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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 Saint Charles movers
Sean A.
Very professional movers
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Sandy Y.
This company is awesome. Our movers handled our move expeditiously. We were very impressed. Would definitely recommend again.
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Thumbtack Customer
My movers Matt, Kenny, and Devin were so polite, upbeat, and overall good guys. They made moving a breeze for me, and on top of being very careful, they were SO FAST! I will be using them anytime I move in the future.
Rent A VetRent A Vet
Mitchell C.
For the original day scheduled for the move, no movers showed up. We were furious. The manager had no explanation and was very apologetic. Offered service first thing the next morning at a discount. Next day, movers showed up early, were very respectful and efficient. Great job.
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The two movers were very friendly and polite. They took great care in carefully wrapping and moving my big china cabinet. I was very pleased with their service!
Rent A VetRent A Vet
William A.
Great experience with the move out today. Full service moving sent a very experienced 3 man team that worked really well together and got the job done with care and concern for my items as well as the home. I'm very happy I chose Full Service Moving.
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Bellhops does not provide their movers with proper equipment
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Melissa D.
Made the whole moving experience super easy!!
Small Movers LLCSmall Movers LLC
Ann p.
Great movers. Would definitely hire again.
Small Movers LLCSmall Movers LLC
Laura D.
The 4 movers that showed up to move our furniture out of our 10x30 storage unit had to use two 26 foot trucks to fit everything. They were very punctual. They were all very friendly and professional. Best of all the were very efficient and very responsive and moved everything exactly where we wanted it. Would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants good, quality, professional and efficient movers.
Rent A VetRent A Vet
Genevieve W.
Thanks for making this such an easy and simple moving experience, Rex!
Rex’s Hauling LLCRex’s Hauling LLC
Tim R.
Just have to say that Full Service Moving did a great job with our move. They were prompt, hard working, took care with our items and professional. I would use them again anytime.
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Cindy m.
Brian was so professional and very communicative will call Brian for future moving !
Brian LeeBrian Lee
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were excellent to work with, on time and did not leave until they were done! Love it!
Craig P.
Movers weren’t very careful and rushed through the job. They weren’t wearing any safety clothing like gloves or steel toed boots to move heavy furniture and exercise equipment. They damaged door frames and a door and tracked mud into the house and on new carpet
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Shalise D.
They did a great job moving some items around for me. They were early and professional.
PrimeTime Moving & Hauling ServicesPrimeTime Moving & Hauling Services
Stacy S.
Easiest moving experience ever!!! I highly recommend them! Fair prices too!
E&J Cleanouts and Moving LLCE&J Cleanouts and Moving LLC
Clark M.
Had them move a few pieces and nothing but professional and courteous Would recommend them!
Rent A VetRent A Vet
Adriana M.
DO NOT HIRE!!! TOTAL NO SHOW!!!!! NO CONTACT DAY OF MOVE AND FORWARD!!!! Contacted this mover 2 weeks before our move from St. Charles, MO to Atlanta, GA to load our rented 26ft truck - to load our apartment and 2 storage units. He was quick to respond with availability to help us. Then I touched base 1 week before, and again he responded immediately confirming they’d be there. Night before move I asked for his Zelle payment info so I’d be ready to pay, and silence! Moving day came and 3 men were supposed to arrive at 7:00-8:00am, and at 8:15 I messaged him to ask if he was on his way, and again nothing!! Called, no answer, and it went straight to “Not accepting any messages”. My son called numerous times from another number and only got a recording as well. Already into this move hundreds of dollars between flights up to MO, renting and gassing the truck and no one to pack it. After hours of phone calls scrambling to find movers last minute on a Sunday, we found someone in Illinois to help us. They started at noon and finished at 10:30pm (Full Service Movers were supposed to be done by 2pm) my husband and son had to drive through the middle of the night to arrive in time for scheduled movers in GA to unload the truck. They were late because they had to stop at rest stops twice to sleep, but thank god they didn’t fall asleep at the wheel and crash and die!! DO NOT….. let me repeat…ABSOLUTELY DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY TO MOVE YOUR STUFF!!!!! EVEN IF THEY DO IT FOR FREE!!!!! They put my family’s life in danger!! And to top it off, it’s three weeks later and I have not heard anything from them. WORST EXPERIENCE OFVA HIRE EVER!!!!
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Nila H.
I would highly recommend this company for your moving needs. They were professional, courteous, and punctual.
Arch Moving LLCArch Moving LLC
Mark V.
Responsive and on-time - took care to ensure our heavy wardrobe piece was moved safely and with care.
Mell's helpful handsMell's helpful hands
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were beyond professional! I won't hire anyone else if I need help moving. I actually called them after two terrible experiences with two other well-known moving companies. I'm telling all my friends to hire them!!
Rent A VetRent A Vet
Michelle D.
Both movers were very helpful I asked for assistance with something else and they were willing to assist
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Stacy T.
Red and his team did an awesome move for us! We would definitely use them again:)
Locomotion Movers and Haulers LLCLocomotion Movers and Haulers LLC
Adriana T.
Great! They moved everything quickly and were even able to get my couch in over the balcony. Definitely recommend!
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
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