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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Kalamazoo movers
Dale D.
The team moved us to a new house as well as completed a move out cleaning. They were very kind and professional. I recommend them for moving and cleaning services.
Shoffner’s moving and cleaningShoffner’s moving and cleaning
Leanne M.
Very happy I found Trusted Movers, Christian was responsive and helpful with the scheduling process, and Robert and David were excellent movers. They hustled and took great care of moving my belongings.
The Trusted Movers LLCThe Trusted Movers LLC
Aamina A.
The men who came were incredibly polite and friendly. They wrapped all of my furniture and moved it carefully and very fast. I will be using them again when I move.
Brock's MovingBrock's Moving
Gloria e.
Thought w had an agreement. Called to firm up details. Her phone is disconnected and I had to scurry to find a new moving company. My move is now 2 wks later than I wanted
America's Extreme MoversAmerica's Extreme Movers
Christin M.
Brock's Transports was able to accommodate my schedule (I had a very last minute moving request). Top quality professionalism and kindness, and very efficient! Excellent value for the services provided. I absolutely recommend to anyone needing moving/transport services.
Brock's MovingBrock's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Easy to set up, Renee was very responsive, completely affordable and professional. The guys did an excellent job. We have used several others in the past and this was the cheapest and most careful we've had. Moving is always terrible so it's nice when you have a decent moving company!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Judy P.
The 2 workers were very thorough in wrapping and moving the furniture carefully, They were also very polite. My only complaint is it took about an hour longer than anticipated which means I paid more. I had moved the same items previously and it took less time.
Brock's MovingBrock's Moving
Carla S.
H & H gave a quick response to my thumbtack inquiry. They fit my small move in with their schedule and the move happened only three days after the first contact. All my items were wrapped up and handled with extreme care. So appreciated. The experience was perfect. How often can you say that!
H&H Moving CompanyH&H Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
The in office staff and the moving staff were so helpful, nice and professional!! I would highly recommend using this company!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Dan P.
They had everything packed up faster than expected and we're very friendly while doing it. Absolutely amazing service. I would recommend them to anyone who needs to move.
Brock's MovingBrock's Moving
Sarah R.
We didn't have a truck and trailer to transport some furniture. Allen and his helper did the dirty work for us. Moved a large sectional from apt to house. Was professional and quick.
C.M.M HandymanC.M.M Handyman
Nik A.
The team was super friendly and careful with everything. They were punctual and worked hard to get things done. I’m happy with their organization and they were also accommodating with how we wanted things to be moved. Thanks guys for a job well done! Best of luck to you.
Two Brothers Load and Move LLCTwo Brothers Load and Move LLC
Melissa H.
The team was awesome! They moved my 2 bedroom apartment (mostly heavy furniture) into a truck in a about an hour and a half. They helped me problem solve when my bed didn't manage to fit by bringing it up by way of the roof. Not only was this of great value, they really helped me to transition.
Shoffner’s moving and cleaningShoffner’s moving and cleaning
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