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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 Biloxi movers
P. C.
Sorry for the late review. Workers were timely and moved quickly despite having to move heavy items down three flights of stairs. Transported items quickly and unloaded where needed and neatly. Fastest and easiest move I’ve ever had. Nice guys.
Lend A Hand MoversLend A Hand Movers
Denise T.
Lani & Paul were great ! They made my move a pretty fun experience and helped me decide where to place my furniture, gave me good ideas about my house, and were very careful. They are professional and also very friendly. Lee was very prompt inn getting back to me, listening to all my moving needs, and very accomodating. I would highly recommend L&L Moving for your next move !
L and L Moving LLCL and L Moving LLC
Natalie P.
I will forever recommend you guys when I’m asked about movers! You made moving out of my apartment and into my house so quick and easy! Thank you so much!!!!
L and L Moving LLCL and L Moving LLC
Amanda W.
They did a great job. Move was quick and painless. Thanks again!!
L and L Moving LLCL and L Moving LLC
Catherine B.
I had to have an entire bedroom set moved from two different locations to my storage facility in Biloxi. The bed came from storage in Ocean Springs, and the rest of the bedrooms that had to be picked up at my son-in-law’s apartment, where he had been storing it for me. My husband and I moved out I thought four-bedroom house in Marietta Georgia in April. We had all of our belongings transferred down here to be stored, as we are planning to buy a house here as soon as our house is sold. Because I was under a lot of pressure, I didn’t make real good decisions about who to use for our moving. Let’s just say I chose poorly. To say the move was an unmitigated nightmare is understating it. But they did finally get our belongings packed and moved to our storeroom in Biloxi. My son-in-law was storing some of this furniture for me, and he is moving so I needed to get it out of his apartment. L&L Moving went above and beyond my expectations. Even though there were two stops before we got to our final location, they moved everything quickly and efficiently. And they protected everything, something the previous movers did not do. I had told Lee that this was their “audition,” as I was going to once again use them for the final move to our house should I be pleased with their service. They did not disappoint! They were courteous, professional, cautious, and efficient. Best of all, the bill turned out to be less than I thought it would be. I highly recommend L & L Moving should you need someone to move your items locally. This team was great and one of the best I’ve ever worked with.
L and L Moving LLCL and L Moving LLC
Whitney H.
They were very nice and they worked hard packing and moving my things.
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Lisa K.
This company was great. They did an amazing job of moving my dad. They were nice, professional, punctual, & very efficient. They moved him in quickly & handled everything with care. We’re actually getting ready to use them again. Highly recommend them.
Make It Shine Cleaning LLC licensed bonded insuredMake It Shine Cleaning LLC licensed bonded insured
Shandria T.
James and his crew responded to my urgent request within a few hours. He was very professional and moved my furniture quickly (less than an hour). I lived on the third floor of an apartment complex, my furniture was handled with care and moved into a U-Haul where he neatly aligned everything.
James Cook's MovingJames Cook's Moving
Lynda G.
The 2 men who came had great personalities obvious enjoyed job and took care with moving furniture. Even put one in car for me. Will use them again
L and L Moving LLCL and L Moving LLC
Miranda H.
My experience was painless. The movers worked fast and when a wall was scuffed they came out and fixed it the very next day no ZERO hesitation! Lee was outstanding and easy to work with. Highly recommend!
L and L Moving LLCL and L Moving LLC
Shanta G.
They came on very short notice at a very affordable rate!!! The two guys worked so fast and neat!! I gave them only a one day notice for an out of state move, and they came through!!! Will hire again!!!
Lions MovingLions Moving
Dr. B.
Workers were great. The surprise came with the billing part; they had $150 charge for the truck fee for 78 mile drive. I talked to office before and they said no charge until moving starts, not telling me about FEE charged. Next, no part hours; they round up to next hour. So, your 1.5 hours will cost you 2.0 hours. Next, minimum charge of 1.5 hours and 4% charge for using credit card. So, workers did good job; tricky pricing makes it a POOR CHOICE.
L and L Moving LLCL and L Moving LLC
Emily L.
This company is a family-centered business that gets the job done. I got quotes from other companies, but the promptness and incredibly quick responsiveness allowed me to rest assured that I wanted to support this small company by hiring them and only them. Within minutes of my messages being sent, someone responded to my many inquiries within moments. They worked with my time frames and even showed up a little early. Though this company labels itself as a cleaning company, I actually needed moving help unloading my 15’ transport truck packed to the brim with personal items. The whole team pitched in and got the job done in only 30 minutes. I absolutely gave them an extra $50 solely for their hard work. In the future I will absolutely always refer this company and use their services when I am in need of a little extra help. Thanks again for being so wonderful.
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