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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 Statesville movers
Thumbtack Customer
Everyone has a movers story, right? And most of us “customers” have their final bill come with some crazy unknown fees attached,broken stuff, unprofessional movers, right? Not with American Moving and Hauling of Winston-Salem, NC. Movers were fast, efficient, POLITE- From the front office with Amy to the last minute of my move, NP- no problems! Highly recommend this company to move your precious cargo- Cheryl Fleming
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Les C.
great movers
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Everything was done absolutely perfect. A good moving company and a good moving crew. I hope I never need them again, but if I had to move again, this is the company I would use. I would recommend they to anyone..
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
English t.
Thankful for a great moving experience with these guys.
Hockaday Brothers Moving, LLCHockaday Brothers Moving, LLC
Allyson W.
Although late to arrive and the move taking longer than expected, they were professional, kind, courteous and took excellent care of our belongings. Each piece of furniture was either shrink wrapped or tightly secured by a moving blanket. None of our belongings were damaged in the move. Would definitely recommend to others.
King’s Moving and RelocationKing’s Moving and Relocation
Christopher S.
Absolutely flawless move by Winston and his guys. Everything went well, they were on time, communicated well, and nothing was damaged at all. 10/10. I will definitely be using upscale experts moving again!
Upscale Experts Moving LLCUpscale Experts Moving LLC
De-An D.
Very fast and moved our oversize couch with ease. Thanks again.
Consider It Done TransportConsider It Done Transport
Michael B.
Great movers, very friendly men. Travis has a great business going. Affordable and QUICK!
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
Brian T.
We just moved down from NY, and needed people to help us unpack a 28’ truck… we movers and found Power House- within minutes of calling they reached out. They gave us a reasonable rate, and advised us about the local rates available. With the best price around we chose PHM! They were exactly on time when they arrived. I was very happy with their professionalism, their readiness, and their strength, as we had some very heavy furniture with us. PHM said they would unload us in two hours- and they did! I was very happy with their assistance with our move, and would recommend them to anyone looking for moving help! Thanks again guys!
Power house movers LLCPower house movers LLC
Chandler Z.
60/40 did a great job moving a 450 pound generator, no damage and working with them was quick and easy.
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had only a few items to move and the guys were careful and courteous. Price was reasonable. Overall I was satisfied. 4 stars.
Perfect Moving and CleaningPerfect Moving and Cleaning
Laura S.
Very pleased with how quickly they responded and scheduled our move. Their technique for protective wrapping was wonderful and ensured no damage to our piano. Would definitely recommend!
Specialty Moving SolutionsSpecialty Moving Solutions
Mark V.
Took great care of our items. Wrapped all furniture and art. Moved large furniture through small doorways and up steep stairs. Would definitely use again.
Perfect Moving and CleaningPerfect Moving and Cleaning
Taylor G.
They did a great job helping unload our u-haul. We needed to hire movers last minute that day and they were about to come out later that evening. Super affordable as well(:
Dad's Moving AmericaDad's Moving America
Heather B.
Classic Home Billards provided excellent service in moving a pool table that we purchased. They were very professional and meticulous in their work. They were knowledgeable and able to answer questions. I would highly recommend this company.
Classic Home BilliardsClassic Home Billiards
Tammara C.
When they arrived at my house they introduced themselves. Listened to our requests, worked a game plan and went right to work! Our furniture was incredibly heavy and the home we moved from was a small 2story with tight corners. Not a mark on the walls, or damage to our furniture. Amazing work!
All In MoversAll In Movers
Miki G.
I really appreciate the job my two movers did for me. Both the origin and final destination had stairs and they maneuvered them well. They were kind, courteous and professional. Also, as a single mother, my kids and I felt safe and appreciated the affordable value provided. Thank you!
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Dottie B.
They were late, not be a little but a lot. However, they gave me a discount for that. Packing up the truck went well, as they had extra help. When getting to our new home we had to wait 45 minutes in them to arrive. We came the long way, so I don't know what took them so long to arrive. This is why I'm only giving 3 stars.... Plus unpacking the truck did not go smoothly. They dropped my kids bikes, scrapped my new floors in a few places, left scraps on 2 walls, damaged 2 pieces of my furniture, and did not take directions well at all. None of the boxes got placed in the correct rooms. They just stacked them haphazardly anywhere. Most of the furniture we had to move ourselves, as they didn't place it correctly. The guys were quite personable, but you could tell this was their 2nd move of the day.
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
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