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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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Blue Springs movers
Thumbtack Customer
loved having them help me move!! they were also quick! I talked to a lot of moving companies prior to my move and I'm so happy with chosing moving pros
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Moving Pros did a wonderful job with the move. It was stress free and everything went smoothly! I would definitely recommend them to anyone moving in the Kansas City and surrounding areas.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Troy L.
Could not have a better group of guys help you move. Great to work with and helped me move around my schedule.
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Rob B.
There was a small mix up on the schedule but the team arrived on time and moved VERY quickly (they were actually running back into the houses between loads). I have used a half dozen other movers across the country and these were the safest, efficient, most respectful movers I have ever used.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Keland J.
Got my belongings moved quickly and for a reasonable price.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin and Kent were outstanding. They arrived on time and were ready to roll. They are very friendly and relational. It was my absolute pleasure to work with them today. If I ever need help moving again, I will be calling Moving Pros!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Kathy P.
They did an excellent job moving some heavy pieces of an armoir. No problems at all!
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Jessica S.
Happy Hour Moving was amazing! The owner walked through my house and said he could complete the move in 3 hours and they finished at my new house in 3 hours and 15 min in 95 degree heat (also they break down the final hour so we did not pay for 4 hours)! The movers are friendly and took amazing care of my belongings. I told them not to worry about moving boxes into rooms. But at the end of the move, I walked into my baby's room and noticed that all of her boxes were in there. I thanked the owner and he told me he wanted us to be able to get her set up quickly after a long day. It was so helpful to be able to find all of her stuff and get her settled in. They were extremely thoughtful and kind.
Happy Hour MovingHappy Hour Moving
Van S.
What I thought would be a one day move, turned into a two day + 8 hr moveathon. Not only did the team at Point Blank accommodate my failed attempt at what I thought would be a smooth move, but their hard work and professionalism exceeded my expectations. The process from start to finish was seamless. I recommend this company, point blank period. If you’re looking for professional, personable, hard working, and overall great company, Point Blank Moving is the way to go.
Point Blank MovingPoint Blank Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Professional follow through. Quick, efficient, friendly. No surprises on pricing. Will definitely use again when moving.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Kathleen M.
Thank you very much...very professional and moving done with no damage....tight space .. but they did it .. great job!
Pantheon MovingPantheon Moving
Jane W.
Kendall, Kevin and Corey. Best moving crew ever! They treated my belongings as if they were their own. Excellent knowledge of antiques.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Will C.
Very impressed by this team, we did a whole house move. Our situation changed drastically from the initial bid to actual work, originally was supposed to move from one house to another, however we had to change at the last minute to move from our house to storage. The entire team went with the change and worked hard all day 11.5 hours to make it happen. I can thank you enough for your team. To say I would work with them again is an under statement, we're already schedule next week to move from storage to our house. The entire team was impressive and work non stop the entire team, all interaction with the group has been great, from messages to phone calls and texts they responded incredible fast!
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Cindy S.
Michael did a wonderful job moving my household goods from cargo van to storage unit. He is very professional, prompt, and reliable. I definitely recommend. Thanks, Michael!
GetitdonekcGetitdonekc
Tina R.
I had Elite Trucking and Labor come and move a very heavy treadmill from an area upstairs to my basement. They were very good about contacting me and the best thing was that I had to coincide the moving with another company who was taking it apart and putting it back together. I was really pleased with being able to get this done. Jaydun was very personable and polite. They came in and got the job done in a timely manner. I'll be using them again!
Elite Trucking and LaborElite Trucking and Labor
Jessica J.
We loved Moving Pros! They did an amazing job! Johnny and the two other men were efficient, friendly, and took great care of our personal belongings! We highly recommend this company!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
TJ S.
These guys were awesome. We hired 2 Dudes and A Truck to move a 4 bedroom home from containers into the house. They were professional, hardworking, and kind. Would hire them again in a heartbeat.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Stan F.
Worked me in same day to carry about 2,200 pounds of tile for me. Even moved a couple extra items while they were here. Strong young men who worked quickly and got the job done.
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Patrick m.
J and Quan were extremely polite and professional. Zero scuff marks or damage or anything like that, very conscious of our items they were moving. We will definitely be recommending them. Also, they were very personable and had great communication.
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Shatoria L.
I was very happy with the service received. These gentlemen were able to show up to move a few heavy items on short notice. They charged a reasonable flat rate, were on time, kind, and fast. I would absolutely use this company again. Thanks guys
Haul DogsHaul Dogs
Thumbtack Customer
Rob and Ty did a fantastic job. They arrived about 15 minutes early and were nothing but polite, professional and in good spirits the whole morning. It took them 2 hours exactly to move all of our furniture and heavy items. They even put our beds back together and got our washer and dryer ready to go for us. I was worried since we pay per hour that they would take their time, but they were hustling the whole morning. They didn't stop to take a break or sit around and wait for us to get out of their way. They even let us add on a few boxes we hadn't originally planned on moving that day. Very impressed and have already recommended them to others!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Shannon P.
I need one item a treadmill moved 7 miles from where it was located. Wasn’t told about a minimum and was given these quotes based off that info. I provided what item I needed moved, the weight of the item and both locations.I was given 3 different quotes have documentation of the different quotes. She had emailed me a quote from an ad I had found them on originally from Craigslist which I was quoted at $75, when she popped up on my thumbtack for a quote per our conversation quoted me at $60, the final quote was $100 after she had quoted me on thumbtack and gave me the company number to schedule. Also when I returned a call from a voicemail Ashley had left me she was very rude. Very unprofessional company.
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Cheryl G.
The three guys, Lou, Ty & Altraun that moved us were professional, knowledgeable and had outstanding customer service. They went the extra mile to make sure our things were protected, as well as, placing and replacing furniture when I couldn't decide the proper location. They did it all with smiles on their faces and stating whatever it took to make it right. I was very pleased and would highly recommend them to friends and family.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
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