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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.

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 Olive Branch movers
Jaime S.
The movers did an excellent Jody!
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Lindsey H.
Johnathan and his crew were amazing! The move went very smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about anything which went a long way since we were moving to a different state. Everyone was so nice and professional. We highly recommend them for your next move :) You won’t be disappointed!
All-Star Express MovingAll-Star Express Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with very professional and friendly movers! Highly recommend!
Mighty Movers, LLCMighty Movers, LLC
Jackie W.
I would like to HIGHLY RECOMMEND MOV-N-U Moving Service. I contacted James and he went above and beyond to help with my last minute request for an out of state move. They made the move a lot less stressful than I had anticipated. They were exceptionally professional and very helpful. I would definitely use them again.
MOV-N-U Moving ServiceMOV-N-U Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
I was extremely pleased by my movers this past Sunday. Jamichael and Johnny were very efficient, and really knew what they were doing. Heavylifters beat other 'Big Name' competitors hands down in price and work. It is no wonder they have so many good reviews. I was so thankful that I found a nice, honest company to help me move my daughter. I HIGHLY recommend this company to anyone looking for movers! Jan S.
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They were very precise and quick to respond. The movers were great! I highly recommend this company!
Bellhops Moving (Baltimore, MD)Bellhops Moving (Baltimore, MD)
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely fabulous! They made my move easy and stress free! I will definitely be using them in the future!
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Veronyca W.
The team did an exceptional job, maintaining professionalism, while moving quickly & efficiently. James responded quickly to my questions & made me feel confident throughout the moving process. The guys all worked well together. I have nothing to complain about. Highly, highly recommend. No BS, just quality work & great prices!!
MOV-N-U Moving ServiceMOV-N-U Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
This company is wonderful. Even though this was a very small job, I needed help moving heavy furniture, they treated my as if it was a major job. Staff was courteous and helpful when setting up the appointment, and the men moving the furniture were on time, friendly, and efficient. I would highly recommend this company to family and friends. Thank you for a pleasant experience.
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Whitney S.
Wonderful hard workers! They moved and installed a very heavy outdoor grill island for us. They did a great job and I would highly recommended.
Bowen Junk Removal and MovingBowen Junk Removal and Moving
Thumbtack Customer
This company gave me the lowest price, which I took because I needed to save money during the move, but their cheaper fee reflects the quality of their service. First, Chris called me to ask a day before the move if they could come over an hour earlier than we had scheduled. However, on the moving day, the two movers were late for an hour, saying that there was something wrong with their truck and they had to rent a U-Haul. They showed up with a smallish U-Haul, which ended up not big enough for my 1-bedroom apartment move. We had to put some of the stuff into my friend’s SUV. Then, after we reached the destination, the two gentlemen just started to pile my furniture in the middle of the living room. I asked them to put the big pieces where they are supposed to go, like the bed should be placed in the bedroom, but they resisted this, saying that Chris wants them back as soon as possible. I had to insist on them carrying the big pieces to their places. They broke the bottom part of one of my dressers. Several small pieces holding the shelves in place in my two bookcases and one entertainment unit were missing after the move. A few picture frames broke during the move, even though they were all wrapped in bubble wraps and boxed with filling material. They were careless with my stuff in general. Long story short, this company gives you the kind of service that you get for a cheap price. If that’s ok with you, they get the job done; go for it. However, if it’s not enough, spend a little more money and hire a better company. I’d personally would never use them myself as their work ethics and quality are not sufficient.
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy I hired Alpha Omega! They were very accommodating to a change in our move schedule due to a truck delay. They were professional and hard working and communicated well during the entire process.
Alpha Omega Moving ServicesAlpha Omega Moving Services
Jason H.
I've had to move several times over the last few years, and these guys were by far the best yet. I got a 3 man crew. They were on time and went right to work. I couldn't get all the right packing supplies ready for some of my items; like my TV's, and they had supplies on hand and carefully got them wrapped up and loaded in a safe way. The guys were super friendly and careful. I would love to use them again and recommend them to any and everyone that is planning a move. A+
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys to work with. They had my stuff safely loaded and unloaded exactly where I needed with no breakage in less than 3 hours. Very Dependable. And they had to move around obsticles with a brand new French door refrigerator. AWESOME GROUP!
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Whitney S.
These guys we’re amazing and real life savers. Chris was punctual, so professional, and polite! I will be using him again in the future for various needs around the house. He was very careful and thoughtful while moving SUCH a heavy piece. Found my go-to handyman! I would recommend in a heartbeat.
Handyhelp MemphisHandyhelp Memphis
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