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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

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. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for New Brighton movers
Ken b.
The movers were polite, but slow. Too much standing around and coming to the truck empty handed. It took 4 movers the same amount of time that it took 2 movers for my last move and the distance and moving situation were the same.
TrueCare Moving ServiceTrueCare Moving Service
Ricka K.
Fabulous move! Efficient, careful, kind. Noble Moving is our new moving company. Why look elsewhere?
Prino Group MoversPrino Group Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The Move Crew did a great job with our move. They moved quickly and took great care with all items.
The Move CrewThe Move Crew
Michelle F.
Responded promptly and fair price however the movers seemed unprepared to move a heavy sleeper sofa. Needed quite a bit of instructions to get it out of the apt and into the house it was moving in. In the end it all worked out but the movers were I experienced.
Thumbtack Customer
My 1 bedroom move was done timely and with care. Both the movers were very professional. I would happily recommend them to anyone looking for movers.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Sarah C.
Wonderful customer service!! The movers showed up on time, cared for our items and were extremely efficient during the move. Would recommend this company to anyone looking for a mover.
First Priority MoversFirst Priority Movers
April G.
These two amazing guys Morgan and Ato were very impressive with the move that they provided for me on June 12th, 2022. They were very fast while also being cautious/careful with the furniture/items that they moved into my new place for me. This has been the fastest, most efficient, satisfied, stress free and positive move that I have ever had provided for me. In addition Morgan and Ato were pleasant, friendly, understanding and respectful of my valuable belongings while moving them. They had the ability/skills to move heavy furniture at an efficient pace while also being careful not to bump or damage the furniture items that they moved. If I ever move again I will request these two above mentioned movers of Endless Solutions to provide me moving services. They literally efficiently moved a decent amount of furniture and items for me in less then two hours.. I was and still am very impressed with (Morgan and Ato) from Endless Solutions moving company. I am content and satisfied with the move they provided me. I haven’t ever experienced a stress free moving experience until Morgan and Ato from Endless solutions moved my furniture. I highly recommend them.
Endless SolutionsEndless Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Very good movers. The three movers were very efficient. They moved quickly and took directions well on what I wanted. I would gladly use them again.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The Move Crew was great. They were very quick to respond to my project and were able to schedule my move for my requested date. The two movers were fast, courteous, and professional.
The Move CrewThe Move Crew
Kate M.
Our movers were GREAT! They were friendly and easy to work with, chekcing on exactly what furniture needed to be moved. They arrived a little early, brought in packing blankets and plastic wrap to take care of our furniture during the move, and positioned it exactly as I wanted at the far end. Our move was done quickly and with care. Big thumbs up! They will be my go-to-movers in the future.
Mohamed D.
Noble Movers are excellent. They helped our family move downstairs. Excellent work and very helpful team.
Prino Group MoversPrino Group Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Recent back surgery forbade me from me moving from myself. First time hiring movers, and it was GREAT! TK Movers were awesome! Tanner, Katie and Jason came in and knocked it out! I would definitely recommend and will be using for any future moves! Thanks for EVERYTHING guys!!!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Susan S.
Super fast and professional service! One could not ask fir better movers. They are my go-to movers now!
Prino Group MoversPrino Group Movers
Sarah L.
The moving team was communicative and punctual (early, in fact) and worked very hard to make this move. They were flexible and patient when I was not as prepared as planned. Professional and friendly. I highly recommend True Care Moving!
TrueCare Moving ServiceTrueCare Moving Service
Manny Y.
Very reliable! They did an extremely difficult move for me. Tony and team was on time, didn’t mind spending the extra time needed to complete the move! I will definitely hire them for any of my future moving needs!
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Jenny C.
The whole process from quote, to the piano being moved was quick and easy. I definitely recommend this company for anyone looking to move a piano or any other moving services they provide. The picture is of the piano in its new home! :)
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Bryan K.
Very happy I chose TK movers. they were very professional. I would highly recommend TK movers.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Lori N.
The were late due to a previous move. However, they kept us informed of the delay. They did the move of the piano very well.
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Steve A.
Smooth move of piano
Ultimate moving services LLCUltimate moving services LLC
Christopher C.
It was a pretty simple move, but they handled large furnature up stairs surprisingly well. The movers were friendly and hard-working.
First Priority MoversFirst Priority Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I found TK Movers on Thumbtack when I needed to hire someone to get me from one home to another. They were very helpful with answering my many questions, from starting the hiring process up until the day of the move. As this was my first time hiring a moving company, I had a LOT of questions that they were happy to answer for me. Their patience was greatly appreciated! Moving day brought a few bumps but I think that's to be expected with something like moving. Everything went quite well, great even. All of my furniture and items were moved into the new home very carefully, with a lot of questions from the movers, for where I wanted items placed and set up. I look forward to using them again for a future move!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were very reliable, thorough and VERY helpful. Went above and beyond. Would use them again for next move!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Elijah b.
Extremely professional, on time, and cautious with how they move the items. We ended up using their service twice in one week, and plan to continue to use them for future moves. Thanks Ken and team for your making our moving seamless!!
Prino Group MoversPrino Group Movers
Jenna G.
Excellent experience with TK Movers!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Paul M.
My movers were great.
Ultimate moving services LLCUltimate moving services LLC
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