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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.

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 Livonia movers
Thumbtack Customer
Our movers were just wonderful, they had to move our whole house in the pouring rain! They worked quickly and professionally. We would use them again. Very competitive rates also. We are very happy with our move, thank you We Care Movers!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Kathryn H.
The movers were very efficient and had a good attitude, even when moving something extremely heavy!
James and Shuan Moving Company LLCJames and Shuan Moving Company LLC
Jacqueline F.
The two gentlemen handled my furniture with care, and did not damage anything in the move. I was impressed by their ability to move some very heavy and delicate items without damage. Only complaint would be the length of time of the move - but worth it for quality work!
Two Brothers Load and Move LLCTwo Brothers Load and Move LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We were very pleased with our moving experience with M&K Moving! They arrived on time, packed the truck well, & moved quickly. Our possessions were treated with care, & at an affordable price. I would definitely recommend them & use them again.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
William L.
Had piano moved in approximately eight minutes
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
Joseph M.
Very professional in regards to the move, but the experience got weird when the movers wouldn’t accept my check and wanted me to leave my house to go to an atm to get them cash. Tried to call the owner, but was unable to reach him. If “cash only” is the expected payment method it should have been clearly communicated prior to the move.
Thumbtack Customer
Top Notch Moving Solutions arrived on time and ready to work. They completed the job on schedule, as promised. As a group they were very courteous and hard working. Going forward I will call them first for my moving needs.
Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.
Joe S.
Removed so much stress from our move. Great team.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Jennifer C.
Excellent experience working with Metro Smart Moves. They were careful with loading and unloading and made sure to organize everything very neatly. I really appreciate how professional they were. I will hire them again for future moves that involve my business.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Thumbtack Customer
Cordial and professional. However, the movers were late 1.5 hours because they confused the pick up and drop off locations. Mike was very communicative and helpful. During the move my dining table chair leg was broken, so be careful with your packing.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Philip J.
They clearly knew what they were doing. Worth every penny not to have to move it myself.
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
Taher H.
They were very professional. It was very cold on our day of move but they did very good job.
Thumbtack Customer
Best money spent on the move! No one else works as hard as these guys. Seriously, life savers.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Jennifer J.
The team of three people that came to move my piano were experienced and completed their work quickly and professionally.
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
Natalie M.
R&K moved a very heavy desk that barely fit through the door into my house. They arrived right on time, moved the desk with no fuss and no damage to the desk or anything else. The did such a great job that I started thinking of other things I could hire them to do before they even left. Thanks very much Ritchie and Mr K.
R&K ServicesR&K Services
Diana W.
After encountering a terrible experience with a moving company I turned to MAT Movers. What a delight to work with!! Mike is very professional and very kind hearted. He assured me that I would be well taken care of. He was so right. Our moving job ended up being alot more difficult than expected. Mike and his team handled it very graciously. They were always upbeat and encouraging. They went out of their way to make sure that everything went smoothly. I can't say enough good things about this company!!!!! Hire them. You will be so glad that you did!!
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We could not be happier with the service we received from We Care Movers!!! They were extremely polite, careful and worked harder then anyone I have ever worked with. They let all of our friends help out which made the whole process go extremely well. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for movers. They made a stressful process a breeze!! A+++++++
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Sarah B.
Randy and his crew were amazing. They were extremely accommodating, helpful, responsive, and timely. We would highly recommend them to anyone needing movers!
Rendezvous Moving CompanyRendezvous Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish. The friendly and personalized communication I had with Clarence before the actual move carried through when I met him and his associate today. They were polite, professional and considerate of my belongings throughout. Since I'm on a budget and chose my moving company based on the lowest offer, I didn't expect to receive such a great customer experience. My family couldn't stop commenting about how great they were. On a day that is typically so stressful, when so many things can go awry, it was incredible to have such a seamless move. Excellent value, I would recommend them to anyone.
Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Very efficient. Extremely polite. Careful with furniture and respectful of personal belongings. Easy to work with and attentive to me in the weeks leading up to the move. Great communication. Highly recommended!
Delaney's MovingDelaney's Moving
Derek S.
Bishop and his crew were timely, efficient, and very fairly priced. They helped me move some of the heaviest items in my house with no problem. Would definitely recommend.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Mike b.
Bishop moved my heavy and odd shaped dust collector from garage to basement. Careful attention to detail without any damage. Would highly recommend his services.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Thumbtack Customer
*****I wish I could give 10 stars!!! ***** John and his Moving Team (John & John) are absolutely THE BEST and THE FASTEST moving company I've ever experienced!! They were so fast that, even though I had already packed about 30 boxes of stuff in my finished basement, that was all out the door and in their truck in 40 minutes or so, leaving me huffing and puffing trying keep up with their pace! I truly believed that, if I'd been "fully packed" and ready for them, my move would have taken 2 hours total (and that's for about two 12 foot trucks worth of stuff!!). I'm serious people: THEY ARE FAST like Speedy Gonzalez, so if you aren't FULLY packed and ready to go, you're just going to slow them down! Haha! **My recommendations are 2: *1.) USE THEM! and *2.) Pre-Pack as MUCH AS POSSIBLE so they can whip through it all in lightning speed, leaving your head dizzy with amazement at just how fast they can get you moved into your new location!! But, if not, they will HELP YOU PACK in lightning speed using their wonderful "Pack & Stack" Totes, making it all the easier! Thanks for reading and I hope this review helps you choose Pleasing Dispositions, LLC for all your moving needs!! - JM (Livonia, MI).
Pleasing Disposition, LLCPleasing Disposition, LLC
Rachael m.
Perfect Order Two LLC was a great company to work with. The individual movers were punctual, polite and respectful. The business owner even rolled up her sleeves to pitch in with her 3 staff members. The 6 hour ( quoted ) job was completed in 5 hours. I completed price comparisons with several other companies for my 3 bedroom home consisting of 3 levels including the home gym in the basement; which was all transported 20 miles over to another 3 levels. Perfect Order was the best quote and I am happy with the job they completed. I would surely use this company to move again - but since I loathe moving - hopefully it's no time soon! I would recommend this company to others.
Perfect Order Two L.L.C.Perfect Order Two L.L.C.
Megan m.
As soon as I hit submit, the owner of Flat Rate Movers, Stanley, reached out to me immediately. From start to finish he was beyond professional. What really stood out to me is how much he really cares about making sure nothing is damaged or dented during the move. When he called me, I couldn’t believe he could come out the SAME day! He was even an hour way commute! The couch that I needed to be moved was sooooooooooo heavy and it barely fit yet they were able to do the impossible and get it to its destination without a SCRATCH. I will be referring everyone I know and posting his business card on my city’s Facebook page. I highly highly recommend. Work ethic top notch! You don’t find quality like this anymore
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
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