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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.

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 Loch Raven movers
Hudson M.
Moved extra stuff for me that wasn’t originally planned, nice guys that moved quickly
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Wing L.
The whole process starting from getting a quote to the actual move was smooth and easy. Everything was explained clearly during the quote process as well as on the moving day. Communication was easy, Maria was excellent. The moving crew was upbeat and polite. I will definitely hire them again in my next move.
Eastland MoversEastland Movers
Drea B.
great folks! they moved all of my things with ease and quickly. if i was moving in state they would definitely be my go to!
Angela D.
JD was easy and pleasant to deal with, and he accommodated my request to move with short notice, which I really appreciated. However, his movers were a different story; they were constantly complaining and had little regard for our property. At one point a book shelf was dragged across the hard wood floor(the residence we were moving out of) leaving a giant scratch mark from the room it was moved out of all the way into the living room. When I asked about it, one of the movers just shrugged his shoulders brushed me off like he didn't care. I mentioned it to JD and he responded appropriately, but nothing was done about it, nor was there any attempt to fix it or compensate us for the damage. When we arrived at our new home, one of the movers damaged the wall(brand new construction) because he was being careless. He was just plain lazy and only complained. He spoke only Spanish and kept asking for water and to use the bathroom. Our move was not an easy one by any means, but that's why we hired movers at the last minute. We were paying for these services and yet the movers acted as if they were bothered by the difficulty of our move and all of the work it involved. One of the movers even commented on the quality of a piece of our furniture as if that was any of his business or his place. If JD had better quality movers who actually cared about the work that they did and the clients, then I would hire this company again; but the movers that he had with him for our particular move left a lot to be desired and we were disappointed.
JD the MoverJD the Mover
Nicole D.
Very nice professional gentlemen. They took there time moving my things right and not messing up my furniture. I recommend them to anyone who needs movers.
George A.
I am writing this review to highly recommend the services of Great Nation Moving, and in particular the great work of the moving crew. This review represents my experience - your mileage may vary, but if my experience is any indication, you should have full confidence in the performance of Great Nation Moving should you be planning a move to wherever you are going. The coordination of the exact day of the move was a bit of a challenge since getting a response from the closing company on the exact day of the close was a challenge. Finally confirmed, Rose and William were flexible in helping to make it happen since the timing I believe did not work out perfectly on their end. Mimi was helpful with the finalization of the bill. The move in went quickly and everything was placed where it needed to be. I was able to go about my business and run errands in the meantime. The entire move took about 6 hours and the entire crew was very professional and respectful towards our belongings. It was clear they took ownership of the move and treated things as though they were their own. To say they exceeded my expectations is an understatement. I would highly recommend Great Nation Moving to anyone requiring a move - whether across town or to another state. As I mentioned, this review will be updated briefly once my container arrives. As I mentioned to a gentleman that contacted me from their home office to gather feedback - an excellent step in their process to close the loop and elicit feedback. It shows Great Nation is very sensitive to their customer's experience and this indicates their customer-centric approach to moving, something I've never witnessed (and I've moved numerous times in my life). Great Nation Moving, simply put, will provide you peace of mind in what can sometimes be a stressful experience.
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Robert P.
My wife was given this piano, I took a buddy and his trailer. I never moved one before and after assessing I wasn't moving it, thanks to the professionals, great job!
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing!!! ATR is everything you want in a moving company. Friendly, courteous, professional, mindful and they know what they are doing - these guys are the absolute real deal. They moved my one bedroom apartment in under two hours. They They were on time and worth every penny. I am not kidding - if you want a worry free move, call ATR!!!
Elite Moving and Storage
Hasti D.
Darren was really helpful in my move. He arrived before time, and helped me move more than we had discussed. He was a gentleman and very considerate. I would definitely recommend him for moving as his price is very reasonable and affordable. Thank you once again Darren for all the help today.
Darren Shallowhorn CompanyDarren Shallowhorn Company
Rupert R.
Thanks for the fast professional service of this crew. I would recommend these movers.
Monopoly Movers  LLCMonopoly Movers LLC
Kieron K.
Great guys to work with. They made the process of moving with three little ones painless.
Odyssey Transitional MoversOdyssey Transitional Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The guys at Moving Made Awesome were fantastic! Tony and Joey moved efficiently, and had a great attitude. They also finished within the three hour base time, so that's what I was charged. That's awesome. I've worked with movers that seem to stretch things out for extra cash, or charge you for all sorts of fees you didn't know existed. I can't recommend these guys enough.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Elizabeth N.
The movers came and packed our entire apartment and moved us in 5.5 hours. They didn't take any breaks and were so flexible and patient with us. They moved everything to exactly where we wanted it, even took a few times to figure out where certain things would go, and did it with a smile. They were really great and we would definitely use them again ourselves and recommend to others!
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The move itself was good - efficient and courteous movers. The price was good, as well. Despite my requesting morning for the move, repeatedly from the beginning, the time was set for noon - two. I didn't receive this information until 4:46 p.m., the day before, after I left 2 messages asking for a window of time. It made me have to scramble, last minute, to rearrange my obligations that were scheduled for the afternoon.
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Courtney S.
A great value as well for the quality of work, professionalism, and promptness of the company. They made moving simple!
Best MoversBest Movers
Shanetta S.
My experience with Sankofa Hauling LLC, was AWESOME!!! 1st off their name is PHENOMENAL!!!! Secondly, there were some (last minute) changes that needed to be made, and the owner and her assistant were extremely accommodating! Super responsive leading up to my actual move date, and very friendly and personable throughout the move. It was truly a pleasure to do buisness with Sankofa, I definitely will refer them to anyone I know who is in need of moving or hauling services. An I most definitely know who I'll be calling when I need help moving in the future! Thanks again Sankofa, you all are great!
Sankofa Hauling LLCSankofa Hauling LLC
Eileen D.
These gentlemen are pros at piano moving. Quick and easy no scrapes on walls and floors were covered.
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Dan and his crew were great! They moved us from the White Marsh area of Maryland to Ellendale, Delaware. They called to let me know they were on their way and arrived in the time promised. All of the crew were very professional and nice. They handled my items with a lot of care and my estimate was right on! If I ever move again will most definitely use Top Notch movers and will recommend them to my family and friends! Thank you for a great job!
Elite Moving and Storage
Sheila C.
Great team, on time, and did a wonderful job moving my furniture for me! Many many thanks!!
Kane and Family MoversKane and Family Movers
Rebecca W.
They moved what could be moved ( one item could not), removed several items that needed disposal. I would have liked to have a head's up regarding "taxes and credit card fee" before hand. Otherwise, they were competent and good to deal with. I would call them again.
Refined Cleaners LLCRefined Cleaners LLC
Cathie M.
Dimitri was great to work with...we had multiple moves scheduled over the course of a month. We also scheduled a clean out after we moved my mom out of her apartment. I would highly recommend Dimitri. He was honest, fair, and very polite. We would use him again.
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent experience. Qualified, prompt, courteous. Service was quick, professional, with no uh- ohs!!...Will recommend for anyone seeking a reputable moving company.
Alpha Wolf MovingAlpha Wolf Moving
Brian O.
This Team is the Truth!!! I had a multi stop move and that involved steps, elevators, long hallways and they knocked it out in record time. Nothing damaged and very professional. I hope I don't need to move anytime soon but if I do they are my squad. Plus they expert assemble my King Bed. Highly recommend, and thanks for everything!
Mike B.
Milton and his team worked quickly and carefully. It was a short distance to move, and they handled all items efficiently and as if they were own. We even had a couple end tables that were falling apart, though useful. These men reassembled the tables for us, free of charge, where they are now fully functioning and well-assembled. That extra act that they did not have to do impressed me greatly. Also, because we moved a bunch of boxes on our own before their arrival, from the estimate they discounted our final bill by several hundred dollars. I strongly recommend Great Nation Movers. You will he treated well.
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Thumbtack Customer
David was very responsive to my request, he quickly set up a day/time to move my piano. He was courteous and prompt. Thank you.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
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