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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. 

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. 

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.

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 do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Lees Summit movers
Aletha C.
Personable! Very professional! Very efficient! They where knowledgeable about moving and packing! I would use them, again. The last mover that I used (24 faith moving co) on Thumbtack was awful! Bellhops has restored my faith in Thumbtack and in moving companies.
Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)
Emily P.
All of the movers were so professional and polite. They moved swiftly and helped to rearrange the moving time with us when something came up. I would highly recommend them in the future!
Royal Relocation ServicesRoyal Relocation Services
Thumbtack Customer
Called on a Monday and they were able to move me the next day. I have never used a moving company before and I was pleasantly surprised. My movers were very courteous and fast. Will definitely recommend!!
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are the best movers I've ever used. The scheduling was simple and pricing was great. I highly recommend them if you need movers.
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were wonderful so polite and friendly. The move was completed in the agreed timeframe and nothing was broken a first for me! Definitely would recommend
Secure Moving & Storage LLCSecure Moving & Storage LLC
Sheila J.
These guys were great! They responded very quickly when I was reaching out to them regarding an estimate prior to the move ... & then after I booked them, whenever I had questions regarding the move. They were on time on moving day, very polite, worked hard, & were eager to please. They were also very careful with all of my furniture. I will hire them again for future moves & will be recommending them to others. Moving day is always stressful, but these guys made it easy. I couldn’t have had a better moving experience. Thanks so much, Haul Pros LLC!!
Haul Pros LLCHaul Pros LLC
Kathleen L.
Took the stress out of moving.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Actual moving guys were great, but poor communication between myself and management. Ended up hiring second moving company to finish job.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Kari D.
The movers were on time and very courteous . Wrapped all big pieces in plastic and used moving blankets. Hard working and no damages. No problems at all!
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Nancy F.
Moved a piano and did a great job!
Courtesy MoversCourtesy Movers
Emmy j.
These guys were awesome. They moved our 3 bedroom home with stairs, in the rain. They worked quick, were on time, took great care of our furniture and were extremely nice. I would recommend them to anyone needing movers. They made our move SO much smoother.
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
I want to thank Secure Moving for a great job. They went above and beyond to make my "unique" move work out. I appreciate the service, and do recommend them.
Secure Moving & Storage LLCSecure Moving & Storage LLC
Lindsey V.
I found Friends Moving and Delivery here on Thumbtack. I received a quote and a message that said my move was scheduled for yesterday and I would receive a call the day before (Saturday) to confirm. I received no call. I called the company myself and was told that oh sorry they did it wrong and I was the person who was supposed to call to confirm, so glad you called. Sunday, moving day, I get a call 30min before they were supposed to be there and am told they are at least 4moves behind, “do I have to move today”. Ashley tells me she will speak to her boss and call me back. 2 hours later I have still not heard back so I call and ask is there anyway to get moved today, do you have an ETA? I’m told again, I’ll call you back. More time passes and I rent a uhaul and hire other movers. I finally hear back from Ashley who says yes we can move you but it will be at least another hour. Sorry, hired other movers. Saga continues. New movers don’t show up. For some reason I reach out to Friends Moving this morning and receive a rude message saying that they didn’t cancel and it’s my fault. Don’t hire these people. They don’t call to confirm. They don’t let you know in a reasonable amount of time that they are cancelling and then they respond rudely when you attempt to hire them the next day bc you are in a bind now because of them and stuck. Never experienced this moving nightmare before and I have moved several times.
Friends Moving and DeliveryFriends Moving and Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
Love this company! Would recommend them to anyone who needs anything moved. The moving team is friendly and gets the job done as quickly as possible. They also take extra care to ensure nothing gets damaged during the move. I have used them twice and have nothing negative to say about them!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Moving Pros was a great choice for my typical home moving process. They were efficient and worked hard. Only downside was I requested a later start time due to closing on my new house and they arrived early and my time allotment was misquoted by about 4 hours. Movers themselves were great and hustled the whole time.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great. Pretty straight forward process from start to finish. Quote was accurate and movers took care of the move faster than I had thought they would. This was only my second ever move, so they were patient with me and all of my questions. I appreciated the service. I'll use them again for sure.
Secure Moving & Storage LLCSecure Moving & Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers (Chris Atkins & James Spence) did an outstanding job.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Pamela C.
These guys are one of the best movers I have ever used. Professional, on time, hard working and courteous. Don't hesitate just call them and you will be 100% glad that you did. They will take the stress out of moving
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were v understanding, followed instructions and were v polite!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Secure moving did exactly what the said they were going to do. The guys came in and treated all of my belongings as if they were their own. What a great experience. I've already referred them to another couple wanting to move.
Secure Moving & Storage LLCSecure Moving & Storage LLC
Janet C.
Zane and James were great movers. I contacted them the day before we wanted to move and Zane fit us right in. They were both great to work with and did an excellent job. Thanks to both Zane and James.
Forrestor Moving, LLCForrestor Moving, LLC
Nina A.
Smooth move and subsequent tuning. I highly recommend this husband and wife team.
Piano Solutions Kansas CityPiano Solutions Kansas City
Scott D.
Very good move experience. These guys did a great job at a good price.
Royal Relocation ServicesRoyal Relocation Services
Thumbtack Customer
Great group of three! Did t waste time and kept moving. They were aware enough to realize they needed to take some hardware off the refrigerator and put a guy in that while the other 2 moved other items. Very time efficient!
Courtesy MoversCourtesy Movers
Joe S.
Very professional and quick. Large move done in 2 hours, with a stop at storage on the way.
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
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