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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 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
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
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were fast, very friendly and professional.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
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 .
Moving On Hauling & Moving LLCMoving On Hauling & Moving LLC
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
Suzanne C.
On time...great price....perfect! They only moved a piano for me....but they did a great job!
Moving KingsMoving Kings
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were hard working, polite, and never complained about anything. I'd use then again in a heartbeat!
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Jesus f.
These guys where awesome! Went that extra mile to facilitate our move! Will be using again next year!
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
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
Patricia J.
This company impressed us from the very first interaction all the way through the completion of the job. We were not the ideal customers to be honest. First, our original moving company cancelled on us less than a week before our move date which left us in a jam because our move in day was Mother’s Day. So to get another company to agree to work on a holiday on short notice was a challenge in itself. We listed the project on Thumbtack and got a quick reply from Country Side Moving letting us know that they would be happy to help us out and not only that, their price was cheaper than the original company. On moving day, the crew actually offered to come an hour early, which we couldn’t do, so they patiently waited about 45 min for us to get there. (Like I said “not ideal customers”) We were super unorganized, but the movers went right to work and didn’t show any discouragement. We actually had to schedule a second run (houses 20 miles apart) to which the crew was able to accommodate even though one of the guys had to leave at 2p (which would have been fine with just the one trip that we scheduled). This also did not phase them, they had another person come replace him right away. They were all super courteous and professional the entire job, even with our 3 excited children getting in their way every 5 seconds. We were extremely pleased with Country Side Moving.LLC, they did everything within their power to make sure that our moving day went as smooth as it could possibly go for us.
Country Side Moving.LLCCountry Side Moving.LLC
Dave N.
Great guys! Hard working and VERY polite! I was taken care of at an affordable price. They moved all the heavy items from our garage to the upstairs.
Moving On Hauling & Moving LLCMoving On Hauling & Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleasant gentleman who were observant to my requests and concerns. No problems and super easy to work with. Would suggest if moving and extremely affordable compared to other services.
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Devin H.
Tony and his crew were awesome. I had an issue with the time I could move into new house but my stress level dropped after Tony worked with me to make everything go smooth. He went above and beyond what I would’ve expected from any small business. His crew worked hard, diligently and knew exactly what they were doing. Flawless move. Thanks Tony, again.
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Jim S.
Quick response. Friendly, efficient movers. Great price. Would definitely use them again. It was a small job but they treated us as though it was a big job. Thanks, Jim S.
Point Blank MovingPoint Blank Moving
Wendy B.
I was extremely satisfied with the three men that came out to move my stuff. They were friendly, on time, very efficient and quick to book! I highly recommend using this company!
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Rosalynd Y.
His crew moved a very awkward, heavy treadmill from my garage to my second floor bedroom. They were professional, fast and personable. I would highly recommend them!
GNG Junk Removal LLCGNG Junk Removal LLC
Marvin W.
Tim was really flexible and prompt. He has a great attitude and was really great to work with. He moved a piano for me and everything turned out great. I will definitely be using him again.
Timothy Magill -The Shrub Removal GuyTimothy Magill -The Shrub Removal Guy
Sherri S.
They did a very good job. They showed up on time and were very professional. They worked very hard and took great care of all my things. I could not be happier with how my move was handled
Grade A Moving Co.Grade A Moving Co.
Vyacheslav S.
Guys performing the work were great, they were nice, hard working and very responsive. However, I had strange experience with their management. I had quotes from different companies with less number of people, less amount and time, but I decided to support local business during difficult times for everybody during COVID. I made the list of inventory that needed to be moved, plus around 20 boxes, he told me it will take them X hours and I should pay Y amount. It was little expensive for me, so I moved boxes by myself before their arrival. They have arrived 30m late, but work was excellent for inventory. However, it took them way less time to move all that staff because of the boxes, and I was charged same amount. I didn't say anything to that matter because everybody has a lot of going on on right now so hope it gave them a good tips. Maybe I would hire them again if price and hours would be more reasonable in the future. Manager has contacted me and resolved my issue by offering some refund, it was just misunderstanding on both our sides due to the fact he was unable to be on location when I have moved because of personal reasons.
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Deb B.
We had 3 guys and they were the hardest working guys I've have ever had in a moving company! They were extremely polite, respectful, hard working young men! Will definitely use Royal Relocation again in about 6 months!
Royal Relocation ServicesRoyal Relocation Services
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