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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 Birmingham movers
Kelcie P.
Metro Smart Moves were very efficient and effective during the move. They are also very reasonably priced as well. I will be using them again on my next move.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Thumbtack Customer
The movers worked quickly and cautiously with our items. I highly recommend We Care Movers!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Brooke B.
Metro Movers were great. I would recommend them to anyone looking to move. They were professional and efficient.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Justine M.
Working with We Care Movers was fantastic! They were so hard working, finishing the job before we anticipated. Very grateful for their work ethic and help moving!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Kurt o.
Alpha moving company was amazing. All the personnel were very professional and worked very hard to accomplish the task at hand. Everything was packaged well and placed very gently in storage. Would highly recommend them to anyone who needs moving service. Will definitely be working with them again for future moves.
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
David C.
Excellent job at moving with no hits on walls,corners, doors. Very quick. Flexible when on site with helping with room to room moves. Courteous and friendly. Would highly recommend and will use again.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Manju P.
Bishop and his partner were courteous, careful and efficient with the furniture move.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Dusty F.
I've had a lot of moves over the years but this was by far the best! They responded right away to my request for a last minute move, they arrived on time, and worked very hard. They took great care with our furniture, even taking apart my California King Sleigh bed set. I highly recommend using these movers, they worked consistently and got the job done. Super professional. Would definitely use again!
Marie E.
The team was awesome, super personable, professional and cared about making sure there was no damage done to our home when they moved a treadmill into our guest bedroom in the basement! Highly recommend them and will be using them again if we need anything super heavy moved!
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Josh and his team were professional, reliable and dependable in helping us with our moving needs. Thanks!
Delaney's MovingDelaney's Moving
Do S.
Reasonable price for the heavy product move up narrow stairs. Good job without any damages
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Thumbtack Customer
I was asking the impossible: I needed to find someone to move 2 items, with only 2 hours notice and only a one hour window. Everyone I contacted either couldn't do it or were giving me extremely high quotes. We Care Movers came to the rescue. Not only did they provide two employees and a truck, but they wound up moving 6+ items from one location, and then they even offered to to pick up and deliver 6 MORE pieces of furniture that I had ordered from Art-Van Furniture. All of this for the very low price that I had been quoted in regards to moving just TWO items. The two employees were extremely efficient, professional, and beyond polite. From start to finish, We Care Movers went above and beyond. I would HIGHLY recommend them to others, and I plan on using them whenever the need arises.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Ed O.
The 2 gentlemen providing services arrived on time and were very professional. I will their services again for next move of furniture.
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Thumbtack Customer
Truly the best moving experience I've ever had. I've moved over 15 times in my life, and have had a lot of movers to compare against. They were fast. Really fast. And efficient. They were careful and respectful. They listened. They never grumbled when the same pieces of furniture had to be repositioned a couple times. They were happy to lay down carpet and wood floor protectors to keep rain off the floors. We have antique carpets, so that was a big deal. No problem, they said. They said no problem to every request. And they were really cool guys. They were very fun to talk to, but also very respectful of my mother, who is of an older generation. I can't say enough good things about them. Their boss/dispatcher was a pleasure to work with, too. There, that was another good thing I could think of to say about them. Go with these guys. They treat their moving guys with enough consideration and respect that the best guys want to work for this company.
Integrity Movers LLC & Packing ServicesIntegrity Movers LLC & Packing Services
Lauren K.
I would highly recommend Flat Rate Athletic Movers. They are hardworking and honest people. They made the experience very pleasant and I would use them again in the future.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Wendy N.
Manny and his team did an excellent job with our large house move. They took care and caution with our furniture and our house. They were hardworking! Would definitely recommend!
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
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