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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 Grosse Pointe Woods movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had a very small move that did not take much time. There was a 2 hour minimum required so the movers were more than willing to help beyond the actual move. I used the extra time to have the movers move old furniture to the basement. They were on time and very professional.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Richard C.
I was most pleasantly pleased with Smart Moves continued communication with me throughout this process. The movers did an excellent job of moving our furniture and placing them where we wanted in our home. I will definitely use Smart Movers in the future.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Paul C.
Quick Movers fulfill their name! They were able to move 2 piano’s in the same day and get me safely on my way.
Timothy C.
Moving here from Texas was a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic was one thing which I had to move into a please house until I could purchase a home. The long haul move was HORRIBLE ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!! However, this local move was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTICALLY FANTASTIC!!! The foreman was on his job he knew how to move a house with oversized furniture he was absolutely amazing. I've forgotten his name but you must ask for the lead foreman just simply amazing. He made sure the move went well looking at each piece of furniture and protecting the walls in both houses and the floors. I would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them for your move you will not be disappointed.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
David A.
They were very responsive and professional to work with. There is definitely a difference between hiring a random moving company to move a piano and one that specializes in the task. I definitely recommend.
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
Patrick and his crew showed up on time. They were very professional and easy to work with. Completed the move efficiently and without any damage to the house or furniture. Thanks to all of you all at 1st Priority Moving.
1st Priority Moving & Solutions1st Priority Moving & Solutions
Linda J.
Excellent job! I appreciated the call withe their ETA and they arrived when they said they would. They assessed the job and moved the piano from the lower level to the main level flawlessly. Pleasant and polite guys. I would use JP's Piano Moving again.
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
Marissa M.
On time and quickly moved us from Washington to Grosse Pointe Park! Highly recommended!
Paul F.
Great work, fast movers and efficient packers. Thank you for taking care of us.
Aimee A.
The men were professional, courteous, on-time and gentle with my baby grand move. Highly recommend.
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
June W.
I highly recommend Two Brothers Load & Move moving company ! They were cost effective as well as professional gentlemen! They took great care regarding the safety & transportion of my furniture ! I’m so pleased that I’m looking forward to doing business with them in the near future !!
Two Brothers Load and Move LLCTwo Brothers Load and Move LLC
Emily K.
I cannot say enough about how amazing John and Dave were! They were incredibly professional, knew what they were doing, and moved our entire house out of a truck in no time flat! I would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for professional and friendly movers!
Pleasing Disposition, LLCPleasing Disposition, LLC
Nick R.
Great guys who are quick, skilled, and very careful. Couldn’t have asked for a better moving experience.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Erika D.
We had the opportunity to buy a piano that needed to be moved out of the seller's house ASAP. I found JP's on Thumbtack and heard immediately from them to receive a quote. The customer service was amazing from the first phone call and the movers were so professional and skilled. We would highly recommend them to anyone in need of this service!
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
Daniel V.
These guys are great! I had a challenging piano to move, and they where up to the task. Greatly appreciate them. Will for sure use again!
Catherine A.
Great experience! They moved a washer and dryer for me. Were very professional and gave me a fair price for the job. Put in a request and the job was done the next day.
R&K ServicesR&K Services
Lori C.
Being a handicapped woman, they team was kind understanding and extremely hard working...already talked to him about my next moving job...I will be using them again
R&K ServicesR&K Services
Kiva T.
Team took my job with two stops before final destination last minute. Moved safely, but with urgency. Very polite employees. I will use them again.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Thumbtack Customer
We moved from a 2-bedroom apartment to a house. Josh and his crew were very polite, did a great job, and did not leave a scratch on any of the furniture. They did their best to finish the job in 4 hours which helped us pay the minimum and save money. They will also provide a free walk through before moving. I definitely recommend Josh and his crew. I'm really happy that I chose these guys.
Delaney's MovingDelaney's Moving
Patrick K.
Quickmovers was fantastic all the way around. Very responsive, super service and very professional. It actually made the dreaded move fun. I'd recommend them to any of my friends and family.
Thumbtack Customer
The young men were so fast and careful with my items. It was a small move, however within 15 minutes the truck was loaded and ready to head to my new house. They were just as fast unloading the truck and were so friendly. I highly recommend them!!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Abby J.
I hired Flate Rate to move a 250 lb+ treadmill deck into our basement. The stairwell is a tight turn and very narrow, but Bishop and team were in and out in less than 20 minutes. They wrapped everything and made sure to watch the walls. Bishop was super responsive and easy to communicate with.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Katherine S.
I thought piano movers were expensive. It's not cheap, but JP's was much more reasonable than I had anticipated. Very smooth transaction, very responsive, payment options were easy to do, and the guys had my piano on the truck in a flash. Lose one star for punctuality; a phone call to give me a more accurate ETA would have earned the fifth star. Highly recommend.
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
Nancy W.
These guys were amazing. Worked hard and fast, sometimes running! Super guys, great at what they do. Pleasant and I had great confidence in them immediately. We booked them kind of last minute and knew we were after another job, which ran late. They kept us up to date by text, and some would have cancelled as the first job turned out to be bigger than they knew. But they still came (knew we were in a time crunch) and worked so hard and fast. I will use them any time I need a mover.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
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