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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.

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. 

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. 

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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Concord movers
Mark G.
Awesome move! This was my 19th lifetime move and absolutely the quickest and most pleasant. Move out then a move in up 40 stairs in just under 2 hours. Highly recommend
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Christopher C.
Hornet moving did an awesome job in help me move. They was fast, on-time and took care of belongings while moving!
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I recently moved from Charlotte, NC to Charleston, SC and American Moving made the move as easy as humanly possible. Amy was wonderful, and the movers were completely professional. It was done quickly, efficiently, and best of all: there was no damage. I would highly recommend American Moving to anyone.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
The move occurred quickly, the movers were friendly, and I am satisfied with the company.
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Thumbtack Customer
Tony was very professional and helpful. I called him one day and he was ready to move me. On my move day Tony was on time as promised and moved everything in the time frame agreed upon. I would highly recommend Queen City Movers. I wish I had met them when I moved from Virginia to North Carolina..
Queen City Building and Moving SolutionsQueen City Building and Moving Solutions
John S.
Called them up and they were able to get my spinet moved rapidly - in less than 3 hours! One key is not working properly after the move - I'm unsure when this happened during the move; I watched them carefully and they properly wrapped and secured the piano for moving and shipment.
The Strategic Movers,LLCThe Strategic Movers,LLC
David T.
Strategic Movers did an excellent job with the piano move and are knowledgeable on how to fine tune the instrument. Highly recommend them
The Strategic Movers,LLCThe Strategic Movers,LLC
A. B.
The Hornet Moving was amazing what a great group of people i got to helped me with my moving. Great Job Guys!!!!!!!!!!
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
William R.
I had a previous bad experience with movers but these guys were so patient, professional, and careful with my home it made me completely forget about it. I recommend Move n go Never slow for any move, large or small.
Move and Go LLCMove and Go LLC
Kyra T.
The assessment and booking process for King's moving was easy and Marlo was very responsive. I have a confirmed date and time that is convenient to my schedule and I look forward to my move. I will update my review after the move on May 9, 2019.
King’s Moving and RelocationKing’s Moving and Relocation
Thumbtack Customer
We had hired them to move us on the 31st of Aug. On the 25th they emailed saying with unfortunate circumstances they will no longer be able to move us.(6 days before our move) Very unprofessional!! They had offered us $100.00 for the inconvenience. I gave the address where to send the check and NEVER received it! Very unprofessional!! Maybe if we had received the check I could of over looked and understood things happen!! But didn't receive check! Therefore I would not recommend this moving company to anyone!! We ended up using EZ-Movers and they were on time and did an excellent job moving us!!
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Lonnie B.
Very courteous and careful with moving furniture.
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
Dana C.
I was very happy with Quick Movers. They responded almost immediately to my search and gave the best estimate for my move. Don and Parnell arrived on time and worked quickly and efficiently. I would definately recommend Quick Movers and wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again.
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Move Pack Clean. They were great! They wrapped everything and loaded the truck like a machine. Quick, efficient, helpful, personable. I am hoping not to move again anytime soon but when I do I am calling Move Pack Clean.
Move Pack CleanMove Pack Clean
Rocco C.
Audax Moving were amazing through not just 1 but 2 of my moves. They were certainly a pleasure to work with. Communication was excellent. I highly recommend them.
Audax MovingAudax Moving
Cliff N.
Road Haugs was a great choice for my piano move. I will definitely use them again when needed and recommend them to anyone needing a piano move.
Road Haugs Moving & StorageRoad Haugs Moving & Storage
Angela M.
Quick Movers did a great job! They moved a 5 bedroom house in less then a day while having a great attitude. They took care of our belongings with care!
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Hiral P.
I had best moving experience. Two guys came promptly, work hard entire time and moved everything as quick as possible. Hired them👍
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Kellie B.
Hockaday Brothers Moving is an exceptional moving company. This group worked as a team and nothing seemed to hard for them. They made my move easy. They handled all the details and took care of all my items with care. Nothing was broken, no damage to anything. I had a lot of heavy pieces to move and they handled all of them with ease. I would absolutely hire them again if i was to relocate. If you hire them, you will not be disappointed. They are the best.
Hockaday Brothers Moving, LLCHockaday Brothers Moving, LLC
Deonte D.
Excellent and dedicated personnel that helped me move all of my furniture to my new home with very short notice. I would recommend 60/40 for all local moves.
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
Christopher C.
Made a difficult move easy. Would definitely recommend!
1st Step Moving & Delivery1st Step Moving & Delivery
Sharon S.
The young men made the moving process very easy.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
DeJ J.
Very nice moving transaction. He and his team were very, pleasant, kind and communicative. Handled all my things with care and moved very swiftly. I would highly recommend
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Larry F.
Rough start at beginning, called and said be hour late. Think they may have been shorthanded and called in someone. One of the two movers was supposed to be off and was replaced after initial loading. Overall though, the move went great. They gave discount for inconvenience and guys worked really hard and non-stop. I will recommend them to others that need moving.
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
Glenn F.
Great experience with CJ and Global Moving Professionals. Honestly, I got quotes from others who didn't understand the scope of what I had to move. CJ was spot on from his quote. He and his crew showed up on time, very professional, and completed moving my furniture in no time. The took extra precautions and removed a door to get my furniture out with damaging the door or furniture. I would hire again and would highly recommend Global Moving Professionals.
Global Moving Professionals LLC
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