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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 Hagerstown movers
Tia R.
Great moving process. Movers were fast. Price was reasonable and beat comparable prices in the surrounding area. I plan on using again with my move in a year.
Gateway Moving LLCGateway Moving LLC
Dan N.
The AT Movers team was fantastic to work with. We were in a pinch as we had just moved out of state but needed to also move contents we had in a storage unit by end of month. When plans with another company fell through, we found AT movers and couldn’t be happier. It was a pleasure working with the team for our move from MD to Texas. They were extremely responsive, communicative and punctual. Would highly recommend working with them for another move!
AT MoversAT Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They were AWESOME!!! David went above and beyond by calling to check on the progress of the move. The movers worked quickly, there was no damage, and they packed the truck full and did it in one trip, even though it was a local move.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Kevin C.
The movers were friendly and professional.
Lugg - On-Demand Moving 📱Lugg - On-Demand Moving 📱
Barry J.
All 3 movers were great. The gentleman man that I made the appointment with was upfront And stayed in touch threw the move Would recommend them
Jp&son movers LLCJp&son movers LLC
Harold G.
The movers were punctual, friendly and very efficient.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you NYP Movers. This was a long distance move. The entire team was incredible to work with! Yehor, Alex, Max, Chris and Valadmir were awesome! They were professional, courteous and unbelievably efficient in every aspect of the move. The care and attention to detail in protecting our belongings were done in such a way as though each piece was priceless. We highly recommend them. The icing on the cake, the total cost was much less then the major moving companies. Great service.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The three man crew came in and moved my 3bd house in a cross town move in 6 hours. Including 2-man lifting a 350 pound air compressor out of my basement with no problems, no damage, and no complaints. They were polite, clean and listened to what my husband had to say when questions were asked. No damage was done to my house or the house we moved into. I would totally hire them again for my next local move.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Casey H.
Duane has restored my faith in the moving industry.
Already There Delivery Service LLCAlready There Delivery Service LLC
Kathy M.
Just moved from Pennsylvania to Florida and couldn't have been happier. Rose, the estimator, the office manager, and the driver who both picked up and delivered were all exceptionally attentive. The actual movers were METICULOUSLY careful with all our stuff, including artworks, thousands of books, and the usual family property. Best move I've ever had.
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Theresa H.
We were very pleased with this moving company. From the first phone call to the end of the task we had no issues. They were organized and prepared. They wrapped and moved our furniture out into the truck in three hours. I was impressed. Our furniture was moving into storage, so plan to use them again when we close on our new home,
Eastland MoversEastland Movers
Robin c.
My mother and I had to move our stuff while reading the bad while good reviews I wasn’t sure but in the end I am extremely glad I did they are one of the best I have had they came on time they were friendly and talked to my mom when she tried talking to themwhile still wrapping the furniture they moved fast, extremely careful with my furniture and they didn’t stand around they were constantly moving yes I did get a 2 hour charge for them driving down but let me tell you it was worth the money to bring them here and move my stuff. While closers ones may seem cheaper most are not as awesome as these guys that moved my stuff and it was a fair price for moving my stuff only $400.00
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Diane V.
This is an excellent moving company. They arrived on time, worked quickly and were careful with each piece of furniture. They are provided excellent customer service. I would highly recommend them, to anyone who is involved in moving their household items.
C & Y Moving LLCC & Y Moving LLC
Brooke N.
My "OTHER" mover called on the Holiday weekend and informed me they could not do my move on Monday. I had to be out because new renters were moving in on Tuesday morning. I called Great Nation on Saturday afternoon (the only mover that answered) and they were able to fit me in their schedule. I did pay $10.00 more an hour than the one I hired, but WOW, SO professional. They showed up on time, they were on budget, and no hidden fees. These guys worked so hard without a break and accommodated all my request.
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Roxanne Y.
Great experience ... hard working movers. Would definitely hire again.
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were outstanding. They were very helpful, respectful and very careful with out things. David Church checked on the move throughout the day. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them without reservation!
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Harry G.
We were fortunate to use Great Nation Movers. Rose and her staff were excellent. The movers were very friendly and worked with minimal break and interruptions. All items were placed properly and safely on truck. The strength displayed was phenomenal. They are top notch movers to carry refrigerators, freezers, and extra large file cabinets up and down stairs without any damage. We had some additional packing that Great Nations did when they arrived. I cannot say enough good things. They serviced the move 100 percent. That was a relief, so many companies turn over to 3rd parties which we did not want. Rose checked in before , during and after the move, she certainly is one of the best customer service representative I've ever dealt with. I have referred others to her to move and she is taking care of them as well. Highly Recommend this company.
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Chi Y.
They did great job very efficiently I strongly recommend them for piano moving.
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Dave S.
Great experience with these movers. They were fast, efficient, and treated our things with care even while moving during freezing rain and snow. They even came in under the price quoted to us. I would 100% use them again and would recommend to anyone.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
David R.
The two movers were very handy and personable. I would definitely use them again.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Cheryl F.
They responded right away to assist us with our move on short notice and were extremely helpful.
Moving, Cleaning, & Removing LLCMoving, Cleaning, & Removing LLC
Jennifer M.
Very easy to work with and the gentlemen that moved me were very quick and did a great job.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Thumbtack Customer
The lead man on the job was wonderful... Despite being terribly overbooked and very late he really rallied his team. If you need a timely move, this company overshadowed its crew and if you get them past the first move of the day, there could be issues. Also language barrier (other than the lead fellow) was significant. I don't think my move would have been successful without the lead- can't say enough good about him.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Lauri L.
The movers were professional and hard working! The owner David is a great communicator! The pricing was fair a great value
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Sayeed F.
Did a great job moving my stuff. Very professional and quick. Thank you for making it easy for us. Highly recommend.
Total Movers LLCTotal Movers LLC
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