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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 Elk River movers
Sue C.
Top Notch Moving was a great moving company. They were professional & very friendly. They were very careful & didn’t scratch anything. I asked them to move a lot more stuff than I originally asked for & they were willing to stay late to move it all. I will use them in the future when we need things moved.
Top Notch Moving and Hauling LLCTop Notch Moving and Hauling LLC
John M.
This isn’t. My second move with them. I recommend them for your piano and organ moves.
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Faith P.
They were the worst movers ever!!
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were on time, friendly, and very professional. They were very careful with our big screen tv and glass tv stand. The move went very well, we will definitely use On Call Services the next time we need something moved.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Jessie G.
They were awesome best movers in the business hands down!!!
SilverBack courier serviceSilverBack courier service
Thumbtack Customer
Nathan and Randy moved my home. I was extremely impressed with their professionalism, efficiency and accuracy. They went over- and-above in regards to customer service. I will recommend Hedberg Moving Solutions to family/friends.
Hedberg Moving SolutionsHedberg Moving Solutions
Jan O.
Movers were on time, efficient, and professional. Will work with them again.
Goal Line MovingGoal Line Moving
Thumbtack Customer
When putting our roll top desk back together a screw damaged the top of desk. It took over a month to get it repaired. Hedberg movers had to find a different repairman to do the job as their regular one was getting to us. The desk is repaired and looks great. We would use Hedberg movers again if we needed a mover.
Hedberg Moving SolutionsHedberg Moving Solutions
Amy G.
This crew of 3 were outstanding ! They picked up my new furniture from my sister’s house, moved it to mine and moved my old furniture out. They were on time, professional and awesome to work with. I highly recommend them!
SilverBack courier serviceSilverBack courier service
Ashley C.
Movers arrived one hour later than the designated appointment window. When they arrived, movers presented as rude, unprofessional, unapologetic and annoyed despite them being late. While they got the job done quickly once they arrived, it was a stressful and unpleasant experience.
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Michelle L.
I had a very good experience!! They showed up on time and the move was fast!! Will definitely use them again!
Goal Line MovingGoal Line Moving
Cathy J.
I was so appreciative of the response time to my request. I bought a piano and the lady wanted it moved as soon as possible. The guy told me give him a time and he could make it happen. The moving people were in and out, doing a great job of respecting our homes and newly acquired purchase.
Ultimate moving services LLCUltimate moving services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were right on time, polite and professional. Very hard workers. We were extremely pleased with all parts of the service.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Thumbtack Customer
These guys ROCK! I will be hiring them again for my next move. They called me on their way to my house. They were on time and they had the truck loaded in an hour. I just had them load my furniture which is big and bulky. There were about 35 pieces. I moved into a townhouse which has a ton of stairs. They only took one 5 minute break which was well needed after carrying up a very heavy dresser. They had me all moved and settled in 3 hours. I forgot about my bed and then went back to get it. Amazing job and well worth every penny!!!
Hedberg Moving SolutionsHedberg Moving Solutions
Fern S.
They were excellent. Very careful with the furniture piece they moved for us and took extra care not to damage anything in either of the homes. I would use them again.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were 20 minutes late for arrival, but we're friendly, professional and efficient. They clearly know what they are doing, and their rate was definitely worth paying for to save our aching backs!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tanner and his team were professional, efficient and made us feel like our move and its success were important to them. We would definately use them again.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Rebecca J.
These guys were beyond awesome! Great attitude, fun, and took very good care of our stuff. They were also really fast and respectful! Best movers we have had so far! They also helped us move a HUGE bar unit to the basement that was very heavy (over 500 pounds) and the stairs were narrow and curved. They took the time to measure and plan and got it down in one piece. I seriously can’t say enough about these guys!
Nicole D.
Tyrell and his team did a fantastic job and handled all our items with care and professionalism. The rate was extremely fair for the work completed. If we weren't moving out of state we wouldn't hesitate to use them again!
TrueCare Moving ServiceTrueCare Moving Service
Sandra W.
Very nice man and his son. They had some "space" problems at the "new" place, but thoughtfully worked it out very nicely and patiently. Took good care of the furniture. We will be moving again in 1 year, and will be using them again.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Ann J.
I needed a quick move, a piano up 7 stairs. They had the time and offered a good price. They sent 2 guys... Smaller guys. No straps, no equipment. They got it up there, but there were times I felt my piano and their health was in danger. Not a comfortable experience.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Thumbtack Customer
The three young men were all respectful, careful with the furniture, gave attention to detail, and were kind and helpful. We were moving my parents to an assisted living facility and they were very respectful of the elevator usage for the other residents of the facility. I recommend this group.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Jennifer T.
Even though these guys were a little late, I didn't care. They got the job done quickly once they arrived. If you need a heavy piano moved, these are the guys to get it done. Two of their guys showed up without piano straps, but still managed to pick up an old wooden piano and bring it carefully into my basement. This was a piano that four other guys had tried and failed to lift for me WITH piano straps. I was impressed!
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
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