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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 Huntersville movers
Anthony P.
Preferred Moving completed a local move here in Charlotte. The entire crew was awesome to work with! Travis C, Travis O, Trey, Jamar and Mike were all gentlemen! They took very good care of my items and completed the move in record time. The entire crew was also very cognizant of all obstacles and went beyond and beyond to ensure the move went perfect. If you are looking for a moving company I recommend Preferred Moving. I plan to use them again for labor on a few smaller moves!
Preferred Moving Company, LLCPreferred Moving Company, LLC
Jennifer H.
Quick movers was easy to schedule and prompt with good communication. The actual movers were professional, friendly and efficient. I would recommend Quick Movers for a smooth transition to a new home!
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The moving team was tremendous. They arrived on time, were courteous and fast, and even moved things that we didn't think they would have room to move. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Bill T.
When movers arrived they took charge and moved the furniture very quickly. They were careful and easy to work with.
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Kimberly R.
Great movers!
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Juanita B.
Great movers. They worked hard for 10 hours!!! Wrapped all furniture and did the move right. Highly recommend.
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Brian K.
Strategic Movers moved a 500lb upright Yamaha piano for us. Great experience- punctual, professional, and great handling of the piano.
The Strategic Movers,LLCThe Strategic Movers,LLC
Isaac C.
Quick Movers did an amazing job! They went above and beyond to make my last minute move go exceptionally well. They were extremely fast, professional, and punctual. I’ll definitely keep them in mind for future moving needs.
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Henry W.
Our movers did a great job for us. They worked really hard to ensure a great move for us. No complaints and I plan to use again.
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Kevin G.
Earl from strategic movers was excellent. I contacted him on Monday for a Piano move on that Saturday. He confirmed and kept me up to speed through the whole process. The piano was professionally wrapped and transported 30 miles to our home. Will use them again for any moving needs.
The Strategic Movers,LLCThe Strategic Movers,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had some heavy pieces of furniture moved from a storage unit to 2 separate locations, and the 3 movers were so pleasant and did a great job! I would definitely call Marla again and recommend Get It Home Movers to all my friends and family.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Kimberly C.
They took great care in moving our items.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Michael W.
Arrived on time and move went very quick.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Wayne B.
These guys were great. They were prompt, reasonably priced and busted ass the whole time they were doing the move. Both movers were courteous and professional and pretty darn funny as well.
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Hired them to move from my 2nd floor apartment into a townhouse. Was only expecting 2-3 movers and 1 truck but they showed up with 5 movers and 2 trucks. The entire move lasted less than 4.5 hours (some of the time was spent transporting and they had to fill up for gas, but since I was flat rate this didn't bother me). Only thing to beware is that they limit the "number of boxes" they will move. I wasn't aware of this until after I had hired them (but was warned before they actually showed up for the move). The reason this isn't a good policy is I could have easily packed small boxes into a couple large (and very heavy boxes) and gotten my total to under 20. They really should take box size into account.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Breeanna R.
Easy to schedule and our movers were very nice!
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
Deirdre F.
George and Jacoby were my movers. They were very professional, pleasant, and treated my belongings with care. It was a local move, and took less than 3 hours from start to finish. I had some follow up questions after the move and multiple people were very responsive and helpful. I highly recommend this company!
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Moving leather couches, beds, dressers, etc. just a few houses down the street. Bellhops were punctual, quick, and took really good care of my belongings as we moved. Very reasonable prices, great support from Bellhops office in changing scope and date/time of move - super easy. Would definitely use again.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Shyam k.
Cameron and team were absolutely great, my move was smooth
1st Step Moving & Delivery1st Step Moving & Delivery
Tara Z.
Marla was good to work with in scheduling my move. She was responsive and professional. The 4 guys that moved me from a 4 bdrm. 1.5 story house to a 4 bdrm. 2 story house were skilled and quick.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Gary S.
Our movers were very responsive, extremely quick and efficient and respective.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
John D.
While what I hired for was not an actual move it was to move items up and down stairs that I'm unable to do the response and professionalism of the gentleman that arrived was fantastic. I will certainly look to use this company again should the services be needed.
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Marla was extremely professional and understanding to my circumstances. I called Get It Home Moving the week of my move and they were able to schedule it promptly. Marla's warmth and professionalism helped ease a lot of my anxieties and the movers were had my things ready and loaded in less than an hour. I was so impressed with this company and the price is very competitive. Five stars!! -huntersville, nc resident
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Micah G.
Great job. Very professional. Took care not to damage things during the move.
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Michael B.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY! It's painful even to write these words as I watch the moving truck drive away totally empty. Yes, to my complete shock, the movers just drove off and left my wife and I to fend for ourselves on our moving day. (We're in our 60's.) This same company moved us three years ago, but somehow, the company owner (Marla) got her details wrong this time (despite explicit communication from me by phone and text). She sent the wrong truck, then told the movers to leave us high and dry (also claiming that she quoted us the wrong hourly rate). This is beyond outrageous. Marla hung up on the phone with me (when I pleaded with her not to send the movers off and said I would post an honest review if she did). She did not respond to my texts (even when I told her my wife was sitting here in tears) and acted in the most unprofessional way imaginable. This is beyond belief and, to me, totally unheard of. We scheduled this almost 2 months ago, we planned everything around this moving day (we're in a rental and have to be out on a specific day), and now we are left to try to find another mover on one day's notice. Shocking. Terrible. Bear in mind that I asked Marla if she wanted to come by the house to review everything first, and she said there would be no need. So, this is all on her -- again, she moved us in! -- and yet she has created a moving disaster for us. If this happened to us, this could happen to you. Be forewarned!
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
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