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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.

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 Springfield movers
Aubrey L.
Helped us move some heavy items at the last minute during our move — same day service and very responsive and polite!
Elite Trucking and LaborElite Trucking and Labor
Shawn M.
I hired The Moving Company, LLC and on the same day they moved my stuff, quickly, professionally and carefully. Will definitely hire them again.
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The guys were great! Worked our cross-town move in on short notice. Very professional, fast, very careful with our belongings (26 ft truck). Would definitely recommend The Moving Company. If we have to move again ( hope not ) they will be our first call
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
Paul A.
Awesome Awesome Awesome! Thomas was brilliant to work with for our long distance move from Springfield MO to Columbia SC. Truck was packed awesome and being able to text or call your mover and arrange flexible schedules for delivery is awesome. Thomas has tons and experience in moving and you can tell by the A+++ service offered. Would hire again if he would ever come over to Columbia for my next move!!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Danielle B.
I have been very stressed about moving everything I owned to a 3rd floor apartment, and The Moving Company made it so easy! They arrived on time, and worked very hard to finished moving everything as quickly as possible. The two men that came to help were very kind and personable, and made the whole process as stress free as possible. They moved everything for me in just over two hours - a process that probably would have taken me days. I would definitely recommend The Moving Company - they were wonderful to work with from start to finish!
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The team who helped us move were absolutely amazing....they were so respectful of our belongings and excellent value for money! We would always use the moving company....thank you!
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
Scott W.
It was great to work with the Moving Company, everything went quickly and smoothly.
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
Hannah M.
Made moving between states so much easier! The movers were so professional and handled everything amazingly! They called before they arrived and kept me in the loop about the process. Will definitely be using them in the future!
MaxForce Delivery ServiceMaxForce Delivery Service
Tori T.
The guys at Table Rock Moving were fantastic. They were nice, professional, fast, and took great care of my furniture. I'll be recommending them whenever I can, and using them for any future moves of my own.
Table Rock MovingTable Rock Moving
Jason H.
My experience with Moore's Packing & Moving was fantastic! They arrived on time, got the job done quickly, and didn't damage anything. They even dismounted, moved, and remounted my 65" flat screen without any problems. I wholeheartedly recommend them!
Moore’s Packing & Moving service’sMoore’s Packing & Moving service’s
Jane B.
We had sold our house and had left our big furniture in house for staging purposes. The guys came in and did a great job for us! The furniture was moved with no issues and the professionalism of the movers was superb! Would definitely use them again if needed!
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
Darron C.
The Moving Company was great to work with. They worked hard and packed smart. Definitely would recommend!
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Above and beyond expectations. Excellent job by hard working and kind young men, supervised by Thomas, who also was very knowledgable and experienced. After experiencing some terrible moves, I can't say enough about this move, I'd use them again!!!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Very nice movers! They went a little slower then I thought the job could of been done which caused the price to be high. Plus they added $100 on for two flights of stairs. They were very fragile with my items and seemed to know how to move bigger pieces.
All HaulAll Haul
Dawn R.
My movers were awesome. They were very friendly and professional. They handled my belongings as if they were their own and completed my move in a timely manner and were absolutely wonderful to work with. I would definitely recommend this company and will use them again when the time comes.
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The move itself went well but when it was done he charged almost twice what he quoted us.
Ames ContractingAmes Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Mr.Parker and his company to assist me with moving on 10/05/2015. I hired them 3-4 weeks before my move for 2pm.its Move day at 2pm and no one showed, at 2:30 I tried contacting them no answer I tried calling a few other times until 4 pm still no answer so I had a friend contact them there was an answer and Mr. Parker stated he hurt his neck that is why he didn't show up and was quite rude about it. Honestly if they had called the day before or even that morning I could have found a different company to move me but I was left in quite a pickle. I would not recommend Woody contracting or Mr james Parker for any job as they were very unprofessional and non communivative
Woody ContractingWoody Contracting
Tracy G.
Guys were there on time and got everything moved with no problem. Only surprise was that they used an open trailer. It was no problem since we had a beautiful day
All HaulAll Haul
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent packers. Didn't break anything. Price was reasonable and better than other companies. Bid was higher than what we paid. I recommend TableRock Moving.
Table Rock MovingTable Rock Moving
Leslie L.
I couldn't have asked for any better! These guys were absolutely awesome in every way. I would highly recommend using this company to any and all looking to move!
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
Deborah W.
I highly recommend this business. We had heavy items to load at two locations, including a heavy, old upright piano. They met me at the first location, were very careful with the things they had to move out of the storage unit, and loaded a heavy adjustable bed in my truck. They put everything else back neatly and without incident. Followed me to the next location to load the piano and some other items into our trailer. They brought plenty of help and everything went off without a hitch. Not every company will move or load things into your own trailer. I had called another company and the only way they would load is if they were also moving it or it was going into one of their trucks. These guys were professional, efficient, patient, and reasonably priced. So happy with their service!
All HaulAll Haul
Terrance W.
We have moved all over as we are pastors/Chaplains, never have we been more satisfied and impressed with our movers!!! Thomas and crew are awesome, excellent quality of work, very professional, they listen and do things the way you want them done, trust worthy and punctual...we felt like we could totally trust them....we've been married almost 55 years, we have seen a few things.....we totally recommend Thomas Beeler, with We Haul!!! Chaplains Terry & Nita Watkins.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Alyson M.
Got all my stuff loaded, moved, and unloaded in 2 1/2 hours! Plus got everything up 3 flights of stairs. Nothing broken or dropped. Staff was incredibly personable and nice. Will use again in the future
Table Rock MovingTable Rock Moving
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were amazing! :) On time, wasted no time, always polite and professional. They would not allow to me to lift a finger. I would def recommend this 4 man crew to anyone who is moving long distance or not. Great experience!!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Steve K.
give better estimates. Their estimate was off by 100 percent. It took twice as long as estimated since the company wouldn't send anyone to see what I had to move. End up costing nearly twice as much as a result.
The Moving Company, LLCThe Moving Company, LLC
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