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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 Franklin Square movers
Zulfiqar A.
The mover was right on time and moved the equipment safely
KL Moving & Junk Removal Services  LLCKL Moving & Junk Removal Services LLC
MVD movers is great value. Movers are very professional.
Marina B.
This moving group is outstanding. Professional in organizing and implementing the move.
Rice Bros Moving, LLCRice Bros Moving, LLC
Falina L.
These Guys are AWESOME!!!!!! Very Professional. Make your next move your best move and hire M&M Moving & Hauling!
M&M Movers and  HaulersM&M Movers and Haulers
Angela L.
Great experience and such kind movers! It was so helpful to hire them for the move!
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Tegan F.
The movers showed up on time and worked hard the whole move. While the move ended up taking longer than anticipated, they did an amazing job throughout. They were very courteous and our move went very smoothly.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Randi W.
My move with Name Your Price Movers went very smoothly. The two movers they sent were very professional and pleasant to work with. They explained how the move would go and explained any additional costs (which were minimal). A few very minor things I wish had been explained in advance, but they honestly made my move as least stressful as a move can be and I'm grateful for it. I would recommend Name Your Price Movers to anyone.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Fatima W.
Movers were Amazing! They showed up on time, explained the move. They were respectful, easy-going, and overall great personality! 😊 They moved my furniture with care and precision. They made the process extremely painless & relieved all of my moving stress :)
Amin Moving & HaulingAmin Moving & Hauling
Lea H.
Hired them for a small move. They came on time and moved without any issues.
JD the MoverJD the Mover
Thumbtack Customer
Moved my wife and me from Baltimore to DC. Prompt, professional, and courteous movers. Very reasonable pricing. Would recommend and use again for future moves.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Lionel L.
Po's Movers professional, courteous and affordable. I'd recommend Po's Movers to any family or business requiring affordable expert moving services. Job well done!
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Alexa G.
Move Logic was very timely in getting back to me about my moving questions!
Move LogicMove Logic
Zainab F.
Made my move smooth and efficient! Super professional and friendly movers. Highly recommend.
Thumbtack Customer
Best movers ever ! With a timed move, you always worry that the incentive is to move slow- but these two guys arrived early, moved so incredibly fast and did verything so professionally- it was genuinely amazing ! On top of that, they were both so genuinely friendly and personable, you'd be crazy not to hire them if they are available ! DisAssembling and assembling the furniture was a free part of the move !
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Quick move, friendly movers, easy to get a quote. Everything went very well.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Meredith D.
Cancelled my move on the actual moving day, Saturday, during the window when they were supposed to come so I didn't have a place to stay that night. Scheduled move for the next morning. Said they would give me a discount. Had to hire another mover to move things that needed to be moved Saturday. Tried to lowball me on my discount after I explained that I hired someone to do part of their work and that I needed at least enough to cover what I had to pay that last minute mover. On the day of the move the actual movers were very good. They said they could have come yesterday had they been contacted by management but they had not been. Management was very unprofessional in handling this situation.
A-1 Moving CompanyA-1 Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Name your Price Movers gave me an awesome experience! This was the first time I've hired movers and it went flawlessly. The movers explained the price and fees clearly, they were professional, quick and careful with my belongings. I will be hiring this company again for my next move!
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. Friendly movers - they made the move so easy. Would definitely recommend them.
Charlies moving and haulingCharlies moving and hauling
Raziah M.
The movers were great. They arrived when stated and had the move completed in under 2 hours
Frank L.
Need to hire experienced movers, not 20 year olds whom they underpay and overmatch with unrealistic moving tasks
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Lindsey R.
Wonderful movers! They were responsive, on time and truly cared about my items while moving them!
Most Valuable MoversMost Valuable Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had a last minute move due to family issues. After submitting a request in Thumbtack I came across the A-1 Moving Company's quote and they are where a good price so I contacted them and set up the move. The move was done with out any delays or slow lagging to run up my bill. Also nothing was damaged and it was actually completed earlier than expected considering the last time I moved I had a 3 bedroom home and now we where moving a 5 + bedroom home. I highly recommend these movers.
A-1 Moving CompanyA-1 Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
The two movers were punctual and easy to work with, and David was very responsive in the lead-up to the actual move. The movers did seem to go out of their way to drag out the move just long enough to hit the 5 hour mark (i.e. 4 hours and a couple extra minutes), but I think that's par for the course with movers anywhere. Overall, good value and would recommend.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Andy L.
Great movers.
Emily R.
Such an awesome experience with M & M Movers. They moved all of my furniture carefully and efficiently. Was super impressed.
M&M Movers and  HaulersM&M Movers and Haulers
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