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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 Independence movers
Michael W.
These guys Rock extremely professional they called me earlier in the day saying they were delayed from a move they were at and they would be there to help me as soon. As they can that was no problem with me I understand how things change it happens. When they arrived they busted there butts getting me moved. It wasn't a simple move I was moving from a 9th floor apartment and had slow elevators to boot. These guys had me moved in 3 and half hours. If I ever have to move again. I will definitely call Vet movers to move me and I recommend them to anybody who needs movers very fast very professional and very affordable. Thank you again for the awesome job.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Shawn B.
Move went a little slow but good guys and price was as agreed upon. In the end it was a safe move. I would recommend.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Renee B.
Thank you for your flexibility when my move date changed and thank you for getting my move done quickly!
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Pam F.
when i asked to locate movers i stated i had a 3 bedroom home however one room was empty..... your movers came with a 17 foot truck.... which meant that we had to also do a lot of the moving we had not planned on.
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Vanessa K.
The crew did an incredible job with the move.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Shannon H.
Courtesy Movers was on time and they worked hard the entire time. I added a few extra things at the last minute, and they said no problem and loaded them without an issue. Both guys were very friendly and made the move a breeze. I will definitely call them if I need movers in the future.
Courtesy MoversCourtesy Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were fast, very friendly and professional.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Thumbtack Customer
They were on time. Friendly, fast and took care of my furniture and property when moving stuff around. The movers were great and I really appreciate the hard work they did.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Branden C,Caleb and Bales gave us a courtesy call when on their way. They arrived on time and did a great job moving our items. Best and fastest move ever!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Toby A.
Very helpful . Efficient , friendly , well worth the price . I would hire them for any moving or hauling needs . My next move I’ll definitely be using them again .
TexMo Services & Contracting LLCTexMo Services & Contracting LLC
J. H.
I was very impressed with Arron, Matt and Lonnie(?) and the job they did in my move. They communicated before, during and after the job and honestly finished in shorter time then I expected. Hard working and friendly, they went above and beyond with a request I had tom move a heavy piece of furniture to an out building. I would definitely recommend Moving Pros to friends and family.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Nicole K.
They showed up on time and moved quickly to get the job done expeditiously!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Ron D.
My experience with Friends was okay. There was some initial confusion with the move, the process was long and drawn out, the move time got bumped about 4 times, and I had some issues with Ashley in the office. After a long talk about the process with Ashley, they offered me a discount and apology. The movers were friendly, fast, and after everything was said and done, I would recommend them.
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Kevin R.
They made the move quickly,and safely ! Everything in one piece ! Thanks,Matt & Ty.....
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Janessa C.
We truly appreciated our moving team yesterday. Josh, Johnny, & Alec showed up on time, worked super hard on a very hot day, and did a great job. We definitely recommend Moving Pros to get the job done well!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Terri K.
they arrived on time, were professional and got me moved in a few hours. Great job!
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Suzanne C.
On time...great price....perfect! They only moved a piano for me....but they did a great job!
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Thumbtack Customer
My moving job involved picking things up from two different locations, and dealing with a storage unit where many of the boxes had collapsed. Justin and Antonio were speedy, careful, and friendly. I will be recommending Moving Pros to my friends and family!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Deb K.
I had a table and 4 chairs that needed moved from an upstairs apartment. Ezra and his other muscles were very professional, friendly and arrived on time with a smile.... they made sure things were secured down well into my truck. I even called him the same day to move and he made sure I was taken care of that day. Prompt reply also. Definitely would have EZ Breezy Moving again!!!!
EZ Breezy Moving LLCEZ Breezy Moving LLC
I didn't end up using them because the need to move items is no longer an issue. Will use Moving Pros in the future. BUT will never go thru Thumbtack because of the constant emails even after I called corp. to ask them to stop. Daily email!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were hard working, polite, and never complained about anything. I'd use then again in a heartbeat!
Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)
Ellen T.
The two movers were clean cut, polite and pleasant to work with. They got the job done in less than 2 hours.
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Paul D.
What a great experience! They moved a piano for me. Went out of their way to fit me in to their busy schedule. Very recommendable!
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
Metro wide quoted the best price and was efficient and professional. They took care of my in home move without a hitch. Thank you!
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They moved my furniture quickly and carefully. They were friendly and professional. I will use them again in the future I am sure.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
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