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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 Goldsboro movers
Thumbtack Customer
The assigned movers, Scott and Keith were great. The team leader, Scott assessed what had to be placed in truck and they got busy with the task. They were professional and very courteous. I highly recommend the use of Prolific Moving and Delivery with your next move. Thanks guys!
Prolific Moving and DeliveryProlific Moving and Delivery
Fred S.
they will move us on 2/26/2021 repost then
Elephant Movers LLCElephant Movers LLC
Lamar d.
The movers were gentle with my stuff. Period. Also very engaging. I liked those guys
ENC Movers and Lawncare serviceENC Movers and Lawncare service
Angel B.
These guys were great. Responded fast, was punctual, and got the job done earlier. Will recommend them to everyone if you need moving services
Dogwood Moving Co.Dogwood Moving Co.
Velva O.
We used EkoMovers for an out of state move. They were punctual to pick up our household goods and punctual to deliver. I would highly recommend them and their pricing is the best out there.
EkoMovers of NCEkoMovers of NC
Michelle-Ann C.
This was a great experience from start to finish! Promt communication and follow up. Our 26' moving truck was unloaded in no time. Worth every penny. Would definitely use them again!
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Elaine C.
These guys were amazing. Professional and punctual, I had a huge job but they got it all done with no problem. I hope I don't have to move again but if I do I will definitely call them again.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Deb j.
Noah was very responsive . They were very good and were careful with my items. I recommend them for your next move. On time and professional- even went out of their way to place our items in the locations they were being placed on.
Your Neighbors MovingYour Neighbors Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks to Joy Hall and her team of movers!! We called and said we were ready earlier than expected and they came right after their first commitment and we were all done in 2 hours. It was great not having to lift our heavy furniture!!
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Paula C.
Noah and team did an amazing job not only with moving but assisted to pack up my Dad’s apartment. They disassembled mirrors and dressers as well as covered all furniture to protect from the rain. They secured everything in the truck with so much care. I will definitely use their services again
Your Neighbors MovingYour Neighbors Moving
Nicole K.
From the moment the guys got to my house, they were ready to work. They helped me when needed, were patient when I made some last-minute changes and were super nice every step of the way. They knew how to properly pack my items and that's a plus for me, they had respect for my stuff and ensured everything was placed in my storage unit nicely. I will be using them for all my moving needs from here on, their personalities and work stood out.
Absolute Carrier Service LLCAbsolute Carrier Service LLC
Ryann O.
Have to say they saved me! I had to be out of my house by this weekend, the company I originally hired completely ghosted me and i was moving 3 people out this house by myself. They really helped me out by coming so last minute!! They did a great job handling my stuff. The guys were very courteous about how I wanted things and even left extra space in my storage unit for whatever else I needed. Overall my experience with them was fantastic! 10/10 would recommend and will be rehiring them when it’s time to get my stuff out of storage!
Absolute Carrier Service LLCAbsolute Carrier Service LLC
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