were woefully unprepared to move. The man answering the phone told me "my bad" about the older gentleman. He would "make it right". Ok. Let's keep moving forward. We go to the new house (3 miles away) the driver drives 10-15 mph on a 40-50 mph road, other drivers were honking & beeping. This felt like an obvious attempt to have a long, drawn out moving to increase the cost of the move. Once here, the 3 movers start to unpack the truck. The new house was labeled (rooms) and post it notes were documented where the larger items should be placed. All of a sudden the older gentleman was gone and the lead mover asked me to talk on the phone to the mgr. I did and he told me they were sending 3 add'l movers because of the older gentlemen was not able to adequately move. One of the new 3 movers was STELLAR; he was helpful, able to move things, etc. If they were all like him, that would be amazing! Again, promises to make it right. Net/Net, this move took 7 hours and it should have taken no more than 4. At the end, the lead mover told me the "full amount" for 3 movers and 7 hours. I called the mgr and he did give a discount, which is appreciated but it was more than fair, considering the circumstances (and the fact that I pitched in and moved a lot). 2 of my 3 dressers were wrapped in plastic and broken (they must have carried them by the legs and broke them off the dressers). My dining room table top was not wrapped (scratched) but a leather ottoman was wrapped. They also left my patio table, bike and dog kennel at the old address. They did go back and get the table, but I had to push them. Things were in the wrong rooms, wrong floors, despite being clearly labeled --- which resulted in me having to move things AGAIN in the new house. Totally not satisfied with the moving service (with the exception with the 1 mover).
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Thumbtack Customer
David was able to arrange our move of a 4 bedroom house in two days. We moved on New Year's day! The crew was courteous, helpful, and absolutely efficient. The customer service by David was perfect and was the quality of the move. The price was also great. Highest praise.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Sematawi T.
I am an experienced packer & mover, I am always very prepared for a move. I was moving from a 2 BR sfh ONE level into a 3 level townhome, thus the first part of the move should have been quick & easy. The 3 movers were to arrive at 8AM, they arrived at 8:45AM no call. No problem, I know traffic is difficult. Most of the boxes & bins were located in the dining room. There was one bedroom (bed already broken down), one office, a small dining room table (already broken down) (chairs), small kitchen table (chairs), patio table & 4 chairs, various occasional tables, and 50 boxes/bins. All items to go were flagged and labeled. Two of the movers looked able to move, one is a very old man; no disrespect to elders, but there is no way the older man was able or prepared to move anything. Unfortunately, it took almost 3 hours to load this small amount of items (8:45 - 11:30). At 10:15, I called the main number and told the man the movers were woefully unprepared to move. The man answering the phone told me "my bad" about the older gentleman. He would "make it right". Ok. Let's keep moving forward. We go to the new house (3 miles away) the driver drives 10-15 mph on a 40-50 mph road, other drivers were honking & beeping. This felt like an obvious attempt to have a long, drawn out moving to increase the cost of the move. Once here, the 3 movers start to unpack the truck. The new house was labeled (rooms) and post it notes were documented where the larger items should be placed. All of a sudden the older gentleman was gone and the lead mover asked me to talk on the phone to the mgr. I did and he told me they were sending 3 add'l movers because of the older gentlemen was not able to adequately move. One of the new 3 movers was STELLAR; he was helpful, able to move things, etc. If they were all like him, that would be amazing! Again, promises to make it right. Net/Net, this move took 7 hours and it should have taken no more than 4. At the end, the lead mover told me the "full amount" for 3 movers and 7 hours. I called the mgr and he did give a discount, which is appreciated but it was more than fair, considering the circumstances (and the fact that I pitched in and moved a lot). 2 of my 3 dressers were wrapped in plastic and broken (they must have carried them by the legs and broke them off the dressers). My dining room table top was not wrapped (scratched) but a leather ottoman was wrapped. They also left my patio table, bike and dog kennel at the old address. They did go back and get the table, but I had to push them. Things were in the wrong rooms, wrong floors, despite being clearly labeled --- which resulted in me having to move things AGAIN in the new house. Totally not satisfied with the moving service (with the exception with the 1 mover).
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Tania R.
Amazing experience, the 2 movers that showed up started working immediately and put down rugs to protect the floor. They moved me out of my townhouse and into my new house, it took 8 hours but they worked very hard and my furniture was protected and moved without any damage. I'm really happy with their service, and will be referring them to anyone who is thinking about moving.
Prestige Moving ServicesPrestige Moving Services
Zachary F.
A-1's team arrived on time and worked very hard to make our move as quick and painless as possible. The very professional team of movers quickly disassembled/reassembled furniture, packed up their truck, and moved labeled boxes to correct rooms. They didn't even mind our kids running around. Would strongly recommend A-1 for anyone looking for inexpensive and quality moving services.
A-1 Moving CompanyA-1 Moving Company
Elaine w.
Proah responded quickly to my initial request. We agreed on the move and price. He called the morning of the move to provide estimated time of arrival. He was on time, professional, moved a couch from my home to my daughter's apartment. Couch was delivered up two flights of stairs and handled carefully and professionally. Would definitely recommend and use again. Great experience. Thank you Proah Movers.
PROAH MOVERSPROAH MOVERS
Thumbtack Customer
Although the movers ended up being 45 minutes late, they moved my things from storage to my place in well under two hours.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Kerry P.
The movers were excellent, thoughtful and hardworking.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Chong C.
Wrapped the piano carefully and moved efficiently.
PROAH MOVERSPROAH MOVERS
Thumbtack Customer
We are so happy that we chose Smart moving to move our home recently. It was so nice to see such hard working, young men who were so polite and accommodating. They made arrangements to hold our belongings on their 26 ft truck for 5 days and moved us in very nicely. We would recommend Smart Moving to all our friends. The price was right and the work was great. These guys are good!
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Tivona M.
Christina and her team made my move very easy and stress free. I would definitely recommend Unity Logistics LLC for any future moving needs.
Unity Logistics llcUnity Logistics llc
Raphael H.
For all your moving needs, call Baku movers!! They demonstrated outstanding care with my furniture. They paid close attention to the details. The price is reasonable. I will be contacting them again!
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Mike R.
We moved about 14 miles. From the time I contacted the company, to the time I said goodbye, I found Nation Capital Moving very professional. The price was reasonable, and they took great care to protect my belongings and both houses. I would highly recommend Nation Capital Movers.
Nation Capital Moving - MDNation Capital Moving - MD
Erika S.
This was a perfect for a last minute move! They are very prompt and flexible.
Best MoversBest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Hired to move a small piano from a friend's house to mine. They were quick in responding, reasonably priced, and extremely professional. They arrived on time, were fast and careful...everything you'd hope for from a piano moving service. Highly recommend and would use again in the future (though I don't plan on moving again anytime soon!).
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Lana E.
These guys are pros! From start to finish. I was lucky to work with 2 Jasons. Both were careful and expedient and great at packing. The entire move was genuinely hassle free and both movers took their time to listen to all my preferences and specific requests for handling my belongings. The business owner contacted me personally to ensure I had everything I needed and was extremely courteous. I will definitely definitely call on the pros at Odyssey for any moving needs I have in the future. I highly recommend these movers.
Odyssey Transitional MoversOdyssey Transitional Movers
Gerald B.
These movers from Baku Moving are extremely professional. I have moved a few times and this is the best company that I had so far. Very punctual, working super fast, yet very careful not to make damage on furniture or in the apartment. The foreman and his team made this moving so less stressful. Also whatever extra request I had they said yes without hesitating, which can be challenging to find. I would definitely use this company again and I will most certainly recommend them.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Jennifer S.
Marvin and his partner did a great job! This was not an easy move but he kept his word and came back the following day with his own tools, to complete the job. Commercial treadmills are a ton of work to move but they managed to get the job done! Very responsive and professional. I will for sure call them again when i need help moving something.
M&M Movers and  HaulersM&M Movers and Haulers
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