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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.

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.

Reviews for Grandview movers
Caresa D.
They are not professional movers. These are college kids hired to help with a move. The guys were courteous and efficient.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Diana R.
Three movers came to the house. We we expecting 2. They were very professional and courteous. They worked efficiently and were 2 hours faster than what was estimated. When I move again I will definitely use them and recommend them to anyone moving!!!!!
Royal Relocation ServicesRoyal Relocation Services
Michael R.
These two guys moved a very heavy convection oven ... impressive.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Queen H.
The fastest and most efficient move I’ve had!!! Thank you so much!!
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Chif'Von R.
If I could select NEGATIVE stars I would!! They pushed back my move 3 times in 1 day, then when they showed up said they weren't equipped to do the job I hired them for because the lady that took my info marked down the size of my move wrong.. THEN they promised to come back the next day for a discounted rate for the inconvenience the previous day only to NOT SHOW UP AGAIN!! Not only did they not show up a second day but didn't even have the decency to call and tell me they weren't going to be able to make it or didn't want to do the move anymore! I was understanding the first 2 times they pushed the move back but everything after was just RIDICULOUS!!! DO NOT USE THIS MOVER!
Country Side Moving.LLCCountry Side Moving.LLC
Lori S.
Carlos and his team are AMAZING! We had ALOT to move but these young men got right in there and got busy. They were so caring and thoughtful with our belongings. Carlos thinks everything out before he starts to moves ANYTHING!! I was so impressed with the whole team. They are young, but they know there job and do it incredibly well. If you need to move ANYTHING CALL SHIP SECURE. Carlos and his team will get you taken care of! Safely, efficiently, and professionally. LOVE THESE GUYS!! THANK YOU CARLOS. 😊 I was actually a little sad when it was time for them to go because I have a son of my own n he is away in the military. For a little while I had three sons moving my stuff. SERIOUSLY CALL THEM IF YOU NEED A MOVE👍👍
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Jenn T.
Came with a days notice on ice covered roads and made our move seamless. Thanks guys!
Haul DogsHaul Dogs
Shenelle P.
Talked to Brian needing a new sofa and loveseat moved from garage to inside house. I really needed it done same day and he found a way to squeeze me in between moves. All 3 were courteous and professional and got right to work. I will definitely call them for future needs.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
I highly recommend Royal Relocation Services for any move, big or small. Zach, Caleb and Zeb were truly a pleasure to work with. They are prompt, professional, work well together and really know what they are doing. Zach was very accommodating when the move took an unexpected extra day to complete and didn't bat an eye when I asked him to return a large refrigerator back to the house it came from because it didn't fit in the new house. They also moved my 1935 piano with a broken leg with no trouble. We had one hiccup happen at the end of the move, but Zach and Caleb responded promptly to remedy the situation, took full responsibility and were very helpful to me in resolving the issue. I will definitely recommend this company to all my friends and family and encourage you to use them also.
Royal Relocation ServicesRoyal Relocation Services
Jai H.
I had a last minute long distance move. They got me right in. Gave me a date for when my household items would arrive and everything arrived an entire day early (remind you that my items were picked up just the day before). Great communication. Very punctual. Very professional.
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