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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.

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 Matthews movers
Thumbtack Customer
Smart Move USA executed our move flawlessly; if you are looking for professional, skilled and polite movers this is your team!
Smart Move USASmart Move USA
Mabel F.
Movers were great! Very friendly and timely with the move. Moved my furniture with care. Will definitely recommend to my family and friends!
Robert Riley MovingRobert Riley Moving
Michelle K.
I’ve used quite a few movers because of moving around for work. Los Movers is the best company that has ever moved me. Great communication, professional, efficient and very careful with my personal items.
Michael G.
Great movers - responded quickly and picked up and delivered a desk with less than 24-hour notice. The movers were professional and polite. I will absolutly use Los Movers again!
Sameer R.
Wonderful experience with the movers
The Strategic Movers,LLCThe Strategic Movers,LLC
Shari D.
Quality service and communication from the first call until the completion of my move. Caleb reached out for specifics and checked in several times prior to moving day. On moving day they took care with all items. Very professional.
Mission Moving and Storage LLCMission Moving and Storage LLC
Kerry C.
The team didn't show up, despite reserving several weeks in advance. While I appreciate the responsiveness of King's Moving, they failed to come through, and I had to pay twice as much for another mover and rearrange movers on the receiving end. The opposite of a good experience.
King’s Moving and RelocationKing’s Moving and Relocation
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were excellent Would highly recommend
Move Pack CleanMove Pack Clean
Heather B.
I needed quick help with moving furniture in my house. They showed up immediately and quickly moved my items before my meeting started. Thanks so much.
Global Moving Professionals LLCGlobal Moving Professionals LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Professional, prompt, courteous. Everything you'd hope for in a mover.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Pamela S.
I can’t say enough about the movers that came to move my daughter’s furniture. They were on time and very careful. Very professional but also personable. Would definitely use them again!!
Haulers and InstallersHaulers and Installers
Kerri M.
Haulers and Installers is a great moving company. I researched and saw that other people recommended them. Trevor, the owner reached out to me immediately when I contacted him. I was moving from NY to NC coming with a rental truck with my possessions. I needed his company to move me into my apartment once I got there. On the morning of the move in the movers, Ray and Cameron arrived exactly on time. They were extremely professional and proceeded to move my furniture and other items into my apartment, taking care to not damage my walls or floors. They were very polite, personable and efficient. They moved me into my 2 two bedroom apt. within 2 1/2 hours. The pricing is very reasonable and fair. I was not charged any hidden fees, or any other "Surprise" last minute charges. The price I was initially quoted while in NY was exactly what I paid. I have never had such a pleasant experience with a moving company in my life. I highly recommend them and I would most definitely use their services again. If you want a refreshing change from the average moving company, then you should give them a try!!
Haulers and InstallersHaulers and Installers
Thumbtack Customer
Moving service excellent job very professional and efficient no problems.
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
Brendon c.
Josh and Frank did excellent work. They were on time, professional and got my items moved quickly and without any damages. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them on future moving projects or recommend their business to others
Best choice LaborBest choice Labor
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job!!! I wanted my piano moved quickly so he fit the move into his schedule and kept me updated in when he would arrive. I'd use them again in a heartbeat!
The Strategic Movers,LLCThe Strategic Movers,LLC
Chris N.
Best movers I’ve ever used. Not only were they punctual, they got the job done faster than expected without sacrificing quality. It took a lot of stress away from me, and made moving a lot easier.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Thumbtack Customer
Moving & Labor Professionals were awesome! They were so quick and friendly! We had a small move that should have taken 4 hours, but it only took 2. All our stuff arrived undamaged, and they helped assemble our bed and made sure our furniture was where we wanted it. I will definitely be holding on to Terry's card to use when we move again.
Moving & Labor ProfessionalsMoving & Labor Professionals
Angel w.
Fast and efficient, very smooth booking process, clear pricing. Movers are great!
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Tiffanie S.
Pool table disassembled moved reassembled and refelted. Great job very professional.
Classic Home BilliardsClassic Home Billiards
Wanda W.
This was a great, friendly, professional team. Thank you guys so much for the move.
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great experience and will recommend Hornet moving to our friends and family!
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
Thumbtack Customer
This company did an awesome job. The moving guys John and Chris were professional and very polite. Had a minor hiccup but management took care of it with no problem. I truly appreciate this company for a smooth move. I would highly recommend this company.
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
Michael S.
Mr. Riley and his crew arrived on time and made quick work of the giant solid wood head board, moving it upstairs. They were very careful and concerned about the walls and the paint. I will definitely hire them again for future moves.
Robert Riley MovingRobert Riley Moving
Jim S.
We used Smart Move USA to move my mother from one Assisted Living facility to another. They exceeded our expectations. The owner was on site and carefully explained the process. The young men helping worked non stop. Highly recommend them.
Smart Move USASmart Move USA
Heather M.
Our family we very pleased with the service Smart Move provided on our difficult move from a 3rd floor apartment and 2 storage units at another location to our new house across the state. Jeff was responsive to all of my calls and messages and the whole crew was prompt, courteous and thoughtful. Our furniture pieces were wrapped well and carefully loaded and unloaded. Even though it was a very long day and the temperature was pushing 100, the guys worked nonstop and continually asked what else they could do help. I would recommend Smart Move USA to anyone needing assistance with a move.
Smart Move USASmart Move USA
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