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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 Garner movers
David M.
It was ok for what they moved
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Thumbtack Customer
Fast service, nice movers.
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
Sue J.
Working with Victory Run Moving was wonderful. All this was taking place with a family emergency and Ronald and staff were patient and considerate. The move went so well from beginning to end. I would definitely not hesitate to use Victory Run Moving again. Many thanks.
Victory Run Moving Delivery Courier, LLCVictory Run Moving Delivery Courier, LLC
Phyllis B.
Great company. Best moving experience ever.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Rhonda A.
Ismael and Tony did a great job moving my Mom into the home of my brother. It was a small job but they took great care and made it a good move! Well done!
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They were great. Mike and his crew arrived when they said. They got started right away with no delay. They were professional and nothing was damaged during the move. They even went so far as adding a stop to the move to our storage unit even though they had another move after ours.. Tony.
Dakydes Moving & DeliveryDakydes Moving & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
Good value in Raleigh, mover was careful and easy to work with.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Mecca J.
Prompt arrival and furniture moving. Would highly recommend
Jb’s hauling and removalJb’s hauling and removal
Nabil m.
These guys did a great job carefully relocating all of my furniture. They even re assembled my treadmill. I am very happy with the service. This company should be xonsiderd an ideal standard for all moving companies. I've had nothing but bad experiences with hired movers up until now. They are professional and they are swift with getting the job done. I will definitely hire them again for my future move. Thanks for restoring my faith in moving companies.
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Pearl C.
The two movers were super friendly and very polite. They moved my items with care. The company itself did not have the proper size truck that was agreed on, so they had to make two trips to finish the move. In the end they attempted to overcharge me for billing hours. This is unfortunate, and seems to be an industry wide practice. They had a good customer rating. I'm not sure if they thought dealing with a woman would make it easier to miscalculate the numbers. I would hire the movers again, but not the company!
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
Ken M.
Moved two extremely heavy office items. Very professional people and process, very fair price. Will call them again. Will also spread the word about Prolific Moving & Delivery as well as Thumbtack!
Prolific Moving and DeliveryProlific Moving and Delivery
Martha B.
Can’t say enough good things about these guys. I called them after I had movers no show and they managed to turn around a crew to get me moved that day. They literally got done at midnight and were friendly, polite, and hardworking the whole time. I’ll hire them the first time next time I need to move.
Buckhorn General Store & U-haulBuckhorn General Store & U-haul
Jessica W.
I can’t say enough good things about Bull City Movers!! They took care of our belongings like it was their own. Thank you so so much!! If you want your move done right, hire these pros!!!
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Mark B.
Moved a treadmill for me. Very professional and would recommend to anyone. Thank you!
Katie W.
I was blown away by this team! Last year, I had 7 people help move me into a small apartment alone and it took from 7 am until 9 pm. Quality movers merged my apartment and my fiancé’s apartment both (2 sets of stuff) with heavy furniture/lots of little items in 5 hours or less!!! They were efficient, respectful, professional no-nonsense movers. Will use again!!
Quality MoversQuality Movers
Patty W.
Bradley and JT were just amazing! Super hard working, conscientious and friendly. I have hired movers four times in the last year, and these two guys were *far* above the rest. I'd highly recommend using them for your move.
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Ben W.
These guys worked very hard on a miserably hot day. Helped me complete a move that I wasn't really sufficiently prepared for, staying until the job was done. Will definitely look to use them again when I move next time and recommend them to friends/colleagues.
Your Budget MoversYour Budget Movers
Kathryn F.
Moved to a new place 20 mins away (1 bed apt from a room in house with kitchen and living room items) and had decided at the last minute i wanted to do it the next day since I had off from work and would save on money to be out earlier. They responded on thumbtack within half an hour and had the appt sched for next morning between 10-11. Very communicative about the team (Jerrod and Darrel I believe) running a bit behind but they were here by 11. Had a moving special but still moved efficiently and were friendly. One of them kept taking phone calls which i would have preferred to not happen but they seemed to be busy with prospective customers and they got me moved in to a 3rd floor apt with half an hour to spare (2 men for 3 hrs) and put my bed back together for me too. I had moved some stuff already but still had some boxes and big furniture items. They were quick, efficient, nothing was dropped or damaged, and they were personable which made the experience even better. I had apparently used them on a previous move a few years ago so it was apparently meant to be (haha). That move was smooth and efficient as well from what I remember. Ill definitely use them again in the future if needed.
Rent A Vet MoversRent A Vet Movers
Leslie C.
First time I have moved by myself with my kids, husband usually handled that but the movers were professional, wrapped items well, and were very efficient. Using them again when I find my new home for sure. So thankful for the great experience, one less stress. Leslie Clifton
Rent A Vet MoversRent A Vet Movers
Lance G.
They were amazing! They had a ridiculously heavy object (258lbs) and moved it up the stairs with ease. Couldn't have been better at it.
Acorn Moving and DeliveryAcorn Moving and Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
Dar & his guys were awesome!! I contacted him (through thumbtack) less than 24 hours before I needed help moving. He responded quickly and was able to help! He showed up early and got the job done quick!! And not to mention, it was a 3rd floor move! I highly recommend him!!!
Rent A Vet MoversRent A Vet Movers
Dustin C.
Great group of guys, very professional, took care of my stuff like it was their own. Will recommend them to anyone needing moving assistance.
Elephant Movers LLCElephant Movers LLC
Morgan B.
He was so easy to connect with and make a appointment with. I changed what I needed twice, and it wasn't a issue. There was a slight "bump in the road" during moving but handled it with ease and professionalism. Also, I had a budget and communicated with him whilst making the appointment and he stuck to it without issue ! He went above and beyond, truly happy we choose him to help with our move!
J T Willis Moving ServiceJ T Willis Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Gibbs and James did a great job helping us move. Thank you! They made everything go smoothly and efficiently; we were very impressed with Mr. Gibbs' professionalism; he's genuine, reliable, honest, and a pleasure to work with along with his crewman, James. Highly recommend Mr. Gibbs and his crew. We will definitely hire again in the near future for our next move.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Matthew B.
They did a fantastic job with a lot of personality I love that! they moved a very large leather couch with ease and a very special dresser with care in a short. Of time very efficient
Morgan B.Morgan B.
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