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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 Rockville movers
Rajasekaran R.
It was a seamless move with Zebna and they did a good job in packing & moving.
Zebna GroupZebna Group
Derrick P.
Excellent movers. Great service and care of items being moved.
Best Movers (Prince Asong MOVING)Best Movers (Prince Asong MOVING)
Chetan S.
Great communication to setup a same day local move. Move was perfect with no hiccups!!
Skylink Movers LLCSkylink Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ally moving did a fantastic job with my move. The team was constantly moving and worked as quickly as possible to safely finish the job! Will definitely use them again!
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
Jose G.
The moves took care of protecting the furniture and took extra care to be careful during the move. "Your partner during crisis" "Your partner during crisis"
Jayna J.
Had scheduled my move for 1 PM movers did not show up until 4 PM. Had the elevators in our building blocks from 1 to 4 and upon arrival the elevators were no longer available to hold. This delayed our move out process by a lot. Had to reschedule times at our new location to accommodate for the move because movers were running late. Did do a good job moving items disassembled and reassembled items which was nice. Only issue was timing and they deducted a additional hour to make up for being late. overall pretty sufficient moving company with two movers.
My Movers LLCMy Movers LLC
Sherry L.
The moving company is professional and got the job done well. Thanks for helping with our move!
Zebna GroupZebna Group
Stephen K.
We moved on a Saturday and this was my first time paying for movers. Kevin was assigned to my moved and he called to provide his ETA and was extremely professional throughout the move. There were no damages to my items or to the two narrow staircases Kevin and team had to walk up. Very pleased with this company and will definitely use Baku again for my next move.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great! Prior to the move, they inspected our house to give us an estimate that they honored. On the day of the move, they came on time (early in fact!), moved quickly, and nothing was broken.
Zebna GroupZebna Group
Angelo H.
JFP express did a great job moving my furniture. They were careful in making sure there is no damage while moving them. They are very professional and I would highly recommend them if you need a moving service. Thank you for the move JFP! I appreciate it.
JFP Express Transport LLCJFP Express Transport LLC
Pranesh M.
Pro moves saved a lot of time and effort with my moving. Will certainly hire them again.
Thumbtack Customer
This was the most terrible moving experience I have ever had. I had to hire a second mover to complete the job, because I was charged 6 to 7 times the original quote, and the job got only halfway done. Additionally, the mover scratched the screen of my SONY Bravia flat-screen TV and they took no responsibility for damaging it. The tv had been playing and the tv screen was in perfect condition from the time the movers arrived at my apartment and up until the time the mover turned it off and packed it for moving.
Josh C.
The best moving experience we have ever had and we move a lot. The movers were fast, polite, accomodating, and careful. I don't like giving 5 stars because there is always room for inprovement but theses 3 were awesome! The owner even stopped by, he was ok, but the movers were great.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Yasmeen W.
Very responsive and friendly. Not quite the quality of moving materials that would expect for hourly rate they charge.. And moved a little slower than expected. But everything got moved and nothing was broken so overall things were OK.
Hauling Not StallingHauling Not Stalling
Jose M.
Fastest movers I have ever hired. Very professional and efficient. Would hire again next time I move.
My Movers LLCMy Movers LLC
Steve S.
Very good and quick move!
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Ashley W.
Skylink movers was professional, kind, and very good at what they do. I would definitely have them help me move again.
Skylink Movers LLCSkylink Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Our move ultimately went well. The crew was good, careful, and polite. I had issues with the way expectations were set, but David made it right in the end. I used them for an office move. The company is clearly more experienced with residential moving.
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with Your Friends with a Truck. The move went very smoothly and the movers kept me updated along the trip. They went above and beyond and offered to help me move some big pieces into a storage unit the next day.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Lisa h.
Pro Movers did an excellent job with my move. Handled everything with care. They were efficient and professional and I would hire them again.
Marilyn T.
Fantastic service received from Ernest moving! I can only say great things about Ernest moving, they really helped me out given that a different moving company canceled on me the day of my move. I contacted Ernest and within minutes of my inquiry I received a message saying they would be able to help me. Talk about prompt service. I am very impressed with the outstanding service they provided for my latest moving. The crew were very professional.
Ernest moving ( ez movers)Ernest moving ( ez movers)
Annemarie J.
We just completed a move with this company, and I am incredibly happy with the impeccable level of service and efficiency. Every step of the process (from the initial walkthrough to the final drop off) is treated with care and client-centric focus. The movers were very kind to my kids, which meant a lot to me. As we all know, moving is a stressful process, but the team at Great Nation really allowed my husband and I to feel relaxed, and above all, focus on our children. To all those who are currently moving (or who are contemplating moving) - use Great Nation Movers. I have moved 8 times in my life, and this company is by far the most professional and client facing company! I'd give them 10 stars if I could!
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Fran S.
I was very impressed with NewRay Moving! First Ashley was very responsive and courteous! She was able to answer all my questions and she made setting up my move so simple! Second, the movers arrived on time, were fast & efficient and they were very professional! I would definitely hire them again for any further moving needs! There were no hidden fees and they didn’t charge extra for steps! Living on the third floor of an apartment with no elevator, this was a huge plus. They took the stress out of moving!
NewRay MovingNewRay Moving
Deborah M.
This company was great! I had a small move and was able to schedule with time with short notice. Movers were punctual and moved my furniture with care and consideration! Even managed to get my oversized couch down a set it tight stairs with no damage to my furniture and informed me that there might me a minor scratch on the wall if they continued to move the couch! Owner is easy to work with and stays in touch with you before and immediately after the move! I highly recommend this company and will definitely use them again!
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Justin S.
Good job moving a heavy sofa.
Homegrown Hauling Inc.Homegrown Hauling Inc.
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