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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.

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’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. 

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 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 Inver Grove Heights movers
Lil F.
The guys moved the piano safely in winter conditions. They responded quickly even after I messed up the moving date.
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Kim I.
TrueCare was great! I came in contact with Eric when I called. He walked me through the process and provided a clear breakdown of the cost which I appreciated. I was quoted what I felt was very reasonable and within my budget. I had 12 pieces of furniture to move from an apartment to a house and one oven in the house to be moved up a flight of stairs into a garage. TrueCare called me a couple days prior to the move to assure me we were still on schedule. Day of the move, the movers called me when they left with an ETA. Upon arrival they were very professional and introduced themselves. They took great care of my items. I also let TrueCare know ahead of time we just had our hardwood floors refinished at the house and it was important the furniture was moved carefully. They did just that! Everything moved onto the hardwood was done with extra care. Thank you, TrueCare! Definitely recommend and will keep them top of mind for friends or family who need movers or even just some heavy lifting done!
TrueCare Moving ServiceTrueCare Moving Service
Pam H.
Kevin responded immediately to our urgent need to move items from an apt contacted him on Sun and items were moved Tuesday PM. Along w Tom they were courteous and efficient. Definitely recommend.
KS Property Cleanup and Junk HaulingKS Property Cleanup and Junk Hauling
Rosa R.
Did a amazing job with moving my things to my new house.
Ultimate moving services LLCUltimate moving services LLC
Lil F.
Good, friendly crew. Responded quickly. Piano move went well
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Makayla J.
I would 10/10 recommended Dreezy’s. Very nice guys, moved us in very quick and was careful with our furniture. Not to mention the services were very cost effective. Don’t hesitate to book them to move your things!!! Thank you again you guys 😊
William S.
I had them move a piano from one location in Woodberry to involve heights. They did so and it was awesome.
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Ashley S.
I was very satisfied with our moving experience with Premium Moving Services. Chester and his team were very friendly. We moved from a 3rd floor apartment with only 1 elevator. They brought in an extra man to make sure we completed within a reasonable time. There was an additional charge but he made sure to confirm with us prior to making the call. The rates were very affordable and all of our possessions arrived as expected. They were about an hour late but Chester was always in communication letting us know when they would arrive. Our start time was flexible so it was not a problem. It was pouring rain during the whole move but the men did not complain once. I would definitely recommend using them.
Premium Moving ServicesPremium Moving Services
Dick M.
Responded quickly and were able to schedule for only two days later. They were on time, courteous and knocked out my moving job in no time. I'd definitely use them again in the future.
Knockout Movers LLCKnockout Movers LLC
Mark O.
They were very nice people and had a truck and 2 men and very capable to do a regular house move (boxes, small furniture, etc.). They were a little amateur for the hired job with no furniture straps for a heavy piece of equipment and struggled to carry it. We didn't have them finish job given it was clear they would not be able to finish without damage to the item or home at drop-off. Again, I would recommend for a regular move but not for heavy equipment or items (unless they invest in furniture straps).
Bonnie K.
AJ and team made the move stress free with their focus on a perfect balance of care and time management. The large items were quilt wrapped to ensure walls were damage free. (Much appreciated!) They did not dilly-dally, were kind with their comments and questions, and a pleasure to work with. I’ll be hiring them in the future, and recommending to friends and family. Thanks, guys!
Paul Bunyan Moving LLCPaul Bunyan Moving LLC
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