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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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. 

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 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 Asheville movers
Hockaday Brothers Moving, LLCHockaday Brothers Moving, LLC
Madison f.
Kevin was a lifesaver when it came to my move! They made the move stress free and were very time efficient! 10/10 recommend
Kevin DavisKevin Davis
Jennifer L.
5 star experience with these movers
Ayejakayla Moving & Storage LLCAyejakayla Moving & Storage LLC
Barry F.
As stressful as moving into a new state is, the movers and the communication I received from the employees were truly great and eased a lot of my stress. They were quick, clean and efficient in moving my items and no damage was caused overall. Overall I had a great experience with Pick Up Movers and would definitely suggest them to friends and family for their quality and fast service.
Pick Up Movers LLC GAPick Up Movers LLC GA
Paula N.
I would highly recommend Tevin for your move! He and Alex moved my daughters belongings and art efficiently and with care. And he was very responsive when I had questions before the move. Plus his rates are the best! Thank you!
G3ts Services LLCG3ts Services LLC
Emil S.
I always thought moving companies are no good. Then I hired Pick Up Movers which completely changed my mind. I got a hint of their efficiency when I called them first. Their customer service was very helpful and prompt. Their quote was unbeatable. The best part of their service was the movers. They were so punctual and efficient. The movers were so fast at the packing and loading process. The delivery was made on time and everything was in perfect condition. All my prejudices about moving companies are gone.
Pick Up Movers LLC GAPick Up Movers LLC GA
Christopher B.
Move was done very well and efficiently.
Kevin DavisKevin Davis
Fred T.
Cody and Mark were the best movers I’ve ever had! They were reasonably priced and very knowledgeable about the moving process and very fast. Not a scratch at either location. It’s obvious these guys were pros. I strongly recommend them to anyone that wants perfection with their next move.
Right Choice MovingRight Choice Moving
Nancy G.
Would use Tevin's moving services again .professional and courteous in moving several pieces of furniture within house. So happy tohave found them thru Thumbtack.
G3ts Services LLCG3ts Services LLC
Carolina P.
These are the best local movers I have hired. On time, professional and they really took the time to protect my belongings. I’ve never had a smoother, worry-free move.
Right Choice MovingRight Choice Moving
Christopher K.
Quick Movers were professional with the move and got the job done. The two movers wrapped our furniture and brought everything needed. They were two hours late (there was an accident), so schedule early just in case! Heads up: they charge an undisclosed 4% credit card fee, so pay with cash if you can.
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Sondra H.
Tevin and Nahom were extra careful moving the (heavy!) antique piece of furniture I hired them to move. They were personable, punctual and professional. I highly recommend Tevin’s company!
G3ts Services LLCG3ts Services LLC
Kenneth H.
Not only the movers from Pick Up Movers were efficient and professional, they were also extremely friendly. I might have just found the perfect moving company who really shows a lot of care for my valuables. They handled my move very smoothly. The movers were so strong; they carried my heavy mattress with such ease. I really can’t praise these guys enough. Lastly, a special mention is needed for their pricing. They quoted quite low to begin with. The final bill was even lower than that. All the packing materials were provided for free. I just couldn’t believe my eyes.
Pick Up Movers LLC GAPick Up Movers LLC GA
Maroun A.
Kevin helped me move a three bedroom apartment into my new home. Him and his friend Juan moved everything with ease. Even though I was on the third floor with no elevator. Kevin was professional the whole time and made sure everything went where it should. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kevin if anyone is looking for someone to help moving.
Kevin DavisKevin Davis
Nancy H.
Answered my request for movers very quickly (and also the only one who called me from this app, although one did call the day after our move.). Very pleasant people. However, they were 1-1/2 hours late getting here. The older mover said that he and the owner can move a whole house in about 3-4 hours. Unfortunately, the owner didn’t come. Instead, a younger guy with little experience came with. Move took over 4 hours for a 2 bedroom apartment (on 3rd floor) to a first floor apartment in the same complex. So, move cost me more than I was expecting, especially since all our boxes had already been moved. Also, while they did wrap some of the furniture in plastic stretch wrap, they did not pad anything. They did not even wrap our 60+ inch TV at all. Fortunately, I had purchased a hand truck (dolly) and ratchet straps because they didn’t have any to use to move the washer and dryer. Again though, they were very nice people.
Key’s moving and storageKey’s moving and storage
Clay C.
Super fast and responsive communication. Handed my move well!
Safe and Direct Transport ServicesSafe and Direct Transport Services
Claire H.
great help moving a heavy and large couch up narrow stairs!
G3ts Services LLCG3ts Services LLC
Alyson B.
Absolute godsends moving an extremely heavy couch on short notice. Thanks!
On D MoveOn D Move
Daniel C.
I used G3ts services for a two-bedroom move. Everything went well and one big benefit I received was the knowledge and techniques to making the move go more efficiently. I highly recommend G3ts to others.
G3ts Services LLCG3ts Services LLC
Mercy H.
Kevin and his partner, Juan, just moved me from Asheville to Knoxville. I cannot say enough. Exceptional work, value, and so friendly. I would definitely use him for all my moves.
Kevin DavisKevin Davis
Thumbtack Customer
All Out Moving made moving almost a pleasant experience! They went above & beyond what was necessary and we even had money left in the budget which was awesome!! I have already recommended then to other family members.
All Out Moving and Cleaning LLC.All Out Moving and Cleaning LLC.
Nadja S.
I would like to be able to pick all of the categories!!! Kevin was quick and easy to communicate with, he took good care of the item that was moved. He did it in the rain and it was a heavy treadmill. I will use Kevin in the future for moves for sure!
Kevin DavisKevin Davis
Jen M.
Such a great mover! Mike and Matthew helped me out last minute with a small move. He was punctual, polite, helpful and handled my items with great care. I would hire them again in a second! Highly recommend.
Olympix-Elite Moving ServiceOlympix-Elite Moving Service
Marion B.
Did a fantastic job of moving items that had to be disassembled and reassembled-not small tasks!
Benefield Home ServicesBenefield Home Services
Jacob S.
Super responsive move of a HEAVY table tennis table. Fantastic. Definitely recommend.
Kevin DavisKevin Davis
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