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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 Kannapolis movers
Jeff h.
Quick movers helped me get moved on a tight deadline. Thank you.
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Earl and team did a great job with our piano move along with moving some extremely heavy furniture within the home. They were very polite and friendly, working carefully so as to not cause any damage to furniture or the home. Arrived slightly early due to light traffic, worked extremely hard, and very reasonably priced (especially when compared to other top name movers)! I would highly recommend The Strategic Movers and will be using them again for any future moves.
The Strategic Movers,LLCThe Strategic Movers,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Professional movers. Positive and hard working.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Ann W.
Excellent service! On time, professional movers
Randy C.
The guys were fantastic and the move went extremely well. Nathan and Trevor were the nicest guys ever. They were on time and got everything moved in a short amount of time. We couldn't be happier with them. Do yourselves a favor if you need to move. Hire Haulers and Installers. Best money ever spent!
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
David Y.
The mover knew where the job was and also that it only involved the move of one item when the job was accepted. I asked for a cost estimate and was told $84 per hour.At the very last minute I was told that there was a two hour minimum, moving one refrigerator suddenly became very expensive. Then the moving truck would not start and they could not come. After a heated discussion, the next day the mover rented another truck and came to do the job. Over all, not the best experience, but the workmen who came were very nice and pleasant. A day late and twice the expected charge, but the job is done.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Desy m.
They’re so helpfull and did great job. we’re very happy to use Aah Real movers. And also The price quote are affordable. Next time when we moving again will using them again.
Aah Real Movers LLCAah Real Movers LLC
Kailey E.
The Just Junk It team was so personable while maintaining timeliness and effectiveness at an affordable price! It almost felt like I hired some friends or family to help me move which is a great feeling when surrounded by the stress of moving. Everyone I called that day was impressed at how quickly I was moved in and the extend that the movers went to in order to make sure I felt comfortable. Not only did they move my things but they put together beds, and lended a helping hand any way they could. I would give them a 10 out of 5 star rating if I could!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Just Junk ItJust Junk It
Bud A.
The movers were fast, efficient and took care not to damage any furniture.
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very quick and polite. I will consider this company for future services.
A Christian Touch ServicesA Christian Touch Services
Richard And Ginnelle D.
I highly recommend this company! Trevor was very responsive, quoted a fair price and sent outstanding movers who showed up early!! They had one HARD piece of furniture to move and made sure it happened. When i say tough i mean tough! They wrapped the furniture and there was NO damage of any kind. Anything I have to have moved again, I would calls these folks without hesitation!
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Julie L.
Wonderful experience with these movers! Did a fantastic and very quick job for us. Highly recommend!
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Haven't moved yet, but the reviewing and preliminary process has been good. Prompt responses and feedback.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Ched H.
The SG Guys were great to work with and I would recommend them for all your moving needs.
SG DeliversSG Delivers
Thumbtack Customer
The guys showed up on time and were very professional. They moved our pool table and relocated it to our new home where they reassembled it. The price they quoted is what I paid and they did a great job. No damage was done which is hard to do when moving things. I was very satisfied.
Classic Home BilliardsClassic Home Billiards
Shevonne O.
The Team from ATA were very nice and hard working. We enjoyed using their services. We used their packing services, move out cleaning services, and their moving services. We were very pleased with all three services and would highly recommend their services to others. Thank ATA Team, Shevonne
Joey B.
Responded quickly, showed up when they said they would, and did a fantastic job. Would recommend to anyone needing moving services.
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
Alexis G.
I used this moving company and they were great‼️ They shrunken wrapped all my furniture they boxed my TVs,l. They moved me out of a 3/3 townhome into a 3rd floor apartment in under 4 hrs. They were very punctual, communication was great. When they wasn't sure what was supposed to be on the moving truck they asked questions just to clarify. I love how quickly the 3 movers I had worked, I had a budget to stay under and they worked fast enough so I could stay under budget. The unloading process was phenomenal l, especially the fact that they had to go up 2 steep flights if stairs. Once everything was in the apartment they even separated my boxes and heavy furniture into each room‼️ This was major help, I rarely had to rearrange anything. Thank you so much for helping my family with this difficult move, you all definitely took some stress off our ahoulders‼️ We will definitely be using you all again.
Let’s Go MovingLet’s Go Moving
Thomas R.
Winston and his partner are extremely professional, courteous, and efficient as well. They have all the equipment you would expect from a high quality professional mover without the heavy sticker shock. I was pleasantly surprised and relieved that there is none of the other price gotchas movers have tried to sneak and charge in the past. If you want you furniture protected and treated like it was their own, and moved with care, then treat yourself and hire these gentlemen. I'm telling you from experience you won't regret it and will never try and do the heavy lifting yourself anymore. Save your back and your wallet and give them a try.
Upscale Experts Moving LLCUpscale Experts Moving LLC
Brittany B.
Trevor sent hard working guys with great attitudes and attention to detail. I would recommend them again and again! I was skeptical about hiring movers, but this experience eased any fears I had.
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Keli t.
So glad we hired upscale experts-Winston and Tyree. They did a phenomenal job moving our refrigerator in to a tight space. They did not give up when things got challenging and got the job done! Highly recommend.
Upscale Experts Moving LLCUpscale Experts Moving LLC
Lillian W.
They were professional and would not let us do a thing. They worked until it was done even though it was late when they got done. They not only moved my items but also put them back together. Would hire them again.
Shannon L.
The guys showed up ready to work and were super tidy too. The quality and efficiency of all of the work they did - from beginning to end, for my last minute, small, short haul move was excellent! I will use them again soon😊
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Thomas A.
You know i really in joy these guys they were on time and wer very Curtis the owner was very kind and helpful believe me these guys no how to move furniture from one point to the orther I generally don't recommend anyone but i just had give a thumbs up to these guys
Faith and Glory MoversFaith and Glory Movers
Craig P.
I messaged these guys 3 hours before I needed them and they showed up as expected. They unloaded my 20 foot truck in an hour, and it was loaded with a lot of stuff. The 2 guys were cool and friendly. The price was real good for a last minute move and the time it took them! Would definitely recommend them!
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
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