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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.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Detroit movers
David H.
Great move. The movers were fun and professional. did a wonderful job
Rendezvous Moving CompanyRendezvous Moving Company
Mary M.
I would highly recommend Integrity movers. Jeff was very flexible and was able to accommodate my move date, although it was less than a week away. The movers arrived when expected, and they completed the move in the time quoted. I paid what I was quoted, and there was no extra hidden fees. The movers were courteous and friendly and worked hard (I moved from a third floor apartment without an elevator). I will definitely use them in the future if I need anything moved.
Integrity Movers LLC & Packing ServicesIntegrity Movers LLC & Packing Services
Taneika T.
If you need a moving service in the Detroit area the guys at Pay Less Moving Co. will not disappoint. They made my moving experience pleasant. Thank you!
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Kristin F.
The movers came, and despite some bumps in the move on my end, they were fast and professional!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Jennifer J.
The company was able to accommodate a move with short notice. The movers were very polite and accommodating. The moving truck was packed very efficiently and with care toward my possessions. The unloading was also efficient. I would recommend them. Note also that there is a transportation charge for non- local moves. There were no surprises; the terms of the move that were quoted were the same upon completion.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Kiara B.
I am new to the area and needed assistance moving. Everyone at Smart Moves was super nice, very efficient and thorough. I will definitely be calling them again my next move!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Ashleigh P.
Great value, really easy booking. Gerald and Will were really professional, helpful, and knowledgeable about moving. I will be moving again next spring and if the move is local I plan on working with them again.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Stevyn W.
I was in a crunch and needed a mover ASAP. WE care movers showed up and got the job done. I would highly recommend them and use them again when it's time to move again.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Self Made movers were efficient, professional, friendly, and more than I could have asked for. They moved my bedroom in downtown Detroit to Royal Oak. I would absolutely hire them again to move.
SELF MADE MOVERSSELF MADE MOVERS
Bill B.
Picked a very hot and muggy day to move but the team work right thru it. Moving out of and unto a high rise is very demanding and they got thru in great time.I especialy appreciate their flexible move schedule. Moving out we were under elevator time slots and limited time so with proptness and excellent work ethic , it was a no brainer
SpeedyCleansSpeedyCleans
Niki T.
I had to move in sooner than expected and I reached out to many companies. Metro was the only company that would be able to move me at the time that I needed, with less than a weeks notice. When I called I always received a call back even after the normal 9-6. The movers were very professional and kind. They worked together as a team to get everything moved as quickly and safely as they could. If/when I move again, I’ll be using metro.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Cassandra S.
Movers professional and helpful. However it should not have taken 3 hrs to move 10 pieces of furniture 4 miles. I was overcharged.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very quick.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I booked two days before the move, and was impressed with how helpful these guys were. I would gladly hire Integrity Movers again!
Integrity Movers LLC & Packing ServicesIntegrity Movers LLC & Packing Services
Vanessa T.
Everything was moved in perfect condition and in a timely manner. Really appreciated all of the extra man-power to make the move more efficient. Thanks again!
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Sonja H.
I truly appreciate that Metro-Smart Moves was accessible during a pandemic when most companies were. The movers through this company were very detailed and took great care of my items. I would truly recommend this company for all future moves.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Joe O.
Attentive movers that worked hard the whole time to get us moved from point a to point b. Came prepared and would use again.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Anne U.
The move went smoothly and quickly. Both men were personable and very attentive to my wishes. Enjoyed the chatting as much as getting my furniture moved!
CLEAN SLATE PROPERTY GROUP LLCCLEAN SLATE PROPERTY GROUP LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Professional, friendly, and courteous. These guys were on time, efficient, and meticulous in moving our furniture. Prices are extremely reasonable and worth every cent. Everyone hates moving but these guys made it easy. I highly recommend We Care Movers. They deserve more than 5 stars!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Kris L.
Great service for a last minute move !
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Kris K.
My wife and I hired Manny's Moving and Delivery for our move from our downtown apartment to our new house in Grosse Pointe Woods. Tyler and Isiah arrived on time and safely moved all of our things, including our oversized sofa and heavy dining room table. They were very professional and finished the move within the estimated timeframe. We would use Manny's again in the future.
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing work. These guys were very professiona, friendlyl and helpful as well as fast. All of my belongings were unharmed in the moving process. A first rate moving company
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Alan F.
These movers are STRONG, professional, and prompt. Great work!
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Aamna H.
Alpha Moving Co did a phenomenal job moving me out of my apartment. They were there on time, worked quickly but still handled all my furniture with care. I have needed moving services several times and have never had such a positive experience. Cannot recommend them enough!
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
David P.
These guys are about their business!! I called other movers on Thumbtack and they were nervous, unsure what to charge me, told me I needed 4 guys, and just made me feel uneasy. But when I called Alpha Moving Co. they were very professional and the professionalism didn’t end there. The price was right and they came on time. I hired them to move a 500 pound boiler in my basement. They had a game plan right from the start and executed to perfection. If you’re looking for some movers, hire these guys!!!! Thank you again Alpha Moving Company!
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
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