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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Chapel Hill 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
Charlie J.
Great Movers!
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
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.
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
Kathy T.
Movers were very efficient
J T Willis Moving ServiceJ T Willis Moving Service
Amy T.
If you would like to be stranded on moving day, please feel free to book with them. Arrived at the job an hour late to inform us that they are unable to move us due to having cats. 30% of American households have cats and it was never asked while booking. Stated their furniture pads are not washable, then factor those into the price? Promised another mover to move us out today with the same quoted price and the people they found wanted to charge us 3x what others quoted knowing we needed to be out of the house today. Moving is stressful enough. Do yourself a favor and book movers that can actually deliver.
Covenant Moving Company LLCCovenant Moving Company LLC
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
Babu S.
Excellent choice for my local move. The price was right. Corey arrived on time, moved my couch w at most care and accepted few extra dollars to take the furniture up the stairs. No questions or haggling. I would strongly recommend him for a move like mine.
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
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
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
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
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
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
While I did not have an intense move this time around, J. T Willis Moving Services were able to facilitate my move on such a short notice. My items were already packed and disembodied, which made this process smooth. Juan and his crew were careful with my items and polite! I appreciate another generous company that is veteran friendly. ALSO: The vehicle provided was enormous and included in the price... which sealed the deal for me. I would wholeheartedly recommend J. T Willis Moving Services to my family and friends!!!!
J T Willis Moving ServiceJ T Willis Moving Service
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
Thumbtack Customer
They were professional and friendly. I am very happy with my move!
Dakydes Moving & DeliveryDakydes Moving & Delivery
Janelle V.
I am very pleased with Romero Movers! I moved my many belongings from a storage unit to a one-bedroom apartment. Two movers completed the job in about four and a half hours. They were punctual, polite, and very careful with my things. I would definitely recommend this company and plan to use their services again in the future. Great value and overall service.
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Gupta S.
Excellent service!! Would hire them again for my next move!!
No Sweat ServicesNo Sweat Services
Olivia S.
Louis was amazing! My original moving plans had fallen apart that morning, I reached out for an estimate and got a response within a few minutes! They were able to fit me in and he and his partner were professional, friendly, and very efficient. They made my move so easy and stress-free for a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend Louis for any move!
Future Movers Moving & HaulingFuture Movers Moving & Hauling
Zijun X.
Nice people who know what they are doing. Piano was moved without damage.
Get it done moversGet it done movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and efficient. I would use them again for a future move.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
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