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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.

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.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Pontiac movers
Thumbtack Customer
The professional movers worked quickly and were very organized in moving me from one city to another. I would highly recommend this company for any residential or commercial moving. Thank you!! Kay
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Cortney N.
Great job moving our desk!
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
VERY PROFESSIONAL AND FAST. THEY DO A VERY THOROUGH JOB WITH THE MOVE AND CLEAN UP!!!
Delaney's MovingDelaney's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The friend that I referred to All Area Moving said her experience was good.
All Area MovingAll Area Moving
Caitlin D.
I was very anxious about using a moving company for the first time, but this service was great. Everything was straight forward and easy to understand. They got everything moved in so easily, and we're super quick about it. The guys were polite and careful with everything. Great service, for an AMAZING price.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Willie R.
Movers were there promptly and it was obvious from the beginning that they were knowledgeable about the job at hand. They were thorough, efficient and just very professional. I had been trying to get my treadmill moved for some time, and I am very glad that they were able to accommodate me. Wonderful job!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Clarence A.
Marvin and his guys were great to work with. They moved my 3000 sq ft home of 18 years... Lots of stuff... No complaints. They just worked and worked. Plus they told a few jokes! They even assembled everything for us. I would recommend this company for all your moving needs. Great job Marvin.
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Lea P.
Self Made Moving Co were very helpful, professional and friendly. I would recommend their services. L. Perry
SELF MADE MOVERSSELF MADE MOVERS
Lise K.
DO NOT USE this company!! The movers I had were (a)unprofessional (b)wasted valuable time complaining and were unwilling to do the job required. (c)some furniture wasn't moved because time was wasted with "drama" issues SAVE YOUR MONEY and SANITY and USE SOMEONE ELSE!! I've never had such a poor experience with a Thumbtack contractor in my life!
Rendezvous Moving CompanyRendezvous Moving Company
Sarah B.
What a great experience. Fast, smooth and very helpful. Initially there was an issue but Sir Randolph corrected it and made everything even better. Usually it’s not the problem but how you handle it and he handled it very well. I will be recommending and using them again! Thank you Smart Moves!!!!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
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