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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 College Park movers
Thumbtack Customer
Bab was great. We needed to move in a hurry and they were able to arrange a move date on very short notice! The movers were quick and efficient.
Zebna GroupZebna Group
Glynnis A.
AT Movers provided an excellent service. They were on time, went about moving everything carefully, and were very efficient.
AT MoversAT Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Came late did not know howhat to move furniture..or use doll's did not have the equipment to move with will not recommend them. To any body.
Hyunah L.
Thank you so much :) It was very prompt and the movers were really friendly. Everything was great so I've got not much to say. It was a pleasant moving experience.
Thumbtack Customer
Two movers did a great, thorough and professional job. They did try to cancel the day of the move, but then figured out a different solution and made it happen, at the time they promised. Would use them again.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Abhishek s.
Dimitri was excellent and he came on short notice helping me move a Sofa from store to home. Great value too. Thanks, hope to contact you for future moving tasks. highly recommend
Kai X.
Darren is on time and easy to work with. He takes good care of stuffs he’s moving. Also he’s a kind person and I’ll definitely reach out to him again next time I need help with moving.
Darren Shallowhorn CompanyDarren Shallowhorn Company
Jacky L.
The moving team arrived 1 hour later than the appointment time but the moving experience was great. It is understandable because they drove a long way from VA to MD. Kevin was super friendly and all the three members worked efficiently.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Angela P.
The team was great to work with. I had a LOT of stuff that required moving. I appreciate them being able to accommodate me at such short notice (I had another mover scheduled initially and that mover became unresponsive leading up to the move date, so I reached out to Port Baku instead). The team at Port Baku was very professional, kind, and punctual. They took great care of my things while they were in transport and carefully loaded everything into my storage unit. I look forward to using them again once I buy my new home. I recommend doing a walkthrough before your move so that you know how many staff members are needed. I didn’t have a chance to do that beforehand because my move was so last minute (that’s completely on me and not Port Baku). Thanks for everything!
Lalita A.
Clifton and Anthony did an amazing job of packing and moving my belongings and were very efficient. They arrived a little earlier than expected which was great, and took great care of everything I needed to have moved. Their rates are very reasonable, and they are great with communication. In addition to being very professional, they are also very pleasant and personable. This was a very stress free moving experience and I highly recommend their services!
Hyunah L.
This is my 2nd move with Troyka. Both on time. It was super quick. Took about 10 minutes for the two to carry all up the stairs, which included heavy stuffs like mattress and 20ish large moving boxes. For the work quality, special care was taken on the fragiles so that they don't move on the road. Plus some service on the broken door at my new address. I'd definitely chosse Troyka again. Thanks Fakhri!
Jacquelyn W.
The movers were very efficient and quick despite the heat and a 4 floor walk up apartment.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Anita S.
Skylink movers did a fantastic job, were careful, diligent and went out of their way to help me during this move. They even helped me get my heavy trash bin to the curb! I will hire them again, and would advise others to chose them too.
Skylink Movers LLCSkylink Movers LLC
Abdul A.
Very professional. Friendly attitude. Handled all items with care and move was quick and swift. Good value for money.
Aces Elite TransportAces Elite Transport
Vincent S.
The guys did great work, may have underestimated the job a little but still got everything moved in one piece
Thumbtack Customer
We have used this company twice to move - the rates have always been reasonable. The movers have always been very polite and efficient, taking care of even the most awkward and heavy furniture. Sergey and Yehor managed to fit an entire three bedroom apartment into one van to save time and costs. Very quick and effective.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Sushant M.
Good, decent helpers but we could've have moved everything like they thought in 2 hours if I was not helping. So take their estimates with a grain of salt.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Beth P.
This was the best moving experience ever!! Byron and Alex rocked! Disassembled and reassembled my CB bed with no problem, shrink wrapped my furniture. Professional and prompt.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Shira P.
I 100% recommend this business! Very responsive, extremely helpful, and kind men! They went to three different locations for me total to help me move without charging extra. I’m very impressed with how efficient and careful they were about everything. Also I love how nice they are—that’s really big! You don’t want mean or indifferent people moving your stuff!
P.H.S (Moving & Junk Hauling)P.H.S (Moving & Junk Hauling)
Thumbtack Customer
Wow! Great hardworking movers did a fantastic job with my 2 bedroom apartment. They were so quick and professional. I will be hiring this service again. Fantastic!
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great person. Willing to help. Did a great job moving all my stuff. Thanks again! I plan to call him in the future for more work.
The Dan Poole Moving Company, LLCThe Dan Poole Moving Company, LLC
Denitsa Y.
I worked directly with Peter Dyakov from Nation Capital Moving LLC who was the most helpful and accommodating individual I have ever worked with. I was under a lot of pressure to move and he helped make this happen at a reasonable price in a span of just a few days. Very pleasant, polite, patient, professional. I look forward to getting my cargo back home. I highly recommend this company.
Nation Capital Moving - MDNation Capital Moving - MD
Thumbtack Customer
Had to hire movers at the very last second. Service was great, things that I did not have packed got packed for me. They told me of any problems immediately. Great price.
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
Sarah W.
I have nothing but positive comments for the team who completed my move. They took great care of my belongings, were professional and personable, and did not bat an eye on the 2 flights of stairs they needed to climb or needing to share an elevator with others in the building that slowed them down. They placed everything where it needed to be and asked questions if my labels did not make sense. The value for the price you pay is well worth it and would definitely use them again for my moving needs!
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
A team (two men) from NovaMovers moved me from a two bedroom apartment into a townhouse. I had one kitchen table with six chairs, two beds, one china cabinet, one dresser, one tall bookshelf and some small bookshelves and end tables (and about 35 boxes and some odds and ends). It took five hours. I was not impressed with the service. -When I made the reservation, Amine did not tell me about the $200 cancellation fee until he had already taken my credit card number. -The movers worked very slowly and I believe it was deliberate to stretch the job out as long as possible. A year ago I moved with more furniture and it took the movers less than three hours (including disassembling and reassembling the IKEA beds). -The crew did not have tools with them. This caused an additional delay as I had to find my tools, which were, of course, packed. -After not following my instructions and setting up a bed in the wrong bedroom (possibly to take up even more time), the older of the two men complained about me aloud in Spanish though I was standing right there and he knew I speak Spanish. -When I called Amine to complain, he told me that I was wrong - that it was normal to take 5 hours to move the contents of a two bedroom apartment - and after making various condescending remarks, he agreed to take an hour off the price. -One good thing I can say is that Amine was always very prompt about returning my calls. It is possible that Amine has many good moving crews and that this was just one bad one. Nevertheless, I would not do business with this company again, nor would I recommend it. "Your partner during crisis" "Your partner during crisis"
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