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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. 

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. 

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 Arnold movers
Thumbtack Customer
The service was excellent! Rent a Vet moved several rooms of furniture and many boxes from a two bedroom apartment to a three bedroom apartment. Movers were on time, courteous, professional, careful and fast! My husband and I would highly recommend these movers!
Rent A Vet Power WashingRent A Vet Power Washing
Jenn A.
The movers were really friendly and took super good care of my belongings. The price was fair and it helped so much having movers. We kinda felt weird just letting them know where to put stuff and not moving ourselves. But, I totally recommend them and will use them again!!
Sebastian Moving St. LouisSebastian Moving St. Louis
Samantha P.
They did a great job helping us move! Thank you!
E&J Cleanouts and Moving LLCE&J Cleanouts and Moving LLC
Nathan A.
I contacted Sebastian Moving on 11-01-19. Contacted them again on 11-04-19 when I knew for sure I would need them. Got everything squared away and got the confirmation for my move that was scheduled for 11-15-19. I opted to go ahead and pay for 3 movers for this move to save on time. The day before the move, I got called twice to confirm the appointment the next morning and was told they would arrive at 8. The day of the move, the truck arrived at 915, not 8. Not a super big deal. Then, the third person was a no show. Ultimately, the move ended up taking a lot longer than what I planned/hoped for and I'm pretty sure ended up costing me more than what I would have paid for at the 3 mover rate had the third person showed up. (The third guy showed up at the end of the move as the 2 that had been working hard all day already were unloading at the new house). It all ended up taking around 8 hours. As for the work goes, the guys that did show up were freaking awesome. They took great care of loading and unloading everything and worked as quickly as they could given the circumstances. I really have no complaints with their work; they really were great. Despite the setbacks, which was frustrating (what isn't frustrating on moving day), I would call them again if I needed to move; the crew that actually showed up to work really took great care of my belongings during the whole ordeal.
Sebastian Moving St. LouisSebastian Moving St. Louis
Ed R.
Ryan is the man in my book. Needed a safe moved and he handled it like a box. Great service!
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Samantha P.
The guys did a fantastic job moving and balancing my new pool table. The level of detail that they put into their work was beyond words! I can’t stress this enough when it comes to a pool table don’t cut corners and try hiring some no name movers it will cost you more in the long run. MCS Billiards are true professionals that take their craft seriously.
MCS Billiards Pooltable Moving & ServicesMCS Billiards Pooltable Moving & Services
Victor O.
They did such a great job and were so professional. No scratches or dents on the walls or anywhere else in both locations, team were so friendly and willing to do just about anything to make us happy and satisfied. I will definitely be using Easy Moving again.
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