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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 West Side movers
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
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
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
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.
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
My move was organized and made very easy. I was contacted in advance and the communication was excellent! Movers were very careful and pleasant. The cost was much lower than other movers. I highly recommend America's Movin'!!
America's MovinAmerica's Movin
Aris U.
Efficient and safe move
CEENERGY MOVERSCEENERGY MOVERS
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.
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
Michelle H.
The movers arrived right on time we're very flexible about moving things with in the quote price very nice and professional
Paul Bunyan Moving LLCPaul Bunyan 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
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
Andrea M.
These guys are the BEST! SO polite and proffessional, efficient, careful, etc. We've moved so many times before with other movers, and Paul Bunyan movers are the best. I would recommend them to anyone, including my grandma! 😁
Paul Bunyan Moving LLCPaul Bunyan Moving LLC
Judi Z.
John and his associate were prompt and courteous. The piano move went without a hitch. I would recommend Ruth Movers
Ruth Movers, Inc.Ruth Movers, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Ruth Movers are punctual, reasonably priced, and very polite. I felt completely confident as they wrapped and moved my grand piano.
Ruth Movers, Inc.Ruth Movers, Inc.
Mary H.
They called and communicated throughout the piano moving process and were very polite. One of the guys was singing while he was moving the piano and it was angelic.
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
I talked to alot of movers before hiring Premium Moving Services. I chose them because they are good, honest, and fair people willing to work hard and take care of your belongings. Nothing was broken or damaged in the process of my move. I would use them again, and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a quality mover.
Premium Moving ServicesPremium Moving Services
Samuel D.
The movers were very good.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Becca J.
I’m so happy we hired movers through Ceenergy. Scheduling was very easy, as the company was responsive. The movers were efficient and friendly.
CEENERGY MOVERSCEENERGY MOVERS
Andy H.
Great movers. Great service.
Paul Bunyan Moving LLCPaul Bunyan Moving LLC
Russ V.
Did an excellent job with my move. Very professional, and has all the equipment to keep your items safe during the move, and very focused on the safest and most secure way to move them. Also very reasonable; saved me over $100 dollars had I hired the movers I usually do. I would recommend them to anyone.
Raven’s personal businessRaven’s personal business
Jenna G.
Excellent experience with TK Movers!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hedberg moving did a fantastic job. If we EVER move again, I will make sure to hire you again. Very professional and quick.
Hedberg Moving SolutionsHedberg Moving Solutions
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