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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.

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’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. 

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 do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Sanford movers
Thumbtack Customer
Tri-City Movers did an excellent job with our move. I would highly recommend their services and would not hesitate to use them again.
Tri-City MoversTri-City Movers
Samuel S.
Needed to move my daughter's old piano from garage to den and they did it with extreme care... I totally recommend Get It Done Movers
Get it done piano moversGet it done piano movers
Linda C.
This is one great company. It was a great value and they were wonderful. Moving is very stressful and they made the move less stressful. I would certainly recommend them to anyone.
A-One Moving And PackingA-One Moving And Packing
Thumbtack Customer
I called Mr. Gibbs at the last minute since a guy that I hired off of Craigslist was late, unprofessional and didn't have the proper truck to sufficiently move TWO households. My sister still used the other guy (he moved her in a pickup truck and a trailer in the rain) and I decided to give Box and Dolly a try since I listed a post on Thumbtack and he replied. Not only Mr. Gibbs accommodate my last minute move, he arrived at the time he said he would, and moved mostly everything in my house!!! We only wanted him to move our large items. My husband and I were going to move over 20 boxes etc. ourselves but he moved them for us and did not charge us extra!! He and Eddie his helper went above and beyond the call of duty. They were polite and professional at all times. With two men, we were done with the complete move (from and to and break down/setup) in less than 4 hours. I highly recommend Box and Dolly for all of your moving needs.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Hannah P.
I recommend these movers to everyone! They had a very busy schedule and they went out of there way to fulfill our needs. The movers were very professional, and were in and out with a snap of the finger.
High Proformance MoversHigh Proformance Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I scheduled a move with less than a month before my moving date. Joy was easy to schedule with and offered the most competitive rates around. The moving team worked quickly, efficiently, and took care of my furniture. They were definitely professional! I will be using them again, and I do recommend them.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Brittany L.
They were very professional and responsive to my questions. They moved all items with care. We had a long distance move and everything was done within 4 hours even with drive time.
A-One Moving And PackingA-One Moving And Packing
Thumbtack Customer
Great team, quick, and reassuring with the whole moving process.
A-One Moving And PackingA-One Moving And Packing
Manuel C.
Very quick and diligent. A very good moving experience.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Thumbtack Customer
Joyful movers was a great experience. They showed up in time, treated our belongings with respect, and did a wonderful job. Thank you for making our move less stressful. I recommend 100%!!
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Sarah S.
60/40 movers were amazing! They were professional, punctual, and were very careful with my furniture. They wrapped everything to make sure nothing broke or was scratched in the move. They even finished ahead of schedule!
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Truly exceptional service! Prompt, professional, and exceeded all my expectations. I'm a Army veteran and moved more times then I care to remember. By far the best moving experience I've had. Not one item scratched or broken! R.M.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
April F.
They haven’t moved my things yet but so far I’m very pleased!
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
Scott A.
Mr. Gibbs and his crew were great. They took care of my belongings while moving. They worked really hard. I highly recommend these guys. When I move again I will definitely give Mr. Gibbs a call. Highly recommended.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Thumbtack Customer
We were very happy with Joyful Movers' service. They were quick and careful and also very pleasant.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Rebecca K.
Matthew and Rob were polite, professional and friendly. I would recommend them to others for a good moving experience
High Proformance MoversHigh Proformance Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very fast on time Very pleased with the service Would recommend to anyone needing a very fast effient move
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Everything you want in a moving service... timely, efficient, considerate, and friendly! I will be reccomending them to anyone that asks!
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Bill C.
The guys were very professional and respectful and treated my belongings with care. Will definitely use again and highly recommend to anyone looking for help with a move!
Romero MoversRomero Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent movers! Very professional and courteous. Very hard working. Deon was a pleasure to work with and appeared to be an excellent supervisor. I would highly recommend them.
A-One Moving And PackingA-One Moving And Packing
Thumbtack Customer
Great team of movers! They were very fast but extremely careful with a house full of antiques. The price was very reasonable. We would definitely hire them again!
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service will use again when we move out of this rental. Covered all of my furniture and no scratches and very impressed with the workers. Would highly recommend
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great! They came into this job pretty much thinking they were only moving a few boxes, thanks to my fiance. They loaded two large pod containers, having to use numerous flights of stairs, all in a few hours. They even payed attention to my 5 year olds many magic tricks and tall tales, all while moving heavy boxes and furniture. I would suggest this company to anyone, for any job. Thank you!
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Thumbtack Customer
Great group of guys that handled my move. Very professional and on time. Super courteous with my furniture and very happy to help. You would make a mistake to pass them up or their prices.
Box and DollyBox and Dolly
Davis W.
Markus and his team did excellent work helping us move our household furniture. We will be having them out to help with other projects in the future. Great price for hard working men.
Me & Gee Movers (LABOR ONLY)Me & Gee Movers (LABOR ONLY)
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