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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 Ypsilanti movers
Taylor G.
Alpha Movers were professional, careful and practiced safety during my COVID19 Move.
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Patrick W.
Called asking for a move on short notice, and they fit my move in effortlessly. Showed up in a timely manner and completed the move even faster than estimated. Went the extra mile to make sure my belongings were protected in transit. Will definitely call for future moves and recommend to friends.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
Thumbtack Customer
The moving crew was prompt and professional. They arrived and got right down to business and moved us quickly, yet carefully. They listened to my concerns about moving certain breakable items, and ensured that nothing was damaged. I was very pleased overall, and would use and recommend this moving company again.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Hannah B.
Alpha moving was incredible for our long distance (full service) move from MI to OK! We only have positive things to say about the efficient work and friendly movers, and they made moving our things cross-country nearly stress free. Fully recommend and would use again!
Alpha Moving CoAlpha Moving Co
Thumbtack Customer
Top Notch Moving Solutions, Inc is TOP NOTCH! They are very professional yet personable. They work in unison and are quick and efficient. My furniture was in TOP shape afterwards. I highly recommend Top Notch Moving Solutions, Inc for your next move!! L.W.
Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Fast and courteous service. He and his team were very professional and polite. They moved furniture for me that was too big and bulky for me to move by myself.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
People D.
Nice guys, got the move done!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Andrea S.
We Care Movers were quick and efficient. We moved the day after a huge ice storm, and they still showed up on time and moved all of our heavy items, all while dealing with ice everywhere. They were kind, professional, and I would definitely use them again!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Jennell H.
M&K Moving and Delivery is affordable, fast and were very careful with my items during the move. Very pleased with the service and the guys were pleasant to work with. Thank you!
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
William W.
Everything arrived like it left. We even had an extra mover show up. Very professional. We've already passed their number to others planning to move in the near future
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Matana D.
Excellent, timely communication. Polite and professional. They were careful with items being moved. Mindful of my floor, door, walls etc when moving furniture within my home. Went above and beyond the scope of moving job, by helping me attach missing chair feet, and sliders so furniture wouldn't scratch floor.
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were very courteous and efficient. Everything was moved quickly out of our old apartment and into the new one. Everything made it to the new apartment undamaged. Very reasonable pricing. Highly recommend.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Jennifer B.
Ty’s team was efficient and excellent! They moved my one bedroom apartment within two hours and were friendly and polite. Truly the least stressful part of my move was working with Ty’s. Highly recommend!
Ty's Moving, LLCTy's Moving, LLC
Kimberly L.
These folks responded so quickly to my urgency to move and made special arrangements even tho they were short handed. The day we moved it was almost 100 degrees, but they were friendly, fast and careful with all my items. It was the best move because these people were committed to quality and taking the stress off of me. Top shelf service!!
Perfect Order Two L.L.C.Perfect Order Two L.L.C.
Tomasz M.
Very professional job moving my furniture around the house.
Thumbtack Customer
I would jus like to say the movers were very efficient and careful. I was impressed with how hard and fast they worked.. I even had extra storage and beds that needed additional moving as well and mike worked it all out fairly... I was satisfied with there service and I will call for additional moves for my apartment management company. Thanks Mike!!!!
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Moved several items from our garage to our new home.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and very quick. Moved my (super full) 1-bedroom apartment in about 4 hours. Did not stop moving during that time, and were very courteous. Would definitely recommend them and use them again.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Kevin N.
Mike and his crew were perfect for our needs. I can't think of one bad thing to comment on. Made our move stress free, on time and easily completed. I would recommend 100% to anyone looking for this type moving company.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
This company is run by young, hard-working movers. Overall the movers were very polite, quick and helpful. Things were placed as I asked. My daughter was very impressed by the workers and would like to use them for her upcoming move. I had one item broken that was inconvenient. My tv stand cracked through the plastic. He suggested crazy glue, but the crack is a complete break in plastic, and has to be replaced. Online only purchase makes that a delay. I was compensated $10. Move was initially estimated at $250 came in at $340. I was disappointed to spend more, and have a broken tv stand.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Amy M.
The business owner was very kind but wasn’t around enough throughout the move to ensure that it was done right. 1 mover was excellent and the other was quite bad. Our move lasted about 15 hours and we, as the clients, ended up doing a significant amount of lifting to ensure that things were kept remotely on track. In the end, it got done, but we later discovered things like clogged toilets, chipped walls, and trash in our yard that we were not informed of at the time of the move. I would say to make sure lines of communication are open with the business owner and that he is present or checking in on the progress.
Nationwide Moving and Janitorial SolutionsNationwide Moving and Janitorial Solutions
David H.
Mr. Bishop and his two movers were exactly on time, blanketed and wrapped my belongings to put on the truck. We worked together very well and in the end I am extremely happy that I hired Mr. Bishop and his company. This move was 100% better than when I moved two years ago. I would absolutely hire Mr. Bishop and his crew again. They were great guys to work with.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
Urishama C.
I truly appreciate the 3 men that helped me move. They were on time, brought packing materials, were efficient, professional, fast moving, very careful with my belongings, and provided THE BEST moving service I have ever paid for! Thanks Robert & 2 friends - I truly appreciate the fast, safe, and professional service you all have rendered. You all kept a positive & can do attitude 👍
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Hanna P.
Even though they were quite a bit late, they were very fast and respectful with my furniture. Friendly movers :)
Nedra W.
My move is still 2 months away but they were prompt and professional in responses. I look forward to working with them.
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