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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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. 

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 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 Shakopee movers
Brenda S.
Ato did an amazing job. I needed movers ASAP & they fit me in their schedule. The movers worked fast but were careful with my furniture & even offered to set my sectional up for me. I highly recommend Ato & Endless Solutions for your moving needs.
Endless SolutionsEndless Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely the best move experience I have ever had. They are prompt, professional, and friendly. TK Movers gave our property the same care they would with their own.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Tim M.
Needed piano moved that day and On Call delivered.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Marty K.
It’s our second move with these guys. They are OUTSTANDING!!! We have thirty four steps in our new townhouse so this was no easy move. The crew we had assigned to us just dug in and were so proud of their work! Just book your next move with them. You won’t regret it.
Ultimate moving services LLCUltimate moving services LLC
Dan C.
Outstanding!!! Great quote, on time, great attitude, very careful with our furniture. Best moving team I have worked with after 6 moves with the military! Go with Goal Line!!!!
Goal Line MovingGoal Line Moving
Alem G.
They will move the item you asked them quickly but with no care if it get damaged or not.
DREEZY’S MOVING SERVICES LLCDREEZY’S MOVING SERVICES LLC
Carrie B.
Kevin and his associate were efficient, kind and professional with a recent move. Sincerely appreciated their quick response and communication of pickup and delivery which made the move go smoothly. Definitely will request their assistance again! Thank you Kevin!
KS Property Cleanup and Junk HaulingKS Property Cleanup and Junk Hauling
Connie K.
They moved two sectional couch pieces down an L-shaped flight of stairs, and brought up two lighter loveseats and a chair. Not an easy job! They were careful and methodical in accomplishing the move. A few wall and door spots needing touch up, but otherwise they did a great job!
We Pick Up Ship LLCWe Pick Up Ship LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great , trustworthy and very reliable team to work with. Prompt on time and very professional and friendly to make the move easy. Would refer them to all my friends when ever I could. Aaron is a great guy with a blend of professional and friendly acumen to make the move process very easy.
i ❤️ Movingi ❤️ Moving
AMRIT C.
All I can say is they are the best!!! They deserve 5 Stars. I will use them again when I move and would recommend everyone who wants quality service!!
Luxe Moving MinneapolisLuxe Moving Minneapolis
Thalya P.
Was the best service we have had, very nice gentleman’s. They did the job quick and carefully I thank them so much for moving such a heavy piano !! Thank you guys
Ultimate moving services LLCUltimate moving services LLC
Erica B.
Eric, Don, and the 4 man moving crew sent to help me were awesome!! They got the work done on time and did not break anything or scratch walls!! :) would definitely recommend
TrueCare Moving ServiceTrueCare Moving Service
Carrie H.
The moving team from TrueCare was phenomenal. They worked hard and were very accommodating to our needs and timeline. They made me feel good about the moving process and made sure everything was well protected. The only hiccup was with a boxspring that was stuck in the basement which added quite a bit of time to the load, but they were able to get it out successfully and repaired the damage to the walls. My only criticism is that the job (load and unload combined) took quite a bit longer (2 hours longer in all) than the estimated time which added quite a bit to the final cost at the end. Overall, I am very satisfied and would use them again.
TrueCare Moving ServiceTrueCare Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
We hired OCS to move our four bedroom home from a storage facility to our new home. They arrived early, were polite and courteous, and took excellent care of our belongings. Their prices were competitive and well worth the services provided. I'd recommend them.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Corrine M.
This mover never showed up😡 Left us in a bind, We had to borrow a trailer, took all day, couldn’t find another one. They could have at least notified us that they were not coming! Kaiden won’t answer his phone. I tried calling him several times, won’t return my call
Made Easy MoversMade Easy Movers
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