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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 Sterling Heights movers
Faith S.
The movers did a great job moving 3 large pieces of furniture. Thank you!
Affordable Movers MichiganAffordable Movers Michigan
Lynn H.
The movers were great! Would highly recommend. Very polite on time and moved everything quickly.
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Terry C.
We Care Movers did an excellent job moving all the big furniture for me. Will recommend them to anyone I know needing movers. Thank you very much Darnell for a great job!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Mohammad K.
Highly recommend them. You can relay on them for your moving. Moved my stuff with great care specifically the plants.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Kristen C.
Marvin and his team were above and beyond what we expected. We moved from Sterling Heights all the way to Traverse City. Professional, thorough, quick, and handled our stuff with care. We will ABSOLUTELY use Alpha Moving again when we decide to move into a house. If you're looking for a moving company, local or long distance, these are your guys!
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Angie V.
Really good moving company. Very good communication, William responded quickly to my request and had very reasonable pricing. The head mover, Gerald, was very professional & communicated estimated arrive times, kept me in the loop during the entire move. They were careful with my things & finished within the time quoted. I highly recommend Metro Smart Moves!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Gabrielle N.
NEVER AGAIN. Put a $100 deposit 10 days prior to my scheduled move date. Called the day of my move to double check, and they “forgot” to reserve our slot. Ended up having to push our move to the next morning (Sunday) “by” 9:45. Movers showed up a half hour late. Once packed up, the movers took an hour and a half to drive to our new place. It was a 19 mile trip. Turns out, the movers decided to take a lunch break and not answer our multiple phone calls (and charge for the time!). This was not communicated at all, so we were waiting for over an hour, thinking we were robbed of everything we own. The entire experience took over 5.5 hours to move a 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. The owner tried charging us $780 for this all around massively inconvenient and insanely manipulative and unprofessional service. I have used moving services from Thumbtack in the past for the exact same move (same amount of stairs and furniture) and it took under 4 hours and cost around $400. Worst moving experience I’ve ever had
Rush Interstate movingRush Interstate moving
Linda K.
Bishop contacted me morning of move as promised. Arrived at agreed upon time. Protected furniture that needed to be moved. Promptly delivered to recipient. Very happy with service.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
Carla B.
Once movers arrived job was done fast
Thumbtack Customer
Three stops while moving, great job.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers arrived ahead of schedule and moved my furniture to its new location without any major mishap. Would highly recommend their business to anyone in need of their services.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Austin C.
Would refer them to anyone that’s moving.
Melissa P.
It was a great experience from talking to the and getting the move scheduled
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Saihema v.
Metro smart movers were great to work with. The work was very professional, I was called the previous day to confirm my move then about 30 minutes before the movers arrived. Two movers arrived initially and they did an excellent job! Im very impressed as they coordinated the loading between them and also the older gentleman had great presence of mind, making necessary adjustments to the furniture and the younger guy was very polite. While unloading they had a few more guys come in to help and all of them were very sincere and dedicated to the job. They took very good care of the furniture and arranged the boxes neatly in a corner. Everyone had a mask on during this health crisis. I am very happy with the move and recommend them highly to anyone interested in honest and dedicated movers!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Erin M.
Wonderful job! They took care and treated my things like it was their own. Highly professional and efficient. I will most certainly be using them for my next move. I will recommend to all my friends who are moving!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Jude j.
Marvin made our project a priority . Great experience with Alpha Moving!
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Bartel W.
They did a great job. Needed a Last minute move and they showed up and handled it!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Chris R.
Movers were good. No one told me Id be charged hour drive time.
TrainWreckMoving LLCTrainWreckMoving LLC
Vincent T.
Metro movers did meet my expectations and were very prompt and cost effective
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Sharon B.
We hired Manny’s Moving to move a heavy Lift recliner chair from Sterling Heights to Troy. The movers were punctual and kept us informed along the way so we knew exactly when to expect them. They were very careful with the piece. The young men were polite and professional. The price was competitive. We appreciated the senior discount. We would use them again and will recommend them to our friends and associates.
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
David C.
They did a good job of moving us into our home. Great communication, punctuality, and reliability. The load out a little longer than expected, but that's part of moving. The three guys were polite and professional. I would use them again and recommend their services.
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
This moving team are AWESOME! This morning's move of a few very heavy items from one basement to another was a pretty great experience. They are professional but at the same time very polite and friendly. When I had suggestions, they stopped and listened. I would hire them again.
Kaine’s HaulingKaine’s Hauling
Farzana A.
I highly recommend Haidara for your moving services! Both gentlemen took care of our entire move and helped us get our things in our new house quickly and efficiently. They were careful in handling our items & are very hard working. They also helped us remove & add our door and our ceiling light. We will definitely be hiring them for our other projects & future moving services!!! Thank you!!
Haidara BrothersHaidara Brothers
Christine B.
I bought bedroom furniture from Facebook Marketplace. The job was moving the dresser with mirror, chest of drawers, nightstand and queen bed (with mattress and box spring) from their house to mine. It was a pleasure working with these movers. They were professional and did a great job. The only hiccup was that they were 30 minutes late but he apologized (these things happen to us all). They were very careful when moving the furniture (and it was VERY heavy). I would use them again. Thank you!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Quasim M.
Maria and the guys were great with helping us move out of our apartment into our new place. They arrived on time and kept us updated every step of the way. They made the move easy as possible for us and finished on time. I look forward to working with them again in the future. Highly recommend
Perfect Order Two L.L.C.Perfect Order Two L.L.C.
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