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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 Southfield movers
Serena J.
The movers where great and paid attention to every detail of the move! All of my items where move to the new location in perfect shape! I would always refer Metro Smart Moves...
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Lolita R.
I have never been so impressed by such an awesome pair of professionals. I moved from Chicago about a year ago with my 90 old mother and moving is hard. This move was made simple, seamless and easy by Alpha movers. They are wonderful!!
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Gabrielle J.
Manny's Moving was very polite and efficient during my move and I very much appreciated their help.
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Helina K.
The movers were on time. I was really satisfied with my move! These movers should not even have a bad rating because they did they’re job really well! I’ll definitely hire them again.
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Kirk Y.
Very great and punctual movers.
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Stacey F.
Great movers and will use again!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Robert W.
The men at You Pay Less were great. They were on time and were excellent moving professionals. I will definitely use them if I need moving services again.
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Michelle C.
Marvin and his crew were total rockstars moving our office today! They showed up on time, walked the area, listened to our requests, and then got to work! They disassembled and reassembled furniture as requested and took care when moving anything so as to not ding the walls, furniture, doors, etc. The crew was friendly and knew exactly how to maneuver everything to make the move very smooth! I would suggest hiring Alpha Movers for your needs! Thank you, Marvin and crew!!
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Stevyn S.
They were very responsive and efficient with our move. Great choice!
Active Delivery XActive Delivery X
Kal H.
Quickmovers were WONDERFUL. They are the only company I will call and recommend for small load moves. All I needed was a mover to move a washer and dryer from a storage to my house. Everyone else quoted be $ 250 and up. They're quote was so reasonable I jumped at it. They came did the work, were friendly, and beyond helpful (they had to take the door off to get the dryer in the laundry room) and professional. If I ever need a small load mover again they are the first and only company I would call or recommend.
Tiffany D.
Great service! They weren't going to be on time and they called ahead of schedule to let me know that. The move was smooth and all the movers were professional and courteous. They made up for the inconvenience. I would use them again!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
They got the job done with impeccability. Thank you Metro Smart Moves
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Zelda H.
Movers was fast, efficient and very professional. Will hire company again if needed.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Bryonna W.
Movers were extremely professional, efficient, and pleasant. Would hire again.
Executive MovingExecutive Moving
Kevin H.
Great job moving my things quickly and efficiently! Would recommend!
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
I had to move from Detroit to Atlanta and We Care Movers did an outstanding job. Shockeem and Darnell were very fast in packing and loading the Uhaul. Shockeem and two others young guys drove the truck to Atlanta and were there when I arrived. They were very professional and carried themselves well. I'll highly recommend this company to anyone looking to move or relocate.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Adrean T.
Very nice experience with Omega Moving! They helped us with a local move (including disassembly/assembly) and communication was great from the time we inquired. The team was friendly, professional and finished within the estimated time. I would hire again!
Omega MovingOmega Moving
Kristyn B.
The guys were very professional. They really made my move stress free.
Move In Peace.                Delivery & AssemblyMove In Peace. Delivery & Assembly
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were prompt and professional. I would definitely use them again.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Mark H.
They were extremely professional. I would highly recommend them for any moves.
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Jacqueline H.
Well, I cannot say enough about Eric and Marcus. They were fabulous. They were so nice, respectable and they moved quickly. Nothing was damage. I would definitely recommend them when you are ready to make your move.
Executive MovingExecutive Moving
Raveesh R.
Best professional movers in the area. Very courteous and ensures that the job is done perfectly.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Joan B.
I was satisfied with Flat Rate Athletic Movers, They were on time, prepared and did a great job. They also followed The Civil 19 guidelines by wearing a mask. I would definitely recommend them if you need a Moving Company. Joan B.
Flat Rate Athletic MoversFlat Rate Athletic Movers
Patrick A.
Great team they sent over who were able to get everything I had loaded up and moved. Timing was good, too, and the guys were very helpful overall. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to anyone looking to make a move.
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Viviana B.
You couldn't choose a better moving company! I've been so stressed out this entire month trying to prepare for my move. However, dealing with Payless Moving Co. was stress-free, and they were very pleasant. My movers were Robert, James, and Lee. They were all kind and professional. I was indisposed when they came (using the ladies' room lol), so they'd rang my doorbell and called me a couple of times before I responded. Despite this, they weren't rude nor did they sound irritated when I finally called back. All three men handled my belongings with care. They were also careful not to damage the apartment building walls outside of my apartment. Robert, James, and Lee went above and beyond to make my move go smoothly. I'm so grateful! Thanks guys!
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
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