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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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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 Fayetteville movers
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Joyful Movers to move me locally. The movers were very professional and courteous. They packed my belongings very well and the move went smoothly. I am impressed that the cost of the move included packing, the move, boxes, truck, mileage. There were no hidden costs. This made my move so much less stressful. Thank you Joyful Movers!
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Michael T.
Elephant Movers are great! I hired them to move me from my apartment into my home and the move was seamless. I highly recommend them for your moving needs!
Elephant Movers LLCElephant Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The move went great!! Thanks for you help finding great movers.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Michelle R.
Go movers go worked diligently to move my things. They made it really easy for me and I would recommend them for your move.
Go Movers GoGo Movers Go
Tiffany D.
This was a pleasant moving out experience. Very nice movers and the owners are very accommodating and responsive. I definitely recommend them and will likely use them again for move in!
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Amanda H.
The movers were great. They showed up ready to move stuff and had all the equipment they needed to move heavier items. They were very professional and worked quick but safe.
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
A One Moving and Packing provided a great move for us! They responded to my inquiry for movers quickly and a competitive price. I liked that they were fully insured and transparent about all the details. Quick, easy, and I'll definitely use them for future moves!
A-One Moving And PackingA-One Moving And Packing
Karen J.
The movers arrived at the storage facility early. Got everything moved within 3 hours.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Elizabeth L.
Courteous, professional, affordable and Samson strong!!! Mike and team moved an antique piano for me with confidence and finesse. Definitely will use Mike and A-One Moving for my next move! The best!
A-One Moving And PackingA-One Moving And Packing
Ron b.
We enjoyed our day with the movers. All 4 men were hard workers. They moved us quickly and efficiently. We will use them again in our next move.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Yaa M.
I definitely recommend Harmony moving co. They moved my 5 bedroom with ease and professionalism
Harmony Moving Co.Harmony Moving Co.
Darrian N.
They where wonderful movers! I still can’t believe they drove two hours to do our move. It’s much appreciated that they disassembled and reassembled our bed. Great moving company!!!!
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Mike just moved me and let me tell you this. I’ve always been a skeptic on people/movers moving me and I’ve always done it myself. This was my first time hiring someone to move me and I’m so thankful that I hired Mike from A-One Moving And Packing. He’s fair on prices and knows what he’s doing!! I wouldn’t pass up on him and his team moving you! You won’t regret it!! I recommend this company to move you and would hire them again in a heartbeat! Thank you Mike!!!!!! -Shannon
A-One Moving And PackingA-One Moving And Packing
Ken H.
Great group of movers, focused, courteous, responsible, professional. Great movers. Would highly recommend this company .
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Gibbs took the stress out of moving. I will use Box and Dolly for my next move.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Petra C.
By far the best moving company in the area, professional & fast on their feet when it comes to moving. Would 100% recommend
Best choice LaborBest choice Labor
Thumbtack Customer
Move quicker, more work & less breaks, and pay attention to what was agreed to get moved and need to be done.
High Proformance MoversHigh Proformance Movers
Cindy G.
I needed to have a couch moved and another couch taken to the dump. They came out and once they started moving my couch I ended up changing which furniture to move where. They were very flexible with that and I was able to get my couches moved where they needed to be. They were very professional and arrived on time. I will definitely be using them again if I need anything else moved.
Wright Junk RemovalWright Junk Removal
Jennifer W.
A galaxy of stars cannot adequately rate how amazing A-One Moving is. Before the move, Mike was quick to respond and came to the house to give an estimate. On the day of the move Mike and his team went straight to work;were organized,efficient, and professional; and communicated throughout the process to ensure I was satisfied. If you need help moving whether just packing or a full service move, you can count on them!
A-One Moving And PackingA-One Moving And Packing
Boomer H.
The most professional movers I’ve ever had. You’re not going to find a mover who is more punctual or professional at this price!!
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Melissa B.
They were one of the few moving companies that were able to help move gym equipment! They were able to help me take apart the gym equipment and they reassembled it after moving it. There was some miscommunication at first regarding what I hired them for however, they were able to move forward and help me with my request. They were very nice and respectful. They took extra care to make sure they moved everything without damage to walls. I would recommend them to anyone. I would def use them again for future moves.
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Dan F.
Mike was very professional and went the extra mile while helping us move. Will definitely be calling these guys next time we move!
A-One Moving And PackingA-One Moving And Packing
Rolanda B.
Box and Dolly were first to contact me with an offer and available the next day to get a visual on items to be moved. Looking forward to working with a professional who assured me he would take care of this move. Will rate after move as well.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Thumbtack Customer
Joyful Movers moved me from a one bedroom apartment in Fayetteville, NC to a two bedroom across town in about 3 hours flat. They offer outstanding prices compared to local movers in the Fayetteville area. I was very surprised at their low mileage rate and hourly fee, both well below moving companies such as Two Men and a Truck. Even with a three hour minimum, I ended up paying a third of the cost of a local mover. The weather delayed them about an hour which I confess is no fault of the movers at all. However, I do recommend they provide some additional follow-through prior to the actual move date. It was somewhat stressful having very little communication with them prior to the arrival of the movers. Bottom Line: Pros. They have outstanding prices, the movers were very quick and thorough, and the customer service was excellent. Cons. There is no official quote or reservation sent out so that may keep you a little uneasy. There is some communication barriers between the office, the movers, and the customer so you may become frustrated on the move day from playing phone tag. Still worthy of 5 stars based on price and quality of work.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Teresita C.
We were pleased with the moving experience we had . They came to the place exactly as promised . Kept in touch with us while in transit. They arrived at the destination in timely manner and moved quickly . We would highly recommend them to anyone that needs a professional movers.
Adams moving & storageAdams moving & storage
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