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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Hopkins movers
Amanda H.
Excellent job moving my stuff. Everything was moved quickly and carefully.
Siva S.
The guys who came to move didn't planned things properly and wasted a lot of time for rearranging the things in the truck. This happened even though we showed all the items to move before starting and even after repeatedly telling them that they are moving stuff in the wrong order. And they had try to charge us for 3hrs even though they moved only for 2.5hrs..
Paul W.
On call movers were excellent.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Paula K.
TK Movers were so easy to work with. I'm thrilled I chose them. The move went super smoothly and everything arrived in good condition.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very courteous and professional. Arrived on time and take great care of all my furniture during the move. Definitely would recommend hiring them for a move!
America's MovinAmerica's Movin
Tim M.
Overall great service. Very happy with the move.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were friendly and got the piano moved in one piece. They were going to be later than our agreed upon time, but they called and explained the situation and I appreciated that. Overall, it was a success. Since my brother and daughter had to arrange time off for this move and it ended up being later than thought is the only reason for a good rating and not outstanding.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Nick C.
Goal Line Moving exceeded expectations. They were friendly, fast, efficient, and careful! I would never hesitate to rehire or recommend them to anyone. Very glad I chose Goal Line to help me with my move.
Goal Line MovingGoal Line Moving
Wendy U.
They were very responsive. Showed up, and moved quickly and efficiently. They never complained.
Minutemen HaulersMinutemen Haulers
Kathleen C.
Very professional! The movers were ready to go and well equipped to handle the job.
Jessica S.
These guys are AMAZING! This was my first time hiring a moving company, and they went above and beyond my expectations. Very professional, they know what they’re doing. I highly recommend them to anybody, and will use them again with my next move.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Chantel Z.
Great experience moving our piano. Professional, kind and helpful! Would definitely hire again.
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly and efficient movers I've ever experienced. Will definitely hire again! Thank you guys!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Olena Z.
The guys were amazing! Arrived on time, moved everything (one bedroom) during one hour. Well done! I would definitely recommend!
Made Easy MoversMade Easy Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I was really satisfied with their job. I had 3 people on time and had perfectly handled the entire move. Movers had everything handled with atmost care and shown their professionalism in doing their job. They were really loving their job and performing the things. I would really refer them for others. All the 3 of them are really supportive. Great Job Team. Keep it up..!!!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Jillian P.
Tyler and Cody did a great job. They were very professional and made my move simple and stress free. I would recommend this company to anyone!
Goal Line MovingGoal Line Moving
Cynthia K.
I was feeling overwhelmed for stacks of boxes still to unpack and Helena and Norman moved them to storage for me and very quickly made my life easier!
Double Clean- Double FreshDouble Clean- Double Fresh
Jennifer W.
Great team, so glad to have such a wonderful and affordable experience while taking this last step in my divorce process. Highly recommend this moving team.
TrueCare Moving ServiceTrueCare Moving Service
Lisa F.
Very sweet, polite, professional and tackled a big job with strength and energy, even as I was tapping out! Great guys. I would recommend to anyone with a big move.
Malissa F.
I used them to move into our new house recently, the two stars is for packing and moving stuff quickly from our old apartment, but at our new house, it was a disaster. One of the guys kept dropping our furniture. They also left multiple scratches on our walls(pictures attached). My boyfriend did half of the work, which is why we were able to wrap it in 4 hours. Never will go back to them. Do not recommend.
Thumbtack Customer
Brandon and his crew were awesome!! We found the house of our dreams and were able to book them the Wednesday before Thanksgiving on short notice. We knew we had hired the right people for the job when they arrived early and had an extra guy helping out for no additional cost. They were so friendly and so efficient; now that I know what it's like to move with them, I would never consider a future move without them!!
America's MovinAmerica's Movin
Alex H.
AJ and Chris were fast and friendly! They showed up early, had a huge truck, and took great care of all the big items I needed to move. I will recommend to all my friends.
Paul Bunyan Moving LLCPaul Bunyan Moving LLC
Jenny B.
Super quick responses when I had questions prior to hiring this pro, even late at night! On moving day, the team worked hard and fast - I'm very grateful for their help and would hire this company again!
First Priority MoversFirst Priority Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Terrific guys, worked so hard to lift heavy cabinets and took not a break during the 4 and 1/2 hours it took them to move furniture between three houses. I would recommend them--Brandon and Andrew.
America's MovinAmerica's Movin
Kurt C.
On Call Sevices did a great job on moving our piano - it was located in a basement with a narrow stairway and right the job done much quicker than I expected and Andre and his crew were very friendly and professional!
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
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