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Your burning questions: answered

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. 

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. 

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.

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 Raleigh movers
Thumbtack Customer
Joyful movers made my move go quickly and efficient. I normally hate moving I will be using this company for my future moves.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
John o.
The movers were great and courteous. They moved everything with care.
Covenant Moving Company LLCCovenant Moving Company LLC
Milind K.
Joyful movers helped me move my apartment. They were well prepared and the move took lesser time than anticipated.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Matthew S.
Pick Up Movers gave me an absolutely stress free moving. These are the movers that I will recommend to all my family and friends. In fact, my brother is moving from Florida to Illinois and I have endorsed these guys for his move. The movers were very careful with my belongings and didn't lose any of my valuables. They are very professional guys and I look forward to meeting them during my brother's move.
Pick Up Movers LLC Charlotte,NCPick Up Movers LLC Charlotte,NC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were quick and professional. Great moving experience for the price.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Keith R.
Matthew and his High Proformance Partner were A+ Professional Movers ! Long distance moving at ease, High Proformance Movers are very reliable and care about your move! If you need a team to move your priceless valuables, these guys are the ones to get! Thanks Very Much Matthew, Keith
High Proformance MoversHigh Proformance Movers
Katherine J.
Great family!! Great move!!! A shining light behind the cloud that is moving!!!
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
Mike and the guys we're great. They were very friendly. They moved everything that needed to be moved with no problem. Moving out of a three story townhouse was not a easy task but they did it with no problem. My next move will surely be with them again.
Dakydes Moving & DeliveryDakydes Moving & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
They helped me move to a new apartment (local move). They were very professional and took the time to make sure to wrap everything to ensure it was moved safely.
Delicate Movers Inc.Delicate Movers Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication before aND during move. Movers are very professional. Price is right.
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
The move went well. I could not have asked for a better moving experience.
Dakydes Moving & DeliveryDakydes Moving & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Delicate Movers to move across Raleigh and couldn't be happier with how everything went. They were very prompt and made quick work of moving furniture out of a two bedroom apartment. Highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a moving company.
Delicate Movers Inc.Delicate Movers Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
The move went well. The movers were hard working, courteous, and easy to work with. The move took longer than expected and there were a few small scuffs on the furniture and the wall.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Zoraida R.
The movers were respectful, attentive, worked fast & very careful with the items being moved.
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Kristina f.
Best movers ever! These guys were SO fast, efficient and great people. They made our move so easy and we will always recommend them to anyone needing to move.
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
John H.
Great experience with this company. The foreman arrived early to survey the apartment and went over the contract. Once the moving team arrived, they went right to work. The movers were professional and the sales rep was very pleasant. I was concerned about moving some of the heavy stuff, but they carefully handled it. I highly recommend Pick Up Movers to everyone in need of a great moving service.
Pick Up Movers LLC Raleigh, NCPick Up Movers LLC Raleigh, NC
Stephanie T.
Cole and Chris were amazing! They were professional and thorough. They made moving less stressful for me. I will absolutely choose Dogwood if I move again or need anything moved.
Dogwood Moving Co.Dogwood Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were both extremely efficient and extremely friendly. I highly recommend this moving company.
Dakydes Moving & DeliveryDakydes Moving & Delivery
Franklin G.
Matt and Cory of High Performance Movers did an outstanding job! They were neat and fast. If you want you’re move done right without headaches, book with High Performance Movers
High Proformance MoversHigh Proformance Movers
Lauren H.
They did a great job!! Everything was moved with excellent care and attention to detail AND was moved super fast!
Elephant Movers LLCElephant Movers LLC
Bettina C.
We have no complaints about the services provided by Bull City Movers. They made moving a breeze.
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Justin L.
The guys at Adams Moving & Storage did a great job moving everything from our old house to our new one. They were very responsive, and the communication was prompt and helpful. We had a lot of furniture to move, and they worked hard to the end. They used quite a few moving blankets and wrapped everything to ensure that it remained safe throughout the move. We would recommend!
Adams moving & storageAdams moving & storage
Mike F.
The Movers on Demand Team arrived on time and efficiently moved our treadmill from 2nd floor. They had the replacement treadmill in place in short order. The movers were very careful of the walls and staircase.
The Movers on Demand NetworkThe Movers on Demand Network
Kanoko M.
I had a great experience with Elephant Movers! They were very professional and helped make moving much less stressful. Last minute they even moved my groceries for me! Highly recommend
Elephant Movers LLCElephant Movers LLC
Brad F.
We were very pleased with our moving experience! Our three movers were careful with our belongings, friendly and accommodating, and were able to finish the move in a reasonable amount of time. Thanks, guys! We really appreciate it! We would recommend them to anyone needing a mover.
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
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