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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 Laurel movers
Thumbtack Customer
JD The Mover was on time and efficient . Would recommend to anyone moving, he accommodated our move by moving our furniture to two different locations .
JD the MoverJD the Mover
Hyemi D.
I just moved today and they are awesome movers! They were on time, very organized, flexible, and quick! Moving is very stressful but they made it very pleasant. I highly recommend this moving service.
Kurt C.
I had a short distance move, from a 1 bedroom apt to another. The movers were very courteous, professional, and prompt. The move day was hot and humid, and the movers were sweating. I have a cloth sofa, which wasn’t wrapped in plastic or other provided covering from the movers. It was a little disconcerting to see the sofa handled and moved by the movers, with obvious body contact to the sofa fabric. Also, one of my dresser draws fell and broke when the mover attempted to move and wrap it. Admittedly, it is low quality and built with pressed wood. Regardless, be careful to read their disclaimer for furniture items made with pressed wood. If they are damaged during the move, the company isn’t responsible. Overall, it was a decent move, the movers were polite and courteous, offered smart/ helpful tips for furniture placement, and worked quickly.
Commonwealth moving and logisticsCommonwealth moving and logistics
Kae M.
These movers were great! They moved fast, didn’t waste no time. Will choose again.
YesWeCan LLCYesWeCan LLC
Brandon G.
The movers did a great job. Showed up on time and moved everything efficiently. No hassles!
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Rhonda B.
I hired Maybaum movers to move a one-bedroom apartment from Maryland to Pennsylvania. They did an excellent job, there was no damage to my items, the movers were very professional and worked very quickly. I would highly recommend them for your next interstate move.
Maybaum Movers LLCMaybaum Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were professional and took good care of my items. However, there were WAY too many movers for a very small job and they did not re-assemble one of the two beds that were moved. Even though the move took only an hour and they used 4 movers for a small 2 bed rm move (I'm talking about only 5 very heavy items/ over 75 lbs) the quote remained the same at $350.
Charlies moving and haulingCharlies moving and hauling
Thumbtack Customer
Ally Moving did a great job for me. They showed up on time and moved everything in great shape.
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
Marsha W.
One of the movers REFUSED to move the furniture, etc. into the assisted living facility saying he was "being set up" to catch COVID. I told everyone I spoke to, or texted, that was where the move in was. My husband, who is recovering from hip surgery, had to help the other mover because we only had a small window of time to move my father-in-law in.
Kishan P.
Name your price movers helped me moving my furniture. They are very professional and very punctual. They moved every furniture without any scratches or any damage. Also they are very reasonable. I really recommend them. Once again thank you Name your price movers.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Jamal G.
The movers showed up hours late with very little prior notice that they would be late. Then, it was obvious they were tired from a previous job, moving very slowly and took much longer than expected to load up everything. The movers were respectful, but the company should reevaluate their scheduling so movers aren't jumping from one job to the next and are tired before they even start a move.
Three Brothers MoversThree Brothers Movers
Tameka J.
Pro Movers did an outstanding job with my move. They were punctual and professional. They handled all of my furniture and belongings with great care. I would highly recommend their company to met your moving needs.
Your Pro MoversYour Pro Movers
Carol W.
Name Your Price Movers did an excellent and effective job for my local move. They communicated effectively and were super responsive to any questions I had. The guys worked hard on moving day and helped us disassemble, move and assemble our furniture quickly. They definitely made the day less stressful!
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Michael W.
PHS worked hard to get me moved out on time and took care of all my items during my move. We did run into some issues trying to move my couch however, the guys put all their effort in to be able to get it it done. Would recommend these guys for anyone trying to move.
P.H.S (Moving & Junk Hauling)P.H.S (Moving & Junk Hauling)
Thumbtack Customer
Egor and Egor (spelling?) moved us on 12/30. They were both very pleasant and professional. The price was very reasonable. The only surprise was me being charged $15 per mattress that they moved. I ended up moving two of them on my own. However, I could of overlooked that fine print in the contract that the owner sent me a few days before my move. This company is very responsive, and they move everything without breaking anything! I will be using this company again, and I hope that the same gentlemen move me.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Jason B.
I absolutely loved being moved by guys from VKH Movers. I highly recommend them. They were so efficient.
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They were on time, efficient, cordial, proffessional, amenable, and offered the best price. I will definitely hire Ally Moving LLC in the future and will recommend them to anyone looking for moving services. I moved from a one bedroom apt. to a townhouse.
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent movers! Highly recommended
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Amanda C.
We recently moved from Laurel, MD to Middle River, MD. David Church was very responsive and answered all of our questions. The day of the move went smoothly and the team of movers even showed up about 30 minutes early. They took great care in moving our furniture and even wrapped each piece because it was raining. We would definitely recommend this company to our family/friends and will be using them again when we are ready for our next move.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Kenneth W.
Great move. The 2 movers did a great job. Real professionals. Your company should be proud of them. I highly recommend this company.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Rhonda l.
I have moved a couple of times and have become nervous when dealing with movers but I can honestly say I had the best experience with Jay and the guys he brought with him to do my move. It was a last minute move and they were on time and worked quickly and everything just ran smoothly. I will definitely use this company again no question!!! Thanx a bunch guys
Skylink Movers LLCSkylink Movers LLC
Meiling w.
Luis and Leonardo from JP&Son movers are excellent in moving my furniture. The two guys worked hard and were creative to move a big and heavy sofa passing through a narrow door. They took the job that several moving companies didn't want to. They are protective of my furniture and finished the work successfully. I am a happy customer. I highly recommend JP&Son.
Jp&son movers LLCJp&son movers LLC
Malcolm J.
Second time working with JD the Mover, both times were outstanding experiences. Arrived at pickup location 15 minutes early both times, punctuality very important to me. Moved items as not to damage the item or the walls. If needed I will use JD the Mover again.
JD the MoverJD the Mover
Shon l.
Arrived on-time and moved pretty fast.
Grandeur MovingGrandeur Moving
Aja D.
Ally was excellent. The three young men that moved me were fast, professional, and extremely polite. I would recommend them to friends moving in the future.
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
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