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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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 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 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.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Warren movers
Daniel C.
Hey guys thanks for the pain free move. They got in and a 3 bedroom house was all moved and at the new place in three hours. I don't think I'll move myself again
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Nicole H.
Moved items, very professional and courteous. Moved everything with respect and I am hiring them again!
QuickmoversQuickmovers
Adonia B.
On 12/10/2020, the day of my move, I received a call stating they would be arriving in about 30 minutes. Jerald, Will and Marcus did an excellent job. These young men moved our treadmill without incident. These gentleman were very respectful and moved our furniture skillfully. Great experience! Hard workers!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Khatija A.
I highly recommend Load N Go for your moving/ packing needs. They just completed a move for me today and they were very prompt, professional, and efficient. They wrapped all of my furniture with care and made sure everything was secure on the truck. At the end, we did a final walk through to ensure everything was moved. Thank you!
LOAD N GOLOAD N GO
Tiffany C.
Educate themselves on packing and weight distribution for long distance moves.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
Wil D.
These guys were great with communication. Will definitely use them again for my next move.
60 BuckZ TruckZ60 BuckZ TruckZ
Jameson h.
The guys were amazing! Last minute I needed help moving some heavy furniture, K² got back to me quickly and come to my need! They were very nice and asked questions along the way to make sure things moved smoothly.
60 BuckZ TruckZ60 BuckZ TruckZ
Valencia H.
These guys were a True Blessing to me! They know what they're doing, they work with great attitudes, professional, caring about your items being moved! I'm going to recommend them to anyone & everyone I know that needs this service. Whatever I need moved, this is who I'll be calling. Mark...God Bless you may God expand things for you, you and the guys were just an honor to have move my things.
QuickmoversQuickmovers
Geoff w.
Nice guys, knew what they were doing made sure nothing was harmed during move.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
Shaza S.
Excellent company and the movers were very very efficient and went above and beyond. I highly recommend.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Punit D.
These guys were fast at their work and made sure the whole move went smooth. Definitely recommend them
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Eric J.
Provide quote in writing so that it is clear how many movers are going to come Be careful not to scratch floors
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Marissa G.
Great service..Wrapped all of my items, moved very carefully to not damage anything or scratch my floor!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Heather T.
Arrived promptly and responsive to any questions I had prior to the move day. Also helped with some furniture assembly. Overall happy with their services.
Expert Movers SolutionExpert Movers Solution
Sajeda A.
Dominic and his team were amazing! They worked through the cold rain moving lots of bulky/tricky furniture, all with smiles on their faces. Absolutely reasonably priced and they make sure to do it quickly and efficiently. We were quoted a price and even though it went over the time we thought it would, they charged an extra amount that was completely fair. But that was our fault because we had sooooo much furniture to move. I had previous bad experiences with movers and was nervous about having to go through with it again....Dominic and his team were respectful, friendly and a joy to work with. Definitely will recommend them to anyone and everyone in a heartbeat!
Relocating Michigan LLCRelocating Michigan LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They called while they were en route, arrived on time, finished loading and unloading in record time...the smoothest move I've ever had. Will definitely use them again.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Cynthia H.
Marvin has an AMAZING company!! He's very professional & knowledgeable about what he does. He moved my mom, when he arrived he explained everything to her so that she understood. They moved an entire 3 bedroom w/ a basement with care and precision! I would definitely recommend his company. We will be calling him again once my mom finds a new house!! A-1 service!!!!
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Kelly K.
Great team came out and moved my mother. They worked hard all day and knew how to pack the truck to make the most out os the space!! Thanks again
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Manju G.
Great customer service! Justin worked with me to plan the moving to fit into my budget. He accommodated my budget & timing and he was very responsive. Thank you, Justin!!
Community loves Moving/Restoration llcCommunity loves Moving/Restoration llc
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience! They packed my Pods full. It was amazing seeing how much they could get in. Will be using them again to unpack them when I move into my house.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Chelsea K.
From the moment I reached out, the manager was very responsive and called me several times with projected times that the movers would arrive. He also gave other options that were appreciated because it allowed for more flexibility when it came to our particular situation. My only complaint is that the movers didn’t arrive during the window projected, they didn’t call, no one answered when I called to check in, and when they arrived no apology was given. I supposed they made up for it with their professionalism in regards to how quickly and efficiently they did their job. I feel as though I would still use this company again.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Nikki D.
This pro did an all around good job, I would hire him again. The work was done in a timely manner (less than the quote), the value was great, and the owner was very professional. However, the pro was not good with communication; I had not heard from him until a half hour before my move (I called him to check in) where he told me they would be thirty minutes late but actually showed up closer to 45 minutes late.
LOAD N GOLOAD N GO
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