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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 Westminster movers
Alexis F.
These guys are fantastic! Our movers never showed up on the day of our actual move, so that evening I put in a request on Thumbtack for new movers. Antwan and I began messaging at 6:30 the next morning and they were at my home by 10:00! They packed my home quicker than any movers I have ever hired. They were friendly, professional, and fast! Highly recommend them for any work!
Top Notch MoversTop Notch Movers
Matt T.
They did a great job, my move went quickly without any issues
Nando's Movers LLC.Nando's Movers LLC.
Laila W.
Excellent service, they helped us with a last minute emergency move. We were booked and moved within 24 hours. Excellent excellent value, they charged half of the other estimate I had. Super responsive and kept us informed the whole way.
EverBright Logistics LLCEverBright Logistics LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers arrived on time and did everything as expected. Glad I found them and will use again if needed.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleasant experience using Charlie Dee to move my mom's furniture to my house. They were on time, very pleasant to deal with, efficient and cost effective. I would refer anyone to Charlie Dee.
Charlies moving and haulingCharlies moving and hauling
Anne S.
They were supposed to pack my things and move them. They called ten minutes past the time they were supposed to be there to tell me the truck was broken and they would have to do it the next day. I had to be out of the house that day. This was after I confirmed just the night before the time and what was to be accomplished. I put down a $50.00 deposit I have not received back to this day. Had to hire emergency movers that cost way more than I planned to spend. This company is totally unreliable and left me in a horrible position.
Unified Moving Services
Melissa R.
Dwayne and his crew were amazing! They were on time, wrapped our belongings with care, were careful but quick, they were friendly and courteous and even gave us a great deal for being Veterans! This moving company will always have our business. A+++
Already There Delivery Service LLCAlready There Delivery Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great! They clearly communicated. They showed up on time and were extremely professional. They did a conscientious job and charged exactly what they said they would charge. I would highly recommend Great Nation Van Lines to my friends and family!
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Theresa H.
Carlos and his team were awesome. They came and moved everything, packed things that we didn't and retaped boxes that had tape popping up. He called to let us know when he would be there, and kept us in the loop about everything he was doing. Carlos managed to get down our dirt road with the trucks and even got stuck with the snow but was still extremely professional and in good spirits. It took them HOURS to do our houses with disassemble and reassemble but kept the same pace and good attitude through it all. And the price was spot on. Everything about this move was easy due to Carlos and his team. Will definitely use them again and recommend them to everyone I can. Thank you so much carlos.
C & Y Moving LLCC & Y Moving LLC
Jaime S.
I heard back from Antonio within minutes of submitting my request through thumbtack. He was very courteous and considerate of my budget. He showed up on time and began the job promptly. Antonio took his time to make sure my furniture was not damaged during the move. I highly recommend Antonio and will definitely use him for any future needs!
Holliman Global LLCHolliman Global LLC
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