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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 Peters movers
Dana W.
Ryan was easy to deal with and schedule our last minute move. The team that moved our couches, armoire, and bed was professional and took care of the itens. We would recommend these movers to friends and family. Thank you for making it easy on us.
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They moved us, but dropped 2 items, that I saw, in the process. They suggested 3) men but only 2) had any moving experience and little 'Team Work'. If I was to move again I would probably try someone else.
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Carol E.
Made the move fast and pleasant
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Patricia S.
The guys arrived right on time. Were very professional. Did a great job moving my fridge from garage to basement. Made sure it was level. If I need a moving service in the future would definitely hire them again. Highly recommend Easy Moving.
"Easy Moving""Easy Moving"
Tawni T.
Best service I’ve had with movers!
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Thumbtack Customer
We hired the team for a move of a two bedroom ranch with a lot of stuff in the basement. It was a great experience. The team showed up on time and got right to work. They were very pleasant guys and really seemed to enjoy their work. All day, they impressed us with how hard they worked and how fast they got things moved. We'd never used movers before, but after our experience, this is the only way to go! We highly recommend Rent a Vet Movers!
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Cavanaugh R.
Needed to move some furniture to a new place. I paid for two hours, but they work fast and were able to move a lot more than I expected during that time. Absolutely no complaints!
E&J Cleanouts and Moving LLCE&J Cleanouts and Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The move was great. We were moving a 3 bedroom home with a bunch of storage boxes and furniture. Their crew came out and were careful but also time conscious. Friendly crew, great experience. Would highly recommend
Rent A VetRent A Vet
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with the job done be Small Movers LLC. I would definitely hire them again. I will recommend this company to anyone I know of that is planning to hire movers. Thanks for being careful with my things!
Small Movers LLCSmall Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job helping me move furniture. Very polite and honest.
Firm Foundations Home Improvement, LLCFirm Foundations Home Improvement, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers arrived within quoted window and worked carefully and respectfully of my possessions.
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Dan G.
OMG....On time friendly and professional..The did a remarkable quick move for us. I would use again if I planned on moving....I doubt a better company can be found....Frank---thank your guys for me.... Awesome a sure 10 out of 10... Thanks so much again... Dan
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Thumbtack Customer
They were awesome! We are recommending them to everyone who will be moving sometime in the next year. We were very pleased with their service!
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Brent W.
Very nice and easy going. Its was very hot the day I moved and them guys worked their tail off. They did great!!!
Small Movers LLCSmall Movers LLC
Sean A.
They had to move it up to the 3rd floor of our house and did it with a great attitude and the pool table looks amazing. Thank you guys!!
MCS Billiards Pooltable Moving & ServicesMCS Billiards Pooltable Moving & Services
Thumbtack Customer
I could not have asked for a better experience. They were fast, efficient and so courteous! I highly recommend them for a worry free move!
Rent A VetRent A Vet
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Rent-A-Vet to move us from an apartment to our first home and they made the experience smooth and stress free! Matt, Cornelius and Brandon came ready to work, no complaints on a lack of elevator or the cold, and got the job done in record time. My belongings were handled with care and professionalism. I will definitely be referring and reusing Rent-A-Vet for any future moves! Thanks again guys!
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Thumbtack Customer
I hired Rent A Vet Movers for the Saturday after Thanksgiving - moving from an apartment to a house. Two men arrived - Matthew and Brandon - and they were wonderful! They were very friendly and took great care of our furniture and boxes. Each piece of furniture was wrapped in pads and then plastic film wrapped. I have used various movers in the past, but none have taken that much care and attention to my belongings. It was fantastic! Yes, the process is a little more time consuming, but it ensures that all items are protected and in one piece. I am so glad I chose this company and would highly recommend them. Also, I found their pricing very reasonable. FIVE STARS!
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Ty G.
Ryan and his team were great! I woulda given 5 stars but they were a little late. But, made that up with the quality of my move. I’m overall pleased.
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Colleen S.
Used for moving 3 bedroom house. They were very professional, polite, and friendly. Best quality work for an affordable price. Definitely recommend and will use again if ever needed!
All-Stars Hauling & Delivery, LLCAll-Stars Hauling & Delivery, LLC
Kurt L.
These guys knew how to pack and load a truck properly ,very professional and great customer service, I would use them again if I was moving in the area. Very helpful!
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Kelsay M.
They were awesome, arrived an hour earlier and did above and beyond what was discussed. Very helpful, organized, and personable. We will be recommending them to anyone and everyone who is moving in the future.
E&J Cleanouts and Moving LLCE&J Cleanouts and Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome guys! Jerome and Will did an outstanding job. Not only will I be referring my friends and family but I will also be calling you guys again for my next move. Thanks!
Rent A VetRent A Vet
Thumbtack Customer
What a great experience!!! The owner arrived a few minutes before his team did to survey what we had to move. The three gentlemen that did the packing and unpacking were pleasant, personable, and made quick work of the move. I was impressed that all of them made it a point to introduce themselves, shake ny hand, and thank me for my business. They handled our furniture with care (wrapped everything in blankets and shrinkwrap) and nothing got damaged. I will recommend them to anyone that asks.
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Sarah M.
I have nothing but good things to say about these men. They were exceedingly polite and careful with both our belongings and our home. I would (and have) recommend them to anyone moving.
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