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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 Rochester Hills movers
Ying Z.
I was looking for professional movers on thumbtack. Flat Rate Athletic Movers responded me very quickly. They are very professional, on time and very careful when they moving the piano and furnitures.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Arun P.
Excellent service. I never seen any movers move all my really complex furnitures without a nick. I appreciate Bishop and team from Athletic movers very very much.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Thumbtack Customer
In the last ten years I moved over 6 times and these are hands down the best movers I've ever hired.
All Area MovingAll Area Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Overall good quick move. They were able to move out and move us in quicker than expected. The only thing that was missed were the tall standing lamps. Not a big issue as I could put that in my car with the backseat down.
Bos Moving & Service, Inc.
Shannon B.
Mannys really made my move so easy and stress-FREE! The guys were awesome and communicated with me throughout the whole move, also they were careful with my belongings. I will be using them again in the future if I move again.
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Maura L.
The boss was excellent keeping in contact regarding the move. The movers Gerald and Corey we polite, efficient and extremely helpful. They all delivered on all that promised!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Blake C.
Needed guys for arcade moved downstairs. were able to move same day as request and were very easy to work with. got it done efficiently.
Royal Fitness AssemblyRoyal Fitness Assembly
Dora H.
The movers were great quick and efficient
Bos Moving & Service, Inc.
Supriya R.
I used self made movers service for my move a week ago and was very satisfied with the quick and professional nature of work by kevin and his partner. The move from my old 2nd floor apartment to my new 2nd floor location was done in just over 2 hours in extreme snow conditions. They handled the furniture with care. I highly recommend self made movers for their professionalism , quality and value.
Nicole E.
Very responsive and affordable, great to work with. They moved a heavy/large cabinet for us, which was not an easy piece of furniture to move, and did a great job. Would highly recommend!
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were timely, polite, very fast and efficient yet careful with my furniture. I highly recommend them and will hire them again for my next move.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They did a good job moving my stuff.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Gurunath K.
Fantastic people. They were quick and really professional with the move.
Maria M.
It was a pleasure working with Perfect Order Two, they were very flexible and offered me many options for doing my move. They were extremely efficient and even took a couple more items I needed to move at the last minute. No hidden fees and excellent service. I will highly recommend them to all my friends whenever they need to make a move.
Perfect Order Two L.L.C.Perfect Order Two L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Local move. The crew was terrific, made the whole project a pleasure.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Marc H.
I would hire them again for my moving needs.
1st Priority Moving & Solutions1st Priority Moving & Solutions
Ankita S.
Bishop and his team did an excellent job, loading the furniture of my one bedroom apartment to my moving truck. They came on time & were very efficient. They are extremely knowledgeable about moving and have been doing it since long, so are experts. They shrink wrapped and loaded the truck perfectly. They also provided us some ropes/bungees when the ones we had bought did not work. I am moving out of Michigan, but if I were to ever need moving help in this locality, I would always contact them and also recommend them to friends.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Heather V.
Two of our three movers were good. The third was literally high and kept wandering off to smoke weed throughout the move. He dropped boxes, slurred his speech, slammed into walls, I could go on. The worst thing is that his colleagues allowed it and didn’t even go to their owner. I personally don’t care what people do in their down time but when moving my valuables, being anything it sober is inappropriate and unprofessional. When contacting the owner after ( we did a double move), he offered a $6 per hour discount as a “substantial” discount- his exact words. Honestly a joke. I would highly recommend going elsewhere because he only sends his “best movers” when things happen.
Rendezvous Moving CompanyRendezvous Moving Company
Jill C.
We had a great experience with Manny's! Our movers Jeff and Isiah were on time, thorough, polite and efficient. We will definitely recommend Manny's to prospective clients and use them in the future if we need moving assistance again. Great job!
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Krishnakumar D.
They were punctual,efficient and very helpful. Completed the move in the estimated time. We were worried about moving the couch through a narrow staircase,but they did an excellent job with zero damages. The only challenge they faced was dismantling and reassembling the furniture. (Ikea furnitures could be a little tricky,so have your manuals and toolkit handy to save time and effort.) But great job overall :) Thanks for helping us with the move!
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Joy P.
Great movers. They were on time, very friendly and quick. I highly recommend this company. They got all my furniture loaded up, unpacked and assembled with no problems, no damage. They were very courteous. Thank you for making this move effortless and easy.
Phani S.
Good work. Used their services for moving and cleaning. Bishop and team did an excellent work.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Two and a half hours to move my 2-bedroom apartment into a house that was already occupied. The moving team was on time, friendly, professional, and so fast that my dad wanted to know what kind of energy drink they used. I would recommend them to everyone.
O'Sullivan Moving and Storage Co.O'Sullivan Moving and Storage Co.
Keith K.
Mr Bruce Smothers and his associate Miles moved a set of bookcases into the basement, and unloaded and moved their replacements from the driveway to our den. They were careful and professional and performed the work as originally quoted. No surprises. I would gladly use them team again.
Mary B.
Everyone at JP’s Moving was amazing. The guys moving the piano were wonderful. I couldn’t believe how fast they took down and put back together our baby grand. Nice and respectful team. Would definitely hire them again!! Thanks guys!!
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
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