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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.

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’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. 

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 do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Burlington movers
Thumbtack Customer
Polite, professional, and hardworking movers. They made our moving experience less stressful. Highly recommend them!
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Fast and efficient. My move was within the area, but it was moving all my heavy furniture. Before I knew it my home was moved and unloaded in no time. Very professional. Would definitely use again.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Juan was great to work with and movers arrived on time, moved everything efficiently and were very pleasant men! Great price and service!!
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Elliot and his co-partner friend Keith are the best and coolest Movers that you could hire for your home move at a reliable price. They are very professional, friendly, cooperative and very easy to work with and they will help you with everything that you want move. They ensured the safety of all the movable items and also placed everything in the right place. I highly recommend Elliot and his co-partners for the move. I and my family are very happy with our recent move. Thanks a lot Elliot.
Elliott and co MovingElliott and co Moving
Erik F.
John and his team did an outstanding job with our move from Burlington to Durham! They were very efficient and moved all of our furniture and belongings with care and attention to detail. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing help with a move.
Faith and Glory MoversFaith and Glory Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I used AM&H for moving over the weekend. They were very professional throughout the whole process, from calling to schedule to saying goodbye to the movers. the movers worked quickly, were courteous, and nothing was broken. I would use them again with no hesitation.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Jean W.
Very satisfied. They accommodated me on a last minute move.
Absolute Carrier Service LLCAbsolute Carrier Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Having the experience with Faith and Glory today was phenomenal. Moving is a big enough hassle to begin with and worrying about the movers is near the top of the list. Never had even one issue with our crew. On time, went above and beyond making sure anything and everything was done the way I wanted. Never wasted any time to make our move any longer and the price was less than I ever expected it would be. My total recommendation to anyone needing professional movers is with Faith and Glory. Thanks guys!
Faith and Glory MoversFaith and Glory Movers
Gabrielle J.
Elephant Movers helped me with a storage unit move today and I cannot thank them enough for their assistance! They were punctual, professional and extremely efficient. Nothing dented, ripped, or broken. I’ll definitely be utilizing their services in the future.
Elephant Movers LLCElephant Movers LLC
Nichole K.
Best moving experience EVER. Simply put, don’t even bother using anyone else. Matt is highly prodessional, does excellent quality work and has a positive spirit. I highly recommend High Proformance movers!
High Proformance MoversHigh Proformance Movers
Dee T.
Bull City moved us. They kept their masks on at all times! They worked with us to accommodate our every need. I have another small move-which should be our final...And I'll be calling them back as a return customer.
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Tim L.
Worst experience ever. The movers said they disassemble and reassemble any furnitures and appliances they move. They disassembled the washer and dryer, all 3 movers reassembled the washer by plugging in a draining hose in a hole underneath the washer connected to a VENT (see the pic), completely flooding water downstairs (water pouring out of downstairs vents everywhere). All 3 movers didn’t even know how to do a basic installation of a washer/dryer. They make you sign a waiver for situations like this, so the company isn’t liable for any damages. If you want water damages on your first home, feel free to use this company.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Darlene V.
John and team were right on time. He looked over the job to be done then explained all details. Very experience and worked quickly. Yes “Faith and Glory Movers“ are definitely the company you want for your moving needs. Great job! Steve and Darlene Venable
Faith and Glory MoversFaith and Glory Movers
Cheryl S.
First piano mover to contact me after leaving messages for different companies. Very quick turn around; ready to do the job in 1-2 days. Paul and his staff are personable, pleasant, and prompt. Knowledgeable about moving a piano correctly and safely. Great job!
Get it done piano moversGet it done piano movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had a wonderful experience with this company! From booking to the movers there earlier than expected I will be using this company again!
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Marty and his team moved some furniture to my house today. They did a great job. Their attention to detail was outstanding. They made sure my hardwood floor was not damage and protected the walls around the stairs. It was great to see how well his team works together. I will hire Marty and his team again for our next move.
Marty the moverMarty the mover
Thumbtack Customer
I was very impressed with the fact that i only gave a 2 day notice, and Joy worked with me as I had an unusual move. I had 2 differant spots things had to be taken to, and an out of state payer. The workers who came were very motivated, followed my directions with what was going where with speed while being very careful. They were happy an personable and made me laugh. Laughter was the best medicine for the stress I was under. The price was very very competitive and I will recommend them to everyone who needs a mover. THANKS JOYFUL MOVERS!
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They were actually early and got everything moved in 3 hours. Would absolutely recommend to anyone. Much better rates than other companies as well!
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Overall move went well. Few pieces with minor damage/scratches. Amy worked with me to make compensation which I appreciated very much.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Bianca G.
Superior Logistics made my move comfortable considering I had no help at all before reaching out to them. They were both polite and patient. I will recommend them as they proper tools and equipment. This service was very professional!
Superior Logistics Co., LLC (LABOR ONLY)Superior Logistics Co., LLC (LABOR ONLY)
Christy K.
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Quality Movers to anyone! The professionalism that I experienced from the first conversation via Thumbtack until the moment they drove away from my new home was superior. I will be recommending them to family and friends!
Quality MoversQuality Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Derrick personally came to help me with my move. They were fast, efficient and also careful with my belongings. Both he and his coworker were very nice and accommodating with my needs! I highly recommend using their service!
Majic Mover LLCMajic Mover LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The 2 gentlemen who showed up were very courteous and kind. They were on time and started the minute they got there. They were very careful with my Antiques and my not so perfect "junk". I would recommend them to anyone who needs to be moved.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Cameron P.
These guys were amazing and hilarious. They work quickly and efficiently, were extremely careful with my things, and patient. The relationship they have with each other will keep you laughing the entire time. They are awesome and I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone moving.
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Thumbtack Customer
They were very professional and managed to move me about 40 miles from a 2 bedroom in under three hours. The guys were very friendly but in a bit of a hurry. Everything made it in one piece with perhaps a few scratches but that is far less damage then I would do myself.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
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