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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 Auburn Hills movers
Euginia W.
Marvin helped me for a move for my client's poker table. The crew is very punctual and responsive. Some moving companies never come and ghost me on the day of the move. The downside is just it is a little bit more expensive than other moving companies that I ever used. However, the service is really good, I think it will be worth it for people who have bigger move.
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Sneha R.
Highly recommend these movers.
Sanket D.
William was professional and completed the move in time.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Arpan G.
I had a pleasant experience with Sir William Randolph and his crew at Metro Smart Moves. The move was done reasonably efficiently and with a lot of care. I personally liked how Sir William was there in person taking care of every detail. The only downside was that the move turned out to be a little pricier than originally quoted but that was perhaps because of how the circumstances were. Would avail of Metro Smart Moves' services again.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Jessica P.
Responsive with great pricing. Will update once move is scheduled and done with!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Lynn L.
Great experience! Quick and easy. Will hire Alpha Moving for my next job.
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Ashley T.
Submitted an inquiry on here. They responded they would call to discuss our move and never received a call.
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Joe M.
Communication was good. They could not make the original move date however communicated that. We were flexible and got it done the next morning. They were a pleasure to work with.
Pleasing Disposition, LLCPleasing Disposition, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys, very helpful and accommodating! They did everything they could to move my elliptical which wouldn't fit thru the door. Would use them again.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Martha B.
William and the two guys working with him were so great and easy-going and so nice to work with; especially on moving day when things are stressful! Highly recommend!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Harshin V.
They tried to gouge me for the money right before the day of the move. The price was decided upon 3 weeks in advance and it was specifically asked whether it will pertain any extra charges and the answer was no. On the day before the move, they call me and say that the surveyor forgot to add the drive time charges and we will need more money. Stay away from people like this and if you do hire them, make sure you have it in writing.
1st Priority Moving & Solutions1st Priority Moving & Solutions
Moses P.
The two kids did a great job. They came on time, were very nice, and were very caring of our things... Would recommend to anyone who needed moving services...
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Amee R.
Jaylen was amazing. He was attentive to detail, came prepared to work and was fast. Before I could think what I needed him to move next he was ready for the next furniture piece. Really he deserves 6/5. Highly recommended.
Primetime contractingPrimetime contracting
Dewayne J.
This was very responsive and kept their word regarding the appointment and what it would cost. I also reached out to atleast 3 other movers on Thumbtack and none of them kept their word concerning the appointment that was booked. Some either never got back to confirm, while others never even bothered getting back at all as promised after initial contact on Tumbtack. The only slight drawback for me with this company is that they were a little pricey. But atleast they were upfront and kept their word every step of the way. Thanks Ritchie!
R&K ServicesR&K Services
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