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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 Carrboro movers
Franklin K.
Move went well. movers were friendly and efficient
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Ursula C.
The movers were quick and efficient. The movers did come late and my move out was delayed, but they were able to continue moving me out without charging me extra for additional time, which was nice of them. So, overall the movers tried their best, and I still would recommend this company.
Hailey G.
I cannot recommend Bull City Movers enough! They showed up early and wasted no time with loading the truck. The movers were friendly and clearly very experienced. They were able to move me from a third floor apartment to another third floor apartment without any elevators in just 3.5 hours (and 40 minutes of that was travel between apartments)! They were gentle with my belongings, which I greatly appreciated, and truly took all the stress out of moving. I will definitely be using Bull City Movers for any future moves in the area and will recommend to all my friends!
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Casey R.
Elephant movers did a wonderful job with our move! Sam and Stacey worked in 90 degree heat for 4hrs non stop to get us moved. They took excellent care with our furniture and made sure everything was packed securely. Thank you!!
Elephant Movers LLCElephant Movers LLC
Andre B.
Shawn & John were friendly, quick and considerate with the services they provided. They explained the move process and we’re clear with expectations. They provided relief to the stressful situation of moving.
Pick Up Movers LLC Raleigh, NCPick Up Movers LLC Raleigh, NC
Dyah R.
Despite a slow start, the move experience was good until we reach out to them after realizing one of the mirror doors in the old apartment broke because of their movers.
Your Budget MoversYour Budget Movers
Kindra W.
Very, very helpful movers who took their time and care with each of our items. Glad we chose them and are so grateful to have made our move easier than we could have hoped.
Elephant Movers LLCElephant Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Good job. I would will recommend them to anyone i know if they have needs for movers
Rent A Vet MoversRent A Vet Movers
Olof R.
Jerry and his team did a great job! Professional, high quality moving service, at a good value. Would recommend!
Jerry's  MovingJerry's Moving
Vanessa W.
Using the Thumbtack communication system took a bit to get used to, but once I figured it out, Get It Done Movers were very responsive, called when they were on the way and followed through with a 3-homes, 2-piano moves. They overcame some access problems creatively and finished the jobs within the time frame I estimated.
Get it done moversGet it done movers
Allison N.
It was a great experience working with Jerry. His guys were quick and helped me to take apart some furniture before moving.
Jerry's  MovingJerry's Moving
Kindra W.
Great experience with these folks! Got us moved in so fast and efficiently when it would have taken us all day. Highly recommend!
Me & Gee Movers (LABOR ONLY)Me & Gee Movers (LABOR ONLY)
Annie S.
Everything went really smoothly! Dexter was super responsive right from the start. He was communicative and did an awesome job moving our upright piano!
Dexteready Moving & Delivery LLCDexteready Moving & Delivery LLC
Vivian T.
It was pretty great! Two of them showed up and helped me with my move with great speed and professionalism. I found them with only a few hours notice so props for coming through for me!
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Joyful Movers was very easy--I used thumbtack to hire and contacted Joy twice to confirm everything. They packed and moved us from CH to Durham, took 7 hours. Only critiques are 1. they didn't bring packing paper for dishes, and 2. we had to ask they put more stuff in the truck when they thought they were finished (hanging clothes, couple extra boxes). Otherwise, they were a friendly, efficient group of guys (3), and the time it took them was exactly what I was quoted. I would hire them again in the future.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very friendly. They did show up about 30 minutes late but they called to let me know. They moved everything quickly and were champs dealing with all the stairs. Would definitely use them again and have already recommended them to friends.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Dipa P.
I highly recommend Donnie. I needed help moving furniture and Donnie was there on time and took care of everything in a very professional manner. He was friendly to work with and got everything done within an hour. He also charged me a fair rate. Overall, really satisfied with his service.
Donnie WadfordDonnie Wadford
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