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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 Wilson movers
William B.
Get It Done movers are extremely pleasant, professional, and efficient movers. The care they placed in moving my mother's Grand Piano was phenomenal. Thank you thank you thank you again!
Get it done piano moversGet it done piano movers
Joe p.
Awesome movers highly recommended them
Adams moving & storageAdams moving & storage
Thumbtack Customer
The 3 movers arrived a bit late but hit the ground running to move my furniture to another location within same city. They were very professional and had positive attitude. Would use again.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Tasha R.
This was the best moving experience I've had. The team was polite and very professional. This family owned business will go very far and be blessed doing so. They took such great care of our items while never resting on the job. This move was done during hurricane Dorian and the wind and rain didn't slow them down, I was amazed that they continued. I would recommend this moving company to handle any and all moving needs you may have. I really appreciate the you guys. Thanks a million times again. The Rice Family
Victory Run Moving Delivery Courier, LLCVictory Run Moving Delivery Courier, LLC
Shelita R.
I had a sofa bed to move upstairs in an extra room in which the dimensions were rather tight to move. Mr Simmons kept working until the job was complete and I was satisfied. I would recommend and hire again.
S.O.S mobile repair and towing servicesS.O.S mobile repair and towing services
Lokeshwaran A.
They are very professional and did the job quickly. Worth to have their service for easy moving.
Quick and easy moversQuick and easy movers
Makinyula D.
Awesome group of movers Great dynamics and very professional! Great personalities... very satisfied
Faith and Glory MoversFaith and Glory Movers
Bob G.
On short notice this company came to the rescue. I would definitely recommend them for your moving needs.
Adams moving & storageAdams moving & storage
Jason S.
Team arrived right on time and worked quickly and efficiently. Could not believe how effortless the move was. No issues whatsoever. Great experience.
Dogwood Moving Co.Dogwood Moving Co.
Sandy H.
we were very pleased with the 4 men who showed up to move us. They worked hard and fast. I highly recommend them.
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
They were a little late but they showed up with a 3 man crew so it went faster than I expected. All 3 were courteous and worked well together. I would definitely use Joyful Movers again!
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Madiel R.
I had a great experience with this company. They were punctual and hard working, even when we threw them a wrench (bring stuff to storage and the condo). Anthony and Michael were really nice and helped us make the moving experience less stressful.
Raleigh Moving and Cleaning ProfessionalsRaleigh Moving and Cleaning Professionals
Thumbtack Customer
First, Joy was easy to work with and responded to emails quickly. I was moving to a different home in same zip code so I anticipated a quick move. I'd already packed items small enough to fit into boxes, and I moved the more fragile items and artwork the day before. The trucks arrived a bit late (trouble with one of them); but the supervisor was friendly, knowledgeable, and saw to the loading of the trucks himself. Extra men came because the weather folks forecast a hot day. Loading went pretty well. However, unloading could have gone better. Several boxes were taken to the wrong rooms, though they were labeled. One of the men had to be told 3 different times by 3 different people to take specific boxes from the garage to their proper locations before he complied. Even then I discovered later that not all the boxes were moved. The men could not locate the legs to the master bed, so it could not be set up before they left. I found the legs days later in a box that had nothing to do with the master bedroom. I also found scratches on some of my furniture that wasn't immediately apparent during the unloading due to the lateness of the day and the lack of good lighting in the new house. Yes, it was a hot day and it no doubt negatively affected the men's professionalism. Still... 3 stars.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Elaster and Byron gave me what I would call the perfect client experience! They were on time, cordial and very professional the whole move through. After I gave them a walk thru they took it from there. Very professional and many years of experience. You cannot go wrong with Elaster! I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
Moving servicesMoving services
Sherri R.
Walter was so wonderful to deal with. He answered all my questions, kept in contact with us, was extremely professional and courteous! His team arrived on time and worked diligently!! Keith, Salik, Mack and Treyvonn were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! I would recommend them highly if you need a hard working team to get the job done!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our move go so very smooth!!! You guys are the BEST!!
Branch Out Moving & DeliveryBranch Out Moving & Delivery
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