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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 Novi movers
Ray S.
The movers were very punctual and quick, but took great care. They wrapped the piano well and carefully moved it. The price was as quoted. Overall very happy with the move.
Jamil J.
Excellent movers! Very respectful, punctual, and professional. Will use again for future moves!
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Sarah O.
Smooth and easy moving with James and Shuan Moving Company LLC. Thank you!!
James and Shuan Moving Company LLCJames and Shuan Moving Company LLC
Christine B.
A great moving experience with Metro Smart Moves. I will definitely use them again and I will be sure and share their name with family, friends and coworkers. Thank you Metro Smart Moves for making this move so much easier than I anticipated.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Thumbtack Customer
I would have liked if the movers had more blankets to cover the carpets while moving. Otherwise, everything was great !
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I would strongly recommend Top Notch Moving Solutions to anyone thinking of hiring a moving company. Clarence was great from start to finish. He came over to my house before the move to make sure he could get everything into the moving truck. He and his crew did an excellent job moving all my furniture and items. There were a few items not originally pointed out to Clarence and he was still able to include them in the move. His crew couldn't have been any nicer and they all worked very hard to make our move right. Last but not least, Top Notch Moving ended up saving me several hundred dollars compared to other quotes I received.
Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.
Ashleigh T.
Metro Smart Moves did a nice job helping us move into our new apartment. They were efficient and careful with our items. It would have been impossible to move without their help. I would recommend them.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
We requested a quote on a move and agreed on a price. We discussed a couple of pieces of furniture that were of particular concern before the move. On the day of the move, the crew showed up thinking that those were the only 2 pieces of furniture that they were moving. Instead of trying to resolve the misunderstanding in a professional manner, they got angry at us and refused to do the move unless we paid by the hour. We did not want angry people moving our belongings so had to send them home and find another mover. Later the irate owner writes back with rude remarks such as "we do not work for free" and "you lied to us." Stay away from these jerks!
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Mohan B.
Amazing movers and helped me get all the stuff I wanted moved without hesitation. They know what they are doing and value for money is spot on.
Evan P.
I highly recommend John and his team for a move in the metro Detroit area. Very reasonable price for great service, which included wrapping furniture to avoid damage during the move. John will certainly be my first call the next time I move.
Pleasing Disposition, LLCPleasing Disposition, LLC
Vivek S.
Bishop and his crew did a fantastic job to move my elliptical into my basement from the garage. It was a heavy piece and they took good care in moving.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Victoria B.
I had an excellent experience with Rendezvous Moving company. Randy was very pleasant to speak with over the phone and the movers provided excellent service. They moved quickly and showed genuine care for my belongings and the brand new carpeting in my new place. I highly recommend this company!
Rendezvous Moving CompanyRendezvous Moving Company
Elizabeth B.
This is the BEST moving experience I have ever had.. in rain, then hail, and then in torrential rains and at the end sunshine 🌞 Robert & company were professional, responsive, hardworking, responsible and made the process easy... especially for a great rate with 3 movers... I have moved many times before and still have a few moves left so these are the guys I am calling! thank you with much gratitude Robert & company!!
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Krystle T.
I am completely satisfied with my move.
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
David L.
No problems. Quick treadmill move that went very well.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Sue G.
Quick and efficient move. Great huys and great teamwork
Pleasing Disposition, LLCPleasing Disposition, LLC
Todd E.
Patrick and his team did an awesome job of moving my belonging and packing them into my POD. I would definitely recommend hiring these guys if you are in need of a reliable mover!
1st Priority Moving & Solutions1st Priority Moving & Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
M & K Moving and Delivery were very professional, reasonable, and moved all of my furniture in a safe and timely manner! I highly recommend using this company and will definitely use them again in the future!
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Chelsea P.
During the peak of moving season, this awesome team of guys helped me out at the best price I’ve ever seen! I waited til the last minute to plan my move and I feel so lucky to have found them! I made an appointment and they were able to come out the very next day, even with bad weather on the forecast. And they really were quick! Yes, they moved my furniture, but their service and professionalism is what really MOVED me. I would highly recommend Quickmovers!
Alaina B.
Had a great experience with YouPayLess moving co. The owner was very responsive and provided us a great deal based only on our needs. The movers were speedy and went above and beyond. Would definitely recommend!
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Kim D.
Ritchie communicated with me quickly with fair pricing! He was very timely in replying to my questions and concerns. In the end, family members assisted me with my small move but I will use and recommend this company for future moves! Kim
R&K ServicesR&K Services
They communicated well and did a very good job moving my furniture. No issues.
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Haihong Y.
I use Richie's service to move a pair of washer and dryer. Richie provided me with the expected arrival time which was very helpful. On the job, Richie and his crew carefully wrapped protective pads around and professional moved the items around. Same was done at unloading. I recommend Richie's service because of good quality and value, and I would use again should I have another moving need.
R&K ServicesR&K Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mike and Ben were very professional and flexible. They did a great job with our move.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Mike and Terry did a fantastic job helping me move. They were complete professionals.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
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