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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.

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 Walker movers
Thumbtack Customer
JL Moving did a wonderful job with our local move. Not only were the movers professional but so were the office managers who called several times to make sure we had the service we expected. I would recommend them to anyone moving locally. 👍🏻
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Shayne N.
I have moved around a lot. I have never had movers that move as fast as H&H. They were friendly, and handled all of my items with great care. They are the best!
H&H Moving CompanyH&H Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
We were quoted for 2 movers, but only 1 showed up, and he arrived 1.5 hours late. The mover that arrived was helpful and worked hard, but we had to help him move everything
Luyk Home ManagementLuyk Home Management
Kayleah G.
JL moving was great! The price was reasonable and the two movers who helped me couldn't have been nicer.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Melissa W.
I highly recommend A Moving Consultant! As someone who has moved countless times and has used multiple moving companies (as well as renting the truck and doing it alone), this was my best move yet. This is one of two of the most affordable moving companies I have ever used. However, even better compared to the other affordable company, as Gregory went out of his way to accommodate my move in various ways. I really couldn't have asked for a better company! Thanks!
A Moving ConsultantA Moving Consultant
Beth R.
They were great to work with; the customer service was great and the movers were also very professional. The price was the best quote I found in Grand Rapids and the movers were unbelievably fast and efficient. Everything was moved in perfect condition in nearly half the time I had anticipated. I would highly recommend JL Moving to anyone.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great. Very prompt, friendly, and timely with the moving. I'll look to them again in a couple months when my son moves.
Clay's Moving
Elise T.
We had a great moving experience with Brock’s Transports! They reached out to me with a quote right away and answered all of my questions pre-move. They were on time the day of the move. Everything was packed up with care and transported efficiently. Most importantly, nothing was damaged along the way! We would definitely use this moving service again.
Brock's MovingBrock's Moving
Marielle B.
H&H Moving did an excellent job in moving our furniture. They took excellent care of our things and they worked quite fast even though there were only two of them who moved our stuffs. Will highly recommend them.
H&H Moving CompanyH&H Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were nice. There were 3 instead of 2 movers for a 2 bedroom apt. Need to use time wisely! Overall professional.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My project was to move furniture from city to country. Jl Moving and Storage was on time, easy to work with and did the job in 7 hours start to finish.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Elite moving dos a fantastic job on our move. They were careful, considerate and got the job done timely. I would highly recommend them.
Elite Moving and Lumper ServiceElite Moving and Lumper Service
Kathryn B.
I would highly recommend The Trusted Movers. I had a small move and didn’t want to pay the crazy prices that bigger companies charge. The Trusted Movers responded to my request right away and were very affordable. I plan to use them again in the future!
The Trusted Movers LLCThe Trusted Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I would recommend JL moving. They were on time and moved everything with care and no complaints on a hot day. The only drawback was that they had no tools to take anything apart.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Tara p.
Really happy to have them as my movers!
Superior Moving CompanySuperior Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
We were moving from a one bedroom apartment to a house, around a mile away. The move was scheduled for 10am. The apartment was located on the fourth floor and there is a bit of walk from the front of the building to the apartment. We do have access to an elevator. We moved on a Friday which was the coldest day of the year so far, but this is Michigan. Except for a quick flurry there was no snow. The movers took around 45 minutes to bring the furniture pads and dolly to the apartment. Once there, they moved quick for the fast half an hour and then slowed down.At around 12pm, less than 30 boxes were moved. Boxes which were packed and stacked by us the night before. This move was costing me $90 per hour and in the end, I decided to head down and stand in the cold, because I was not sure what was taking them so long. Three hours into the move, thankfully, they picked up pace. Whether this was a response of me standing out in the cold or was it because of another client in Kalamazoo who was adamant to move the same day, I am not sure. Regardless, it went way faster and at a pace which is how it should have been at the start. At the new place, except for the furniture, I just asked them to stack the labelled boxes. At around 5pm, they were done, at last. The entire move took them 8 hours, including travel time from their office. The movers were courteous and friendly. They arrived in a company truck and had sweatshirts with JLC movers logo on them. They looked very professional and not like two people off the street and that was very reassuring. They did handle furniture with care and while unloading made sure that none of the vents were blocked and that there was a path to get to the boxes. They did not have a mattress pad but covered the mattress with enough furniture pads to make sure it was not soiled. Overall, we were happy but they could have shaved off an hour easily from the move. Moving is always expensive and very stressful. I will hire them again but really wish they moved faster.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Lauren S.
Our two movers were wonderful. I expected them to show up between 9 and 930 and they came by 845 am. Since I'm new to Grand Rapids, it was great to have people who are used to moving furniture in and out of the older buildings. They were able to move almost everything through my small hallway and took a few pieces up over my balcony. They were very nice, personable and efficient. I would absolutely use JL Moving again!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Susan E.
Went very smooth, could not ask for a better moving experience.
The Trusted Movers LLCThe Trusted Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Both gentleman that came were clean, organized and personable. I am wondering if I needed more than two movers, but that was on me for probably giving the correct scope of the move. Would definitely use again!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Professional. Outstanding. Prompt. Friendly. Renee was a pleasure to work with as she organized my move. Tony headed up the packing, loading, and unloading. He was wonderful to work with. Very professional and personable. I highly recommend this moving company.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Lisa A.
Weston and team managed every aspect of my move flawlessly! Highly recommend!
H&H Moving CompanyH&H Moving Company
Henry K.
It was by the easiest move I have ever went through and I owe it to these guys
The Trusted Movers LLCThe Trusted Movers LLC
Kelsi J.
They were able to find a time last minute for a move. Took care in wrapping everything up and unloading. They had to switch trucks morning of the move and called and texted to inform me of the delay. Arrived at destination in a timely manner and unloaded items in efficiently.
Superior Moving CompanySuperior Moving Company
Meral G.
They did an absolutely AMAZING job getting us packed, moved and unpacked into our new home! I didn’t have to lift a finger the entire time which was great for being 8 months pregnant! Will absolutely hire them again for our next move!!!
Brock's MovingBrock's Moving
Lori V.
The movers were on time and polite, but were ill-equipped to handle our move. We had explained beforehand that we had a brand new professional-grade toolbox weighing over 1000 pounds with tools. They assured us it would not be a problem. The trailer they brought had a large gap between the ramp and truck that the casters got stuck in, and it was my husband that had to come up with a way to get the toolbox in and out. We had to supply stronger ratchet strips, and give instruction on how to move the items without being damaged (or someone getting hurt). We hired this company because they claim to be experienced in moving heavy objects, but we didn’t see that experience. For a regular move with boxes or regular furniture, they would probably be fine, but I would go with someone else for heavy or delicate items.
The Trusted Movers LLCThe Trusted Movers LLC
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