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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 Chapel Hill movers
Noah S.
My second move with Romero Movers. They did exactly what I expected them to, and I'd use them again. A very smooth move
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Charlie J.
Great Movers!
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Stephanie S.
Romero Movers were great! They were very kind, careful, and moved all our furniture without any issues. I would definitely hire them again for any future moves!
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Ciara G.
Branch Out was great! The movers arrived early, were polite and friendly, and made sure our belongings were taken care of. With moving being such a stressful time, the movers at Branch Out made it a lot easier.
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
Noah S.
Romero Movers were communicative, came on time and did my move without issue, and did not waste time. Thank you!
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Linda K.
Dogwood Moving Company did a great job with our small move. They were careful, efficient, and professional. I’d hire them again.
Dogwood Moving Co.Dogwood Moving Co.
Kathy T.
Movers were very efficient
J T Willis Moving ServiceJ T Willis Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were nice, professional & quick. Price was great. If I move again (hopefully not soon!) I will come back to B&W.
Rent A Vet MoversRent A Vet Movers
Sarah P.
They did a great job efficiently and carefully moving/stacking about a million boxes. Would certainly hire them again for a small move like this one.
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Erica W.
Matthew and Corey did a great job with my move. The whole process was quick and easy and I would definitely use them again for future moving needs.
High Proformance MoversHigh Proformance Movers
Kathy W.
Excellent service! Was there to move our piano on time. Did an excellent job. Was very responsive and was able to provide the moving service the next week day. Would recommend highly.
Get it done moversGet it done movers
Brandi R.
Juan was very helpful and reviewed option for move.
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Thumbtack Customer
Highly recommend Joyful Movers-and Greg (crew foreman) in particular! Movers were faster than the quoted time, we sustained no damage to the *new* house we were moving into, the crew were very nice-and didn't just chuck things in the rooms: they asked me where I wanted things placed. We have two small (inexpensive/cheap) items that sustained minimal damage...and in my moving experience (2-cross country and 2 international moves in the past 5 years...), this is nothing short of a miracle. I would use Joyful again!
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Adam S.
These guys did an amazing job moving me a couple hundred miles! They had a tremendous work ethic, were very careful, and friendly! Highly recommend them to anyone looking for movers.
Cali to NC MoversCali to NC Movers
Kriscia f.
Great Job!!! Movers were very kind and efficient!!!
Elephant Movers LLCElephant Movers LLC
Sarah P.
Bucks Fast Moving was great for my recent small move. They showed up exactly when they said they would, were lightning fast in response time/communications, and did the job with care.
Bucks Fast Moving, LLCBucks Fast Moving, LLC
Eva D.
Box and Dolly did an outstanding job with my move! They arrived on time and got the job done extremely quick, handling all of my bulky furniture with great care. I would highly recommend this moving service and use them again in the future! As a student, I have moved from place to place every year or two for about 8 years now - I've used a number of moving services and Box and Dolly was by far the best service, especially for the price.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Lee G.
Worked fast but carefully. All movers were friendly.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Alexa A.
I had such a great experience with Out of Your Hands! They moved an green chair & ottoman from my parents house to my house (approximately 7 miles apart) and it worked out great! They moved the set from upstairs easily to my apartment on the ground floor. 10/10 will use them again for future moving needs
Out of Your Hands, LLCOut of Your Hands, LLC
Leslie p.
Great guys! Did a perfect job moving my piano
Get it done moversGet it done movers
Rich M.
They did a great job moving a very large upright piano!
Get it done moversGet it done movers
Sarah O.
Ika and his team made the move as stress free as possible. They moved a three bedroom home quickly and efficiently despite having to take a couple of breaks due to inclement weather. Highly recommend them!
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Alvin T.
Bull City Movers were excellent. They came on time, were highly professional, followed COVID-19 policies, and did a great job with loading and unloading. We did a long distance (NC to MD) move. It was wonderful to just relax and know that our stuff would be transported safely. I would highly recommend Bull City Movers to anyone in NC.
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Thumbtack Customer
They were professional and friendly. I am very happy with my move!
Dakydes Moving & DeliveryDakydes Moving & Delivery
Jean Z.
Mr. Gibbs and his team did a great job with our move! They were kind, careful with our things, and extremely efficient. They made the move so much less stressful and we would definitely recommend them!
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
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